Happy World Cardmaking Day! I love a good crafty holiday and this weekend the papercrafting community is celebrating World Cardmaking Day on Saturday, October 3rd. Simple Stories is celebrating by kicking off the weekend with an Instahop.
Come participate by starting at the Simple Stories Instagram page (@simplestories_) and leave a comment on each designer’s post in the hop. Each comment left will count as an entry towards your chance to win an AMAZING prize! Details about the prize, etc. are listed in the hop. (I promise you won’t want to miss it!)
I love the magic of Halloween captured in the Simple Stories Boo Crew collection with it’s cute characters and just a touch of spookiness. I created three Halloween cards for the Instahop and wanted to share them here on my blog as well!
This first card features one of my favorite die-cuts from the pack of Bits & Pieces. That cute sleeping bat hanging on the branch with his pumpkin friend keeping watch stole my heart. I layered it with the spiderweb die-cut from the same Bits & Pieces pack then anchored everything on the circular journal block from the Journal Bits pack.
This last card features a happy ghost doing a happy dance over the candy he scored at his visit to the haunted house. Again, I used the Foam Stickers for the sentiment. The ghost and pumpkin come from the Chipboard Stickers, and the other pieces can be found in the Bits & Pieces and Journal Bits packs.
Don’t forget to add shiny dimension to your project with the adorable Decorative Brads! I love that they are self-adhesive stickers now … LOVE not having to deal with poking holes through my project and bending back prongs. These brad stickers are perfect for those of us who change our minds a lot during the design process! *wink!*
Hello, my friends! Have you seen the Say Cheese Halloween collection by Simple Stories? This adorable, Disney-themed collection is perfect for scrapping your Halloween visit to your favorite theme park, but is ALSO versatile enough for Halloween memories in general! Check it out!
The colors in the Say Cheese Halloween collection are so vibrant and fun! I especially love the addition of teal and green because they go so well with my daughter’s gypsy costume in the photos.
I am loving the purple in this collection. I cut my photos in circles using the Circle Photo Crops and then matted them with the purple, spider-patterned So Creepy paper. I then accented the photos with the chipboard stars and “Not So Scary” phrase, as well as some die cut bats (Bits & Pieces).
At the bottom of the page, I fussy-cut several icons from the Elements papers. The potion bottle ingredients are cooking up something interesting in the neighboring cauldron (both from the 4×4 Elements paper) while the jack-o-lanterns look on with their silly and friendly grins (4×6 Elements paper). Good thing they have some chipboard candy corns to snack on while they wait for the concoction to finish brewing! *wink*
Trick or treat, she’s so sweet! The new Simple Stories Happy Haunting collection was perfect for scrapbooking these two cute friends who decided to put together their own gypsy costumes for Halloween one year. It was fun to hear them giggle and squeal as they ran back and forth to each other’s houses digging through their skirts, scarves, and their mom’s jewelry and makeup putting together the perfect gypsy ensemble.
Do you sometimes feel like that when you’re scrapbooking? Like you have to dig and dig to find just the right pieces for your project? Stop digging and grab yourself a collection kit by Simple Stories. The simple, yet brilliant, patterns make it a snap to document your memories!
Time and time again I reach for the Snap Basics Paper Pack for my backgrounds. Not only do I love a neutral, clean background, but I adore the built-in journaling lines! Ha!
I have been enjoying adding torn bits to my pages lately. This technique is a simple way to add texture to a design. Here I tore a strip of the Fright Night paper to go across the top of my page. There was one spot where the tear curved upwards. Instead of letting it bother me, I ran with it and added a few tab stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet to fill it in. What a fun detail!
I couldn’t WAIT to try out the 6×6 Stencil from this collection. The bats in flight were just calling my name. I used a dauber and a black ink pad to create the pattern on the background and then splattered some mist over the top.
Like most people, I have a deep weakness for chocolate, so of course I love all of the adorable images of chocolates in the French Kiss collection!
A couple of years ago my son went to a high school Halloween Dance with his date dressed as Forrest Gump and Jenny. I took these cute pictures of him before he left and decided to use the Chocolate Box Shape Sprinkles and the Box of Chocolates digital cut file to recreate a larger version of the Sweetheart Doodlepop sticker from the collection.
I measured the chocolate shape sprinkles and then resized the Box of Chocolates cut file to fit them. It was so much fun filling up my heart shaped box! If only I could take a taste! They look so delicious!
I used the Lily White Abigail Letter Stickers to spell out my title. I placed the top half of the title on vellum clouds created with the Clouds cut file. I resized and reproportioned the banner from the Boy In Airplane cut file to house the word “chocolate.”
I placed one of my photos on the red card from the French Kiss Cards & Envelopes. I love the way the bracket shape adds a fun design element to this part of the layout. I tucked in a few flower and chocolate die cuts from the Odds & Ends pack in the lower corner and then added a few Chit Chat phrases to the bottom.
I loved playing with the cute chocolate images in this collection so much! Next, I think I will make a page documenting my LOVE of chocolate. What will you use them for?
DOODLEBUG SUPPLY LIST:
DOODLEBUG CUT FILES:
Box of Chocolates
Boy in Airplane