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!
Hey friends! Can you believe we're already at the end of March? This year is flying by!
Since I unintentionally started an unofficial mini series on using the leftover bits of your kit and making the most of your kit contents, I thought I would continue that today with another one of my favorite tips - making your own journal cards!
I use journal cards for all different things, rather than just for pocket pages, so I love having fun cards on hand! They're also the perfect way to use your leftover kit elements, while you're waiting for your next kit to arrive.
This card above was created using two pieces of patterned paper and the piece that was left on the washi strip package after I used the main piece of floral washi. I love the way it turned out!
A few of my favorite ways to customize these cards are with the kit stamp set and embellishments, color blocking with patterned paper pieces, using my corner rounder punch, and embossing my stamps or other elements of the patterned paper!
I'm also a big fan of dimension on my cards, so the cut apart sheet paired with foam tape is a match made in crafty heaven.
What are your favorite ways to customize or make your own journal cards? Share them with us below so we can try them out!
Sometimes when you find a piece of pattern paper that you love you want to do more with it than use it in your scrapbooks. That being said the stunning floral pattern paper in the Jane kit was just crying out to be used as a home decor piece in my studio so I decided to create a decorative clipboard to sit on my table.
I started with trimming the floral pattern paper to fit the size of the clipboard I had in my stash. I then trimmed the Mint stripe and pieces from the 3x4 pattern paper sheet into varying sizes and shapes and layered them on top. I cut notches in the green striped pattern paper to create a banner which adds another layer of texture.
To complete my clipboard I adhered the gold heart doily to the pattern paper and added the letters from the Gold letter stickers. I love the richness that this creates for my clipboard.
In all honesty this took me less than half an hour to put together, once I played around with the patterns and sizes of the paper. I love the look of this in my studio, it brings a touch of soft feminine style!
Hi everyone! I'm back on the blog today to share another layout that I created using the lovely Jane kit.
II chose the pretty minty blue striped paper for my background and decided to cut some of the gorgeous flowers from the floral paper to use as my main embellishments.
Since I had already used the little white doily from my kit on a previous layout, I grabbed another one from my stash to slip in behind my photos. Then I cut fishtails into a length of the spotty branding strip from the striped paper to layer along the bottom of the photos and stitched down the middle of the piece with my sewing machine.
The fussy cut florals were tucked under the outer edges of the photos and adhered into place with foam tape to add a little dimension.
Above the photos I added a cute little bird and pink heart from the cut apart sheet along with the 'beautiful' wood shape for my title. I then adhered the string of hearts wood shape underneath the photos too.
I added some black ink splatters before adhering the printed journaling strips into place. I then decided to add a little more texture by machine stitching along each strip. The date was stamped with black ink and my page was done!
I've created a process video for this layout too.
I'm thoroughly enjoying this gorgeous kit! I hope you've enjoyed seeing how I put this page together. Thanks for joining me!
Hi Felicity Jane fans!
Mandy back with you today to share another traveler's notebook spread using the lovely Jane kit!
When I saw the black & white scallop patterned paper in the kit, it reminded me of waves, and I knew that it would be perfect for documenting some photos from our cruise that we took last year. I'm using a Felicity Jane traveler's notebook insert to scrap all of our cruise photos. I love that it's a quick way to document the many photos that we took while we were away, as well as a lovely way to keep all of those memories together in one place.
This is the opening page in my notebook, introducing our cruise ship. I took these photos while we were waiting to board our ship at Circular Quay in Sydney. We were SO excited!!
As I already mentioned, I really wanted to make use of the black & white scallop patterned paper in the kit, so I used it to cover the left hand side of the spread. I then created a mat for my title to sit on, using one of the solid colored papers from the kit, and I drew a messy border around it to really help it stand out from the patterned paper. I combined the Emeline Puffy Alphas with FJ black Alphabet Stickers to create my title. Underneath my title I added one of the chipboard shapes from the London kit. (These are still available to purchase separately in the shop).
