Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Simple Stories 24/7 Collection

Simple Stories is shipping three brand new paper collections in March.  The collection featured on this layout is called 24/7 and it is such a fun collection full of primary colors and quirky embellishments.  It's such a great alternative to the brighter, more pink Sn@p collection.
I love how you can layer the cardstock stickers and faux washi tape in this collection to make a fun little cluster. However, Simple Stories has created brand new embellishments to go with this collection including chipboard elements and layered stickers.  Yeah!  Can't wait to see them myself.
I don't think I will ever get tired of notebook paper, because it is so easy to write on and it was such a great background of this school photo of my daughter.
This ruler strip of paper with the days of the week on it was such a fun and novel element.  I made it into a large banner and used it in two different direction on my layout.  Love to use strips of paper because they easily run through my Xyron Create-a-Sticker and make things permanent.
It wouldn't be a Simple Stories collection if there was not a fun banner to go with it.  I love the overlapping elements on this.  

Check with your LSS to see when these fantastic collections from Simple Stories are shipping!

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!  Thought I would make some fun cards and little gift boxes to fill with candies and chocolates for my kids.  I used the Just Because collection from Little Yellow Bicycle and my Create-a-Sticker from Xyron.
The two larger boxes were nesting gift boxes I found in my gift wrapping stash from X-mas and the top box was a random gift box that I thought would make a perfect topper. To make sure the paper on the sides was extra sticky I ran it through my Create-a-Sticker.  Now it is never going to peel off.
The tops of the boxes were not too difficult to cover.  I used my scoring tool on the corners to make really neat edges that were easy to adhere.  I also love the way sheer ribbons look on gift wrapping, so I tied this beautiful red Offray ribbon around the gift box stack.  
I was really just having fun with layering elements on this card with the silver heart and fresh verse stickers from Little Yellow Bicycle being the focus.  I just love how the journal card makes such a great focal element with the sentiment and little notebook edges.

I added some of the brand new Naturals cork heart stick pins from Little Yellow Bicycle to this page.  I love how well it mixes with the bright fun colors of the Just Because collection.

Last but not least, I wanted to keep this card simple because the 6 x 6 patterned paper was so darling and really only needed a little stitching, pop dots and heart stickers.

Hope you have a wonderful holiday!