Hi everyone! I’m back today to show you how I decorated my month and weekly pages in the new Beautiful 16 Month Spiral Bound Planner with the Beautiful Collection.  I absolutely love anything spiral bound because I can fold it open on itself, so I am thrilled that Simple Stories is offering a Carpe Diem version of their own.
 
 
So when you open the planner, there’s a nice planner pocket already attached on the left side and I just filled it with my planner stickers and journaling cards.  I also glued on a couple of the floral Bits n’ Pieces to the pocket to make it more pretty.  On the right side is a “The Planner Belongs to..” page, but I wanted to dress it up with some of the 6x8 cardstock and the typewriter is from the 4x4 journaling elements cardstock.
 
 
 
For the monthly spread, all of the stickers are from the A5 Beautiful Sticker Tablet.  I love the sticker tablet in this collection because it really has a ton of functional stickers and icons, as well as a few sheets of decorative stickers.  To add some more color, I used the Black Speckle washi tape from the Bliss Collection the Dream Big washi tape from the Bloom collection in the monthly boxes.
 
 
 
On the weekly spread, I used the same stickers from the Beautiful Sticker Tablet and a few stickers from the Combo Cardstock Sticker Sheet, such as the typewriter and the scallop trim along the bottom of the pages.  
 
 
 
 
I hope you enjoyed having a look inside of the spiral bound planner and setup from the Beautiful Collection and I look forward to utilizing this gorgeous planner every week!

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Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog today, Chantalle with you today and I’d love to share some layouts that I have created using (the very aptly named) 'Beautiful’ collection. Two pages, each using the same collection and title, but one is for my friend and one is a beautiful reminder of special friendships that I enjoy. 
 
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I remember seeing these photos and asking if I could scrap them for my girlfriend. I just loved the tender family moments they captured and they go so perfectly with this line. The pretty foil accents in ‘Beautiful' also gave me the opportunity to have a play with some awesome Deco Foil products which I have been waiting to try out!
 
 
For the base, I’ve used one 12x12 sheet of ‘Be Amazing’ which has a subtle mint green and white polka dot print. I will also tell you that the reverse of this paper is so pretty, I got a spare to use for fussy cutting! I absolutely adore the combination of muted colours, foil and vintage florals in this collection. The bottom of the paper as some roses printed on it, which I have added to with some fussy cut florals from the paper mentioned above and also the same paper from the 6x8 Paper Pad. I’ve done this so I have a subtle variety of the same shapes in slightly different sizes.
 
 
As I mentioned, I used some Deco Foil products on this page, namely the Foam Adhesive and some gold foil. What I really like about this foil application is that you don’t need any laminators to apply the foil. It simply sticks to the foam with a gentle manual application. I wanted to create some small 3-dimensional accent stickers, so I peeled away some of the protective paper and applied some foil to the sticky area. I then punched through the foam with a small circle punch, and an eyelet punch.
 
 
Here you can see a couple of the little circles peeking out. I used gold foil to coordinate with the foiled Bits & Pieces and stickers I have used.
 
 
Another hint of gold was added with the help of my sewing machine and some gold multimedia thread.
 
 
I’ve added a bit of stitching to various size hearts to add interest. Machine stitching die cuts pieces together is a great way to get a shop bought look in no time at all! The large black pennant was from the ‘Beautiful’ 6x8 Paper Pad and serves as the title for the page.
 
 
There are lots of little elements going on in this page. Clear stickers, some die cut shapes, chipboard stickers and a few hints of lush gold and glossy enamel dots.
 
 
As a final finishing touch, I used my water brush pen to add some rosey hues to a few of the black and white flowers. It tied the photos in with the papers better and brought a touch of warm to the bottom half of the page. I really hope she likes it!
 
 
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This next page is for me to keep. I have shifted focus to some brighter notes and it amazes me how the same collection elements can create a totally different look.

The page also has the same title in the form of this fabulous large chipboard sticker. The ‘Beautiful’ chipboard stickers are a firm favourite!

The title cluster came together over a foiled floral base. I liked the idea of using some more florals, so I used my Silhouette Cameo together with a cut file from Just Nick Studio and some Deco Foil Peel ’n Stick Toner Sheets. These sheets can be laid directly on to your Silhouette cutting mat. I used a blade setting of 5 and cut on a slow speed of 2. It cut beautifully! I then popped some pretty Pink Melon Deco Foil over the toner area and placed it inside some wax paper (supplied with the product.) I set my Minc machine to a low heat similar to a laminator and then ran the die cut shape through it. Perfect foil application! 

The pink really brings the black and white shades to life! The bunch of flowers have been fussy cut from the ‘Beautiful’ 6x8 Paper Pad. This size pad is brilliant as it can be used with planners as well as smaller projects. A few other embellishments add interest and movement, like the sweet feather stickers (4x6 Stickers Sheets) and the Clear Stickers.

