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My big girl | Bohemian dream layout | Anna Komenda

By | 2017-10-26T19:06:05+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Cut Files, Design Team|

Hello crafty people. It’s Anna here with my first project with brand new “Bohemian dream” collection. It’s so pretty and full of girly colors – dream comes true for a mother of two girls. Every time I got new collection I fell a little bit overwhelmed while making my first project. Everything is to pretty to use it and I still have to much stash so making decisions is a long process ūüėÄ

After a milion flips through¬†the papers I decided to use this pretty ombre purple paper called¬† “Dreamer” and made a page with my birthday girl. I added a heart cut out and backed the gaps with few papers from 6*6 pad. I just love when the collection has big papers and a paper pad. You don’t have a dilemma of cutting only a small piece from this big, pretty 12*12 paper.

Ephemera is always a good idea, right? It’s my second favourite (right after a chipboard stickers) element of this collection. I added few flowers and butterflies here and there.

Word “big” is a piece from chipboard accent stickers and this is my fav thing in this collection. And in every other too ūüėÄ

I usually finish my page using flair buttons and enamel dots and this is exactly what I did here.

I like this color combo so much. Navy, pink and purple look so good together.

That is all for today. Thank you for stopping by and see you in two weeks with some other project created with “Bohemian dream” collection.

XO Anna


Hello Heidi | Bohemian Dream | Ulrike Dold

By | 2017-10-23T07:35:28+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Cut Files, Design Team, Inspiration|

Hello friends,

Ulli here today sharing a new layout with the gorgeous new Bohemian Dream collection.

I decided to scrap a layout with a photo from our little daughter. She got at the street festival of our town a Heidi ballon from her grandpa and I love this snapshot which I have made with my mobile phone.

I used a circle cut file with the word “Hello” from the Silhouette Design store and cut it out. Therefor I used pink cardstock from my stash. The word “Hello” should be the first word from my title “Hello Heidi”. I put it on a sheet of white 12×12 cardstock and placed the photo under the circle. Then I added some of the beautiful vellum flowers and one vellum butterfly from the Bohemian Dream “Vellum Accents” on the circle and stitched over them with my sewing machine.

I splattered some gold and black paint across the page and stamped the pretty Bohemian Dream heart stamp two times at the right side on the top of my layout. I used therefor the colors pink and grey to repeat some of the colors from the photo on my layout. I also stamped the phrase stamp “Hello you” with black ink on my layout besides the pink circle. The first ever clear stamp set from Cocoa Vanilla Studio is so very lovely and I am sure I will use it very often on my future projects.

I complete the title with some alphas from my stash and glued them beside the word “Hello” and over these pretty vellum flowers and the stitching.

Then I decorated the photo with the “Captured” tab from the die cut ephemera pieces, a chipboard arrow sticker and a “Love This” sticker from the accessory sticker sheet from the wonderful new Bohemian Dream collection.

I glued two flowers and the “Oh so happy” circle from the die cut ephemera pieces above the vellum flowers on the circle. Therefor I used glue dots to add them some dimension.

I wrote my journaling with a black fine liner under the circle with the photo and the flowers. Then I cut out a triangle from the “Wild & Free” patterned paper and glued it on the left corner below. I stamped the date with a roller stamp under my photo.

To finish off my page I added two word stickers, some of the super cute enamel dots and hearts and two of the chipboard hearts from the Bohemian Dream chipboard stickers on my layout.

I hope you like how my layout turned out and I could inspire you for a project with these gorgeous new Cocoa Vanilla collection.

Thanks so much for joining me here today!


Beautiful Dream | Bohemian Dream | Amanda Baldwin

By | 2017-10-12T13:46:43+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Chit Chat, Cut Files|

Hi Cocoa Vanilla Studio Friends!

