Mandy here with you today to share a traveler's notebook spread that I created using the super gorgeous Jane kit!
I'm continuing to use this notebook to document sweet little moments with my youngest daughter. These are the little things that I know one day I will love looking back on!
I kept the left hand side of the spread fairly minimal. I covered the page with the mustard geometric patterned paper and then created a little cluster in the bottom left hand corner of the page. I used the wood grain paper to make a little fishtail banner and then added two of the stickers from the 6x12 cut apart sheet to complete the cluster.
I added some layers underneath my photo using more of the wood grain patterned paper, one of the 3x4 journal cards, and a tag from the sticker sheet. I also tucked one of the gorgeous floral stickers under the top of the photo. I can't get enough of the florals in this kit!
I just had to add that little birdie from the sticker sheet to my page! So cute! I also stamped the phrase 'Such a good day' underneath my photo using a stamp from the Sophie stamp set.
I added my journaling and the date underneath my photo, and then finished off the page with a couple of little puffy heart stickers (from the Sophie kit).
Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! I hope that you've been inspired! I'll be back next week with another project using the beautiful Jane kit.
Welcome back to the Felicity Jane blog. Today I want to share with you a new layout using the gorgeous Jane Kit.
When I first opened my Jane Kit box the fresh green and white spot pattern paper stuck out at me as my favorite and I couldn't wait to use it on a layout. As I was going through the photos on my computer the colours in this photo from our recent visit to Californian Adventure Park when we met Buzz Lightyear looked to match the green perfectly, so i gave a touch of editing to my photo, printed it off and set to work.
I created a simple blocked design using four of the pattern papers in the kit, four papers that matched the colors in my photo.
I then layered the delicate black die cuts and some of the elements from the cut apart sheets around the central part of my layout. I added the fun gold chipboard alphabet stickers vertically on my layout for a playful effect, I love how that looks.
To complete my layout I added some stamping using the stamps from the Jane kit and the gorgeous black and white striped flair button as well as my typed journaling that I created on my computer.
I am a creature of habit and find I can't create a layout if the colors in the photos do not match the pattern papers. Thankfully there is such a range of colors in the Jane kit it can be used universally and over and over.
I am looking forward to sharing my next layout with you soon, enjoy your weekend!
Hey friends, Nancy here today with a little piece of art that I like to call 'Jane'. I'm no artist, so I'm glad that I have Felicity Jane to do the sketching for me. I love the handdrawn girl in this month's kit. I tried so hard to incorporate her into one of my layouts, but I couldn't find the perfect story. If only I had gone to Paris in my 20's!
Never fear, that's what cards are for! Anytime I have bits and pieces left over from a kit, I put them in a bowl for card projects. This time my little bowl of goodness included a fussy cut flower and Jane.
The fussy cut floral was perfect for grounding Jane to the card. It serves almost like a shelf that she's sitting on. To add some pop to the background, I used a wash of pink and yellow watercolors. I got a beautiful orange hue where the two colors mixed that adds warmth to the mostly black and white graphic.
The bottom edge of the card was dressed up with some washi tape from the April kit. That black and white waves adds a much needed pop of contrast to the very white background. It makes Jane really stand out.
I popped the Jane graphic up with some foam tape and added a simple black sentiment from this month's stamp set. It's as easy as that! Keep a bowl of Felicity Jane goodness on your work table and make art with your scraps.
Today I'd like to share a page that I've created in my traveler's notebook using the beautiful Jane Kit.
I had a visit from my lovely friend Mel last week and we had the best day catching up. I hadn't seen her for such a long time since we live so far apart which made this day extra special...so of course I had to record it in my notebook!
I layered some of the coral pink solid color paper, a 3 x 4 card from the cut-apart sheet and some spring green polka dot paper underneath my photo, added a little machine stitching then adhered it into the left side if my notebook.
I added a little fishtail tab to the top right of my photo. The florals from the 6 x 12 cut apart sheet are gorgeous and I just had to use one to decorate this page. I scrunched up a little messy pile of thread to pop underneath the floral for a little extra texture.
Using black ink, I stamped the 'remember this' and dotty strip images to the bottom right of my photo. These are from the Jane Stamp Set and are so lovely to use!
I cut more of my favourite spring green polka dot paper to fit the right hand page of my notebook, then printed my journaling and cut it to size. The two shades of pink that you can see under my journaling is one of the 3 x 4 cards from the cut apart sheet.
The 'details of the day' image from the Jane Stamp Set was perfect for stamping at the top of my journaling card! I finished this page off with a little machine stitching and my date stamp then adhered it into my notebook.
I'm so happy with how this spread turned out! I've created a little process video too if you would like to take a peek...
I can't get enough of those pretty pinks and greens! Thank you for joining me on the blog today!
