Hey everyone!  Andrea here with you today to share a mini album made with the new Hello Baby collection from Simple Stories.  You’re going to love the soft, gender friendly colors in these papers and embellishments!  I love that the collection focuses on baby’s first year, and a friend was kind enough to let me use her son Logan as my muse for this project; it documents his first six months.

I used a Burlap Binder as the base for the album.  Because it already has texture and pattern, I wanted to keep the cover simple; a cut file, photo, and a few embellishments was all it needed.  I matted one of the Insta-Squares (You) as a title, and made the photo of those cute little feet the focal point of the album cover.

The inner pages are a mix of Pocket Pages, papers from the collection, SN@P! Pages, and SN@P! Pockets.  These left me plenty of room for photos, embellishments and journaling.

I love the great shapes of the SN@P! Pages and how they accent the album.

Here’s a few close-ups of some of the great embellishments in the collection:

I cut the frames for each month out of the 12 x 12 Tiny Details paper and pop dotted them over the photos that coordinate with Logan’s age.

Here’s a few more of the pages:

And there you have it!

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I love using the collections from Simple Stories in my projects because EVERYTHING you need is right there and coordinated; simple!  And I’ll love this collection even more when I get to use it to document my first grandbaby in October.

I hope you’re inspired to pick up a collection and whip together something fabulous!

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Howdy friends, Layle with you here today!

Wanted to share a layout I recently made mixing some old Simple Stories with some new -

Last month I had a whirlwind trip, I was in 3 countries – the US, the UK and Mexico – over a period of 11 days.  6 airports, 3 cities and 13,361 miles!  To say it was a tad crazy would be an understatement!

For the base of the layout I used one of the Simple Basics papers from our Urban Traveler collection.  I love this paper, it has a faint world map in the background - perfect for my world travels!  I combined that 'something old' with some papers and letter stickers from our new DIY collection.  I used the different colored alpha stickers for the airport codes for each of the 6 different airports I was in over the course of the trip.

I used a few of Kerri Bradford's cut files on the layout to pull it all together - Well Traveled (title) / Click (film strip) / Need Directions (arrow)]. 

Here's a tip I've been taking advantage of more and more lately - if you don't have a chance to capture a photo, or the perfect photo, check Google!  In this case, I had great photos from the UK and Mexico portions of my trip; however, I was only in New York overnight, so I didn't have a photo.  I searched Google for New York City photos, found the one seen here of the Statue of Liberty and printed it out on my printer. 

If you have old (but still good!) Simple Stories paper floating around - especially the Simple Basics, they're good for so many different things! - I encourage you to pull them out and create a 'Something Old, Something New' project!

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Hi there! Kim here in sunny Arizona, gearing up for a long, hot summer. But, you know what? Call me strange, but summer is my favorite season of the year, even here in AZ. Maybe it’s because I was born right here in Phoenix. Regardless, I say “bring it on”.

I have a feeling more of you will be summer converts after seeing and crafting with our new Good Day Sunshine collection. How could you resist the sun drenched colors, the warmth of the wood grain, and my favorite? The touch of vintage in the photo inspired products.

The new release will be hitting stores in just a week or two, but in the meantime, here’s a peek at two cards I’ve created with the new collection.

I hope that tides you over until you get your hands on this lovely new collection! Take care and enjoy a great kick off to summer!

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Hi everyone! Lisa here to add a bit of sunshine to your day. The projects I'm sharing with you today will give you a good look at one of Simple Stories brand new releases called Good Day Sunshine. I don't know about you, but I get all excited about new releases. I definitely can't wait for the reveals and I especially love to see the product in action. This collection is definitely a must have for all of your summer photos.

Let's start off with a card that's definitely summer sweet.

I love the mix of colorful contemporary and vintage elements in this collection. With so many colors to work with, it was easy to put this card together by layering a number of Bits & Pieces (index card, Polaroid frame, banner and ice cream truck) over a piece of multi-colored text paper. Fundamental Cardstock Stickers, enamel dots and ribbon help to finish it all off.

Next up I have a layout to share. I couldn't believe how perfectly this photo of my niece, aboard her paddle board, coordinated with the rainbow of colors in this collection.

