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Friday, June 28, 2019

Simple Stories: Scrap Smaller  
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Hey ACOT fans!  It's Ashley, and I'm here today with a new layout in my Traveler's Notebook using the Heart collection from Simple Stories.  I have always been a big fan of 12x12 layouts, but the Traveler's Notebook size has become a favorite too.  I love that I can create layouts in one notebook, and not have to worry about storing 12x12 albums!  And the smaller size is super cute, too!!


I recently picked up the Simple Stories Heart collection from the ACOT store.  It has a sympathy/remembrance theme, but you can also use it for everyday layouts.  I thought it would work great on a masculine layout.  I used the teal grid side of the My Heart patterned paper as the background for my TN layout.  I cut two pieces at 4.25x8.25 to fit inside the TN insert.  Then I decided to create a cut file to layer over the background.  I went with hearts because it's one of my favorite shapes, and I love backing them with patterned papers.  I backed most of the hearts with papers from the 6x8 paper pad.  And, I am sharing the Heartbreaker Cut File that I created for my layout, as a FREE DOWNLOAD:




Once I finished backing the cut file, I machine stitched down the center of all the hearts, before adding it to the background.  I decided to change my photo black & white, because I knew it would create a nice contrast with all of the colors in the background.  Then I finished my layout, by adding some ephemera and chipboard pieces clustered on the sides of my photo.  



Even though I am working with a smaller size in the Traveler's Notebook, I love that I was still able to incorporate my favorite elements and techniques into the layout.  I used a cut file that I backed with a mix of patterned papers, added texture with machine stitching, and brought in dimension with chipboard pieces and a bit of dimensional foam behind my photo.  Have you tried this fun size yet?  There are some awesome Traveler's Notebook products in the A Cherry on Top store, like notebook inserts and fun Traveler's Notebook covers.  Make sure you stop by to check them out, and take a look at the Simple Stories Heart collection while you're there!!


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Posted by Rachel Kent

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