Hi, my name is Elizabeth and I’m this month’s guest designer. A little about me: I’m adventurous (but not outdoorsy) I’m a recovering perfectionist, and I’m afraid of anything with wings (which absolutely includes ladybugs and butterflies.) I also have a little girl and husband who I adore and are my scrapbooking inspiration.
I’ll admit I was nervous when I was asked to be a guest designer because I’ve been in a scrapbooking slump. And by slump, I mean I haven’t scrapbooked in months. Yes, I said months.
When I need to get my creative juices flowing I again, I turn to my silhouette and a large cut file to serve as the feature of my layout. Felicity Jane has so many beautiful cut files to choose from, and the love cut file immediately grabbed my attention. That was all the inspiration I needed to get started.
I knew I wanted to feature a lot of the colors and patterns in the kit and to focus on some of the bolder colors. Despite my fear of winged-things, the birds from the cut apart sheet were perfect for an outdoorsy photo.
Another go-to for me is journaling strips typed on my vintage typewriter. I used the love title as a jumping off point for the rest of my journaling, starting each sentence with the statement “I love…” and some details about the photo and the special relationship between my husband and daughter.
A few enamel dots from a previous kit finished off the little details and tied each of the clusters together.
With my tried and true techniques, the layout came together rather quickly, especially for having been in a slump. More importantly, I’m happy to add this layout to my album.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to stop by again on Saturday for my second project using the "Jane" kit.
Hey everyone! Hope you're having a great weekend! I'm happy to be here today to share a new project with you. Last weekend, I went to PlannerCon 2017 in San Francisco and had a great time meeting some of my online friends in real life! It was a fantastic experience and I knew I wanted to document my trip once I returned home. I decided to use a travelers notebook since I could include photos, stories and ephemera from the trip all in one place.
There are so many pretty travelers notebook inserts in the Felicity Jane shop and I chose this pretty floral one that I had in my stash. I chose some items from this month's Jane kit including the stamp set, cut-apart sheet of patterned paper, cut-apart die cuts, washi tape strips and black cardstock die cuts. I also pulled out some black cardstock alphabet stickers from the shop to use for the title on my notebook and the dates inside.
Since the notebook itself is quite busy and colorful, I opted to keep the cover simple by just placing some letter/number stickers on the front. Inside, I used a mix of the products along with photos and pieces of ephemera I collected like restaurant business cards, etc. I especially loved that this month's stamp set included the phrase "details of the day" and used it throughout the notebook as a prompt to tell my daily stories. Also, the "a little me time" stamp was perfect for the title page of this fun girls' weekend!
Here's how I documented each day. I collected business cards, napkins, etc. from wherever we went and took lots of photos which I printed in small squares. I also took some screenshots from my phone to print and include inside. The book has a very "handmade" look to it and reminds me of the types of scrapbooks I would have put together when I was younger. I included my own handwriting to give it more of a journal/diary feel and love how it turned out. I had a wonderful weekend and now have a cute little book with lots of fun memories captured!
Hope this project gave you some ideas on how you can use a travelers notebook and how you can incorporate ephemera from your travels or daily life into your memory keeping. Enjoy and have a great weekend!
Hi everyone! Mandy here with you today to share a layout that I created using the gorgeous 'Jane' kit!
I documented a photo of my eldest daughter taken on her first day of high school earlier this year. With the teenage years just around the corner and many challenges ahead, I really wanted to create a page with a personal message to encourage her.
Today I have a tip for using the 3x4 journaling cards from the cut-apart sheet on a 12x12 scrapbook layout. Although these are perfect for pocket page scrapbooking, they are just as great to use on your layouts! I actually didn't use any of the 12x12 patterned papers on this layout, only a sheet of the grey solid color paper and three of the 3x4 journaling cards!
It looks like I've used larger pieces of patterned paper doesn't it? The way to make this work is by cutting the 3x4 cards in half and tucking them into the layers in a way that gives the illusion that they are one continuous piece! So with the black and white checked card, I cut it in half vertically, then turned the pieces on their side and tucked one half under the top of the photo and one under the bottom. I then tucked the green 3x4 card under the right hand side the photo to overlap those two pieces, and it now looks as though that black and white patterned paper is one long piece! I did a similar thing with the card that has the little starbursts on it. I cut it in half horizontally, cut a fishtail banner out of each piece, and then tucked them in under each side of the paper layers, giving the impression that it is one piece that runs all the way along! I think that this is a great way of making use of all those 3x4 journaling cards, don't you?
I kept the embellishing on this page fairly minimal as I wanted to keep the focus on the photo and the journaling. The 'Just be You' wood veneer phrase was the perfect title for this page and was exactly the message that I wanted to give to my daughter! I also used the stamp that says 'Have Courage', which further added to the theme of the page! I couldn't resist adding one of the gorgeous roses from the sticker sheet to my layout... It added the perfect touch of prettiness to a very structured and linear page.
