Hello friends!  Today I have another fun birthday themed layout to share with you using the gorgeous Zoey Kit.  This kit really is just so perfect to scrap all those birthday photos you still have in your scrappy to-do pile!  My layout is celebrating my daughter's tenth birthday earlier this year. 

I used the gorgeous aqua solid paper for my background then cut down a piece of white cardstock and centred it on the page.  I cut two strips of the bold stripe paper used my fringing scissors along the length of each strip and tucked them under the sides of the white cardstock.   I think the fringing is so fun and adds to the whole party feel of the page! The dotty branding strips were then added down the sides as well and I used my sewing machine to add some stitching.

It was then time for the fun part…adding the photo and embellishments!  My photo was positioned roughly in the centre of the page and I used my tiny attacher to staple the  'happy day' acetate speech bubble to the top.  The 'celebrate' acetate word combined with the chipboard numbers were perfect for my title and I added one of the tiny tags to the '0' as an extra layer.

When I saw all the cute little banner pieces in the die cut pack I knew I just had to make a banner for this page!  I mixed in a few tiny tags and die cut sequins as well then threaded them onto the thread that was included in the tiny tags pack.  I managed to find some brads in my stash that matched the colours of the kit perfectly to secure the banner to the page.

Next I decided to add some stamping!  Using the 'Hooray' stamp set I stamped  'yay' and 'hooray' at the top of the page, then 'make a wish' under the banner.  I then added 'something to smile about'  from the Zoey stamp set.

Three little puffy stars scattered around the page were the perfect finishing touch!

I've created a process video for  this layout to share with you too…

I hope this inspires you dig out those birthday photos you haven't had time to scrap yet…and maybe play around with some fringing too!  Happy scrapping!

Supplies: August Zoey Kit | Zoey Paper Pack | Zoey Die Cut Shapes | Zoey Chipboard Numbers | Zoey Tiny Tags | Zoey Acetate Shapes | Essentials Bitty Puffy Stickers | Zoey Stamp Set | Hooray Stamp Set

Hi everyone! Mandy here with you today to share a layout that I created using the bright and fun Zoey kit! This kit is perfect for creating birthday themed projects, and so I decided to pull out some birthday photos that I haven’t yet scrapped and get them documented! This one is of my eldest daughter, Abigail, taken on her 6th birthday. (She’s now 13, so this was 7 years ago!)

I absolutely love the gorgeous colours in this kit, and decided for this layout that I would focus on the pink and yellow, with some pops of black for contrast!

I started my layout off by cutting the word ‘six’ out of my background, using my Silhouette Cameo. (I used the Impact font, in case you’re interested). I then added on offset to the cut file, and used my Cameo, along with a black sketch pen, to outline the word. I love that this gives it some extra definition! I then backed the cut file with the bold stripes patterned paper, which is one of my favourites from the kit!

I completed my title using the black puffy alphabet stickers. These are super cute, and I know that they’ll be really versatile! Underneath the title, I added a strip of the stripes patterned paper as well as a scallop branding strip off one of the solid color papers in the kit. I did some machine stitching through these strips, which adds some subtle texture to the page, and then I added a couple of the die cuts here as well.

I matted my photo using one of the solid color papers from the kit and then I added a couple of layers behind my photo using a doily as well as a black scallop die cut. I adhered my photo using some foam tape to give it some extra height and dimension. On the bottom left hand corner of the photo I created a little cluster using a few of the die cuts from the kit, including the yellow heart and the ticket that says ‘It’s a Party’.

The acetate shapes in the Zoey kit are so beautiful! I used the pink acetate tab on this page, which I tucked under the right hand side of the photo. You can also see here that I added a couple more die cut sequins to the right of the photo. I’m seriously loving these! I wish I had more!

I created a fun banner up in the top right hand corner of the page using some die cuts and acetate shapes from the kit. I added some machine stitching along the top of the banner, and I love the extra texture that this gives it! Those acetate bows were absolutely perfect for finishing off the banner, and I used my tiny attacher to staple them to the page.

I finished the layout off by adding some of the bitty puffy stars around the page.

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! I hope that you’ve been inspired!

Mandy x

Supplies: August Zoey Kit | Zoey Paper Pack | Zoey Die Cut Shapes | Essentials Bitty Puffy Stickers | Zoey Black Puffy Alphabet | Zoey Acetate Shapes

It's been such a thrill to work with the Zoey kit this month. If you know me you know I just LOVE the color yellow and when I saw all the yellow in the kit I was over the moon. I couldn’t wait to get started on my first layout that I am sharing with you today. Some of you may know I work full time as a  Kindergarten teacher here in Brisbane. I have been wanting to create a layout about this important aspect of my life for a while and when I saw the chipboard letters in the kit I knew this was the time to create!

