The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors
Hello, friends! It’s Jen today with a project using the adorable Simple Stories Trail Mix Collection.
Living just a couple of hours away from Mt. Rainier is amazing, and when our kids were younger, we took them camping as often as possible. I have so many memories to document, and I plan to use this new collection for as many of them as possible.
Let’s take a look at the 12 x 12 layout I created.
The patterned papers are so cute, and I could use them all. However, I selected a few of my favorites and layered them to build the background. I love adding texture and did so here by machine stitching the papers together using straight and zigzag stitches for variation.
To give the photos weight, I backed a corner of each with the same woodgrain paper from the background, but I used the smaller print available in the 6x8 Pad. Next, I added embellishments using elements from the Bits & Pieces, Journal Bits & Pieces, and Decorative Brads.
I tried to keep the embellishments light on this project because the patterned papers already add a lot of color.
After the photos were situated to my liking, I added typed journaling on white cardstock that I had cut into strips.
Along the bottom half of the layout, I created a scene by fussy cutting the trees and cabin from papers included in the 6x8 Pad. Again, the trees add so much to the layout that I did not feel the need to add further embellishments.
To complete the project, I created the title using a foam sticker with a fussy-cut sentiment above the photos. Last, I fussy cut several stars from the same patterned papers used on the bottom of the layout and glued them throughout.
Here’s a final look at the finished layout.
If you are looking for a collection that captures the memories of life at summer camp (or camping) using adorable, retro-themed papers and embellishments, then be sure to check out the new Simple Stories Trail Mix Collection. Its sweet elements will get your creativity going and leave you with the perfect memento of your special memories!
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ve been inspired to create!
Products used:
Trail Mix Collection Kit - 20300
Trail Mix 6x8 Pad - 20315
Trail Mix 6x12 Chipboard - 20317
Trail Mix Bits & Pieces - 20318
Trail Mix Journal Bits & Pieces - 20319
Trail Mix Sticker Book - 20321
Trail Mix Foam Stickers - 20323
Trail Mix Decorative Brads - 20324


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