Hello crafty friends!
Today I have another Autumn Kit project to share with you featuring some of the gorgeous die cuts from the die cut pack this month. I absolutely love the pretty salmon pinks and touches of mustard yellow together!
I really wanted to scrap this photo that I snapped on one of our family outings this year. I am just so grateful for this beautiful family of mine! Even though you can’t see their faces…I love that we were all out and about enjoying the day together.
To create the background I cut a large piece of the geometric paper to layer across the top of the white cardstock, added the little black hearts branding strip across the bottom then layered some more white cardstock onto a piece of the salmon solid colored cardstock as the central focus of the page. Machine stitching helped to add some texture.
After adhering the photo into place I then added a bundle of messy thread and the large floral die cut to the top of the page. Foam squares were used under the die cut for dimension. A flair and two silicone charms were also added to the top left of the photo.
The ‘grateful’ die cut was perfect to use as the title, then I added another small floral die cut and two banner pieces. A striped button was stitched into place and I added another little yellow silicone cross as well.
The journaling strips were adhered using some thin double sided tape and then I played with some stamps! I used the ‘blessed’ stamp under the journaling and couldn’t resist using the ‘all the feels’ stamp too.
I have filmed a video below if you would like to watch my process…
I hope you enjoyed seeing how this page came together and that I’ve inspired you to play with your Autumn Kit! Happy scrapping!
Hi everyone! I’m excited to be sharing a project with you here on the blog today as part of our ‘Gratitude Week’. Although we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia, I love the concept of gathering together to be thankful for all of the blessings that we have! When I think of things that I’m grateful for, my children are of course one of the things at the top of the list, and so I decided to create a traveler’s notebook spread to document how thankful I am for them!
I used the beautiful ‘Autumn’ kit to create this spread, and I focused mainly on the yellows and the deep coral colour in the kit. I really love how these colours look together!
I started by covering the left hand side of the spread with the patterned paper that has the open plus signs on it. I then added one of the 3x4 journaling cards to this page. The phrase on this card ‘thankful for you’, made the perfect title for my layout! I decided to add the number ‘3’ to complete the title, using the foam gold foil alphabet stickers from the kit. Some machine stitching around the edge of the journaling card added some nice texture to the page. I also used a couple of the die cut shapes from the kit to embellish the page. I absolutely LOVE that beautiful floral die cut!
I finished off the left hand page by adding a gold foil label sticker (from the Mila collection), which I stamped the date of the photo onto.
I added some layers behind my photo using a 3x4 journaling card, a solid color paper, a couple of die cuts, and a label sticker. I love how adding these layers really helps to make the photo pop off the page! The ‘Let’s Snuggle’ silicone charm was absolutely perfect for this photo, so of course I had to include it on the page! I added my typed journaling to two of the Emeline die cut labels, and adhered them at the bottom of the page.
To complete the layout, I adhered a cute die cut banner in the top right hand corner of the page, and lastly I added a few bitty heart puffy stickers!
I also have a process video, If you’d like to watch me create this TN spread.
Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today, and I’d like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!
Supplies: November Autumn Kit | Autumn Paper Pack | Autumn Die Cut Shapes | Autumn Journaling Cards | Autumn Silicone Charms | Autumn Foam & Gold Foil Alphabet | Mila Cardstock Label Stickers | Essentials Bitty Puffy Stickers | Emeline Die Cut Labels | Traveler’s Notebook Insert | Note to Self Traveler’s Notebook
November 21, 2017
Hey there :) It’s Kathleen here and today I have a project for you that I made for this week’s theme of gratefulness. When I thought about a way to record the things I am (especially) grateful for right now, I knew a layout wouldn’t really work because there were a lot of different things and I wanted to include photos for them all.
So I decided to make a mini album and thought an accordion style mini book would be cool. But I also wanted to have a way to store it and keep the pages folded together, so I came up with the idea to put it in its own envelope.
For the mini album’s basic structure, I cut two strips of one of the patterned papers from the Autumn kit, folded them in an accordion style and then glued them together. To secure the accordion album in my envelope that I made with my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board, I cut out a piece of paper from the solid colored cardstock in the same size as the mini albums pages and used this to glue down the accordion on the inside of my envelope.