I began by punching various sized circles from three pattern papers from the Zoey  kit. I then arranged them around my layout in a haphazard diagonal fashion across my page. For my title I used a combination of the Die cut words and also the Basic Lowercase stamp set  which I stamped with a bright lime color for a fun effect. I really wanted my layout to be fun and whimsical.

I grabbed a few of the Chipboard numbers and layered them over the punched circles to ensure they did not seem like they were floating around my page. I then used some of the Zoey Black Puffy  Alphabet letter stickers to add a subtitle around one of the circles.

I just had to use the cute Zoey doll die cut and after some thought, I added a punched circle (from my stash) and fussy cut some leaves from the floral pattern paper to create an apple for the teacher. It was the perfect way to stick with the theme of my layout but also use the die cut. A point to note - don't be afraid to change up elements from the kit to suit the theme of your layout. I adhered my doll with pop dots for some extra dimension and shadow.

I just love all the dimension that is created with the Chipboard numbers and acetate shapes as well as the more subtle texture created with the word stamps from the Zoey Stamp set.

This layout is my new favorite. I can’t wait to be back with another layout soon.

Kim

Supplies: August Zoey Kit | Zoey Paper Pack | Zoey Die Cut Shapes | Essentials Bitty Puffy Stickers | Zoey Chipboard Numbers | Zoey Black Puffy Alphabet | Zoey Acetate Shapes | Zoey Stamp Set | Basics Lowercase Stamp Set

Hey everyone, it’s Kathleen again and today I have not only one, but two layouts to share with you!

The layout on the right side actually started out as a 12x12“ page but in the process it just didn’t look and feel right to me. I kept pushing things around but still couldn’t find out how to “fix“ it. And then I thought, why not try something different?

I’ve been admiring Suzanna’s 6x12 layouts for quite a while now, so I thought I’d give it a go myself. I trimmed down the page to 6x12 and used the remaining white cardstock to make my second layout.

However, because that piece of cardstock was only about 5.5“ wide, I had to find a way to fill the missing 0.5“ so I just glued a patterned paper strip to the back on the left side. I then layered some smaller paper strips and that adorable acetate page tab (I almost couldn’t bring myself to use it because I had another project idea for this in mind) in between to create some dimension.

As I told you last time, I’m not a fan of my handwriting. And because I was afraid I’d mess up this layout which I was very happy with, and because there wasn’t any way to add some hidden journaling, I decided to use my typewriter to write some notes on a piece of vellum that I then sewed onto my layout with my sewing machine.

I’m not really sure what went wrong with the stitching on that upper edge, but I have learned to embrace mistakes like this and don’t worry about it too much. Messing up is part of the process and I’m not after perfection - which is a very liberating thought ;)

On the other layout I did add my journaling as hidden journaling again. This time mainly because there really wasn’t enough space left on the page to add it there.

I love those pieces from the die cut package that look like little notebook pages and wanted to use one of them for my journaling. But since they were too big to be layered underneath all that patterned paper, I used one of the journaling cards and my BigShot + a Hero Arts die to create the same look.

Although it still felt a bit strange, it was a lot of fun to try this new format. I remember feeling the same way when I made my first 8.5x11 layouts and now it’s my absolute favourite format, so I’m sure I’ll get used to the 6x12 pages as well :)

Hope you enjoyed those two pages! What is your favourite format for layouts? Have you tried the 6x12?

Kathleen

Supplies: August Zoey Kit | Zoey Paper Pack | Zoey Die Cut ShapesEssentials Bitty Puffy Stickers | Zoey Journaling Cards | Zoey Black Puffy Alphabet | Zoey Acetate Shapes

Hello friends! I am back with another layout featuring the fabulous Zoey Kit.

Recently, I’ve been listening to a podcast for creative entrepreneurs (that’s me!) and the host said something that resonated with me, “You can either sit around and talk about what you want to do, or you can get out there, hustle, and making things happen.” These words ring so true and they remind me of all of the hard work I’ve done over the past year to get my creative business off the ground.

The hustle is very real my friends.

With that in mind, I decided to create this layout as sort of reminder of why it is so important that I continue to work hard, to take risks, and to get stuff done.

To begin, I trimmed the Floral and Swiss Dot pattern paper down to 8.5 x 11 to use as my background. The remaining pieces were used to create a layered distressed strip of pattern paper that serves as the anchor for my photo cluster.  The photo is layered on 2 journaling cards from the kit and a black polka dot acetate card from the Zoey acetate shapes.

I added a label to the right of the photo cluster and stamped the word “smile” using the Zoey stamp set. Next, I added three die cut flowers from the Zoey die cut pack; one behind the label, another on the top left of the photo cluster, and a third flower to the bottom left of the layered pattern paper strip. To these flowers I added an acetate arrow, a “celebrate” label and a die cut circle with a white heart centered in the middle.

