Hello! I´m so happy to be back! The last days I have been dreaming about my next vacation… I want to go to the sea… That is why I’m so excited to show my new mini book!

The new Simple Vintage Coastal has made me dream about this amazing vacation. All the details, the colors… you can even smell the sea! I´m Celes from GuiadeManualidades.com and I’m inviting you to create something special with me. The first time I saw this collection I fell in love with it. You see every detail and you think and feel the sea, the fresh breeze and the sand. So, I knew what I wanted to create with this amazing collection. A very special mini book. And when I say special… you will see what I mean…  I've included a lot of details… you will see even a small bottle with real sand!  

First thing to do is to prepare the stable cardboard pieces. As I always tell you, remember you can make this mini album in the size you want. For my project I cut 3 pieces of stable cardboard : #1- 9 1/2” w x 7 1/2” h (cut 2 of it), #2- 2 1/4” w x 7 1/2” h. I used two of the collection kit papers and one of the basic kit to cover all the structure. Besides, I picked one design paper for the interior. But, you have to wait to add the inside paper until you prepare the spine.

I made a basic spine. For making it cut a piece of white cardstock paper of 9 1/2” w x 7 1/4” h. Then you have to scored it in 1 ½”, 2”, 2 ½”, 2 7/8”, 3 3/8”, 3 7/8”, 4 ¼”, 4 ¾”, 5 ¼”, 5 5/8”, 6 1/8”, 6 5/8”, 7”, 7 ½”, 8”.  As a result you are going to have a classic spine with 5 hinges. Another detail you can add are small stripes of color paper between them. Once the spine is ready, you can glue it in the interior of the mini album structure.

Try to find a special twine (similar for those you see in the boats or for nautical or sailor knots). It’s a wonderful detail for the cover and to close the mini book.

Now we are going to work on the cover. My design is full of details. You will see: real sand, texture paste, seashells, die cuts, chipboards, small beads and I transformed one of the layered frames into a shaker. Play with all the elements you have to create something beautiful and special! You will love it!

Let´s go to the interior! First thing you’ll see is that I made two vellum pockets. I decorated them with washi tape and stamps. It’s a lovely detail and it will give you a lot of space for pictures and memories. Before adding the pockets and the interior paper, remember to glue the twine for closing the mini book.

We are now going to make special pocket pages and you can add an extra page inside of them using the papers of the basic kit. Remember that these pages must be a bit smaller than the pocket pages. Time to decorate! Bring all you've got to your table… As I always say…  magic begins! You can make as many interior structures as you like. One idea is to use layered frames to make pockets or “windows” for your pictures. Besides, you can make another shaker… they are amazing!

To decorate the pages you can use all you have. Die cuts, stickers, chipboards, enamels dots and washi tape. As you can see, this album has a lot of space for pictures. I even left some pages and places just for them.

I hope you like this idea! You can put all your favorite pictures in it. You will have plenty of space for them and for keeping travel memories.

See you next time!


Good morning cardmakers! What is your first go-to product when you are creating a card? I love to check 2x2”, 3x4” and 4x4” elements in the paper collection and find the ones that I like to use on my card. They are always a great starting point for a card! Anya here today, and I would like to share six different ideas how you could incorporate some of those elements into your cards.

1. Use a 4x6” element as a foundation piece on your card. For my first card I used a 4x6” element in horizontal orientation. I added stitching before adhering this piece down and decorated the bottom portion with plenty of ephemera and stickers using pop dots for some of them. I also added a chipboard garland to the top of the card to emphasize the design. All of my cards usually measure 4.25” wide by 6” tall and that is a perfect size to incorporate larger elements.

2. Use a 3x4” element as a focal point on your card. This is probably my most loved and used method when I am creating cards. A nice 3x4” piece gives a great starting point and it's usually easy to build a card from here by adding a few more layers underneath and decorating the card with different details. 

3. Use six 2x2” elements to build a grid. I never get tired of this design. It is so much fun to pick 2x2” pieces for the card that coordinate and they create a nice design so effortlessly. Usually you can make up to three or four cards from one sheet of paper with 2x2” elements. I added stitching to some of these squares and finished the card by adding a few pieces of chipboard stickers and enamel dots.

4. Cut 2x2”elements into strips of three and use one, two or three on a card. This is another fun and easy idea to try. I started by looking for a row of three 2x2” elements that looked good together, trimmed them with a trimmer, added white border to each strip and added them to my card. A few stickers and enamel dots is all you need to finish a card.