I also used this piece of solid cardstock to write down my ideas/intentions for this mini album with my typewriter. The things I am most grateful for (right now and in general), are my husband + our dog, my family, our home, flowers, our travels and the everyday moments like my morning coffee.
Sometimes I added the journaling on one of the journaling cards from the kit, again using my typewriter to keep a consistent look, and for some other photos I used tuck in-spots to add some hidden journaling.
(I haven’t added my journaling on this card yet because my typewriter went on a strike)
When you open the envelope and pull down the accordion, you will at first see the pages you can see in the photos above. However, when you pull the accordion upwards, the backside will be revealed and show more photos and journaling of things I’m grateful about.
On the last two pages of the backside I included two pockets: one to add some hidden journaling (the one with the coffee cup photo) and the other to add more photos because for the travel page, I just couldn’t narrow it down any more ;)
For embellishing my pages, I used bits and pieces from the Autumn kit, but also from past kits (like the white foam sticker border and the golden label from the Mila kit, for example). I love how all of the Felicity Jane kits are so versatile and how they always work really well with each other.
I’m really really happy with how this mini album turned out and that I now have all of the things I’m most grateful about in one place :) The only thing I’d do differently if I made an album like this again, is that I’d make the envelope a bit bigger, since the pages can get a bit bulky and therefore make it difficult to keep the envelope closed. But a chunky mini album makes my heart really happy, so it’s alright :D
I hope you liked this project and maybe feel inspired to document the things you are most grateful about right now, as well!
See you soon,
Supplies: November Autumn Kit | Autumn Paper Pack | Autumn Die Cut Shapes | Autumn Journaling Cards | Autumn Silicone Charms | Autumn Foam & Gold Foil Alphabet Stickers | Mila Die Cut Shapes | Mila Cardstock Label Stickers | Mila Foam Stickers | Mila Stamp Set | Mila Mini Heart Clips - Gold
I'm savoring this last week of the Thanksgiving season, with a bit of the Autumn kit and memories from Fall past. This time we are going to go with the theme and play up all the leaf goodness in this kit.
I started with the all over leaf print patterned paper (my favorite this month) and chose a contrasting salmon tiny dot print to create a background. To create a grounding spot for the photos, I cut strips of light pink cardstock, plaid patterned paper and yellow cardstock and wove them slightly left of center.
One of the 3x4 Autumn cards was used to tell the story. In this case, I used the stamp set from this month to drive the topic. I focused in on the "bucket list" sentiment and stamped it in orange up at the top of the car. A simple list of all of the things we do during the fall season fills up the card.
For a quick and simple title, I used a die cut from the Autumn kit. It was further personalized with some lines of stamped text just underneath. This fills in the blank space and adds a really nice handmade touch.
The final step - the accessories! The cork leaves and rubber charm pieces were used to embellish the layers of patterned paper. The diagonal positioning draws the eye through the design of the layout. A subtitle was also added with the foam alpha in a vertical line as part of the embellished area. It adds text, embellishment and a touch of gold all rolled into one!
Here's a final look at how it all came together. Playing up the theme, using text to embellish and creating a patterned background are all easy to create with the Autumn kit. Here's to a happy final week of the autumn season!
Happy Saturday to you all, today I am happy to share my first layout using the divine Autumn kit. The warm tones in the kit makes me think of crisp mornings and warm hot chocolate. Today my layout tells the story of a special memory of my husband and I earlier in the year. Living in Australia our Autumn and Winter falls in March- August. The colours in my photo were a perfect match to the warm reds, peaches and neutrals in the Autumn kit.
My base starts with that fun dot paper which I wanted to use a feature so I kept that as my base. I then took one of the 3x4 journaling cards and added it next to my photo. I rummaged through the die cut pieces and layered a few over and around my photo and the journaling card. That cute bike die cut I adhered with pop dots for dimension. I added one of the Silicone charms as my title on a vertical line and added some of the leaves- the vellum and the silicone to complete.
I then used some of the clear stamps to add a subtitle and accents below my photo and finishing off with my strip journaling.