Lastly, I created the title using the Zoey puffy font letters (which I love) and added typed journaling strips to complete the layout. This kit is truly amazing!

I hope you are inspired to make something awesome today! Thanks for stopping by!

Victoria

Supplies: August Zoey Kit | Zoey Paper Pack | Zoey Journaling Cards | Zoey Acetate Shapes | Zoey Die Cut Shapes | Zoey Black Puffy Alphabet | Zoey Stamp Set

Hey Y'all! Carol here, and I am super grateful to be back creating with Felicity Jane for this term. The designs in this month's "Zoey" kit could not have been more perfect for what I wanted to create. Today, marks one month before my daughter's 2nd birthday. I had a box full of memorabilia and photos from her 1st birthday and I wanted to get them documented. Pocket pages seemed the way to go in helping me get all the details in.

How cute is that Zoey girl die cut?!?!!?! Totally loved to include that on my title card. It just feels so festive with a sprinkling of those tiny little puffy stickers.

The floral paper this month is so perfect for coordinating with my photos. From the yellow balloons to my daughter's yellow hair bow, it really gave the page a sophisticated touch. I always say this ....but, Jeana's florals would make the best wallpaper (a girl can dream, right?).

I loved using a few of the stamps to act as sort of a "background" for my journaling. I chose a lighter color to make sure it didn't look too busy, but also didn't just get lost on the card.

Staples seemed to be my "go-to" in getting this page put together and I used several to attach the die cut and acetate pieces. I also found them helpful to add in pieces like the tag from my daughter's birthday dress, and the little receipt and label from the balloons and party food purchases.

Hope this inspires you to gather up a project you've been waiting to document, pull out the floral papers, stamps, and tiny stapler to get it done!

Carol

Supplies: August Zoey Kit | Zoey Paper Pack | Zoey Journaling Cards | Zoey Acetate Shapes | Zoey Die Cut Shapes | Zoey Black Puffy Alphabet | Zoey Stamp Set | Essentials Bitty Puffy Stickers 

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing my first project using the super gorgeous Zoey kit! As soon as I opened up that beautiful black and white striped box this month, the ideas just started flowing! With every item that I pulled out of the box, I was ‘oo-ing and ah-ing’! I know that I definitely want to create some birthday themed layouts with this kit, as it will be perfect for that, but for my first project, I decided to create a traveler’s notebook spread!

I’m continuing to use this insert to document all of the little everyday things that my youngest daughter, Eleanor and I do together during the week. I absolutely love flicking through this notebook and seeing all of those memories there in one place!

To start off this spread, I covered the bottom half of both pages with the bold stripe patterned paper. Before I adhered them to the page, I added some machine stitching along the top edge of the patterned papers. I love subtle texture that this adds to the page! I also added a strip of the loops patterned paper across both pages of the spread.

How beautiful are the acetate shapes in this kit?! I used the word ‘Enjoy’ as part of my title. (I find that one of the easiest ways to stick these acetate pieces to your page is to staple them.) I completed my title using one of the stamps from the kit that says ‘the little things’. These stamps are so versatile, and even though this set is birthday themed, there are still plenty of phrases that can be used on non-themed layouts!

I matted my photo using one of the solid colored papers from the kit. Then I added some layers behind the photo using a journaling card and a couple of the die cut shapes.

I wrote my journaling on the right hand side of the spread, and then I added a couple of little fishtail banners up in the top right hand corner of the page. One of these is a die cut, the other I hand cut out of one of the patterned papers.

I finished the spread off by adding a few of the sequin die cuts (how fun are these?!), and a few of the bitty puffy stickers.

I hope that you’re enjoying creating with the Zoey kit as much as I am! I’ll be back here on the blog next week to share another project using the Zoey kit with you!

Mandy x

Supplies Used: August Zoey Kit | Zoey Paper Pack | Zoey Die Cut Shapes | Essentials Bitty Puffy Stickers | Zoey Journaling Cards | Zoey Acetate Shapes | Zoey Stamp Set | Traveler’s Notebook Insert

Hey there crafty friends, can you believe how gorgeous the Zoey kit is?! As soon as I saw the fun colors, I knew it would be perfect for documenting my favorite photos of my sweet nephew!

I went with a 6x12 layout this time because I’ve been totally loving this size! The patterned papers made the perfect layers for behind my photo. Then, I used the gorgeous embellishments to add the finishing touches to this layout!

My photo was 3x4 size, so the acetate tab piece fit perfectly along the edge. I love that it added a layer, while also giving that tabbed look that I tend to gravitate towards!

I finished the layout with some thread and ink mists in colors that coordinate with the kit colors!

I love the way this layout turned out! I really focused on the blues and yellows of this kit this time around. Next, I would like to create something that focuses on the pinks and yellows to try and create a completely different look. So fun!

