Citrus Twist Kits : Personalized Supplies

Do you have leftovers from your CTK kit each month? I'm pretty sure we all do! I have a few items left in November Main kit + Sprinkles kit, after creating my projects. Thought it would be fun to use them in a fun way. I had a lightbulb moment and decided to use my leftovers to create gift cards, tags & clips. These are perfect to be used as part of gift packaging, handmade card, pocket life page, planner or even on a scrapbooking layout. 


First, cut out a few 3"x4" cards from the cardstock & patterned paper.  

 Next, cut the patterned paper diagonally as shown above.

 Once that is done, adhere the patterned paper onto the cardstock. 

 Then, cut out the circles that are on the patterned paper. You may also use a 2" circle punch to punch the circles out. 

 Finally, adhere the circles in the middle of the cards. You may pen down wishes at the back of the card :)



Firstly, you'll need to create a tag with your cardstock. It's pretty easy & fast to create one. I also adhered a hole enforcement on my tag.  

Once that the tag is completed, use a circle punch to punch out the circles. I chose the ones that are at the edges as I'll be adhering the circles at the edges of the tag. 

After pasting the circles on the tag, I used the heart glittered stickers to enhance my card!

 Here is my completed tag. Isn't that cute? :)


I was given an opportunity to design the bow tab die (it's available at the CTK online store) for Pinkfresh Studio and one of the idea was to use them on paper clips. As I was searching in my precious CTK kits, I found this pair of cute gold paper clips!

First, you'll need to run the bow tab die along with your choice of patterned paper on a manual die-cut machine.  

Then, all you have to do next is to fold the the bow into half, apply some glue and attached it onto the paper clip. Adhered a dot glittered sticker in the middle & you're done! Easy peasy!


Here's a picture of all the personalized supplies ....

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial! Do share with us if you have created your own personalised supplies at our Citrus Twist Kits Fan Page or tag us at Instagram & #citrustwistkits.

Thank you for coming by! Happy Crafting!
Xoxo Jessy  

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Gift Packaging

I absolutely love the idea of using scrapbook products as part of my gift packaging! It definitely enhance the overall look and gives a very special personal touch to the gift too. Maggie Holmes latest collection, Shine has beautiful products and color combo! I decided to go with pink + black + white + gold (of course).

I started the process by using the reverse side of my wrapping paper as I do not have a huge white paper. Once I have wrapped the gift, I continued with the layering of the elements at the centre of the gift. I placed the doily first, followed by gold doily, attached sewn ruffled crepe paper (where I covered the thread with washi tape), topped with b&w chipboard frame and finally adhered paper flower  & frame (that I cut from the patterned papers) and lastly finished it with sentiment stickers!

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 Shine 12x12 Patterned Paper - Treasures
Maggie Holmes Shine 12x12 Patterned Paper - Cherish
Maggie Holmes Shine 6x12 Beautiful Stickers
Maggie Holmes Open Book Embellishment Jar
Maggie Holmes Open Book Chipboard Frame
Maggie Holmes Open Book White & Gold Paper Doilies
Light Pink Crepe paper
Big white doily

Happy Crafting!
Xoxo Jessy

Prima Marketing : Bible Journaling

I've been having a wonderful time creating in my journaling bible especially with Prima Marketing products.  There are a range of wonderful products like stickers, journaling cards, patterned papers , beautiful stamps and many more that you can create with. My favourite Prima mediums are the gesso and oil pastels. They worked great on the bible pages and the end result is beautiful! Take a look and read my creative process on how I created my bible journaling entries...

EPHESIANS 5:20 | Giving thanks always and for everything to 
God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I started by applying yellow + green oil pastels onto the butterfly cling stamp, then stamped it onto the page. Next I stamped with grey ink to redefine the image. Once I was done with the positioning the stickers  I added leaf wreath and leaf branches to enhance the design, and painted them with green oil pastel. I love how saturated the colours are. Tip: Be sure to place a piece of cardstock/plastic sheet at the back of the page you are working on so it will protect the other pages from staining.

 PSALMS 63:7 | for you have been my help, 
and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.
I really had fun making my own 'background' by creating circles with the oil pastels & cling stamps. Once that dried, I embellished the page with fussy-cut butterflies and stickers. A simple + bright page that really suits my style! I really love the fact that Prima has awesome products for me to create on my journaling Bible.

