Planner-lovers, cardmakers and scrapbookers alike would love to receive a handy "Journal Card Portfolio" such as this!  Shellye McDaniel here with a fun spin on the traveler's notebook to create this unique gifting project.

To begin with the cover: I started with an 8.5"X11" piece of double-sided patterned paper and Scotch laminator with a laminating sheet.  After lamination, I scored the piece at 5" and 6" and folded along the lines.  Next, I used an 1/8" hole punch to make two holes at the top and bottom of the "spine". The holes were then threaded with a piece of 20mm white elastic cording and tied to create two loops for holding the inserts.  I also punched a hole in the middle of the spine and made a loop of elastic to make the closure band. 

For the two inserts: eight sheets of heavyweight cardstock (I used Neenah cardstock), were cut to 9.75"X8", scored in the middle and folded.  The sheets were then divided into two sections so that four sheets were in each.  

I crafted a cover for each section by covering a sheet of the heavyweight cardstock with patterned paper.  The two sections were divided into January through June and July through December, so I used the "Best Year Ever Stamps" to identify these months.  To color in the stampings, I used Sharpie markers!

Finally for the decorating and organizing of each of the pages! First, I cut apart ALL of the journal cards from the "Best Year Ever Essential Collection Kit" and corner rounded all of the edges (optional). To each of the "right-sided" pages, I added a pocket by using one of the 4X6 journal cards and scoring at 3/4" on the sides and bottom and then attaching with adhesive tape.  The front of the pockets were embellished with various stickers, die-cuts and pocket squares.  

On the left-hand side of the pages I actually used the leftover strip (from the top of each 12X12 paper) to create a vertical pop of color and then topped it with the month's sticker.  Finally, I tucked in all of the cards to the premade pockets and used the elastic closure to neatly hold the pages together!

Thank you for joining me today!

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Hello Simple Stories friends! It’s Jen today with a peek inside my 2020 Best Year Ever SN@P! Album. The Best Year Ever Collection is one that I quickly fell in love with – there are so many fun, bright elements that I could not wait to get my hands on. In keeping with the colorful theme of the collection, I decided to use the Yellow Stripe 6 x 8 Designer Binder with an eclectic cover that I created using the tear strips from each month’s patterned paper.

To make the cover, I sewed each of the tear strips to a piece of cardstock that I glued to the cover of the album. The title and stickers came from the Combo Stickers included with the collection and the 4 x 6 Sticker Book. I can honestly say that never have I ever used so many stickers!

One of my favorites from the collections is the stamps. Inside the cover, I created a title page using a piece of transparency paper cut to size. Rather than stamp one month at a time, I placed all of them on my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform and stamped in one simple step. Once the ink was dry, I machine stitched a border around them and placed the sticker sentiments above and below. I did place white cardstock behind the page so it is easier to see in the photo.

Next, I created a couple of inserts to add variety to the album. For the first insert, I used the packaging from the Collection Kit and cut a strip that includes each of the monthly patterns for January thought June. I embellished this with stickers that correspond with each of the months.

For the next insert, I used the January patterned paper with a SNAP Card. I kept the embellishments light on this one with a just a few stickers.

The first January page uses a bit of paint and ink with the stamps and Speckle Dot Stencil. First, I added the blue paint to white cardstock, went over that with green ink using the stencil, and finally stamped down the page.

For added texture, I machine stitched around the border of the page before adding the photo and embellishments.

The last spread for January continues the photos from the previous page and tells their story.

Using the Simple Stories Snowflakes Cut File (310106) available on the Silhouette Design Store website, I cut several and layered them behind the photo. This page is very simple with just the foam stick sentiment across the top of the picture.

Lastly, I used a pocket page to hold my photos and journaling, which I embellished with stickers, and enamel dot, and a remnant of a snowflake used on the previous page.

Thank you so much for visiting today. I hope you are inspired to record your memories using the Best Year Ever Collection – it really is the best.

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Hello everyone! Its Tya here on the blog today sharing my latest batch of cards and boy, were these fun to make! I am so drawn to all things girly and pretty and the lovely Simple Vintage Garden District collection fit the bill for sure! With oodles of florals, butterflies, not to mention the prettiest color palette, I was so happy to be able to create these eight cards for you! Here are the cards up close!

