Simple Stories: Fun in the Sun

Last Friday I shared a double-page layout I created for the Simple Stories Blog using the Hello Summer collection. I must have been in a summer-y mood, because I couldn’t stop … and have several more projects to share with you this week using that collection! So let’s call this the week of “Hello Summer!” 😀

See these two papers? These are the kinds of papers that get me on a roll when I am creating …

“Who’s Ready for Summer?” Paper

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“Paradise Found” Paper

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I LOVE a paper with large, cute titles I can cut out on my pages (I always feel like I want to use ever last one!) AND I love large adorable florals that I can cut out and use as page accents. And I use both of these on almost ever project I am going to share with you this week. ❤

FUN IN THE SUN

I love when my daughters will twin with me … I know it’s a bit goofy, but it’s still fun! My daughter and I got matching t-shirts on our trip to Hawaii a couple of summers ago and this is just a quick snapshot of us at the airport wearing them on the way home.

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I used a this sketch by Laura Whitaker as inspiration for this page. I always love working with Laura’s sketches!

Everything here is from the Hello Summer collection, with the exception of the yellow solid cardstock (from my stash), and the pink diagonally striped paper. That one came from a paper pad by 3 Birds that I purchased from HSN several years ago.

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See how cute those titles are on projects?! I loved making it one of the main elements of the page and then dressing it up with a few stickers … how cute are those watermelon slices with their sunglasses?! Those watermelons are twinning … just like me and my daughter are! Bwaaaahaaaa!

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I’ve been pulling out my border punches lately … here I used a large, scallop one by EK Success across the bottom of the page. I tried to locate the large scallop punch on the internet, but couldn’t find it anywhere. Hopefully, you have a tool in your stash that will help you achieve something similar … or you could always use an electronic die cutting machine, or create a homemade template? I do really love the large scallop here!

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I’ve used one of the fussy-cut florals (from the Paradise Found paper) in the upper left corner of this page, along with the “Hot, Hot, Hot” and mini flower die cuts from the Hello Summer Bits & Pieces pack.

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Cardstock: Yellow, White
Patterned Paper: Pink Diagonal Stripe (3 Birds Design)
White Crochet Twine
Scallop Border Punch: EK Success
Computer/Printer for Journaling
Foam Squares/Adhesive
Trimmer/Scissors

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Last year, we held a “Let’s Flamingle” party for all of the ladies in my church in my backyard … and ever since then I have a newfound love for flamingos! I couldn’t resist adding the cute pink chipboard fella to this card … because you know what?! Life *IS* indeed so, so GOOD! 😀

LIFE IS GOOD

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Cardstock: Black, White, Yellow
Circle Punches/Dies
Yellow Photo Corners
Blue Pearls
White Crochet Twine
Foam Squares/Adhesive
Scissors/Trimmer

Thanks for coming by! Stop by throughout the week to see the rest of my projects with the Simple Stories “Hello Summer” collection.

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Echo Park Paper: Once Upon a Time Prince collection

I pulled out my Echo Park Paper Once Upon a Time Prince collection to scrapbook a few pages the other day. This collection was released about a year ago, but is still available in stores. It was the perfect choice for the two photos I will be working with today!

PRINCE IN TRAINING

I wish I could take credit for the title on this page, but I pulled that clever phrase off of one of the elements in the collection. It was too cute NOT to use with this photo of my son attempting to dislodge the sword in the stone at Disneyland. 😀

If you are stumped as to what to do for your title, give it a try! Look through the elements in the collection for a phrase that would coordinate with YOUR photos. The designers of these collections spend a lot of time and effort coming up with the phrases, so you may as well take advantage of their hard work! 🙂

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My other tip is to try using a sketch to jump start your page design. For this page, I used one of Becky Fleck’s May 2018 sketches from PageMaps.com … however, I switched it up a bit by turning the sketch on it’s side and mirroring it (I used the sketch in the lower left corner of the PDF print out, if you’d like to see the original). Doing this allowed me to stretch outside of my comfort zone and put elements together in a way that is new to me!

