Hi Scrappy friends!  Danni here, super excited to be sharing my first project as a member of the Design Team!  And what an incredible collection to get started with – the adventure-packed new LEGENDARY!  Of course, I had to start with a scrapbook layout featuring my gorgeous little man and those big beautiful eyes.

I was very inspired by the mandala-like pattern on the EXPLORER paper the second I saw it, so I decided to fussy-cut the design out and add some texture by hand-stitching with a chain-link stitch and white embroidery thread.  Stitching is one of my absolute favourite techniques to add yummy texture to a page!



I made sure to keep the rest of the EXPLORER paper to use as a border for my layout. I layered plain white cardstock on top with lots of messy blue ink splatters – I just love the contrast between the white and dark navy blue.  I popped up the fussy-cut mandala on adhesive foam for dimension before adhering it to the layout.

I used WILD ONE and EPIC TALES papers to mat my photo, then used a mixture of ephemera and accessory stickers to create a couple of small clusters around my photo.  I made sure to include a label from the accessory stickers for the date!

My title was easy with the amazing die cut titles included in the collection – ‘Love This Kid’ was just perfect for this special little person. For finishing touches I added some stars from the die cut ephemera and clear stickers, then sprinkled some of the gorgeous enamel dots around the layout.

I simply adore this new collection! Cocoa Vanilla have really knocked it out of the park with this one, don’t you agree?  If you would like to watch me put this page together, there is a process video below.  Thank you for joining me today!

Danni x

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