Hello, Simple Stories friends! It’s Jen today, and I am sharing a 12x12 layout using the Pack Your Bags Collection to document a couple of pictures from our trip to NYC in 2022. This new collection was so fun to create with and was a perfect pairing with my photos.
As you may well know by now, I am a big fan of white cardstock, which is what I used as the background for my layout. Before I began adding paper and ephemera, I used the Hearts & Stitches Stencil with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink to create a soft backdrop.
Next, I cut 12 one-inch strips of patterned paper in varying lengths and adhered them atop the stenciled images. To create more dimension, I folded the sides of every other piece upwards. I then set about adding the photos and embellishments to the project, and I used a little bit of everything.
The larger photo was backed with patterned paper while the smaller was backed with a tag from the Big Bits & Pieces.
After adhering the photos, I embellished the project with more tags, chipboard, stickers, and die cuts before adding the foam sticker title. I decided against journaling but did use a roller stamp to add the date to a small tag that is tied to the handle of the die cut suitcase with twine. Lastly, I used a black marker to added faux stitching around the border of the layout, which was the perfect finishing touch.
The new Pack Your Bags Collection from Simple Stories is perfect for use with your travel-themed projects, and I plan to use it again as I continue documenting memories from this trip with my daughters.
Thank you so much for visiting today, and I hope you have been inspired to create.
Supplies Used:
Pack Your Bags – Collection Kit 22100
Pack Your Bags – 6x8 Pad 22115
Pack Your Bags – 6x12 Chipboard 22117
Pack Your Bags – Bits & Pieces 22118
Pack Your Bags – Journal Bits & Pieces 22119
Pack Your Bags – Big Bits & Pieces 22120
Pack Your Bags – Sticker Book 22122
Pack Your Bags – Rub Ons 22121
Pack Your Bags – Chipboard Frames 22123
Pack Your Bags – Foam Stickers 22124
Pack Your Bags – Decorative Brads 22125
Pack Your Bags – Enamel Dots 22126
Pack Your Bags – 6x8 Stencil – Hearts & Stitches 22128

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  • Nancy Livermon: May 05, 2024

    Love this page and all the white space and yet it is color saturated, too. Great work!
    Now where do I shop??

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