I love to add special little touches with the embellishments I use that match the collection I am working with. I used lots of pearls, doilies, lace ribbon, bakers twine, silver buttons and even a couple of paper clips that match the vintage vibe of the collection.

I added a little bit of Stickles Glitter Glue to the edges of the butterflies wings for some sparkle. Sometimes it’s the little touches like that add that extra little something to a card. I did this on the butterflies, the bee and also in the centers of some of the flowers.  I also used a notebook paper border punch on a few of the cards – also a fun way to add interest!

Isn’t the green in this collection gorgeous? I loved the monochromatic type of color scheme of this card.

Another fun embellishment that I added to a few of these cards is some paper flowers that I picked up at my local craft store. These add great dimension!

Its fun to add different die cut shapes to cards as well. Here I die cut 3 different sized circles and then layered them on the card with some of the edges trimmed off. It’s a fun way to lead the eyes on the card.

Aren’t the pattern papers so beautiful in this collection? I have a thing for script paper and dot papers, so this card is a good combination of both!

I can’t get enough of the all the butterflies and birds in this collection. And how fun is this frame? It is a sticker from the Combo Sticker Sheet – stickers are great for adding a sweet sentiment to your cards.

Finally, the Ephemera in this collection is phenomenal! There is such a great variety like this sweet Bingo card that acts as a good focal point of my card.

So there they are! I hope I have inspired you to pick up this collection! The Simple Vintage collections that Simple Stories put out are so fantastic and definitely a joy to work with. So if you are a lover of all things vintage, girly, or a little shabby chic – pick this one up today! Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Hello crafty friends! It’s Kylie (insert http://www.instagram.com/paper_sweetpea ) back with you all on the blog and today I have a brand new layout to share featuring the new ‘Going Places’ collection. A few years ago my husband had his very first trip overseas for business and was treated to a helicopter fly over of the Grand Canyon in the USA. This paper collection was the perfect choice to scrap some of his travel photos.

The papers Happy Travels, Pack Your Bags and On Our Way were used to create a framed background page. A one centimetre (10mm) strip was trimmed off each edge of ‘On Our Way’ before adhering it to ‘Pack Your Bags’. I then trimmed a 1.5 centimetre strip off each edge of ‘Happy Travels’ before adhering it over my other papers.

I immediately fell in love with the coloured strips of the ‘Detours’ paper and have used these across my page horizontally. A border punch from my craft stash was used to create a decorative edge to the top and bottom of the strips.

Several die cuts and journaling pieces were used to create a decorative cluster beside my photo. To one of the tags I have added a decorative brad which added a lovely dimension. My photo was backed and adhered to my background page with foam tape. That way it gave the appearance of ‘floating’ up off the page, creating more dimension and interest to my completed work. For my title I have used one of the Foam Stickers.

To complete my layout and add balance to my photo, I have added one of the cute chipboard stickers which was a perfect match for my page theme. Using a white marker I have also added a hand drawn border around the edges of my page.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I hope my layout gives you a little inspiration for your own travel themed scrapbooking.

Kylie

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Hello friends! It’s Mik here from Papermiks on the blog today! Today I’ll show you a Sn@p! inspiration using the gorgeous I Am 2020 Collection. This collection is so beautiful! It’s perfect to make an album to remind us all that: “I Am… enough, strong, beautiful, fabulous, perfect and blessed”. And you can also be!

Come with me and make yourself one, too! To make the cover I started by die cutting the butterflies from a cardstock. Then, I backed a vellum behind it and stitched some layered butterflies to add some dimension on my die cut. I love hand stitching and the dimensions that it brings. Don’t you? When my die cut was ready, I started to make the background. For this I used 2 pieces of paper and glued them on my cover. I also used a card from Sn@p! Cards, ephemeras, chipboard stickers and foam stickers. “Making big things happen” is the theme phrase that I chose to start my album with.

For the inside I chose pocket pages and some flip pockets. With this I can have more space for photos and it also gives my album some interactive touch.

On some of the pages, you can see that I made paper pockets and tags to add more photos.

Here, I decided to use the line paper and add a frame at the center of my page. This lets me write around my photo. It`s perfect for someone who loves journaling, such as myself.

