Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm here today to share a fun mini album I created using one of the new Designer Binders and the Winter Wonderland collection! This line includes a great selection of patterned papers and embellishments that are perfect for your winter projects! Another smash hit from Simple Stories!
I used some older photos of a ski trip my husband and I took to the Catskills in New York.
I chose to decorate the front of my Designer Binder but it's pretty on its own! I love the cabana stripes of white and Robin's Egg! My favorite print is the plaid of "Bundle Up" so I wanted it to be prominent on my cover! I used a 2 1/2 inch strip along with a wood grain border sticker from the Combo Sticker Sheet. I then added little embellishments from the 6x12 Chipboard as well as coordinating Enamel Dots! How cute is the chipboard snowman?
For my pages, I used the 6x8 Pocket Pages Variety Pack so I could include different sizes of photos and journaling cards. I included 3x4 and 4x6 Journaling Elements which are perfect to add a little bit of journaling or coordinating embellishments!
A must in my pocket pages is creating a see-through pocket with sequins and small embellishments such as die cuts and wood veneer pieces. I use my sewing machine to stitch around the edges to secure my pocket.
I am a fan of layers and had fun "dressing up" the journaling cards! Using a shape hand punch or die cuts are great way to add depth to your pages! I used a pennant hand punch with the multiple patterns and stitched through. I also added some of the journaling spots found in the Bits and Pieces pack.
Using pop dots or foam tape is also another fun way to add to your pocket pages! I popped up the pinecone as well as the ticket on my 4x6 Journaling Element Card. For the "Eat, Sleep, Ski" card I used the skis die cut and popped it up over the print. I love how it turned out!
Also included in the Variety Pack are pages with 4x4 pockets perfect for the 4x4 Journaling Elements. I also created my own cards by using patterned paper and embellishments.
Here, I layered different sizes of circle hand punches as well as pieces from the Bits and Pieces, Stickers, and Enamel Dots to create a fun card! Note the small stamped sentiment from the Carpe Diem Roller Stamp!
Did you know Simple Stories has a large variety of cut files here in the Silhouette shop? Many are the perfect size to place in your pockets such as this "Live Laugh Play" card! I cut it from the B side of "Silver White Winter" and backed it with the red/white plaid of "Snow Cute"
I used the 6x8 Pocket Page to create a larger page to showcase a favorite photo. I actually used one of the 4x12 Elements layering paper and embellishments to border my picture. And can you tell I love banners? I used the "Best Time Ever" cut file from the Simple Stories Silhouette shop as well as more hand punched pennants. To finish I stitched through with my sewing machine as well as added a couple cute chipboard snowflakes!
Of course Winter Wonderland has a variety of 4x6 Journaling Elements! I wanted to do a spread of this size because my photos are from the early 2000's prior to digital cameras. They aren't the best quality but definitely some of my favorites!
Another banner! I used the "Frosty" die cut from the Bits and Pieces that I popped up over hand punched pennants. I added the cute ice skates and mittens at the ends of my banner as if they were "hanging" at the ends. This collection has so many cute little pieces to choose from!
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope this inspires you to do some creating with Winter Wonderland and the Designer Binders! Have a great day!