Hi everyone!

Sue Plumb here to share my latest design team project with you. Today I am bursting to share my first layout using the BRAND NEW Happiness collection. If you are sensing a little excitement, you would be right! I know it’s early to say, but I think this CVS collection could be my favourite one EVER. The gorgeous vibrant colours; the stunning florals; butterflies; and sweet, happy sentiments – all totally my jam!

For my first page, I couldn’t help but document a photo of my beautiful family…


I started my layout with the gorgeous rainbow striped Good Vibes paper as my base, cutting a piece of white cardstock down to 11×11″ to fit inside it.

I then set about creating a layered mat for my photo against the right edge of my page. I used a small piece of the Good Vibes paper (cut from behind the cardstock); along with a frame that was fussy cut from the Frame of Mind paper; and a couple of pieces from the 6×8″ paper pad.

I also added a piece of scrap cardboard to the back of my photo and then tucked the wreath frame from the ephemera pack around the corner before adding it on top.

I embellished around my photo using a combination of pieces from the Die Cut Ephemera pack and Accessory Stickers sheet, using foam tape under some of them to add dimension. My title was created using words from the Die Cut Titles pack, and also adhered with foam tape to pop it up from the page.

To balance my page design, I added a floral cluster in the top left corner of my page using a piece fussy cut from the stunning Botanical Bliss paper. I also added a couple of cut die cut tassels from the ephemera pack “hanging” from the branches.

To complete the “visual triangle” on my page, I added another floral feature along the bottom edge of my layout. Again, I used fussy cut blooms from the Botanical Bliss paper; as well as die cuts from the ephemera pack and stickers from the accessory sticker sheet.

With the majority of the page complete, I decided to add some additional highlights using watercolour pencils. I simply added a small amount of colour using the pencils along the edges of the some of the embellishments, and then blended to extend the colours out using a water brush.

To finish off my layout I added small word stickers from the Accessory Sticker sheet below my title; a few Clear Stickers around the page and a tiny splatter of pink mist.

I was so happy with how this layout turned out – how could you go wrong with a collection as stunning as Happiness is though, right?! Trust me, you NEED this one!

This collection is currently shipping to retailers and should be starting to appear in stores any day.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

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