Hello Cocoa Vanilla fans! Danni here with a Mother’s Day layout featuring the gorgeous These Days collection. This week we are taking inspiration from borders and frames, and I was instantly drawn to the Wall of Fame 12×12 patterned paper with the idea of making a gallery wall-style layout.

I carefully fussy cut all the little frames from the paper, then printed out a bunch of photos in a tiny format (roughly 2×3 inch). I decided which frames I was going to use to frame my photos, using an extra sheet of the Wall of Fame paper as a guide for where the frames would be positioned on the final layout.

I carefully cut out the inside of the photo frames using a craft knife, then framed my photos with them using tape adhesive, trimming away any excess from the photos. The remaining frames I left intact so I could decorate the insides later. I popped all the frames up on dimensional foam so they would stand out on the page.

For my background I chose the Good Life 12×12 patterned paper because I love the bright pink and the subtle heart pattern. Using my spare sheet of the Wall of Fame paper as a guide, I carefully positioned all the frames back into their original positions and adhered them down onto my background paper.

For my title I used the mini puffy alphabet stickers to spell out Mothers Day inside one of the empty frames. I had a little space left inside the frame, which was perfect to add the date using a roller date stamp and dark grey ink.

I wanted to decorate some of the empty frames, so I chose some clear stickers because they show up beautifully on the white paper. I sprinkled some trees, butterflies and hearts throughout the empty frames. I also added some of the tiny phrases from the accessory stickers.

Lastly, I added the floral watering can from the die cut ephemera, snipping it in half so I could add it to two different frames. I decided to leave the remaining frames blank because the layout was already looking quite busy. I love how this one turned out!

If you would like to watch this layout come together, you can watch the process video on the Cocoa Vanilla Studio YouTube channel below. Thanks for joining me today. Happy scrapping!

Danni x


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