Hi everyone, it’s Raquel here today sharing a new layout featuring the amazing new Legendary collection and the freebie cut file designed by Gwen at Cut to You exclusive to CVS. This layout today features my little man, who is not so little anymore, and our gorgeous puppy Lola.

Here is the layout that I created:


Here is a process video for how this layout came together:

The main feature of this layout, along with the photo of course, is the banner cut file which I have cut on black textured card stock. I normally cut all my cut files on a white so choosing the black was a big change for me. I have to say though I love the masculinity that this adds to the layout and that striking pop of contrast. To back the cut file I used both sides of the ‘Total Legend‘ patterned paper. My colour palette for this layout was to stick to the woodgrain, green, blues and greys which I was able to do with the embellishments and papers within the collection. These colours really complimented the colours in the photo of Jack and Lola.

The photo was matted on the green of the ‘Outdoors Type‘ patterned paper. I then added a cute woodgrain tab and a compass ephemera piece to the top left of the photo. The green legendary embellishment that you can see is actually a clear sticker, adhered to a piece of white card stock and cut out. I tend to do this a lot with the clear stickers as that gives me the freedom to move them around. Plus adhering them on white allows them to really feature and pop as an embellishment. I used my tiny attacher to add a few staples to the embellishments – more for a design purpose than for the use of adhesion. 

Stars feature on this layout heavily and were mainly chosen from the ephemera pack. There is nothing better than a scattering of stars on a layout, wouldn’t you agree? Of course, I added them in a number of 3. I always tend to work in threes when I embellish.

The enamel dots in this collection have this beautiful shade of blue. I scattered a few on this layout too.

For the title today, it did take me a while to figure out what I wanted to add. When going through my Legendary stash I came across the phrase ‘Stay weird, stay wonderful” on the ‘Epic Tales‘ paper and I just knew this was perfect. I fussy cut the heading out and then added my typewritten journaling in strip form underneath. 

The line style stars scattered amongst the page are a fussy cut star from the ‘Epic Tales‘ paper. I love the look of these as an added embellishment. 

I framed this layout with the woodgrain from the ‘Outdoors Type‘ paper. I love the woodgrain in this collection. So so amazing. I added extra detain to the border using machine stitching and also some staples.

I hope you have been inspired by todays layout. Thanks so much for stopping by the CVS blog.

Stay safe,

Raquel xxx

One thought on “Stay Weird Stay Wonderful | Legendary Collection | Raquel Bowman

  1. RUTH SPRAGUE says:

    SO love this layout and have the perfect photo of my grandson, but I can not find the banner cut file anywhere – is there a link please?

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