Simple Stories: Two Page Beach Layout

Four years ago my family checked off a bucket list item when we took our summer vacation to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. We stayed in a beach house and/ spent our days playing in the ocean, collecting shells, and eating good food. It was amazing! The Simple Stories Sunshine & Blue Skies collection, with its sunkissed vibe, was perfect for scrapbooking all of the beach photos I took while we were there!

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I pulled out the Say Cheese 4 Fun Words Large Metal Dies to create my title. I die cut the title three times. Two layers are from Navy/Emerald paper, and the third layer is from the navy dot side of the Let’s Escape paper. I layered them all together with foam tape to give the title lots of dimension.

I LOVE the Pool People Bits & Pieces and couldn’t resist creating a little scene with them below the title. I surrounded them with phrase stickers from the Combo Stickers and 4×6 Stickers, and added in more accents from the Bits & Pieces pack and Chipboard Stickers.

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I used dies from my stash to compliment the Sun die cut at the top of the page. I used foam tape to add a couple of leaf stickers and a phrase from the Combo Sticker Sheet.

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This embellishment cluster on the right page was a lot of fun to create. I love combining die cuts in an “L” shape to accent the corner of my photos. I also added another die cut word to this side, as well, accenting it with the hexagon umbrella shapes from the collection, phrase stickers (4×6 Stickers), and that super-cute, polaroid camera sticker!

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I love how beachy this collection feels! It was the perfect way to document our beach adventure on the East Coast!

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Simple Stories: Summer Treasure Box

Hello, Simple Stories fans! Today I have a fun summer project you can create with your kids. I am sharing a Summer Treasure Box created with the Sunshine and Blue Skies collection. I adore the vibe of this collection! Not only is it perfect for creating seasonal summer projects, but with the palm trees and hibiscus flowers, it would be perfect for documenting your tropical vacation memories, too!
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Every year my three daughters each create a treasure box to keep their summer and vacation mementos in. As we go on our family vacation, road trips, and other summer outings my girls place trinkets they have collected along the way inside.
Some of the things they have added to their boxes have been smooth rocks and seashells from a beach trip, amusement park and movie tickets, and even business cards from restaurants and stores that they want to remember. They love going through their boxes later and reminiscing about all of the places we have been. It’s almost like their own little 3d scrapbook!
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The Sunshine and Blue Skies papers were so cute for this box! I love the popsicle pattern of the 2×2 Elements paper on the lid and the Pool Party patterned paper on the inside. I feel like those happy swimmers are beckoning me to come join them in the pool every time I open it up. Awwww, summer!
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I decorated the front of the box with the super-cute chipboard Ice Cream Truck, palm tree, and sun. I’m craving a frosty treat right now just looking at it!
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If you’re looking for a craft idea to do with the kids this summer, try making a Summer Treasure Box! Your children or grandchildren will love having a special place to store their mementos!
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Echo Park Paper: Fun in the Sun

Summertime is about so many things, but for my daughter it is about hanging out with her friends having fun! Today I have a new layout up on the Echo Park Paper Blog featuring the I Love Summer collection.

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My daughter was born in the summer which is perfect for her sunny personality! I placed the “Hello Sunshine” Ephemera die cut at the top of the page because it is the perfect reflection of the fun person she is.

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Besides hanging out with friends, my daughter LOVES to go to the pool to swim anytime she possibly can. I decided to use my electronic die cutting machine to cut this series of open circles to mimic bubbles. I treated each bubble, or circle, with 6×6 papers and embellishments.

This circle at the top featured a couple of chipboard pieces from the Chipboard Accents pack, as well as a glittering, pink, rhinestone brad.

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I used the Ride the Wave embossing folder to emboss the Lt. Blue solid background of this circle for a few fish to hang out in.

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This last circle features a cheerful, toucan with a seashell background and another pink, gem brad.

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I used an Echo Park design from the Silhouette Design Store and letter stamps from my stash to build my title. The file I used is called the “Fun in the Sun” phrase (Design #186889).

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I loved the striking contrast of the navy blue in this collection and decided to finish this page by capping off the top and bottom with strips of the gingham Summer Floral paper. The result is a happy, summery page that I can’t wait to add to our family album!

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“Fun in the Sun Phrase” Cut File by Echo Park Paper
(Design #186889 in the Silhouette Design Store)
“Circle Frame Collage” by Rivka Wilkins
(Design #61897 in the Silhouette Design Store)

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Simple Stories: Happy About Springtime!

Have you checked out the latest Simple Sets by Simple Stories? With six papers (2 each of 3 designs) and a coordinating 6×12 Sticker Sheet, they are the perfect solution for a quick project or two!
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Today I am working with the Springtime Simple Set. Butterflies and flowers are not only perfect for Spring, but work great for everyday memories, as well. This page is about my daughter achieving recognition in her writing class at college. Definitely, a “bloom where you’re planted” moment for her!
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Butterflies are a perfect symbol for growth and transformation, as well as following your own path. I fussy-cut the butterflies from the 3×4 & 4×6 Elements Paper and then adhered them to the page with foam squares as embellishments.
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I layered several of the stickers together in this embellishment cluster, anchoring them with strips of patterned paper across the bottom and a scribble-style circle that I die cut using my electronic die cutting machine.
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On the opposite side of the photos I used several patterned papers from my scrap bin and some metal dies from my stash to create a pair of dimensional flowers.
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I hope this page will help my daughter remember to always celebrate her accomplishments! There is so much in our lives to be grateful for!
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Cut File Information:
“Star Monogram Circle Frame” by Lilium Pixel
(Design #273609 in the Silhouette Design Store)
“Love Word Hand Lettered Scribble Circle” by Kristen Magee
(Design #109783 in the Silhouette Design Store)

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