There are so many fun frame elements included in the Noel Mignon kits this month. This week we are challenging ourselves to make them the focus of our page designs.
LOVE SPENDING TIME WITH YOU
I chose to focus on the epoxy frames from the PinkFresh Studio sticker sheet included in the Vintage Charm Classic Kit.
But first, I used the Gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mist and the polka dot stencil included in the kit to create the page background. I love those soft gold dots peeking through … so pretty!
Next, I added the photos, anchored by several patterned paper strips layered together in an “L” shape. I added the thick scallop glitter tape to the bottom horizontal line to help give some visual weight to the bottom of the page.
Where the patterned paper strips crossed, I created this fun little cluster of elements using the rosette Maggie Holmes stickers, WRMK floral stickers, and a printed wood veneer frame (also by WRMK). I also handcut a couple of butterflies from the Crate Paper patterned paper.
To the left of the photos, I scattered and layered the square epoxy frames. I created a long title that overlapped one of the frames, and then accented the remaining frames with phrase sitckers, and a blue butterfly flair.
I really LOVE how this one came together!
SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon August 2016 Vintage Charm Classic Kit, Noel Mignon August 2016 Vintage Charm Daily Diary Kit, Cardstock (white), Patterned Paper (Crate Paper), Epoxy Frame Stickers (Pink Fresh Studio), Letter Stickers (American Crafts), Stickers (Crate Paper, WRMK), Flair (A Flair for Buttons), Printed Wood Veneer (WRMK), Rosette 3D Stickers (Crate Paper), Gold Glitter Scallop Tape (Pebbles Inc. Jen Hadfield), Gold Mist (Heidi Swapp), Date Stamp (Becky Higgins), Gray Distressing Ink, Black Journaling Pen, Trimmer, Scissors, Chipboard Script Word (Michael’s), Adhesives
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Happy Monday! (or not … depending on how you feel about Mondays *wink*) I’ve been using the Noel Mignon Vintage Charm Daily Diary kit to catch up on a few pocket pages.
HONEY I’M HOME
Pocket pages are visually distressing for me at times. With all of the different photos and memories happening on a two-page spread, it can make my mind spin.
I have developed a few strategies for making it easier for me to put together.
- I tend to use journal cards from the same collection. The photos are so different from each other, so I like to simplify the rest of the page by using cards from the same line. I’m okay to mix in different embellishments, but I personally have an easier time putting a page together if all the insert cards coordinate.
- I have learned that typing my journaling is visually calmer on a pocket page. I can also fit a lot more onto a card when I type it vs. using my chubby handwriting. *giggle*
- Numbering photos – I like to use number stickers and a circle punch to create numbers for my photos. This way, I don’t have to worry about labeling every little thing, or trying to keep a journal card next to every photo I want to say something about.
Yes, that is my massive pile of clean laundry waiting to be folded at my house. *blush* This happens more often than I care to admit, but atleast they are clean, right?! Ha!
And then there are the spreads that are more utilitarian than pretty.🙂 Again, I use the numbering system to connect memories to the appropriate photos in the journaling. Works for me!
SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon August 2016 Vintage Charm Daily Diary Kit, Noel Mignon August 2016 Vintage Charm Classic Kit, Journal Cards (Simple Stories), Letter Stickers (Heidi Swapp, Simple Stories), Wood Veneer (Jillibean Soup), Stickers (WRMK, Crate Paper Maggie Holmes), Puffy Stickers (WRMK), Circle Punch, Typewriter
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As promised at the beginning of the week, I’m back with another stashbusting page using the November 2015 Felicity Jane kit.
Several years ago, we were holding a birthday party for my four kids at an indoor play center. While we were there, we happened to run into my best friend and her older sister from my childhood! It was so great to see her! My sister and I quickly snapped a picture with the two of them before they had to go.
I had completely forgot about this picture until I stumbled on it going through our digital photo files. I decided to print it out and record all of the good memories I had of my friend from when we were girls.
I typically don’t journal this much on a project, so I really wanted to make the story the center of my page design. Here is what I came up with!
Again, I mixed in several die cuts from the Seven Paper Baby die cuts that I picked up at the American Crafts Warehouse Sale. The colors went with these papers perfectly!
I also added in this sticker word (American Crafts) and a few gold sequins from my stash.
I also added in a few pieces from an HSN 3 Birds kit (no longer available) here in the cluster on the bottom of the page.
Finally, a sprinkling of my favorite Studio Calico “Clay” mist to round things out.
It felt great to get these memories down on paper. Even if you don’t have a photo … have you taken time to record a few of the memories from your childhood? I challenge you to do it this weekend. You will be so glad that you did.
See you again soon!
Today is my turn on the Noel Mignon blog and I have another page for you using the August Vintage Charm Classic Kit. This week the design team is working on a challenge called the “Our House” challenge. For this challenge, we needed to use a house icon on our project, create a page about our home, or create a home decor item. I chose to add a house icon to my page!
GRATEFUL & BLESSED
For this page, I focused on using the Simple Stories Bloom & Grow papers included in the Noel Mignon Vintage Charm Classic Kit. I love the primary colors combined with the lace flowers and kraft butterflies (Vintage Charm Daily Diary Kit). So warm and welcoming, don’t you think?!
I used a length of red ribbon from my stash to anchor the flowers and title across the center of the page, in between the two photos.
The gold glittery thickers are from the Classic Kit. I combined them with a couple of wood word embellishments I bought from the dollar bins at Michael’s. I painted them with a warm gold acrylic paint and then brushed the Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine on top for a bit of shimmer.
The ampersand was cut using my Silhouette Cameo using a cut file by Echo Park Paper (Silhouette Shape #122732). I used the patterned side of one of the Simple Stories journal cards included in the Vintage Charm Daily Diary Kit. The little house icon was cut from one of the WRMK journal cards. The gold phrase stickers and kraft butterflies are also from the Vintage Charm Daily Diary kit. (I love mixing the two kits together!)
SUPPLIES: Noel Mignon August 2016 Vintage Charm Classic Kit, Noel Mignon August 2016 Vintage Charm Daily Diary Kit, Cardstock (kraft, green), Patterned Paper (Simple Stories Bloom & Grow), Stickers (Crate Paper Maggie Holmes), Journal Cards (Simple Stories, Cut Apart sheet by WRMK), Kraft Butterflies (Prima), Letter Stickers (American Crafts), Printed Wood Veneer (WRMK), Lace Flowers (Prima), Gold Color Shine Mist (Heidi Swapp), Wood Words (Michael’s), Gray Distressing Ink, Black Journaling Pen, Trimmer, Scissors, Red Ribbon (stash — American Crafts?), Silhouette Cameo Machine, Ampersand Cut Files (Echo Park Paper – Silhouette Shape #122732), Cuttlebug Machine, Leaf Die (QuicKutz)
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