Hello Cocoa Vanilla friends!

It’s Sophie with you today with a new autumnal page created with the lovely These Days collection !


I used the Pretty Posies woodgrain paper as the main part of my background. I paired it with a scalloped border punched out of the Home Grown paper and created a little hand stitched line with white embroidery floss.

I printed my photo in black in white so that it wouldn’t compete with all the colors I planned to use on my page. It softens the overall look of the layout and it drives the eye easily to the photo.

I wanted to use clusters of branches and flowers all around the photo, since it was taken in the forest new our home.

I cut two cut files from the Anett Design store on white paper and backed the beautiful leaves with different patterned papers from the These Days A5 Paper Stack. I also cut strips of the Family Ties paper in different colors. I bent each strip in different length and placed them at the base of all the leaves. I added a handstitched knot to each bent paper in matching colors. Although it was a very simple little thing to do, I love the beautiful dimension it adds to the page.


I placed the two branch cutfiles on each side of the photo, adding many floral ephemeras at each base and on a few leaves.


I printed my journaling on white cardstock and cut it into strips under the photo.

My title comes from a mix of These Days Mini Puffy Alphabet stickers and letters cut with a die from my stach.


I stamped the date and added a few Nuvo Crystal drops as the finishing touch.

Here are more close-ups:









I hope you like what you see!

Thank you for stopping by,

Until next time,

Sophie xx

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