Crate Paper Design Team : First Day Sign

Hello again CP friends! It's that time of the year to take that official photo with the first day sign! I sure have that bittersweet feeling seeing my eldest daughter growing so fast before my eyes. This year she has turned 5 and she is in the reception class. 

For today's project, I just knew I had to use Maggie Holmes Willow Lane collection. This collection is so SUPER CUTE with a hint of whimsical! What's not to love about it! When I was browsing with the products, my mind just went crazy! I really wanted to use so many products on this board but I had to refrain myself from doing so. Haha. 


Firstly, I used a piece of a pretty pink patterned paper as my base. Then, I used the thickers and positioned them so that I can have an idea how I would like to add the rest of the embellishments. I knew I wanted to highlight the word "reception" & I went with the colorful alphabet among the pink ones. I absolutely loved it! Next, I just used die-cuts and some standouts to fill the gap. I will just positioned them first, once I'm happy with how everything look, I will adhered them right down. 


To highlight the word "reception" further, I stuck the colorful alphabet onto a light brown patterned paper, just to make it stand out a little more. I also used a pencil to lightly drew all around the alphabet just to darken the lines, hoping that it will stand out even more! 

Adding the standouts really sure added alot of textures and dimensions throughout the board.  Don't you just love it? I just love all the cute animal illustrations, perfect to add them too!

Here's my girl proudly holding the board. Hoping that she will have a great reception year before she enters Year 1 in 2019.  

Supplies : Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Willow Lane - Sweet One (344453), Die-Cuts (344486), Cardstock Stickers (344485), Foam Stickers (344487), Cheerful Alphabet (344488). Wild Heart - Thickers (344437)

Thank you so much for coming by! Happy Crafting!
Xoxo Jessy



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