Getting Crafty with Simple Stories, Hey Crafty Girl

Hi Magpies,  Jackie here with my 1st blogpost of 2020.  Hope you have all recovered from the festive season and slowly getting back to normality.  For my layouts this month I decided to  scraplift myself from some past layouts I’d done, enabling my layouts to came together quickly.

I’ve done 3 layouts for this blogpost using the fun collection from Simple Stories – Hey Crafty Girl, which a fun and  vibrant collection which every crafty girl need is their stash.

Crafty Girls Rock …

I wanted to document a lovely group of ladies you attended my Birds of a Feather last retreat, and I decided to use a format that I’ve used in the past.

I started the layout by adding some distressed details using oxide ink – Twisted Citron to the white cardstock.

To start the layout I cut Simple Stories – Hey Crafty Girl – DIY Queen paper to 6 x12, and ripped the bottom edge, then using the waste piece I added it to the underside, so it showed a small edge of the b-side of the paper.

I adhere this to the top of the white cardstock and machined stitched around the edges to add some extra texture.

Then using a selection of the the patterned papers I mounted my photograph, adding 3D foam under the photographs to give it some extra dimension.

Adding a selection of Simple Stories – Hey Crafty Girl – Bits and Pieces die cut and the Journal Bits and Pieces die cut packs around my photographs.

I also added a small cluster of die-cuts including some chipboard pieces  to the bottom right of the layout.

For my title I used the words from the Chipboard pack.


I also added cut some of the phases from Simple Stories – Hey, Crafty Girl, Say What? paper, which is great to add an extra phase to my layout.

Hello My Crafty Friends …

My 2nd layout I used a 6×12 piece from Simple Stories – Hey, Crafty Girl – Made with Love paper, down the centre of my white cardstock, but before I struck it down I add some stamped details, which ended up being partly covered in the end.  To the sides of this paper I added two different punched border strips which I machined stitched to add some added texture.

For each photograph I added patterned papers underneath and added 3D foam to the photographs to give some dimension.

My title was going to be ‘Craft your Best Life’ which is cut from the 3×4 Element paper, which I trimmed slightly so it fit better behind my photograph.

Then using a selection of Stickers, die cuts, chipboards from this collection I added in and around the layout.  I also added some stamped phases using stamps from my stash.

I then decided that the right hand side of the layout, felt empty, so using Thickers from my stash I added  my new title and along with some small puffy stickers from Elle’s Studio. 

For my final layout for today, I wanted to join in with this month challenge that is set by Giselle – full details can be found on our Facebook page.

Creative Minds are Rarely Tidy …

And this was a very quick and clean layout, using up some of the scraps from my table.

For the title I cut from the 3×4 Element paper.

I added 3D foam to the middle photograph to give it some added dimension and added Stickers, die-cuts, chipboard pieces around the layout.

This collection as been great to work with, I love the colour tones, and like with other Simple Stories collections you get tons of  different and fun elements to work with.

Don’t  forget to share you layouts over on our Facebook page, we would love to see them and you have a whole month to join is with our monthly challenge (here).

Till next time

Happy scrapping


Simple Stories – Hey, Crafty Girl Collection

Elle’s Studio

Oxide Inks


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