Felicity Jane Creative Team : Pillow Gift Box

Hello again! I've always love using tools for my projects. This time round, I would like to share with you what I've created with my manual die-cut machine, Sizzix Big Shot Plus. This machine requires metal cut dies to function. I have this really cute pillow box thinlits dies on hand & instantly I knew that I have to use the dies on the super pretty FJ "Note To Self" patterned papers. I chose the floral + stripe papers, you can never go wrong with this pretty combo! 
Once I have done cutting the pieces, I assembled them by applying adhesive to the appropriate parts. To complete the look, I used crepe papers, glitter ribbon and that cute bow to finish the touch! This pillow box is absolutely perfect to store any small gifts.
Thank you so much for swinging by! Hope you have a great crafting week at your end :)
Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Week 18

Being a mummy is a HUGE blessing in my life. Those who knew my stories of conceiving a child will know that it took me 7 years to finally to become a mummy to my eldest daughter. And now, I'm pregnant with my second girl. All that happened because the grace of God! I can't wait for my eldest to meet her baby sister. What beautiful blessings to have little girls! 

To create this layout, I always go thru the products to find inspiration. I will take some time to let the products to "speak" to me. When I saw the green striped + happy moment patterned papers, I instantly knew that it will work well with the floral ephemera. (I just can't enough of those! I think I need a warehouse of them lol.) Then, I begin to pick up the rest of the embellishments that matched with the paper & floral. With just a little organisation or following a system each time, trust me... you will save a lot of time on your layout/project especially when you have limited time in a day! Most importantly, just enjoy the creative process. There is no right or wrong!

Maggie's layered floral metal die-cut from the Confetti collection is still my all-time fav! That die is so versatile. You can use it on so many kinds of handmade paper crafts!

Layering chipboards side by side onto the layout sure give a fun look to your layout too! 

Thank you once again for stopping by and take a peek at my layout! Have a great crafting week!

Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 Patterned Paper - Together
Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 Patterned Paper - Moments
Maggie Holmes Bloom Thickers Petals Alpha
Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 Chipboard Stickers
Maggie Holmes Bloom Ephemera Pack
Maggie Holmes Bloom Foiled Clear Stickers Happy w/Gold
Maggie Holmes Bloom 6x12 Accents Stickers
Maggie Holmes Bloom Grow Phrases & Accents Puffy Stickers
Maggie Holmes Confetti Flower Dies
Maggie Holmes Confetti 6x6 Paper Pad

Xoxo Jessy

Maggie Holmes Design Team : Bloom Cards

Cards are really fun to create! I love transforming this smaller art canvas by using one of my favorite techniques that is layering. Today, I have 3 cards to share with you where I used layering technique & also by featuring the beautiful Bloom collection.

The cards I put together are pretty similar to each other. Tag & title/sentiment in the middle. The only thing I did was to use different elements so the cards look different but still similar in a way. The first card certainly was the initial idea that led me to create the second & the third card. 

Tip: 6"x6" paper pad is absolutely perfect for card making as the prints/illustrations of the designs are smaller in size and it looks pleasing to the eyes too.

Close-up shots: 

Hope you are inspired to create some birthday cards today! Thanks for coming by!
Xoxo Jessy
Maggie Holmes Bloom 6x6 Paper Pad
Maggie Holmes Bloom 12x12 Chipboard Stickers
Maggie Holmes Bloom Ephemera Die Cuts
Maggie Holmes Bloom Thickers Puffy Stickers
Maggie Holmes Bloom 6x12 Accent Stickers
Maggie Holmes Bloom Tiny Paper Flowers

Crate Paper Design Team : Planner Set up & Dashboard

Hello CP friends! So excited that this week we are featuring Gardens theme. Whenever I think about garden, floral elements immediately popped into my mind. I am a HUGE fan of any type of pretty floral! And probably that's one of the reasons why I can relate & can't stop using the Bloom collection on my projects :) With that theme in mind, I took the opportunity to decorate in my gold planner. Simply because everything looks good with gold *wink*

To create the dashboard and decorative cover page, all you need are a few supplies like patterned paper that will work as base and all the pretty embellishments (floral ephemera, die-cuts, clips, chipboard stickers, etc.) that you can add as you decorate. 

