Hi creative friends,

It’s Tarrah back with you today to share a new scrapbook layout featuring the gorgeous NEW These Days collection. I have chosen to scrapbook a family photo of myself, my hubby and our 2 sons.

I decided to start by cutting out a title cut file design from CUT to YOU from white cardstock. I then was able to take different patterned papers from the A5 paper stack and backed the words with a different paper. I chose to only back two of the larger hearts with a pink A5 paper also. It takes a little time to back a cut file like this so I normally do this while watching a movie with the family.

Once the cut file was all backed, I adhered it down onto another sheet of white cardstock, trimming down the cardstock to back the entire layout onto the ‘B’ side of the Wall of Fame paper. Once adhered I then machine stitched a border around the edge, I love the added touch of texture this adds to my page.

The best place to add my photo was to the right of the title, I did have to cover some of the hearts in the cut file but I would rather that than cover the title. I layered one of the 3′ x 4′ journal cards underneath my photo and adhered the Together die-cut word from the ephemera pack right on top of the photo, this helped to disguise and cover an unattractive part of the photo. Next it was time for my favourite part – embellishing!! I added embellishments including die-cuts, puffy stickers, a wood epoxy bead, accessory stickers, a gold puffy heart and clear stickers.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog today! I hope you enjoyed my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it!?

Make sure to stalk the Cocoa Vanilla online store as the These Days collection will be hitting the store soon! So if you don’t already have this gorgeous collection, you can get it straight from the website soon!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x