For a bit of element play, I have also stamped some simple feather shapes on to the spotty ‘Follow Your Heart’ paper, again from the 6x8 Pad. I like the fact that the spot matches but is ever so slightly different in size. It helps the feathers stand out and blend in if you know what I mean!

A bit of misty droplets and some golden thread finish off this page, which I just adore.

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Hi everyone, it’s Kelly here and today I want to show you last month’s setup in my planner using a fun floral theme. My design team box full with new Carpe Diem Planner goodies came and when I saw the new A5 ‘Cream Blossom’ planner I was instantly in love. The floral pattern on the outside is amazing and I decided to move my August planner pages from my Blush planner to this new one.

This month I started by decorating the ‘This Month’ page. I bought a new set of floral punches and had to use them on the gorgeous scrapbook papers from the ‘Faith’ collection. I punched a LOT of flowers and decorated the page leaving enough room to write down my monthly goals and important appointments later.

I created a fun extra ‘To Do’ page by punching holes in one of the papers from the 6x8 paper pad, and decorated it with a notecard and some more flowers and diecut butterflies. Because who doesn’t love butterflies, right?

Now it is time to fill in some important due dates, goals and ofcourse to do’s. I normally only write with black or blue ballpoint pens, but I thought let’s switch it up a little and use some colored pens to make it even more colorful.

I tucked in a few of the notecards and decorative pieces from the ‘Faith’ collection in the planner pockets.

When decorating my weekly spreads, I always start by putting a washitape border over the holes and repunching the holes using the Carpe Diem punch. Next, I write in the weekday numbers and start decorating by using more washitape, stickers and decorative bits. After the page is fully decorated I fill in my to do’s for the day with a black ballpoint pen.

As you may have noticed, this entire month I used the same scrapbook collection and same little punched flowers in my planner spreads. Underneath the flowers I used a few colors of distress ink and applied them with a blending tool (I am not a mixed media expert, but I love the little extra color on the page).

Here I have made a fun little extra insert using a light pink 4x6 card. I punched three holes and decorated it with some more punched floral pieces, a few enamel dots and the diecut word ‘Lovely’. On the back, I adhered a clear pocket and tucked in a washi sample card.

Besides the punched floral pieces I also made a few diecut butterflies that match the theme of the month. I finished these pages with some layered box and icon stickers.

I usually leave some empty space in my pages to write down some memories or last minute (urgent) to do’s.

For the last weekly spread I thought it would be fun to cluster a lot of punched floral pieces on the right side. It turned out quite busy but I love looking at it!

On the back of the last weekly insert page there was a blank notes page. I decorated the page with the word ‘September’, some washitape and box stickers. On this page I can write down things and appointments I need to remember in September!

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog about my August planner pages and it got you inspired to use your scrapbook papers to decorate your own planner.

Have a nice day and for more inspiration you can look through my planner Instagram account: createplannernl (https://www.instagram.com/createplannernl).

 

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Hello friends!  Jennifer on the blog today to share some pages I created with the new Vintage Blessings collection!  It's almost fall time where I live and I will tell you this is my favorite time of the year! The air is more crisp and the leaves are beginning to turn colors!  It also means beautiful fall colored scrapbook papers!  :)  Vintage Blessings has delicate, warm colors that are inviting and remind you of all of the fall themed activities!  Like most Simple Stories collections, you can use this line for just about any theme! 

For my first layout "Blessings", I wanted to scrap a favorite photo from one of our fall traditions: homecoming!  I started with a kraft background and utilized the many beautiful patterns of Vintage Blessings!  I love using my Silhouette to use Simple Stories cut files that are available in shop!  I cut four small circles of the "Wreath" cut file (#214849) from the So Thankful sheet.  I adhered them randomly on my page allowing portions to "hang off" the cardstock.Layouts with Vintage 

I stitched through each of the circles with my sewing machine and then added die cuts from the Bits and Pieces pack as well stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet. I love all of the dainty little embellishments that are a part of the Simple Stories collections! 

For my title, I used the "blessed" sentiment on the Combo Sticker Sheet popping it up with foam tape. I also love the smaller quote cards that are in the Bits and Pieces pack! Here, I added one to accent my title as well as one of the floral clusters.  The Combo Sticker Sheet also includes many colorful sentiment stickers such as the "making memories" one I used on my page.  

How adorable is this die cut branch and bird from the Bits and Pieces pack?  I adhered them off the top edge of my photo to make a cute accent!  This would also be perfect to use on a card! 

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For my second layout "I Love Autumn", I scrapped another fall family tradition! When our kids were little, they LOVED jumping in a big pile of leaves!  Luckily, we lived in an older neighborhood and we had to do a lot of raking! I created a semi grid layout clustering my photos together.  I also used a strip of the multi-colored houses of Home Sweet Home along with the yellow plaid of So Very Blessed.  