Let's take a closer look at some of the details on this page:

 

Although the SN@P! Pockets are perfect for holding journaling tags or cards, sometimes I like to use them as a decorative element on a project. Think about layering embellishments on top of the pocket and adding to the design already printed on them.

I used a mix of Bits & Pieces and Chipboard Stickers in the upper right hand corner of the page. The chipboard adds dimension and layers nicely with the diecut pieces.

This last detail shot shows a mix of Bits & Pieces and stickers. I hand-stitched around the outer edge of the cloud with embroidery floss to add some texture. The yellow floss adds color and helps the cloud stand out against the background paper.

 

I hope you enjoyed getting a good look at Good Day Sunshine. It's a fun collection to consider for recording all of your summer memories and colorful summer photos.

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Hi everyone! Allison here today with a Life Documented layout using the brand new Good Day Sunshine collection and I have a new double page sketch that mixes traditional scrapbooking with the SN@P! Pocket Pages.

You can download the full sketch with measurements and placements here Life Documented Sketch #11.  The left side of the sketch is designed in a more traditional style of scrapbooking while the right side of the sketch uses a combination of photos, cards, and paper to fit the Sn@P! Pocket Page, Design 7.

Here's my layout based on the sketch above.

The instant I saw Good Day Sunshine I knew that our beach pictures from last summer would go with it perfectly! What a fun and bright collection and it's full of so many great elements and designs! It really made putting my layout together so easy.

On the left page I created a large sunburst for one of the background squares on the sketch. The yellow ombre paper was just right for this kind of design. I always enjoy trying to find ways to incorporate the theme of my layout into the design of the papers too. A sunburst was a great fit for not only my pictures but the Good Day Sunshine collection too.

The sunburst may look like individual strips but, since part of the sunburst is behind the photos, I was able to keep that part of the paper intact. This made it so much easier to adhere it on to the white cardstock behind it. I just cut the little strips out between each piece of the sunburst, stopping before I went all the way to the center.  Trying to make sure that each individual strip is perfectly adhered could take some time! This way it all went down at once saving me lot of time and possible headaches!

I added some hand stitching to the sunburst design and finished it with some yellow enamel dots on a few of the stitched lines.  I used clouds to accent the sunburst design. The first cloud is above the photos with a brad and word sticker attached to it.

At the bottom of the photos I added waves made with a circle punch. I really like using this simple technique on water pages. All you have to do is cut a strip of paper to the size you need and then use a circle punch to punch little half circles along one side of the strip. It's so easy! I especially like layering multiple "wave" strips.  I added a few smaller photos, my title, and another cloud over the wave strips. I loved the little hearts on the cloud so I added some more hearts on both sides of it.

On the right page I used the SN@P! Pocket Page, Design 7; this is one of my favorite Pocket Page designs because of that large 6 x 12" pocket on the right! I used a 6 x 12" piece cut from the "Life is Beachy" patterned paper for that pocket. I was drawn to the design of this paper and thought it would be fun to use some small pictures in place of some of the rectangles.

I used one larger photo in place of four of the rectangles and then used smaller photos to cover a few of the smaller ones.

I also used foam adhesive and a small cardstock mat behind each photo. I wanted to make sure the photos stood out and took center stage.

I had a photo with a lot of empty space and I happened to have one more photo that I wanted to include on the layout. An easy solution was to add the smaller photo to the empty space. I then finished it with the "hello summer" heart.

The "Every summer has a story" SN@P! Cut is one that stood out to me. I printed out a picture I had taken at the beach of the water crashing into the sand and adhered it behind the card so that the sand and water would show up in the letters. Since the card specifically says "story" I thought,  "what could be a better place to put my journaling"?

I'm using the 12x12 SN@P! faux leather album in black for all of my Life Documented layouts. The quality of the faux leather is top notch and I love the stitching accent on them. They are beautiful! I also used the 12x12 Sn@P! Pocket Pages, Design 7 from the Variety Pack. I enjoy using several different styles of Pocket Pages and since the Variety Pack has so many great options and designs, I have a lot to choose from.