I hope you’ve got some inspiration from this idea and enjoyed it! If you have any questions, would like to talk some more about Sn@p! or watch a video showing the inside of the album, come and check out my IG account.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

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Hi beautiful Simple Stories friends, Cristina here with a new project I made with a brand new collection Going Places. This is a wonderful collection totally focused on travel but It’s also so versatile that you can decide to use the beautiful papers full of amazing designs for any other themes you prefer. When I started leafing through the various sheets of patterned papers I was completely drawn to the colors and designs of this wonderful collection. A style so unique that Simple Stories are able to make it so attractive and suitable for any type of project.

I decided to use one of the patterned papers that most impressed me because I love diagonal striped patterns. To break the repetition of the stripes, I decided to insert a portion of white solid cardstock paper which I then decorated with one of the scalloped stickers.

To add some dimensional element I decided to stitch with my sewing machine using a light pink thread. Since the photo I had decided to use depicts a camera, I thought that the elements of the sheet of stickers included in the kit package were very suitable for the result I wanted to achieve. Having chosen a patterned paper with only one color I was able to have fun using all the beautiful elements of the sheet of stickers rich in warm colors. I cut out the tags from one of the other patterned paper that I used as a decorative element around the photo and that I can never do without in my projects.

In this collection there are so many fun and versatile designs that you can cut from the pages or add from the packs of stickers, die-cuts or chipboards and each one can give you different ideas to spread creativity everywhere! On this project I only used the collection kit which includes a 12x12 sheet of stickers and it gave me enough embellishments to complete my composition and embellish my page in so many different ways!

That’s it! I had so much fun making this page so I hope to have inspired you in some way. Thanks so much for joining me today and see you to the next post.

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Hello my friends!  Today I’m wishing you springtime fun and bunny kisses with the Simple Stories Hip Hop Hooray Collection.  This collection is a breath of fresh air and springtime fun.

When you think spring, you’ll find flowers, butterflies, birdies and of course bunnies and eggs!  This collection has them all in yummy spring colors – yellow, pink, teal, orange and green. I love making with the perfectly coordinated papers and printed die cut bits and pieces. 

I created several different style cards to share today including scenes with blue skies and waves of rolling green hills.

Circles are perfect for embellishing -  like this wreath.  Adding a floral spray at the top and a bunny at the bottom with adhesive foam tape makes it extraordinary. 

All of my cards today were made with the 6x8 paper pad.  The smaller pages are perfect for card making.  One sheet cut in half is the perfect size for an A2 size card front.  The smaller pages mean a smaller pattern print too.

A great way to use up all those pretty scraps your saving is to make a card with a color block technique.  Simply attach strips of pattern paper together to make a one of a kind print background. 

Journal cards and journaling bits and pieces make beautiful focal points for layered cards.   This collection has lots of extras too.. decorative brads, enamel dots, and washi that are total eye candy taking your cards to the next level!

The Journal Bits and Pieces include lots of sentiment strips, tabs and labels.  If you look close you’ll see I stacked labels on this background to create a base to embellished with die cut images.

There’s so much to love about this collection.  I can’t wait to mail these cute cards to send Easter wishes and spread the smiles.

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Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new layout to share with the Best Year Ever collection. If you haven't seen this collection yet it's absolutely fabulous!  It practically covers all the seasons and holidays.  It has to be the most versatile collection I've ever seen!  I decided to focus on the summer elements from the collection.  I just pulled out everything that felt like summer and went from there.

I started by cutting out a big heart from pattern paper. I then added machine stitching on each strip.  For the outside of the heart I hand stitch using multi colored thread.

I layered some ephemera in a few spots.  The florals are so pretty!

I don't very often journal on my layouts so one of my favorite embellishments is word and phrase stickers.  I always try to add a few.  I then finished off the layout with a few enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Hello, it’s Emma back with you today. I’ve been setting up the Navy 6x8 Sn@p! Binder, using the Going Places collection. I’ve decorated the front of the binder by papering and layering, I cut some large tags out and used one of the foam words, a brad and a chipboard piece for more detail. 

If you are a traveller, then this is the perfect collection for you to document your adventures!

I love decorating the dividers in these binders, using the 6x8 paper pad makes it super easy!!

I’ve filled some of the 6x4 pocket pages with some fun cards, adding detail with stickers from the 12x12 Sticker sheet, enamel dots, brads, ephemera and also using some of the smaller 2x2 cut aparts.

I know I say this every time...but, I do love to outline all the stickers, photo mats ect...it makes them stand out and pop! Do you have something that you always like to do when you’re crafting? I think I’d feel like I hadn’t finished a project if I didn’t outline everything!

