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Happy Place

Hi Magpies, Julie back with you again today & firstly just want to wish you all a very happy new year. This month I’ve chose to work with the lovely new collection by Fancy Pants Designs Happy Place, a great colourful collection to scrap you out of these wet, dreary days.

I chose to scrap in a new size this month, 9×12. I brought myself one of the lovely Studio Calico 9×12 D-ring albums for Christmas & must say I’m loving scrapping this size.

My first layout ‘Sweet Freckles’ was done on white cardstock which I inked through a stencil & added a few drops of white mist. I cut various strips of paper from the 6×6 paper pad & layered them over each other at the top of the page before sewing them down, I added my title, using the alphas in the collection, below that & again sewed that down. All I added to the photo was a couple of tags I made from the 6×6 pad & a couple of labels keeping it simple.



My second layout ‘Hello Beautiful’ is again done on white cardstock & this time I cut a number of different sized triangles & stitched them down, I made a photo cluster for behind my photo & added a few bits from the die cut ephemera pack. I half embossed the wood veneer ‘hello’ & added the beautiful puffy sticker. I finished the layout with a few puffy hearts & triangles.




My third layout ‘Together is Best’ is done on the B-side of the origami club paper, I added a strip of good day paper down the centre & added all my embellishments on that, die-cut labels, die-cut ephemera & puffy stickers. Again I embossed half the wood veneer title & added that above my photo which I matted with paper from the 6×6 pad.



My last layout ‘ My Plus One’ is done on the lovely all positive paper, which gave me the idea for my title. I inked the centre of the paper & added my photo cluster to the right hand side & added a few of the die-cut labels under that. The title is made up using the alphabet & number set & a few bit from the die-cut ephemera pack was all that was needed to finish it off.



I hope you have enjoyed looking at my layouts this month & give scrapping in a new size a go & hopefully, like me, you’ll love it. Have fun xoxo



Products used

Fancy Pants Designs Happy Place

6×6 paper pad

all positive paper

alphabet & number set

die-cut ephemera pack

die-cut labels

good day paper

hello paper

mixed shape puffy stickers

mixed words & shapes puffy stickers

origami club paper


  1. Jackie

    Love how you have used this collection, so bright and happy. Also love the new size.

  2. Sue

    Wow they are fabulous Julie I can’t decide which one I like th best they are all so lovely x

  3. Claire

    Your layouts certainly live up to the Collection’s name Julie – Happy Place – so lovely in all their spring colours after these dull winter days.

  4. Natalia

    Absolutely stunning pages Julie! I just love all the stitched layers in the Freckles page and such happy, happy pages! 😀