Simple Stories: Winter Farmhouse Cards

The soft blanket of snow that covered the yard last week is so beautiful and always makes me want to cozy up in my craft room and do a little creating.  Today I have two new cards to share with you using the Simple Stories Winter Farmhouse collection!

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Not only is the Winter Farmhouse collection perfect for your winter projects, but they are lovely for your holiday creations as well! If you’re looking for a collection WITHOUT Santa and his elves, or you just want the versatility to bounce back-and-forth from holiday projects to winter projects, this collection is a great choice!

On this first card, I used the papers from the 6×8 paper pad to build up my background. I then layered up several of the Journal Bits & Pieces and added the adorable red house from the Chipboard Sticker Sheet. A sprinkling of deep yellow enamel dots adds a bit of shine.

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I couldn’t help but feature the mitten banner from the Chipboard Stickers on this second card! They are so cozy and CUTE! Again, I used the 6×8 Paper Pad to build up my background and then added a cluster of Journal Bits & Pieces die cuts and a red chipboard house in the bottom right corner.

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There’s nothing like creating cards on a snowy day as you listen to Christmas music and enjoy a mug of hot cocoa. These cards will be perfect to send as a holiday greeting or to warm up someone’s heart in January if they are feeling bogged down by the winter blues.

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I hope you’ll take the time to treat yourself to a quiet afternoon of creating this winter. It’s the perfect remedy for a cold, winter day!

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Simple Stories: Snow Angels

When I think back to the winter days of my childhood, I fondly remember playing for what seemed like hours out in the snow. Now that I am a mom, I realize that I probably was only out there for about 20 minutes before I came back inside for a mug of hot cocoa. Ha! At least, that is the way it has been when my children were little.
For today’s page, I pulled out some older photos of my girls frolicking in the snow in our yard. The Simple Stories Freezin’ Season collection complimented their brightly-colored snowsuits perfectly!
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Even though my journaling for this page is a bit snarky, I assure my girls that I still love them “snow much” with this cute banner die cut from the Bits & Pieces pack. I stitched around the edges of the paper layers with black thread to tie them in with the black lines of the adorable hand drawn art in this collection.
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I love this chipboard snowglobe with it’s cozy little house. Looking at the wisp of smoke coming from the chimney makes me think of the smell of chimney smoke outside on a cold winter day! I added the pair of snowmen, fussy-cut from one of the 4×4 Elements cards, to mimic my girls in the photo.
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I created the title “Snow Angels” by combining the “SNOW” sticker word, with the die cut word “angels.” I used my electronic die cutting machine to cut out the word on two different colors of cardstock with the Lettering Delights Xiphoid Script font.
Next, I used large circle punches to create the journal spot and then accented it with pine trees cut from the 4x4 Elements cards and a pair of snowflake circle die cuts from the Bits & Pieces Pack.
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I love scrapbooking photos of my kids playing in the snow and need to make a point to get out there this winter with my camera. Have you snapped any winter photos lately?
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Other Supplies Used:
Simple Stories Freezin’ Season 6×12 Chipboard
Freezin’ Season Bits & Pieces
Lettering Delights Font: ZP Xiphoid Script
Sewing Machine/Black Thread
Silhouette Cameo 3 Machine
Circle Punches: 2.75″, 3″
Black Journaling Pen

Thanks for stopping by today!

JanaBold

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Scrapbook Page: Winter Wonderland

Happy Friday, friends! A few seasons ago my kids and I were out-and-about doing some holiday shopping and decided to come home a different way than we normally do because of traffic. Thank heavens for traffic that day because we happened to stumble across the cutest light display!

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I used the Photoplay Paper Frosty Friends collection to scrap these dark photos. The bright colors of these papers and the darling penguins capture the childlike excitement we felt that night gazing at the light displays!

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A lot of times the stickers and die cuts for a collection aren’t large enough for my pages, so I really enjoy fussy-cutting out large elements like these from the 3×4 cut apart cards. I cut out the tree, snowglobe, WINTER letters, and the penguins for this page from the Chill Out paper.

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I also had a BLAST using the coordinating stamps and dies for this collection along with some green wire to create the light strands for this page. I colored the bulbs with my colored pencils and then used Gamsol and a paper stump to smooth out the lines.

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I used a circle punch to punch vellum circles to go behind each light bulb, making them appear as though they are glowing. I also added a few white snow dots using Nuvo Crystal Drops in white.

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It’s hard to see in these photos, but I also used the stamps to create my own blue snowflake paper with white ink.

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Do you have a favorite light display your family likes to visit in your neighborhood?

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How Many Layouts and Cards Can I Make from One Collection Kit?

I’ve had so much fun working with the Celebrate Winter collection by Echo Park Paper. I have shared two layouts and 3 cards with this collection already! But what you may not know is that I just kept on going … challenging myself to create as many cards and layouts as I could with one collection kit.

To see the rest of the projects I created with this collection, check out the video below! Or feel free to scroll down to the images of two of the layouts at the bottom of this post.

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LONG JOHNS

One Christmas my mom gave all of the kids in the family long johns. Of course the girls had to immediately put them on and model them (*giggle*) and we snapped these silly shots of them.

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A doily on winter-themed pages reminds me of a delicate snowflake. They are wonderful for adding subtle texture behind a photo or tucked in between paper layers.

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I used a scalloped notecard that I picked up at Michaels’ one year to house my title. The red chipboard letters are by Doodlebug Design that I found at Tuesday Morning not too long ago. I added punched snowflakes from the Winter Wonderland paper to a few of the letter openings, accented with gems, for a bit of fun.

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Mr. Penguin is standing by enjoying a cup of hot cocoa while watching the all the shenanigans!

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WINTER FUN

This last page is a layout about my Sister-In-Law taking all of the cousins to a sledding park for the day as her Christmas present to them. The kids were all wearing different colors of coats, and so I opted to change the photos to black and white.

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I always look for uniquely shaped journaling blocks to cut out and use as layers on my pages. This one came from the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper.

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I chose to put my title across the center of the page this time. I anchored it on a strip of the striped Build a Snowman paper and then added cute chipboard critters to either side of the words.

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I used the same Doodlebug chipboard letters as the page above. The size and bright pop of red is so much fun!

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What winter fun will you have this year? Document it with the Echo Park Paper Celebrate Winter collection.

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Have you ever challenged yourself to create as many projects as you could with a collection kit? I had a lot of fun doing it and was amazed at what I was able to accomplish. Give it a go!
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