LOVE YOU | Wild at Heart layout | Sue Plumb

By | 2017-09-18T11:46:00+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Wild at Heart|

Hi everyone! Sue Plumb here with my latest design team project to share with you. This week we are focusing on the theme ‘Hearts & Flowers’ on the blog, so today I have a layout featuring the beautiful ‘Wild at Heart’ collection, and a photo of me with my three children. (All looking in the same direction AND smiling – it’s a photographic miracle! haha)

Knowing in my head that I wanted to add some mixed media to my creation, I started my layout with a sheet of white cardstock, then added vertical strips of both the ‘Bohemian’ and ‘Patchwork’ papers to define the focal area of my page.

I then added a mat for my photo cut from the beautiful marbled print side of the ‘Grow Wild’ paper and some frayed gauze for subtle texture.

Next, I took a sheet of the gorgeous floral ‘Memento’ paper and fussy cut several large floral pieces from it. I used these to tuck around my photo, and also to create anchor points in two of the diagonally opposing corners. This helped bring balance and flow to my design. I then used some soft pink watercolour paint to highlight and extend on each of the floral pieces, plus add some soft splatters around my page.

For the cluster in the bottom right corner, I topped the floral piece with one of the rubber charms and a small heart from the chipboard accent stickers sheet. For the top left cluster, I added a small heart from the die cut ephemera pack. I also added a sentiment from the ephemera pack directly onto my photo.

I used the large love you from the chipboard accent stickers as my layout title, adhering it directly below my photo and emphasising it with a die cut ephemera frame that I cut into pieces.

To finish off, I added a beautiful butterfly from the ephemera pack and then I left it at that. I was really happy with the soft, understated result of this page.

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


By | 2017-09-16T18:06:28+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Design Team, Free Spirit, Hello Lovely, Inspiration, Make A Wish|

Hi Creative Friends,

Gwen, back today for another layout to share.  This week on the blog the DT are focusing on Hearts and Flowers!  You will all know this was NOT a challenge at all for me as I adore working with both!  I started with this cute selfie taken by Miss 10 of herself and the cat, there is nothing quite like finding gems like these on your phone, I so adore them!

The inspiration for this page began with the cut file from Paper Issues.  As my photo was a little grainy, I knew it would have to stay quite small in size so I thought I’d go for a large cut file element to fill in the remainder of the page.  I also knew at this point I wanted to use the bright pink, green and yellow tones in the Fresh Cut paper from the Make A Wish Collection as my inspiration.

I don’t actually end up using a lot of this paper, however, it really was my starting point for the page. There are so many times where I’m not sure to start and pretty products like these always get me inspired!

I started by backing the three flowers in my cut file with this paper and the leaves as well, with the Party Dots paper.  I also used these 2 papers as the mount for my photo.  I also wanted to pull out floral elements from the die cut ephemera as well as the vellum accents pack.  Both of these packs have so many pretty floral elements, I knew they would all be a perfect fit!!  I also now took the time to fussy cut out a few of the yellow and pink flowers from the Fresh Cut paper.

Now was the time for some fun!  I simply went about adding floral elements in between and over the top of the cut file piece.  I was going for a floral explosion here!  I also found this pretty little vellum piece in the vellum accents pack and thought it would be a very sweet title, I’ve just hand stitched it onto a circle of white cardstock and placed it in the center of the middle flower.

You can see here my photo mat and some of the die cut pieces.  The paper flower is part of the Hello Sunshine Collection – shop them here.

Now was the time to think about adding some hearts for the “heart” part of the challenge… I had certainly covered flowers at this point 🙂

I went with the Free Spirit Resin hearts and Life is Beautiful Wood Veneer hearts, I just love how all of the Cocoa Vanilla collections work so well together and they were a really nice finishing touch.   I have also added in a wood veneer butterfly from this same pack to pull together the die cut butterflies I have added.

I really loved the page at this point, but felt it was missing something… it was still very white on white and needed a little more contrast.  So I decided to add a little more stitching.  Well, a lot more stitching actually!  I had already added some for the circle title element, so it made sense to add some more around that floral piece.  Then I added more on the leaves and a few other floral elements in pink, green and yellow….  the 3 colours that started it all in the first place!

Lastly, I added a few sequins for some sparkle and the page was done!  This one did take a while with all the stitching and lots and lots of small elements, but I am super happy with how it turned out, I think it was worth it!

Thanks for popping by today

Until next time



Love You | Wild at Heart | Elodie Lusseau

By | 2017-09-13T00:06:54+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Wild at Heart|

Happy Sunday, friends!

It’s Elodie here today and I’m happy to be back with you to share a new page for stickers week! This time, I used the beautiful Wild at Heart collection, including chipboard and accessory stickers, along with a photo of my oldest daughter snapped in Turin, during our road trip around northern Italy last spring.

As I had no precise idea or design in mind, I started by gathering supplies that I wanted to use and that would go with my pic. The gorgeous Luscious and Grow Wild papers would be great for the background and I just had to include fussy cut flowers from the Memento sheet!

