Nicole Nowosad's Blog Posts

Hey there Simple Stories fans! Nicole here today to share a non-traditional project using the new Happy Haunting collection! I know that this is a Halloween themed collection, but I love the pretty mix of colors and couldn't resist creating a non-Halloween themed project using this collection.

I punched several flowers from various papers in the collection, using a lot of the b-sides of the papers. To add some neutrality to the flowers, I punched smaller flowers using some simple white cardstock. I decided to adhere my photo first, overlapping the fun bold striped paper in the collection.

To finish off each flower, I stitched on a simple button in co-ordinating colors and then popped the flowers with some foam adhesive. I love how you can stretch a themed collection into an everyday one, with a simple paper punch and a little creativity!

I hope you are inspired to try a non-traditional page using a traditionally themed collection!


Good morning Simple Stories fans! Nicole here again to share a fun (and slightly spooky) Halloween layout with you using the new Say Cheese Halloween collection! This collection is a great combination of Halloween color and pattern and has a perfect whimsical feel! It is so great to capture some of those Halloween memories.

I really wanted to combine some of the fun cut apart squares from the 2x2 elements paper to create a grid for my page. I cut some 2" squares of paper from various patterns in this collection to mix in with the cut apart sentiments

I added in a spiderweb cut file as a layer between the patterned paper and my photos in a neutral kraft color to add a little dimension. I added some diecuts and fussy cut some elements from those same 2x2 squares and popped them with foam adhesive onto my project.

I hope that this gives you some fun ideas on how to incorporate the Say Cheese Halloween onto your next spooky Halloween page!


Hello Simple Stories fans! Nicole here today to share a project using the Happy Trails collection. I love the rich tones and patterns in this travel inspired collection and knew right away that I wanted to document about one of our favorite summer activities.

I wanted to use various different papers in this collection to capture a photo from a recent beach excursion. The colors just matched perfectly, so I decided to back a large title cut file with a few different patterns from the collection kit.

It is a great way to add a lot of pattern in a simple and collective way onto your project. Plus, I just love a good large title!

Fussy cutting some pretty florals from the collection kit helps add some softness around the photo and throughout the title too. It's a great way to add in another layer of colour and bring all the colors of the page together too.