5. Use a few different size elements to fill cut out windows. For my next card I trimmed a piece of white cardstock and cut out three circle windows using manual dies. Then, I picked three elements to be used behind these windows. I added pop dots to white cardstock before adhering it to the card and decorated the top.

6. Use an element for a shaker card. For my last card today, I used one of the 4x4” elements to create a background in a rectangular shaker. It looks more detailed and complete with a decorative piece inside the shaker window. Again, a few decorative pieces finished another card.

I hope I've inspired you to use the elements from a paper collection next time you sit down to create some cards! Have a great day and stop by for more inspiration!


Hello, Simple Stories fans, It’s Dorymar Perez today and I’m super excited to share with you this Album. When I saw the Summer Farmhouse Collection, I was  thrilled with the colors, patterns, and graphics. This is one of my favorite collections this year.  One of the things I liked most about this collection is the Red, I love red, after all it is my favorite color.

I knew that a bright red binder was the perfect combination with the collection. So, I used the Summer Farmhouse 6x8 Paper pad to decorate the cover of my Snap Album.  I used a few different snap cards to create the layers and the title of my album and then, I fussy cut the big bunch of flowers included in one of the 6x8 papers to decorate the left side of my album.  I then added a dimensional adhesive on the back of my pieces to add dimension.

For the first page, I used one of the snap dividers and folded it at 4” to create an open side flap. To decorate it, I used the gorgeous washi tape of the collection and created the title with the new red foam alphas.  

For my first layout I used one of my favorite papers of this collection, I love how the colorful flowers stand out on the light blue background. I highlighted the page by adding layers from papers of the collection and created a small cluster on the right side of my photo mat, then I added the title which is included in the bits and pieces. I love how the red stands out in the yellow gingham paper.

I love to add folding elements in my albums for extra space and interest.  For the page above, I used a piece from one of the original page dividers of the snap to create an open flap and combined it with the die cuts, letters, and chipboards. I added a red and white baker twine to give it a personal touch.

The die cuts of this collection have an important role because they are highlighted in any of the patterns. This is the perfect collection to document your summer photos. Have you ever seen a truck as cute as this one?

To create the big pocket, I reduced one on the 6x8 paper from the paper pad to 6.75” and made a diagonal cut. Then I fussy cut the I love summer heart from one of the 4x4 journaling cards to decorate it. Inside the pocket, I added one tag and one card which was decorated with the beautiful patterned papers of the collection.

I love the colors in this collection!!  That touch of navy blue between the yellow, red and sky blue gives it an amazing look!

Pockets and flaps = more space and a lot of pictures! YAY!

Inside I had a lot of fun with this collection. The striking colors and beautiful goodies of the collection really highlight each of the spaces in this project.

Definitely this is the perfect collection for this summer, in it you will be able to document your outdoor activities with your family and friends. I hope my project inspires you to use the beautiful Summer Farmhouse Collection.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Hi there everyone! It’s Tya Smith up on the blog today! I’m so happy to be here with you to share my latest batch of handmade cards. This time around I am using the amazing “Summer Farmhouse” collection. As a lover of all things “farmhouse” themed- this collection really spoke to me! I loved the wood grain, denim, gingham and floral patterns as well all of the down home, cozy icons! Let me show you the eight cards I created!

Card #1 was made with the help of a couple of the cards from the Summer Farmhouse Snap Cards. I really love using these when I am making cards. The 4x6 and 3x4 cards make it really easy to use them on my card bases which are 4 ¼ x 5 ½ inches. Here the yellow hexagon and denim papers are 3x4 Snap Cards that I simply layered on top of each other. These cards aren’t just for pocket pages friends!

Card #2 uses some of my absolute favorite icons in the collection. I love all things lemon! I especially love pink paper with the lemons and florals on the bottom portion of the card. Paired with the cute yellow gingham and the wood grain papers, this card just screams “Lemonade Stand”. Just like the Chipboard sticker lemonade stand I used in the center of the card.

Card #3 came about because I fell in love with that super cute Chipboard wagon! The yellow polka dot paper makes it bright and sunny! The addition of the tag tied with some jute and enamel dots finish of this fun card.

Card #4 is up next. Nothing says summer like watermelon right?  This cute 3x4 card from the Snap cards makes for a great sentiment. The watermelon banner is from the Chipboard and adds some great dimension.

