Hello beautiful | Wild at heart layout | Anna Komenda

Hello! It’s Anna here with my first project created with brand new collection “Wild at heart”. It’s simply gorgeous. I love the color combination, watercolor impressions, flowers, butterflies and chipboard stickers. I love every single piece of this collection. You can find some new elements in “Wild at heart” – rubber charms and chipboard frames. They are so fun to work with.

As I love the butterflies I decided to go that way and use a lot of them on the layout. I chose the blue / navy color combination as a base of my project.

I wanted it to be light and airy so I decided to use white cardstock for the background. I painted a watercolor square and built a composition around it.

Few paper scraps behind my picture and a chipboard frame were all I needed to use. Matte finish of the frame and chipboard stickers looks great on the project.

Big, navy title is so beautiful. It’s one of the chipboard stickers. I could have a dozens of them. It’s truly my favourite.

If You like butterflies – this collection is perfect for You. You can buy whole paper with butterflies perfect for fussy cutting. There are also several bigger butterflies on papers with elements to cut out. Perfection. The flowers are also so beautiful. They have this watercolor look. There is plenty of them in ephemera pack.

Oh, how I enjoyed creating this project. Such a fun, easy to work with collection. It will be available to purchase very soon.

Thank You for stopping by and see You in two weeks.

XO

Anna

By | February 28th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Wild at Heart|0 Comments

Love You | Wild At Heart | Amanda Baldwin

Hi Cocoa Vanilla Studio Friends!

Welcome back for more Wild At Heart inspiration with Amanda!

Today I am sharing a layout that makes a real feature of that pretty marbled paint pattern paper, the reverse side of GROW WILD CV-WH007.

Super pretty paper, huh?!!!

I absolutely LOVE this marble design but often find these types of patterns difficult to use – but not today!

Let me show you why…..

“Love You”

Oh swoon! Isn’t this just divine?!! Pretty, pretty, pretty!

The colours and swirls in this pattern paper are SO dreamy! Pastel perfection! It kinda reminds me of melting rainbow gelato icecream!!!

That stunning center chipboard frame is the source of my inspiration for today’s layout design. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to incorporate the ‘marble frame’ look into my scrapbook page. I have layered my cardstock and reverse side of GROW WILD paper to achieve this!

For those of you who like accuracy and numbers, the exact measurements are 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″ cardtstock, the marble paper is 11″ x 11″ & my inner layer is a second sheet of cardstock, and is 8″ x 8″. I have machine stitched both my cardstock layers to add soft texture and dimension to the layout. I also added a watercolour, mixed media base to matte my chipboard framed photo onto. I tried to create a complimenting wash that drew on the sweet pastel colour combination.

And of course, I had to fussy cut out those sweet butterflies from the pattern paper, PATCHWORK CV-WH004! I have positioned them to follow the ‘flow’ of the marble swirls, and to create movement within such a controlled layout design. Enough chatter though!

Let’s take a closer look at all this pastel perfection….

So divine! That frame really is a beautiful adornment to my photograph! I added the ‘sweet’ DIE CUT EPHEMERA arrow to the top of the frame to guide you into my darling photograph, and the ‘memories’ one at the bottom to keep your eye travelling.  You’ll also spy some type writer font journal stickers from the ACCESSORY STICKERS sheet, CHIPBOARD STICKERS, ENAMEL DOTS (SPARKLES) & a WOOD VENEER too! Those hearts are perfect! The blue chippie one keeps with the fluid water colours, while the veneer one adds warmth and balance. Love it!

That ‘Enjoy the Little Things’ ephemera is actually an Accessory Sticker. I simply backed it with a little scrap paper, and mounted it with double thick foam tape. I also added lilac cotton floss beneath it, as well as beneath my frame. There’s also some French blue cotton beneath one of my butterflies – the cotton adds dimension and texture but maintains a certain softness and delicacy to the layout. Pretty!

I can’t go past the WOOD VENEER words – the cursive script is so fun, and the veneer is so exquisitely cut! Here’s another view of them….

They really are something! Wow!

And there you have it! My layout using the stunning Wild At Heart collection!

I hope my layout has inspired you to get creating with this beautiful new range!

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment – it means so much!

til next time,

Happy Arty Days, 

Amanda xo 

By | February 27th, 2017|Chit Chat, Design Team, Wild at Heart|6 Comments

Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace | Wild at Heart | Ulrike Dold

Hello everyone,

Ulli here with you today sharing my first project for Cocoa Vanilla Studio! I´m so excited to be here! Thank you Zoe for having me!

This is actually my first layout using Cocoa Vanilla Studio supplies because it was impossible to get it in Germany before.

When I opened my Cocoa Vanilla Studio package, it was love at the first sight! All the papers and embellishments are so very pretty, I also love their texture!

