Maggie Holmes Marigold – Part One | Amy Kattenbelt

Hello Magpies, Amy here today sharing two layouts created using the beautiful new Marigold collection by Maggie Holmes. The collection is full of rich colours and has a alight autumnal feel to it. As you would expect, there are many floral elements and lots of cute animals. I wanted to show you how well this collection can work for both girl and boy layouts.


For this layer I picked 4 patterned papers in a mix of colours, and layered them along the left hand side of the layout. The edges were torn for a distressed look. I matted my photo onto a fifth piece of patterned paper and then layered lots of ephemera pieces behind it.

I fussy cut the black outlined flowers from the piece of patterned paper called Stay True.  So I have to admit to purchasing quite a few sheets of this paper as these fussy cut flowers are simply awesome on all styles of layouts. The flowers were tucked into my layers of paper and also placed one to the right of my photo.

I added some of the gold leaf outline puffy stickers behind these flowers for a pop of colour and interest. The title word also came from this same pack of puffy stickers. To balance the layout I added these word banner pieces from the ephemera pack to the top right corner. A left over piece of fussy cut flower was also added along with some of the puffy sticker hearts.

I wrapped some navy blue thread around one of the pieces of ephemera that was peeking out behind my photo, and I attached a gold ribbon charm from the charm pack to the thread. I used a glue dot to hold the charm in the position I wanted it to stay. I also added a couple of stickers from the sticker sheet, namely the yellow bow and flowers.

Lastly I added the pink velvet bow to the layout.

I think that the gold charm and luxurious bow make this layout feel extra special even though it is actually pretty simple to create.


To make my second layout have a more masculine feel, I decided to stick to using a blue and yellow colour palette. There are two shades of blue in the collection and plenty of yellow. I love this colour combination, and it matched the jumpers in the photo too.

As with the first layout, I started my placing some layers of paper down the left hand edge of the layout. Again, I tore the edges to create a distressed look. This time I also placed a very thin strip of patterned paper down the right hand side too. I added a chipboard piece, a bee sticker and the puffy phrase ‘you + me’ to form a cluster in the top left of the layout.

I layered my photo on top of several pieces of patterned paper. I added a chipboard and sticker title, a chipboard bee and a cool chipboard camera which I love. As with my first layout, I added a gold charm. This time I chose the bee charm. I added a little pear puffy sticker from the puffy sticker pack because it matched the first chipboard piece I used.

Lastly I added the sea green bow. The colour is simply beautiful, and again the velvet adds so much texture and finesse to the layout. I feel it really helps complete the layout.

I hope you agree that if you just take the time to really look at all the elements in this Marigold collection, it is very beautiful yet also very versatile. I can’t wait to show you the next two layouts I have created using this collection. I think its going to remain one of my favourites that I return back to again and again.

Take care, and stay safe.

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