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I could have just stuck these arrows to the page … but somehow that little bit of stitching makes them feel “special.”

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I had a lot of fun building the title for this page. I first began with the “PRINCE” word and then decided to add the flags above and below it. The flags are all stickers and die cuts from the collection. I did add other elements (chipboard pieces, letter stickers, and stickers) and strips of paper on top of several of them to make them more intreresting.

The curtain rod-looking element along the top row is from the Hero Banner Die Set. It wasn’t quite long enough, so I die cut two rods and then pieced them together behind one of the flags.

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In the lower right corner of the photo, I placed a cute castle sticker, popped up with foam squares. I wanted a forest on either side of the castle, so I cut the tree sticker in half, placing one half tucked behind each side of the castle. You would never know that the tree sticker doesn’t run the full width of the castle!

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The Once Upon a Time Prince collection was also perfect for this page of my daughter all dressed up to go to a Medieval Themed party several years ago.

MEDIEVAL PARTY

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I created the banner across the top of the page using pennant punches by American Crafts and papers from the Once Upon a Time Prince 6×6 Paper Pad. I stitched them across the top using my sewing machine and then added a few glossy, pennant pieces from the Enamel Shapes.

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I cut the scroll from the 4×6 Journaling Cards paper to accent the left side of the photo, and then built a little cluster of elements below it from the 6×13 Chipboard Set.

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Another cluster of chipboard elements (the castle, phrase, stars, and coat of arms) accents the bottom right corner of the photo.

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At the bottom of the page, I layered together several strips of patterned paper to anchor the design. The bottom strip is punched with a postage stamp patterned border punch by Fiskars.

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Simple Stories: Explore

Hello! Today I am sharing a scrapbook page using the Simple Stories Travel Notes collection. My kids are out of school and we are getting excited to head out on our summer family vacation. To get me in the mood to go, I have been scrapping past vacation photos. Today’s layout features our summer family vacation from four years ago when we visited the wonderful city of San Francisco!
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I had a blast creating a scene at the top of my layout using a cut out of the hot air balloon from the 6×8 Pad. I layered a few phrase stickers (Combo Stickers) below the banner phrase and the chipboard airplane above. The chipboard airplane gets the sparkly treatment with several gems from my stash. I also added some die cut clouds and a sun!
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This little cluster on the left side of the page features several die cuts from the Bits & Pieces pack. That little postcard and compass are adorable!
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I die cut another cloud for the bottom of the page from the light blue ledger paper in the 6×8 Pad to anchor a cluster of more stickers and die cuts. A stack of suitcases look so cute on this vacation page!
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The large fussy-cut hot air balloon overlaps onto my page title in the center of the page. I placed the chipboard script “Explore” word on a strip of yellow cardstock with a dovetailed end. I then placed typed journaling below the title on the right side of the page.
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I hope my layout has inspired you to get scrapping YOUR summer vacation memories with the Travel Notes collection! Have fun!
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Carta Bella Paper: Exploring and Discovering the World with the Passport Collection

My daughter spent the past three months on a Study Abroad program with her university visiting England, France, and Italy. She had a blast! This was one of the first selfies she sent home and I just had to scrapbook it using the amazing Passport collection by Carta Bella Paper!

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I layered a strip of the red and blue “Air Mail” striped Tourist Class Paper along with a border sticker across the top left and bottom right corners of the page. At the top I clustered together a few stickers and chipboard accents.

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I cut out a few of the horizontal cards from the Journaling Cards paper and layered them behind my photo. I added a chipboard airplane to the top right corner of the photo along with a few die cut clouds created with the Spread Sunshine Die Set.

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A couple of tags peek out on the left side of the photo!

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I used two word stickers layered together to create the title for the page. To the left, I created a fun cluster using the globe and suitcase chipboard stickers.

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The green London tag indicates the first city my daughter visited! I added the “Here” chipboard sticker to let the viewer know.

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I have never been to Europe, but I hope to go someday. Have you?! Have you recorded your memories from that trip? Why not use the amazing Passport collection to get started?

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