Thanks for reading. I can’t wait to share more of my projects using the Zoey throughout the month over on Instagram! xo

Suzanna

Supplies: August Zoey Kit | Zoey Paper PackZoey Acetate Shapes | Zoey Die Cut Shapes | Essentials Bitty Puffy Stickers | Zoey Black Puffy Alphabet

Hey there lovelies! :) It’s Kathleen here and I’m so very excited to share my first project as a member of the Felicity Jane Creative Team with you!

(Word of warning: if you don’t know me/my writing style yet, my blog posts tend to get wordy, haha. So you might want to grab of coffee/tea and make yourself comfortable ;) )

I am absolutely in love with the Zoey kit - those bright, cheerful colours and the cute patterns are just perfection! But to be honest, when I sat down to create my first project, I was completely drawing a blank. Not because the products weren’t inspiring, but because I felt overwhelmed by the expectations I set for myself. You know, it’s the first blogpost I’d do for the FJ blog and I wanted it to be spectacular (yeah… no pressure, right?). I’m pretty sure I’m not alone with setting the bar very high for myself and making life much harder than it needs to be.. 

As I was shuffling papers around, still without the lightbulb moment, I turned to Pinterest and looked through my Scrapbook Layouts board for some inspiration. Of course I found it with this layout made by Suse Fish. Suse for me is one of those people that can never go wrong - everything she does I find absolutely gorgeous and she just keeps on inspiring me. And the fact that her LO was also made with another Felicity Jane kit didn’t hurt either ;)

I switched things up a little - I just need my white space :D and I had already printed my photo in that size, so cropping it was no option. By the way, I printed it on vellum and I absolutely love the look of it! Especially with black and white photos it makes the black really pop when you set it against a white background!

I didn’t use any of the black and white patterns for my quilted background because I felt that the b&w photo was already quite big and needed some colourful contrast. When I was done with sticking all my papers down and was about to add some journaling, I didn’t really know where to put it. 

Normally I don’t add any at all or just one or two sentences on a small tag but this photo is very special to me* so I knew I needed some more space to write things down. However, because I don’t like my handwriting and because I always fear I’ll mess up the page with my journaling, I needed to come up with something else.

*it was taken when S. proposed to me!! If you’re interested you can read more here

That’s when I thought of adding this little flap on the top right square of patterned paper. I just cut out the same paper in the same size again and adhered it with some washi tape to the first one. I then started adding my journaling but ran out of space so.. I needed to find another solution again :D I then cut out a strip of paper from the yellow cardstock, folded it two times and then adhered it to my patterned paper square (covering the journaling I had already started).

Because that little accordion-style element was quite bulky (you could also use regular printer paper to add less bulk), the flap wouldn’t really stay shut. So I pulled out those adhesive velcro dots to be able to close the flap. Elements like this are perfect when you want to add more journaling than usual or when you want to say something that shouldn’t be seen at first glance.

Although the start of this layout was rather bumpy, I am quite pleased with how it turned out :) Hope you like the hidden journaling element! What ideas or techniques to you use to add hidden journaling? I need some inspiration ;)

Thanks for stopping by (and thank you for sticking with me :D) - until next time!

Supplies: August Zoey Kit | Zoey Paper Pack | Zoey Die Cut Shapes | Zoey Black Puffy Alphabet | Zoey Stamp Set | Essentials Bitty Puffy Stickers

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing the first layout I've created using the gorgeous Zoey Kit.  I'm absolutely loving the combination of the pretty colours and patterns in this kit so I wanted to create a layout that featured a mix of the papers layered together.

This kit is just so perfect for scrapping fun birthday pages and I realised that I still hadn't scrapped my daughter's birthday photo from last year so I was excited to use this kit to get this memory recorded.  I started my page design by layering my favourite combination of papers at the bottom of my page, then added two of the branding strips to the layers, some machine stitching and the pretty black bow die cut.

Above the layered pieces I positioned my photo along with the title using a mix of one of the chipboard numbers and black puffy alphabet stickers.

The new 'Hooray' stamp set had the perfect Happy Birthday sentiment for this page which I stamped above my title with pink ink, then I created a little cluster of embellishments at the very top of my design.

The acetate 'enjoy' word and a large sequin die cut was also added to the left of my photo.

To finish my layout I added some strip journalling and two more die cut sequins to the bottom left of the layered papers.  I love that the completed page design reminds of a birthday cake!

I've also filmed a process video too if you'd like to watch how I put the page together.

This kit is just so fun to work with and I can't wait to share my next project with you too!  See you soon!

 

Supplies: August Zoey Kit | Zoey Paper Pack | Zoey Die Cut Shapes | Zoey Chipboard Numbers | Zoey Acetate Shapes | Zoey Black Puffy Alphabet | Hooray Stamp Set | Essentials Bitty Puffy Stickers