On my smaller square, I backed the gorgeous bird print of Gather Together onto one of the 4x4 Elements. This is a great way to utilize the Element Cards if you aren't doing pocket scrapbooking.  I then clustered my embellishments using both stickers and pieces from the 6x12 Chipboard.  I love the smaller fall colored leaves to use as accents.  

Vintage Blessings doesn't disappoint with the washi tape!  How gorgeous is the blue on the Grateful Washi?  I used a strip at the top of one of my photos and layered stickers on top.  

The Bits and Pieces pack has many journaling spots such as this "blessed" circle!  I adhered mine to the top of my photo to document the date as well as add a cute acorn and bakers twine.  

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you will check out Vintage Blessings in its entirety on the Products page as well as the rest of the new collections!  Have a great day!

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Hello friends! Linsey here today and I'm so happy to be sharing my latest home décor project with you! I've used the new Beautiful collection to create some pretty wall art, desk organization and altered clipboard pieces. This is one of those collections that becomes a staple in your crafting because it is so versatile and just like its name says, so beautiful. I really enjoyed creating this ensemble and I hope you like it too!

 

 

I love how easy it is to create shabby-chic sophistication with this collection. It has lovely pastel shades of pink and green, mixed with pops of black and gold. Floral, polka dots, stripes...this one has it all and I'm absolutely enamored with it. As you can see, it's a breeze making beautiful wall art with this collection. Just pick your papers, fit into pretty frames--done! There is so much gorgeousness going on, my only issue was trying to narrow down which papers to use since I love them all.

 

 

I had never altered a clipboard before and I think it might be my new favorite! It is almost too easy and once again, these papers are the star of the show! It's fun to get creative with clipboards, like adding a row of scrumptious mulberry flowers or delicate lace along the top. The Beautiful Combo Stickers are perfect for decorating and adding even more charm to any piece. 

 

 

I wanted a few organizational items for my writing desk, so I made a mini mason jar cubby trio, which is great for storing pens, small die cuts and chipboard, lace trims, and other small embellishments. I also covered a vanilla candle with pretty patterned paper and an inspiring die cut. The candle was beyond easy to spruce up and would make a great little gift as well. I see myself doing plenty more of them. 

 

 

Another very easy and inexpensive way to make desktop organization is by using food cardboard boxes, like cereal boxes. Simply cut it, cover it and decorate to your hearts content. Here, I made a small holder for my 4x6 sticker sheets.

 

 

The designs in the 6x8 Paper Pad are too beautiful to pass up. A few of them were born to be framed and that's exactly what came of them. A vintage mint typewriter with black/white florals and pink marble--yes, please! Here's a closer look....

 

 

This sweet vintage bicycle with a basket full of flowers was a no brainer--it had to be framed and displayed. Add a bit more interest and personality to a framed piece with little embellishments, like enamel dots and mini flowers. Extra details always make something look even more special and unique. 

 

 

And that's all for me! I hope you've enjoyed my showcase featuring the Beautiful collection and feel inspired to create some of your own DIY home décor/organizational pieces! Thanks so much for visiting!  Happy crafting! 

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Hello Everyone! Have you seen the new Black Bloom Personal Size Planner? I am in love. The flowers are so pretty. I was really excited to set her up. I decided to use some of the Hello Lovely papers.

 
 
The Planner Inserts came with the acetate that has "Hello Today" in gold. It looks so beautiful already that I didn't even have to make my own dashboard. 
 
 
I cut up the 12x12 cardstock with the 3x4 journaling cards and put them in my planner pockets.
 
 
My Weekly Layout for the 2nd week of September. 
 

 
 
No Washi Tape? No Problem!
Have you ever paid attention to the extra strip that comes with the 12x12 cardstock? Well I didn't want to waste them. So I want to share with you how I saved it and used it as a washi.

I cut them out as I normally would to get rid of the extra strips. I then saved the strip with the design on it.

 
I then used the strips on each side of the page. I placed them where I normally would use washi tapes. I also inked the edges. 
 
 

 
Monthly Layout for September. I'm so used to the big boxes on the monthly in my A5 planner that it took me a little while to adjust to the smaller boxes. 
 
 
 
I love how the box stickers from the Bloom Mini Sticker Tablets fits perfectly. 
 
 
I used small number stamps with black ink to add the dates.

 
Monthly Overview and Reminders for this month. I love making lists to remind me what I need to do in order to make our vacation come true.
 
 
Here I used one of the sticky notes and stuck it in the back of the monthly page. I think it adds a little decor on this empty page.

September 7 is my husband's Birthday. I am planning his special day. Writing them down in my planner helps me remember things that I need to get done before his birthday.

 
I love layering the stickers as you can see here. 

I need to make my plans happen!
 
 
Thank you for stopping by the blog. I hope you like the new personal size planners. See you next month.

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Hello Simple Stories fans! It's Lisa Dickinson here today, and I'm excited to share some new layouts with you featuring two new lines from Simple Stories, Very Merry and Oh What Fun!

