Today I have a new layout and set of cards to share with you, as well as a video showcasing Insta-Squares from Simple Stories. The Insta-Squares are pre-cut mini squares in 2x2, 3x3 and 4x4 sizes. I'm a big fan of using repetitive patterns or shapes on my layouts and other paper crafting projects and these Insta-Squares makes it so easy to create amazing projects!
The dies make the 2" squares slightly smaller than 2" so I used my favorite ruler to figure out where to begin adhering these small squares so that the design would be centered in the middle of the white cardstock background. I left a space in the center of the page where I adhered a 4" square from the SS Homespun Insta-Squares. To that I then layered a vellum pierced die cut square and a 3" square from the SS Homespun Insta-Squares die cut with another one of the pierced nesting square dies. I embellished this title square with some Simple Stories stickers.
I embellished the smaller squares with additional Simple Stories stickers, sequins, enamel dots, etc.
I printed my journaling on a Sn@p! label sticker and adhered it across two of the 2" squares.
I just love the detail that pierced edge gives the squares!!!
The Insta-Squares also make super fast cards. I used the same nesting square dies to cut the center panels for the cards. I've created four completely different themed cards but they all four have the same design. I adhered a 4x4 patterned Insta-Square on a 4.25" square white card base, cut a piece of 4" square vellum to layer over the patterned design and then die cut the center Insta-Square and adhered the center piece with foam adhesive. Simple embellishments are all these cards need. The design of the Insta-Squares don't need much!
A simple wedding card using the SS Wedding Insta-Squares & Pieces Collection.
A birthday card showcasing the SS Birthday Insta-Squares & Pieces Collection.
This light bulb card comes from the SS Birthday Insta-Squares & Pieces Collection but I think this makes a fab graduation card!
Finally, this heart card is from the SS Homespun Insta-Squares. I purposely left off a greeting so that this can add an appropriate greeting when needed!
(click HERE to view this post on the Simple Stories Blog)
- "Hello Sunshine" Layout feat. Simple Stories A Charmed Life Collection & SS Silhouette Cut Files (video)
- "So Sweet Together" Layout and Birthday Card feat. Simple Stories (video)
- "Be You" Layout and Love Card feat. Simple Stories (video)
Thanks for hanging out with me. Have a great Tuesday!