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!
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.
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.
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!
I love how beachy this collection feels! It was the perfect way to document our beach adventure on the East Coast!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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I tend to get snap-happy with my camera on holidays and always have many photos I love and want to include in our scrapbooks. Two-page layouts to the rescue! This Easter layout today is created with the darling Simple Stories Bunnies & Baskets Simple Set
. Check it out below!
I placed my photos in two rows, but wanted to call more attention to the group shot of my kids. I matted this photo with yellow cardstock, and then placed it on a block of The Hunt Is On paper
, with it’s cute Easter egg pattern. In the corner I added a cluster of stickers
accented with a button.
I fussy-cut the large characters and icons from the 3×4 & 4×6 Elements Paper
to use for my layout. They are the perfect scale for a double-page spread! I also used the journal card to house my journaling on the left page.
I wanted my title to really stand out and decided to create a little scene with the bunny and basket
next to the “Hoppy Easter” sticker
. I die cut a sunburst on my electronic die cutting machine to place behind the bunny, anchoring all of the elements together in one cluster.
Before adding the sunburst to the page, I used my sewing machine to zig-zag stitch along each ray, creating lots of texture! Manually die cut clouds and enamel star stickers from my stash round everything out.
Cardstock: white, butter yellow, aqua, green
Gray Distressing Ink
Scallop Border Punch
Sewing Machine/White Thread
Star Epoxy Droplet Stickers (Stampin’ Up)
“Sunburst” by Sophie Gallo
(#32019 in the Silhouette Design Store)
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