Hey everyone, it’s Raquel here today sharing a new layout featuring the new and amazing These Days collection. I was really inspired by the icons and elements in this collection and had a similar layout idea rolling around in my head since I received it. I had wanted to create a layout with a house design, and include the sentiment and quote “home is whenever I’m with you”.


Here is the layout I created:


The subject of this photo is hubby and I from our wedding back in 2011. The warm tones in the photo suited this colour palette beautifully. The main design of the page was a house cut file. To create this cut file I actually just found a house icon via google and traced that in my cutting machine software. This was a quick and easy way to customise my layout to suit the design I had in my mind.

The title ‘grateful’ was from the foam stickers. I love the bold and striking contrast the black has against the woodgrain paper and white of the cut file. The ‘together is the best place to be’ is from the accessory sticker sheet.

At the left and right sides of the house there was shrubbery style shape. I decided to use that as a base for embellishing and adding floral elements to the house – in a way to replicate garden beds out the front. I used a combination of the regular ephemera and the floral ephemera packs. I adhered these in a variety of depths. To finish this embellishment cluster below I added some puffy stickers, a clear sticker paint swipe and a ‘love you so much’ tiny word sticker.

The cluster to the left of the house was completed much the same using the same ephemera packs and puffy stickers. Again, using a variety of dimensions to adhere through the use of tapes and foam adhesives.

I wanted to add a smaller detail to the top left of the page so I tore the white background, and added a pop of the woodgrain under it to add another touch of that pattern. Machine stitching the edges of the layout helped to tie all this in together.

The ‘home is whenever I am with you’ is one of my favourite elements on this layout. I love that it mimics a photo frame and is the ideal and perfectly worded sub heading.


The whole house design was adhered to the page with a adhesive foam sheet. This gives enough shadow to create interest but also allows me to layer under and around it.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you have been inspired by my layout today!

Take care








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