Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hello Beach - Simple Stories

Hello blogging friends!

I am back today with another Simple Stories layout using the awesome new Hello Summer collection. Last Summer my daughter took a trip with girlfriends to Sunset Beach in Florida. She had just graduated from Veterinary Collage and wanted a little vacation before diving into her internship. This collection was perfect for scrapping those beach photos.

I went with a big title that I could back with different pattern papers. This is a great way to include lots of patterns and colors on your layout. I wanted that title to make a big statement. After a long winter there is nothing better than soaking up some glorious sunshine at the beach. The chipboard Hello layered on top makes for the perfect title "Hello Beach".

To create the illusion of water on my layout, I added some watered down blue spray mist to my background using some plastic packaging. Next to my photo, I added this fun flamingo from the 3x4 Elements paper and layered lots of fun chipboard stickers,Bits & Pieces die cuts, and phrase stickers.

I added a strip of washi tape to the top of my layout then layered the pennant banners over the top. The colorful banners add balance to the colorful title.

If you would like to see my process video here is the link ...

While I still had all my papers and embellishments out, I decided to make a gift box and decorate it with the Hello Summer die cuts. I used a digital cut file from SVGcuts.

The Hello Summer collection is perfect for documenting more than just your beach photos. With the watermelons, pineapples, suns, clouds, and flamingos, this fun collection could be used for picnics, playground outings, or any outdoor summer fun activity. What fun memories will you be making this summer?



  1. I love this layout. The colors are fantastic. Can you please tell me where you found the cut file for the title?

    1. Thanks Kelli! The cut file I used is the OutLine Alpha from JustNick Studios. It's one of my favorites and I use it all the time.


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