The dashboard (on the left) is useful especially when you want to add any pretty elements on your planning pages. You can always grab those and make your pages pretty & interesting! 

 The decorative cover page (on the right) will be great as a monthly cover for your daily/weekly planning. You can always add the month for reference. 

 By keeping or changing things around in your planner will keep you going and it's a fun way to keep up with the new products as well. Perfect excuse rite? *haha* 

 Don't you just love that cute little tassel? That is definitely a fun little piece to add to your planner! 

It's absolutely fun to personalize your planner and of course it brings out your personality, own unique style & design! Try it out with CP products today! 

Maggie Holmes Bloom Paper "Peony" (680423), Maggie Holmes Bloom Puffy Thickers (680431), Maggie Holmes Bloom Chipboard Stickers (680433), Maggie Holmes Bloom Ephemera Die Cuts (680434), Maggie Holmes Bloom Tassel (680437), Maggie Holmes Bloom Gold Floral Vellum (680427)

Sizzix : Bear Softee

Hello there!! I'd like to share with you where you can use this super cute die to create your own Bear Softee. It'll be perfect for your child, grandchild or even for your girlfriends. They are soft and cuddly. You may get the Bear Softee die ---> HERE

Bear Softee

You can get the PDF here, click Bear Softee (Video tutorial link click HERE)
If you make a softee, we'd love to see your makes on social media! Show us your softees using #shareyoursoftee & #sizzix.

Have fun exploring!
Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper Design Team : Bible Journaling

I've been having a wonderful time creating in my journaling bible with Crate Paper products every now & then. There are a range of wonderful products like stickers, journaling cards, patterned papers, lovely ephemera, beautiful stamps and many more that you can create with. The products are so versatile and can be used in many projects. All you need is a lil creativity and imagination :)

LUKE 10:27 | You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.

 To begin, I used a yellow chalk ink to gently swipe from the top to bottom without pressing the ink entirely on the page, just applying light stroke. I did that a couple of times until I am happy with the coverage. Next, I just alternate the stickers and my handwriting to fill up. Lastly, just add more stickers to complete the page. 

I hope you are inspired to express your faith through art! Have a lovely day!
Xoxo Jessy

Crate Paper Design Team : Hello Sunshine

It's all about summer this week! It's the perfect time to chill & relax by the beach or just get soak in the pool. In Malaysia, it is "summer" all year long - rain & shine all year long. Isn't that perfect? *wink*

Today, I'm back with a layout of my daughter's first experience with the beach. She was just a little one-year-old toddler trying to figure out the beach. She absolutely loved the sand & truly enjoyed playing with her beach apparatus. I always believed in letting children explore as they grow, that way they will learn faster! And with all the photos we captured, it would be great to scrap them for keepsake as well :) 

To begin, I painted the AC cardstock with gesso by using a recycled gift-card. Once that is all dried, I diluted the blue paint with lots of water so that it will be subtle and the blue wouldn't scream for attention. I wanted the blue paint to represent the "sea". By applying gesso, it will also create some kind of resist to the diluted blue paint. I absolutely love the effect. 

Next what I did was to position the photos in the middle and begun to adhere embellishments all around the photos. I found a lot of summer related embellishments in the Bloom collection which I absolutely adored! Perfect colours with the photos as well. 

 Once I'm done with all the placement of the embellishments, I completed my layout with some splatters of the blue paint and a short journaling. 

Supplies: Maggie Holmes Bloom Paper - 'Moments' (680405), Maggie Holmes Bloom Puffy Stickers (680431), Maggie Holmes Bloom Chipboard Stickers (680433), Maggie Holmes Bloom Ephemera (680434), Maggie Holmes Bloom Thickers Gold Foam (680432), Maggie Holmes Bloom Cardstock Stickers (680435), Maggie Holmes Bloom Standouts (680441), Maggie Holmes Bloom Clear Stickers (680443)

I hope you will have a wonderful time this summer and take lots of photos! Happy Summer! 
Xoxo Jessy