Hi FJ friends!
Ulli here with you today with a traveler's notebook spread with the gorgeous new Mollie collection, which I’ve made for the super pretty dotted FJ TN album. I will use the 6x8 album for my December album, but I needed this wonderful TN album too, because I love it to document some life stories in TN size. Here you can see my Mollie TN spread:
Now I will describe for you how I’ve made this TN spread. Here we go!
I cut some Essentials White Cardstock into two pieces of 4 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Then I cut the wonderful Mollie "Floral & Stripes" paper to 3 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches and glued it right aligned on one of the white cardstock pieces (left page). I punched the 6 holes into these pages with a planner punch to put it later in the 6 ring TN album. Then I’ve used my electronic die cutting machine to cut out many different sizes of hexagon shapes. I was inspired by the wonderful Mollie Hexagon Chipboard Stickers. I wanted to use them for my TN spread made from white cardstock, but also used them as models to make some hexagons of the gorgeous Mollie patterned papers.
I was also inspired by the Mollie Stamp Set and the stamp "Seasons change". I love a TV series of the 90's and when you know this quote, you know which one is it:
"There is a season of year when, even before the leaf falls, you can feel the seasons click. The air is crisp, the summer is gone. And for the first night in a long time. You need a blanket on your bed."
I found this quote perfect for the seasons change stamp and so I made a spread with this quote.
First I took a pumpkin picture from last fall and a hexagon model and used my scissors to cut my photo into a hexagon shape. Then I I glued it on the right page and arranged white and hexagon shapes from patterned paper around it. I used the Mollie papers "Gingham & Tiny Swiss Dot", "Sketchy Stripes & Leaves" and the solid Mollie paper in brown to make the hexagon shapes in different sizes. Then I fussy cut the roses from the "Floral & Stripes" paper and glued on the top and on the bottom of the right page flowers on the border. Then I decorated the hexagons and the hexagon shaped picture with the super sweet Mollie Hexagon Chipboard shapes. I love them so much and the colors of them are so pretty!
Then I stamped the Mollie stamp "Fall" on this page.
I printed the quote out and cut them into paper strips. I glued them on the left side of the TN spread and stamped the words "Seasons change" vertically on the white part of the left page. Then I clustered different hexagons made of white cardstock, patterned papers and solid cardstock in different sizes on the bottom and on the top of the left page. I added the chipboard hexagon shapes there too.
This TN spread doesn't need much. I only made it with the Mollie papers, white cardstock, the chipboard shapes and the stamp set. I love that everything looks so pretty together and matches perfectly. Then I put the pages into my dotted Felicity Jane TN album. It looks amazing in this wonderful album! I especially love the soft faux leather and the golden 6 ring binding and the golden album corners.
I hope you like my TN inspiration with the sweet Mollie collection and I could inspire you to do a project with hexagon shapes and this sweet collection.
Have a wonderful week!