Crate Paper Design Team : Lovely

I don't always get my creative mojo immediately. At times, I have to sit on my scrapping desk and just play around. Arranging the embellishments or matching papers will somehow spark some kind of creativity. Placing certain products that I would like to work with will definitely help as well. 

As I was going through the Chasing Dreams collection, this triangle patterned paper captured my attention. I knew it would be perfect as background for my layout against some bright colours. And that was my starting point. Let me share with you my creative process... 

First, use a plastic card and dip into the gesso. Spread it all around the patterned paper. I wanted to give a little subtle look to the background. 

Once the gesso is dried, adhere a few doilies. That gave a softer look to the bold background. 

Next, I arranged the fussy-cut butterflies onto my layout randomly. As I went along, I rearranged the sizes to make the whole layout balanced. Once that is done, I added other elements like stickers to enhance my layout. 

I wanted to create more texture to my layout and decided to stitch the middle section of the butterflies. 

To add more dimension to the butterflies, I added foam dots to the back of the wings. Absolutely love the 3d look on the butterflies. 

Here is my completed layout... 

I decided to leave the thread on my layout, that surely gave a lot more texture to the overall layout!  

Just splatter some gold mists onto your layout for the glittery effect. After all, gold colour goes very well with all the bright and bold colours on the layout! 
Once again, thank you for letting me share with you today! Hope you enjoyed today's simple step-by-step! Happy Scrapping :)

Supplies : Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams - Delightful (375942), Monarch (375929), Collect Thickers (375955), Puffy Stickers (375953), Ephemera Pieces (375950), Accent Stickers (375951)

Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Love You Ashlynn

I am always a big fan of shapes & geometric designs. And I love using them on my layouts. And for today, I am sharing a layout that I created with triangles.

A lil scrappy creative process on how I created my layout...
First, I cut the triangle background out with my Silhouette Cameo and pieced each of the triangles with patterned paper. All I did was to trace each triangle onto the patterned paper and cut them out. Be sure to cut slightly out from the outline so you can adhere it onto the background. 

Once that is done, I adhered the photo & worked around it by sticking fun elements like stickers, standout and alpha stickers. Certainly gave some textures and depth to the layout!  Finally, I completed my layout with some rub-on pen design at the top and bottom of my layout to create the balance.

Layering the different elements together really create a fun dimension to your layout!

 I love how feminine and playful this layout turned out to be! And absolutely adore that faux marble looking paper <3 font="">

That touch of gold sure made the whole layout looked classy! 

Maggie Holmes Gather 12x12 Paper - Beautiful
Maggie Holmes Gather 12x12 Paper - Thankful Heart
Maggie Holmes Gather Chipboard Stickers
Maggie Holmes Gather Mixed Embellishments
Maggie Holmes Gather Rub-On Pens
Maggie Holmes Gather Accent Stickers

Thanks for letting me share today!
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Love You

Hello again! Do you find yourself out of mojo sometimes or just don't know where to begin? Whenever I am in that state, I will try to play around with embellishments and papers. I will layer my papers, add embellishments and reposition them as I go. This process will sometimes spark ideas or create a look that I never thought of doing so at the first place. This layout is exactly what I did.

 I started with blue background paper and layered along with the embellishments as I go. I wasn't happy with just the blue as my only background paper. So I cut more strips of other background papers with matching colors in mind and layered them together. The black & white dots sure elevate the fun colours. To finish it up, splattered some gold mists for an arty look. I really loved how bright and happy the layout turned out to be, just like my little bubba bear :)

I am so in love with the embellishments in the Gather collection. So many textures and beautiful designs to choose from! 

I chose not to journal on this layout but instead adhered stickers and sentiments to express my words!

Maggie Holmes Gather 12x12 Paper Pad
Maggie Holmes Gather Mixed Embellishments
Maggie Holmes Gather 12x12 Chipboard Stickers
Maggie Holmes Gather Accent Stickers
Maggie Holmes Gather Ephemera Acetate

Happy Crafting!
Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper Design Team : Love Banner

When I got to know that I would be using paper products for Deco with Heart Day theme, that really got me thinking. I wanted to make it fun but yet looking lovey-dovey too. I was scouting around the house and see what I could create with. As I was looking out into the garden, the teepee that was gifted by my sister for my daughter caught my attention. It looked pretty but a tad plain. So, I decided to give some colours to it :)

First, I did some preparation work where I fussy cut some paper hearts and cactus. Then, I cut the fringes onto the yellow + pink crepe papers. Textures like these will sure create the fun look I was aiming for!

