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Summer | Endless Summer | Emma Wood

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

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

Summer Days | Endless Summer Layout | Raquel Bowman

By | 2017-07-19T00:23:12+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Cut Files, Design Team, Endless Summer, Inspiration|

Hey everyone, its Raquel here with you today sharing a new layout using the Endless Summer collection and the new freebie summer cut files available in the store here.  I knew right away that I wanted to use the cut files for this layout and delve back into my Endless Summer stash. It was the perfect opportunity to break it out again!

Here is the layout that I created: Summer Days

Here is the process of how the layout came together :

For the main element of the page I used the clouds in the cut file set with the word ‘summer’. I backed some of the clouds with the Blue Skies paper and the remaining with plain vellum. I also used a paper punch to punch out some extra smaller clouds.

I added a cluster of embellishments in the top left corner which had some of the clouds, and a couple of either mint or woodgrain pieces from the ephemera pack. I really wanted to challenge myself to stick to that colour palette on this page.

When adhering and grouping the cloud cut files I adhered them either with a foam tape, or a liquid adhesive direct to the page. I love how that brings a detail and dimension to such a simple idea.

My typewriter has been a little temperamental lately, but thankfully I managed to type with success my story on my layout. I really wanted to document this summer and what I think will be the beginning of a new summer tradition for us. I finished that journaled area off with more ephemera pieces. I thought the ‘memories are made of this’ sentiment was just perfect!

For the ‘summer’ title, which was cut on the Sweet Treats patterned paper, I added that to the page running along the bottom of my photo. The ‘days’ word from the ephemera pack was the perfect finish to the title, I was very excited when I saw it matched my colour palette and was able to nestle in perfectly underneath the die cut word.

I hope you have enjoyed this layout and process video featuring the free cut files and the endless summer collection. Being mid-winter here in Aus it was lovely to create a summer inspired layout and dream about the warm weather!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, Raquel xxx

Summer | Endless Summer | Mandy Melville

By | 2017-07-15T08:56:30+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Design Team, Endless Summer, Inspiration|

Hi friends!

Mandy here with you today! Who else is loving all of the gorgeous ‘summer’ inspiration here on the blog this week?! It’s so nice to reminisce about the lovely warm days of summer while it’s the middle of winter here in Australia! Today I’m sharing my summer themed layout with you, featuring the beautiful ‘Endless Summer‘ collection!

I documented a super cute photo of my youngest daughter and my nephew, taken last summer when they were enjoying an ice cream together. These two are so adorable, and they love each other so much! Of course I take every opportunity I can to snap photos of them together!

I used one of the FREE summer cut files that are available to download from the Cocoa Vanilla store!

How awesome are these?! I decided to use the word ‘summer’, and I resized it to create a large title for my layout. I cut it out of my white cardstock background using my Cameo, and then I backed it with the sunbleached patterned paper. I love the wow factor that a large title like this makes on a layout!

I matted my photo with the reverse side of the sweet treats patterned paper, and then I popped some foam tape underneath the photo to give it some extra dimension. I love fussy cutting floral patterned papers, and the Aloha Sunshine paper is just perfect for this! I fussy cut two large floral clusters and tucked one under each side of the photo. I love how this looks with the flowers coming out from behind the photo! Up in the top right hand corner of the layout I added a couple of die cuts from the collection, as well as a cute little woodie button.

On the bottom left hand corner of the photo I added one of the cute puffy stickers from the collection, and I popped another woodie button there as well.

At the bottom of the page I added a banner sticker, which I adhered using foam tape to give it some extra dimension. I added a third woodie here as well, which creates a visual triangle with the other two. I love these cute little wooden buttons! I added my typed journaling underneath the title, and then I finished the layout off with a couple of little heart stickers, some enamel shapes, and lastly some gold ink splatters.

I also have a process video for this layout if you’d like to check it out.

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today!

Mandy x

I need a vitamin sea | Endless summer layout | Anna Komenda

By | 2017-07-11T06:36:13+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Colour Me Happy, Cut Files, Design Team, Endless Summer, Hello Sunshine, Inspiration|

Hello crafty friends. It’s Anna here with my summer page based on “Endless summer” collection. It’s our assignment for this week and Zoe created fabulous, free cut files that match this collection. It looks like this:

and you can download it from here >> click.