I’ve also decorated one of the 6x8 patterned cards out of the navy binder. This particular one I’ve done by cutting out two areas for journaling from the small 6x6 Basics paper pad. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a little look at how I’ve started using the Going Places collection and also a fun way you can incorporate pages from the Basics collection. You can find lots more pictures on my IG account where I’ve used Simple Stories collections.

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Hi everybody! I am Happy to be back! I´m Maria Celeste from GuiadeManualidades.com. Today I have something special for all of you. The Simple Vintage Garden District Collection is so amazing… I fell completely in love… The colors, details, designs are so beautiful… When I saw it, the first thing that came to my mind was “I have to make something with a romantic style". Something special to remember that amazing and romantic trip with the love of my life.

Simple Vintage Garden District Collection has most of the things I love: butterflies, flowers, pastel colors. So the project I decided to make was a mini album with plenty space for photographs. I hope you find this idea really inspiring…

For this project I decided to combine many of the collection products, but I´ll be using one of them in a different way. I will make a shaker for the cover using one of the layered frames. As I told you in my first project, it´s really important to add our personal touch to every creation. You are also going to see me adding a bit of sewing and playing with the washi tape and the stamp set of the collection.

Remember that you can make this mini album in the size you want. For my project I cut 3 pieces of stable cardboard : #1- 10” w x 7 1/2” h (cut 2 of it), #2- 2 1/4” w x 7 1/2” h.

I used two of the collection kit papers and one of the basic kit papers to cover all the structure. You can glue them together or sew them.

Once the papers are ready, we are ready to prepare our mini album structure and decorate the cover. For making a very special cover I combined some ribbons, die cuts, stickers, chipboards, enamels dots and I prepared a shaker full of chunky glitter and shape sequins. To transform the layered frame into a shaker I used white foam and acetate. Besides, I added ribbons for closing the mini album  and a bit of twine. This is the moment of the making process that you have to play and combine everything you like. I love to do it!  It´s like making magic! After a few minutes of working our cover is ready.

I definitely wanted a lot of space for photographs so making a classic spine with pocket pages was the best choice. For making the spine I cut a piece of white cardsotck paper of 9 1/2” w x 7 1/4” h. Then you have to scored it in 1 ½”, 2”, 2 ½”, 2 7/8”, 3 3/8”, 3 7/8”, 4 ¼”, 4 ¾”, 5 ¼”, 5 5/8”, 6 1/8”, 6 5/8”, 7”, 7 ½”, 8”.  As a result you are going to have a classic spine with 5 hinges. Glue it in the interior of the mini album structure.

We still have to prepare some more things before starting the wonderful process of decorating. I love to spend hours doing it! It´s the most creative and happy thing to do… don´t you think? As we have 5 hinges, we are going to prepare 5 pocket pages. To get them ready cut 5 pieces of  white cardstock of  9” w x 15” h. Place the paper on your scoring board (heigth) and scored in 7 ¼”, 14 ½”. The last ½” is what your are going to glue to close the pocket. Repeat the proccess with all the other papers.  Pockets pages are ready! And you can add an extra page inside of them using the papers of the basic kit. Remember that this pages must be a bit smaller than the pocket pages. One beautiful detail that can be added is the use of an edge punch.

Let's start with the creative work… let´s make magic with the wonderful papers of Simple Vintage Garden District Collection! We have to choose 10 paper designs and combine them as we like. But the most important thing is to use everything we have to decorate them. Washi tape, die cuts, stickers, chipboard, enamels dots and stamps. If you like you can add sewing details as well as embroidery details.  All of that makes our composition as romantic as possible and it is great. As you can see I decorated just some parts of the paper to leave as much space as possible for my pictures and memories

I hope you like this idea and now you feel inspired to created beautiful mini books using SV Garden District Collection! I´m sure you are going to fall in love with this collection…

See you next time!

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Hi there,

Nathalie with you today with some inspiration on documenting yourself.  I know most of us have a hard time taking pictures of ourselves/selfies which results on the lack of your presence on your documenting.   Here is where the new Simple Stories I AM 2020 comes  in to save your day.  All the papers and  designs are just perfect to bring your story forward.  Let me show you:

I started the page by, literally, copying the design the papers created when fanned out on the page.   I used the b-side of the Blooming Paper as the background for the page; then cut papers from the 6x8 paper pad, 3x4 elements and Fierce papers to create the paper fan idea on the page.  I took my time hanstitching the edges of the paper.  