Card #5 is a fun one!  I thought the ice cream cart from the Bits and Pieces Ephemera was so fun and wanted to use it on my card. The colors on the ice cream pattern paper from the 6x8 paper pad were the perfect background for this card. See that little “sweet “red sticker on the ice cream cone sticker? It is from the 4x6 sticker book. I always turn to this sticker book when I am looking for a smaller sentiment. This was the perfect size and fit perfectly just above the “summertime” die cut from the Bits and Pieces Ephemera.

Card #6 – what a fun card this was to make! When I start designing my cards – I like to group certain icons together from the Bits and Pieces Ephemera, stickers from the Combo Sticker Sheet and the 4x6 Sticker book. I created this fun little BBQ scene using all these embellishments and love how it turned out! I mounted everything on some ovals that I die cut and then layered on some of the pattern papers.

Here we are with card #7 - Ok - this card was made totally around the cute 3x4 Snap Card that says “If You’re Not Barefoot – You’re Overdressed”! As one who pretty much lives barefoot in the summer- I had to make a card using it! The cute swimsuits and sunglasses are stickers and die cuts from the Bits and Pieces Ephemera.

Lastly, Card #8 is made with a color combo I adore. I love navy, red and pink together, so I reached for papers and stickers that matched that color scheme. Isn’t that pink dress with the cherries on it sooo cute? I wish it was real!!! Let’s make Simple Stories clothing happen lol! The “I Love Summer” banner is a sticker and makes for a great sentiment to match the color scheme.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today and taking a little peek at my cards. I hope I have inspired you to create some cards of your own using this sweet collection. Happy Crafting!


Do you have a special birthday girl to celebrate?  The Magical Birthday collection is perfect for girls of all ages. Christine joining you today with a Magical Birthday layout that showcases a variety of elements from this fun collection!

I capture birthday memories a couple ways for my kids: one layout that showcases a great picture of them on that day and then a bunch of layouts that tell the story of their day!  This layout knocks out the first part - a great picture of her on that day!

One of my favorite things to do with layouts is to try and find a clever twist on the product.  Today's twist comes in the form of cutting up this wonky striped paper and then using my fringe scissors to add fringe to the white stripes. I cut the paper in half, cutting up one half and then gluing the stripes back onto the other half.  This made it easy to put it all back together!

Flowers are always such a highlight in any Simple Stories collection!  I pretty much can't resist them!  I added them as a border to separate my picture and the fringe part of the layout.  I combined chipboard, ephemera, and stickers to create the border.

I used several of the foam sticker elements on this layout including my title and those adorable flags that frame my picture. I also sprinkled the gold foil stickers around the layout to mimic confetti.

To build out my title more, I added some ephemera tucking it underneath the "Hip Hip Hooray."

I think my favorite thing about this layout is all the texture and dimension it has thanks to the foam stickers and fringe.  If you'd like to check out more detail on how this layout came together you can find a full process video here. Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Happy Creating!


Hi! Odessa here with some birthday fun! The Simple Stories Magical Birthday is my dream birthday collection. Lots of fun pinks and teals and purples, gold foil and all the unicorns! I used Magical Birthday to make a fun SN@P! pocket page using some of my birthday photos.

The Pink Stripe SN@P! Binder is a perfect match for this collection. I used the Magical Birthday Washi Tape over the white strips on the album to liven it up a bit and then attached some of the Magical Birthday Decorative Brads using a strong glue. Easy and so festive!

Inside I used some fun journal cards from the 3x4 and 2x2 elements cardstock. There were so many foil stickers in the Magical Birthday 4x6 Sticker Book. The crown was just what I needed to crown myself the birthday queen! I used washi tape on a couple of the pictures over the corners for a faux photo corner look that matches my embellishments perfectly. 

I couldn’t leave out those Foam Stickers! Even they had some foil on them. I used the little “hi” on the bottom of a photo. I also used one of the cardstock sheets as a background for a DIY journal card. I cut it down to 3x4 and used a journaling die cut with a chipboard sticker and some enamel dots and decorative brads to make the journalling on the page extra fun. If you’re looking for a fun birthday collection Magical Birthday is for you!


The things that you can stuff into a pocket file folder are many!  Today I'm sharing a "Simple Vintage: Coastal" Stuffed File Folder; it makes fun happy mail or take along with you and gift to a beach-lovin' friend!

I started with crafting the folder.  I used a standard manila file folder and sewed the edges closed (use adhesive or staples if you don't have a sewing machine).  Next, I used a walnut ink to lightly distress the edges.  