Summer projects are always my favourite. We travel some place warm every year, with palm trees, turquoise see and blue sky so I always have some great photos to scrap. I am definitely a sea person. I could stare at waves and boats for hours. Beach is my happy place and I consider summer “wasted” if I have no chance to visit seaside.

I chose my favorite “Blue skies” paper for the background. I cut six waves shapes using white cardstock and painted them with watercolors. I also cut three clouds and backed them with vellum.

“Endless summer” collection has so many fun embellishments to play with. Ephemeras are always my favorite and I picked some of them and placed them around my page. Could those flamingos be cuter? I also added few puffy stickers and woodies here and there.

Fancy in alpha stickers? CVS has a lot of them. I chose white, simple letters from “Color me happy” collection along with jeans patterned letters from “Hello sunshine”.

My final steps with most of my pages are: adding enamel dots and splashing. This is exactly what I did here.

If you are curious how my creative process looks like, I recorded a video for you.


That’s all for today. I will see you in two weeks with soft and delicate inspiration created with ‘Love always” collection. You don’t want to miss this 😉

Thank you for stopping by.

XO Anna

Best Ever | Endless Summer | Amanda Baldwin

By | 2017-07-07T20:00:28+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Chit Chat, Design Team, Endless Summer|

Hi Cocoa Vanilla Friends & Fans!

Amanda here, and today I am sharing a scrapbook layout for the Endless Summer theme week!

This collection has such a soft pastel colour palette, and it truly creates the prettiest of Summer layouts!

I am always in awe of the fabulous pattern paper designs that Cocoa Vanilla Studio create, and the woodgrain papers are always a firm favourite of mine! They always add warmth to all the cool, pastel designs!

Here’s what I’ve created with the Endless Summer collection today….

“Best Ever”

Oh isn’t he the cutest?! He absolutely loves Summer days spent at the beach, and the Endless Summer collection is just perfect for documenting it all! And yes, you’ll spy woodgrain paper, CV-ES001 SWEET TREATS (reverse side) here to compliment and accent that fabulous clouds paper, CV-ES002 BLUE SKIES And don’t they look fabulous together?!! I have mounted Blue Skies onto white cardstock, and lightly distressed the edges because, it is after all, a boy page! In the layer beneath my super cute photo, you’ll also spy that cool green pattern paper, CV-ES006 SUNBLEACHED – just awesome!

The rest of my layout is simply layered embellishing with all the fabulous bits n pieces you’ll find in the Endless Summer collection! Let’s take a closer look at them…….

The WOOD VENEER are always incredible, and I couldn’t resist using the script words, Best Ever, for my title! Again, I have used woodgrain (DIE CUT EPHEMERA)  & VENEER to add warmth and balance to my layout. They also provide a touch of masculinity to this somewhat pretty page! The clouds are really fun, and playful!

 ACCESSORY STICKERS surround my large central photo, and add to the layering and colours in my scrapbook layout design! I should add that the doily and cotton floss are from my stash, but everything else in this layout is from the Endless Summer collection.

And how about those FLAIR!!! Good Life for sure!!!

The FLAIR BUTTON featuring the clouds design is just the cutest! I love how it coordinates perfectly with the Blue Skies paper! Really making a prominent feature of clouds on this beachy page!

You’ll spy more pretty DIE CUT EPHEMERA throughout my design, with many of the pieces layered togethered….

Oh Yeah! This kid has definitely got sunshine on a cloudy day!!! So happy and joyful!

Loving the high gloss, fun design WOODIES in this embellishment cluster, as well as the ENAMEL SHAPES!  

Endless Summer – It’s just too much fun!!!

Hope my Summer theme layout has inspired you!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

til next time,

Happy Arty Days, Amanda xo 


You make me so happy | Hello Lovely | Ulrike Dold

By | 2017-07-01T06:58:28+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Design Team, Endless Summer, Hello Lovely, Inspiration, Wild at Heart|

Hello everyone,

Ulli here with you today sharing a summer themed layout with you. In Germany we have summer right now and it feels so good!

