Say Cheese and Enchanted
As you may have picked up by now, I tend not to do “theme” scrapbooking. I like to use Christmas papers for summer photos, and wedding papers for baby photos, that kind of thing. However, sometimes a collection comes along with such timing that is too good to miss, and that was why I bagged some of both Say Cheese II and Enchanted by Simple Stories for my pages this month. A recent trip to Disneyland Paris meant that these ranges were too perfect not to use with some of our holiday photos! I will most likely end up with a Disney album – I scrap randomly, store my pages chronologically I’m yearly albums, and if I end up with lots of pages of one event it becomes it’s own album eventually. I won’t however make a whole album with one collection or theme of supplies, but I’m sure that many of these products will make their way onto many of my Disney pages mixed in with other things.
So here’s what I selected:
From Enchanted I got papers, including a cut apart sheet, large sticker sheet, die cuts, frames, plastic clips and Bradz. Look how many frames you get in a pack! Simple Stories cut apart sheets are brilliant & there are several to choose from. I tend to chop them all up right before I start making any pages. It feels like you’ve got loads of embellishment and accents to use on your pages, all for the price of a sheet of paper!
From Say Cheese II I picked up papers & a cut apart sheet, die cuts, Bradz, plastic clips, washi tape strips, clear stickers, and 4×6 sticker book. The Bradz and plastic clips are still some of my very favourite new products. I also love Simple Stories die cuts – you get loads, and they’re all very usable too.
I made four layouts, using both Disney and non Disney photos, and tried to challenge myself to create opposites. I made two Disney pages – one Enchanted, one Say Cheese II, two pregnancy pages – one Enchated, one Say Cheese II, two pages with the starry paper – one Enchanted, one Say Cheese II, one Disney, one non Disney, and so on. The only extras I added to these pages were a couple of tiny wood veneer stars, and the silver glitter Thickers.
Say Cheese II is probably the more re themed of the two collections, and features plenty of references to the magic, classic Mickey colours, and some sayings like “it’s all about the mouse” which would be reasonably tricky to use elsewhere. But there are also plenty of generic words & sayings like “believe”, “magical memories”, “happy” and “photo op”. I love the stars, hearts and cameras featured throughout this collection.
Enchanted features a beautiful palette of fairly bright pastels, mixed with a Kraft colour, grey, and silver foiled accents. It does have a few Disney-esque elements like a castle shape, but mostly it is perfect for little girls with lots of princess, flowers & hearts. It has lovely wording like “dreams come true”‘, “happy ever after”, and “make a wish”, and I think would also work well with wedding pages.
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