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Autumn is my favorite season!  I love the crisp air and the show of color everywhere!  If you love Autumn too you’re going to fall for the new Simple Stories Vintage Blessings Collection

Fall is a time for families to gather for Thanksgiving and for us to count our blessings.   Who wouldn’t love a hand made card with a personal note expressing how much they’re loved and thought about? 

The papers in the collection are the fall colors you’d expect like green, yellow, and red with a surprise pop of aqua blue and pink.  The colors work beautifully together and have a homespun folk feel.  I cut a hilly landscape to create the scene on this card mixing gingham, floral and calico.

Sentiment stickers are from the Combo Sticker in the 12 x 12” Collection Pack that’s also sold separately.  The house and banner are from the 6x12” Chipboard Sticker Sheet.   The tree, leaves and sun are from the Bits and Pieces die cut pack.
 

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I’m smitten with the birds in the collection!  They’re a patchwork of the different patterns in the set that looks amazing!  You’ll find them printed on the paper, die cut in the Bits and Pieces pack, and on the Chipboard Sticker sheet. 

I perched the bird on a branch from the Bits and Pieces.   My tip for breaking up patterns is to add some solid color.   As an example, to help define the circle of yellow gingham paper I cut for a sun, I added a slightly larger circle of solid yellow card stock backing. 

I created the background in lighter colors to help the branch and die cut leaves stand out and create more contrast.

There’s even sticker packs available in this collection to add smaller images and sentiments to your projects like the bitty “fall fun” I added on the border.

The Combo Sticker sheet has so many great embellishments including a row of tabs like the “blessed” on my card.  The script font is beautiful and the soft blue matches the papers perfectly!  

The Bits and Pieces die cut pack includes 58 die cut pieces ready to work with so creating scenes and embellishing your projects is a treat.  The colors match the card stock perfectly so everything looks great together! 


 

I just know you’re going to love this collection!  Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

 

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It’s no exaggeration to say that ours is a camping family.  My daughter was a Girl Scout, and my son a Boy Scout.   We were very involved with the troop and at one point my husband was even Scoutmaster.  It was a privilege to be a part of so many lives and watch these children grow into young adults.

I was so excited when I saw the Simple Stories Cabin Fever Collection!  It’s everything I love about the outdoors.   The papers are a wonderful mix of nature inspired elements like trees, animals and flowers.

The collection has all the survival tools you’ll need to get you through lots of layouts so you can capture all your favorite memories.  I love the clever sentiments you’ll find in the #3047 Cabin Fever 4x6” Stickers and Combo Sticker.

For this scene I hand cut borders of pattern paper to create a landscape.  It’s best to keep the lightest color in the foreground to add some depth to your scene.

I fussy cut some pine trees from a journaling card in the paper pack and tucked them behind the hilly landscape.  A circle paper punch makes an simple sunny sky!

The fun tent and campfire are chipboard stickers, and the bitty flowers are from the combo sheet.

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I’ve been sending a card in a care package to my son at summer camp for as long as I can remember. This was his last year as a Venture Scout – that means he’s 21 years old.

And while he’s no longer part of a troop that doesn’t stop him from going on adventures.  A few weeks ago, he and two friends who are also Eagle Scouts took a road trip to Colorado to do some exploring.

Of course he’ll always be my little boy; always in my heart and on my mind.   I packed them up some snacks for their trip and tucked a card inside his duffel bag so he doesn’t ever forget it!

I cut the sentiment from a journaling card.  The hiking prints are chipboard, and the fun compass is a decorative brad.  Do you spy some plaid washi? 

If you’re a camper too I just know you’re going to love this fresh new collection from Simple Stories!

 

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Jeanne here today with some inspirational cards featuring the Simple Stories Faith Collection.  This collection is a beautiful mix of florals and prints in bright colors with navy accents for lots of contrast. 

The collection is appropriately named “Faith” because religious sentiments are mixed throughout the different elements available in the collection like this bible verse that you can find in the Bits and Pieces die cut pack.  What a great way to encourage and inspire, or maybe just remind someone of how blessed they really are.

I thought these die cut plants were perfect with the sentiment – a reminder to have faith and trust in God. 

The butterfly to me represents “letting go” and letting Christ lead the way.  I added a strip of navy pattern paper under the pots to keep them grounded and added some yellow enamel dots for a sprinkle of extra color.

 

Sometimes we’re looking for answers, things happen in life that we don’t understand.  It’s important to have faith. 

 

This card started with pretty papers from the Faith Collection.  For my focal point I added a 3x4” SN@P! Journaling card and topped it with some circles I cut from the 6x8 Paper Pad.

I added lots of embellishments like a pretty chipboard flower.

 

An epoxy metal clip and some enamel dots shine like candy!

This little butterfly is from the Combo Sticker that is in the 12” Collection or sold separately.  I dusted it with baby powder to remove some of the tackiness before adhering it with adhesive foam tape for dimension.

 

All the different elements in this collection are beautifully coordinated  to complement each other, making your projects  a pleasure to create.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sometimes we’re looking for answers, things happen in life that we don’t understand.  It’s important to have faith. 

 

This card started with pretty papers from the Faith Collection.  For my focal point I added a 3x4” SN@P! Journaling card and topped it with some circles I cut from the 6x8 Paper Pad.

I added lots of embellishments like a pretty chipboard flower.

 

An epoxy metal clip and some enamel dots shine like candy!

This little butterfly is from the Combo Sticker that is in the 12” Collection or sold separately.  I dusted it with baby powder to remove some of the tackiness before adhering it with adhesive foam tape for dimension.

All the different elements in this collection are beautifully coordinated  to complement each other, making your projects  a pleasure to create.  The Faith Collection is a beautiful way celebrate and inspire the people who are blessings in your life!

 

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