Hey everyone!

Mandy here today to share a new layout using the beautiful new Midnight collection! This week on the blog our theme is ‘gorgeous & girly’, so I decided to document a lovely photo of my eldest daughter Abi, all dressed up and ready for her dance concert earlier this year. And what could be more gorgeous and girly than the new Midnight collection?!

Here’s a look at my finished layout…

I chose the pretty Inspired patterned paper as my background, as I really like the subtle mixed media look that it gives to the page. I love that the Cocoa Vanilla collections always include some more subtle patterned papers that are perfect for backgrounds. Even though I love my white cardstock backgrounds, I’ve found that lately I’ve been mixing it up a bit and I’m using more of these kinds of patterned papers as well.

How gorgeous are the florals in the Midnight collection?! I decided to fussy cut a bunch of the floral clusters out of the Bloom & Grow patterned paper, and I used these as the basis for the design of my page. I arranged them so that they flowed from the bottom left hand corner of the page, up to the top right, which helps to direct the viewer’s eye across the layout. I used some foam tape under parts of the flowers to give them lots of dimension.

I tucked my photo into the floral clusters, and I love how pretty it looks with the flowers surrounding it. To the right of the photo I added the card that says ‘Live the Life You Love’, which I cut out of the All the Things patterned paper, and I used this as the title for my page. I also layered a die cut frame behind the photo, and I tucked a tab under the left hand side.

At the top of the page I added some more fussy cut florals, and I also added a chipboard banner to the left of the floral cluster. I finished the layout off with a few little word stickers as well as a couple of butterflies from the accessory sticker sheet.

 Thanks so much for joining me here today! I hope that you enjoyed taking a look at my layout! Stay tuned for lots more ‘gorgeous & girly’ projects from the design team this week!

Mandy x

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