Today I’m happy to be sharing with you my first project using the stunning Mila Kit. The florals in this kit are just so soft and gorgeous…I knew they would be perfect to use for this layout of my kids and I on Mother’s Day earlier this year!
I started my page by layering some trimmed white cardstock onto a piece of the solid colour yellow paper, then chose the black spotty paper for the background. After layering the pieces together a stitched border was added using my sewing machine.
For my design I wanted to create a little photo tag that would look like it was hanging from the top of the page. A simple tag was cut from the yellow patterned paper, some twine tied to the top and it was attached to the page with the pretty heart washi tape.
I added my photo and embellished the tag using the pretty floral die cuts, chevron arrow, label and the ‘happy’ word for my title. The gold glitter hearts added a touch of sparkle to the page.
My journaling strips were adhered below the tag.
It was then time to add a little stamping! Using the Mila Stamp Set I stamped ‘the best part’ at the top left of the tag and the word ‘love’ to the right of the tiny gold glitter heart.
I cut a diagonal yellow striped strip from another patterned paper and adhered it across the bottom of the white cardstock piece then added some stitching and the date to complete the layout.
If you would like to watch my process you can see my video below…
I can’t wait to create more with this pretty kit! I hope I’ve been able to give you a little inspiration for your next project.
I’ll see you again soon!
Welcome back to the Felicity Jane blog. Kim here and today I am sharing my first layout using the stunning Mila kit. I adore the soft hues in this months kit and I wanted to create a soft layout to go along with it.
I began with the gorgeous white woodgrain pattern paper as my base with a soft pink border from the pink solid paper.
For my title I wanted to combine a couple of alphabets for an eclectic feel. I followed the circular design in the woodgrain paper to add the letters for my title. I began with one of the words for the Mila Foam Stickers I then used the Black puffy letters from the Zoey kit as well as the Gold Glitter alphabets from the Kate kit. I added on one of the stamps with the months Stamp kit to complete my title.
I then added in my photo and the Mila Die Cut shapes to the left of the title. The elements seem to float across the middle of the page. I added a couple of the cardstock stickers under the edges of the photo for some definition.
I then typed out my journaling and cut it into strips. I adhered them on a vertical angle to complete the design across the page.
I love playing with different fonts and alphabets on my layouts. It creates fun, shadow and texture which creates a fabulous impact!
Hey Y’all! Carol here, and today I am sharing how I combine a bunch of random photos and pulled them together using the journaling cards from the Mila kit.
I loved jotting down the “everyday” things that my daughter has done in her toddler stage on that “Today’s Adventure” card. Because the photos were pretty cluttered with toys, food, and patterned clothing, I wanted to keep the cards as streamlined as possible. Adding a touch of heart washi to the card was a great way to just that.
That diagonal striped “card” is actually a cut down piece from the “Diagonal & Dotted” Patterned paper.
On the right side I added die cut pieces with simple staples to photos and a journaling card, some more washi , and that leather letter for my daughter’s initials. Super love how this turned out and really glad I got these stories and photos documented in a simple way.
Hope y’all have fun as you are getting your Mila kits in and I would love to see how you are using the journaling cards.
Hello FJ Friends! My first layout with the gorgeous Mila kit, has two photos on it. I am really trying to include myself in our family scrapbooks more, since I have rarely been in the pages for the last twenty years.
I was inspired by the Diagonals and Dots paper and used it as a strip to house both photos. I think because the photos have a tilted horizon line, the pattern seemed to work with them. That gorgeous floral paper had to go right at the top of the page.
The two patterns placed together on the page really emphasize the contrast in the two designs. I like to mix a floral with a geometric pattern.
I liked the white title on top of the dark background in the floral pattern. I added the Mila 3x4 journal cards behind the photos and lifted them up on foam adhesive.
Here, you can see the Mila Kit Stamp used as journaling for the page. I stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink for a crisp impression. I used an acrylic block and some Spun Sugar Distress Ink Stain to make the ink splatters near the banner and floral stamped image, and on two other areas on the layout.
I used the FJ Essential Puffy Shapes here to act as ink splatters, and tie in with the other black contrast areas on the page. Foam tabs life the Mila Die Cut up away from the folded and stitched edge.
Thank you for visiting today, and I can't wait too see what you make with this beautiful kit!