The front was decorated with an assemblage of embossed tags, a chipboard frame, stickers, die-cuts, and chipboard stickers.  To the top, I added sisal roping and also fashioned a knot of sorts (see video). Inside the folder, I added a smaller pocket from a folded piece of scrapbook paper; this keeps smaller items from sinking to the bottom of the pocket. One of the first items I crafted were these simple paper covered clothespins:

I used Mod Podge to attach the strips of paper and to also seal the paper.  Chipboard anchors were attached with a drop of hot glue. They were clipped onto a piece of paper, dropped into a cellophane bag, and then topped with a bag topper. 

Tags are always a favorite to make and give!  Here I've taken basic shipping tags and used a mix of media to complete them.  First I created a light background with an assortment of clear stamps.  Be sure to check out the video to see all of the cool techniques that were incorporated!

I'm so in love with Simple Stories' large chipboard frames!  If they're included in a collection: grab them!  Here I've used the "port-hole" style frame as the cover for a simple mini album.  Again, visit the video to see it in real-time.

Yep, there's still more :)  Next up is a decoupaged plaque. I traced the shape onto one of the 6X8 prints and trimmed out.  Again, I used Mod Podge to apply the paper and to seal.  I finished the plaque with a few die-cuts and chipboard pieces.    

Cardmakers, scrapbookers, and planners love little journal cards and I have the cutest way to gift them!  I created a mini pocket folder for the 3X4 cards from a strip of 6X12 patterned paper.  

And finally, one of my newest favorite things: mini file folders!  For this pocket I crafted two of these by simply cutting a file folder in half and then covering with patterned paper; it's easy, peasy :)

Now isn't that just a load of beachy goodness!  Be sure to check-out the tutorial and walk-through video of this project on my YouTube Channel 

Thank you for joining me today!



Hello Simple Stories friends! It’s Jen today with a new project using the beautiful Simple Vintage Coastal collection.

This layout has a lot of texture beginning with the layered papers. To create this look, I tore several of the patterned papers and adhered them in layers to white cardstock. There is also a bit of washi tape in the layers that I tore in half to create the same edge as the papers. Once I had everything in place, I simply cut the excess edges off with scissors.

Next, I used the stamps and pineapple stencil with acrylic gel medium and my laminator to create gold foiled accents. First was the pineapple stencil, which is placed behind the photo. To achieve this effect, I used the stencil with the acrylic gel, let it dry, and sent it through the laminator with gold foil. It wasn’t until recently that I knew this was even possible! I love how it turned out and will definitely be using this technique in the future.

Continuing with the foiling method, I applied gel medium to the floral stamp and stamped several images onto smooth white cardstock. Once dried, they were sent through the laminator with gold foil. I fussy cut the flowers and used them with the other embellishments around the frame.

With my papers and photo in place, I began layering embellishments beginning with the layered frame. No matter that it was intended to be used with two photos . . . I used this spot to add tons of die cuts, stickers, and chipboard.

I continued the cluster of embellishments on the right side of the frame.

Below the frame, I added the chipboard title and typed the place and date on patterned paper that I cut into strips and adhered with foam squares. To finish it all off, I wrapped twine around the top of the page and stapled it in place and added a sticker along the bottom border.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I hope you are inspired to create.


Hello Simple Stories Friends! Nathalie with you today with a new layout that celebrates the splendorous Summer days, and what better way to document those sun-filled memories than with the new SUMMER FARMHOUSE collection from Simple Stories.  

I love the country feel of this collection, so i decided to "modernize" a weaving design for the background of the page.

I cut zig zag strips from a few of the papers in the collection, and literally weave them along the width of the paper.  Once they were in place, i brought back the homemade feel of the collection by hand stitching each strip to the woodgrain paper -Sunnies and Sandals-

The lovely red color in the palette matched the color of my daughter's bathing suit  -12 yrs ago-, so  i printed a few of the pictures, and layered some papers (3x4 elements and 4x6 elements) behind the images.  Once i set them on the right of the page (along the stitched weaved strips), i embellished the  images with pieces from the ephemera, sticker sheet and tablet. All the florals in this collection are amazing!

I love the tone on tone look of the Summer chipboard piece on the background; so, i mixed it with a die cut piece and a stamped image ( the collection matching stamp is awesome,and so versatile!) to complete the title.  A few more embellishments completed the page.