The starting point of the papers create the perfect spot for my pictures.  However the stitched edges of the papers are a great place to add embellishments, such as phrase stickers, ephemera, brads and enamel dots.  I even used the gorgeous foam gold alpha words to set my title in place along the stitched edge of the top paper.

I added a small  piece of vellum behind the picture and set it at the corner above the paper fans.  I pulled one of the journaling ephemera to anchor the cluster of embellishments to the layout and picture.   All the floral in this collection are amazing!!!

Just to balance the bottom cluster, i added a  second one to the top of the page.  To make the page cohesive, i repeated a few of the banner ideas in the cluster, and added a butterfly to each of the major clusters

I love how my crazy ideas turned into this colorful an beautiful layout all about ME.   I am sure the new I AM 2020 will become a new favorite of yours.   Remember to share with us what you created with the Simple Stories collections.

 

XO!

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Hi Friends, It’s Dorymar today sharing an AMAZING Sn@p Album.  For this project I used the new Best Year Ever Collection. When I saw the collection I fell in love instantly!  With this collection you can document all your adventures month by month, with beautiful colors, beautiful designs and fantastic feelings for each month. It’s just FANTASTIC.

For the cover I wanted to incorporate all the seasons of the year. To achieve this, I combined some patterns with the die cuts, stickers and chipboards of the collection. In the background I used the B side of the January paper and sewed the entire edge.

In the center of the cover, I used a digital cut file from the Cut Shoppe called Let Them Eat Pie. I filled each of the trapezes with different papers from the 6x8 paper pad and used the washi tape from the collection. In some of the trapezes I created shakers to give texture and fun to the project. For the inside of the album, I decided to assign a page and a pocket page to each of the months. I combined the chipboard pages with the design pages included in the album together with the patterned pages of the collection. As the collection has a paper for each month, I decided to fussy cut the 6x4 cards with the letters of the month and use it as the title of each page, cutting and searching between the pieces to create the pages was very fun.

The collection includes beautiful foam stickers that were the perfect touch for the project. I added them in different places on the album and they look fantastic!

In some of the pages, you can see that I added photo flip pockets because this allows me to have more space for photos and journaling as well as giving an interactive touch to the project.

I hope you enjoy this project as much as I do, I can't wait to see my project full of photos and remember each of my adventures during this fantastic year. I hope you run to find the Best Year Ever Collection and use my project as inspiration.

107Happy Scrapping!

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Hip Hop Hooray is one of those awesome dual-purpose collections.  While, as the title implies, it certainly covers Easter, it also is jam-packed with spring-themed product.  As I was sitting down to create, I had to decide which direction I wanted to go.  In the end, I used Easter pictures but a lot of general spring embellishments.  So I guess I made it work both ways!

I was drawn to A LOT of the papers in this collection and had a rough time narrowing it down. I actually ended up with the start of three layouts because I had so many ideas.  I'm not sure I have ever had that happen before.  The good news is I will have lots to share with this collection!

I absolutely could not resist all the flowers in this collection.  To create my cluster that is stretched across the middle of the page, I layered flowers that are ephemera, cardstock stickers, and chipboard.

The flowers and hearts trickle down a little to add a finishing touch to my journaling.

This section right here is where the whole layout started!  I wanted to place strips of patterned papers behind the title - causing the colors of the title to stretch the entire height of the layout.  I used the 6 X 8 paper pad for these strings rather than cut into the full-size papers.

Enamel dots are always a nice finishing touch on a layout.  This collection comes with a variety of colors allowing you to choose some like these that are more subtle, or if you want a more saturated and bold look you can choose the darker colors.

I have created a process video to show how I put this layout together.  You can find it here.  Keep an eye on my channel for more layouts with this collection! Thanks so much for joining me today!

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Oh the joys of gifting!  Shellye McDaniel here today with a project that I fell in LOVE with making: "Milk Containers & Caddy" featuring the I Am Collection!

