Happy Layout | Mandy Melville

Happy Layout | Mandy Melville

Hi friends! Today I’m here to share a layout with you that I created using the beautiful Mila kit! As always, I’m totally in love with the pretty florals in this kit, and I knew that I really wanted to feature them on this layout! So I pulled out the floral patterned paper from the kit, and I fussy cut the entire sheet, and used them to create a wreath on my page!

My layout features a lovely photo of my eldest daughter, taken at a playground recently. The colors in the photo, and the trees behind my daughter, made it the perfect photo to document using the Mila kit.

I started my layout off by creating a watercolour look using inks behind where I wanted to add the flowers. It’s very subtle, but if you look closely, you can see it peeking out from behind the wreath. I then added some machine stitching around the edge of the cardstock, and matted it using the dotted patterned paper.

I tucked my photo in amongst the flowers in the wreath, and I love how it looks nestled in there! I then added a flair button (from the Summer collection) and a wood ampersand on the right hand side of the photo.

The ‘happy’ die cut from the kit made the perfect title for my layout! I added it to the top left hand section of the wreath, which balances out the photo nicely. I adhered it using small pieces of foam tape, to give it some extra dimension.

I used a couple of the Mila wood shapes to embellish around the wreath, and I also added a few black Epoxy Hearts from the Kate kit as well.

Lastly I added a small strip of the gold heart washi tape to the top and bottom edges of the layout. I also attached one of the die cuts to the top edge using a rose gold mini heart clip.

I finished the layout off with some gold sequins that I had left over from a FJ kit from last year.

If you’d like to see how this layout came together, you can check out my process video.

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! I’ll be back later this month with an ‘Autumn’ project to share with you!

Mandy x

Supplies: October Mila Kit | Mila Paper Pack | Mila Die Cut Shapes | Mila Wood Shapes | Kate Epoxy Hearts | Flair – Road Trip | Mini Heart Clips – Rose Gold

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Beautiful! I must scrap lift this layout. Perfect way to use that floral paper and your daughter is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Diane Martinez


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