Nicole Nowosad's Blog Posts

Hi there Simple Stories fans! Nicole here today to share a project using the new Heart collection. This collection has such a soft feeling to it, it is perfect for a mixture of different projects.

I cut a series of hearts using several different patterns from the 6x8 paper pad - cutting one small, medium and large sized. Each heart was layered and stitched together and adhered with a little foam adhesive between the layers to really make them pop.

A simple title using a 4x4 elements card, some chipboard and a few stickers all adhered together with some machine stitching. Fussy cut some tiny flowers from patterned paper and adhere to the page with a little foam adhesive to fill in any open areas.

I hope you are inspired to create a project from the Heart too!


It's Nicole here today to share a project I created using the Sunshine and Blue Skies collection. This fun collection is perfect for capturing all those spring and summer memories! I just love the ombre tones in the papers which is perfect to bring together a lot of the different patterned papers in this collection.

I started my project by gathering together several papers from the 6x8 paper pad. I mixed up several patterns to line the inside of these big words that I cut on my digital cutter. This is a great way to mix up patterns and colors on your project.

I like to mount shapes like these with foam adhesive so the design POPS! I kept the embellishment minimal, by using stickers from the Combo sticker sheet in some of the empty spaces on the layout.

Keeping the background a neutral color helps all the colors and patterns of the paper pop, and if you add a busier pattern behind it also helps draw together your project.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you are ready for summer and are inspired to capture some of your spring/summer memories with the Sunshine and Blue Skies collection.


Good morning Simple Stories fans! Nicole here to share with you a bright and bold layout using the Oh Happy Day collection.

I just couldn't resist using a good variety of the patterned paper in this collection to create my page. I just adore the bright colors and gorgeous patterns and so I cut up several strips from several of those papers to create the background for my page.

I create some simple + signs around my photo and anchored the project with a strip of neutral teal along the top and bottom edges of the project. I added several rows of machine sewing across the + signs to add a little texture too.

I finished off the page with a title cut from my Silhouette Cameo and popped it up with plenty of foam dots. I love that you can get a co-ordinated Simple Basics kit to go with this collection, they are perfect for die cutting and layering.

Thank you for joining me on the blog today, I hope you are inspired to create something of your own that is bold and colorful!