I've been trying to get to this blog all.day.long.
It's amazing how quickly time can get away from you.
Well, it's partly my fault as I just can't steer myself away from all of
the CHA Sneak Peeks on Facebook & the internet.
I'm excited to be sharing the projects that I made for the
I have photos of the new lines posted here
but be sure to check out Simple Stories Blog to take a gander
at each and every sheet, up-close-and-personal :)
First, let's start with a couple of things that I made using the HARVEST LANE Collection.
I purchased this vintagey-mod framed cork-board at Kirkland's Home Store.
I love the bright turquoise and it matches perfectly with the blue hue in HARVEST LANE.
As you can see, I chose papers that could be used throughout the year.
I simply tacked on photos of my kids, which can be changed out as desired.
I used various heart-shaped stickers from the Fundamental Cardstock Sticker sheet,
sanded around the edges and then attached them to the tops of flat tacks.
To create the banner at the top, I used a 2" scalloped circle that I folded in half and over
a strand of baker's twine. I tied on a few wooden buttons and generous gingham bows at the ends.
A few flowers from the Fundamental Cardstock Stickers were placed here and there.
Here are a couple of quick and easy cards that I made with HARVEST LANE.
The beauty of Simple Stories' designs is that you don't have to add much fruh-fruh
to achieve beautiful results!
Now for some HANDMADE HOLIDAY...what a treat this collection is.
If you love homespun, country-inspired Christmases, then you will adore Handmade Holiday.
When I laid my eyes on the Countdown Cardstock Stickers, I knew immediately that
I wanted to do an Advent Calendar!
To make this extra-sturdy, I sandwiched a sheet of chipboard between the two
cardstock papers and machine stitched around the perimeter.
I used a couple of fun svg files to create the holly leaves and title.
The berries were made by using a 1/2" round punch. I had fun embellishing the
calendar with the sweet stickers from HANDMADE HOLIDAY,
as well as felt snowflakes, buttons and a bit of pretty lace trim from my stash :)
Be sure to brush on a bit of baby powder to the backs of your
Countdown Cardstock Stickers before attaching them to the calendar with a brad.
At the end of each day, the dates can be gently pulled from the calendar.
Lastly, I had the assistance of my daughter who helped to pick out the buttons that
I hand-stitched to the front of this fun and whimsical card
Whew! I know that's a lot to take in, but can't you tell how much I LOVE
Simple Stories :)
If you'll visit today's blog post, I have listed the full ingredients for each project.
I had intentions of doing a tutorial for the Advent Calendar, but I'm a little short on
time tonight. If you have any questions about it, or any of the other items, just
send me an email...I'd love to hear from you!
Tomorrow I will bring a couple of FESTIVE items from Authentique Paper
Have a wonderful night!