Hey Creative friends, Gwen back on the blog today sharing AND I’m feeling adventurous! For my page today, I thought I’d ditch the comfort of my white cardstock background and go about using #allthepatternpapers because, why not with so many pretty designs all in one collection. Let’s use all the things! xo

For my page, I started with the ‘Pretty Bits‘ paper. I just love all of the patterns on this one and wanted to use them all, so I cut two strips, one 2 inches wide, the other, 1 inch wide with the plan to run them down the sides of my layout. This is where I would normally then go for a White Cardstock. Instead, I went hunting for a more neutral pattern paper and decided on the B side of ‘Storyteller‘ pattern paper. Of course, I was drawn to the white in this pattern paper, but I do love those sweet dots as well!

Next up, I went about backing my cut file. I wanted to use a bold title for this page so I’ve gone with a title cut file by CUT to YOU. I have then used the ‘6×8 paper stack‘ to back it. I love how the prints in the paper stack are smaller than the 12 x 12 pattern papers they are perfect for backing cut files. I’ve also used these papers to back my photo.

With my main elements sorted, it was time to assemble and lock in the page design. I’ve gone with the two strips down the left and right-hand sides of my page, with the 2 inch one on the right. From there, I’ve used this right edge as an anchor point to add my photo and the title underneath. I have raised these elements up on foam tape for extra interest and dimension and to help separate them from the background.

It was now time for pretty embellishments. I’ve started with the ‘Die Cut Ephemera‘ as this pack has so many stunning pieces in it. I love pulling them all out and just mixing and matching, playing around until I’m happy with everything. I’ve gone with one main floral element and then some pretty smaller florals and the butterflies.

I’ve then pulled the ‘Snapshots’ sticker from the ‘Accessory Stickers Sheet‘ these fun tabs are always the first to go off my sticker sheets, so fun to add to the top of a photo.

Next, some more dimension with a flair from the ‘Flair Buttons‘ pack and a bow from the ‘Tassles and Bows‘ pack. These are really fun elements to add to a page and they finish this one off so nicely.

Thanks for popping by today to see my latest project, I hope it inspires you to grab this collection and get making! As always, be sure to pop into the Cocoa Vanilla Studio and CUT to YOU Facebook groups to share your pages, I love seeing what you make.

Until next time,

Gwen

xo

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