Anya Lunchenko's Blog Posts

Good morning everyone! Anya Lunchenko here today to share with you a set of cards I made with the “Little Princess” collection. This line is so adorable that I could keep going on and on with creating more cards!
I created my cards in sets of two. The first set uses pink polka dot paper and a navy blue color combination, which I absolutely adore! For one of these cards I fussy cut the oval shape from one of the cards and used it as a divider between two patterned papers, which created an interesting design. I decorated both cards with stickers and a lot of fussy cut flowers from one of the papers in the collection.
The second set of cards share the light blue/navy blue color combination. The starting point for both of these cards were 3x4” elements from the collection. I added a few coordinating pieces of paper for layers and emphasized the design on the element cards with stickers and more fussy cut flowers. I finished all the cards with a few Enamel Dots and a sprinkle of white Nuvo Drops.


Hello Simple Stories friends! Anya here today and I am happy to share a tiny mini book I created with the “Dad Life” collection. This mini book measures about 4.5x5” but has enough space for up to fifteen 3x4” photos and some space for journaling.

Each of the pages in this album are made like pockets with an opening at the top that can hold additional noted, letters, or journaling. I filled the pockets with tags at the moment, that can be used to write those special messages to dad.

I decorated each page spread with patterned paper, journaling cards and stickers, using pop dots for some of them for dimension.

This tiny little book can be used to hold some of your favorite moments about your father or it can be given as a little gift for someone else to fill it with their own memories: all they need to do is print some photos, adhere them to the photo spots and write a few notes!


Good morning everyone! The time of vacations and traveling has arrived and one of my favorite ways to document those memories are by creating a mini book. Anya here today and I would like to share with you an album I created using the Simple Vintage Traveler collection.

For this mini book I used some heavy weight cardstock, faux leather and patterned paper to make an album cover, and white cardstock for the pages, which were sewn to the binding piece and then glued inside the cover. It may sound a little complicated, but once you make one you get the hang of it.

I really enjoyed the soft color pallete in the Simple Vintage Traveler's collection! I used the patterned paper to cover all the pages and then decorated them with chipboard frames, stickers and ephemera pieces.

One of my favorite ways to add photos to these mini albums is by including a folded piece of white cardstock, which I like to cover with one of the journaling cards from the collection. By gluing this piece down, it creates two spots for photos when you flip it open.

Also, I made a few long pockets, which can hold extra pictures and ephemera. These additions make the album more fun to look through and these pockets can hold larger pieces.

I hope this inspired you to document your next trip in the album you make from scratch. It gives you total freedom by choosing your own custom size, color of the cover and the number of pages inside!