Hey there Felicity fans, Nancy here today with a look at my craft room. One of my favorite escapes on Pinterest is wandering through creative space. I love taking a peek at where crafters create! When I was creating my own space I knew that I wanted something very light with clean lines and great storage. Come along with me on a little tour of my crafty haven.
The desk takes up the middle of the room and is made up of two bookcases and tabletop from IKEA. It's definitely a hack and is the perfect counter height for me to work on. Most of the time I stand to create, but I did recently purchase the white leather chair which I am using from time to time. The desk faces a large window that lets the most amazing light in. This is one of the brightest rooms in my house.
Along one wall I have three Alex drawers from IKEA. These hold most of my kits, embellishments and ink pads. I love the shallow, wide drawers and that I can see everything in them in one quick glance.
This top drawer stores my current Felicity Jane kit. I use acrylic trays from Target to store the embellishments, die cuts and cards. That way I can just pick up the tray and move it to my desk when I'm ready to work on a layout. It makes for really quick clean up too.
The very last drawer holds the leftover bits from past Felicity Jane kits. I do lots of mixing and matching with these beauties! Patterned paper on the left, alphas in the middle and another clear, acrylic tray for the small bits.
Here's a look at how my ink pads are stored. I leave the drawer open when I'm stamping and can easily see and get to any color. It definitely helps me keep things organized.
My design choices are definitely driven by color, so it makes sense that I store things by color. These are bits and pieces from scrapbook and kit collections along with some of my favorite washi tapes. The acrylic trays are from Target and they are a perfect fit for the Alex drawers.
I removed the sliding doors from this closet so that it could be used as a storage alcove. I store most of my paintbrushes, older scrapbook collections by theme or manufacturer and art supplies in these drawers. This is a space that I actually plan to renovate soon. I really need a desk area to work on editing videos and photos. This is definitely space that will change in the near future. I love my art nook, but I need to make this spot more functional.
This is my favorite space in the room. Specifically, the magnetic photo board from IKEA. I love having instant inspiration and some of my favorite memories on display. I change these out seasonally and fill in with new photos as some make their way into scrapbooks. Looking at these photos every day keeps the stories fresh and when I get a kit, I can easily pluck a memory off the board and go!
This is a space that I spend a lot of time in, so it's important that I'm surrounded with things that I love. It definitely helps the creativity flow. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek into my world!
Hello friends! It’s Victoria and I am back with another layout for the Felicity Jane Creative Media Team using the gorgeous October Mila kit! Today, we are going to chat about stamping. Felicity Jane scrapbooking kits feature some of the best stamps on the market, perfect for sentiments, creating backgrounds and titles, and adding just a touch of interest to any project.
I like to use stamps frequently on my scrapbook layouts to make fun titles. Using stamps in this way adds a ton of interest to any scrapbook layout and gives you the opportunity to play with scale, size, and different font styles. Some of my favorite stamp title techniques include:
For this layout, I used the Felicity Jane Mila stamp set (included with the kit), and the Basics Lowercase stamp set along with the rose gold Leatherette font stickers to create the title “The Best Part of Mom Life”. The leatherette font stickers add emphasis to the word “mom” while the stamped phrases bring the title together.
I finished the layout by creating small clusters of layered embellishments, all centered around the custom title. Bands of pattern paper and washi tape add a bit of subtle color to this simple and clean layout.
I hope these simple techniques will inspire you to create fun and interesting stamped titles. Give it a shot and share your layout on the Felicity Jane Subscribers Facebook Group page. We would love to see what you create! Thanks for stopping by!
Hey crafty pals! I’ve been loving 6x12 layouts recently and decided the last bits of my Heidi kit would be perfect to create one!
I chose to do a little watercolor in the background and try to create a little bunch of flowers. I picked my colors based on the gorgeous striped paper in the kit and created a soft background of loose flower shapes.
After creating the background, this layout came together pretty quickly. I used some paper strips with torn edges to add texture, and embellished with hexagons from the die cuts and the wood veneer shapes.
I finished off the layout with a few light dot clusters around the hexagons. After taking these photos I actually ended up doing a couple sprinkles of gold as well for a little shine!
I hope this layout gives you a little inspiration on how you can use the last bits and pieces of your current kit while you wait for your next one to arrive! Do you have tips to use the last of your kit? Share them in the comments below, I would love to hear them!
I’ll be back later this month with more crafty goodness. In the mean time, I can’t wait to see what you’re creating with your FJ products over on Instagram!