I love crafting gift sets and happy mail and spotted this pretty-popular project while perusing Instagram recently.  When I set out to grab ideas, I look at the main photo and then go to my own drawing board to recreate in my own way :)  So, let's get started with how I constructed the "milk containers":

First I used a very heavy cardstock paper that measured 5.75" X 8.5".  I scored lengthwise at 2", 4", 6" and 8", which leaves a 1/2" tab.  Next, I turned and scored at 1/2" and 4".  Placing the paper in front of me, I have the 1/2" tab to the right (as shown above).  I used a 1/4" corner rounding punch to punch all of the corners on the top flaps. Apply adhesive tape to the side tab and fold the box along the score marks; adhere tab to the inside of the opposite side. To the bottom flaps I made small angle cuts so that it would fold up easier.  You will notice that the second from the end flap is missing; I glued the flap to the inside for a cleaner look when assembled.

Next, cut a small piece of white cardstock to 2"X2.5"; score at 2" and then corner round the edges of the 1/2" tab.  Attach to the last bottom flap; this will be your closure (refer to the photo above).

To join the top tabs together and form the "milk carton" look, I simply folded the two side tabs in and then joined the front and back tabs with a small piece of adhesive tape.  

Onto the decorating!  I used various patterns from the "I Am Collection" and cut them into slightly smaller-than-the-carton- strips.  The tops were adorned with mini clothes pins that were dressed in bits of paper.  I layered on cute die-cuts, chipboard stickers, enamel dots and stickers to each of the containers.  

For the caddy: I created the box using a 7.25" X 7.25" sheet of patterned paper.  I scored around all four edges at 1.5" and then cut along one score mark at each side before folding and adhering the sides together.  I also placed a small square of lightweight chipboard inside before adding the containers. 

For the handle I cut two strips of 1.5"X12" pieces of paper and folded into thirds.  Next, I machine stitched each of the strips and then joined them together at one end with adhesive tape.  Before adhering to the inside of the box, I determined the height of the handle and then trimmed away the excess.  To hide where the two strips were joined, I wrapped a piece of the discarded strip around it and secured with tape.

Finally, I tied on a couple of bows and glued them to the sides.  I attached one of the decorative brads to the center of each bow using fabric glue! Whether you need a couple or a trio of these containers, just make your little caddy accordingly.  Tuck small gifts or treats inside and it's ready for gift-giving!

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Hello Simple Stories friends! It’s Jen today with a special project about a very special day. Each year in my small town a pageant is held for what are considered “differently abled” girls, and I am lucky enough to be able to participate behind the scenes. This year my youngest daughter was a buddy, which means she is paired with a contestant who she stays with during the pageant. It is so fun watching all of the girls and their buddies play, talk, take pictures, and get ready for the different portions of the pageant. It is truly heartwarming!

When going through my photos last weekend, I came across this endearing picture of Abby with her buddy. Just look at the happiness on both of their faces – it is pure joy! I could not think of a better collection to document this special photo than Simple Vintage Garden District. The beautiful florals and sentiments are perfect.

To create a unique background for my project I used the Simple Stories Scalloped Heart (#187129) cut file from the Silhouette Design Store with paper from the Simple Vintage Garden District Simple Basics Kit. I resized and duplicated the file so there are three hearts on the page. After cutting the hearts, I backed each one with patterned papers from the Collection Kit and Simple Basics Kit and machined stitched each one to add texture.

Next, I placed a Layered Frame over my 4” x 6” photo and adhered it to the page with foam squares.

Embellishing the layout used several Simple Vintage Garden District products including the Banner Stickers, Bits & Pieces, and Chipboard. There are so many beautiful elements to choose from that I used a little bit of everything.

To give the project more uniformity, I layered the Scalloped Hearts with embellishments that are in the same color scheme. I love the butterflies the appear throughout the page.

Last was journaling to capture the story and a date stamp.

Here’s one last look at the finished project. I totally love this layout and the story it tells.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you are inspired to record your special moments just as I have using the beautiful Simple Vintage Garden District Collection.

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Hi there! It’s Tya up on the blog today! I am so excited to share with you all my latest batch of handmade cards using the awesome new “Going Places” collection. As someone with a serious case of wanderlust – this collection was right up my alley and I loved working with it!

I created 4 cards today using many parts of the collection. These cards would be great to give a fellow travel lover or to anyone who is headed to or from a vacation - so many great sentiments, embellishments and papers to celebrate all things travel. Let me show you each of the cards!

