Scrap Your Stash | Cocoa Daisy

Hey Scrappy friends! I’m back today with another fun layout I have completed recently as part of the Cocoa Daisy Design Team. We were given a theme for a project being ‘Circles’ and I thought I would incorporate this whilst scrapping some of my stash. It’s amazing how you can go back through supplies from months ago and find a whole new way of using them that you may not of thought of before!


I found some amazing Vicki Boutin flower stickers in my stash and straight away found my circles! To begin with I added some Gesso to my page and added some random splotches of Shimmerz spray in “Carribbean Sunset” in a circular shape to the middle of my page. I blended the edges a little with some water and my paintbrush for a soft effect. I love this colour!


Once dry I added two scalloped circles in contrasting paper to the middle, layered over each other. I had cut these out with my Silhouette. Then I began layering lots of the flower stickers and some other die cuts from my stash. I used foam tape for some so that they sat up from my page with dimension.


I really didn’t have any green leaves in my stash of die cuts so I used a few leaf dies and cut my own from some green paper. These were tucked in and around my flowers, where I thought I needed the most balance.

Once completed I loved all the bright bursts of colour.


I hope you have enjoyed seeing my layout today and it encourages you to get some of your stash out to scrap with!

Chat soon,



You are Awesome | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Howdy scrappy friends! I’m back with you today and I am sharing a new 12 x 12 layout I completed recently. I decided I really needed some extra pages in my sons album, because I hadn’t updated it much lately! Thank heavens for my stash of the ‘Boys Rule’ collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I quickly started to fill his album again thanks to the ease I can create with this range.

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I had a set of 3 fun photos of my son in his new PJ’s that captured a bit of a funny story, (he’s ALWAYS tired)…. so I decided to add all 3 to my layout.

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I layered various papers in a complimenting colour palette going both horizontal across my pages and vertically upright. The edges were distressed a little with my distress tool before I adhered them to my background paper. *TIP- By layering strips like this  on your background, is a great way of using up any left over pieces of paper you have!

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I loved this phrase in the chipboard pieces and knew it would be perfect as the main title of my layout.

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I added some black cotton from my stash in behind the ‘Boys Rule’ flair as well as more of the chipboard embellishments. I like that being thicker they sat up from my layout a little for dimension.

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Once completed I love the colour and pattern combinations together!

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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed seeing my latest layout.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Kylie. xo




Better Together Layout | Pink Paislee

Hello friends! Today I am so excited to be sharing a layout created with the divine Indigo & Ivy collection by Pink Paislee.. When I first received this collection I immediately fell in love with all the beautiful papers that feature watercolour effect, soft muted tones, as well as deep navy. There were so many ‘colour way’ options I could go with but for this design I chose soft pastels with a floral accompaniment.

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For my background I selected Paper 04 as it reminded me of a lovely linen fabric. I decided to add some extra texture to my background. Using a stencil I had in my stash I used some translucent modeling paste over the top of it, followed by some very faint watercolour splashes. I didn’t want the background to override my layout and was super happy with the delicate effect it gave.

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Using Paper 05 I cut some folded circles using Paige Evans cut file. I cut these in two sizes and distressed the edges a little with my scissors prior to adhering into place. I love that they give an illusion of a little windows of paper opening out. Almost a panel effect!

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To balance and evenly distribute colour on my page, I also added some distressed borders of paper to the right hand side of my layout.

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I layered several different colour options in paper behind my photo. All edges were distressed first to continue with the overall shabby chic theme I was creating. I’ve also tucked in frames and tags from the die cuts behind my image, which was adhered with foam tape so that it sat up from background. The watercolour flowers in the die cuts were also added with foam tape. These were perfect for framing the bottom edge of my photo.

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Using both sets of alpha stickers I added in my main title. The contrast of the blue and gold together suited my theme. To finish my layout I added a small amount of gold sequins to my background page as well as some butterfly die cuts over my folded circles.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest project!


XOXO | Pink Paislee

Hello everyone! I am sharing another layout I completed recently featuring the Horizon collection designed by Paige Evans with Pink Paislee. My daughter celebrated her birthday recently and I wanted to create a fun, bright, and happy party-themed design. When I first saw Paige’s Llama cut file in her Happy Scrappy Place Facebook group I instantly fell in love with it and was able to bring my layout together, centred around it. A little fiesta on paper!

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I selected Paper 02 as my background, because well… PINK! I’m such a pink fan. I also wanted to create a border for balance across the top of my page and did so by adding a strip of Paper 16 as well as Paige’s Lace Border cut file.

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It took some time but I created some paper rosettes from different coloured and patterned papers. Each 12″ long strip was cut around 1 1/4 inch wide, scored at 1/4 inch intervals before folding them in a zig zag manner. The ends were hot glued together to form a circle and then pressed down onto a punched 1 inch paper circle with hot glue, forming a perfect paper rosette. I layered them neatly over the top of each other with some being cut in half so my page wouldn’t become too bulky. The ‘XOXO’ banner I cut down from Paige’s cut file and added it over the top of the cluster. For balance, floral die cuts were tucked underneath.

