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

 

 

 

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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.

Kylie.

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!

Kylie.

DREAM BIG | PINK PAISLEE

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.

Kylie.

Happy Little Moments | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hey friends! I’m back today to share another layout I have created with the stunning new ‘HAPPINESS’ collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I was so excited to learn there are cut files designed by our DT’s super talented Gwen that co-ordinate with the ‘Happiness’ collection. Cut files are some of my most favourite things to create with and I have centred my latest layout around them.You can download these cut files for FREE HERE.

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I decided on using a white background for my layout so that the colours would really ‘pop’ against it and added a colourful frame using the ‘Botanical Bliss’ paper.To give a nice edge to my layout I then added some machine stitching to my white background edge.I enlarged the wreath cut file so that it would fill a good portion of my page and cut it from the ‘Good Vibes’ paper. Using a small amount of glue I adhered it to my background being careful to make sure it was centred.

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Next I backed my floral cut files before adding them over the top of my wreath at opposite angles.I again chose to adhere these flat to the background so that I could use other elements to add dimension. From the die cuts I took the wreath circle and used it as a frame over my photo.This was added with foam tape for height and it was at this point I started adding more floral die cuts so they looked to ‘blend’ with my cut file blooms.

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I used the smaller floral cut file opposite my photo and created a neat little cluster with more of the die cuts.It added a lovely balance to my completed layout.

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The ‘Sweet’ phrase from the die cut titles pack was added to the bottom of my layout with foam tape and I also added some more little flower bloom die cuts.

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The cute little heart frame cut files were perfect to add to my wreath and I finished off my layout with some of the lovely Butterflies.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my layout today and it inspires you with your own creating.

Kylie.

Uniquely Creative kits | Guest Designer

Hello friends! Recently I was asked to be a guest designer for Uniquely Creative here in Australia for March. I was super happy to accept and loved receiving a kit to work with for the month. Each kit has been beautifully curated and are really generous with supplies. A lot of the supplies are the exclusive brand of Uniquely Creative such as the dies and laser cuts just to name a few, which is super impressive.

The March scrapbooking kit was titled ‘Evergreen’ and I quickly got to work with it! This first layout featured an exclusive Laser Cut chipboard title to which I added some watercolour paint to. The lace was also featured in the kit….and SO beautiful to work with. This layout certainly took on a Shabby Chic vibe with lots of layers.

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My second layout featured some neatly cut geometrical squares. A grid format is one of my most favourite ways to create a page so this isn’t the first time I have worked a format like this. The ‘Evergreen’ kit really suited this design though and I had a lot of fun tucking in some of the Succulents cut from the metal dies as well as the Kaisercraft collectables included.Lots of machine stitching also feature in this layout.

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I also made a card!….I know ….Don’t faint. I’m not a huge card maker and I’m not really sure why? But I couldn’t resist the burlap doily or paper blooms for this design.

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This layout was my final piece for the month and I have also filmed a short process video which you can check out HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by today! You can check out the subscriptions available from Uniquely Creative HERE.

Kylie.