Thursday, September 7, 2017

Simple Stories BEAUTIFUL Altered Home Decor

First and foremost, I want to send out prayers to all those who have been or are currently being affected by any of the natural disasters happening across our nation. From FL to OR and everywhere in between. May God bless us all and keep us safe under His care and authority, Amen.

Hello friends! I'm so happy to be sharing with you my latest home décor/altered project for Simple Stories! I've used the new Beautiful collection to create some pretty wall art, desk organization and altered clipboard pieces. This is one of those collections that becomes a staple in your crafting because it is so versatile and just like its name says, so beautiful. I really enjoyed creating this ensemble and I hope you like it too!
I love how easy it is to create shabby-chic sophistication with this collection. It has lovely pastel shades of pink and green, mixed with pops of black and gold. Floral, polka dots, stripes...this one has it all and I'm absolutely enamored with it. As you can see, it's a breeze making beautiful wall art with this collection. Just pick your papers, fit into pretty frames--done! There is so much gorgeousness going on, my only issue was trying to narrow down which papers to use since I love them all.
I had never altered a clipboard before and I think it might be my new favorite! It is almost too easy and once again, these papers are the star of the show! It's fun to get creative with clipboards, like adding a row of scrumptious mulberry flowers or delicate lace along the top. The Beautiful Combo Stickers are perfect for decorating and adding even more charm to any piece. 
I wanted a few organizational items for my writing desk, so I made a mini mason jar cubby trio, which is great for storing pens, small die cuts and chipboard, lace trims, and other small embellishments. I also covered a vanilla candle with pretty patterned paper and an inspiring die cut. The candle was beyond easy to spruce up and would make a great little gift as well. I see myself doing plenty more of them. 
Another very easy and inexpensive way to make desktop organization is by using foodf cardboard boxes, like cereal boxes. Simply cut it, cover it and decorate to your hearts content. Here, I made a small holder for my 4x6 sticker sheets.
The designs in the 6x8 Paper Pad are too beautiful to pass up. A few of them were born to be framed and that's exactly what they got. A vintage mint typewriter with black and white florals and pink marble--yes, please! Here's a closer look....
This sweet vintage bicycle with a basket full of flowers was a no brainer--it had to be framed and displayed. Add a bit more interest and personality to a framed piece with little embellishments, like enamel dots and mini flowers. Extra details always make something look even more special and unique. 
And that's all for me! I hope you've enjoyed my showcase featuring the Beautiful collection and feel inspired to create some of your own DIY home décor/organizational pieces! Thanks so much for visiting! Happy crafting! 

Supplies Used: (Beautiful Collection) 
Combo Sticker-9201
Shine Bright- 9205
Fabulous Adventure- 9206
Follow Your Heart- 9207
3x4 Elements- 9210
4x6 Vertical Elements- 9213
6x8 Pad- 9214
6x12 Chipboard- 9215
Bits & Pieces- 9216
4x6 Stickers- 9217
Clear Stickers- 9218
Enamel Dots/Posh Collection- 6731


Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Linsey this is all beautiful and fantastic! You did an amazing job with all your pieces!! Love the wall art.. as I am a fan of framed art.... and I love your mason jar trio... very clever! thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

Diane Noble said...

WOW...just WOW. Will you come decorate my HOME with Simple Stories!!!! These projects are amazing.