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I kept the background of the cute Llama white adding bursts of colour to it here and there. It was adhered to my background paper with foam tape so it had some dimension against the banners.

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The little white alpha Thickers are from Paige’s Pick-Me-Up collection and I thought they were a perfect match for my layout with adding a fun title. Some watercolour splatters were added to complete my layout.

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Thanks for dropping by today! I hope you have enjoyed seeing my layout.


Love You To Pieces | Cocoa Vanilla

Hello there friends!

I’m back with you all on the blog today and I am sharing another layout I created with the divine ‘Happiness’ collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I love adding a title to my projects and for this layout I went totally over the top and filled half my page with one!

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I wanted to do something fun with my photo. So using a jigsaw cut file I had on hand I created a fun photo puzzle.It was adhered flat over my background with double sided tape and I left a few pieces coming away from the bulk of the photo for effect.Some machine stitching was added to my background as a border to add some texture.

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My title was cut using some alphabet punches from my stash.I loved being able to alternate lots of different papers for their colour and design.Once it was all cut I decided to add some machine stitching through all of the letters.Again to add a nice texture to the finish. I varied both straight stitch and zig-zag – If you have OCD look away now…. I LOVE stitching titles crooked. Does that sound weird?? I just love the effect it gives and how it has a ‘handmade’ feel to it.

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I adhered all the letters overlapping a little and decided to curl the edges a little for dimension.

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For balance I added some of the lovely floral die cuts at the base of my photo as well as onto the background. Some were added with with foam tape so that they had a sweet layered effect.

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Once completed I was really happy with seeing all these amazing colours come together!!

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I hope you have enjoyed seeing my blog post today!

Until next time,

Kylie. xo

Flutterby Butterfly | Pink Paislee

Hello friends! I’m back with you again today on the blog with another colourful layout to share. Even though it’s autumn here in Australia, I have been inspired to create lots of spring inspired projects lately. I created this layout with the beautiful Whimsical collection from Pink Paislee, featuring lots of colour, texture and dimension.

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To begin with I cut the Mandala Half cut file by Paige Evans and backed it with Paper 16. This created a lovely background for my layout and a starting point to build around once I had adhered it to my background page, Paper 15.

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When I saw these lovely Layered Butterfly cut file, also designed by Paige, it was love at first sight! Nothing speaks spring more than a butterfly and these were perfect for my layout. I cut them out in two different sizes from varying papers and joined them together with some machine stitching. I love the rustic appeal this gave to them. Once they were all attached together I curled the wings up a little to separate each layer.

It was at this point I felt the background needed something else. So I tore a strip across the top right hand side corner and added some contrasting papers. On one layer I used a punch from my stash to add some extra detail.

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With creating such a colourful layout I wanted to make sure my photo stood out from the colourful background, so I printed it in black and white. I have surrounded it with lots of flower die cuts and layered butterflies.

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The little mini Alpha stickers were perfect for adding a fun title to my layout. At this point I decided to add some basic back stitching by hand underneath the layered butterflies with 6 stranded embroidery thread.

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With my layout all complete I love the dimension it has. The butterflies look like they are ready to take flight!

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Thanks for stopping by today!



Hello friends! I’m SO excited to be sharing my latest layout featuring the new Horizon collection by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee. With so many beautiful coloured papers to choose from I decided I wanted to have a pink based themed. For my background I selected Paper 02 for its pastel appeal. I then knew I wanted to add in bright bursts of colour in the form of these beautiful layered flowers and leaves. They are a Cut File also designed by Paige which I cut from several varying prints. Here is a little look at my completed work:

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 I cut the flowers in two different sizes and colour themes. When adhering them together I took the time to curl each petal up slightly, giving them a lovely ruffled texture and dimension. The leaves I gently folded inward and they were added to give balance to my flowers as well as filling any little space. Once I was happy with their position I also added in some of the gorgeous Thickers Chipboard stickers. I simply adore the little bird!

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Once I had nestled my photo amongst the blooms I added in a title with the Alpha Thickers. The burst of yellow and blue really help make it stand out. I also used the Puffy Icon and Phrase stickers to add a small sub-title above.

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I really like adding journaling to my layouts but have never been a fan of my handwriting, so have done so by typing it. I’ve cut apart each strip before adding them into the bottom corner. I quite like the effect of adding it at different angles and without being too neat about it.

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As my layout was coming together I was loving seeing all the layers and dimension it has! The combination of pinks, corals, and blues really supported the theme of my photo nicely.

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Once my layout was complete I checked it had good balance and went in and added several more leaves where I felt it was needed. It’s always a good idea to admire your work from a distance when you are checking the completed result. It’s amazing the little details you can pick up that you may of missed. Without even realising until it was complete, I loved how it had an almost tropical vibe.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed seeing my new layout and it gives you inspiration.