I hope you enjoy using the new sketch!

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Hello Simple Stories fans, Layle here with you today :)

I'm excited to introduce you to our April guest designer Ana Cabrera Moses -

Here's a little bit about Ana

Hey there fellow craftees! I am Ana, aka the Coconutgoddess: that sleepless, indefatigable craft-binging former chef, who rocks to country music, indulges in karaoke singing, and is addicted to my app filled iPhone, zombies and comic books (Hawkeye hits the bullseye). That said, I worship everything and anything pink, paper and glittery (my professional kryptonite, sparkle sparkle).  I live in Happy Valley, Utah with my three precocious daughters, Sierra, Savannah, and Sedona, our mischievous chihuahua Spock, and my new “Mr.” Matthew. I have worked in the crafts industry for over a decade and started scrapbooking 20 years ago. A Social Marketer by day, hot mama by night, you can often find me scrapping into the wee hours of the dawn or perusing the latest happenings on the interwebs. I love to incorporate bits of my digital e-life into my scrapbooks and my digital cutter is one of my most beloved tools. Interested? Of course you are! You can find all the latest happenings on my blog Craftification or on Instagram! 

Let’s Connect.. 

blog Craftification.com 

instagram & twittter: coconutgoddess

FB: anacabrera 

My approach to creating layouts is simple.. PLAY!

I love the simple stories approach that takes the work out of keeping memories. Being a newlywed and mother to three teenagers leaves me little time. So when I scrapbook I want it to be fun! 

I almost always start by cutting out oodles of my favorite Silhouette Simple Stories cut files on my Silhouette Cameo. This way I don’t have to stop and start while creating.

Use some of your “leftover” die cut words with a sprinkling of sequins to make lovely sparkle pockets. 

A sister post to this one will be live on my blog today where you can see more additional pages in this fun Simple Stories burlap SN@P! Binder! 

Here's a list of the different fun Simple Stories Silhouette cut files I used -

Bits and Pieces of Life - http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/?page=view-shape&id=54448

Fun - http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/?page=view-shape&id=56578

Love - http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/?page=view-shape&id=56578

Smile - http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/?page=view-shape&id=56585

Lookin’ Good - http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/?page=view-shape&id=58510

Thanks so much Ana for sharing your fun SN@P! Binder with us!!

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Howdy!  Layle back with you again today!  What better way to wrap up our exciting 2014 Spring Reveal Week than with National Scrapbook Day!  We’re celebrating here on our blog as well as our Facebook page, so be sure to head over to Facebook as well!

To kick things off, we're excited to share a free 2 page printable that coordinates with our brand new Good Day Sunshine collection released earlier this week -

Click HERE to download this fun free printable!  NOTE: this is a very large file, it may take a few minutes to download, depending on your internet connection :)

Next up we have our new DIY Simple Inspiration eBook, also free for download!

Click HERE to download this 19 page eBook, full of inspiring DIY & DIY Boutique projects!!  You can also visit our Project Downloads page for other free Simple Inspiration eBooks & Project Idea Sheets!

We hope you have a fabulous National Scrapbook Day and enjoy these free printables and Simple Inspiration Ebook!

 

Howdy!  Layle  here as your tour guide again today, welcoming you to Day 4 of our Spring 2014 Reveal Week!  If you missed us earlier this week, you can catch the reveal of our brand new summer collection, Good Day Sunshine, here, our new love/wedding collection, The Story of Us, here and our new baby collection, Hello Baby, here! 

Today I'm super excited to walk you through two brand new Simple Sets - Sea to Shining Sea and Under the Stars.

Simple Sets are mini, themed collections consisting of 6 12x12 double sided patterned papers, two 6x12 sticker sheets and a Collection Pack; they're a pint sized package of Simple Stories goodness :)   They're just perfect for your themed layouts, Life Documented/Pocket Page scrapbooking spreads and paper crafting projects!

 

Next up -

 

 

Sea to Shining to Sea and Under the Stars begin shipping to retailers mid May, so it won't be long before you can get your hot little hands on them! 

