Crate Paper Design Team : Gift Card Sleeve

I absolutely love "dressing up" personal gift for friends. I got to know months back that my church friends are expecting a baby. So I decided to surprise them with a H&M gift card for their little bub!

To begin, just attached 2 layered tissue papers on top of each other (where I've sewn in the middle) right in the middle of the card . Next, gather some embellishments, layered them and adhered together. Easy peasy. 

 When I purchased the gift card, it came with a card but I thought to make it a little fancy. I decided to trim it into half & placed into a CD envelope. With the intention that when they remove the sleeve, they can immediately see the gift card. At the back of the card, I wrote them a personal note too. I love how this altered project is so fun & easy! 


Thanks for coming by!
Xoxo Jessy

Felicity Jane Creative Team : Happy Gal

Hello again!
I have just received my FJ April Chloe kit & boy, I was just floored with the amount of beautiful FJ exclusive papers & embellishments in it! Every month I'll goo-goo-ga-ga over the kit... trust me, it is that good! 
Jessy Christopher | @felicity_jane | Happy GalLast January, we gifted our beautiful daughter a play doh set for her birthday and she was so happy with it! And of course, I had to use every excuse to scrap that sweet photo of her with her birthday gift. Perfect excuse to scrapbook it with FJ kit!
The first thing that caught my eyes were the colourful candy like patterned paper and I decided to use that, simply because it goes very well with the photo. Photos really play a huge role in my creative process. And always, I have to include some sort of floral elements on my project and I chose to use florals that is on the MME stickers + also I got to include a couple of add-ons too (puffy stickers| dots & hearts and happy). Just too gorgeous not to include them!  
Jessy Christopher | @felicity_jane | Happy GalAbsolutely adore the Chloe stamp this month. So many fun little phrases that you can use on all sorts of projects! 
Jessy Christopher | @felicity_jane | Happy GalBy adding doilies to your projects will create a subtle & soft look among all the bright colours. And light stamping like the butterflies were create a little interactive movement  as well. 
Jessy Christopher | @felicity_jane | Happy GalOnce again, thank you for letting me share today! I had a lot of fun with the kit and I can't wait to dive into it again :)
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Altered Notebook

Every now & then, I really enjoyed doing altered projects. It's really fun to personalise a project that suits my style! They are perfect for gifts too! This time, I wanted to alter a notebook for a little girl's birthday. I got to know that her favourite colour is blue. Without hesitation, I dug out Maggie Holmes Shine collection. All the shades of blue + pretty embellies in that collection is perfect for the theme! 

Firstly, I measured & trimmed the patterned paper to adhere onto the notebook. Once the base is done, I stuck the doily in the middle. Then I started layering with lots of pretty chipboard stickers. Finally, I added the sticker 'Shine Bright' and the girl's name. This book will be perfect for her to doodle or to journal her thoughts. 

Thank you so much for coming by! Have an awesome week at your end :)


Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper Design Team : Altered Notebook

I always enjoy personalising gifts for friends and family members. Something simple & nice would definitely touch the heart of the receiver. Recently, my friend's crafty daughter just celebrated her 13th birthday & thought I should take this opportunity to present her a handmade gift. After much thought, I decided to alter a notebook that I purchased from the dollar store. The notebook would be perfect for her to doodle creative ideas or to jot down important notes. 

Firstly, I measured & trimmed the patterned paper to adhere onto the notebook. Once the base is done, cut the doily into half and adhere at the left & right side of the edge. Then I started layering with tags, flowers & butterflies. Finally, I added the clear sticker 'Hello' and the girl's name.

 Layering has been one of my preferred techniques whenever I create. It definitely gives a very interesting outcome to my creations. I love how all the layering turned out so well. Just so perfect for a girly girl! 
By adding the tassel, it certainly gives a very classy look to the altered notebook. Perfect for the finishing touch!

Maggie Holmes Bloom Ephemera Pack (680434), Maggie Holmes Bloom Happy Thickers (680432), Maggie Holmes Bloom Accent Stickers (680435), Maggie Holmes Bloom Clear Stickers (680443), Maggie Holmes Bloom Spring (680419), Maggie Holmes Shine Tassel (680325)

Have a great crafting week!
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Dream Today

I have always enjoy using butterflies on my projects. Adding butterflies are not only pretty but they give peaceful & subtle feel to my layout. 

I decided to play with 2 different sizes (big & small) this time where I use Sizzix butterflies dies and run them over onto patterned papers into a die-cut machine. I adhered the butterflies onto a white cardstock where I have created the background with some gelatos. A couple of butterflies, I layered them onto each other. Adding some fun glittered stickers & chipboard onto the middle of each butterflies give fun details to the layout too. Aren't they pretty? Lastly, completed the layout with wood veneer title and some stickers. 

Maggie Holmes Shine 12x12 patterned paper - Sparkle
Maggie Holmes Shine 12x12 patterned paper - Treasures
Maggie Holmes Shine 12x12 Chipboard Stickers
Maggie Holmes Shine Ephemera Pack
Maggie Holmes Shine Gold Foiled Stickers
Maggie Holmes Shine Gold Glitter Stickers
Maggie Holmes Shine Wood Veneer

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Hello Love

Whenever I begin to scrap, I'll try to 'study' or look through the patterned papers & embellishments to see how I can use them differently on my layout. This patterned paper called Bright in the Shine collection captured my attention. I really love all the fun elements & immediately I got an idea to fussy cut each of them out to make my own paper embellishments! This is a fun idea especially when your embellishment stash is running low. 

Once the entire fussy cutting is done, I began to arrange them on my layout. I wanted my 'paper embellishments' to be the focal point so I arrange them all in the middle & position my photo at the right corner. 

TIP >> To create a little dimension to the 'paper embellishments', I adhered foam dots at the back for a 3D look. 

I hope this post will give you an insight on how you can approach your patterned papers differently! Thanks for letting me share today!

Happy Crafting!
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Hello Packaging

Personalize gift wrapping/packaging to friends and family can be very fun. Simple & nice wrapping can be very pretty. Most importantly, the receiver will feel extra special!

To begin, I used one of the polkadot tissue that I have in my stash. Once the wrapping is done, I decided to use this flower die with one this beautiful black floral patterned paper. I love how contrast the flower turned out on the polkadot tissue. They were made for each other! 

To add interest to the die-cut flower, I added a bright pink tiny paper flower in the middle. It looked perfect now! To complete the wrapping, I added the white doily at the bottom the die-cut flower. Followed by layered the gold foil rose vellum with a pink-fringed patterned paper and finished off with some stickers. 

Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 Patterned Paper - Lizzy
Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 Gold Foil Vellum 
Maggie Holmes Bloom Tiny Paper Flowers
Maggie Holmes Bloom Accent Stickers

White Doily
Polkadot Tissue

Have a great crafting day!
Xoxo Jessy