I decided to start with the absolutely gorgeous new Wild At Heart collection and I created a big picture layout using a photo of myself from our after-wedding-shooting in September 2013. I am a fan of pastels and I love using a limited color palette. For this layout I chose shades of pink and peach.

I wanted to use a hibiscus cut file from the Silhouette design store and the Bloom wood veneer word from the Wild at Heart collection. I found this wonderful quote “Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace” and used my typewriter to complete the title. I typed all words except bloom directly on my white cardstock (above the photo and below the hibiscus flowers). I marked where to type with pencil and removed the pencil lines later.

I then placed my photo and backed the hibiscus flowers with the beautiful watercolor papers Luscious and Artisan from the Wild at Heart collection. I splattered some gold and black paint across the page and adhered the wood veneer word Bloom on the biggest blossom. Then I started decorating the layout with a paper flower and a woodie from the Endless Summer collection. The colors of this collection match the color palette of Wild at Heart perfectly! I love using word stickers very much, so I glued some of these from the chipboard and the accessory sticker sheets on the blossoms.

I also added a beautiful marbled chipboard heart, two super cute rubber charms, stickers and a star die cut.

To add some dimension to my layout, I used pop dots to adhere these. For a bit of accent and playfulness I decided to add a few of the gorgeous glitter enamel dots here and there. To finish off my layout I stitched down two chipboard stickers and one of the rubber charms with my sewing machine.

I hope you like how my layout turned out and I could inspire you in one way or another!

Thanks so much for joining me here today!

Ulli

By | February 26th, 2017|Design Team, Endless Summer, Inspiration, Wild at Heart|0 Comments

Hip Hip Hooray | Make a Wish | Michelle Stokes

Hi Everyone! Today I thought I would share a new layout featuring my all time favourite collection Make a Wish. The perfect collection for documenting a certain 6 year olds birthday. I love the bright colours within this collection, along with stunning florals that work so well with the floral cut files from the Colour Me Happy collection. If I could create with this collection every day, I’d be one happy lady! I wanted the cut file to be a main feature on the page, so I’ve sized it to approximately 10 inches long in Silhouette Studio and once cut, placed it diagonally across the bottom right corner of the photo stack. I’ve backed the main flower pieces of the cut file with the Daydream & ‘b’ side of Hip Hooray papers. I’ve also used the same pattern papers in layers under the photo along with a doily. Both the photo stack and cut file piece have been raised up off the page with foam adhesive tape to create some dimension off the page.

In the top left corner of the photo stack I’ve added a couple of pieces from the ephemera pack and some of my favourite Enamel Dots, along with pieces from the bottom of one of the paper name strips. These are perfect to tuck into layers on layouts.

Rather than gluing the entire cut file to the pattern papers, I’ve stapled in place. This enables the cut file to bend up slightly to add shadowing and a little extra dimension to the layout.

Continuing the floral theme, I’ve tucked in some die cut florals from the ephemera pack around the cut file, along with a tag and twine, word stickers and the Eat cake flair button

Next I created the title by fussy cutting the words ‘Hip Hip Hooray’ from the Loot Bag paper and sewed them down in place. I really like the finishing touch this adds to my layouts.

Lastly I added this little cluster to the top left of the page to even out the ‘visual triangle’.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope this has given you some form of inspiration to take away and create with.
Until next time, happy scrapping!

Michelle x

 

By | February 25th, 2017|Cut Files, Design Team, Inspiration, Make A Wish|0 Comments

Hello Sunshine | Hello Sunshine | Missy Whidden

Hello there, friends!  Missy here, and I have a bright and sunny layout to share with you today.  Although I’ve never been to Australia, I know it’s blazing hot there.  It’s not super hot here in Florida, but it sure isn’t anywhere close to Winter.  I love living in the Sunshine State because it’s almost always Summer time!  I love scrapping sunny photos, so I couldn’t wait to use the beautiful Hello Sunshine collection.  I named my layout the same name…it was too perfect not to 🙂  I used the Full Bloom paper for my background because it reminded me of a sandy boardwalk.  And in my photo, we had just walked on one to get to this little tiki hut bar on the beach in Aruba.  I used a big chunk of the Solar Flare paper because of those sun rays.  I wanted them shooting out from behind the photo.  I added some blue acrylic paint and watercolor behind it to create the illusion of water.

I used one of the Cocoa Vanilla floral cut files here as a layering piece and then added some fussy cut flowers and leaves.  Those flowers are on the Full Bloom sheet.  I added some blue tangled thread in here as well for some added color and texture.  I added one of the cute Woodies to the center of the big pink flower that I overlapped onto the edge of the photo.  For my title, I fussy cut the “sun” and “shine” from the Summer Hits paper and added some of the Puffy Stickers to complete it.

Here you can also see that I did some machine stitching with metallic gold thread.  I love how it really makes the sun rays pop and adds a touch of shine.  I love the contrast of the yellow rays and blue watercolor…it really does look like the sun and the beach!

