For those who are not familiar with Simple Stories, each collection includes a group of papers called element sheets. These are patterned papers that are designed to be cut apart and used as separate elements on a layout. They come in various sizes such as 4x6, 4x4, 3x4, etc. Element cards can be trimmed and slipped into your divided page protectors, or they can be used as layout backgrounds, page accents, photo mats, journaling cards, mini books and more. Plus, they are double-sided for added versatility.
Last week several members of the design team participated in a challenge to create a project using the element sheets. I created a layout inspired by the 4x6 vertical journaling cards from the Awesome Collection:
Gabe will be turning six next month (six!!) and I decided to make a page about him using the All About Me card. I simply took a snapshot of him and then asked him to answer the questions on the card:
The card does double duty as a title which helped make this layout even easier to put together.
Want to join the fun? Simple Stories has issued a challenge - use your Simple Stories elements in a new and different way and share your creativity with the Simple Stories team. You can have the chance to win a prize package from Simple Stories worth $50! Projects must be uploaded to the Simple Stories blog by 11:59 p.m. CST 6/1/2012 to be entered into the challenge so be sure to visit the Simple Stories blog for all the details.
See more ideas on how to use the element sheets in part one and part two of the design team's take on the challenge.
Hope you have a happy Monday!