Anya Lunchenko's Blog Posts

Hello everyone! Anya here today and I am excited to share another mini album with you that I created using the Cruisin' collection. I love making shaped mini books and for this time I made it in a shape of a ship. The album measures about 5x7” and fits 3x4” photos perfectly.

To create this mini album I downloaded a digital “ship” cut file and cut all of the white pages for the book with a Silhouette. I used the “internal offset” feature to create a slightly smaller shape of the page to cut the patterned paper and covered the white cardstock pages with coordinating papers.

One of my favorite ways to add more photos to mini albums is by adding “cards” that open and have spots for two photos inside. All I did is create a 3.25x4.25” card base from white cardstock. To the front of each card I adhered one of the 3x4” elements from the collection and then added them to mini book pages.

After decorating all of the pages with layers of patterned papers, stickers and bits and pieces, I punched holes on each page and added rings to hold the book together. I used a larger ring size knowing there will be more bulk in the book after I add photos to it.

I really enjoy making these shaped mini books and hope to have inspired you to make something similar. Have a wonderfully creative day!


Hello Simple Stories friends! Anya here today and I would like to share an explosion box with you that I created using the beautiful “Heart” collection. Even though the main theme for this line is about memories of people we lost, it doesn't mean we can't use it for other projects as well.

To create this box I used a scoring board and some white cardstock. My box measures 3” from all sides and the lid is 1” tall. In order for the lid to fit the box nicely, you need to make it about 1/16” larger then the size of the box. After creating the basic shape of the box, I like to cover all the panels with patterned paper, leaving a thin white border.

My favorite part is to decorate all the panels with little pieces and stickers. The sides don't have to be very similar in design - the basic idea here is to distribute the colors evenly among them. By adding some of the pieces to panels with pop dots, you will create dimension, which always makes this type of project more interesting.


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.