Before I adhered & stitched all the cute elements together, I will take some time to arrange & layer them roughly onto each other. That will give me a great insight of my end result. 

Just with the banner, I felt it look a little bare. And that gave me an idea to add to string the gold chipboard alphabet into the word 'LOVE'. These alphabets surely gave the look I was going for, fun-lovey-dovey. 

Once all that is done, I tied the banners onto the teepee. I absolutely obsessed with the end result! I love how all the papers & embellishments went so well together!

Aren't those paper tassels look the cutest on the teepee?! Love that those gave more texture to the overall look! 

My daughter squealed the minute she saw the teepee and all the pretty elements at the top. Moments like that warmed my heart! I told her that it is just perfect for the upcoming Valentine's Day <3 font="">

Supplies : Crate Paper Heart Day Snuggles (375899), My Love (375903), Cute Girl Tassel (680513), Maggie Holmes Shine Gold Chipboard Alphabet (680327)

Thank you for letting me share today! Hugs!
Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper Design Team : LOVE Bag

Recently, I found out that 2 of my lovely friends are back to school again. And I had this idea of gifting them fun & cute school supplies to show my girlfriends some love! 

This is how I decorated my plain white paper bag with the Crate Paper "Heart Day" collection :)

First, I snipped some fringes on the crepe paper. 
Then I layered them at the top of the white paper bag. 

Next, I stamped the heart shape all over the paper bag.

To complete the bag, I added cute paper tag and little paper scraps + more fringe. That surely gave the lush look to the gift tag. 

This is the other paper bag I did. More stamping on this one! I had fun, can you tell?

 Absolutely adore the Crate Paper Heart Day collection! Giving all the right feels for the month of February! <3 p="">

Happy Heart Day!
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Gift Packaging

I absolutely love the idea of using scrapbook products as part of my gift packaging. Especially the ones those are as pretty as Maggie's Gather collection! It definitely enhances the overall look to my packaging. Gather collection has beautiful products and colour combo. Something that you can mix + match without taking too much time. 

First, I adhered a doily at the top of the bag. Next I cut two banners - one bigger & the other smaller. Just before I stuck the banners down, I ruffled crepe paper onto the doily for texture. To complete the look, I pasted chipboard & accent stickers. Sentiments are great way to send the message across to your receiver!

The next time when you have a gift for someone, try adding your personal touch to it! Your recipient will certainly feel the love *wink* 

Maggie Holmes Gather 12x12 Paper Pad
Maggie Holmes Gather 12x12 Chipboard Stickers
Maggie Holmes Gather Accent Stickers 

Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper Design Team : Chinese Paper Lanterns

Chinese New Year is around the corner! Due to our hectic schedule, we have not bought decorations for our house. And my eldest daughter has been bugging us to buy them. Haha. I told we will go get them very soon. And the mean time, I asked her if she is interested to help me to create some cute paper lanterns. She was all keen. 

Paper lanterns are really easy to create and they are perfect activity for little children. First and foremost, we chose patterned papers. We decided to go with the Crate Paper Heart Day collection because they have a great selection of red papers! 

 We cut the papers to 3"x4" strip. Fold a sheet of paper in half lengthwise.

Then, you'll need to cut along the folded edge. Just before my daughter cut the lines, I drew some lines as guide for her. That way she wouldn't snipped off across the paper. 

Tip: The number of strips will completely change the look of your lantern.

Once the cutting is done, unfold the paper. Apply some tape at the end of the paper. 

 Adhered one end to the other. Tape everything from the inside so it's not visible.

Gently press the strips down by pressing both ends inward. 

Ta daa... here are your completed cute paper lanterns! I added paper crepe to create fun texture :)
Have a great Rooster Year!! Gong Xi Gong Xi!
Xoxo Jessy