Hey friends! You may have heard me talking about using my photos as a jumping off point for what colors I use in my pages. But this time I was using a printed quote that was black and white. I love when this happens because then I have the freedom to use whatever colors I want!
I really wanted to dig back into my older kits and found the floral 3x4 card from the Zoey kit and I decided that was the color theme I was going to work with. In this 6x12 layout I am using a quote that talks about the simple things of life and being loved. When I found the LOVED banner die cut from Jane I just couldn't pass it up!
The grid design is a go-to for me when I want to use a lot of supplies but don't want to try to come up with different ways to cluster embellishments or layer papers. The clean and graphic look just fits me so well. And it goes perfectly with the quote.
I love the puzzle of adding bits and pieces that fit in little corners and letting other pieces fall off the edges. And using the Kate girl die cut worked out so well for this theme and color scheme! Mixing kits can be super fun!
I hope this gives you the push to dig through your older kits and find things that didn't come together but that complement each other just the same. Or play around with a different size or style! Just have some fun and create something new!
Have fun and I'll be back next month!
Supplies: Zoey Paper Pack | Zoey Journaling Cards | Zoey Acetate Shapes | Summer Chipboard Stickers | London White Enamel Shapes | Flair - Road Trip | Kate Die Cut Shapes | Bold Alpha Stamp Set | Essentials - Bitty Puffy Stickers | Kate Epoxy Hearts | Zoey Die Cut Shapes
Hey FJ friends! Today I want to show you how fun and easy it is to mix together products from various Felicity Jane kits to create a layout! I used bits and pieces from six different kits on this one layout, and I love how it came together!
I documented a recent photo of my son, Isaac, happily playing at the playground. I’ve discovered over the past few years that the best way to capture a photo of him smiling naturally is to photograph him when he’s playing, or doing something that he enjoys! And I think this photo really captures his fun and happy personality.
I started my layout off by matting the photo with three different patterned papers from the Heidi kit, as well as a solid color paper. I really love the combination of the teal, mustard, and wood grain! I think it makes a great colour palette for a masculine layout! I also added two strips of patterned paper down the left hand side of the layout – one from the Heidi kit, and the other from the Willow kit.
I love combining different fonts to create my titles, and this time I went all out to create a fun title that really makes an impact! These are the products that I used to make up my title:
I also added a flair button from the Summer collection next to the title.
On the bottom right hand side of the photo I added a sticker from the Sophie kit. I also tucked a tag that I had left over from the Willow kit under the right hand side of the photo. I found that the Willow die cut shapes coordinate perfectly with the colours in the Heidi kit!
To add an extra element of fun to the layout, I scattered some of the wood veneer confetti and little hexagon die cuts from the Heidi kit around the page. Lastly, I added some stamping, using both the Heidi and the Willow stamp sets.
Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! I hope that you enjoyed seeing how I combined products from different FJ kits to create this layout! If you’ve created a layout using a mix of FJ kits, share it on Instagram and tag me (@mandy1980), so that I can check it out and be inspired by you as well!
Supplies: September Heidi Kit | Heidi Paper Pack | Heidi Die Cut Shapes | Heidi Stamp Set | Zoey Black Puffy Alphabet | Zoey Acetate Shapes | Flair – Road Trip | Willow Patterned Paper Add-On | Willow Die Cut Shapes | Willow Stamp Set | London White Chipboard Alphabet | Basics Lowercase Stamp Set
For this "Cute Stuff Layout", I had the idea to create hanging fringed hexagons with the scrumptious Autumn colors in the Heidi Kit. I used a hexagon die, but you could trace around a printed shape or use a punch as well.
I stitched down the page to a predetermined spot so that the hexagons appear to be hanging from the top of the layout. I found it worked best to trim the hexagons first from the selected papers, then trim the staggered length, and then use fringe scissors on each layer separately.
I scattered the smaller hexagons from the Heidi Die Cut Shapes pack around the larger ones in the top two thirds of the page.
Above, you can see the other bits from the die cut pack were used to add interest and create layers behind the hexagons. The floral die cut pieces add an organic element to the graphic shape of the hexagon to soften it. The Zoey Kit Stamp from last month adds a little of the black color to each grouping and some more journaling with cute sentiments.
The two photos are of some cute stuff in my craft room, and are printed at 2.25 inches. Some of the die cut shapes and some wood veneer hexagons are used there as well.
Thank you for stopping by today,