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Hi there!  Nathalie with you today to share with you a new layout about documenting the Magic of Christmas using the beautiful Country Christmas.   I love the vintage, classic designs of this collection, and  it was perfect to bring the sentiment of the season to this page.

I wanted to showcase the papers in this collection, so i started by trimming  and distressing the edges of the O Christmas Tree paper, and adhere to the b-side of the Glad Tidings paper.   The color combination of these papers makes the page so festive.

To make the papers shine, i chose a simple design for the page.  First, one of the papers from the 6x8 paper pad was glued to the background ( i picked the paper to match the Glad Tidings paper).  To bring the snow details in the background, i used a cut file from Handipaper to create the snowflake cut out, and then attached it along the left side of the 6x8 paper.

The Sn@p cards are perfect to create layers, and i used one of the 4x6 and 3x4 ones behind the picture.  Then used  the Simple Basic paper pack to create a small pocket that is also layered behind the picture.  Once i attached this to the page, i used a few embellishments from the collection to bring color and fun to the page.

To finish the page, I used the large "Believe" sticker from the combo sheet and  then a small chipboard stickers.   I  chose to handwrite my journal, but finished the paragraph with a few stamped images from the coordinating stamp set.

I love how this turned out, a simple page made perfect by all the papers and embellishments from the beautiful COUNTRY CHRISTMAS collection.   Remember to check the collection, you will love how it can easily bring the magic of Christmas to your pages.

XO

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Hi there Simple Stories friends!  Nathalie with you today with a new project that brings the joy of the Christmas season to a layout.  When I saw the new  Simple Stories Say Cheese Christmas, I knew that the colorful designs and papers will be perfect to document this picture of our Goddaughter as an elf last Christmas.

I started by creating a fun title for the page. I chose an alphabet from the Silhouette store, and cut each  letter from different papers from the Say Cheese Christmas collection.  In addition, I arranged the letters in order -for the title- and created an offset around the words.  I cut this offset from white cardstock and used it as a base to handstitch the letters of the title together.

For the background of the page, I chose the Sn@p Basics Hickory/Cream grid paper . I chose to fussy cut a few florals form the Making Spirits Bright paper and attached them around the  outer edge of the background using foam adhesive

Once the title was glued to the background, the layout came together quickly, First i used a few of the papers to frame the picture and add layers behind it. I tucked the picture under the title, and started to add small embellishments around it,

All the cute and festive stickers and ephemera pieces were perfect to add sentiment to this page. Plus they are so easy to combine that it makes this page come together in just a few minutes.

I hope this has inspired you to check the new Simple Stories Say Cheese collection.  You are going to fall in love with the designs, colorful images and how versatile it can be.

Til' next time

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Hi there!  Nathalie with you today with  a new layout that is all about combining the beautiful and rich tones of the new Simple Stories Winter Farmhouse collection.    I love this collection, and knew that i want to make a layout all about my niece and her love for snow.

It all started with a cut file from Paige Evans, which was enlarged to fit to the page.  I cut this from white cardstock and backed the empty spaces with different papers from the beautiful Winter Farmhouse collection.

For the background, i chose to trim a bit of the edges of the Feeling Frosty paper and framed with the 

Cuddle Up paper.   Here i glued the title on place  and started working on embellishing the page.

The picture was backed and layer with the Snowed In paper and paper from the 6x8 paper pad, and then nestled between the side letters of the title.  I used all the embellishments from the collection to create small clusters around the picture, just love the floral designs in the collection.

I also used a large embellishment cluster at the start of the title, just so that your eye goes through the entire page and brings all the charming detail forward.  I just love how this came together, and all the beautiful patterns are perfect to bring the outdoor feel to the page

I  hope this inspires you to check the new Farmhouse collection from Simple Stories, you will love all the patterns, colors and designs in this collection.

XO

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