When it comes to inspiration for my scrapbook layouts, I have numerous go-to sources. From Pinterest boards to billboards, magazine ads to menus, clothing catalogs to car brochures, I can often find art elements to replicate on my pages. But sometimes inspiration is more easily found - like in the scrapbook product right in front of you!

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For the Christmas-y page below I was inspired by the packaging on the new Very Merry Collection Kit. The vertical snippets of patterned papers perfectly displayed the array of colors and patterns and inspired me to do a similar treatment in my design.

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I simply cut eight 1.5" wide pieces of paper and arranged them across the bottom of my layout, much like they were set up on the packaging.

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After topping the patterned strips with a paper ribbon & twine, I layered a few tags and ephemera below the bow to serve as both my embellishments and title.

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It was a page that came together quickly without a lot of fuss, thanks largely to the inspiration provided by the packaging!

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On another page, I took a cue from the 3x4 Elements paper in the Oh What Fun line and printed my photos the same size (3x4). This made it easy to arrange a page design using alternating photos and journal cards:

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To help my title stand out, I cut out the "Oh What Fun!" circle from a larger (4x6) journal card and mounted it with foam adhesive. The circular shape helps soften all the straight lines in this design, and the bold black & white really pops off the page.

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I typed my journaling on another 3x4 block and embellished it with a simple sticker across the top edge.

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A bit of baker's twine, a few chipboard snowflakes, and some white brads are all that was needed to complete the page. 

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So the next time you're stumped by how to begin a page, look no further than your scrap table. You just might find inspiration in your favorite scrapbooking products!

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Hi Simple Stories fans!  It's Traci and I'm back to share a new Sn@p album with you.  More importantly, have you seen the new Vintage Blessings collection??!  Oh .. my ... goodness I LOVE it!  It's a great combo of vintage, family, home, and fall ... and the colors are awesome!  I had so much fun documenting a trip we took in Fall 2015.  

The cover and first page may not look like "travel" themes, but I didn't really want them to.  This trip was about our time together, celebrating life, and touring a beautiful home ... the Vintage Blessing collection worked perfectly.

My husband took me on a weekend trip to Asheville, NC for my birthday.  We stayed at the Grove Park Inn and got tickets to the Biltmore Estate and a Segway tour of the grounds.

 

The Grove Park Inn was gorgeous ... decorated for the holidays with huge fireplaces, candles, and lots of beautiful Christmas trees. The stickers sum it up perfectly :)

Our segway tour on Saturday afternoon was tons of fun.  We had never done this before but our little adventure turned us into Segway tour junkies ... now we do one on every trip we take!
 
 

I think the little houses and vintage tea cups in this line are so cute...perfect for my tour of a beautiful old estate home.

 

Have fun using Vintage Blessings for all of your fall, family, heritage, and everyday memories this season!  It's truly a beautiful collection ... happy crafting!

 

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Hi again, I'm back, as promised with part two of my blog looking at how I have used the new Vintage Blessings collection in my planner.  If you missed part one, you can see it here.

As you know I enjoy setting up my planners to be completely unique to me, I like to fill the pockets with my own style of decoration and make my own dashboard (decorative first page) and dividers.

It's so easy to make your own dividers, I simply use an original insert as a template, draw around and cut out. I think I've mentioned before how I use scissors but you can use a trimmer to speed things up, and then I punch the holes with the CarpeDiem A5 hole punch. I make all the dividers before I begin to decorate.

My 'style' changes frequently but at the moment I'm very into adding faux stitching, I use a black ink pen to roughly draw around pretty much everything & anything to make it 'pop'.

The Vintage Blessings collection is full of these gorgeous house images, so I just had to fussy cut some out to use on my dividers, to give a 'picture' like feel I've also used a cloud punch and dotted these around, again using the faux stitching which I think gives almost a quilted feel! 

I like to layer as much as I can on my dividers using papers, doilies, washi tape and ephemera, you can see in these pictures how I build the scene with lots and lots of layers. 

The different paper layers can be torn, cut neatly and even roughed up using the edge of your scissors, this gives such a great texture! 

Using the cut apart elements from the 12x12 collection pack gives you plenty of 'quotes' to use and I do enjoy cutting out words from the element pieces to use as word strips. 

Chipboard pieces are perfect to add depth to your dividers, I also get this effect by adding sticky foam to the backs of stickers to lift and add dimension.

Shaped punches for me are a fabulous way to use every last scrap of my papers, you can see in the picture above where I have used a large circle punch, halved each circle and built up a pretty scalloped edge, and yes once again I've used plenty of faux stitching, but how well does that work with the semi circles of doily, it gives a real homemade, make do and mend feel! 

Finally I'll just show you this little page marker I made by chopping up a pocket page, punching holes, the holes are slightly lower so the top sits proud of the the pages. These are great fun to make, and a perfect way to use up any scraps of paper you may have left.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing how I've used the Vintage Blessings collection to make homemade dividers and that it's given you the confidence to make your own, you really can't go wrong!