Amanda here, and oh me, oh my! I am SO excited to be sharing my very first Design Team layout with the gorgeous NEW Bohemian Dream collection! This line is so incredibly pretty – I am truly in floral paper heaven! So for this week’s theme post, “What’s your style?” I have tried to keep to my feminine and pretty side. You’ll spy lots of those blooms – because we all know that I just heart #alltheflorals, as well as a Cocoa Vanilla Studio cut file and a soft mixed media background. I tend to always have a ‘clean’ look when it comes to mixed media, and just love to play with colour. I hope my layout inspires you!

Here’s my gorgeously girly installment…..

“Beautiful Dream”

Oh swoon! This collection is SO divine!!!

For my layout today, I’ve been totally inspired by Boho dream catchers and the cascading gardens in my photograph.

I start with the reverse side of pattern paper CV-BD001 ABUNDANT, and layer it with 11 x 11″ white cardstock.

I have used the Geo Heart Cut File from the Colour Me Happy collection, and backed it with the 6 x 6 Paper Pad floral paper, ABUNDANT. The heart is then supported by blooms and leaves from the DIE CUT EPHEMERA & VELLUM ACCENTS pack, and then embellished with the sentiment CHIPBOARD STICKERS.

The heart is positioned onto that stunning mixed media background, which was created with the packaging technique and lots of tiny brush splatters.  Those super pretty watercolours compliment the DIE CUT blooms perfectly!

Let’s take a closer look…….

And I must make mention of those VELLUM butterflies! Aren’t they something?!! Every element of Bohemian Dream is so exquisitely crafted and timeless in its beauty!

It’s no secret that I love #allthefloralthings but Bohemian Dream takes floral prettiness to a whole new level! Those watercolour blooms and leaves are incredible!

Even the ENAMEL SHAPES coordinate beautifully!!! Sooooooo gorgeous!

I love how I’ve encouraged the cascading vines / leaves to lead your eye into my sweet photo…..

Isn’t this a lovely photo of my daughter?! Such a beautiful memory captured here.

I have double mounted my photo using the 6 x 6 Paper Pad for added impact. I am absolutely loving the release of the 6 x 6 Paper Pad – it’s perfect for all those smaller details!

To complete my layout, I have used another heart and vines combination to center the design, and provide balance to the page. Such a beautiful layout for my daughter’s album!

I hope you feel inspired by my ‘my style’ page, & are ready to create with Bohemian Dream!

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, it means so much!

til  next time,

Happy Arty Days,

Amanda xo

Forever in My Heart | Mix & Match | Missy Whidden

By | 2017-09-24T10:21:04+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Cut Files, Design Team, Inspiration, Make A Wish, Wild at Heart, You ROCK|

Happy Sunday, friends!  Missy here, and I have a new layout to share today featuring flowers and hearts.  I began with one of the beautiful exclusive floral cut files and enlarged it to run off the page in a diagonal manner.  I used a few collections here:  You Rock, Make a Wish and Wild At Heart.  I love mixing and matching!  I backed the cut file with papers from Make a Wish and Wild at Heart. I used watercolors on some scrap paper to create the green leaves.  The background paper is the In Line paper from You Rock.  I added a lot of white acrylic paint first and then used watercolors and gelatos to add lots of yellows and pinks.  I really love how this page turned out.

Backing a cut file is really easy.  The fun part is sorting through all the papers to see which parts of them you want to use.  Once I had the cut file finished, I created the background.  I went back to the Fresh Cut Paper from Make a Wish and fussy cut more flowers out to create a little cluster by the photo.  I also added in some tangled thread and some Wood Veneer hearts from Wild at Heart.

I went small with the title and used a Wild at Heart Die Cut Ephemera piece as well as an Accessory Sticker and a Make a Wish Accessory Sticker.  My journaling fit nicely right under the photo.

Over on the right side I added in a few hearts from Make a Wish.  They were the perfect addition to that area, and the colors match really well.

In addition to the packaging technique, I also sprayed directly onto the background with some spray inks.  You can see a little Wild at Heart Wood Veneer heart tucked in there.

