Hi FJ friends!
I hope you are fine! Today I want to show you my first project which I’ve created with the gorgeous new FJ Aspen collection. I really love this kit! The colors are so cute and the embellishments too. A must have for the Valentine month of February! I’ve made a 8.5 x 11 Inch layout for the 11th Anniversary of me and my husband and had so much fun!
Here is my complete layout:
And so it came together: First I cut the cute Aspen Pin Stripes & Heart Paper to 8.5 x 11 inches - I wanted to use it as a frame. Then I cut my FJ essentials white cardstock to 7.5 x 10 inches to add it later on the patterned paper. I was totally inspired by the Aspen Scalloped Cardstock Fringe and the color transition of it and so I’ve decided to use all the five cardstock fringes and to add the color transition with the Heart Cardstock Stickers on the top of my layout too. For a special touch I also wanted to stitch some hearts between the cardstock hearts in the same colors.
For the journaling I used my typewriter. I typed the journaling on the bottom of the 7.5 x 10 inch white cardstock. I also used the Aspen stamp set and stamped the date of our anniversary and the year numbers under the text.
Then I started to add the five cardstock fringes over the journaling. I used my fingers to fold the fringes up a little bit. Because of the 11th anniversary I decided to use one of the amazing Bella chipboard numbers. Luckily the color of this number was matching perfectly to the pink Cardstock fringe. I cut my picture a little bit smaller and punched a hole into it to add a black eyelet there. Then I used black yarn and knotted the cute Aspen mini tag with the black and white stripes on the picture. I also added two of the cute tiny hearts of the Aspen Puffy alphabet on them.
I moved the picture and the chipboard number on my layout to know where I wanted to place them later. I used a heart stencil and pierced holes into the white cardstock in heart shapes. I searched for yarn in the same colors of the cardstock fringes and stitched the hearts with the same color transition on my layout. Some colors I’ve used twice, because I added eight hearts in five different colors on my layout.
I added my picture on the top of the pink cardstock fringe. I’ve added a mini wide paper clip in mustard on the picture and two of the cute tabs from the Aspen Die Cut Shapes on the left side. I also added the chipboard word "Together" from the Aspen Chipboard Bits on the blue tab. I glued the wonderful pink Bella Chipboard Number beside the picture and I added the word "years" with the cute black Aspen alphabet too. Then I used my electronic die cutting machine and the FJ cut file "Love" and cut the word from white cardstock. It is 2 3/4 inches wide. I added it under my title and glued it a little bit on the cardstock fringe and the over the big number 11.
I decorated my page with the cute chipboard heart stickers, the heart die cuts in matching colors and with a dark blue chipboard heart from the Aspen Chipboard Bits. I began with the dark blue, then I used the aqua color, the mustard yellow, the light pink and the darker pink. I got a little bit crazy with the Chipboard Heart Stickers , but there are many on the sticker sheet and so I can use them also for other projects. YAY! At the end I used the cardstock sticker sheet of the Aspen collection. This was so exciting because I never ever had cardstock stickers from Felicity Jane. I think its a complete new product for the FJ embellishments in these amazing kits! I used the cute banner stickers in blue with the gingham print and the dotted one in pink. For the pink one I’ve used 3D dots to add some dimension.
I really love the playful look of my layout with all the cute little hearts.
I hope I could inspire you to work with the cute scalloped cardstock fringe of the Aspen collection in combination with the chipboard heart stickers! They look amazing together. Have a wonderful week!
SUPPLIES: Aspen Kit | Aspen Paper Pack | 12 x 12 Essentials White Cardstock | Aspen Cardstock Fringe | Aspen Chipboard Heart Stickers | Aspen Die Cut Shapes | Aspen Puffy Alphabet Stickers | Aspen Stickers | Aspen Chipboard Bits | Aspen Stamp Set | Bella Chipboard Numbers | Scripty Love Cut File | Essentials Miniwide Paper Clips - Mustard