To add some interest at the top of the layout, I added some of the die cut clouds from the Die Cut Ephemera Pack.  I added some foam adhesive under them and some tangled blue thread.  There are so many cute pieces in this die cut pack!

For the bottom of the layout, I fussy cut some of the phrases from the Happy Days paper.  There were so many I wanted to use, but I settled on these four.  I machine stitched through them all with blue thread and then added another little cluster of fussy cut flowers under it.  Here you can also see more of the larger fussy cut flowers, thread and another Woodie on the right side of the photo.

This was a blast to make!  Here’s my process video if you’d like to see how I put this layout together from start to finish.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a fabulous day!

By | February 24th, 2017|Cut Files, Design Team, Hello Sunshine, Inspiration|0 Comments

Hello SUMMER | Wild at Heart | BEA Valint

Hello, friends! BEA here, and I am so excited to share with you my very first layout as a Cocoa Vanilla Studio design team member. Getting to work with these gorgeous collections alongside amazingly talented designers is truly an honor for me.

Let me share my layout with you all featuring the new and amazing Wild at Heart collection.

When I was browsing the Wild at Hearts collection, I was drawn to this patterned paper called ‘Fussy Cuts’. I absolutely love how pretty the stripes are with this watercolor effect. Somehow those stripes reminded me of  nautical-style, and with blue embellishments it would be a perfect color scheme for a summer layout.

I started my layout by fussy cutting some gorgeous flowers out of the Memento patterned paper and die cutting a ship helm out of a dark blue card stock.

I placed my photo on the ship helm, and layered the fussy cut flowers around my photo. For adding my title I painted some die cut letters with watercolor and mixed and matched with the ‘hello’ chipboard shape.

I decided to balance my layout with a little cluster on the left bottom of my page. To do this I layered some pieces of ephemera, stickers and some lovely glittered enamel dots.

 

This was a lot of fun to create! I hope it gives you some fun ideas to try with your Cocoa Vanilla products. Happy crafting! BEA

By | February 23rd, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Wild at Heart|0 Comments

Happy Birthday | Make a Wish | Emma Wood

Hi friends!  It’s Emma on the blog today and I’m excited to be back sharing a page using the gorgeous Make a Wish collection.  I absolutely adore the bright colours that are featured throughout the entire collection; there really is so much to love about the papers and embellishments and they will work for any kind of page.  This happens to be special page to me because it’s about my sister-in-law who reallyyyy does not like her photo being taken; so you can bet that any time that I manage to get a photo of her actually smiling (at the camera!!) I have to make a page about it.

I created this page with the papers in mind.  I tend to use white cardstock alot for my pages and generally I love it – but every now and then I like to go crazy and use alot of patterned paper.  Trouble is,  I couldn’t decide which to go with (seriously, sometimes it’s just so hard to decide which paper to pick when you love them all!) so I decided to use them all!  I cut some of each of the papers into little 1×1 squares and then I used my Corner Chomper to round the corners on 3 sides of the squares.  I stuck them on the page in a random pattern ensuring the rounded edges were all that was visible.  I actually remembered to take a couple snaps as I was putting this together so you could see (a photo is worth a thousand words sometimes 😉 ):

And kept going until I had the whole page covered!

I just trimmed the excess paper from all sides of my paper using scissors.  Originally I had planned on having the coloured papers fill the entire page but once I started laying my title/photo on the page I felt the title (I wanted to use one of the die-cut shapes) was getting a little lost with all the colours behind it, so I cut a few white squares and popped them on top of the existing at the top of my page (where I planned for the title to go).

To keep things simple, I centered everything on my page – title, photo and journaling (and a couple phrase stickers that fit with the theme!).  Using alot of patterned paper on a page can make it look a little “busy” so I didn’t want to over-complicate things.  And truth be told, keeping it all centered meant I didn’t cover the background too much – because I happen to think that background looks so pretty! 😉

I love creating little clusters around my photo’s but in this instance it was more out of necessity  – behind that adorable camera flair is a blurred snap of Zack and Makayla (they were pushing each other so they would be first in line to “help” Cassie blow out the candles..).   Rather than let the blurry images be a distraction it’s easier to just cover them up!

I popped a few of the die-cut tags behind the photo to give the photo a bit more dimension.  And to balance that, on the other side I used one of the tab stickers (“love this”) on the top left of the photo.

I added stitching around my page to act as my border – I stuck with plain white cotton so it doesn’t distract you too much (given the background has alot going on already).  Then I just added a few of the gorgeous enamel dots on the page (they are so pretty in person, my photo’s don’t do them justice) and it was done!

Thank you so much for joining me on the blog today – I hope it’s inspired you to try creating your own backgrounds using all the pretty papers!

Take care, Em xo

By | February 22nd, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Make A Wish|0 Comments

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