"New Project" A5 Notebook Spread | Sheree Forcier

"New Project" A5 Notebook Spread | Sheree Forcier

Hi FJ friends!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend? One of the things I did was continue on with a crochet blanket I started back in April…and that’s what I’m documenting in the project I have to share with you today in my A5 Notebook!

A5 Notebook Spread by Sheree Forcier for Felicity Jane

I’ve been creating one spread per month in my A5 notebook this year about things that I want to remember, things that I’m loving and things I’m creating. For this spread I’m using the beautiful May Capri Kit with a few other Felicity Jane products mixed in too. I love how easy it is to co-ordinate items from different kits into one project!

I started by cutting some white cardstock to the size of my notebook pages. I like to create my pages outside the notebook so I can add things like stitching and staples. I does make my notebook a little chunky but I love it that way! I stitched a border around the cardstock pieces before starting to work on my page design.

A5 Notebook Spread by Sheree Forcier for Felicity Jane

I had one 4 x 3 inch photo to use for this project and I decided I wanted to create a design going across the middle of the spread. I cut a piece of Spots paper from the Julia kit to go behind my photo, added a stitched border and positioned my photo in the centre. This was then adhered to the centre-right of the first page.

A5 Notebook by Sheree Forcier for Felicity Jane

I chose the yellow gingham clipboard die cut from the Capri Die Cut Shapes for the left side of the photo, added twine, two puffy stickers and a small heart die cut to embellish. I then added the Capri puffy banner sticker to the bottom of the photo and a “today” puffy sticker from the Jenny Kit was added to the top.

A5 Notebook Spread by Sheree Forcier for Felicity Jane

I printed my journaling onto white cardstock and cut it to a tag shape then added a reinforcer piece to the top that I cut using the Shay Tag Builder Metal Die. I stitched around the tag and added twine to the top.

To hold my journaling tag I decided to create a pocket. I used the blue spotty paper from the Capri 6x6 Paper Pack and cut it to 4 x 3 inches. I cut vellum from my stash to fit across the bottom, punched a half circle from the top edge, then temporarily adhered it into position using washi tape so I could stitch around the edge. The pocket and tag were adhered to the centre-left side of the second page.

A5 Notebook Spread by Sheree Forcier for Felicity Jane

I layered a piece of yellow journaling card from the Sarah Kit under the right side of the pocket and added my title using the Lola and Amanda puffy alphabet stickers. I also tucked a piece of scalloped branding strip from the solid colour paper under the title piece.

A5 Notebook Spread by Sheree Forcier for Felicity Jane

To finish off I stuck a tiny puffy flower sticker in the centre of the ‘o’ in my title, added a blue butterfly from the Mari Kit and attached a dated tag using a miniwide paper clip.

There is a video below if you'd like to see my process...

It was so fun mixing and matching pieces to create this spread! I hope I’ve given you some ideas to use on your next project and if you haven't tried using an A5 notebook to document your stories I hope you'll give it a try.  It's such a fun size to work with!

A5 Notebook Spread by Sheree Forcier for Felicity Jane

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!

Sheree x

Sheree Forcier for Felicity Jane

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