Sheree here today with a new spread in my FJ My Memories Notebook. I’m creating a spread each month using journaling cards and this month’s Abigail Kit cards are gorgeous!!!
What I love about creating spreads like this in my notebook instead of in a pocket page album is the flexibility it gives me to have pieces hanging off the edge of the cards, creating flip outs, hidden journaling peeking out from any side and other interactive elements…it’s just so much more fun!
At the top of the left side of the page I have the colourful, striped card to display the title. I used my sewing machine to stitch along the edge of each colour, added a label with the word “January” using the Abigail Puffy Alphabet Stickers, then finished it with a pretty floral die cut and fussy cut butterfly.
Next to this I used the diagonal yellow gingham card and added the photo with adhesives down the sides only so that I could tuck a hidden journaling tag in behind.
I printed the journaling and added one of the designer tabs cut in half at the top with a stamped phrase from the Abigail Stamp Set. Stitching was added to this too before tucking in into place and a pink chipboard heart sticker was adhered to the top of the photo.
At the bottom of the first page is another photo that I’ve backed with the green gingham card. I simply added another stamped phrase with some stitching and a chipboard heart at the top of the photo.
Next to this is one of my favourite cards in the pack. I love those gorgeous flowers! I stitched around the edge of the card, added a fussy cut butterfly and a chipboard sticker…so easy!
At the top of the second page is the speech bubble card. I printed some journaling onto some tissue paper and tore around the edge before stitching it onto the card. A single flower die cut was adhered to the top and a fussy cut butterfly was added to the bottom right. This journaling refers to the photo underneath it on the bottom left of the page which I’ll tell you about a bit later.
The photo at the top right of this page was adhered to the orange “chapter 4” card with adhesive across the top and bottom of the photo only so I could create another hidden journaling tag to tuck in under the right side of the photo.
I printed the journaling onto white cardstock and added another designer tab (cut in half) to the side and stitched with my sewing machine. Once the journaling was tucked into place, I added a label with another stamped phrase to the bottom of the photo and adhered a chipboard banner piece to the top left.
At the bottom left is a photo backed with the yellow honeycomb card. A circular chipboard piece and a heart were all this photo needed.
For the bottom right of this page I created a little flip out with a hidden photo and journaling inside. I used the sand solid coloured paper from the paper pack to back the photo and cut another piece for the bottom of the flip front ensuring I included some of the scalloped edge at the bottom. I stitched this piece along the bottom to secure it. For the top part of the flip I used the sand striped journaling card. I trimmed it down and folded the top half inch to adhere it behind the top of the base. I added a green designer tab folded in half with a stamped phrase to the bottom edge of the top flap to indicate to the reader that something is underneath. A floral die cut was also adhered into place using foam tape.
Inside I added the “happy” die cut to the side of the photo, the word “day” with the puffy alphabet and a fussy cut flower at the bottom right. The journaling was adhered behind the top flap. To help keep this element closed I used a white miniwide paper clip on the side.
Once all my cards were complete all I had to do was adhere them into my notebook.
Have you tried this fun new size of notebook yet? If not, I hope I’ve inspired you to give it a try and that I’ve given you a few ideas you can use too.
Have a wonderful day!
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