I know I say this every time a new CVS collection is released but…..the  These Days collection is my new fav! I wanted to create a ‘family’ themed layout which this collection is perfect for!

I firstly tore a strip for the Neighbourhood paper which creates the theme of ‘family’. I tore two more strips using the Family Ties and The Good Life papers. I am a little obsessed with paper tearing currently, I love the texture it creates and enables you to layer multiple papers no matter what the colours or patterns.

I created an embellishment cluster at the top left of the paper strips, as you can see from my photo I tucked some of the elements under the paper strips. I created a visual scene that coordinated with the Neighbourhood paper. The die cut ephemera has so many gorgeous designs! I added some gold thread under the die butterfly to soften.

After adding my 6×4 inch landscape photo I used one of the Pocket Cards, cutting it down to a square. I added this with foam tape placed slightly over my photo. I just adored this die cut of a mother and child and had to add it to my layout. I finished this embellishment cluster off with a wood epoxy button and butterfly.

To connect my photo to each of the embellishment clusters I added butterflies (with foam tape) in a way that they appear to be flying across my page. I tucked some flowers from the floral die cut ephemra pack and added a word sentiment from the Accessory Sticker sheet.

This collection certainly makes it easy to create wonderful layouts, the colour palette has my heart! I didn’t feel the need to add a cut files as the many embellishments of this collection are many and so varied.

Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing all your layouts created with These Days.

Rachel X




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