This layout was truly so much fun to put together using the beautiful  Simple Stories' Summer Farmhouse collection.  I am sure you are going to love all that you can document with it this summer!



Hello everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. It’s Kylie back with you all, to share a brand new layout I have created featuring elements from the super fun Color Vibe collection. I have a ‘thing’ for pastels so the Lights Textured cardstock kit, teamed with some of the Foam Alpha Stickers and the Lights Alpha Sticker book were a perfect combo. I immediately thought of a rainbow seeing all the colours together, so that became the inspiration for my layout.

I added half a sheet of the ‘Bubblegum’ paper over the top of some white cardstock from my stash to form the background base. I also added a strip of the ‘Mint’ that had been run through a decorative border punch. Once my rainbow had been cut out and layered together, I adhered it to the background with foam tape so that it looked like it was floating. I created a cloud from more white cardstock as well as some gold glitter card which I had been saving for a special project. This was also adhered with foam tape before I created my title for the page. I love the Foam Alpha stickers! They really added a lovely dimension to my page, teamed together with the Alpha Sticker Book.

At this point I decided to add some pretty paper blooms to my design. Using the ‘Buttercup’ paper and a simple flower punch, I created some layered flowers. With a white marker pen I edged each flower petal as well as the leaves to highlight them a little. Then, I curled the petals up a little before adhering them together. I found some enamel dots from a past Simple Stories Christmas collection that were a perfect colour to centre each bloom.

I created two different sized layered blooms for effect. The leaves were added to fill any gap and to provide balance.

Once completed I also added a very fine, free hand drawn border with the white marker pen to the edge of the ‘Bubblegum’ paper. This detail is only very faint, but I like the effectiveness it gives.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest creation today and it gives you a little inspiration for your own scrapbooking layouts.

Take care!



Hello, friends! It’s Mik here on the blog today! Today I’ll show you my very first flipbook album. I’m absolutely in love with the new Sn@p! flipbooks by Simple Stories. They are so beautiful and versatile! You can find them in two sizes and a rainbow of colors.

Here I used a Navy 4x6 Sn@p flipbook that match perfectly with the lovely Birthday Blast Collection. Birthdays are moments of great joy, so for my cover I made a shaker using a paper from 6x8 Paper pad; the same you can find on 12x12: Best Day Ever and It’s my party.

I filled the shaker with tiny sequins and decorated the cover with additional stickers, die cuts and enamel dots. I also covered the black paper with 4x6 elements paper.

I love to add flap pages. I feel that it gives a fun touch to the project.

Another item that I love to add is paperclips. You can use either the bits & pieces or the chipboard stickers to make it. It's super easy and fun to make.

Adding pockets is always a good idea. With that in mind, I made a paper pocket and a tag, to add more photos. I hope you’ve got some inspiration from this idea! If you have any questions, or if you would like to talk about Sn@p! or maybe watch a video showing the inside of the album, come and check out my IG account.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!


Hi beautiful Simple Stories friends. Cristina here with you today to show you a new project I made with the brand new Color Vibe and Summer Farmhouse collections. I chose the Color Vibe textured cardstock lights that has pastel colors that I love the most. Beautiful texture and very high quality for these sheets that have a side in a solid color and the back one with tiny lovely white polka dots, really amazing.

I decided to use the solid side because I would make a mixed media layout using an acrylic paint that I spread directly on the sheet using a brush. I really love the effect from the light green and pink. When the paint was almost dry I mixed a little bit of the acrylic paint with water and I spread many drops on the cardstock using a watercolor brush. The total matte texture of this paint perfectly fits with the background sheet so I really love how it turned out. After that I let everything dry I started to make my composition.

As my pic is a little bit romantic I decided to add a delicate touch using white tulle on the mixed media background to create a contrast - Really cool!!! After that I cut my star file using my cameo using the hot pink cardstock and a white one, I superimposed the cut outline of the stars and then I did the same with the cut of the whole stars. Finally, I glued everything to the tulle using double-sided foam adhesive.

Each decorative element is from the Farmhouse collection and I chose some chipboard stickers. I just love the big title that is really gorgeous thanks to the lovely font used. I flipped over the opposite two corners and added some stickers there. To complete my decorations I spread many drops of gesso mixed with water and added some enamel dots and brads all around the page.