ECCLESIASTES 3:1 | For everything there is a season, 
and a time for every matter under heaven.
I was inspired to create a shabby-chic Bible journal entry. What I did was prime the margin with Art Basics Clear Gesso, then applied a few strokes of blue oil pastel. I used a water-brush pen to blend the oil pastels to achieve a water-colour look. Then I fussy cut the roses that were on the journaling note cards and pasted them on. Finally, I used stamps to enhance the background and completed the page with stickers and handwritten words.

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Open Book Handmade Cards + PDF

Hello! I’ve been having so much fun playing with the Open Book Project Life core kit and I have a little project to share with you today along with a FREE PDF instruction sheet!

Photo credit: Maggie Holmes

Maggie's Open Book Project Life Core Kit (available exclusive at Hobby Lobby) is really beautiful in person and you may use the cards beyond Project Life spread. It can be used in so many creative ways. They are perfect for card making, dressing up little packages and you can also use on traditional scrapbooking layouts too!

I incorporated the PL cards onto my card. These PL cards are really a good base to build on my design. Most importantly, they are really fun & easy to use!

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We've turned this project into a FREE PDF instruction sheet for you so that you can download and print it out! You can also PIN the instruction sheet to pinterest so it’s saved and ready for you when you want to create!

You can download >> HERE!

Thank you so much for coming by!
Xoxo Jessy

Citrus Twist Kits : November Kit

It's that time again to reveal the Citrus Twist Kits November "Happy Lane" Main kitkissed with woodgrain, pops of red, soft aqua and yellow. Perfect color combo for your scrapbooking enjoyment this month.

And this month I got to play with Spinkles kit! I love the vibrant colours!


Now let's take a look what I have created with these beautiful kits...

I hope you you are inspired to create a project or two today!
Xoxo Jessy

Faithfully Yours

Recently, I had the opportunity to collaborate with Trina, the owner of Citrus Twist Kits on a faith-based stamp set. I have always wanted to do this for the longest time but I just didn't know how! God just knows the perfect timing for me & sent me to the right person! His plans is always good & perfect, truly! This stamp set was carefully designed & it can be used in so many creative ways i.e: bible journaling, layout, card, project life, art journal, etc. Can you see the possibilities? :) I'm so excited about this stamp set and I hope you do too! 

Without further a due, presenting my new faith stamp set called 'Faithfully Yours'...

 It is now available in the Citrus Twist Kits online store for only $15 + free shipping worlwide. These stamp designs fit perfectly in the journaling bible margin. I really love it that way!

Be sure to check out the bundled option for $5 off the stamp plus Faithfully Yours class where you'll learn to create with this stamp, featuring amazing contributors Stephanie BuiceNatalie ElphinstonePatricia Roebuck and Ashley Horton. I will be contributing as well :) Isn't that affordable?

Any CTK brand stamp set includes FREE shipping to anywhere in the world!

With this stamp set, I have also created a layout... 

I did a little challenge to myself i.e: to use as many stamp designs as possible. I really loved the fact I can use them as part of my journaling. It is really fun to think of each possible sentences that I can use. They are really my heartfelt words to God. He has been good to my family, so grateful for that!

I personally love the high quality stamp that CTK produces each time! Something worth investing :)

If you have purchased this stamp and created something awesome with it, please tag me on Instagram, @jcchris and also please use #jcchrisdesign & #citrustwistkits. We would love to see your beautiful projects! 

Thank you for letting me share today! Be blessed!
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Hey

Hello! I'm pretty excited to share with you today! I'm always a big fan of graphic lines. To be honest, when I saw graphic lines in the Shine collection, I was literally jumping up & down in excitement. As I was browsing all the awesome patterned papers- Dazzle Art caught my attention! I knew I have to create with it. It reminded me of mosaic :)

I instantly took out my precision scissors and started to cut the pieces out. I chose the top portion of the paper to work with (refer to the photo below). When I cut the pieces out, I cut them slightly inwards so that will create gaps for me to paste onto the cardstock. And as I was cutting each pieces out, I will immediately paste it down so that I will not forget the actual position. 

Once I'm done with pasting, I sewed some of the cuts using the sewing machine. After that, I turned the design downwards (just as shown in my layout). Then, I begin to work with the title, photo and all the other fun elements, keeping in mind with the graphic-grid-line theme. 

Maggie Holmes Shine 12x12 Paper - Dazzle Art
Maggie Holmes Shine Chipboard Alpha
Maggie Holmes Shine Standouts Flower
Maggie Holmes Shine Stickers - Beautiful 
Maggie Holmes Shine Puffy Stickers
Maggie Holmes Shine Ephemera Pack

Thanks for coming by!
Xoxo Jessy