Hi everyone, it’s Raquel here with you today sharing with you some ‘These Days’ inspiration. This is the first layout that I have created with this new collection and oh my, it is just so gorgeous.

Here is the layout I created to share with you today:

This layout is featuring my beautiful new nephew and my beautiful and proud daughter and cousin. I absolutely adore these photos of my little girl holding her cousin and I wanted to showcase them. I used a fun grid design cut file from Cut To You which then inspired my photo size and amount of photos I chose to feature on this layout. I decided to back the photos into the cut file and printed them approx 3×4″ size in black and white.


The grid design of the cut file encouraged me to use the patterned paper to back the different sections. This allowed me to bring in a variety of papers and the bring contrast to the page. When adding the patterned papers to the page I tried to balance the prints and colours to ensure that the layout still looked appealing to the eye.

To embellish the layout I added three main clusters to the layout as well as some other embellishments to help guide your eyes around the layout. The embellishments I have mainly used are ephemera but also accessory stickers, clear stickers and puffy stickers.

The ‘Little Moments of Joy’ sentiment embellishment piece was fussy cut from one of the 3×4″ pocket cards. It was the perfect addition to this page.

The top right of the layout features a photo. I added my fave embellishment the ‘tab’ to the left of the photo. The finishing touch was the cute little puffy sticker hearts. I would just love a whole sheet of those little hearts.

I used the multi coloured tiny puffy alphabet stickers to add my daughters and nephews name.

I framed the whole layout with the yellow gingham paper and adhered the whole square cut file onto the woodgrain paper. I adhered the cut file and a selection of the embellishments to the page using a foam tape to add dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope that this layout has inspired you to get creating.
Raquel x



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