Ok, if you've been following along with us here this week, you know the drill - how about a chance to win the Simple Sets before you can buy them?!!  You have 2 chances to win!  

First, simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and tell us what you think about Sea to Shining to Sea and Under the Stars -

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Second - PIN TO WIN!  Just pin your favorite(s) of the images in this post, tag your pin with #simplestories, then leave us a comment on this blog post telling us that we've been pinned and include your Pinterest user name.

That's 2 chances to win a the Simple Sets before you can buy them!  And because we're feeling extra generous, how about a 3rd chance?!  I'll be doing random giveaways on Instagram as well throughout the week, so follow us at simplestories_  for a 3rd chance to win! 

I'll announce all of the winners throughout the week in one giant celebratory post here on Sunday the 10th, so make sure to check back then to see if you're one of the lucky winners!

So there you have it my friends!  That wraps up our Spring 2014 Reveal Week.  We are SO very glad you joined us and we look forward to seeing your projects using our new collections and Simple Sets!  All of our new products are shipping to retailers mid May, so watch for them soon!

But wait, the fun's not over yet!  What better way to wrap up this fun week than with a National Scrapbook Day Celebration here tomorrow?  Make sure to check back in with us tomorrow, you won't want to miss it.

Until then!

Howdy friends, Layle back with you again today for Day 3 of our Spring 2014 Reveal Week!

If you missed us yesterday, you can catch the reveal of our new love/wedding collection, The Story of Us, here and our new summer collection, Good Day Sunshine, here.  Be sure to check back with us each day this week for more new goodies as well as a chance to win our new products before you can buy them!  You can also follow us on Instagram at simplestories_  for additional chances to win!

So, you know how the saying goes "first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage....".  Yep, you guessed it!  Today I'm excited to introduce you to the 3rd of our Spring Release collections - Hello Baby.

Oh so sweet and perfect for your new little one!  Hello Baby will help you welcome and remember all those tiny details and new beginnings.

So there you have it - Hello Baby! 

We'd love it if we could show each and every one of you this amazing new collection in person.  But since we can't do that, we've done the next best thing - we've set up part of our tradeshow booth in our offices and shot a short video to show you Hello Baby - almost as if you were there in person; so take a peek at Hello Baby as I walk you through the collection!  Make sure you head back here when you're done to see a few fun projects created by our talented design team as well as to enter for a chance to WIN Hello Baby before you can buy it!

Now that you've seen all of the precious Hello Baby products, how about a few projects to whet your appetite before Hello Baby starts shipping mid May?


Designed by Heather Leopard


Designed by Wendy Antenucci


Designed by Andrea Corriveau


Designed by Shellye McDaniel

Hello Baby begins shipping to retailers mid May, so it won't be long before you can get your hot little hands on it! 

How about a chance to win a Hello Baby prize pack before you can buy it?!!  You have 2 chances to win!  

First, simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and tell us what you think about Hello Baby -

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Second - PIN TO WIN!  Just pin your favorite(s) of the Hello Baby images in this post, tag your pin with #simplestories and #hellobaby, then leave us a comment on this blog post telling us that we've been pinned and include your Pinterest user name.

That's 2 chances to win a Hello Baby goodie box before you can buy it!  And because we're feeling extra generous, how about a 3rd chance?!  Remember when I suggested you follow us on Instagram waaaaaay back at the beginning of this post?  I'll be doing random giveaways on Instagram as well throughout the week, so follow us at simplestories_  for a 3rd chance to win! 

I'll announce all of the winners throughout the week in one giant celebratory post here on Sunday the 10th, so make sure to check back then to see if you're one of the lucky winners!

Good luck - we can't wait to hear what you think about Hello Baby!

And remember, today is only Day 3 of FOUR fun filled days, so meet me back here tomorrow morning for Day 4!  And don't forget the National Scrapbook Day celebration here on Saturday!

Howdy friends, Layle back with you again today for Day 2 of our Spring 2014 Reveal Week!

If you missed us yesterday, you can catch the reveal of our brand new summer collection, Good Day Sunshine, here.  Be sure to check back with us each day this week for more new goodies as well as a chance to win our new products before you can buy them!  You can also follow us on Instagram at simplestories_  for additional chances to win!

