That’s My Boy | You ROCK | Amanda Baldwin

Hi Cocoa Vanilla Studio Friends!

Amanda here, and I am super excited to be sharing another awesome cool kid layout with our fabulous You ROCK collection! When it comes to my Mister A for Awesome, I just can’t go past You ROCK! It’s all things BOY! Love it!

Here’s a look at my latest scrapbook layout this fabulous line,

“That’s My Boy”

Isn’t this awesome?!!

I love how fun and playful these colours and patterns are together! I have mounted my white cardstock on patterned paper, CV-YR003 THIS WAY  – I adore the bright triangles pattern, so much fun!

The large view master die cut that my photo is mounted on is a cut file from the Silhouette Store. It was totally inspired by a similar, smaller DIE CUT EPHEMERA piece in this collection.  I have backed this cut file with the reverse sides of CV-YR002 IN LINE & CV-YR009 GALACTIC, really drawing on the bright, happy colours from the collection. Such fun vibes!

Speaking of fun vibes, just check out all the awesome embellishments on this layout – SO cool!!!  Let’s take a closer look….

Oh yes!!!! The DIE CUT EPHEMERA is always a favourite of mine! I mean seriously, could it get any cooler?! You’ll notice that I have snipped both my target pieces into half, and positioned them around the top left, and bottom right corners of my page to encourage the diagonal flow of the design! I have then layered them with more embellishments – love it! More ephemera stars as well as ENAMEL SHAPES further enhance the flow of my layout across the page.

WOOD VENEER SHAPES & FLAIR BUTTONS are perfect additions to any scrapbook layout, but I just love how they add dimension and interest to this particular design.

Here’s a view of the other embellished corner……

Boy Oh Boy, indeed! That VENEER really adds warmth and balance to all the white and brights! And honestly, that FLAIR really is awesome!!! The playful font and colours on the flair coordinate perfectly with the THIS WAY pattern paper base. You’ll also spy a complimenting CHIPBOARD ACCENT STICKER star or two! Such a striking page that’s so easily put together!

The final feature of this cool kid page is the DIE CUT EPHEMERA title and subtitles. Here’s a better look at them…..

For added impact, I mounted my That’s My Boy title ephemera on foam dots. I love that extra dimension for titles! The No.1 ephemera adorning my sweet boy’s photo is also mounted on foam too, because after all, he’s our No.1 Boy for sure! The You Rock ephemera completes the layout – almost as a final statement to my Mister A.

And there you have it!  My latest scrapbook page with the awesome You ROCK collection!

I hope I have inspired you to get creating!

Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment!

til next time,

Happy Arty Days,

Amanda xo


By | 2017-07-22T19:49:55+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Chit Chat, Design Team, You ROCK|0 Comments

Beautiful Life | Wild at Heart | Ulrike Dold

Hello everyone,

Ulli here with you today sharing a new layout with you.

I am totally in summer mood and so I made a 8.5×11 layout with a photo from our kids in our vacation at Crete / Greece in May. They look so happy on this picture at the pool which I made with my smartphone.

I used the new and amazing free and summer themed cut files which you can find on the Cocoa Vanilla website. They are so cute and the waves are a perfect match to my photo.

In my photo there is so much navy and orange and so I first searched for some pretty Cocoa Vanilla papers which matches perfectly. I used the coral-white stripped paper “Fussy Cut” from the Wild at Heart collection and the “Starshine” paper from the new and awesome You Rock collection. Then I cut some waves with this papers and also with white cardstock.

I glued a coral wave on the top of the layout and stitched over it with my sewing machine. Then I glued 3 waves (in coral, navy and white) on the bottom of the layout and the picture behind the upper wave. I also stitched over every wave with my sewing machine and white sewing thread.

I splattered some gold and black paint across the page and placed the title above and under my photo. For the title I used the “Beautiful” Chipboard Sticker from the Wild at Heart collection and some white foam alphas from my stash. I placed a puffy heart sticker from the Free Spirit collection as the dot of the i.

After that I decorated my page with stickers and word stickers from the You Rock and the Wild at Heart collection and the puffy sticker “happy” from the Free Spirit collection. For some of the word stickers I used pop dots to add dimension.

I glued the “FAV” sticker from the Wild at Heart Accessory Sticker Sheet on the left side on the photo and a puffy sticker on the border from the picture.

To decorating the border with the wave above I used a circle sticker from the You Rock collection, an wooden shape anchor from the Endless Summer collection and a “&” woodie from the Free Spirit collection.

