Hey there, friends!  Missy here, and I’m sharing a layout today using the gorgeous Life is Beautiful collection.  Our theme this week is Spring, so I decided to bring my vision of that to life.  I started with a cut file from The Cut Shoppe and created a really big title.  I used papers from the collection to back each of the letters, and then I added some foam adhesive under it to pop it off the page.  I used plain white cardstock as my background, and I created lots of blue watercolor areas under the cut file title.  My photos are of my daughter running and dancing around outside during April, and they matched this collection perfectly!  The blue watercolor creates a bit of a sky, and the other colors look so pretty up against it.

Here you can see how adding the foam really gives the title lots of dimension and shadowing.  I added the word “Spring” here on top of the title, and I cut that on my Cameo using the Shoreline font.  I layered in one of the large floral die cuts from the Die Cut Ephemera here.  They really scream Spring, and I love how they look peeking out from the letters.  I also added in an adorable flair button.

I tucked in more flowers down at the bottom.  I used another flower die cut and a wood veneer flower and leaf set.  I love the neutral look of the wood, so I didn’t color it.  I also added some blue tangled thread for some extra texture and color.  I also fussy cut a few darker blue flowers from the In Bloom paper.

Butterflies remind me of Spring, too, so I added a few wood veneer pieces.  I created another little floral cluster here at the top.

Finally, here’s a look at the bottom of the layout.  I added my journaling and a sticker from the Accessories sheet, which I machine stitched through.  I really love how the stitching adds such great texture.

Here’s the process video if you’d like to see how this layout came together.  I hope you enjoy and get some fun ideas to try for your next project!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

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