Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Country Christmas December Daily!



Even though I'm not a kid anymore, there is still a lot of anticipation and excitement in the days leading up to Christmas and one of my favorite ways to document that is with a December Daily! You can include a simple photo or memento along with a bit of journaling for each day through Christmas or even for the whole month and by making your December Daily mini in size makes it easier to log a memory for each day .


The new Simple Stories Country Christmas collection is full of gorgeously detailed vintage and woodland images that would make any project beautiful. Besides all of the stunning papers in traditionally classic Christmas colors, there are a ton of beautiful embellishments, including lots of numbers, that make creating a page for every day in December a breeze!


For my December Daily, I made a double sided card for every day and added numbers of varying shapes and sizes to each.  I knew all of these cards would be sitting in a decorative box and to give them more visual interest, I made each set of five a bit taller than the previous and used dies to cut fancy borders on the tops. Once all of the cards were done, I made a matching box from chipboard and more of the patterned papers!


Then each card was decked out and decorated with this fabulous collection. There are plenty of pockets, frames, tags and flip outs to hold all the special memories! These are the fronts of all the cards....



and this is the back of the cards!



These are just a few of my favorite cards in this December Daily but if you want to have a look at each and every card in detail, please visit my YouTube channel for a short video. I hope this inspires you to get started on making a beautiful December Daily of your very own!




Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!



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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Holly Jolly Mini!


Hi everyone! I don't want to panic anyone but as of today there are only 92 days until Christmas! Believe me, it is never too early to start thinking about gifts, decorations and Christmas albums. I have already started my Christmas crafting and this sweet little album would fit any of the afore mentioned categories!


This mini album, which measures about 6 x8 at its largest point, is actually made up of three separate folders made from the brightly adorable Holly Jolly paper collection from Simple Stories. The smallest folder was cut to size from one of the patterned paper sheets and then the bottom portion was folded up to make a pocket. I then folded that whole paper in half to make the folder. The other two were made in the same way but I created hidden pockets in them by adhering another full piece of paper over the non pocket side and leaving spaces free of adhesive.


This cute album may be small but it sure packs a punch! It is full of interactive elements and will hold a ton of holiday photos and mementos. Not only are there the hidden pockets filled with tags,  but there are also some fold out pieces, photo flips and pockets on pockets!  


To fill some of the pockets, I used different sized element cards layered onto  coordinating pieces of the Simple Basics paper that goes with this collection. These cards are filled with super cute images and sentiments all in bright holiday colors! Of course I had to decorate and embellish every page, tag and pocket with all of the adorable stickers, chipboard, enamel dots and bits & pieces of the collection! Here are a few of my favorite pages!




This paper collection is so cute it almost (almost) had me wishing for snowmen and Christmas music and this album is a joy to flip through and will put a smile on anyones face!


There is a short video on my YouTube channel so you can see all of the fabulous details and interactive elements of this cute mini album!





Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
assorted ribbon

Monday, September 9, 2019

Autumn Glory!


Hi everyone! Summer may be coming to an end but the gorgeous season of Fall will soon be here and  a surefire way to get excited for a new season is to play and craft with some gorgeous paper!  The new Simple Stories Autumn Splendor is a rich collection that is bursting with deep colors and detailed images. All in all a great way to document your Autumn memories.


I wanted to create a large project that would show off this stunning collection and so I created a memory box that holds even more boxes and of course, mini albums! There are six separate boxes inside and four of them hold mini albums with lots of space for photos and mementos!


The box itself is made from chipboard that I then covered in the wonderful paper designs.  I even made a double layered frame for the front of the box that showcases a gorgeous paper from the collection as well as lots of the flower and leaf bits and pieces. 


The album is tied together with a piece of ribbon and opens up to a beautiful scene of wildflowers and insects. There is a small pocket on the left side that holds some adorable ephemera and you can see all of the boxes and mini albums on the right. Each album is encircled with a beautiful belly band that is layered with stickers, bits and pieces and chipboard of the collection.


All of the boxes are removable and can be moved around and I couldn't resist lining the back inside of the box with another pretty piece of the paper in the collection. This memory box is pretty inside and out!




For the mini albums, I used all of the different sized element cards of the collection and made them all a bit different. The 4x6 cards are separate with space on the back for journaling or photos. The 2x2 element cards I kept in a strip of six and folded them. They open up to reveal decorative fronts and on the back there are a few embellishments and places for small photos. For the 3x4 and 4x4 element cards, I adhered them to an accordion strip of paper and made them into booklets. All are perfect spots for Fall memories!


