Lisa Dickinson's Blog Posts

Hi Simple Stories fans !It's Lisa Dickinson here today with an easy technique for adding lots of color and pattern to a page - a bold border!


This fun, hand-drawn border is a free cut file from Juliana Michaels that I backed with several pattern papers from Simple Stories. 


I chose a mix of striped, plaid and dot patterns (with plenty of color!) from the Cabin Fever and Life is Ruff collections. 



I added some brad and sticker accents to a few of the circles for added dimension and texture.



In the upper right corner, a cluster of stickers, washi tape & metal accents complete the page.


Hello! It's Lisa Dickinson here today sharing a heart-filled layout with you! 


I've used the Life is Purrfect Simple Set on this page, but the design would work perfectly for a Valentine's themed layout - or any layout about LOVE!



Use baker's twine to highlight a title and make it stand out from other die cuts.



Buttons are perfect for filling extra white space in the design.



Layer multiple stickers for a custom page accent - this one helps balance on the pattern & color on the left side of the page!



Don't be afraid to use lots of pattern on a page. The Simple Set papers are meant to be mixed and matched to your heart's delight!



Hello! It's Lisa Dickinson here today sharing a layout on the last day of 2017! I absolutely love mixing papers from different lines to create a unique look for my page, and Simple Stories makes that so easy. The colors and patterns in each collection are made for mixing and coordinate seamlessly, making it a cinch to pull patterns from any line and get a cohesive look!



This holiday page uses products from the Very Merry and Sub Zero collections - don't they look great with each other? I added some of the non-traditional holiday patterns and colors from the Sub Zero line with the classic red & green papers in Very Merry for this unique look.



This cute chipboard snowman gets dressed up with a few enamel dots added as buttons.



And this moose die-cut gets a Christmas flourish with the addition of a small red button!



The script title is one of the Simple Stories electronic cut files available in the Silhouette store - I simply cut only the "Christmas" portion of the "Merry Christmas" file.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year's Eve and wonderful 2018!