I created some layers underneath my photos using a yellow 3x4 card, the wood grain patterned paper, and another piece of the mint solid color paper. I made sure that I repeated all of the colours that I had used on the left hand side of the spread on the right hand side. This ensures that the pages look cohesive. Up in the top right hand corner of the spread I stamped the phrase 'such a good day' using a stamp from the Sophie kit.
On the bottom of the photos I added a silicone charm that says 'Best Day Ever' (from the Sophie kit). I stamped the date onto one of the labels from the Jane sticker sheet, and then tucked it under the edge of the bottom photo. I finished the page off with a few of the black cardstock stars from the kit.
Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! I hope that you're loving creating with the Jane kit as much as I am!
Supplies Used: Jane Kit | Jane Solid Color Paper Add-On | Jane Paper Add-On | London Chipboard Shapes | Sophie Silicone Charms | Sophie Stamp Set | Emeline Puffy Alphabet | Traveler's Notebook - Coral Grid | Black Alphabet Stickers
It's no secret I love the color yellow! I wear it, Iive it I love it!
So I was so excited to see the pops of yellow in the latest Jane kit and more importantly the sassy girls with the yellow polka dot cardigan die cut, that I knew straight away which photo I would use! Recently I attended the Craft and Hobby Association even "Creativation" event in Phoenix Arizona. Being on the Heidi Swapp media team we wore some fun shirts with quotes on the reverse! This was my shirt. So I was so happy to cut that little sassy polka dot gal out and use her on my layout.
I used the stunning Wood Grain pattern paper from the Jane Kit as my background and layered over some white cardstock for some contrast.
I then trimmed some of the pattern papers from the kit to form some photo mats. I love the contrast in design and color that this creates. I fussy cut out my girl from the die cut sheet and added her with pop dots next to my photo for some dimension.
To complete my layout I added some of the woodgrain cork pieces for my title and layered embellishment. The perfect finishing touch was the dot stamp from the Jane Stamp set that I added in and around my pattern papers. I will for sure be using that stamp again.
Thanks for popping by today, till next time, enjoy your day.
Hello lovelies! I’m back this week with my second 12x12 layout using the March kit. This time I opted for the softer colors in the kit to make layout of my daughter and I on a special girls-only outing.
I know I’m certainly not the first to do this, but when I saw that gorgeous floral paper I could hear it whisper “Elizabeth, fussy cut me up and use me as embellishments” (tell me I’m not the only one that hears paper speak to them) so that’s exactly what I did.
I used the flowers as a bold element to frame either side of the photo and draw attention to my main focus: the picture.
The turquoise striped paper was a nice color compliment to the pink flowers and added some weight to the bottom of layout. A strip of the washi tape serves as a transition between the patterned paper and white cardstock.
To create some symmetry in the centered design, I used half the doily each on the top and bottom of the layout and finished it off with two of the sweet flair buttons. Some subtle gold splatters tie in the gold in the title and now I have another layout to add to our family album.
It’s been so much fun being this month’s guest designer! Thank you so much for taking a look at what I created with the Jane kit and I hope you enjoy playing with it yourself.
Mandy here with you today to share a traveler's notebook spread that I created using the super gorgeous Jane kit!
I'm continuing to use this notebook to document sweet little moments with my youngest daughter. These are the little things that I know one day I will love looking back on!
I kept the left hand side of the spread fairly minimal. I covered the page with the mustard geometric patterned paper and then created a little cluster in the bottom left hand corner of the page. I used the wood grain paper to make a little fishtail banner and then added two of the stickers from the 6x12 cut apart sheet to complete the cluster.
I added some layers underneath my photo using more of the wood grain patterned paper, one of the 3x4 journal cards, and a tag from the sticker sheet. I also tucked one of the gorgeous floral stickers under the top of the photo. I can't get enough of the florals in this kit!
I just had to add that little birdie from the sticker sheet to my page! So cute! I also stamped the phrase 'Such a good day' underneath my photo using a stamp from the Sophie stamp set.
I added my journaling and the date underneath my photo, and then finished off the page with a couple of little puffy heart stickers (from the Sophie kit).
Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! I hope that you've been inspired! I'll be back next week with another project using the beautiful Jane kit.