Here are more Wild at Heart Wood Veneer.  I coated them with white gesso and let it dry.  Then I sprayed some spray inks on them and dabbed the color with a paper towel.  Finally I added in some word and phrase Accessory Stickers from Wild at Heart.

I hope this inspires you to add some flowers and/or hearts to your next layout!¬† They are always a winner in my book ūüôā¬† Be sure to check out my process video here to see how I created this page.

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

Love You | One in a Million Layout | Raquel Bowman

By | 2017-09-21T00:34:23+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Cut Files, Design Team, Inspiration, Limited Edition|

Hey everyone, its Raquel here with you today sharing my latest layout using the limited edition mini collection kit ‘One in a Million’ which is unfortunately now sold out in the CVS store. The theme on the blog this week is hearts and flowers so I have also featured the Colour me Happy cut files on this layout too.

Here is the layout I created:

Here is a process video for how this layout came together:

As you can see I have opted to create an 8.5×11″ layout. I have recently started experimenting with this size and am loving the change. The focus of the layout is a photo that I took of my kiddies just before Fathers Day. I wanted to get a photo of the kids together holding up the sign ‘Best Daddy Ever’ which I could then frame for my husband and give as a gift on Fathers Day. I decided that because this layout was essentially about their love for their dad I could add the flowers, hearts and pinks in; all the things we may think of when we think of love.

The heart cut file and blue banner piece are the main focal point which help draw your eyes to the photo. I backed the heart on the soft pink floral patterned paper. Because I have used a white card stock base I wanted to frame the layout in a coordinating paper. I chose the gorgeous grey and white spot which adds a nice soft touch to the layout while also providing some contrast.

I added clusters of layered embellishments to either side of the photo. I added a floral die cut from the cut file set and pink and red ephemera flowers. I love the pop that the red flowers bring to the page. To finish off that cluster I added a cute bow from the Love Always bits and pieces pack, the ‘xo’ from the Love Always veneer, and some enamel dots from older collections.

For the cluster on the right side of the photo I used the same products as well as a cute little banner attached to the top of the photo with a staple and secured again with a peg, also from the Bits and Pieces pack from Love Always.

Of course I had to add a layer of patterned paper and a doily behind my photo.

Although the layout has a row of horizontal embellishing either side of the photo I still consider this layout to be very much a vertical design. Below the blue banner I add the title which is ‘Love you’ again from the Love Always wood veneer pack. To finish the layout I add a small bit of journaling on a tab from the cut apart sheet and smaller embellishments like the button and enamel dots. I love those finishing touches.

I hope that you have been inspired by my post today. Don’t forget, if you have any questions about anything you see here, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments or contact me via social media.

Thanks for stopping by xxx


By | 2017-09-02T14:14:29+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Colour Me Happy, Cut Files, Design Team, Endless Summer, Inspiration|

Hi Creative Friends,

Gwen here, back today for another share, this time I have a fun Summer themed page featuring me! ¬† This shot was taken at a Fun Run my sister and I did last year, as part of our “try new things” year for my 40th birthday. ¬†I had never done anything like this so it was on our list!! AND it was so fun! ¬†Now, we didn’t run but walked the 10-kilometre¬†track, stopping along the way for happy snaps and this was one of them! ¬†I’ve used the Endless Summer collection for this for its Summery soft tones.

The idea for the page began with my photo and the die cut title from the Ephemera Pack. ¬†I find a page always comes together quickly when you have something like this to¬†start you off. ¬†I then went about cutting out the floral die cut file from the Colour Me Happy collection. ¬†I went quite large with these as I knew I wanted them to be a major part of my design and to layer my photo and elements over the top of them. ¬†I’ve left then plain white to contrast my background.

