Hello Cocoa Vanilla friends!

Sophie here!

Today I am sharing a new layout created with the “These Days” collection !


I decided to highlight a sweet selfie of me and my dog on a big hike from a few weeks ago !

I started by using the beautiful “Neighbourhood” patterned paper as my base. I cut a white cardstock to make it an 11 inch square and centered it on my background paper.

Then, I folded the four corners of the cardstock and attached each corner with a brad from my stash. It adds a lovely dimension to the page and let the soft patterned paper show a little bit more.


I did a zigzag stitch on each non folded side on the cardstock.

I created an inner square with both the “Home Grown” and “Take Flight” patterned papers and stitched them in place.

I mounted my black and white photo on tissue paper and adhesive foam before placing it on the left side on the inner square.

I used the black Foam Title Stickers for my title. I created two clusters around my photo. One, on the right, with beautiful Die Cut Trees from the Die Cut Ephemera pack, the other on the left lower corner of the photo, with the Floral Ephemera pack.



I also added a few beautiful butterflies and other Die Cuts here and there around the page.

Finally, I created journaling strips and stamped the date.

Here are more close-ups:







I adore the soft look of the this collection ! It is so versatile !

I hope this layout could inspire you in some way !

Thank you so much, and happy crafting !

Sophie xx

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