Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland
Hi, Friends! My name is Andrea, and I am excited to share my first project as part of the 2024 Simple Stories Design Team. This marks my fourth year working with them, and I couldn’t be happier. I adore the products included in their collections—the designs, colors, and the quality of each item. To kick off 2024, I created a layout featuring the Winter Wonder collection, adding touches of the Woods Color Vibe Cardstock and even incorporating a few real sticks I picked from my backyard.
I began by creating my background. I trimmed a piece of white textured cardstock to 10 ¾”, added machine stitches around the edges, and framed it with three pieces of patterned paper. Using the Winter Wonder stencil and some white texture paste, I created a textured design, allowing it to dry while I worked on crafting paper sticks. For these, I cut twelve 5 ½” x 2” pieces of Color Vibe Woods cardstock and rolled them along the short side to create twelve 5 1/2“ long paper sticks. I then ventured outside to my backyard, grabbing a few real sticks to mix with the paper ones, adding dimension to my background and creating a base for my photo and journaling.
I matted my photo using the same patterned papers I used to mat the white cardstock for the background. I then adhered this piece on top of the small wooden chipboard frame. Simple Stories chipboard frames are always a fantastic embellishment. They can be used to frame photos, mat photos, serve as mini album bases, decorate mini album covers and pages, and more. I am continually finding new ways to incorporate them into my projects. For my title, I used a foam sticker, a journaling piece for my journaling, and a mix of layered stickers, bits & pieces, the snowman from the page pieces, and decorative brads to finish embellishing my page.
I hope this project inspires you, and I encourage you to grab this beautiful collection to document your winter memories this season. I’d love to see what you create with it.
Winter Wonder Collection
Winter Wonder Cardstock Stickers
Winter Wonder Foam Stickers
Winter Wonder Chipboard Frames
Winter Wonder Layered Stickers
Winter Wonder Decorative Brads
Winter Wonder Page Pieces
Winter Wonder Bits & Pieces
Winter Wonder Journal Bits
Winter Wonder Stencil

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