I went with the Sweet Treats paper for my background, because, well, who doesn’t love a wood grain! ¬†I have rotated the paper so the grain runs up and down rather than across¬†as I knew my design would flow more in this direction. ¬†Next, I went about matting my photo, I’ve used both sides of the Coastal Chill paper. ¬†I love doing this for a double matt photo. ¬†You know the patterns will work together well and you are only cutting into one sheet. ¬†I’ve also used a section of the This & That paper as my third paper layer, lots of fun things to fussy cut out of this one and then you can use the outside edges as a photo mat.

I’ve then gone ahead and fussy cut out the pink doily and striped tab from the same paper and layered them into my paper stack. ¬†I also took this opportunity to add some foam tape to my photo to make it stand out above the background layers. ¬†Now was also the time to add a single pink flower from the Blooms pack.

I then went ahead and added the smaller elements. ¬†I adore the little wood veneer pieces in this collection, cute clouds, hearts and even a flamingo!! I’ve also added a cloud from the puffy stickers sheet, super cute!! I then went in search of elements from the¬†Ephemera Pack. ¬†I went with this cute banner as well as the title. ¬†It was a nice chance to add some stitching here as well.

Lastly, I added the Flair and Enamel Shapes and some Woodies, all the page was done!  I love how it turned out, so warm and Summery.  With Winter now behind us in Australia, I am so looking forward to seeing all the Spring/Summer filled pages and I hope mine has inspired you today.

Thanks for popping by today

Until next time



Love You | Wild At Heart | Amanda Baldwin

By | 2017-08-06T21:45:59+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Chit Chat, Cut Files, Design Team, Wild at Heart|

Hi Cocoa Vanilla Studio Friends!

Amanda here and I have a gorgeous floral layout to share with you today!

I just adore florals, and the ones in the Wild At Heart collection just make me swoon!!! SO pretty!

But enough chatter, here’s what I’ve created….

“Love You”

Told you those florals were pretty!!!¬†No fancy layout design required when the papers are this gorgeous! Let’s take a closer look………

Simple. Beautiful. And just oh-so stunning! Wild At Heart really has my heart!

I have used my favourite floral pattern paper, CV-WH009 MEMENTO, for the base of my layout, and used it’s coordinating CHIPBOARD FRAME to enhance my sweet photograph! You’ll also spy floral paper,CV-WH007 GROW WILD as the pretty backing to that ‘string art’ dream catcher cut file. I selected this paper as it has a #samebutdifferent look to the MEMENTO paper, and it coordinates beautifully! The center heart is pieced with the B-side of pattern paper CV-WH001 LUSCIOUS – so pretty, and it really pops against the indigo blue! Here’s a closer view…..

I just love that dream catcher cut file! I have made it appear as string art, by cutting the mosaic lines thinner, & connecting these ‘strings’ with¬†ENAMEL DOTS (SPARKLES) beads. I have added a soft mixed media element beneath the dream catcher with watercolour splatter, and finished it all off with a sweet ‘Wild at Heart’ CHIPBOARD ACCENT STICKER. * Please note: This cut file is ¬†one I have edited from the Silhouette Store. *

I have positioned my photograph cluster just over the right side of the dream catcher, to enhance the connection and flow through my design….

To avoid ‘blending’ my frame into the dream catcher, I have layered the LUSCIOUS paper beneath my framed photo to add warmth and contrast. There’s also two cuts from CV-WH006 FUSSY CUTS paper in this layering, as well as a delicate doily (from my stash). That gorgeous CHIPBOARD FRAME is also embellished with a DIE CUT EPHEMERA banner, so lovely!

Speaking of lovely, how about that LOVE YOU title?!!

The CHIPBOARD ACCENT STICKER title is just divine! I have also embellished it with a super cute FLAIR BUTTON¬†that appears to have a similar pink ‘wash’ look to it, which also coordinates with the soft mixed media element of my page too!

When it comes to florals, and all the pretty things, Wild At Heart is definitely my go to collection! So very beautiful and perfect for memory keeping my sweet girl!

Hope my layout has inspired you today!

Thanks so much for visiting!

til next time,

Happy Arty Days,

Amanda xo 

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