This first card was a lot of fun to make. I love adding dimension and layers to my cards for some interest. On this card, I used a circle die cut to cut a hole in the red pattern paper. I added some foam tape on the red paper and then placed it on top of a lined 3x4 SNAP card. I then decorated the card with a chipboard girl on a scooter, some palm tree and cactus die cuts from the Bits and Pieces. I placed the cute “travel” banner, which is from the Combo Sticker along the bottom part of the card and decorated the ends with a couple of enamel dots.

This card is one of my favorites! I feel like the happy traveling lady in the corner could be me planning my next trip LOL! The fun “Go, See, Do” 3x 4 SNAP cards makes a great base layer to decorate this card. I used the inside of the red pattern paper that I used in my previous card on the card base and then layered my other papers on top. I like  to create little  scenes with my embellishments and loved the adorable  “I Love Travel” bag ,which is from the Bits and Pieces and those fun heart sunglasses are from the 4x6 Sticker Book.

This next card was inspired by my desire for a cross country road trip with my hubby! I’d love to cruise across the states in a cool convertible like the die cut I used in the bottom corner. The states paper is actually one of the 4x6 SNAP cards that I trimmed down to fit my 4 ¼ x 5 ½ inch card base.  I added a navy brad from the Decorative Brads in the center of the front wheel.  Lady Liberty peeks out from behind the car and she is from the Bits and Pieces. I loved the “Let’s Get Lost Together” sticker and used it as my sentiment. I also added a geo tag die cut with an orange brad in the center just to the left of the sticker sentiment.  I added the “I Love Travel” die cut from the Bits and Pieces with some foam tape right under the car.

The final card was made by layering a few papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad and some more SNAP cards. Whenever I travel I like to get postcards from my trip and save them so I had to use one of the SNAP cards that looked like a postcard. . I used a tag from the Journal Bits and Pieces and tied some red twine to the top. And those cute suitcases are from the chipboard and they add great dimension to the card! The card sentiment is made from the adorable foam stickers – I love the green in this collection. I finished this card off with some orange enamel dots in the corners.

Wow! It was a blast making these cards and I am seriously hopping on the computer to book my next trip after working with the “Going Places” collection. I hope I have inspired you to grab this collection and make a batch of cards of your own- you won’t regret it! Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!

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Hello friends! It’s Kylie back with you on the blog and today I have a new layout to share created with the super adorable ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ collection. The colour palette and gorgeous icons featured in this range will have you doing happy bunny hops…….I sure did. I wanted to create a layout with lots of layers of colour which was really easy to achieve!

For my background, I have layered the ‘BUNNY TAILS’, ‘HELLO PEEPS’ & ‘4 x 6 ELEMENTS’ paper together. Because I have a thing for pink gingham, I also added strips of the ‘3 x 4 ELEMENTS’ paper. I also added a hand drawn border with a black fine tip marker.

The ‘Hello Spring’ chipboard stickers were added as my main title. This was supported by some of the pretty floral die cuts. I added some with foam tape so that it gave some dimension to my layout.

The ‘Bits and Pieces’ die cut pack also had the perfect little sub-title for my photo- ‘Hoppin’ down the bunny trail…’, which was added alongside more die cuts and chipboard stickers.

To complete my layout, I couldn’t resist making a sweet tag. I have added to of the decorative brads to the front and the string came from my craft stash.

Thanks so much for taking a little peep at my layout today. I hope it has given you a little inspiration for your own creating.

Until next time,

Kylie.

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Hello friends! It’s Mik here from Papermiks on the blog today! Today I’ll show you some Sn@p! inspiration using the gorgeous Best Year Ever Collection. To make the cover I started cutting out the monthly Sn@p cards and sewed them on a white cardstock. Then I glued those on the cover and added some words from Combo cardstock stickers. Super easy and fun to make!

I decided to make 4 dividers to my album. Each one decorated with one of the 4 seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, using 12x12 paper. Now we have 3 months in each divider. I used monthly washitape to make my tabs. It looks beautiful and fun, doesn’t it?

I’ve also decorated a couple of 6x4 and 3x4 cards to fill the pockets page, leaving some space to add photos or journaling.

Important to say that this binder has so much space and you can add as many pocket pages as you want. I love the sense of opening my album in the end of the year and remembering every moment of my year. Do you also? There are so many elements to the “Best Year Ever”! I can’t wait to see my album full of photos by the end of the year! I hope you’ve got some inspiration from this idea and enjoyed it! If you have any questions or want to talk more about Sn@p!, leave a comment below the post or check out my IG account. Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

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