About Us | June with Simple Scrapper

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Many of my scrapbook pages document what it is like for me to be a mom. However, I find that I do not scrap much about my husband being a dad. Very few of my pages are dedicated to this topic. So I was overjoyed to see this month’s Story Starters at Simple Scrapper: Man of the House—a perfect opportunity to specifically document my husband’s role as Dad.

This layout features a cute photograph of my husband and son at our local fire department where we volunteer. My husband is teaching my son how to check the engine of the fire truck. I used two hearts, two birds, and the ampersand symbol as embellishments to symbolize the two people in the picture.

For my second layout this month, I decided to be inspired by the journaling cards in our June collection. Using just cardstock, patterned paper, and die cuts, I created several accent cards for my weekly Project Life spread.

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Now go create!


Joy in 3×4 | Forgeries on the Fourth

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One of my favorite products in any collection is a sheet of cut-apart 3×4 cards. I love these cards because they are so versatile–I can journal on them, use them as a background, or turn them into an embellishment. This month’s inspiration kit at Counterfeit Kit Challenge is this lovely collection from Felicity Jane. Note the seriously cute page of cards!

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While putting together my kit, Sweet Smile, I did not have a page of 3×4 cards similar to this one, so I decided to forge my own.

First I cut several 3×4 cards out of smooth white cardstock.

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Then, after studying the designs of the original cards, I gathered some supplies that I thought might help me create my forgeries.

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The first card I made copied the grid pattern. I simply used a Tim Holtz Distress Pen and a ruler.

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The next card copied was the card with a sentiment down at the bottom.

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To forge the card with the floral ampersand, I used my Big Shot to cut an ampersand and then covered it with washi tape.

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One card has stripes on it with a journaling spot towards the bottom. I used blue washi tape to simulate the stripes and added a clear word strip.

Another card has an outlined floral pattern on it. I used a heart stamp to create this look.

The final card I copied has a pattern down at the bottom of the card with a journaling spot on the side. I used washi tape again as the pattern and added an acetate word strip on the side.

Here is my entire set of 3×4 cards ready to be used with my kit!

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Now go create!