Until next time if you would like to see more of my projects then please pop over to my Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/heartsbyemma

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Hello. It's Lisa here with you today.   I am scrapbooking two different types of adventure using two different collections - Cabin Fever and Old School.
 
I'm starting off with the Cabin Fever collection and using a photo from a Disneyworld visit. This was a trip to Animal Kingdom. These papers work so well with this park. I love being able to adapt collections to fit my photos.  
 
 
 
I've used a few of the Element Papers here. Cutting them out to embellish and title my page.  This one here is made up of two of the Element papers that I've cut out and layered.
 
 
I've created a little cluster here at the bottom using a mixture of stickers from the 12x12 sticker sheet, the set of 4x6 stickers and also some of the Bit and Pieces.
 
 
I used one of the coordinating papers ' Adventure Awaits' as inspiration for my title. 
 
 
 
I really like the look of all these words on this paper and decided to create a title in this style.  So I used this paper here....
 
 
 
 
 I took the Element with 'Happy Place' and separated the 'this is our' and then individually cut the letters from 'happy place' out to use side by side for my title. This worked really well.  It was a really fun page to create.
 
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The next one is a completely different type of adventure. More of a life adventure. My daughter finished school this Summer, so the 'Old School' collection was perfect to document this.
 
 
For me the journaling was very important on this one, so I made sure I left plenty of space to write. I also wanted a lot more white space on this project so I focused my design within the second half of the 12x12 cardstock in order to create this cleaner look.
 
 
I had so much fun with the chalkboard style paper. I cut out lots of pieces and used these to embellish sticking them down with 3D foam tape.
 
   
 
 
I also used the 6x12 Sticker Set on my page. This 'school' stickers worked great as a title.
 
  
And nothing goes to waste. I even used the Simple Stories Strip here. I thought this wording of this paperline was very fitting for my page, so rather than trimming it off, I kept it in tact.
 
It's always fun to document adventures and even more fun when some time later you look back on them.   What adventures will you be scrapbooking next??? 

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I can’t believe we are in September. What a wonderful way to start off a new Month and a new week, with the new mint Vintage Floral Personal Planner and the Beautiful collection. It’s a perfect pairing.

I started this month by making personal size planner bookmarks. I chose the Shine Brigh and Follow your heart, because it went so well with the dividers inside the planner.

Next I made a dashboard and filled my pockets with the beautiful bits & pieces and I laminated the beautiful collection stickers and made paperclips. My favorite part of the collection is the hint of black and gray with gold over mint green! It makes me want to run to Starbucks and grab a Chocolate Peppermint Mocha. Can you see the cutest little coffee cups in the pockets! In love.

I had a blast decorating and embellishing my Monthly Calendar for September . I used the Dream Big Washi Tape and Create Beauty Washi Tape.  It made the perfect addition to my view before the Pen. Thank you to everyone who took the time to stop by the blog. The New Carpe Diem Planners are perfection!

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Hi everyone! It’s Tara from Secretbees StudioHave I mentioned that I love decorating for Halloween?! Well I do and I have another fabulous project showcasing the beautiful and spooky 'Spellbound' Simple Set.

 

 

I just love it when a paper collection isn't all cute-sy and sweet and this one is perfect for Halloween with dark, rich colors and creepy images!  Plus, the stickers included are freaky too and I knew they would look awesome in a Halloween shadowbox!

 

 

This shadowbox is about 6 inches square and has great little cubbies just waiting to be filled up and decorated. The large cubby is the main attraction and I wanted to give it lots of depth and dimension. I used a piece of the 'Something Wicked' paper to create the background and then used the tree branch sticker to create depth and give the spooky spider something to hang from. I propped the frame  up and layered more sinister 'Spellbound' stickers with it. If you look closely, you can see that I added a tiny purple gem to the eyeball and some jewel drops to the potion in the bottle!

 

 

Each of the smaller squares features layered pieces of the other patterned papers and are all topped with small square stickers from the collection! I popped up different parts in each square for more dimension and added a couple of small gems to the spider and web.

 
 
 
 
I didn't want to pass up using the great 'Happy Halloween' sticker that is included on the sticker sheet! I applied the bottom half to a folded piece of patterned paper, leaving the top portion of the words free. I adhered the paper to the top of the shadowbox and added in one small word sticker as well! Such a perfect addition to my scary Halloween decor! Thanks for visiting the blog!
 

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Hi there!  Nathalie with you today  bringing you a few layouts created with the new and gorgeous "BEAUTIFUL" collection.  I am in love with this collection!  It is so easy to work with, and all the designs are perfect to document all those beautiful people in your lives.  I think the title says it all the collection is:  "Beautiful, indeed!"

Let me share with you a few layouts that I hope that inspire you, too:

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It seems like my kids are growing faster than I would like them to  ;( -sad emoji-,  and with each passing day, I see how rapidly they are letting go of my hand.  So I set out to create a page about my daughter, and her ever changing youth.

