Hello and happy Thursday!!  Its Melissa here and I’m so excited to be here with you for a ‘Throw Back Thursday’ where we use an older collection!  I’ve been patiently waiting my turn for this, and I’ve always known that I’d create with the gorgeous Make a Wish collection, which reminds me of when I first fell in love with Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

I decided to make a birthday layout with the pieces of this collection that I have left, and if I’m honest have been hoarding! Brielle turned 6 during our Lockdown, and we still tried to make it a fun day for her.

For my layout I was inspired by this cut apart with beautiful paint stripes that I recreated on my background with watercolour paint.  I added several splatters too for extra interest, and because I couldn’t help myself!

I used a cut file around my photo to bridge the gap between the stunning floral patterned paper and the paint stripes.  I then embellished on the cut file.

I used the chipboard “YAY” for my title with a 6! from my letter and number sticker stash. I also added a little cluster on the bottom right of my page to provide balance.

I loved adding dimension to this page by using dimensional adhesive behind my floral clusters. I added sparkle with the shimmery hearts from a mixed embellishment pack and some glittery enamel dots, also from the collection.

You can watch how I put this layout together below in my process video.

Thanks so much



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