Hello Fall! by Jennifer McMurtrey

Hello Fall! by Jennifer McMurtrey

Hello Simple Stories friends! It’s Jen today with a layout using the new Cozy Days collection. Fall is without a doubt my favorite season – the beautiful leaves, going to football games (usually), and of course pumpkin spice lattes. This year autumn activities may look a little different, but I know I will enjoy it just the same.

When it came to using Cozy Days, I literally could have used every single piece. There is not one thing in this collection that I do not love. With that being said, let’s take a look at my layout.



Adding texture to projects is one of my go-to methods, which is exactly what I did here. After choosing several of the floral-patterned papers, I cut three strips from each that were ¾” wide. Next, I took each strip and balled them up in my hands, rolled them around, and did my very best to make them look like they went through the laundry. LOL!

Once the strips of paper looked good and worn, I attached each with my ATG making sure to wrinkle and fold them as I went.



Embellishments followed, and I tried to keep like colors together . . . meaning I used orange embellishments on the orange patterned paper, etc. At this point, I did not yet adhere them to the background because I was still working with the placement of the photo.



For the photo, I selected a cardboard frame to use with it and adhered both to the layout with foam squares. This particular frame has an adorable raccoon on it, but I decided to layer flowers and a sentiment with it.

I fell in love with the cute tag die cut that looks like notebook paper that’s been torn out (must be the teacher in me). To give it a bit more color, I stamped the leaf onto it using orange ink. Next, I adhered it to the frame with washi tape and put my journaling behind it.



I hadn’t planned on covering the photo in the beginning but I like how it turned out.



After completing the embellishments on and around the photo, I adhered everything to the page.



The colors and patterns in the Cozy Days collection absolutely warm my heart, and I cannot wait to create more projects with it.



Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope that you have been inspired to document your favorite fall memories with this lovely collection.

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