Hey Hey! It’s Michelle back here today with a new layout share featuring the wonderful NEW Joyful Collection. SO many pretty patterns and colours with a couple of super cute creatures thrown into the mix. I’ve documented one of our fun family traditions from last Christmas, our crazy Elf on the Shelf shenanigans.

To start off the layout I grabbed out the A5 paper stack and cut out pieces from multiple patterns that are just over 3 inches square in size. I’ve distressed the edges, folded and ripped some pieces and also layered some with velum and other pops of pattern paper. All squares are adhered within a grid format using foam for slight dimension.

Next up I’ve worked on the photo stack, title and floral cluster group. I printed the photos out roughly 3.5×2.7 inch size and adhered them to the bottom left area of the layout using more foam. I also added in an extra pattern paper above the photos to balance out the colours on the layout.

We’ve loved playing around with the Elf each year, and sadly I think last year was the last season for creating this kind of ‘magic’. It was certainly fun to see what the Elf and her friends got up to each night, and am very interested to see what happens this year.

To the right of the photo I created a floral cluster using fussy cut pieces from the Tis the Season paper with the addition of stars from the ephemera and puffy title sticker packs.

The title was a super easy creation using a chipboard word sticker and a puffy title sticker

Up in the top right of the layout grouped together more fussy cut florals from the Tis the Season paper along with a super cute reindeer from the ephemera pack. I’ve been itching to find ways to incorporate the animals without just throwing them on for no reason, cause they’re all so darn cute!

Over on the left I created another small cluster of florals tucked behind the tag and banner from the ephemera pack. These florals are so pretty in real life, so its hard to cut into the paper.

Lastly some handwritten journalling to tell the story of our Elf Twinkle and her mates that helped to spread some Christmas Cheer. I used a ripped piece of notepaper from a pad that I keep handy on my desk and embellished it with some stars and accessory word sticker. To add one final touch to the layout I’ve added my usual sprinkling of gold ink, that splattered in places I didn’t really want it to, but thats the risk we take when creating something fun.

Well friends thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by! I cant wait to see what you’re all creating with the Joyful Collection so be sure to share with us in our CVS facebook group and on Social Media using the hashtags #cocoavanillastudio and #cvsjoyful .

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

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