Product Highlight with Elsie & Nancy | @FelicityJane

Product Highlight with Elsie & Nancy

Hey there! Let's take a closer look at some of the elements that make the Sophie kit shine. Elsie and I have two ideas for you to experiment with today. 

Tiana by @nancydamiano | @felicityjaneI focused on the washi tape this month. I love the punch of color they add to a layout. Here I used them to ground the photo. I love how simple washi is to use and this extra wide width is perfect for highlighting photos.

Tiana by @nancydamiano | @felicityjane

To give the washi a little pop of something special, I added a simple backstitch with embroidery floss. This adds texture and draws the eye to the washi tape.

Tiana by @nancydamiano | @felicityjane

Mimicking the rows of washi, I used the same idea lining up the puffy dots. I like how the  puffy dots lead the eye from the photo to the words. It connects the entire design.

Tiana by @nancydamiano | @felicityjaneI kept the stamping really simple here with "the little things" in black at the very bottom. I want all that focus to remain in the center - where the washi + photo live.

I hope this idea sparks a layout in your Sophie future! Let's take a look at what Elsie has come up with.


Hey everyone, Elsie here! How gorgeous is Nancy's layout? All the heart eyes!

I hope I'm not the only one, but when I first saw that this month's kit included a 12x12 cut-apart sheet, I did a little happy dance! I always love the cut-apart sheets in the kits as it's like getting a coordinating set of ephemera each month. 

In the FJ subscriber Facebook group recently, there were a couple of discussions about the cut-apart sheets we get in our kits/paper packs, so I thought it might be a good idea to show you how I have used them this month.

I've got a bit of a 2 for 1 project share for you today, as I'm giving you a peek into my planner/journal.

Here's an overview of my spreads:

Product Highlight with Elsie & Nancy | @FelicityJane

Product Highlight with Elsie & Nancy | @FelicityJane

As a side note: I'm calling this a planner because technically it is a planner, but I'm about as good as planning as a chocolate teapot (!)... So I'm using my "planner" and FJ planner pages to do my weekly Listers Gotta List spreads.

So let's start with my title page:

Product Highlight with Elsie & Nancy | @FelicityJane

One of the first things I do when I go to sort my kits is spend some time fussy-cutting. I don't own a die-cutting machine, but I found that using some fine-tip scissors and watching a couple of scrappy YouTube videos are the quickest and easiest way to cut these out!

Because the "hello" title piece was a rather intricate element to cut out, I very roughly cut round the edges, and then when I decided that I wanted to use it on a project, I went ahead and neatened it up. It's a way to trick myself into thinking that I'm spending less time fussy-cutting; and that cut-apart sheet feels way less daunting!

Product Highlight with Elsie & Nancy | @FelicityJane

Another way I use the cut-apart sheets is by tucking a few of my favourite pieces into my planner pockets. Not only do they look super cute, but they're also great to have within easy reach as when I want to quickly journal something, I can pop a couple of embellishments down to make everything prettier!

Also because they're sticker-backed, it means that if I'm using my planner when I'm out-and-about, I don't need to carry round any adhesive! 

Product Highlight with Elsie & Nancy | @FelicityJane

And it really makes me really happy that the phrases from the stamp set fit perfectly in the labels... it's the little things!

Product Highlight with Elsie & Nancy | @FelicityJane

And here's a look at last week's Listers Gotta List spread. As you can see I haven't done the journalling part yet, but I've left a quite a few places where I can do my journalling later on.

Because the cut-apart embellishments aren't too big, they don't detract from the larger elements on my page, but add some more pretty pops of colour into the spread! 

Product Highlight with Elsie & Nancy | @FelicityJane

The stripy blue square sticker serves as a perfect spot for journalling, and that flag adds a lovely pop of navy and a cute sentiment!

Product Highlight with Elsie & Nancy | @FelicityJane

Using the yellow washi strips as sunbursts around the circular 'smile', brings some much needed sunshine onto my January pages!

Product Highlight with Elsie & Nancy | @FelicityJane

- Elsie x

Supplies Used: Sophie Kit | Sophie Patterned Paper Add-On | Sophie Stamp Set | Sophie Alpha Stickers | Sophie Washi Strips | Sophie Puffy Stickers | Sophie Silicone Charms | Jen Stamp Set | Something Sweet Stamp Set | White Alphabet Stickers | Silver Star Sequins | A5 Planner Inserts | FJ Daily Stamp Set 

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