Today I'm excited to introduce you to the 2nd of our new Spring Release collections - The Story of Us.

Capture your own love story with The Story of Us.  Glittery golds, shimmery silvers and bold blacks bring your one-of-a-kind love story to life.

So there you have it - The Story of Us! 

We'd love it if we could show each and every one of you this amazing new collection in person.  But since we can't do that, we've done the next best thing - we've set up part of our tradeshow booth in our offices and shot a short video to show you The Story of Us - almost as if you were there in person; so take a peek at The Story of Us as I walk you through the collection!  Make sure you head back here when you're done to see a few fun projects created by our talented design team as well as to enter for a chance to WIN The Story of Us before you can buy it!

Now that you've seen all of the beautiful The Story of Us products, how about a few projects to whet your appetite before The Story of Us starts shipping mid May?


Designed by Rebecca Keppel


Designed by Wendy Antenucci

Designed by Cari Locken


Designed by Sue Kendall


Designed by Shellye McDaniel

The Story of Us begins shipping to retailers mid May, so it won't be long before you can get your hot little hands on it! 

How about a chance to win a The Story of Us prize pack before you can buy it?!!  You have 2 chances to win!  

First, simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and tell us what you think about The Story of Us -

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Second - PIN TO WIN!  Just pin your favorite(s) of the The Story of Us images in this post, tag your pin with #simplestories and #thestoryofus, then leave us a comment on this blog post telling us that we've been pinned and include your Pinterest user name.

That's 2 chances to win a The Story of Us goodie box before you can buy it!  And because we're feeling extra generous, how about a 3rd chance?!  Remember when I suggested you follow us on Instagram waaaaaay back at the beginning of this post?  I'll be doing random giveaways on Instagram as well throughout the week, so follow us at simplestories_  for a 3rd chance to win! 

I'll announce all of the winners throughout the week in one giant celebratory post here on Sunday the 10th, so make sure to check back then to see if you're one of the lucky winners!

Good luck - we can't wait to hear what you think about The Story of Us!

And remember, today is only Day 2 of FOUR fun filled days, so meet me back here tomorrow morning for Day 3!

Howdy friends, it's Layle back with you today! 

I'm so excited to kick off our Spring 2014 Release Reveal Week.  We've been busy, busy, busy working on some amazing new products to share with you - this is our biggest Spring release yet - and now's the time when we can finally share!  Even better news - the collections you see here on the blog this week will be shipping to retailers mid May, so they'll be here before you know it!

Today is the first of four full days! of our reveal week, so be sure to check back each day for more goodies as well as a chance to win our new products before you can buy them!  You can also follow us on Instagram at simplestories_  for additional chances to win! 

OK, OK, I know what you're saying - "get on with it already, show us the goods"!  Alrighty, hang on to your seats because here we go.....

Today we introduce you to Good Day Sunshine.  Say hello to summer!  Full of the happiest of colors and just the right touch of vintage whimsy, Good Day Sunshine is everything you need to highlight your sunny day memories.

 

 

So there you have it - Good Day Sunshine! 

We'd love it if we could show each and every one of you this amazing new collection in person.  But since we can't do that, we've done the next best thing - we've set up part of our tradeshow booth in our offices and shot a short video to show you Good Day Sunshine - almost as if you were there in person; so take a peek at Good Day Sunshine as I walk you through the collection!  Make sure you head back here when you're done to see a few fun projects created by our talented design team as well as to enter for a chance to WIN Good Day Sunshine before you can buy it!

Now that you've seen all of the beautiful Good Day Sunshine products, how about a few projects to whet your appetite before Good Day Sunshine starts shipping mid May? 


Designed by Wendy Antenucci


Designed by Vicki Boutin


Designed by Andrea Corriveau


Designed by Kim Kesti

Good Day Sunshine begins shipping to retailers mid May, so it won't be long before you can get your hot little hands on it! 

How about a chance to win a Good Day Sunshine prize pack before you can buy it?!!  You have 2 chances to win!  

