Hello friends! Brenda Smith here with you today and I've got a Summer mini album in a 4x6 SN@P! binder to share with you today.
I used the 4x6 Sn@p album in teal and papers and embellishments from the new Summer Days collection. The chipboard "Summer" just begs to be used on mini album covers and I couldn't resist. I paired it with a label, stamps, and some additional sticker embellishments.
I covered the insides of my album with the Lazy Days patterned paper. I usually like to choose a smaller pattern without too many colors for the covers and this worked perfectly. I trimmed down a 4x6 "bucket list" journal card and matted it on the Gotta Wear Shades patterned paper. I created a sequin pocket and sealed it shut with the Good Vibes washi. I used a 4x6 card as a title cards of sorts, typing out the months documented and our names.
I knew I wanted to use the box stickers from the 4x6 stickers so I measured them and created a photo collage in Photoshop with photos the same size. I filled the blank spots of the collage with box stickers and embellished accordingly. I matted the collage with the Soak up the Sun paper. For the "bright" journal card, I used some more of the Gotta Wear Shades paper and glued a bit of it on the top of a 3x4 journal card. I then used some alpha stamps from my stash atop a label and added a few brads from the Decorative Brads. The "Hello Sunshine" is a stitched on die cut from the Bits and Pieces pack.
I outlined the letters and the heart on the "I <3 Summer" card and added a few extra embellishments. "The Good Life," the green patterned stickers underneath, and the label are all from the 4x6 stickers. I used a 4x4 insert pocket in between this spread and stamped some sentiments from the Emoji Love roller stamp. I put an extra wide border on my "Swim" photo and added some stickers from the 4x6 stickers set as well as the cloud decorative brad.
I printed a 1.5" circular photo as well as 2x2 photo to fill the smaller pockets. I created a 4x4 journal card using a card from the cut-apart sheet and some paper from the Sn@p Basics 6x6. On the other side, I trimmed a corner from the Summer Snapshots paper and added a few embellishments including enamel dots from the Home collection. One of my favorite things about Simple Stories lines is that you can often easily combine collections.
One of my favorite tricks is to print a photo at 3x3 and leave the blank white space at the bottom so the photo is a 3x4 but looks somewhat like a polaroid. Then I'll add a little patterned paper and embellishments to finish it off. This Ninja card was just the right amount of color paired with the black and white photo. The 4x6 journal card is pretty simple with just the "chill" added from the 12x12 sticker sheet. I outlined it with a black pen to make it stand out more.
For this page, I again made a very wide border on a 4x6 photo and embellished. The "happy" is from the 12x12 sticker sheet and the stickers along the bottom are all from the 4x6 sticker set. I obviously still have a bunch more to go to adequately document our summer, but I'm happy with this as a stopping point.
Have you begun to document your summer with Simple Stories? Be sure and tag us @simplestories_ when sharing on Instagram so we can come and take a look!