I tucked a tab from the sticker sheet under the left hand side of my photo and stamped the date onto it.
I typed up my journaling and cut it into strips to adhere to my page, then stamped 'remember this' underneath. I finished my layout off by adding a strip of washi tape to the top left and bottom right edges of my white cardstock, and then added a few of the black cardstock stars from the kit.
Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! Go check out the 'Jane' kit if you haven't already, it's full of so many gorgeous papers and embellishments! I can't wait to create another page with it!
When I received the lovely Jane Kit on my doorstep I couldn't wait to play! The gorgeous spring greens and those beautiful florals were calling my name!
Today I'm going to share the first scrapbook layout I've created using the Jane Kit.
I knew that I wanted the pretty green polka dot paper to be a feature on my page so that was the first thing I reached for. I then added a strip of the black and white burst paper, the yellow stripe branding strip and a row of stitching.
I then positioned the two photos and tucked the little white doily in behind the second photo.
I added the gorgeous floral cluster to the right of the photos along with the black and white bow from the cut-apart sheet.
To the left of my photos I added another pretty floral and the sweet string of hearts cardstock banner, then adhered my title and a little yellow heart from the cut-apart sheet.
I stamped the word 'LOVELY' and the little dotty images from the Jane stamp set along with the date, printed some journaling strips, splashed a little ink around the page and it was done!
This kit is a dream to work with! I'll be back again to share my next project with you soon!
Hey there Felicity fans, Nancy here today with a design tip to spice up your layout backgrounds. I love floral patterns, but I find myself shuffling them around trying to find a balance between "too much" and "not enough". I wanted to try something new that wasn't fussy cutting or cutting up the pattern into small bits.
That's when I got the bright idea to create a diagonal quadrant. By cutting the floral pattern into a triangle to cover 1/4 of the background, the pattern shines without taking over the entire design. The light and airy pattern is offset by the dark gray solid paper from the kit. A tiny dot mask and modeling paste creates a nice vertical line that ties all of the colors and pattern together.
The background is bold in color and lines, so the photo really needed layers to frame it out. I wanted to make sure that the photo wasn't overwhelmed by all that design. I started with two layers of patterned paper and then tucked in all kinds of goodness (a tag from the sticker sheet, flair and washi tape). I cut the fringe off of the doily in the kit to give it a cleaner look and placed it between the layers. I like that circle shape sticking out amongst all of the clean, straight lines. Contrast is always good!
I love the color and grain of the wood veneer title. The words were perfect for this story and photo. I underlined the photo with the veneer heart strip to give it a shelf to rest on. It highlights both the photo and the title just underneath.
The last touch is the large flower that was fussy cut from the floral pattern and tucked just under the subject of the layout. Highlighting him, the pattern and dragging some of that floral goodness onto the pink triangle.
Be bold and embrace large patterns, they are beautiful and easier to use than you think. Using the diagonal quadrant is a great way to mix up colors and patterns. Use it the next time your stumped for a background!
Hey there! Anita here and I'm back this week to share a quick and easy project. As I mentioned previously, I absolutely love sweet Jane in this month's kit. In addition to this month's main kit, I also got an add-on paper pack which includes the cut-apart sticker sheet so I had an additional Jane to play with. I wanted to create something that I would see on a regular basis so I decided to create a bookmark/page marker for my planner. This is something you can create with kit scraps or leftovers after creating other projects and it's a fun way to keep stretching your kit.
As you may recall, last month I created a new set of planner dividers using the London kit. When I got this month's Jane kit, I was pleasantly surprised to see how well Jane worked with London. I selected paper and patterns that coordinated well with my London dividers to create my bookmark and I love how it turned out.
I designed the entire bookmark around Jane but also really liked the wood veneer sentiment "Just Be You". I thought it was a perfect reminder to see everyday in my planner. I placed the wood words above Jane and then cut out that beautiful black and white bow from the cut-apart sheet to use as a tab at the top of the bookmark. The cute bow sticks out of the top of my planner and provides an easy way for me to flip to the current week. I also added the floral branding strip from one of the patterned papers along the left side of my bookmark and then punched holes to fit in my planner.
The back of the bookmark is simple. The yellow pattern not only matched Jane's outfit on the front of the bookmark but also goes well with the other colors in my planner. I added the multi-colored star branding strip along the right side and then adhered the wood veneer "beautiful". Since this is the backside of my bookmark, I opted to keep it plain and simple.
This was a fun little project and I hope it gives you ideas for other projects you can create with your kits. Enjoy the rest of your week and happy creating!