Monday, August 28, 2023

Simple Stories - Simple Vintage Essentials

Hello! I am back in my craft room after a busy summer. It feels pretty good to being back in creative mode. I was excited to work with this line. "Simple Stories Simple Vintage Essentials" is very monochromatic, and I love how colors pop on it!

These older photos of my sweet granddaughter make me smile, and her bright coat helps them jump off the page. I used a few different patterns from the patterned paper pack, cutting squares at 4.5 inches and mounting them on a mat, that was mounted on a dotted background that was adhered to a cardstock base.  Over the quad patterned paper, I mounted another pattern in a larger square, popped it up on foam and used that as the base for my photos. The gold heart accents and the gold thickers are from my stash and the clipboard clips are from the Chipboard Clipboard ephemera pack. 

I really like the pattern on this paper with all the rulers on it. I mounted a 8" strip in the middle and built my layout up from that, using foam to pop up the photo, different words from the foam sticker sheet and a die cut Hello from my stash. The postcard and other layering bits were from the ephemera packs, and more of the clips from the Chipboard Clipboard pack. I knew that this photo was going to be on a layout as soon as I took it. That's my sister climbing up the ladder on our RV attempting to get a cell signal at the Big Valley Jamboree. 

This layout was fun. The layers under the photo were already done for me, I popped one of the ephemera pieces on a bit of foam, then mounted it on another. So easy to get the multi-layers! I put that onto a patterned paper piece that I cut around the tags about halfway up the page, distressed them a bit, inked the edges and sewed around it a couple of times. The flowers are 49 and Market blooms that also had a bit of distressing. I used the labels from the ephemera pack with the inserts intact. (You can use the frames or the words separately if you'd like.) To give the labels a bit of dimension, where ever you could see them, I put glossy accents on the rivets to make them look 3D. I also put glossy accents on the clips and on the heart under the photo. 

Of course, I ended my scrap session with some cards. These were fun and easy to create, and I think they'll be ones I use quickly. They'll be great for office greetings and occasions.

Thanks for having a look! Anytime you have a question, please just ask. Have a great week!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love the monochromatic designs. The first one with the grand daughter is perfect! Thank you for sharing!