Natural Beauty! by Marsha Farris

Natural Beauty! by Marsha Farris
Hey, Simple Stories friends! Marsha here, and I'm excited to share a flipbook album I created using the Simple Vintage Cottage Fields collection! The colors, patterns, and butterflies in this collection are beautiful! For my project, I used mainly the collection kit to document some of my favorite photos from this past year.
I chose the Black 4x6 Flipbook for my project and selected a patterned paper from the collection kit. I trimmed the paper to fit the cover and machine-stitched around the edges before adhering it to the album. I always love the texture and interest stitching adds to a project! To further decorate the cover, I trimmed out a butterfly from another patterned paper and added it along the edge. Then, the title was created with two cardstock stickers.   
For the first page of the album, I added a chipboard frame to a patterned paper I trimmed to fit as a full page. This frame was the perfect spot to hold a family picture. I added a few stickers along the edge to complete the layout.
The next page features some of the cut aparts from the 2x2 Elements patterned paper. I added photos to a few squares and embellished the others with cardstock stickers. I also layered a bit of white thread under one of the stickers for added texture. This layout also includes journaling on a card tucked between the pages of the album.
I included a cut apart journal card on the next page and used photos and a trimmed patterned paper to create a flip up. Interactive elements make an album more fun and interesting to flip through! I embellished each of the cards and pictures with cardstock stickers. This page also includes a journaling tag tucked behind the photo.
I incorporated more of the cut apart journal cards on the next pages. By printing my photos at a small size, I had more space to include phrase stickers and some of the beautiful butterfly stickers from the cardstock sticker sheet. 
The next pages used a patterned paper trimmed to fit the album. I added my photos and used cardstock stickers and die cuts from the Dreamer Page Kit to embellish the pages. This spread also includes a tag for journaling.
I used some of my favorite cut apart journal cards on the next pages and embellished each photo simply with phrase and butterfly stickers. I included another tag for journaling tucked under the edge of the patterned paper. 
The final page includes a stitched vellum envelope to hold additional photos. I decorated the envelope with cardstock stickers and a chipboard butterfly from the Dreamer Page Kit.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I enjoyed creating this flipbook album using the beautiful Simple Vintage Cottage Fields collection! I will see you again soon with more inspiration!

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