This first layout used the great wood texture background and the fun dot patterned accent at the bottom. I just started layering some patterned paper, 3x4 cards, and several sticker elements in small clusters around my page. Everything already coordinates beautifully. A few elements I raised with pop dots. I also added a couple of brads from my stash and punched out several small circles from some thin cork material. I thought this continued the natural and rustic feel.
For my next layout, I treated some plain kraft cardstock with inks to "grunge" it up a bit. I used a combination of spray ink (Mr. Huey's Classic Tan) and Distress Ink (Tim Holtz Walnut Stain). To the right of my photo, I cut 4 squares from patterned paper in the collection and rounded just 2 corners of each. Then, just as in the other layout, I just started layering the paper and sticker elements in small clusters. The bingo cards (LOVE them!) are part of most every Simple Stories collection and are so much fun to use.
I guess I just couldn't stop layering and playing with this line, because I also made several treat boxes. I started with a simple cardstock box and then embellished the front with bingo cards and stickers and a rustic string. I thought I could fill them with trail mix and it would be a fun party treat, date night treat, or family outing treat.
For details on how to create the simple box, watch this video tutorial I made!