Hi Creative Friends,

I hope you are all well! I’m back on the Cocoa Vanilla Studios blog today with a new share using the stunning ‘Unforgettable’ collection.  This is the fourth page I’ve made with this collection and the more I use it, the more I just love it!  My page features a photo of my daughter the day before heading off to her first school camp.  We were both super nervous about the adventure ahead and I had been speaking with her about enjoying the little moments at camp and remembering that these are moments she will look back on and truly treasure, even though right now it didn’t seem that way.

I started the page with the idea of creating a central paper stack for my photo and working outward from there.  For this, I’ve used the butterfly quad element from the ‘Pretty Bits’ pattern paper.  I’ve teamed this with the ‘Sprightly’ paper which I’ve used as an edge for my layout as well as a double mat for my photo.  **TIP –  If you want a double mat for your photo and aren’t sure which two papers to use, go with an A and B side of the same paper, they were made for each other 🙂

With my photo mat sorted, I positioned it overlapping the butterfly quad element (making sure to fussy cut out the two butterflies that were not showing for later) and centered everything onto a plain white card stock background.  Now, I could go through all of the pretty elements of the collection to fill out my page.

I find it is always best to work with larger elements first and then move onto the smaller ones, so started with the pretty floral die cut from the ‘Die Cut Ephemera’ pack.  I’ve used one of the largest pieces here and then added smaller pieces on top using foam tape for a layered effect.

Next, I’ve added in the Orange fussy cut butterfly that I had saved and a smaller one from the ‘Die Cut Ephemera pack’.  There is still another Grey butterfly that I had fussy cut, that one will be added to a new project.  I’ve also added in here a large sticker from the ‘Accessory Sticker Sheet’ and a medium-sized die-cut Camera.  I’ve grabbed a flair button and added that here as well.

I was really happy with the ‘bones’ of my page now so it was time to move onto smaller embellishments.  I’ve pulled out several stickers from the ‘Accessory Sticker Sheet’ and positioned them on my page.  There were quite a few that really suited the sentiment for this layout and I loved how the colours matched perfectly.  Lastly, I went about adding a cute bow from the ‘Tassles and Bows’ pack as well as some Enamel dots and the page was complete.

Thanks for popping by today to see my latest project, I hope it inspires you to get creating with this beautiful collection.

Until next time,

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