Greetings, Simple Stories lovers! Shellye here with a layout using Take a Hike and an altered wood frame featuring Harvest Lane. I love the warm and rich hues of both collections...creating with them has made me even more ready for Fall to arrive :)
I adore this picture of my middle son. I've had it in my stack of photos marked: I-really-want-to-scrap-this for quite some time now. After seeing Take a Hike, I knew it would be the perfect palette for this beloved photo
I cut three 1.5" wide strips from Brown Wood/Map #2516 and framed it around the photo. In keeping with the 'wood' motif, I added a few brads to resemble nailheads. The bottom was decorated with a 2x12 Border Strip #2514, various stickers from the Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers #2502 and punched leaves.
Here I added just a couple of clouds from the Fundamentals Stickers. When adding dimension, think about using different thicknesses such as thin and thick foam dots...just right when you're layering two dimensional pieces side-by-side.
I cut the F-U-N pennants from one of the Take A Hike Flashcards #2509 and strung up a banner using baker's twine and a few punched circles (folded in half) that I punched from the back of the Flashcards paper. By applying foam dots to the backs of each piece, I was able to easily position the banner across my layout.
TAKE A HIKE SUPPLIES:
-Yellow Chevron/Grid Simple Basics Patterned Paper #2519
-Brown Wood/Map Patterned Paper #2516
-2x12 Border Strip #2514
-Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers #2502
It's a thrill for me to rummage through any dollar bin. Any dollar bin! If I didn't love it, I would not have found this really cute wooden scalloped frame. This was just your standard, craft store-style wood item: plain blond wood with a few rough edges. After sanding, I took a pad of Tim Holtz "Walnut Stain" Distress Ink, a cosmetic sponge and applied the ink to the frame. Of course, you may use any acrylic paint or actual wood stain, but this worked out just fine for this project.
For the inset of the frame, I cut various sizes of paper from the Harvest Lane Collection, layered and then machine stitched them together. To create the pumpkin, I used the 2.5" and 2" lace nesting dies from Lifestyle Crafts. Foam dots were added between the two layers. After embellishing with a "Give Thanks" banner and leaves stickers, I attached it to the center of the piecing. A hand-sewn button was added, as well as a stick (for the stem) from my yard :)
In keeping with the homespun feel of Harvest Lane, I outlined the frame in jute twine and a chenille ric-rac for the inset.
You could make up several of these little pumpkins and use them as place setting markers (just attach to napkin-covered silverware), tie them to goodie bags or hang from a harvest tree!
HARVEST LANE SUPPLIES:
-Expression Cardstock Stickers #2603
-Fundamentals Cardstock Stickers #2602
-Harvest Blessing Patterned Paper #2605
-Homemade Happies Patterned Paper #2607
-Made With Love Patterned Paper #2608
-Green Stitched/Grid Simple Basics Patterned Paper #2620
I hope that you've enjoyed today's projects...I've really enjoyed sharing them with you all!