Hello FJ Friends!
It’s Sheree here with you today to start the week off with a fun Mix-It Monday project featuring the super gorgeous October Taylor Kit!
After seeing the beautiful Autumn tones in this kit and how lovely the journaling cards were I decided to create a pocket page spread. In Australia, our Autumn is from March to May and lucky for me I hadn’t scrapped my April photos yet…hooray!
After printing my photos I chose the journaling cards that would suit my spread the best….the lovely Autumn card, the olive sketchy scallop card, the bold stripes card and the rust coloured heart card. Upon looking through my stash I discovered that the older Rebekah Kit goodies are the perfect match for the Taylor Kit so I grabbed my Rebekah leftovers and got into decorating this spread.
At the top of the first page is the Autumn card. I added a die cut label from the Taylor Die Cut Shapes and positioned it on the bottom right of the card before adding some machine stitching. I added the word “days” using the Lola Mini Puffy Alphabet Stickers and finished it off with an epoxy leaf sticker.
For the photo to the right I added some twine to a Rebekah Rubber Tiny Tag, then attached it to the photo with a mustard miniwide paper clip and some strong double sided tape.
At the bottom of the first page is another photo. I added another Rebekah Rubber Tiny Tag, this time just tying a knot with the twine and trimming the ends short.
To the right of this photo is my journaling. I printed the text onto some Essentials White Cardstock, trimmed it down and adhered it to the olive sketchy scallop card. A die cut tab from the Taylor Kit and the “note to self” die cut from the Gabby Kit were adhered at the top and I added machine stitching as well. The date was stamped under the journaling with the FJ Roller Date Stamp. I love that this card turned out to almost looks like a little clipboard!
At the top of the second page is the rust coloured heart card. I decided to hand stitch around the heart by piercing some stitching holes then stitching with some white embroidery thread. I love the texture this added to the card. I then added some messy thread under the Taylor die cut leaf piece and used a chipboard arrow from the Gabby Kit to point to the photo next to it.
Again, I use a Rebekah Rubber Tiny Tag on the photo that was attached to the page with a miniwide paper clip…keeping the photo consistent with the ones on the previous page.
At the bottom of the page I have created a flip up so that I could include photos of all three of my kids as they were learning from home that month. On the top photo I used another Rebekah Rubber Tiny Tag, then I folded a die cut piece from the Rebekah Kit to use as a tab to indicate to the reader that there is more to see underneath.
To the right is the last journaling card…the bold stripes. I stitched a piece of vellum to the centre, then decided to turn a die cut piece from the Gabby Kit into a little hanging sign. I punched small holes into the top two corners, added some knotted twine then used an old brad from my stash to make it look like the ‘sign’ was hanging on the card. To finish it off I used a little epoxy flower sticker from the Taylor Kit.
You can see my process in the video below...
I’m so pleased I was able to use the Taylor Kit for this spread and that I was able to use up some of my Rebekah stash too!
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing how I’ve put this pocket page spread together!
Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today. I look forward to sharing another Taylor project with you soon!
SUPPLIES: Taylor Kit | Taylor Journaling Cards | Taylor Epoxy Stickers | Taylor Die Cut Shapes | Rebekah Rubber Tiny Tags | Rebekah Die Cut Shapes | Gabby Die Cut Shapes | Lola Mini Puffy Alphabet Stickers | 6 x 6 Essentials White Cardstock | FJ Roller Date Stamp | Essentials Miniwide Paper Clips - Mustard | Noel 6 x 8 Album - Black Polkadot
Beautiful design, Sheree! I enjoy your process so much. It inspires and gives me direction for my own…thank you for sharing your talent, time, and lovely ideas for us to ‘jump into autumn leaves of creativity‘!!