I usually love to create my composition using many layers and for that I added double tape foam adhesive to have a 3d effect. I think this way is much more affordable on the mixed media projects. This is my own idea about that so if you like my page take a chance to try to make something having fun with any kind of paint, watercolor, acrylic, gesso, everything goes because the Color Vibe textured cardstock it is very thick. This high quality paper helps you to add water based paints without any issue. Try it!

This is my project and I hope you are inspired by it. So please don’t forget to leave us a comment below and tell us which is your own idea on how to use these collections. Thank you so much for joining me today and see you to the next post.
Cristina xxx


Hi friends!  I hope you’re having a great day!  Memorial Day weekend is always the start of Summer in my mind.  The days are longer and it’s time to take life a little slower.  DH is working the grill and the tropical drinks are on me!   

And while lots of us will be having staycations this summer this collection can be your sweet escape to your favorite tropical hideaway and a little island living. 

This collection is beautifully color coordinated in shades of turquoise, coral and greens.   The prints include map prints, bamboo and weathered wood, as well as flirty flamingos and gorgeous orchids.

There are two packs of bits and pieces with pretty orchids and hibiscus, water birds, and different palm and banana trees!

I love the juicy pineapples and realistic looking flowers and sea shells.   There are lots of sentiments perfect for summer greetings or invites.

If you look close you’ll also notice the decorative brads in this collection.  The sheet has several different sizes – some with images under the glossy bubbles, others solid and shiny for a little eye candy.

The washi set includes three different prints – one with orchids, another with a map print and a third that is a printed roll of pineapples.  You’ll find a brad as well as a bit of washi on each card shown today.  Can you find them?

I love the chipboard pieces to add dimension to my cards, and the sticker sheet for bitty sentiment strips.   They’re fun to mix and match for one of a kind card creations!

Wishing you sunny days and thoughts of your happy place as you explore the Vintage Coastal collection!


Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new layout to share using the Magical Birthday collection.  I love all the pretty and girly colors of this collection.  It was a perfect match for the little sock monkey on my photo!

I tore some strips of paper from the 6x8 pad to create my background.  I then added some messy stitching with coordinating thread.

My favorite thing about these new collections are the foam stickers!  They are perfect for a quick and easy title!

My daughter had a collection of sock monkeys when she was little.  She was so excited to get this birthday one!

I finished it off by adding some loose thread, enamel dots and little hearts.

Thanks for stopping by!


Hello, oh how I love summer! How about you? This fabulous Summer Farmhouse Collection by Simple Stories is the perfect mix of ginghams, bunting, florals and fruit for documenting your summer fun! I just had to use the floral paper on the front of the red 6x8 Sn@p! Binder, you know how much I love florals!! 

I used lots of layers to decorate the front, paper doilies, tags, ephemera, chipboard pieces, enamel dots, rolled paper strips, brads and tied it all in with some gingham ribbon! 

I do enjoy doing 6x8 layouts, here I’ve cut out a pocket from one of the images and used it as a pocket to store little library cards which I can journal on. Also I’ve used one of the 4x6 Sn@p! Cards to list my summer top ten’s!

I’ve decorated the chipboard dividers which come included with your Sn@p! Binders, using the large pictures from the 6x8 paper pad, and on the reverse of each divider I’ve made pockets. 

I made some fun tags to go in one of the pockets, a card to store the coordinating Washi tape and also I’ve made a cute little booklet which opens up! 


I have also started making some 4x6 elements where I can add photos, I like to include plenty of interest using die cuts, stickers and word strips. 

I hope you enjoy your summer, although, I know it’s going to be very different to any we’ve had before!! If you’d like to see more of how I use simple stories products, pop over to my IG page


Hi everybody! I´m Celes from GuiadeManualidades.com and today we are going to have a very special celebration! As we are all at home, taking care of each other… many of our loved ones have had their birthday. Besides doing a video call and sending beautiful messages… We can create something special for them.

During these isolated days my goddaughter celebrated her birthday. I still haven't seen her (60 days and counting…) But I decided to make something colorful and interactive for her. So the explosion box was the best option. It’s a funny and lovely project and the Magical Birthday Collection was perfect for it.

I made 3 boxes for it and decorated it with a lot of complements and details from this amazing collection. Feel free to use any model of this box you have. But in case you don’t have one, I will leave some cutting files at the end of this post. You can cut them with your cutting machine or by hand. The first thing to do is to cut the 3 boxes. I used white cardstock for them but you can use another color if you like.

