Cocoa Vanilla Studios, CUT to YOU, Inspiration

SO HAPPY | LOVE ALWAYS | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative Friends,

Here today to share my latest Cocoa Vanilla Studios project and this week on the blog we are featuring stickers on our projects.   I love what the design team have shared already, so if you haven’t seen their projects, be sure to check them out.  There really are so many stickers in the ranges to choose from I wasn’t sure where to start, so I went to one of my all time fav collections; the ‘Love Always’ collection to document this sweet photo of my daughter.

To begin the page I started with a cut file, this is one that I have designed for CUT to YOU.  I wanted to use a background file for this page with the plan that the rest of the layout would be simply a photo mat and then lots of pretty embellishments, a great strategy for getting pages done fast!  I also knew at this point that I wanted to use a pretty large title so needed to keep space for that.

I’ve used the ‘More than Words’ pattern paper ‘Darling Buds’ to back the cut file.  I also took quite a bit of time to add a lot of stitching, but I do think it’s worth it!  I’ve used ‘Noteworthy’ from the same collection to mount my photo.  For this, I’ve used the A and B side to create 2 separate photo mats.  I popped all of this onto foam for added dimension, seeing this is going to quite a simple design and the cut file is so flat, mounting the photo is a good option.  Before adding to my background, I grabbed a white doily from the ‘Love Always’ Bits and Pieces pack and added behind the stack.

Now its time for the stickers!  I started with the Chipboard Title Stickers from the ‘More than Words’ collection. I love these for their dimension AND they really are nice and sticky, no need to add any extra adhesive, as their name suggests, perfect for your page title.  They are also a really lovely soft dark grey, which I love!

Next, I had a little dig through my stash and found this ‘BEAUTIFUL’ sticker on the ‘Hello Lovely’ Accessory Sticker Sheet which was the perfect fit.  For dimension, I added some foam tape underneath.  Next, I pulled out  the ‘Love Always’ Accessory Stickers I’ve used here the tab on the left side of my photo mat, it really just adds a little touch to the paper layers and if you are super thrifty like me, you can cut them in half lengthways and get twice the use out of them!

Deep in my stash, I also found some fun wood veneer elements, this ‘hello’ is from the ‘Colour Me Happy’ collection Wood Veneer Words.  As you can see below, it fits snugly under my popped up sticker and completes the subtitle of the page – Hello Beautiful.

I then went back to the ‘Love Always’ Bits and Pieces pack and pulled out some sparkles, and a flower to add to my embellishment cluster.  I’ve also fussy cut out some heart elements from the same collection and added to my page.  Their geometric design fits well with the geometric cut file.

To finish out the page, I pulled some of the typed stickers from the ‘Love Always’ Accessory Stickers sheet, there is a stack on here, all very sweet sentiments.  I’ve added foam under these as well for dimension and added around my page.  Lucky last, I die cut out a bow to add to my photo and the page was complete.

Thanks for popping by today, and I hope this has inspired you to pull out your stash of stickers and get them on a project.  Not sure where to start?  The cut file is available in the CUT to YOU store if you would like to recreate this page.

Until next time,

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