After a little brainstorming session, I decided to go for a circular design. I drew a circle on the top right-hand corner of the Luscious paper, poked holes with a pin following the pencil lines, erased them and stitched along using white thread. I then cut off a part of the Luscious sheet and backed it with the Grow Wild paper.

Next, I matted the photo with a card from the Patchwork cut apart sheet and sticked it in the center of the stitched circle with foam squares. I framed it with a couple of fussy cut flowers from the Memento paper and chipboard frames, including one from the chipboard stickers sheet. The Wild at Heart color palette is just perfect for this lovely photo of my girl!

For the title, I used chipboard alphabet stickers that I placed on the stitched circle. I love how soft these pink on pink letters look! I then added more Wild at Heart stickers to embellish my page. I adorned the pic with a tab and a pennant from the accessory stickers sheet and I placed chipboard hearts and word stickers on the frames. I also added chipboard butterflies on the fussy cut flowers and tucked a label sticker with the date under the photo.

I felt like my layout needed a little something more and I decided to use the scraps from the Luscious sheet I used for the background. I cut the corner I had left in half, folded the edges a little bit and placed it on the page with the floral pattern facing up. Last but not least, I added a bit of shine to my layout with a couple of Wild at Heart enamel dots. These sparkly cuties are the perfect finishing touch!

I hope my page inspires you to play with CVS stickers. Accessory, alphabet, chipboard or washi stickers: there’s a lot to choose from and have fun with! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a lovely day and a great week ahead!


Beautiful Moments | Wild at Heart | Mandy Melville

By | 2017-09-12T20:22:39+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Wild at Heart|

Hi CVS friends! Mandy back with you today to share my latest layout using the beautiful Wild at Heart collection! As you would have noticed, the theme this week on the blog is STICKERS!! Who doesn’t love using stickers on their projects?! I love the range of stickers that’s available from Cocoa Vanilla… From accessory stickers to chipboard stickers to alphabet stickers… There’s certainly plenty to choose from! And I had lots of fun using them on this layout!

I documented a couple of photos that I took recently of my Mum with my youngest daughter. I love the seeing the special relationship that they share, and I think these photos of them together are just so sweet!

I started my layout off by covering the top half of the page with the Momento patterned paper (reverse side). I absolutely love the florals on this paper, and I must admit that I’ve been hoarding it! But it was time to finally get it onto a layout, and I think it worked perfectly with these photos! I also tucked a thin strip of the Patchwork patterned paper (reverse side) under the bottom edge of it, as well as a scallop that I cut out of the Fussy Cuts paper.

To create some dimension on the layout, I raised up the photo on the left with some foam tape and then tucked a chipboard frame underneath it. I also fussy cut some florals out of the gorgeous Luscious patterned paper, and I tucked them underneath the left hand side of the photo. You can also see here that I added a couple of the little word stickers off the accessory sticker sheet. They added the perfect sentiment to the page!

I added another sticker that says ‘precious’ on the bottom right hand corner of this photo. I love layering embellishments both under the edge of my photos, as well as on top!

Underneath the edge of the photo on the right, I tucked a tag. This was also from the accessory sticker sheet. There are so many beautiful stickers on this sheet! I threaded some cotton twine through the hole in the tag, which I think finishes it off nicely and also adds some texture to the page. On top of the tag I added a chipboard sticker, as well as a couple of the cute bitty blooms.

For my title I used one of the lovely wood veneer words combined with some alphabet stickers from the Hello Lovely collection. I painted the wood veneer word with some Glimmer Mist that I’ve had in my stash forever, and I LOVE how this turned out! The colour was perfect, and it looks so pretty and shimmery!

I also have a process video for this layout if you’d like to see how it came together.

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! Make sure you stick around for some more ‘sticker inspiration’ from the design team over the weekend!

Mandy x

Hello sunshine | Anna Komenda

By | 2017-09-11T04:24:30+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Chit Chat, Colour Me Happy, Design Team, Endless Summer, Hello Sunshine, Inspiration, Make A Wish, Wild at Heart, You ROCK|

Hello crafty people. As you probably noticed – it’s a STICKERS WEEK on Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog. I am very happy about it because let’s be honest – who doesn’t like stickers? They are so easy and fast to use, come in a variety of shapes and colors. Perfect type of embellishments.

You can find many types of stickers at CVS Store like: chipboard stickers, regular sticker, alpha stickers and puffy stickers. I mixed them together on this sunny – funny page.

I had a series of cute pictures of my little girl playing at the pool. They are mostly blue so I thought – let’s make a fun, blue background. I searched through all the CVS collections and picked every blue paper I found. I grouped them and decided to use 8 patterns together. You can spot papers from Color me happy, Wild at heart, Hello sunshine, Make a wish, You rock and Endless summer collections. I just cut a stripe of paper and combined them all together creating a whole new 12*12 paper.

With all that patterns my page didn’t need much of embellishing. Small stickers and other elements were just perfect to add them here and there.

