Hi Cocoa Vanilla friends!

Happy International Friendship Day! It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a layout created especially for International Friendship Day!

I have used the gorgeous Happiness collection to document a photo of some beautiful friends – you may recognise a few familiar faces in this photo…one being Zoe – the owner and founder of Cocoa Vanilla Studio, and 2 of my fellow CVS design team members – Raquel Bowman and Sue Plumb.I started out by choosing a free cut file from Paige Evans Happy Scrappy Place on Facebook, I cut it out from white textured cardstock. I then chose some of the gorgeous patterned papers from the 6′ x 8′ paper pad to back the layers of petals. I started with the floral one then a solid colour and then went to a smaller floral again. I LOVE how it turned out! I love the array of florals and colours all mixed together! One it was all backed, I considered machine stitching the cut file, but decided against it when it would have been a bit fiddly. I chose the ‘B’ side of the rainbow stripe paper as my background and popped the cut file up using craft foam.I matted my photo with one of the gorgeous pink papers from the 6′ x 8′ paper pad and also layered another scrap piece I had laying around. I popped the photo and the layers up using craft foam also. I cut out the ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ quotes from the frames paper and tucked that into the left of my photo. This photo was taken right before a really fun night out together so the Fun, Fun, Fun was perfect to add! I think that’s what friendship is all about, having a blast together! I had to cut out some of the gorgeous rainbow butterflies to scatter around the cut file. I popped these up using foam dots and also curled up their wings with my fingers.

My title is made up of 2 of the cardstock titles from the Happiness collection. Of course the word ‘Friends’ had to appear on the page and I decided on ‘Beautiful’ for the first word. I popped up the title with foam dots and then chose a few small embellishments like the heart and small flower die-cuts and the ‘Good Stuff’ ticket to add. Lastly I added some of the phrase accessory stickers that were suited to the page and also the date stamp.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Cocoa Vanilla blog today! Do you have a friend or 2 that you have photos of? Get creating and document those fun times together all in honour of International Friendship Day!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

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