Jeanne Jachna's Blog Posts

Jeanne here today sharing four cards made with the new Simple Stories Bloom Collection!   This collection is a mix of soft florals and bold black and white stripes and dots!

This is a complete collection with Bits and Pieces die cuts, 6x12" Chipboard Sticker Sheet, Journaling Elements and even decorative Washi Tape!  You can see the entire collection here.

The chipboard elements make wonderful embellishments!  The chipboard is thick and add lots of dimension to your projects.  The typewriter and florals on this card are all chipboard.  

A 3x4 journaling card (included in the collection kit) is perfect for making images the center of attention.  The Combo sticker includes sentiment strips borders and tabs! 

This sentiment was created by layering  a "bits and pieces" die cut sentiment over a 3x4" elements journaling card.  There is adhesive foam tape between the layers to add dimension. 

You're going to love how each and every piece in this collection is coordinated to work together and the beautiful projects you'll be able to make!


Were you just born for a beautiful Summer day?  If you dream of the sun in your face and your toes in the sand then you’ll love the new Simple Stories Hello Summer Collection!  These cards are a sunny hello but would also be amazing invites to a backyard bbq or pool party!

The collection features bright colors and pretty tropical prints!  Of course there’s loads of embellishments too!  The Bits and Pieces die cuts and 6x12 Chipboard Sticker sheet  are perfectly coordinated and ready to work with. There’s even coordinating Washi tape!

The Collection kit includes sheets of journaling cards in different sizes perfect for documenting or using as a focal points on cards like mine.  A sticker sheet is also included in the collection kit - it's got lots of images and sentiment strips! 

 I adhered the die cut Bits and Pieces with adhesive foam tape to add some dimension.    I love the florals and fruit - it's so fresh and fun!   The thick chipboard stickers don’t need any special attention – they’re total eye candy!

It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day! Go ahead and spread some sunshine!


Memorial Day is just around the corner and for me that signals the beginning of Summer.  The kids are almost out of school, people are opening their pools, and the smell of BBQ is in the air!   

Today I’m sharing some patriotic cards made with the Simple Stories Hometown USA Collection Kit.   These will make great invites for the big celebration!  We usually have a house full over for a BBQ and to watch the fireworks after it gets dark.

The paper packs are a great value because they include everything you need to make several layouts and greeting cards.  On the reverse side of the paper prints you’ll find journaling cards that make a great focal point for a greeting card.  

A sheet of stickers make easy embellishments.  I use baby powder to dull the sticky adhesive back and add adhesive foam tape to pop up the stickers to add dimension to projects.   The sticker sheet also includes several sentiments.

The best part of all is that the papers are meant to work together.  The colors match perfectly and there’s no guessing what paper matches another paper.

So go ahead!  Celebrate the Red White and Blue in style with the Simple Stories Hometown USA Collection Kit!