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Hey everyone! Happy Tuesday. :)
Today I have both a layout and card showcasing the new Simple Stories Sea To Shining Sea Collection. I am a huge fan of red, white and blue and this new mini collection is perfection. I love it!
For my layout, I used some of my favorite Simple Stories polaroid cut files from the Silhouette Online Store to create polaroid "folders" to stick my photos inside, fold over and staple shut. It's super easy to customize the cut files and create folders. In the video below I'll show you how!
I sized all the polaroid "folders" to 3" wide by 4.5" tall so that they would completely fill the width of my 12x12 layout. I placed my photos behind the polaroids with text cut outs and removed the text from the other polaroids so they cut smooth. I filled those with red, white and blue embellishments.
Layering stickers over a photo adds interest to the page and helps with the overall cohesiveness of the design.
I used a combination of letter stickers from Sea To Shining Sea and The Story of Us for my page title, replacing the "a" in "crabby" with the cute crab from the Sea To Shining Sea Fundamentals sticker sheet.
I knew I loved the lighthouse and boat from the Sea To Shining Sea sticker sheet so I designed a "scene" using some steel rule dies plus the Simple Stories sunshine and cloud cut files from the Silhouette Online Store.
I popped up some of the elements and stickers on my card for subtle dimension, added some Wink of Stella Yellow Glitter Marker to the lighthouse windows and some Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker to the white/cream parts of the lighthouse and boat. Layering some of the die cut elements under a sheet of vellum and layering the remaining stickers and die cuts on top of the vellum gives depth and dimension to the card.
(Click SSS = to purchase from Simon Says Stamp, EH = to purchase from Ellen Hutson, MFT = to purchase from My Favorite Things, SB.COM = to purchase from scrapbook.com)
("Cute & Crabby" Layout)
("Hello" lighthouse/boat card)
- All Squared Up Layout & Card feat. Simple Stories Insta-Squares die cut with steel rule dies (video)
- "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)