While I excitedly wait for the super cute new Caroline Kit to arrive on my doorstep, I've been busy creating a traveler's notebook spread using pieces from the Jane Kit and lovely Felicity Jane stamps.
First of all I printed out the journaling using my favourite typewriter font and cut the pieces to fit nice inside my traveler's journal.
I chose to use up some of the leftover pieces of the yellow geometric paper since it was lovely and subtle and went nicely with the yellow tones in the photos. I also added a little stitching using my sewing machine on each page.
I wanted the main photo to flip up to reveal another photo of some messages Paul and I sent each other that day. I backed the main photo with one of the cards from the 12 x 12 cut apart sheet and attached it to the page with a strip of washi at the top. I then folded one of the labels from the cut apart sheet and stapled it to the photo to create a little tab for flipping.
On the other side of the spread I had more journaling at the top of the page with my photo underneath.
I added another label to the side of this photo along with a little yellow heart from the cut apart sheet, then added some of the little cardstock stars from the kit as well across the spread.
To finish off I had fun decorating with a variety of Felicity Jane stamps across the two pages, along with my date stamp and a little 'XO' stamp from my stash. I really love how beautifully the Felicity Jane images always stamp onto the paper!
Here's a process video I've put together for this spread:
I love how this spread turned out and I've had so much fun creating with the Jane Kit! I look forward to sharing some Caroline projects with you very soon.
Hey happy Spring, Felicity fans! Let's take a look at the tiny banners in the Caroline kit today. I love that they come pre-punched with little holes that are perfect for stringing. It's the first thing I thought of when I spotted them in this month's kit.
To create the banner, use embroidery floss to string along two of the cardstock banners. I like that embroidery floss is thicker and holds the weight of the banner better. Alternatively, you could also use sewing thread if that's what you have on hand.
Next, try to think of products 'outside of the box' that they were intended! For example, the rubber charm hearts in this month's kit. That opening in the center makes them perfect to string along my banner. The add that unexpected design element that makes layouts pop. To anchor the banner, use two puffy hexagon shapes with a punch of color. And to add a dainty something, you can't go wrong with a suede bow.
The title is a smash up of my favorite things in the Caroline kit. I started with that bold aqua alpha and worked from there. For contrast, the script silicone charm was perfect. And for pops of color, the yellow flower die cut and puffy arrows were perfect. The stacked title balances out the photo, paper layers and the banner.
Create banners with your favorite bits and pieces to decorate your stories!
Hello Friends! Spring is in the air and the Caroline kit is perfect for documenting the florals and colors of this season!
Today I'm sharing a page from my personal traveler's notebook which highlights the first outfit I wore when Spring showed its face. The corals and florals were a perfect match for this outfit.
My title is simple and uses the Smile die cut, a heart and a label - all layered on top of some patterned gorgeous papers.
How cute is that dainty little flower and bow? I had to find a way to use them and it helped that I had some unattractive stuff in the background of my photo so this was the best place to cluster them all together.
I added little touches like hearts, tabs and flowers the rest of the layout to finish it off.
I hope you enjoyed this layout and I'll see you all next time!
Happy Monday friends!
Over the weekend I got my Caroline kit in the mail and man was I excited. The first layout you make with a new kit is always the best one right!!
Here is a look at my page:
So here is the deal, this may be my favorite layout I have done in a long, long time. The reason why is I didn't over think it. Of course I went back and forth about a few decisions, but as soon as an idea came into my head I just went with it.
The two decisions I had already made when heading into this layout was what picture I was going to use, and what size of layout I was going to make. All the other decisions were made on the fly. At one point I thought I was going to do some simple layers being my photo and type my journaling below it. As I played around with all my goodies, I couldn't pass up the temptation to use all the beautiful patterned papers. For this layout I literally just started cutting different sized squares and rectangles out of my most favorite papers from the kit and pieced them together below my photo.
After I pieced all my papers together, the only choice I had left was to add embellishments or not. At first I thought about adding a bunch of embellishments to all those squares, but I settled on adding a few of the puffy stickers to four of the squares. I went for tone on tone looks, and man do I love the way it turned out.
After I got done with the "fun" part of my layout, I still had my story to tell.
I love the way my daughter looks in this picture, and I love the feeling I get when I look at it. The best way I could express that was to just tell her, and that is exactly what I did on a tag that I tucked in behind my photo.
To add just a little more detail to this page, I used my sewing machine to add some stitching, and picked a piece of patterned paper to add a border.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you all have a great week.
Happy April, Friends! Andrea here and I am excited to show you some fun ways to use the Felicity Jane stamps.
Stamps are a wonderful way to add to your cards and layouts. Let's take a look at a few things you can do with them!
The smaller sentiments are perfect for adding to a label or tab from the cut apart sheets!
You can even make your own mask for stamping. Let's talk about how I made this fun circle of SMILES.
Use a piece of scrap paper that is larger than the card you're stamping on. Cut a circle inside and lay it on your final card and secure it with a small piece of washi. Stamp a pattern that runs off the inner circle.
When you remove the mask, you're left with this fun circle pattern.
You can use the card as-is or even embellishment it more. But how fun is that!?!?
The other amazing thing about the stamps is they can be used over and over again! They never get used up!
Until next time!
Hello and happy Friday! Anita here and today I'm sharing how I "dressed up" my personal size planner using the FJ "Jane" kit. I usually use my A5 size planner but got a beautiful rose gold Kate Spade planner a while back and really wanted to see if I could make the personal size work for me. I'm slowly warming up to this size and now that I use it more regularly, I wanted to make it pretty and decorate it a bit so I created some simple dividers and clips to make it more fun.