First, simply enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and tell us what you think about Good Day Sunshine -

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Second - PIN TO WIN!  Just pin your favorite(s) of the Good Day Sunshine images in this post, tag your pin with #simplestories and #Good Day Sunshine, then leave us a comment on this blog post telling us that we've been pinned and include your Pinterest user name.

That's 2 chances to win a Good Day Sunshine goodie box before you can buy it!  And because we're feeling extra generous, how about a 3rd chance?!  Remember when I suggested you follow us on Instagram waaaaaay back at the beginning of this post?  I'll be doing random giveaways on Instagram as well throughout the week, so follow us at  simplestories_  for a 3rd chance to win! 

I'll announce all of the winners throughout the week in one giant celebratory post here on Sunday the 10th, so make sure to check back then to see if you're one of the lucky winners!

Good luck - we can't wait to hear what you think about Good Day Sunshine!

And remember, today is only Day 1 of FOUR fun filled days, so meet me back here tomorrow morning for Day 2!

Howdy friends, Layle here!

It's an exciting day - here's a little sneak peek of our Spring 2014 release – our largest spring release yet!  Stay tuned here on the blog for the full reveal, beginning tomorrow, the 29th

So tell me - what are you most excited about seeing tomorrow?!

Join us here on the blog as well as on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter tomorrow as we kick off a FABULOUS week long celebration, starting with the reveal of our biggest Spring Release ever and ending with a National Scrapbook Day celebration on Saturday.  We hope you'll join us!

We have two lucky winners to announce today!

The random lucky winner of the Silhouette $25 gift card from this blog post is

And the random lucky winner from the Pick a Card, Any Card blog post is

Congrats ladies!  Please send an email to layle@simplestories.com and I'll follow up with details.

Thanks for playing everyone!

Hello, everyone! Melissa here with you today to share a Life Documented layout using Simple Stories' DIY and DIY Boutique collections.

I had a little help designing this page thanks to a fabulous sketch by Becky Fleck of PageMaps. Becky put together lots of great sketches last month with inspiration for using Simple Stories' Pocket Pages, and this particular one centers around Simple Stories' Pocket Page Design 3.

I didn't have many photos for this particular week in my album, so I was glad to have some extra inspiration to fill those empty pockets!

Using a combination of the embellishment cues from the sketch and the layering elements from DIY and DIY Boutique, I was able to quickly build a few decorative clusters to fill in the blank space.

DIY Boutique has a great combination of neutral bases in kraft, cream, white, and black, and I used them liberally to keep the bright colors from the title words, shape stickers, and enamel dots from overwhelming my page.

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Howdy!  Layle here today to share some fun news - we have 80+ brand new cut file designs, now available for the Silhouette!

Here are just a few of our new favorites -

Lookin' Good

Love Banners

Anchor

This Way to Fun!

Visit Simple Stories at the Silhouette Online Store here to see these designs and others in our design portfolio.  You can also search for 'Simple Stories' directly on their site. 

Have you created something with our Silhouette cut files?  If so, we'd love to see them!  Post on our Facebook page, tag us on Instagram with #simplestories or email an image of your project to layle@simplestories.com!

How about a little incentive to head on over and check out these and our other fun designs here at the Silhouette Online Store?!!  Head on over, take a peek at all of our designs, then hop back here and leave a comment on this post telling us which design is your favorite.  On Sunnday the 27th, we'll draw one random lucky winner to win a $25 Download Card to the Silhouette Online Store! 

So tell us, which Simple Stories design is your favorite?!

Hey there!  It's Vicki here today with some DIY goodness to share.  For CHA Winter I had lots of fun creating a series of make 'n takes using pieces of the DIY line.  Let me tell you…I am head over heels for DIY!!  I love to layer and build projects and this line was made for exactly that!  Take a look at some of the pieces I had to work with and let me tell you a little more about it.

