Happy Tuesday, friends! I'm here again today to share another new layout for Simple Stories using the Winter Wonderland collection. This collection was definitely a challenge for me to use since so much of it is geared towards Winter. Living in Florida means we have zero snow, so I can't really create true Winter pages. I decided to pull items that seemed Fall-like and outdoorsy to create this page about riding 4-wheelers. I think it turned out great, and you would never know that most of these products revolved around snow :)
I went minimal since I had to...so I started with white cardstock and a big title cut on my Cameo. I used the Tall Type Alpha cut file from The Cut Shoppe and cut it on different papers from the 6x6 Paper Pad. I had a white scribbly circle die cut in my stash, so I added it to the background for some interest and texture. I used just a little bit of blue Shimmerz to create a subtle watercolor wash on the background.
I love using large titles like this, and these tall letters were perfect. I backed the open spots with a little bit of vellum and then used brown thread to stitch through each word. I used a bit of foam adhesive under my photo as well as some tissue paper. I love the pops of blue peeking out from behind the title and photo.
I combined a die cut tree from the Bits & Pieces pack with a tree sticker from the Fundamentals sticker sheet. I love the color variation, and they worked really well layered like this. I added a little flower and leaf sticker for a bright pop of color as well as some orange tangled thread. I love how this creates a forest look and echos the trees in the photo.
I added another tree die cut over here and a cute tree stump sticker. I fussy cut that little flower cluster out and added some golden yellow thread and some foam under the stump. I love creating little clusters like this.
To finish up the top area, I hand cut a few clouds from patterned papers and stitched through the bottoms with blue thread. I love how this turned out, and the texture is awesome since I can ruffle up the tops.
I hope this gives you some ideas on how you can use a heavily themed collection and make it work in a totally different way. It's a challenge, for sure, but it can work if you get creative with it.
Thanks for stopping by!