I was inspired by the small doodled flowers in the collection to create a  floral background for this layout.  Since I love cut files, I pulled the Behold Beauty file from Just Nick Studio to create the large cut out used behind the picture, as the flowers reminded me of the ones in this collection.  A little bit of mixed media using the blush color of the paper bring out the details of the flowers in this page.

To create the background of this page, i cut two strips of paper from the "BeAmazing" paper -i made sure to save the floral edge for a future project.  The b-sides of the papers in this collection are just as beautiful, so I glued the two strips so that both sides of the paper will show onto white cardstock.   Then trimmed the entire mat, and glued it to the b side of "Simply Wonderful Paper".  A bit of mixed media was then added to the page.

While the mixed media dried, I backed the cut file with pink and white vellum.   Using a punch, I created the butterflies for this layout.  I  used a combination of papers from the 6x8 paper pad to obtain the cut outs, and stitched them together.  

Then it came time to embellish the layout.   So I searched for all the doodle flowers available in the collection's coordinating embellishments, and used them to create 3 clusters on the page.   The clear gold stickers worked seamlessly in the background as they mixed nicely with the watercolor background.  

All the coordinating stickers, and sentiments in the sticker sheets are perfect to layer, and cluster around the pictures.   I had to restrain myself from adding more stickers to the clusters, instead, I found the black die cut "BeYouTiful" that serves as the title for this page.  Here is a look at the final page:

Aren't the colors and embellishments in this collection just Beautiful!  They are soft, and bold at the same time, but perfect for my teen daughter.

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This second project is all about my little cousin (she was named after me!), and she is also growing up so fast, and we only get to see her when we visit our family in Ecuador, so it is easy to see how much she has changed, and I wanted to document her as she enter into her tween years.

This page started with the large heart in  background.  I drew two parallel hearts in a piece of white cardstock, and cut the edges of both hearts so that they formed a hollowed out heart.  For the background of this layout, I used one of the papers in the High Style Paper pad -that matched the colors of the Beautiful collection-, so i searched on my stash for some thin crochet yarn that matched the paper's color, and used it to wrapped the entire heart cut out.

Once the heart was completely covered in yarn, I  cut a large heart out of the mint marbled paper from the 6x8 paper pad -using the wrapped cut out as a template-, and glued it to the back of the hear cut out.  I used hot glue to attached this piece to the mat ( as i wanted to completely secure it).  

There are so many floral motives in this collection, so I used a pair of fine scissors to fussy cut them from different papers, and also to trim the white edges from the stickers and die cut pieces -this allows for the flowers to mixed together without much space between them-.   I used a large number of them to layer behind the top of the heart and picture, along with some of the stickers and die cuts from this collection (there are so many to chose from)

The die cuts in this collection are just so beautiful, that i had to use them to create the title of this page.   I affixed the two die cuts at the bottom of the heart, and added a few of the floral motives behind the words.  The balloons sticker adds the little bit of whimsy to the page.

I love the end result of this page.  It has texture, softness, and lots of flowers...what is there not to love!!

I  hope these inspire you to create beautiful pages about all those special people in your life.  Trust me, once you receive the new Simple Stories BEAUTIFUL collection, you will also be looking at those special pictures to document.  AS always, let me know if you have any questions on how these came together.  

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

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Hi there, it's Emma here to share with you the utterly beautiful new collection, Vintage Blessings. Well, where on earth do I start?? I know every time I say how fabulous the collection I'm showing you is, and that, let me tell you is what I adore about Simple Stories, but, this collection, oh my word, I have had so much fun!! You may have noticed that this blog is titled 'Part One', I have done so much using Vintage Blessings that I've had to make it into a two parter! 

As I always do, I cut out all the cut a parts from the 12 x 12 paper pack and placed them in a container along with the stickers, chipboard stickers, bits & pieces and a selection of co ordinating washi tapes, this is so I have everything at hand.

Decorating the pockets was so much fun, I picked out a few items from the Reset Girl collection too which I thought went well, love how the colours work so nicely together in the Ballerina CarpeDiem planner. 

Just look how cute these little birdies are, you'll find them popping up throughout the Vintage Blessings collection. I've used two of the chipboard birds to make into paperclips, I love how they sit proudly at the top of my pages! 

A super easy way to make dividers for your planner is to use the 6 x 8 paper pad, using the CarpeDiem punch you simply choose the picture you want, punch the holes and away you go! You can use paperclips at the side or top of each divider if you don't want to have to add tabs to them. 

Next month in the second part of my Vintage Blessings blog I'm going to take a much closer look at divider making, I can't wait to show you!

Here's a pocket divider I have made, I thought the houses were just so gorgeous that I had to use them everywhere! I fussy cut these out so they sit prettily at the top of the pocket. 

