Kissing Booth – Simple Stories

Happy New Year Magpies, Sheena here again x
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For my posts this month I chose to create with Simple Stories Kissing Booth. To be honest I’m not too keen on the range name, Kissing Booth ! but I love the colours, patterns and embellishments so Kissing Booth it is.

For a valentines range there is plenty of black in this one & I loved the little random heart pattern on the Crazy for You paper so wanted to use it as my background but after shuffling things around for quite some time! I settles on a strip of cardstock and Hello Love paper to break up the pattern at the top of my page. I machine stitched the Simple Stories Crazy for You paper to hold everything together.

I enjoy a bit of fussy cutting and I took my scissors to the Smitten paper cutting flower clusters to add around my matted photo with die cuts, stickers and a sprinkling of enamel dots.
The title is a Hey Little Magpie flair and I added circular stickers to echo the shape around photo.

For my second layout I was totally inspired by a carved log sticker on the Kissing Booth stickers sheet but in the end didn’t actually use it on my page !! The photographs are of my parents as teenagers.

I have used watercolour / mixed media paper as my background so I could watercolour behind the log shape I cut on my Silhouette. When it was dry I machine sewed the log rings down using a varigated thread the lines are wobbly in places but I don’t mind that. I added the title stickers on foam pads & added their initials in the centre.

I tucked my 4×3 inch photos at the top of the log after matting them on patterned paper & tissue paper, topping them with a Kissing Booth chipboard banner. To soften the look I added die cut leaves around the photos and finished with some word stickers.

I look forward to sharing with you more layouts from the Simple Stories Kissing Booth range later this month.
Till next time x

Products used –
Simple Stories – Kissing Booth
Hey Little Magpie Flair

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