I started with three chipboard frames from “Wild at heart” collection stuck behind the pictures. I also picked some words and small elements from “Hello sunshine” ephemera pack and sticker sheet. Puffy stickers are also a fun type pf embellishments to put on the page. I created a title using two puffy words from “Hello sunshine” puffy stickers.

Adding dimension to my pages is one of my favourite techniques while creating a layout. That’s why I love wood veneers, woodies and flair buttons. All of them used on my page are from “Hello sunshine” collection.

That’s all for today. Thank you for stopping by and see you in two weeks.



Snap Happy | Wild At Heart | Ulrike Dold

By | 2017-09-08T21:50:23+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Design Team, Hello Lovely, Inspiration, Wild at Heart|

Hello everyone,

Ulli here with you today sharing a new layout focusing on the accessory stickers from the gorgeous Wild at Heart collection.


I had the idea of creating a water color background on the top of my 8.5×11 layout with a stitched banner of stickers over it.

First I took my water colors and added a transition of colors from pink, peach, yellow to blue. I waited until it dried and typed the journaling with my typewriter on the bottom of my layout. I should always write the journaling first down somewhere else, it´s always the same… this time I wrote about only one photo and not about those two photos. But meanwhile I can accept it when I do some mistakes on my layouts. We can’t be perfect every time and that´s okay.

I added stickers from the Wild At Heart accessory sticker sheet from the left side to the right side and began also with pink first, over peach and yellow to blue.

I also used a rubber charm and a die cut heart from the Wild at Heart collection.

I  made a banner with the stickers and some of them I glued on with glue dots to give them some dimension. After that I stitched over the banner with my sewing machine.

I then glued my pictures under two of those awesome Wild at heart chipboard frames and placed them in the middle of my layout. To make the layout more interesting I glued the frame on the left side a little bit higher than the other.

For my title I chose the „Snap happy“ flair button  from the Hello Lovely collection and placed it on a circle sticker in the middle under the frames with the photos.

Then I glued some word stickers from the Wild at Heart collection under the frames and one sticker on the frame on the left side.

To finish it off I stamped the date with a roller stamp next to the  photo on the left side and glued some enamel dots and shapes from the Wild at Heart collection and other Cocoa Vanilla collections on the water colored paper above and on some of the stickers from the banner.

I hope you like my layout and had fun reading my post!

Till next time,


One of a Kind | Bohemian Dream | Michelle Stokes

By | 2017-09-18T12:15:40+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Design Team, Inspiration|

Hello Hello! It’s Michelle here today to kickstart a new week of Inspiration featuring all things STICKERS. We’re talking accessory stickers, chipboard stickers, alpha stickers and even washi tape stickers. I’d even consider the sweet enamel shapes as stickers – they are sticky lol

For my layout share today I’ve used the amazing new collection Bohemian Dream. If you’re a follower of our Facebook page and Community group you would have seen the MOUNTAIN of boxes in a shipment that Zoe has just received. It has arrived! WOO HOO. It may take some time for it to load into the store, so for now you can drool all over the prettiness shared here 😉

This collection is absolutely STUNNING, and has absolutely surpassed my obsession for the Make a Wish collection. I’m loving the bright pops of colour, mixed with soft water colours and darker prints. The sweet floral designs are perfectly pretty and those hearts…. so cute! I’ve chosen the photo of Leila purely for the colour of her shirt that ties in with the colours of the collection.

I’ve created a grid style layout using a selection of papers from the 6×6 paper pad. I cut 2x2inch squares and arranged them randomly before sewing around or through each individual square.

I backed my photo with another 6×6 pattern paper, the 6×6 version of the Abstract paper that I’d cut into 2 triangles for a different project but didn’t use. I layered the photo into the corners of the paper and cropped the excess off. I also layered a cut apart piece behind and an accessory sticker before raising it up with some foam for dimension.

Now I’m not sure about everyone else, but I consider my Accessory sticker sheets an extension to my die cut ephemera packs. They’re perfect for layering in clusters and adding a finishing tough to empty spaces, and sometimes even being used for Title work. So many sweet sentiments and those chipboard stickers give some great dimension to a page!

With all this in mind my next task was to create a large cluster with as many stickers as I could, without over doing it. I used the “One of a Kind” piece from the sticker sheet as my title for the layout, and raised it with some foam tape to make it stand out more. Tucked in under and around this are more accessory stickers, a large floral chipboard sticker, a couple of chipboard sticker hearts, enamel dots and some ephemera pieces.

Once I was comfortable with the main cluster, I worked on all the mini clusters using more Accessory stickers and enamel dots. I selected random squares to fill within a visual triangle to create an even flow of embellishments in an already busy background. I also added in a few ephemera pieces to compliment the added colours and stickers.

All of the little word stickers and strips are perfect for documenting a ‘just because’ layout of Leila, with each one singing out sweet little sentiments I want her to remember in years to come.

Thats all from me today. I hope this has given you some inspiration to go crazy with stickers! I know it has for me 🙂

Until Next time, Happy Scrapping!

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