I used some journaling cards from the reset girl collection which I snipped the top corners off, punched a hole and attached some twine, to make a set of tags to fit in the pocket. These can be used for anything you fancy, journaling, list making or even to store some washi on.

Along with decorating my pages with the stickers I also enjoy cutting up bits from the papers and making little flags and banners, you can see here how I've done that and then used a black fine ink pen to draw around the edges for a faux stitching effect. I do this a lot, you've probably noticed! 

This is how I decorated my August monthly pages, I've used washi, stickers and again I've also cut up pieces from the 12 x 12 papers to fill some of the boxes. 

I hope you've enjoyed seeing the first look at how I've used the Vintage Blessings collection, I do hope you'll join me next month for a closer look. Until then, if you would like to see more of my projects then please pop over to my Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/heartsbyemma

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The vintage florals paired with gold foil accents, pretty pastels & marvelous marble patterns of our new Beautiful collection create a luxurious canvas for your most precious photos and memories.  Take an up close look at some of the gorgeous products from the collection & inspiring projects from our creative team!

When it comes to paper crafting, it’s all about the paper, right?!  Regardless of what crafty project you’re working on with the Beautiful collection – wedding, baby, planner dividers or just the everyday - paper is the perfect starting point.  These are some of the Beautiful favorites we’re mooning over, and judging by the speed at which they’re leaving our warehouse, it looks like they’re some of YOUR favorites too!

Washi tape, stickers and new planners – OH MY!  With the Beautiful scrapbook & Carpe Diem planner collections you’re sure to find just what you need to add a gorgeous touch to all of your projects.

From layouts, to cards to planners, you’ll see the beauty in everything you create with this stunning new collection.  Speaking of paper crafting & planning, here are a few projects to get you inspired to document your plans and memories with the ones you love. 

Be sure to check out & follow our Beautiful Pinterest board for more Beautiful inspiration now & in the future!

Hello Friends! It's Kristine Davidson here today ;) I am here to share 2 layouts using the NEW simple set OLD SCHOOL. It was perfect for a few recent photos of my niece and nephew. Getting back to school is such a big event. I remember those new school supplies. I loved them!  
 
This first layout is called Grow Learn Discover. 

I used the 4x6 journal element and cut it up to create my title. No hard decisions or doubts about a title. Nice and Easy! The one thing I really don't fuss over too much is a title. I usually find inspiration from a sticker or diecut from the kit. This was no exception. 

 
As you can see from the element sheet - I cut out the clock, Used a 3x4 card to add details to my page. This is a simple set collection and you get 2 sheets of 3 papers and a sticker sheet. So you make the kit last by using some elements from one single sheet! GENIUS! Not really, but it does help add details to your layout ;) 
 
 
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My second layout is called Back 2 School
 
Time for my niece to head off to grade 9. I still can't believe she's 14 and will probably be driving a car in 2 years. OYE! 


 

This layout was created on a 12x12 piece of black cardstock and I wanted to had some white. Instead of using white as my base I layered it with a patterned paper and the black cardstock. I find it breaks it up as I used some neutral colors for my die cuts. I still added dimensional adhesive and created my layers. 

I still have a few pieces of scrap paper left from this collection - enough to create a card or two for those teachers ;) 
 
I hope you feel inspired to create today and perhaps we'll see your " Old School " layouts on social media! Tag us @SimpleStories_ and of course you can come follow me @KristineDavidson 
 
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Hello Friends! It’s Dorymar back on the blog today to share a beautiful 4x6 Sn@p Album I designed with the stunning Hello Lovely Simple Set. I fell in love with this collection as soon as I saw it: flowers, hearts, different shades of pink, all working beautifully together! Our family is still enjoying the summer outdoors and had the opportunity to visit a beautiful flower park with my girls. This collection was perfect to document our memories there so here is my colorful project! 

¡Saludos a todos! Dorymar por aquí en el blog para compartirles un hermoso Sn@p Album 4 x 6 con la maravillosa colección, Hello Lovely. Quedé enamorada cuando vi la colección: flores, corazones, diferentes tonos de color rosado, todo trabaja perfectamente en conjunto. Nuestra familia sigue disfrutando del verano y las actividades al aire libre, entre estas actividades, mis chicas y yo tuvimos la oportunidad de visitar un hermoso parque de flores. ¡Esta colección era perfecta para documentar nuestros recuerdos allí! ¡Aquí les presento un proyecto muy colorido!

To design the cover, I used the Simple Stories "Hello Lovely" Silhouette cut file. I cut it into the Deco Foil Toner Sheets and then, with the laminator, I placed the Pink Melon transfer sheets and gave it that metallic, beautiful, and bright touch. 

Para diseñar la portada utilicé el archivo de Simple Stories para cortar de Silhouette “Hello Lovely”, lo corté en las Hojas de Tóner de Deco Foil y luego con la laminadora, coloqué la hoja de transferencia de color Melón Rosado y le dio ese toque metálico, brillante muy hermoso.

