Hi there! I'm Nancy Damiano and I can't tell you how excited I am to be back for a second term with Felicity Jane! I've been paper crafting for 10+ years and consider myself a maker. I love pocket scrapbooking, cards, stamping, DIY decor and traditional scrapbooking. If it's handmade and paper - I'm on it! You can find my crafty goodness over on Instagram @nancydamiano.
Let's get started with the Sophie kit and some photos from a recent trip to Disney World!
I love the bright, bold colors in this kit. It's perfect for telling these stories of our day in the Happiest Place on Earth. It's that mix of feminine floral and bold strips that I love most about Felicity Jane.
Most of my pocket scrapbooking layouts contain one pocket filled with fun little elements. Here, there are die cuts and heart rubber charms from the kit. I think this gives pocket pages a bit of the unexpected. It gives the design movement and a pop of fun. It's also great for using up the leftover bits from a kit.
I'm often asked how and why I choose certain patterns for the pockets. I make sure to use a mix of large (scallops) and small (plus signs) patterns to keep the design balanced. Also, I keep on eye on how the color is balanced. I don't want one side to be pink heavy, I wanted to spread all that pink goodness around the 2 page spread.
Adding a title to a journaling card is a great way to draw attention to the words. They're important! Here I used the puffy alphabet stickers and stamp from the kit to create this sentiment. That little puffy heart in the center of the "D" is a great way to add a pop of color.
On the opposite side we have more photos and a mix of patterns. Notice how the very dark navy card balances out the dark photos right next to it? You want to create some bold impact with dark colors and use it to balance the design.
I like to create custom cards with the monthly kit stamp. The script fonts mixed with very clean, tiny ones makes for a pretty card. Using two different colors of stamping ink gives it a nice handmade touch.
Another detail, another mostly clear pocket. Here a monogram of the letter "D' for Disney is spruced up with two lines of text and a die cut layered on top. It gives the spread a touch of pretty and theme.
I hope these have given you some design pointers and ideas for your next pocket scrapbooking project. Have fun, tell your story + use a Felicity Jane kit!