Hello Scrappy friends it’s Michelle here today with a new layout to share with you all. For this layout I was given the task of creating a birthday themed project, and what better collection to use to document a birthday celebration than the newest collection full of bright happy colours – Happiness. I went back a couple of years and chose a photo from Leilas 7th birthday featuring her sweet cousin and a delicious cake

I started the layout by cutting down a piece of cardstock to 11.5inch square and laying it over a piece of SPRINKLES paper to give subtle pops of extra colour and machine stitched around the border for added detail. Next I cut a couple of banners from a set designed by fellow DT member Gwen from her cut file shop – Cut to You. I associate banners with all kinds of celebrations, and the cake has a sweet little happy birthday banner for decoration, so I felt that using the banner cut files tied it all together nicely.

I backed 2 of the triangle banners with the MEADOW paper – my most favourite within this bright happy collection. The hearts banner I backed using the B side of EXPRESSIVE, the scallop banner using the B side of GOOD VIBES and the 3rd triangle banner is backed using green patterns from the B sides of FRAME of MIND and LITTLE THINGS plus the ‘green’ sections of GOOD VIBES.

After sewing the tops of all the banners with my machine, I layered them randomly down the layout and adhered them using glue dots for dimension. Next I added my photo which I’ve layered with multiple pops of colour using an ephemera frame, cut apart cards from the LITTLE THINGS paper and a little more of the B side of GOOD VIBES.

Then it was on to the embellishing part of creating fun layouts. I created a couple of similar clusters at the ends of the banners (within a visual triangle) using floral EPHEMERA pieces, CLEAR stickers, ACCESSORY stickers, some fussy cut florals and butterflies from the BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL paper. I realised a few weeks back that the tiny florals within the ephemera packs are almost always the first items I use up before the packs even open HAHA so I’ve resorted to fussy cutting the tiny florals from the MEADOW paper and gosh they are cute!

I dipped back in to some older stash for these white alphas from the Colour Me Happy collection, sadly they’re not currently available in the shop. The perfect accompaniment for this mixed title – CARDSTOCK TITLE piece, WHITE ALPHAS and a word sticker from the ACCESSORY sheet

Heres a closer look at one of the lower clusters. I just LOVE tiny flowers.. fussy cutting them out, not so much !

Lastly I added a splattering of gold colour shine and called it done

Thats all from me today. I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a closer look at my fun birthday themed creation. Be sure to pop into the Cocoa Vanilla Studio group on Facebook to share all your birthday themed creations with us

Until next time, Happy scrapping!

Michelle x

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