Hello Cocoa Vanilla fans! Danni here sharing my first creation with the incredible ‘These Days’ collection, and I have to say, this is possibly my favourite collection ever! I have been so inspired to create with this one that I had to jump straight in with it. This layout was inspired by the adorable mason jar 3×4 pocket card.

I started with a mason jar cutfile (there are plenty of these available on Etsy) and cut out a white cardstock outline, and solid inside piece using Family Ties 12×12 patterned paper and a lid using grey and silver glitter cardstock. I raised the jar outline and the lid on foam to create a 3D effect.

To create a filled mason jar effect, I printed two small photos and selected all the trees and houses from the die cut ephemera pack. I arranged these within the cutfile jar to echo the design in the 3×4 pocket card. I also added in some tiny houses that I fussy cut from Neighbourhood 12×12 patterned paper and some tiny butterflies fussy cut from the A5 paper stack. These are so perfect for adding those tiny details.

For the background I chose the woodgrain side of Pretty Posies 12×12 patterned paper. I love woodgrain patterns for backgrounds, and it nicely emphasises the rustic country vibe of the mason jar. To create some extra detail I splattered some white acrylic ink all around the outside of the large mason jar.

I couldn’t resist using the mason jar 3×4 pocket card on the layout somewhere, so I fussy cut it out of the card and tucked it to the right of the large mason jar. I layered it with the ‘Picture Perfect Moments’ die cut ephemera piece to use as my title. I love using these smaller pieces for titles when I already have a large statement piece on the page.

To complete the page I added some more fussy cut tiny butterflies from the A5 paper stack, as well as some of the larger butterflies that I fussy cut from Take Flight 12×12 patterned paper. I love the two sizes of these butterflies! It enables you to create so much visual interest by varying sizes on the layout. I also added a smattering of white dimensional drops as a final touch.

I hope you enjoyed this layout! I am in love with These Days. What are you most inspired by in this new collection? There is a process video linked below on the Cocoa Vanilla Studio YouTube channel if you would like to watch. Happy scrapping!

Danni x

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