To finish off my page I stamped the date on my layout and decorated the whole page with enamel dots and a second woodie with a pineapple. This cute woodie is from the the free spirit collection.

I hope I could inspire you! Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Adventure Awaits | Wild at Heart | Michelle Stokes

Hi Everyone, it’s Michelle back here with you today and I’ve got a new layout share featuring the beautiful Wild at Heart collection. The photo I’m documenting is from a little day trip adventure that Leila and I took over the school holidays with fellow DT member Raquel and her daughter Charlotte.  

We took the girls to see Disney on Ice, and ventured into the city on the train. What an adventure it was and the delight on their faces as we approached the train platform was pretty magical. I was able to sneak this quick photo as they skipped along, it was so cute to see.

I started the layout with a large cut title in mind, and browsed the fonts section on my computer to find the right one for the size and space I wanted to fill. I also knew I wanted to add more to the title below using alphabet stickers, and to have the photo sitting top left of the title. I used the Grow Wild paper to back the cut piece and sewed down the alpha stickers from the Endless Summer collection over the lower right side of the word.

I layered a few different pattern papers under the photo, including a banner cut piece of Patchwork paper, which is my favourite shade of pink! Tucked into and around the layers I’ve added pieces from the Die cut ephemera pack, stickers from the Accessory sticker sheet, a doily from my stash and popped the entire piece up off the page using some foam sheeting for dimension. I also added some thread to the tag tucked into the layers.


The large butterfly was cut from the Fussy Cuts paper and popped up of the page with some foam tape. I’ve done the same with the ephemera piece tucked under the photo.

I added a few die cut pieces and stickers to the top right of the page to fill in some white space and to give balance to the layout. Then lastly I added splatters of pink ink around the layout and added a few glitter enamel dots to finish it all off.

Thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by.
Until next time, Happy Scrapping
Michelle xx

By | 2017-07-23T20:24:04+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Wild at Heart|0 Comments

Love That Smile | Mix & Match | Missy Whidden

Happy Monday, friends!  Missy here, and I have a fun layout to share today.  I mixed and matched a few collections for this including You Rock, Life is Beautiful and Make a Wish.  I started with the beautiful wood grain paper from You Rock.  I wanted to add lots of bright colors to it, so I pulled some papers from the three collections and cut several XOs in different sizes.  You can find the XO cut file in the store with the Colour Me Happy collection.  I chose four photos to go horizontally across the page.  I arranged the XOs in a vertical design behind them.  I used some acrylic paints and in sprays on the background and embellished with flair buttons, die cuts, wood veneer and stickers.

I love how all of these die cuts created such awesome dimension and texture here.  I overlapped them and added in some tangled thread and a few fussy cut flowers.  I didn’t want to cover up to much of the die cuts, so I added just a few embellishments.  The Flair Button is from Make a Wish, the Wood Veneer is from You Rock, and the banner piece is a Life is Beautiful Ephemera piece.

I added a Life is Beautiful Wood Veneer word and a few die cut flowers here. I think these bright colors really make the black & white photos stand out.

I think my favorite part about the XO cut file is that it’s lined so you can see through it.  You can still see the background through them, and I love that effect.  I added in some light coral thread here to match the XO above the photos.

Here’s another look at the top of the layout.  I added in a few more pieces from Life is Beautiful.  I didn’t completely glue the XOs down all the way.  I wanted the edges to pop off the page to create some depth.

I tucked the first photo under the X here to keep a pop of the blue in that area.  I didn’t want to completely cover it up since that is the boldest color.  I added a few label stickers under the end photos.

For my title and center piece, I used this Accessory Sticker from Make a Wish.

It was a lot of fun mixing and matching collections for this!  I hope it inspires you to do the same and perhaps work a fun cut file into the mix.  I do have a process video if you’d like to check it out here.

Thanks so much for stopping in today.  Have a fantastic week, friends!

Summer Vibes | Bea Valint | Wild at heart

Hey Cocoa Vanilla Studio fans, its BEA here! Today I’m sharing a new layout using the Wild at Heart collection and the new freebie summer cut files available in the store here. Cut files are great technique to use on your layouts and crafty projects. Whether you create a background element, embellish your layout or, like I’m showing you today, use a big title there are so many ways to use them.

Here is the layout that I created: Summer Vibes


I love to incorporate a large title into my design, and this time I decided to cut my title vertically from a white card stock! I backed the letters with patterned paper, and stitched around them with multi-colored thread. Stitching the outlines gave me that extra texture I always try to achieve on my layouts.