Next… the magic begins! We are going to play with all the beautiful papers from this collection! We have to choose 4 papers for every box (2 for the outside, 2 for the inside)

We are going to decorate the exterior of each box and all the lids. Note: for the smaller box I used the 6x8 Paper Pad

When this step is ready, it’s time to decorate. Love to do it!  I combined die cuts, washi tape, chipboard, foam stickers, stamps, enamel dots, stickers. I added the pink foam alpha stickers from the Color Vibe Collection. Besides, I used foil paper to create a bow.

Note: remember not to glue all boxes together until decoration is finish

When you finish the decoration, it’s time to glue all the boxes together. Our explosion box is ready! What a lovely project!  I hope you like it!

Can’t wait to be here again! Have a happy week!

Cut Files PDF

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Cut Files FCM



Hello Simple Stories Friends!

Nathalie with you today to share a colorful and fun page with the new BIRTHDAY BLAST collection.   This new collection is filled with fun designs, colors and sentiments that are perfect to record those special celebrations.   

I love the masculine tones in the collection, and all the galactic designs were just ideal to document this picture of my nephew a few years ago ( his party was all about spaceships).    

The new Color Vibe collection Basic cardstock are amazing, and provide an amazing background for any layout.  For this page, i used the Buttercup paper from the Sn@P Color Vibe Light pack, and added a bit of sparkle to the background using glitter paste and the 6x6 CONFETTI stencil.   While the glitter dries,  i cut a few stars from the 6x8 paper pad and papers from the collection and hand stitched them to a white cardstock offset of the shape.

I  used a bit of foam adhesive to attach clusters of the handstitched  stars to the page, making sure that i had a combination of the colors of patterns.   I added a few small embellishments to each of the clusters.

To create the title, i  used a combination of ephemera and stickers from the collection.   Once, i set the title down, then i used a  few papers to back the picture and attach it to the right of the title.

To finish this page, i used the BIRTHDAY BLAST stamps  to add a few sentiments to some of the stars, and to help tell my story.    A few silver stars from the Sticker tablet and ephemera packs complete the page.

I hope this inspires you to mix color and design on your next celebration page.  The new BIRTHDAY BLAST is so perfect to document those happy moments.



Hello friends, it’s Dorymar today and I’m sharing a beautiful Snap Album with the new Simple Vintage Coastal Collection. I’m from the Caribbean and when I saw the collection I freaked out with the gorgeous patterns and beautiful tropical flowers. 

On the cover, I used the “Let’s Get Lost” paper because has a beautiful vintage design and I didn’t need too much decoration to my cover. Then I selected one of the 4x4 cards and used it as the title of my project. Closer to the title I added some gorgeous pieces from the die cuts and stickers. To add a beautiful texture, I added a little bit of gesso and some mini art stones to give the ocean look.

The designs in this collection are very tropical and have many beautiful images perfect to combine to any pictures from your travel to the Caribbean or any coastal visit. On my first divider, I used one of the 6x8 paper included in the 6x8 paper pad as a background, then I just added a beautiful banner and some die cuts, and my page was ready. The elements are so beautiful, this brings you the opportunity to make your pages so fast.

I love to use many elements from the collection to decorate my pages, here you can see how on the sides of my photo mats I made some clusters to give a perfect touch to the project.

One of the new elements that Simple Stories brings for this summer are the Foam Alpha Stickers, they come in many colors and are perfect for adding your own titles on the pages. In this project, I used the green ones and you will be able to see how they make the page stand out.  They have the perfect size to use it in any project.

What I love most about snaps are the pocket pages, being able to combine the cards and pieces that I will use with the designs I prepared for my pages, is so fun! I love to adhere stickers and die cuts on the pocket page to highlight the designs and my photos.

I used the pages with lines included in the album and make a few 3x4 cards to add journaling, then I decorated with the beautiful sticker included in the 4x6 Sticker Book.  The sticker pad is perfect to add beautiful sentiments and decoration to the spreads.

On this page I fussy cut the side of one of the 6x8 paper because it has a lovely coastal scene, I added it with foam tape on the side of my photo mat and looks like they come together. This page is perfect to document a beautiful photo from the ocean.

The banners of the collection are perfect to add photos or just to add your journaling. In this case I used one of the 2x2 cards with a beautiful sentiment and added it to the frame.

I hope you’ve got some inspiration from this project and use the new Simple Vintage Coastal Collection to create a beautiful project to document your lovely memories on the coast.

Thanks for stopping by!