Hello friends! Kylie back with you to share a fun project with you all. Today is all about a throwback collection so as soon as I found out my assignment you can be sure I immediately thought of the MIDNIGHT range. I love every single collection of Cocoa Vanilla, but the ‘Midnight’ collection is just that little bit ‘extra’ for me. I love the subtle ‘Boho’ vibe, the delicate florals and pretty colour palette. When I dug through my stash I was super excited to find one last DIE CUT AND BACKING paper. I obviously had put one aside for safe keeping, but this assignment made me think it was time to finally create with it.

These background papers are quite unique and if you haven’t seen or created with one before I highly recommend them. They are great for creating beautiful pages fast! They kind of look as though you have used a cut file design and backed it but really all of that work has been done for you. You are also not limited to using the page as is, you can remove the die cut element and back it with whatever paper you wish or leave it plain. So the creative possibilities are endless.

For my layout today I decided to use the background as it was without breaking it up in any way. Since I didn’t want to cover the background too much, I decided to print my photos a little smaller. I resized them to 2.5″x 4″ using my Silhouette software, and used my home printer for printing. I cut down some of the ALL THE THINGS paper to two- 2.75″x 4.25″ photo mats so that my pictures would have a nice framed border. The photos were layered over each other and adhered to the lower right side portion of the circle template. I was extra super excited to see that I still had some of the adorable mason jar embellishments……I mean seriously…..How cute! Can’t ever get enough of these! I layered lots of florals as well as the mason jars at the base of my photos. To create dimension and texture I curled some of the flower edges upwards and used foam adhesive squares to adhere them in place.

For balance on my page I added a secondary cluster of embellishments on the opposite angle to my photos and following the curve of the circle. By using both the chipboard embellishments and the cardstock embellishments together gave a nice texture to my page. I finished my page design with with a few simple stickers such as the Butterfly and the sub phrase quotes. This was a very quick layout to bring together and I love the finished result.

Thanks for joining me today to check out my scrapbooking walk down memory lane with the throwback collection- MIDNIGHT.

See you next time,

Kylie.

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