This system is set up for success!  First, you have your "Foundations" i.e. tags, cards, pockets and envelopes.  The next step is "Layers" (probably my favourite Simple Stories invention ever!!).  And finally you have the "embellishments" which include stickers (6 sets with 8 sheets in EACH pack!!!!), Clear Photo Stickers, stamps, Enamel Dots and Burlap Icons, Banners and Arrow Stickers!!!  The Foundations and Layers come in both Kraft and Office.  That, my friends, makes for a ton of choices and combinations!!  Take a look at a few that I came up with…

Here are a few ideas using the tags…

Here are some samples using the cards…

Take a look at some pocket samples…

And finally, here are a few ideas using the envelopes…

I could create these DIY projects ALL DAY LONG!!!  They are versatile and fun.  This system works for any type of crafter…cardmakers, scrapbookers, pocket page lovers, etc.  The possibilities seem endless.  I plan on making more with a few different elements and additions and I will post them when it's my turn again to spend some time with you here.

Thanks for stopping by!  I can't wait to hear your thoughts on DIY and see what you create with it!!

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Hi there, Layle with you today for another round of Pick a Card, Any Card!

Each month, 5 of our design team members and I will be picking one of our favorite Simple Stories or SN@P! 3x4 or 4x6 cards and sharing them with you - in more ways than one!  We've introduced so many GREAT cards over the last few years that I thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite cards each month, tell you why they're our favorites and then give you a chance to win not only the specific cards that we picked, but the other cards they're paired up with as part of the set (more on that fun giveaway at the end of this post)!

If you missed last month's picks, you can see them here.

To kick off this month's version of Pick a Card, Any Card, here's one of my favorites -

This card is one of the 3x4 cards from our Wedding SN@P! Set.  I love the mixture of fonts on this card.  I made a quick and easy grid style layout with a few of my wedding photos and this card - hard to believe that will be 19 years ago next month! 

Next up is Rebecca Keppel with this 3x4 card from our Summer SN@P! Set -

When I asked Rebecca why she chose this particular card, she said -

I know many people who are still dealing with crazy winter-like weather are going to detest me for saying this, but in the Southwest of the United States, "spring" actually feels like summer. My kids are already getting in the pool and enjoying warm evenings outside. I pulled this card out and it made me so happy that our fun summer-time is already here! I love the appealing ombre rainbow and the big white font title. And for those buried in snow, don't be too angry at me - I will be miserable in a couple of months in our 115 degree heat!

Shellye McDaniel chose this 3x4 Homespun SN@P! Card -

When I asked Shellye why she chose this card, she said -

If I could create chalkboard art it would look just like this card!  I love the oval shape and the floral border.  It reminds me of a hand-stitched sampler found hanging in a country home.

Teri Anderson selected this 3x4 card from our Dog SN@P! Set -

According to Teri -

There are cards and there are cards that make you chuckle! This one just plain puts a big smile on my face and makes me giggle. I love the thought of the dog saying those words!  Plus it is a totally versatile card that could be used on a scrapbook page or a greeting card! Love that.

Next up is Vicki Boutin with this 4x6 card, also from the Summer SN@P! Set -

When I asked Vicki why she selected this card, she said -

My favourite card right now has to be the "Hello Summer" 4x6 card from the 4x6 SN@P! Summer set.  Why, you ask?  It's because I am so ready for it!  Summer that is.  Bring on the sun, heat and blue skies!!

Last up this month is Wendy Antenucci with this 4x6 card from our Birthday SN@P! Set -

According to Wendy -

I love these cards for more than just pocket scrapbooking - these cards are great building blocks for layouts too!  I love the chevron pattern in this packet as it is such a fun card to lead your viewers eye into a photo or maybe your next card!  My favorite card in this pack though is the one with the sentiment, I am grateful for you everyday single day.  This is what I want to remember each and every day as I am surround (and sometimes overwhelmed) by my six children, that I AM GRATEFUL!

So, what do you think?  How about those picks - pretty fun, right?!

OK, now to more good stuff.  At the beginning of this post I mentioned something about a giveaway!  Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below by end of day Saturday, April 26th telling me which of our 6 cards is your favorite and why.  On Sunday I'll draw one random lucky winner to win not only the cards we selected, but the rest of the cards that are included with each package the cards are from  - that's 228 fabulous Simple Stories cards, people; you can see all of the cards one random lucky will win under the Supplies section below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

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