Hi FJ Friends!
I’m excited to be joining you on the blog today with a new Take 3 challenge! There’s so much to love about the Ginny Kit this month and I was especially taken by the beautiful, sunny yellows in the papers, journaling cards and embellishments. I also thought the stamp set was really fun too! This made it so easy for me to choose my three things to focus on for this challenge…
1. anything yellow
3. floral die cuts
I decided to create an A5 notebook spread for this project. I’ve been adding one spread per month into my notebook to document things about me, things I love and things I want to remember.
When I first saw these photos that my husband took of me laughing I cringed and wanted to delete them, but then I realized these photos had captured something that I love about life with my him…that he’s been making me laugh like this every day for the last 31 years and I hope it never ends!
I started with white cardstock backgrounds that I had cut to size to fit inside my A5 notebook. I stitched a border, then added a strip of the gorgeous yellow paper from the 6 x 6 paper pad across the top of each page. I also cut the scalloped strip from the solid colour 12 x 12 paper from the kit to go across the bottom on the pages too, then added more stitching.
I really wanted this page to feel light, bright and happy so I chose a subtle spotty paper from the Capri Kit to go behind my journaling. I stitched a border around the journaling and added the title “here & now” using the Ginny Stamp Set. I also added a mustard miniwide paperclip to the top left of the journaling to add another touch of yellow.
I cut the leaves from the large floral die cut so I could tuck them under the edge of the flower. This gave me a little more room and I could choose where I wanted the leaves to sit. I added a yellow starburst die cut under the bottom edge of the flower. Under the journaling I added another stamped sentiment and stamped the date.
For the second page, I used the same spotty Capri paper to cut two tag tops using the Shay Tag Builder Metal Dies. I adhered them to the top of my photos, added stitching and some twine and positioned them hanging down the page. I decorated each photo with a floral die cut, yellow die cut sequin and a stamped phrase or word. A little more stitching and the page was done.
I adhered my pages into my notebook and I’m so happy with the end result!
I have a video for you below if you'd like to watch my process...
I hope I’ve inspired you to take up the challenge too using yellow, stamps and florals? I would love to see what you create!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I look forward to sharing another project with you soon.
SUPPLIES: Ginny Kit | Ginny 6 x 6 Paper Pack | Ginny Paper Pack | Ginny Die Cut Shapes | Ginny Stamp Set | Capri Paper Pack | Shay Tag Builder Metal Die Set | 12 x 12 Essentials White Cardstock | A5 Notebook – Madison Window Pane | Essentials Miniwide Paper Clips – Mustard | FJ Roller Date Stamp