The subtle depth created with the rubber charms adds a beautiful bit of texture without the bulk. I cant wait to create my next layout!
Hello crafty friends! Leigh here to share a little bit about how I organize my Felicity Jane kits for optimal use. All the containers I use are stored and fit in the Ikea Kallax unit in my craft room.
My Felicity Jane Kits are organized with the two previous months in the FJ kit boxes, the current kit in the silver desk organizer, and the kit break down contents in the clear bin.
Past kits are stored in a white Ikea box called Tjena, and are also in the Ikea Kallax unit.
I break down the past kit items and store them by type in the clear fridge bin from Sam's Club. Any container sized 8.25 inches wide by 14.5 inches long would work here as well. This bin holds monthly kit stamps, alpha stamps, washi tape, embellishments, and kit journal cards.
The white square bins are from Michael's and they hold washi tape, FJ clear tins of embellishments, and kit cards.
The Felicity Jane Kit Stamps come in the Avery Elle Pockets and are ready for organization right out of the box. Love that! I used another Avery Elle pocket as the front divider for each type of stamp, and placed pretty FJ papers inside that coordinate with my craft room (from the October Mila Kit).
The current FJ Kit gets a special spot in this silver Target desk organizer from the office section. It holds 12x12 paper too! I like the way the kit contents can be separated by section, and they face out into my craft room so they can inspire me to create. The kit alphabets, and kit stamp are stored together in the second row. Smaller kit items go in the front row. With such pretty kit contents, it is therapeutic to get organized using the kit supplies. :)
Thank you so much for joining me today, and happy crafting and organizing fellow creatives.
Hey crafty pals! I’m so excited to be back on the blog sharing my first 12x12 layout in a long time. I took a break from the traditional size because I was really loving working on a smaller scale - 6x12 layouts, traveler’s notebook layouts, pocket pages, etc. After my short break though, I am back at it with 12x12 pages!
Traditional 12x12 layouts are one of my favorite ways to document multiple photos, which was the case with this! I used the Mila kit for this layout because the soft colors, pops of gold and olive green, and the patterns were perfect for a layout about my mom’s sweet cat.
I used watercolors in the color palette of the kit to add depth to the background of the layout. I love the way the colors act as a mat for my photos and make them feel like part of the page, rather than just two images floating in white space!
For the detail at the top of the page, I layered a few of the gorgeous journal cards to bring in a few different patterns. I also wanted to tie in stars with the layout since I knew I wanted to scatter little star sequins around the page.
I finished the layout with splatters of a light gold watercolor that I also used in the background! I really love the way this layout turned out and how I was able to use the soft watercolors to add interest to it, without taking away from the images.
What are your favorite ways to document multiple images? I’d love to know! Feel free to share in the comments below so I can give them a try!
Hello Felicity Jane Friends!
Today I’d like to share a layout with you using the beautiful Autumn kit. As soon as I saw the super cute bicycle die cut in the die cut pack I knew I had to use it straight away! I found a recent photo of my family going for a bike ride together and I was ready to scrap.
I decided to go with a black, white and pink colour combination with the bicycle die cut being the feature. First I added a strip of black and white patterned paper and a piece of pink scallop branding strip across the bottom and created a little embellishment cluster using a couple of pieces from the Kate Kit and a circular floral die cut from the Autumn kit.
To the left of my photo I used the pink journaling card as the base for the title and the bicycle. The family die cut word was perfect for the title and I added some of the cute foam alphas underneath. I also adhered both die cuts with foam squares to add a little dimension.
To the right of the photo I created an embellishment cluster using three more little die cuts and the black heart flair from the Autumn Kit, a tiny tag from the Zoey Kit and a word sticker from the Kate Kit. I also added a small piece of the light pink scallop branding strip from the solid colour paper to add more pink to this area of the design, along with a little gold heart clip and a white tag with twine from my stash.
The journaling strips were positioned under the photo and I added some tiny black puffy hearts from the Kate kit scattered around the page. I also added a stamp above the title from an older Felicity Jane Stamp Set called ‘Today’ because it was just perfect for the theme of this page. It says ‘out and about’. After that added some messy stitching around the page it was complete!
