Hey everyone, it’s Raquel here today sharing a new CVS layout with you. For today’s layout I have used the gorgeous Unforgettable collection. I absolutely adore this collection; the colours, the embellishments, just perfection! In this layout I am documenting my beautiful babes.

Recently my family and I went on a short trip away together and my youngest, who is 5, shared that he felt his big sister didn’t love him or want to spend time with him anymore. My daughter who is 7 has this year had less tolerance towards her brother but I still see how much she loves and adores him at the same time. I think this is just a sibling thing right? But it really broke my heart that he perceived things to be this way. We have spent a lot of time chatting, playing games and trying to help them reconnect and I am drawn back to moments captured like this. Where their love for each other is so evident. I want to make sure to capture and document these moments more in the future so they realise how lucky they are to have each other, to look out for each other and help each other through the good times and the bad.

Here is the layout that I am sharing with you today. Isn’t the Unforgettable collection just perfect for this black and white photo. It just screams sweetness and love.

I used a gorgeous feature title cut file by Paige Evans on this layout. I am a big fan of statement titles and this one surely does pack a punch. I chose to add my photo to the ‘o’ in the centre of the layout to back the cut file I chose to use the amazing pretty bits paper . I loved that from the one piece of paper that I could have such a variety of patterns behind my cut file.


I printed my photo approximately 3×4” in size to pop behind the cut file. The composition of the photo fit perfectly – a tip is to make sure that when backing a cut file with a photo that your focus in the photo and subjects are centred – especially if you are using a curved cut file design like this one. Otherwise, it can result in you losing too much detail from your photo.

When backing the cut file with patterned paper I tried to make sure that I balanced out the colours and complexity of patterns so that the layout is pleasing to the eye. For example, I avoided having two busy patterned papers on letters next to each other.

When using a statement title cut file I like to use the open spaces to create embellishment clusters like in the image below. To create this cluster I used a combination of the ephemera, clear stickers, enamel dots and the accessory stickers. I use a variety of adhesives to create and add depth and dimension to the clusters.

Here is another cluster I created. I fussy cut this butterfly again from the Pretty bits paper. To add string to the tags in the ephemera packs I use a crochet thread from a craft store, I love the thickness of this compared to a twine. It is much thinner.

To add dimension to the whole page I used a foam adhesive. For those of you who may be in Australia I actually use a foam adhesive roll from Bunnings which is the Syneco brand and is 40metres long for only $10.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you have been inspired to create using your Cocoa Vanilla products.

Take care

Raquel xxx

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