Hi Creative Friends,

It’s LOVE month on the blog for Cocoa Vanilla Studios and the whole team are sharing their “love” inspired projects.  I thought I’d do something a little different for the theme and talk about my love of all things Vintage and why not use the latest collection MORE THAN WORDS as I love that too!

On a recent trip to a local Antique centre with my sister, I took a few photos of the pretty things.  They inspire me so much and my studio is filled with bits and pieces from teacups to swan figures to vintage draws to plates and bowls.  I even have a beautiful vintage bathroom tile which features in my main photo here.

The idea for the page came from the divine NOTEWORTHY paper, one of my first favourites from the collection.  I began by trimming off the top portion and small part of the bottom so that I was left with just the lines.  I did this as I wanted the widest column to be on the right side of my layout (so yes, it is upside down), not that you can tell now that all of the words have been cut off.  I mounted this piece on a plain white cardstock sheet and hand stitched along the top and bottom edge with pink thread.  I really love the grid design of this paper and its vintage feel.  I can see it being used on school themed layouts too!!

I then decided to run with a verticle design by layering up 3 die cut hearts I had cut from a file from the Silhouette store.  I cut them out of white cardstock first and then again (just the centres) in the RADIANT paper.  I really like how you can see the background poking through them and that the centre pops because of that cute spotty paper.

Next, it was time to mount my photo.  I couldn’t go past the COLLAGE paper for this, so many pretty patterns on one sheet of cardstock!  I simply cut them out and layered them up.  I’ve also added a layer of GOSSAMER paper for my base I did feel it needed a little bit of black to separate it a little from my background, it also helped balance out the darker parts of my photo.

The bones of my design were now locked in place, next it was time to fit in my title. I’ve cut it using my Silhouette – the font is called “Shoreline Script Bold” using the DARLING BUDS paper.  It was at this point I knew I needed some dimension so I went to the Chipboard Stickers.  There are so many sweet designs in this pack, I’ve used the Banner, butterflies, “Hello Lovely” sentiment, a heart and the arrows all on this page.

I’ve also taken elements from the Die Cut Ephemera pack including the “love this” and “Happiness” sentiments.  The small typed stickers are from the Sticker Accessory sheet – and don’t we all love these!

Now that the smaller elements were in place, the page was finished and I do love how it turned out.  I think this is a pretty classic scrapbook design and one that I know I will go back to in the future.  Thanks for popping by the blog today, I hope I’ve inspired you to scrap something you love that you may not have thought to scrapbook – all of these things make us who we are and why not document that!

Until next time,




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