Jul 12, 2014

Simple Stories Sea to Shining Sea

I take tons of photos on the Fourth of July, and with the summer being so busy, I like to quickly get them into a layout. Simple Stories has a SIMPLE answer - the latest Sea to Shining Sea mini collection includes everything you need to get your 4th of July or other summer layout done in a snap!
I used 2 strips of 4x11.5 paper and one 3.5x11.5 patterned paper and stitched around each rectangle and adhered those down as horizontal blocks to create my background. I combined 15 photos into three 4 x 4 collages to use on my center strip of paper. I trimmed down the Original Summer Memories card so you could see more of the patterned paper and machine sewing behind it. Plus, I added some letter stickers for a title to it.
I trimmed down the journaling card so that it match in height to the Red White and Cute card and typed my journaling, adding a border sticker to take up some empty space.
 The large star was fussy cut from another card and then popped up with 3 dimensional adhesive.
Lastly, I love including tiny Simple Stories stickers right on my photos as a banner or in the case of collages right in the middle where the points between photos intersect.
Sea to Shining Sea is such a fun collection and could be used for a number of summer themes, but I loved getting my Fourth of July memories down on a page so quickly!

Supplies Used:
6063 Collection Kit
6064 Fundamentals Stickers
6065 Expressions Stickers
6066-6069 Celebrate, Ahoy, Sail Away and Stars & Stripes Cardstock
6070-6071 Elements 1 and 2