Precious Moments | Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

Hello! I’m back with you today on the blog, sharing a new layout with one of my favourite past collections by Cocoa Vanilla Studio, ‘MORE THAN WORDS’. I really only had several bits and pieces left in my stash so I thought it would be good to share my ‘go-to’ layout design for when you wanted to use up all your scraps.

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It’s a really easy layout to bring together. I started with a white cardstock background and set about cutting down strips of papers at varying widths and heights. I like to distress the edges of them a little before I start adhering them into place. Each strip is then layered over each other being careful not to have everything too symmetrical. I think the background works so well because no two pieces of paper are the same size. Once I was happy with the positioning of them, my photo was added over the top.For balance I have added some gorgeous die cuts to support my photo with foam tape, so that they sat up from the background, adding dimension.

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From the chipboard stickers and the accessory stickers I have created a main title as well as a sub title phrase below.

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Once completed I loved all the rustic layers in my layout…

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Thanks for taking a look at my latest layout today. I hope it gives you a little inspiration for your own creating.


Flutterby | The Cut Shoppe.

Hello friends! It’s Kylie back with you today to share a new layout I have been working on. Even though it’s Summer here in Australia I wanted to create a very ‘Spring’ themed layout and decided to work with the gorgeous Flutterby cut file. It features a beautiful, circular wreath of Butterflies.

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A white square was added to my floral background paper and for texture I added some back stitch as a border. I selected 4 different papers to back my Butterflies using the pretty ‘Paisley Days’ collection from Kaisercraft. It had a lovely ‘vintage’ feel about it.

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Once my Butterfly wreath was backed I adhered it to my background with foam tape, so that it added a nice dimension to my completed design. I kept embellishments minimal so not to distract away from the gorgeous Butterflies. Some simple floral enhancements were added surrounding my photo as well as some sub title elements as well.

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For balance, I added another cluster of embellishments to the opposite side to my photo. I layered the flowers and adhered some with foam tape, again to build a sense of dimension. A small phrase tag was nestled amongst the blooms and finished with a small string bow.

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Once completed I was super happy with how bright and fun my layout was.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Don’t forget to check The Cut Shoppe’s website for more fabulous cut file designs.

Until next time,


Grateful For This Day | Pink Paislee.

Hi  everyone! I’m back with you today with a fun new layout I have recently created for Pink Paislee. As you may of seen me mention before I never get tired of creating with florals so that again was the main focus for my layout today.I wanted to created a simplified design that had many layers of texture which was achieved using a small amount of mixed media and a whole lot of fussy cutting.The ‘Truly Grateful’ collection was perfect for creating my layout.

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Working with a white background, I have added an ‘L’ shaped border to the bottom right hand corner using paper 19. Next, using a polka dot stencil by Paige Evans, a little modeling paste was added through the centre on a diagonal. Once dry, I added a Flower Corner cut file by Paige Evans, also cut from white cardstock, over the lower right hand corner of my background. This cut file wasn’t to be a stand out in my layout as most of it does get covered up, but I wanted it to add interest and texture to my background. At this point you could just see a little of the polka dot behind the cut file, adding a nice texture to the background.

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I really enjoy fussy cutting so next I cut lots of blooms and foliage from papers 2 and 5 in all shapes, colours and sizes.These were adhered scattered throughout my layout, some adhered flat and others with foam tape for added dimension.

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My photo was nestled amongst the blooms and I have added a small sub title from the puffy word stickers. A little ‘XO’ was also added using the alpha foam Thickers.

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A few extra embellishments were also added here and there for where I thought I needed a little extra balance in my design. Once completed I loved all the multiple layers in my layout.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest design. You can see lots more of my work HERE.


My Heart | Simple Stories.

Hello friends, and a Happy New Year to you all. I’m back with you all today with a new layout to share for Simple Stories! I have been working with the super adorable ‘My Valentine’ collection and have scrapbooked a photo of my two munchkins from several years ago being all sorts of cute.

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I was particularly drawn to the pink heart side of the 2 x 2 Elements paper, so this became my main background page. I used the Aqua/powder Dots paper from the Simple Basics Kit as a border page and loved the colour combo together. Since I wanted to add lots of texture to my page, I added some strips of Be Mine, 4 x 6 Elements and Carnation/Blush Dots paper throughout the middle of my background. I used a lace border punch on both edges, so it gave a sweet ruffled effect. Again, using a punch from my stash, I added a paper vine to the top and bottom of my page using the Rose/Lace Dots paper which I ran some machine stitching through.