Please visit my YouTube channel and watch the video of this album in all of its beautiful detail or click on the video below!


Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!


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Friday, August 23, 2019

All Treats, No Tricks!


Hi everyone! You can't really have Halloween without a treat bag and this one holds one of my favorite things- a mini album!  And this one is loaded with lots of spaces for your holiday photos and mementos!


The new Simple Stories Happy Haunting paper collection is so cute it's scary! The patterns are a playful mix of stripes, plaids, chevrons and polka dots with some pretty flowers thrown in and the images are charming and quirky. I adored it all so much I made a seriously multi-paged album to show it all off!


I wanted to highlight the journaling cards of the collection so I began by cutting page bases from heavy black card stock a quarter inch larger than the cards, That way I could layer the 2x2, 3x4, 4x4 and 4x6 journal cards right on top. I also cut the same sizes from the patterned papers to use as backgrounds as well.


There are also interactive pages, pockets and flaps too so I would have even more spaces to decorate with all of the adorable embellishments of the collection. There are bats, stars, spiders, ghosts and more in chipboard, stickers and bits & pieces. 



All in all there are 20 plus pages ready for all of those Halloween memories! Once all of the pages were colorfully and copiously embellished, I punched a hole in one corner of each and secured them all together with a metal ring that is also decorated with ribbons in the colors of the collection!


Not wanting to stop using this super fun collection, I decided to give it it's own treat bag as a holder! Using the same heavy black card stock as a base, I made the bag 5.5" square and 2.5" wide. The front is spookily decorated with haunted houses, tombstones, bats and even a cute little spider! I topped off the bag with ribbon wrapped wire handle so it could take the weight of this extra large mini.


I have a walk-through video of this adorable mini album at my YouTube channel so you can see all of its wonderful details, pockets and flaps! Be sure to check it out to get some of your own Halloween crafting inspiration! You can also see the video below!





Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Boo To You!


Hi everyone! We might be in the thick of Summer but it is not too early to start getting those paper crafted Halloween albums and decorations started. Especially since Simple Stories has some of the cutest holiday paper collections ready for you! The Say Cheese Halloween collection is full of bright magical colors and so many bewitching patterns. Plus this collection has the happy kids dressed up in their most adorable costumes along with not so scary pumpkins, ghosts and spiders. All in all, this collection will add so much fun to any holiday project!


This sweet wallet mini album is perfect for holding lots of Halloween memories and it has lots of pockets and interactive elements! When closed, it measures 8.5" x 4.25" but it opens up to reveal lots of openings and pockets like any great wallet.

The bottom section has its own 'credit card' slots that holds four of the 3x4 journal cards and a gusseted pocket that holds 4x6 journal cards. All have been decorated and embellished with the charming stickers and bits & pieces.

The center section folds out on both sides to reveal several photo spots including a couple of small flip out sections and a pocket! The large center holds another photo flip that showcases the super cute 4x6 journal cards with photo holders on the backs. 


This diagram shows you the dimensions I used when making this mini album. I used 8.5" x 11" card stock for the base of the album and then covered the sections with the patterned paper along with the accessories of the collection. Check out the walk through with basic instructions on making your own photo wallet like this one on my YouTube channel or watch the video below!



Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!


Supplies Used:
assorted ribbons
Basic Grey mini magnets


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Find Adventure!


Hi everyone! Summertime is definitely the season to get outdoors and experience nature! There is nothing more satisfying than living for a few days without all of the comfortable conveniences of home-LOL! 


With the release of the new Simple Stories Happy Trails collection, I knew I had to create a camping mini showcasing the colorful woodsy patterns and outdoorsy sentiments. I covered different  chipboard pieces with the fun patterns and made the front and back covers in the shape of a camper. 


Each page features layers of paper, stickers, chipboard and bits & pieces along with some of the journal cards. This collection is so full of the most adorable details including some of the cutest mosquitos you will ever encounter! The page fronts have tons of space for photos and journaling along with a flip feature for even more mementos!


The back of the pages are equally as cute with a pocket filled with journal card tags and another with a band that holds an additional pull-out card. These pages, too, are stacked with more of the stickers, bits & pieces and sentiments! 


So take a hike and then document your trip in the great outdoors with this super fun collection that is perfect for all of your camping adventures!



To see this mini in all of it's amazing detail, check out the video at my YouTube channel or click on the video below!



Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

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