Hello crafty friends! My name is Allison Davis and I am a scrapbooker and sketch artist for my family’s scrapbook store located in Springfield, MO, and also the sketch artist for Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. I am absolutely thrilled to be a guest on the Spellbinders blog today sharing a mini-album I created using the Simple Stories Simple Vintage Love Story collection along with some Spellbinders cutting dies.
One of the things I have always loved and appreciated about Simple Stories collections is the amount of cut-apart papers they include. That was what inspired the design of this album. I used a mix of cut-apart pieces, tags, pockets, and some large die-cut pieces as the base of the album. I loved the idea of using a mix of sizes and shapes for the pages of this album instead of a uniform page size throughout.
To embellish the pages I used so many of the beautiful Simple Stories products including rub-ons, die cuts, and stickers. Each page of the album is unique with different elements and designs.
I cut out and used lots of tags to tuck into some small pockets. The tags have photos and my journaling on them along with some fun details here and there.
On most of the hearts, I added some hand-stitching to add some texture and dimension. Hand-stitching is my favorite technique so of course I had to find a way to work it in there!
One of my favorite things about this Simple Stories collection is the package of Big Bits that includes 14 large ephemera pieces. I used some for pages in the album and also the cover. This really made for some beautiful and unique pages!
I ended up with 17 pages with designs on the front and back of them all. Here’s a look at all of the front side pages together
And are all of the back side pages…
Fiskars small heart punch, Nuvo Dream Drops in Cloud 9