Simple Stories: #1 Dad

Hello, scrappy friends! Today I’m using the Simple Stories Dad Life collection to document my husband’s relationship with our son.

My husband and son are the only boys in our family of six, which means they have to stick together! They often hang out together and have developed a special bond … do I dare say that my son has become “Dad’s Favorite” by default?! This photo is a snapshot I took of them before heading out on a road trip together. It was the perfect opportunity to document their relationship!

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I used the Snap Basics Aspen/White Notebook paper for the background of this page. I love using this paper for layouts, especially when I have a lot of journaling to add. The journaling lines are built right in!

Sometimes it can be difficult to find a masculine collection to work with our photos about the boys and men in our lives. Dad Life to the rescue! I love the colors of this collection soooo much! The gray, slate blue, orange, yellow, and black is a nice change of pace and are just perfect for scrapbooking the guys.

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I also really love all of the phrase stickers! I couldn’t resist adding them to the embellishment clusters at the top and right side of the page.

The rocket ship is adorable, too! I added it to the top right corner of my photo, along with several hearts, stars, and phrase stickers. I die cut a few scribbly circle shapes to tuck behind the photo for an additional punch of black!

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I love layering the stickers and elements together. Here I used the “#1 Dad” sticker as the title for this page, and then added one of the 3×4 cards next to it to act as a subtitle. I cut a piece of the plaid paper in a strip and then trimmed the ends to look like washi tape to “hold down” the card. At the bottom of the card I popped up the sneaker sticker on foam tape.

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I’m so grateful that my husband and son are such great friends. It makes my heart smile every time they plan a trip or activity together. It’s a relationship I am grateful to have captured and recorded on this page.

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Echo Park Paper: Camping Trail Mix

Do you know someone who loves trail mix? I happen to know several people who would be delighted to get a large jar of trail mix as a gift, … it is their favorite treat! (And one of mine, too!)
For today’s project I decorated a large jar of this peanut-ty treat using the Carta Bella Paper Gone Camping collection. Your outdoorsman would be delighted to receive this as he is heading out for a day of fishing. I mean, who wouldn’t love having a delicious snack to take along?!
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The first thing I did was wrap the jar with a strip of the striped Campout paper. I then added a band of the the fishing lure patterned Fly Fishing paper on top of the striped paper.  The top of the jar is decorated with a circle cut from the plaid paper in the 6×6 paper pad.
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Next, I fussy-cut three wood slices from the Travel Patches paper and grouped them together on the front of the jar to anchor the rest of the decorative elements. The main piece is the Fishing Tackle Die Cut from the Frames & Tags Ephemera pack. I added the fisherman sticker on top of the die cut along with a few trees and the “Fishing Hole” sign stickers for a bit of scenery. A few die cut pine branches (Be Merry Branch Die Set) are tucked behind the left side.
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I tucked in a few more branches cut from the Classic Green Felt Designer Cardstock on the right side of the label, and then added a group of fish “caught” … I mean CUT … from the Fish Facts Paper. A bit of jute tied around the neck of the jar finishes everything off!
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Circle Cutter, Trimmer, Scissors
Manual Die Cutting Machine
White Crochet Twine, Jute Twine
Adhesive, Foam Squares
Brown Distressing Ink
Jar of Trail Mix from Target


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Carta Bella Paper: Typewriter Gift Box

Are you looking for a fun way to give a gift to your father or grandfather this father day? Or maybe you have a graduate that is beginning their life journey this year? Create a fun gift box for either of these occasions using the Old World Travel Collection with its classic feel.
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I created this typewriter die cut gift box using an electronic die cutting machine and the Natural White Linen Designer Cardstock. The typewriter cut file is from THIS amazing set by SVG called “Good Day at the Office.”
Next, I used the beautiful papers from the Old World Travel Collection to add color and a vintage feel.
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But the fun part was adding the ephemera and embellishments to the top of the typewriter! I stacked several postcards shapes along with some die cuts, stickers and enamel dots to create the layered clusters in the paper carriage and on the front left corner of the typewriter. The black enamel dots almost mimic black ink droplets, don’t you think?!
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I created the keys for the typewriter using the tile letter stickers from the Beach Day Element Sticker sheet. They work perfectly here!
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The lid lifts off to reveal a nice-sized box perfect for a paperback book, a card, a fancy pen, a treat, a gift card, or whatever else you would like to give that special someone. Enjoy!
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SUPPLIES: Carta Bella Old World Travel CollectionOld World Map PaperPropeller Plane PaperPostcards PaperTickets PaperElement StickersChipboard AccentsEphemera PackLayered StickersEnamel DotsCarta Bella Beach Day Element StickersCarta Bella Natural White Linen Designer CardstockCarta Bella Ebony Felt Designer Cardstock
I hope you enjoyed this project! See you next time!