I love the pockets of Carpe Diem planners, so I decided to create some pockets like those using solid cardstock and I covered them with the beautiful "So Very Lovely” and “Fab-YOU-lous” papers. As an insert, I used 3 x 4 journaling cards from the collection. 

Me encantan los bolsillos de las agendas de Carpe Diem, por lo que decidí crear unos bolsillos similares a los que traen estas hermosas agendas. Para esto creé con cardstock sólido bolsillos los cuales forré con los hermosos papeles “So Very Lovely” y “Fab-YOU-lous”. Como insert utilicé las tarjetas para journal 3 x 4 de la colección.

I used the SN@P! Album pages and papers from the collection to create pockets, tags, flaps make the album interactive and fun. I love finding pockets and items inside my projects, I think it’s super fun! 

Utilicé las páginas del Sn@p Album y con los papeles de la colección hice bolsillos, tags, flaps para darle ese toque interactivo y divertido. A mí me encanta encontrar bolsillos y elementos en mis proyectos. ¡Me parece super divertido!

To highlight the divisions, I used the "die cuts stickers" and flowers from the "So Very Lovely" paper sheet. They are super adorable! 

Para resaltar las divisiones utilicé los “die cuts stickers” y flores del papel “So Very Lovely”. ¡Son super adorables!

I love paper clips so I created several using a circle cutter to make the bases and then decorated them with the collection’s die cuts stickers. 

Me encantan las presillas de papel, así que he creado varias, utilicé un cortador de círculo para hacer las bases y luego los decoré con los hermosos “die cuts stickers” de la colección.

I like to give an interactive tone & feel to my projects, so between the divisions I inserted pages of different sizes. In addition, I continued playing with the Simple Stories Silhouette cut files, together with the Thermoweb Deco Foil toner sheets and foil transfer sheets, to give color & shine to my titles. I love it! Working with them is super fun! 

Me gusta darles ese tono interactivo a mis proyectos, por eso entre las divisiones inserté páginas de diferentes tamaños. En adición, seguí jugando con los archivos de corte de Simple Stories de la Silhoutte y en conjunto con las hojas de tóner y las hojas de transferencia de Deco Foil pude darles ese toque de color y brillo a las páginas. ¡Definitivamente me encantan! ¡Trabajar con ellos es super divertido!

Here you can observe in detail the beauty of these products. 

Aquí puedes observar en detalle, lo hermoso de estos productos.

On these pages, I used the 3 x 4 and 4 x 6 journaling cards from the Journaling Card Elements Paper. I had fun layering the Sn@p pages with the die cuts stickers and the Simple Stories Silhouette's cut files. The combination of all these beautiful products is fantastic! 

En estas páginas utilicé las tarjetas para journal 3 x 4 y 4 x 6 del papel Journaling Card Elements. Resaltando los colores de las páginas del Sn@p con los die cuts stickers y los archivos de corte de Simple Stories de la Silhoutte. ¡La combinación de todos estos hermosos productos es fantástica!

So here it is! I hope you have enjoyed this project as much as I did and that it will inspire you to create with the new Hello Lovely collection and other Simple Stories products. Keep preserving your memories!   Have a great week! Blessings! 

¡Así que aquí esta! Espero que hayas disfrutado de este proyecto tanto como lo hice yo y que te inspirare a crear con la nueva colección Hello Lovely y otros productos de Simple Stories. ¡Continúen preservando sus recuerdos!   ¡Pasen una feliz semana! ¡Bendiciones! 

Don’t forget to visit the Deco Foil website to learn more about these fantastic products!

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Good morning! Nicole here today to share some inspiration using lots of florals! I am slightly obsessed with all floral patterns right now and it's a good thing that there are so many pretty floral patterns to be found in the Simple Stories collections. I hope to inspire you to dig into those floral patterned papers and get creative!
 
 
My first project is a literal interpretation of using floral patterns - I diecut some flowers on my digital die cut machine from some great floral patterns in the Faith collection.  I just love the pretty mix of pinks, teal and golden yellow and when trimmed down to floral shapes, they look pretty awesome!
 
 
I wanted to add some stems to my flowers, so I simply stapled on some natural twine and then added some loops and tucked them behind the flower shapes. I finished things off with a simple diecut title, some buttons and some great Simple Stories stickers on the flowers.
 
 
My next project uses lots of the floral patterns in a less obvious way. Using florals makes patterned paper mixing easy  as there is a collection of color choices already done for you! 
 
 
I diecut some pie chart shapes and used the floral paper in this case to fill in the design. I was able to add in variations of color and pattern by using the simple pie chart shape to hold it all together. Look  how lovely all those pretty floral patterns look mixed together, but it's not overwhelming either!
 
 
I couldn't resist a diecut title with more floral patterns and added in some neutral letters stickers to finish off my title and then added in some stickers and enamel dots to complete the page.
 

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