Jeanne Jachna's Blog Posts

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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Hi friends!  I hope you’re having a great day!  Today I am excited to share the new Simple Stories I Am 2020 Collection!   This collection is full of empowerment and inspiration – a way to affirm that we are all beautiful, blessed and capable of more than we know!

Before I read the wonderful words of empowerment I was smitten with the beautiful colors!  I’m attracted to brights and this collection does my heart happy!

 The images are a walk in the garden.. flowers and butterflies!  You’ll also find images to refresh (Coffee anybody?) and set your soul free.  Check out the little motor scooter with the basket of flowers!

This set has all the embellishments you love including journaling cards, bits and pieces, washi and enamel dots.  But guess what?  There’s also decorative brads, GOLD foiled foam stickers, stamps and a stencil too!

One of my favorite things in this collection is the washi.  Why?  Because one roll has gold foil words, another is floral print, and the third?  LEOPARD PRINT!

Because I’m primarily a card maker I used the 6x8” pad to create my cards.  The prints are smaller and the sheets cut in half are the perfect size for the front of an A2 size card.   The pad even includes some journaling 3x4” cards great for embellishing or SN@P! journaling.

And what’s better than the printed, die cut bits & pieces?  Having Journal Bits & Pieces too!   They’re great for making focal points to embellish, and of course everything is color matched to coordinate.

TIP:  If you decide to add a decorative brad after you have all your paper layers adhered in place simply snip off the metal prongs and adhere the brad with adhesive to secure it in place.

Wishing you a beautiful day!

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If you’re a DIY sort of gal (like me) then WOW!  Do I have the collection for you!  Simple Stories Hey Crafty Girl is going to steal your heart, because it’s all about your favorite thing.. MAKING!   Just the name is practically calling out to you! 

You’ll love the printed pattern papers with numbered grid marks, paint swatch rainbow colors, ruled lines, florals, plaids, dots and more.

All of my cards start out with a white card stock base topped with a slightly smaller matt cut from the Simple Stories Simple Basics papers.  Each sheet is color coordinated to match the printed papers in the collection.  The Simple Basics papers are solid on one side and have a soft dot print on their reverse.  When patterns get a little busy, it’s easy to break things up with a panel of solid.

I’m smitten with the fun sentiments in the set that you’ll find everywhere.. in the Bits and Pieces, Stickers, and Chipboard.  Sentiments like “Life is short – buy the Paper!”, “Crafty Girls Rock” and “Keep Calm and Make Pretty Things”.  Are you smiling yet?

We all love showing off our crafty space.  A place where we can create, dream, imagine and explore.  And while our little hobby can get expensive. lets face it.. it’s cheaper than therapy!  LOL!    And the best part of all..   I feel so blessed that paper crafting has helped me find friends that enjoy making just like me.

The images are all wonderful too!  You’ll find tubes of paint, tape runners, washi, flowers and lots more!   Most of us are multi taskers, and this collection is too.  You’ll find embellishments for your inner photographer, decorator, journalist and fashion designer too! 

This collection includes traditional Bits and Pieces as well as Journaling Bits and Pieces die cuts.  The journaling set includes tags, tabs and labels perfect for layering.   

Simple Stories has expanded this collection to include a stamp set with coordinating dies, and a stencil too so you can explore even more ways to make with this wonderful collection!

Crafting is always a good idea and I can’t wait to share these pretty cards with my crafty friends!  I know they’ll appreciate these fun images and whimsical sentiments that bring out the crafty girl in all of us!

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