Odessa Reichel's Blog Posts

Hi everyone! Odessa here with a fun little project I just finished working on. The new SN@P! Flipbooks are soooo cute, I couldn’t wait to use them. Today I am sharing some of a mini album I worked on in an SN@P! Flipbook using the Simple Vintage Coastal Collection.

Hello beach vibes! I started off by decorating the cover of the Teal Flipbook. I used some paper from the 6x8 Simple Vintage Coastal 6x8 pad to cover the album and then used the cute little paint chip stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet. The 4x6 size is perfect for documenting a short family trip.

I couldn’t stop there! I then matched up various Simple Vintage Coastal stickers, chipboard pieces and brads that matched the colour of the chipboard to add a little more to it. I love tone on tone layers.

This collection gives of a relaxing paradise feel so I started off my Flipbook with this journal card that sums it up for me. It’s not just a journal card in a pocket though, it’s actually a Photo Flip that I attached to a page protector that flips up for some interactive documenting.

Flip it up and there’s a lot going on under there! The top card is a piece of cardstock from the Simple Vintage Coastal 6x8 Paper Pad cut down to 4x6. On top I used one of the Layered Frames with some alpha stickers from the 4x6 Sticker Book to create a title for my Flipbook. Under that I used a blue Cardstock from the Simple Vintage Coastal 12x12 Basics Kit to create a faux instant photo frame for a landscape photo I wanted to use with a few embellishments on top.

Next up is a big 4x6 photo. I used the Coral Colour Vibes Foam Alpha Stickers on them with a phrase sticker from the Simple Vintage Coastal 4x6 Sticker book. Simple yet bold. The pockets next to it are a little busier with some journalling on a cut out from the 3x4 Elements page with layers of stickers and chipboard on it to tell a cute story related to the photo next to it. Which has brads and stickers and chipboard and die cut flowers to keep up the beachy vibes.

Here I have some more 3x4 Elements along with some photos and simple embellishing. Simple Vintage Coastal looks great all layered up, but also does simple well too. It’s a very versatile collection. Here I used brads, chipboard, phrases and labels to add some simple text to my photos.

These layered striped patterns in the Simple Vintage collections are some of my favourite and I always include them. Here I used the 3x4 Element with a die cut phrase for a simple yet adorable pocket. If you’re looking for some beachy and tropical cardstock and embellishments to go with your photos this collection is it!


Hi! Odessa here with some birthday fun! The Simple Stories Magical Birthday is my dream birthday collection. Lots of fun pinks and teals and purples, gold foil and all the unicorns! I used Magical Birthday to make a fun SN@P! pocket page using some of my birthday photos.

The Pink Stripe SN@P! Binder is a perfect match for this collection. I used the Magical Birthday Washi Tape over the white strips on the album to liven it up a bit and then attached some of the Magical Birthday Decorative Brads using a strong glue. Easy and so festive!

Inside I used some fun journal cards from the 3x4 and 2x2 elements cardstock. There were so many foil stickers in the Magical Birthday 4x6 Sticker Book. The crown was just what I needed to crown myself the birthday queen! I used washi tape on a couple of the pictures over the corners for a faux photo corner look that matches my embellishments perfectly. 

I couldn’t leave out those Foam Stickers! Even they had some foil on them. I used the little “hi” on the bottom of a photo. I also used one of the cardstock sheets as a background for a DIY journal card. I cut it down to 3x4 and used a journaling die cut with a chipboard sticker and some enamel dots and decorative brads to make the journalling on the page extra fun. If you’re looking for a fun birthday collection Magical Birthday is for you!


Hi! Odessa here with a project I’ve been working on with the new Simple Stories Birthday Blast. It was just what I needed to go with some photos of my two boys. Packed with bright bold colours, fun patterns and lots of balloons and streamers and banners, I was excited to get embellishing.

I used the Birthday Blast 6x8 Pad to decorate the cover of my Teal SN@P! Binder. I used the fun rainbow plaid as the base and then used different blue patterned cardstock from the pad on the top and the bottom of the page set at an angle. 

I added an extra strip of each of the edge cardstock paper and then used some big word stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet with s cheery balloon Chipboard Sticker. I finished it off with a couple of the banner stickers from the Combo Sticker sheet. It’s was really easy to put together with just a few stickers and some cardstock.

I kept the angle layers going on the inside, echoing it on a photo and journal card. I decorated the page with all the colours and patterns from Birthday Bash. In the middle I used one of my favourite SN@P! page protectors, It has a 2x8 pocket on the inside edge and if you cut it apart from the rest of the protectors it’s great to use as a divider. It’s a fun way to separate things, add more layers or just embellish more.

Inside my little divider with all kinds of stickers and enamel dots. I sealed it up with the scalloped border from the Combo Sticker sheet with washi stuck to the back and put a big chipboard sticker Happy Birthday Banner on top.

I love instant photos so I used the fun plaid pattern on the Wish Big! Cardstock to make an instant photo inspired frame to go over my photo. I used the deep blue Birthday Boy cardstock as the background and added a ton of embellishments. Those glitter enamel dots are a favourite.

This photo had an ugly air conditioner hanging out in the back so I used the It’s My Party cardstock just like on the cover to hide it. I added a splash of Bits & Pieces, Chipboard Stickers, Enamel Dots, Brads and more to make it extra cute. The balloons in the 3x4 Element next to it matches the rainbow stripes perfect. Birthday Blast was just what I needed to go with these photos.