Motivational Layout | Jessica Fabiano

Have you ever tried motivational layouts? Sometimes things don’t come as planned in life – and I find that I’m rather sensitive to what destiny sometimes seems to have in stock for me when I’m unprepared. One way to deal with things is to document them and remind myself that all will be well. Brighter days will come.



I really love Irit’s watercolor paper. So I decided to create these dimensional butterflies and have different areas of her watercolor goodness show that way. If you feel overwhelmed by a pattern, why don’t you try out die cutting some areas? It’s always a surprise how the die cut looks – I like that side effect. Look at the details from different perspectives – I think this also refers to the general message of the layout; perspectives matter, it’s how we look at things.




I wanted a large watercolor background, but subtle enough to not take away the attention from Irit’s watercolor design. So I picked mint and aqua blue from the Prima Marketing Pastel Dreams palette – I love those colors so so much. Did you see my watercolor heart banner? I wanted it to look like the butterfly was carrying it to the other side of the layout.




I really like the sketchy flowers from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day paper – I was hoping so much that we’d be getting this paper! I cut out a bunch of those flowers and tucked them behind my photo and have them sort of grow and bloom to the bottom. The tiny round sticker dots are actually just the left over inside parts from the exclusive puffy geotag stickers! Definitely usable!


I really hope you enjoyed this post and will try a motivational layout at some point, too,


xox, Jessy

Jessica Fabiano Design Team Member

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