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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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!


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.


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


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


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


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


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!


Now go create!