I’ve recorded a video which you can see below if you’d like to watch my process…
I had so much fun putting this page together and I’m thoroughly enjoying creating with the Autumn Kit! I’ll be back to share another project with you again soon.
Supplies: November Autumn Kit | Autumn Paper Pack | Autumn Die Cut Shapes | Autumn Journaling Cards | Autumn Foam & Gold Foil Alphabet Stickers | This Flair | Kate Die Cut Shapes | Kate Word Stickers | Essentials Bitty Puffy Stickers | Zoey Tiny Tags | Mila Gold Mini Heart Clips
Hey there Felicity fans, Nancy here today with a look at the Autumn kit. I love the fall theme of this kit and definitely plan to put all of that leaf goodness to use later in the month. First though, I wanted to show just how versatile this kit is with a non-themed layout. Let's start with a base of cardstock and a good, strong linear design. We'll explore how to use different types of framing techniques to achieve this look.
To create the bold background, cut squares out of four different shades of cardstock at 2" intervals. You could also just cut out the centers of the salmon and yellow squares to use on other layouts. I love these fiery colors - the shades of a sunset, leaves and all thing bright and colorful! This frame within a frame design shows off those colors to perfection!
The large square design is pulled together with a large machine-sewn "x" across the entire background. Here's peek at the texture the sewing adds. A small flag with tucked just under the patterned paper layers and framed out with lines of stamped text. I love words and the handmade touch they add to a design.
The photo is surrounded with layers of patterned paper, vellum leaves from the kit and a bold black and white button. Each piece frames out the photo and adds texture and dimension to the photo. It draws the eye from the bold background, to the people in the center! Notice that up at the very top of the photo, the words also frame out the photo.
This layout is basically layers of frames - from the background to the words. Everything in it's place! I hope this gives you some ideas for the Autumn kit and an everyday theme layout this month.
A few weeks ago I went thrifting - specifically looking for an old and worn book that I could use as some kind of mini book. I didn't have a specific project in mind but I knew I wanted to have a fairly hard cover book with loved pages.
I found this gem at my local thrift shop and it sat on my shelf just waiting for the perfect thing to give it a fresh new life.
The commonplace book seemed like a great idea but after really considering what that would be, I didn't want another memory keeping book. But I have been so intrigued by junk journals and have so many fun little trinkets that I would love to collect and decorate - for absolutely no reason or purpose! So when I saw a fellow crafty friend add binder rings to the spine of her handmade cardboard book - I KNEW this was it!
I immediately grabbed my exacto knife and carefully separated the pages from the cover.
Then I grabbed my two favorite patterned papers from the Autumn collection and some supplies I thought would be best and got to work covering the outside and inside.
After lots of mistakes (because sometimes I shoot from the hip) and my hands covered in glue like I was back in Kindergarten - this beautiful book got a gorgeous makeover. But this is just the beginning!
I trimmed the plaid paper to cover the inside seams along with a smaller strip for the spine section so the cover opens and closes smoothly.
Next I loosely measured the diameter of the part of the binder ring where it would rest on the spine and used the tip of my knife to poke and twist the holes.
And now we have a finished binder that's ready to get filled with all kinds of lovely bits!
The next thing I did was grab some die cuts and decorate the cover. I like the idea of using this junk journal as a place to add things I'm grateful for as the overall theme - but am not holding myself to that necessarily. So I punched the GRATEFUL circle from one of the journaling cards and matted it with a coral paper from the kit.
Simple is good here. Just a few key pieces and it felt right!
Since there were just so many other papers I adored - I decided to make a pocket for the front cover and use one of the big tags from the Heidi kit as a place to add a little journaling. It's got that fresh fall feeling and makes me want to cozy up and craft the days away! So I continued to cut up some of my favorite papers along with several fun vintage papers and tags from my stash and filled it up! Check out the fun little video I made about this book and all of the fun stuff I added to it!
Thanks for hanging with me today! I hope you’ve got some super crafty plans with the new Autumn kit or even finding a new fun way to be creative!
See you soon!