To my surprise, this month's floral pattern was a perfect match to the inside lining of my planner. The soft pinks looked so beautiful together and I immediately knew I wanted to use it as the main dashboard/front divider for this planner. Since I don't cram as much into this planner, I only needed 3 sections and chose 3 patterned papers to use as dividers. I added those beautiful gold chipboard letters to the front of my dashboard to spell the word "today" since this planner is mainly used for daily activities and lists. I then cut out the cute little tabs from the cut apart sheet, printed my section names on regular paper and then cut out and adhered the names onto the tabs. Once the tabs were complete, I adhered them directly onto the dividers. Easy peasy!
In addition to the dividers, I thought it would be fun to make some decorative planner clips to add to the pockets on the inside cover of this planner. If you haven't done this before, it's really easy and a fun way to personalize your planner. I selected a few of the gorgeous flair in this month's kit, some small gold paper clips and then adhered them together using foam dots. I did the same with the sweet little bird from the cut-apart sheet and now I have this fun set of clips!
Here's how the clips look inside my planner:
Finally, here's how all of the items I created look together inside my planner. I love how they all turned out and love that my pretty planner is all "dressed up" and ready to go!
Hope this post gave you some ideas on how you can use the various items in your Felicity Jane kit to accessorize any kind of you planner you use. Enjoy creating and have a great weekend!
I'm so excited to share a layout I pulled together that I'm absolutely in love with!
I had been wanting to create a layout with this photo from my sister's wedding and this patterned paper was perfect! I mixed the kit elements with a few word strips from my stash and I love the way it turned out!
I also used that "beautiful" wood veneer piece for my title and bent it slightly to add a slight whimsical feel. Paired with my favorite Emeline alphas, it's the perfect amount of pop while still being subtle.
I'll be back on the blog later this month. In the mean time, keep tagging your FJ projects with #felicityjane on Insta so I can stalk your projects! xo
Hi friends! Dannielle here, and I have a fun and silly layout to share with you all today
First lets take a look at my finished layout:
My niece Molly got an iPod for her birthday, and she was pretty excited about being able to text everybody with it. She had asked me to send her a selfie so she could put it with my contact information. I couldn't help but send her several silly crazy ones because well... I am the silly crazy aunt. Later when looking through all my pictures from this day I realized how fun it would be to use them all on a layout. So that is what I did.
The first thing I did was figure out how I wanted to group all these silly selfies on my layout. I quickly decide to create a grid with them, and took just a few minutes to arrange them in a way that looked balanced. Once I had them how I liked them, I moved on to picking what papers I wanted to use to mat my photos. Again I was looking for a nice balance.
It was at this point that I decide to use some minty green paper to add a border around my entire layout. I also used my sewing machine to add a couple messy lines as well.
After I had my pictures arranged, I moved on to embellishing my layout. This was literally a keep adding until it looks good situation. I also decided to use a stencil and some modeling paste to add some texture to my page. I don't use this technique very often, but every time I do I love it.
My favorite part about this layout is all the layers of white. You have the white modeling paste, a white doily, and the white scalloped rectangle that I used to frame all my photos. I am a huge fan of white, and layering white on white just makes me smile.
The last thing I had to do was add my journaling, and I opted for strips of typed journaling to do that.
I really do love the way this layout turned out. I honestly never make silly layouts like this about myself, so this will be a fun one to add to my album.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Let's talk titles, beautiful staggered ones that add a pop to your designs. Anytime I find myself searching for an original layout idea, I start with the words. The words + photos are always my main focus. The rest of it is the icing!
One of the first items that jumped out at me from the Jane kit was this intricate die cut. I love how it drapes all the way across the page underlining the photo. It's the perfect title with a wow factor. I grabbed this first and built the rest of the design around it.
To make this photo of my niece pop, I added a bed of layers in the pretty patterns from this month's kit. Initially all of the layers were squares and rectangles. I cut one of those squares diagonally and used this triangle to break up all of the straight square lines. The one shape adds impact to the top of the design. I tucked a handout flower just under the photo, added a die cut flag and anchored it all with a bold black and white stripe flair button. Hello beautiful layers!
At this point, I had a large, blank space just under the title. What to do, what to do? I looked over at the stamp set and thought - maybe some words. More words are a good thing. I lined up the stamped sentiments right in the center just under the word "loved". Using different colors of ink adds a pop to otherwise very white space.
Words + design are where it's at. Use them up, center them, stamp them. The next time you break open a kit, go for the words first and make the centerpiece of your design.
I don't know about you, but I sure love a good pocket page. I'm using the FJ 6x8 album (from the hello, Christmas! kit this past December) this year and for the size, I feel like I can fit so many details of a story without it looking crowded.
My FJ kits are one of my favorite ways to create pocket pages because between the patterned papers, stamp sets, and embellishments, I can create a page I love and know that everything will look cohesive.
Plus, I can usually pull almost any previous FJ item from my stash and know that it will work with the current kit. Talk about crafting bliss!
For this page, I used the Jane kit and mixed in a few elements from past kits (Sophie and London) to bring it all together! I love the way the London alphas pop against that beautiful floral patterned paper!
I'm also happy to report that I am slowly but surely getting better at stamping. I've mentioned in previous posts that it's something I struggle with. I love that my layouts not only tell the story I'm documenting, but also the story of me as a creative. I can look through my album and see the gradual improvement in certain techniques. SO COOL!!
I love love love using my FJ stamp sets to stamp on a layout, and then adding a bit of color with markers or paint. I did that with the "Best Friend" stamp on my journal card and love the extra pop of color and character it adds!
I'm super curious - what techniques are you still working on mastering? Am I the only one who struggles with stamping? Let's chat about it in the comments below!