Hello Cocoa Vanilla friends!

It’s Sophie with you today with a very cute layout to share !


I used the Joyful collection for this page.

I teared big chunks of three patterned papers from the collection: Very Merry, Magic Moments and Advent papers.

I centered them in a horizontal line on a white cardstock and added a gold machine stitch on the Advent paper.  I distressed and curled up the edges of each paper.


I used a black and white photo of our sweet dog Fiona in front of our Christmas tree. I mounted it on adhesive foam and added tissue paper behind it.

I used two pocket cards from the Joyful collection Pocket Cards pack on each side of the photo, printed my journaling on velum and added it to the right card.

My title comes from the Joyful Chipboard stickers. I stamped the word “my” with an alphabet stamp set from my stash.

I created two big floral clusters that are from the Joyful Die Cut Ephemera pack and some fussy cut out of the gorgeous Tis The Season patterned paper. I also created leaves with a leaf punch from my stash.


I added a gold ribbon bow and a few white leaves that are from a JustNick Studio cut file.


Finally, I added a few Joyful Puffy Stars, a Wood Button from the same collection and numerous gold crystals from my stash.

Here are more close-ups:









Although Joyful is a Christmas collection, It is so versatile and easy to use for other kind of projects !

I hope this was inspiring for you ! Thank you for stopping by, and happy crafting !

Sophie xx