VERY MERRY | MERRY AND BRIGHT | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative friends, I’m back on the blog today with a new share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio using their brand new ‘Merry & Bright’ collection. For today’s share, I’m working with this sweet picture of Miss C wayyy too excited about Christmas M&M’s. On the blog this week the Design Team have been challenged to mix an older collection with a new one, so I’ve decided to mix the new Christmas collection (Merry & Bright) with Tis the Season. I just love how these two collections came together.

The design for my page is a central one which started with this title cut file by CUT to YOU called ‘Very Merry‘. I’ve positioned my photo on top taking care to ensure everything is nicely centred.

Then, working with the larger ephemera pieces first, created three embellishment clusters, one in the top left hand corner of the photo, one in the bottom right hand corner of the photo and one centred, at the bottom of the page. I’ve started with the large Santa die cut element from the ‘Ephemera Pack’ and mixed and matched ephemera pieces from both collections.

Here you can see the die cut piece ’25’ from the ‘Tis the Season collection’, sitting next to the Santa and Holly elements from the ‘Merry & Bright’ collection. I just love how I can use up those left over pieces of the older collection and give it a fresh new look with the new one.

In the top and bottom clusters, I’ve also added in two of the gold ‘Puffy Stars’ from the ‘Merry & Bright’ collection. These are a great textured piece to add to a layout and are the perfect shade of gold.

You can also see here that I’ve added in a ‘Flair’ from the ‘Flair pack’ as well as some Enamel Dots, these are from the ‘Tis the Season’ collection.

I’ve also made a YouTube process video which you can watch below.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing how this page came together. Be sure to join the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Facebook group to see even more inspiration and ideas for using this collection.

Until next time,

CHRISTMAS MORNING | MERRY AND BRIGHT | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative friends, I’m back on the blog today with a new share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio using their brand new ‘Merry & Bright’ collection. For today’s share, I’m working with this sweet picture of Miss C on Christmas morning. The colours in the collection were the perfect match for this photo including the gold of the puffy stars. So fun right?!

For the design of this page, I wanted to keep things pretty clean and simple so decided on a centred design with my photo on the left and a large title on the right. The title is a cut file from CUT to YOU which I have backed with papers from the paper stack. I’ve placed these elements onto the ‘Happy Holidays’ pattern paper and then added a frame using the ‘Jingle All the Way’ pattern paper. I love the sweet candy stripe as a border here.

I’ve mounted my photo with the ‘Oh Christmas Tree’ pattern paper, it’s the sweetest shade of green ever! I’ve also added my signature stitching here for added detail.

With the photo and title elements done, it’s time to have some fun adding the embellishments. The embellishment pack for this collection is full of really fun die cuts. For interest and dimension I’ve raised some of them up on foam tape, its a cheap and effective way to give paper die cuts a more layered feel.

For the page, I’ve created three main embellishment clusters, one in the top right hand corner of the photo, the second along the right hand edge of the photo and the third near the ‘R’ in my title ‘DECEMBER’. The three clusters help draw the eye around the page.

I’ve finished the page off with a flair from the ‘Flair pack’ as well as three of the super cute gold puffy stars. These are so fun for Christmas pages AND as it turns out, the perfect shade of gold to match the tinsel on our tree!

Here’s one more close up of the details including the sweet tree die cuts from the ‘Ephemera Pack’.

Thanks for popping by today, I hope you enjoyed seeing the details of my layout and if you haven’t already be sure to check your local store for this collection, it really is beautiful!

I’ve also created a YouTube process video for this page so if you’d like to see how I put it together, you can watch it below.

Until next time,

CHRISTMAS WISHES SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT TUTORIAL

Hey there Creative friends! Gwen back on the blog today with some more Scrappy inspiration including a new YouTube process video. For this share, I have unboxed the new Fancy Pants ‘Wishmas‘ collection as well as creating a layout for you all so I hope you are feeling festive! The cut file I’ve featured is ‘Christmas Wishes‘ which I’ve cut nice and large to create a background feature for my page.

You can check out my Scrapbooking Process video here:

I’ve included a couple of close-ups for you here too…

I hope you enjoy the video and if it inspires you in any way be sure to subscribe so you can see more videos just like this one.

Until next time,

HAPPY DAYS WITH YOU | DAYDREAM | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative friends, I’m back on the blog today with a new share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio using their brand new ‘Daydream’ collection. For today’s share, I’ve decided to have a play with the cut apart pattern paper in the collection called ‘Happy Place’. It’s fun to see just how many elements I can get out of one sheet of pattern paper!

To begin my page, I’ve created a background with the ‘Serenity’ pattern paper as my border and a plain white cardstock from my stash. I’ve then used the centre of the ‘Serenity’ paper to cut out some simple banner strips. I’ve done this with a cut file from CUT to YOU called ‘Scallop Banners’ but you could also do this with a border punch or even just fussy cut out the design freehand with your scissors.

Next, I’ve cut the striped piece and the heart row from the ‘Happy Place’ pattern paper. I’ve layered these two pieces with the banner pieces to create my background. I’ve added them randomly, working bottom to top along the centre line of the page, adding stitching to the top of each banner piece as I go.

I’ve then also added in three of the smaller banner pieces from the cut apart sheet and added stitching to those too. These are normally used as journaling spots, but I’m using them here just as parts of my layers.

I’ve then positioned my photo. I think this design works particularly well with photos that are landscape as the banner pieces in the background draw the eye across the page. I have used foam tape for this as well, just for added dimension.

I’ve used the cut apart sheet again for the text element ‘Beautiful’ which is positioned above my photo. I’ve also fussy cut out three of the cute rainbows and added those above and below my photo running along the same lines as the banner pieces.

I’ve also added in here some stickers from the ‘Accessory Sticker Sheet’ as well as fussy cut out floral elements from the ‘Garden Variety’ pattern paper and butterflies from the ‘All a Flutter’ pattern paper.

Here you can see a close up of the stitched details. To finish the page off, I’ve added a few typed sentiments from the ‘Accessory Sticker sheet’ and a Flair button.

I’ve also created a YouTube process video for this layout which you can watch below – I hope it inspires you to get creating with this beautiful collection.

Thanks for popping by today and be sure to leave me a comment on my video if you enjoyed watching it, I’d love to know you popped by! xo

EVERYTHING LOVELY | GWEN WRUCK

Hey there Creative friends! Gwen back today with some more Scrappy inspiration for you including a new YouTube process video. I’ve used My Minds Eye ‘Splendor’ papers and embellishments as well as some goodies from my stash! The cut file I’ve featured is the ‘Floral Tags‘ which I’ve cut nice and large to create a background feature for my page.

You can check out my Scrapbooking Process video here:

I’ve included a couple of close-ups for you here too…

I hope you enjoy the video and that it inspires you to get creative! xo