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The Layered Frames in this collection are so cute so I decided to add a ‘shaker’ heart frame to my layout. The heart was backed with some clear acetate and I added some foam tape around the edge on the back. Once I knew where to position my heart, I poured some sequins onto my page directly before adhering the heart over the top. It turned out super cute!

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Next, I adhered my photo into place, again with foam tape so that it sat up from my background for dimension. I trimmed the white edge off some of the floral die cuts and layered them in behind my photo for balance.

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To complete my layout, I added a large title from the sticker sheet.

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Thanks so much for taking a look at my layout today. I hope it gives you a little inspiration for your own creating.


Summer | Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

Happy New Year friends! It’s Kylie back with you all today with a brand new layout to share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio. The Design Team has a theme of Holidays/Vacations this week so I am sharing my take using one of my favourite collections-  Boys Rule .I’ve also added a few teency tiny pieces of More Than Words and Happiness.

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I had a pretty cute photo of my little man to scrapbook, from when we had a beach holiday a few years ago.Coming from a cold climate our kids love nothing better than time at a beach. The papers ‘Expressionist’ and ‘Straight & Narrow’ were used as my background.The top paper being trimmed down slightly smaller to provide a border of contrasting colour underneath. I decided to incorporate a cut file for my design, and chose this ‘Summer’ grid from Paige Evans.

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Each grid of the cut file was backed with different papers as I wanted as much colour and detail included as I could. A few of the elements were backed with papers from the other 2 collections mentioned, purely so I could have the exact colour I wanted.

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My photo was traced and cut to fit the sun in the middle of the cut file. I was very careful to get it exact and to not use too much glue to adhere it, so that it wasn’t marked in any way. To complete my design I added several of the die cuts as well as phrase stickers for some mini sub-titles.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope your New Year is full of scrapbooking fun!


Teepee Desk Cards | Pink Paislee.

Hello friends! It’s Kylie here today with a fun set of cards to share that I made for Pink Paislee.I am always looking for fun new ways to create cards and today’s project are ‘Teepee Desk Cards’. I have seen this style of card many times before but these are the first I have made in this style. I thought they would make the perfect desk card for someone special and have used the super adorable ‘Lucky Us’ collection.

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To create each card I only used 3 pieces of cardstock from my stash, cut to 4″x 4″. They are scored diagonally through the centre and assembled together to form a Teepee. I adhered mine permanently together as they are to be a desk card, however if you wanted to post them you could join them together with a velcro dot so that they could be opened out and flattened into an envelope.

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I lined my Teepee once it was together with some of the beautiful papers, before adding some embellishments and phrase sentiments. What I love about these cards is you can have a different sentiment or message on each side.I used lots of the stickers and die cuts which were added with foam tape, so that I could build layers and add some dimension to my cards.

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Using a flower punch from my stash, I created some pretty layered flowers to add to some of the sides.I centred each bloom with some of the glitter adhesive dots for a little sparkle. The leaves were created from some cardstock I had on hand which matched the colour scheme.

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I added some of the puffy hearts and XO’s to anywhere that had open space or where it needed balance.Once completed they were so cute and both bursting with colour!

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you have enjoyed seeing my cute Teepee cards.

Until next time,


Happy Day | The Cut Shoppe.

Hello friends, I’m back with you today to share a brand new layout for The Cut Shoppe. I’ve been working on some of my sons album pages and found the Haphazard Hexagons cut file was perfect for todays design. Once completed it added so much colour to my page!

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Each Hexagon was backed with the same co-ordinating papers before I adhered the cut file to my background paper with some foam tape. By using the foam helps it to sit up a little from the background, adding a nice dimension and texture to your completed work.

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Once my cut file was in place I was able to add my photo as well as various embellishments. I wanted the Hexagon background to be a feature so my photo was added to the lower left hand side corner.

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To create different layers some die cuts were tucked in under my cut file and others added above with even more foam tape.

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To complete my layout and to add balance to my finished page, a title was also added.

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I hope you have enjoyed seeing my layout today and it gives you some inspiration for your own creating.