Hi Friends! I hope you’re having a great day! Today I’m sharing NINE cards made with the Simple Stories Winter Cottage Collection. I know.. I got a little carried away! LOL! I confess, it was a sweet escape playing with this cozy collection that has me dreaming of sitting inside on a snowy day sipping a cup of hot cocoa!
This collection has all the goodies you’ve come to expect from Simple Stories.. Bits and Pieces printed die cut images, chipboard, washi, stickers, decorative brads and so much more! Everything is perfectly coordinated so you know that whether your making cards or documenting memories, it’s going to look amazing!
You’ll find images of snowy cottages, a forest of pine trees, winter florals and everything to make your season comfy cozy including warm cups of your favorites, snuggly sweaters and scarves too. There’s even a sprinkle of gold foil accents on the cut out pieces.
The colors and prints are beautiful too! You’ll find plaids, dots, snow and floral prints in darker winter shades of ruby, emerald and sapphire with a pop of pink and blue pastels to keep things fresh!
I love the journaling bits and pieces that are perfect for creating foundations to create a focal points over a background of beautiful patterned paper prints.
Check out this winter “to do” list. I embellished the card with bitty die cut images of items on the list. It was fun sorting through all the embellishments to find the perfect one in just the right size. The background is a quilt of pattern paper strips from the collection.
Another way to break up the bold pattern papers to let the images take center stage, is to add a piece of light print paper. I cut a 3x4” panel of light pink paper to frame the winter elements on this card. I always like to add elements over the seams where the different papers meet.
I added a bit of washi, a decorative brad and a sticker sentiment on each of my cards shown today. Can you spot them on each? You might have to search a little!
This collection is ideal for creating scenes too. Just cut wavy hills of pattern paper and top them with trees and snow-covered cottages or cute woodland critters like this bear to complete the scene.
I hope this collection gives you the “warm fuzzies” of memories of perfect winter days past, and thoughts of making even more memories this season.