I cut some thin stripes from different patterned paper, adhered to the white card stock and placed my photos whimsical on the paper stripes. I adhered the photos with 3D foam tape so under them I could place different embellishments.

Next, I built several layers behind the pictures. Tags, chipboards and die cuts from the collection were used to frame these sweet photos of our summer holiday.  I couldn’t resist sticking here that lovely sun die cut because it’s just too cute. To finish I dropped watercolor around the layout.

Thanks for joining me today, I hope you’ve got a lot of inspiration this week on the blog! Bea

By | 2017-07-28T14:48:52+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Wild at Heart|0 Comments

Summer | Endless Summer | Emma Wood

Hello scrappy friends!  It’s Emma on the blog today to share a fun summer layout using Endless Summer and the free cut files!  We’re in the middle of winter over here (in Australia) so I’m looking for any excuse to scrap photo’s that remind me of warmer days so the freebie cut-files were perfect!  I adore the soft colours used throughout the Endless Summer collection – it’s a perfect match for creating pages about summer.

I broke with tradition and went with a patterned paper background!  Bit of a shock I know 😉  I’ve a habit of always using white cardstock but I’m trying to mix things up a little by using my patterned paper more.  I love the colour of this paper (Coastal Chill) and added a bit of vellum (from my stash) on top to soften it a little more.  For my cut files though I went back to my beloved white and I used the wave pattern plus the word “summer”.

I couldn’t decide which photo’s to use so I ended up going with three!  Only one of them is in colour though because the other two are a little blurry (2 year old + jumping around in the pool while using an old phone camera does not produce the best photos…) but by turning them black & white it’s not quite as noticeable.  I layered the photo’s in a off-centre grid type layout and used one of the die-cut pieces to balance things out.

I cut 3 wave files at the same size and stuck them together using foam tape in between each layer to create a bit of dimension (staggered the positioning so you can see each of the layers..it’s meant to look a little bit like waves moving back and forth, not sure it worked…but you know…I tried, ha!).

I typed my journaling on the computer again (using typewriter font) then cut out one of the 3×4 cards from This & That paper and used it to anchor my journaling section at the bottom of my page.  Once the base was set I got to add all those fun little pieces.  I love, love, LOVE the woodies (in every CVS collection!) so I made sure I included a few of those.

I added a pop of pink at the bottom (heart woodie) then had to balance the contrasting colour around the rest of the page by using the flamingo (because why not? I mean it’s so cute!) and arrow die-cut (I’ve that habit of doing things in groups of 3).

Super happy how this one turned out – I think it’s got that perfect summer vibe!  And I’m just a little chuffed with myself for creating a page without a white cardstock background! 😉

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  Take care, Em xo

By | 2017-07-19T14:49:56+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Cut Files, Design Team, Endless Summer, Inspiration|0 Comments

Hello Jail Bird | You Rock | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone! Sue Plumb here to share my latest design team project with you. Today I have a layout I created using the ‘You Rock’ collection; a bit of mixed media; and a funny photo of one of my boys that I took recently at a theme park.

I started my page with a sheet of the ‘In Line’ paper, and I chose to run the stripes vertically to mimic the bars in the photo. I then added some extra depth to my background using a texture stamp and some grey watercolour paint. I also added some small pieces of torn striped washi tape sticker; along with a printed phrase washi sticker to the top corner of my page.

Next, I gathered together some papers to create a layered mat for my photo. The papers I used included the reverse side of the ‘In Line’ paper; ‘Night Sky’; and ‘Random’. I also use the lightning bolt strip cut from the ‘Stripped’ paper and ran it vertically through the focal area of my page. I then added some messy black cotton thread for texture and mounted my photo on top.

To embellish my page, I started by adding a few fussy cut stars from the ‘Starshine’ paper; then a couple of chipboard accent stickers, which I layered directly onto my photo.

Next, I added several wood veneer shapes around my page; including the hello word that I used as part of my title. The remainder of my title was created using some Colour Me Happy black alphabet stickers and Totally Rad wood grain alphabet stickers. I also added a few small phrase stickers from the accessory sticker sheet.

Beneath my photo I added the awesome tag rubber charm, which I tied with a small piece of twine. To finish off my layout I added some splatters of mist and a few stamped phrases and date.

Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this with you. I will be back again in a couple of weeks with another project. Until then, happy scrapping!

By | 2017-07-18T12:29:00+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, You ROCK|0 Comments

✮ FREE Shipping Australia Wide on Orders Over $90 (Conditions Apply) ✮ All Prices in AUD Incl GST ✮ YES we Ship Internationally ✮ Dismiss