For this layout I used a picture from my daughter with my beloved flamingo 🙂 in Greece/Crete from two months ago. Sometimes I am a little bit crazy – I really had to buy this pink pool animal for our vacation.

I am still so in love with the “Luscious” water color paper in pink and peach from the gorgeous “Wild at Heart” collection and used it as my background paper for my 12×12 layout.

I cut a circle cut file with lotus flowers with my Silhouette Portrait and used it as a frame for my photo. After cutting I glued the photo behind it and stitched around the frame with my sewing machine.

Then I cut out a sector of a big circle from white cardstock. Therefor I used the Party Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers – it has 3 different radiuses and I used the biggest one. After that I glued it on the bottom of my layout and stitched over the border.

I splattered some gold and black paint across the page and placed the frame with the photo on my page.

For the title I used the “You make me so happy” sticker from the “Hello Lovely” Accessory Sticker Sheet and glued it besides my photo. I love it to do titles with stickers. It is such an easy way – especially when you have no idea for a special title.  I used foam dots to add some dimension.

Then I glued Die Cut Embellishments and word stickers from the “Hello Lovely” and “Endless Summer” collections on the border from the white cardstock to the background paper. I also used foam dots from time to time. The pink Die Cut flamingo from the “Endless Summer” collection was a perfect match to my photo.

I punched a hibiscus flower and leaves with a Kesi´ art Die and my Sizzix Big Shot and used pink and mint cardstock for it. Then I glued it on the left side of my photo.

I also decorated my photo with a Die Cut Flower from the “Hello Lovely” collection and a paper flower from the “Endless summer” collection. The paper flowers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio are so very beautiful and I am a little bit sad, that I have used almost all of them up now.

After that I decorated my page with arrow stickers and word stickers from the “Hello Lovely” collection. To finish off my page I added the wood veneer “Summer” from the “Endless Summer” collection, the flair button “&” from the “Hello Lovely” collection and some enamel dots.

In the end I wrote the place and the month where and when the picture was taken besides the frame.

I hope you like my layout and I could inspire you! Thanks so much for stopping by today!




Hello Sunshine | Endless Summer | Michelle Stokes

By | 2017-07-09T16:22:27+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Cut Files, Design Team, Endless Summer|

Hi Everyone! It’s Michelle here today with a new layout share using the beautiful Endless Summer collection. The soft sweet pastel colours in this collection remind me of summer which makes it perfect for the Summer theme were focusing on this week.

I’ve gone back in time and scrapped a cute photo of Leila from 2013, when we enjoyed the warmer months a lot more. It certainly warms my heart to look back on the memories we created in our old backyard, especially this time of year when its freezing cold.

I kept the layout design quite simple, using a strip of COASTAL CHILL paper across the background, then built the title and photo mat layers up across the same horizontal line to give the layout some dimension. I created clusters top right of the layout and bottom left of the photo to draw the eyes attention across the page and finished it all off with a sprinkling of gold ink.

Here’s some close ups…

This was a fun cluster to begin with, as it uses a mix of all my favourite embellishments from the collection. To create it I’ve used pieces from the THIS & THAT cut apart paper, and raised up the pink doily piece with foam tape. The clouds are from the wood Veneers pack and are a super cute addition to the collection. The other items used are the enamel shapes, woodies & blooms

Under the photo mat I’ve used the reverse side of the COASTAL CHILL paper, along with more cut apart pieces from the THIS & THAT paper. I also included an off cut of the pink doily used in the cluster at the top of the page and some accessory stickers tucked under the bottom of the photo and into the top of the floral cluster.

I added a hint of glitter to the flowers from the Blooms pack, but its really hard to see in these photos. I’ve included more items into this cluster that are in the top cluster, to help balance the layout.

I’ve used one of the FREE cut files to create the title using the woodgrain side of the SWEET TREATS paper and raised it up off the page using foam tape to help it stand out a little more. I also included a piece from the ephemera pack and added my typed journalling in the blank space below.

The Free cut files are pretty cool, and can be found on the website HERE

Thats all from me today, I hope this has inspired you in some way to get those Summer photos documented.

Until Next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

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