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Epic Fall | You Rock, Wild at Heart & Make A Wish | Elodie Lusseau

By | 2017-06-15T23:53:39+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Make A Wish, Wild at Heart, You ROCK|

Happy Saturday, everyone!

Elodie here with you today and I’m happy to be back to share a new layout using the You Rock collection along with some Wild at Heart and Make A Wish goodies. This week is going to be all about seasons on the blog. Summer is almost here but I felt like making a fall page with a lot of pretty leaves and this cute photo of my little one snapped last October.

I started by drawing leaves using templates on several You Rock papers: Starshine, In Line, This Way, Stripped, Random and Galactic. I cut and handstitched them, adding transparent sequins on some of them. I then placed the leaves on the beautiful Experimental paper that I picked for my background. The pretty colors and woodgrain of the You Rock line are just perfect for fall pics!

I matted the photo with a piece of the Plus One paper and I adorned it with You Rock enamel shapes, a die cut from the ephemera pack and a tab from the Wild at Heart accessory stickers sheet. I then adhered it in the center of the page with foam squares to make it stand out.

For the title, I used a lovely You Rock rubber charm and Make A Wish alphabet stickers that I placed on a leaf. I then adorned other leaves with a You Rock die cut and word stickers, a Wild at Heart flair button and a paper piece from the ephemera pack and a shiny Make A Wish rhinestone.


To complete my fall page, I sprinkled embellies from the three collections on the background: You Rock enamel shapes, Wild at Heart die cuts and wood veneer hearts as well as Make A Wish sequins.

I had so much fun mixing these collections and I think they go beautifully together! I hope my page inspires you to mix and match CVS lines too!

Thank you for visiting the blog today! Have an awesome day!


Sweet heart layout | Anna Komenda

By | 2017-06-12T19:50:40+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Design Team, Free Spirit, Hello Lovely, Life Is Beautiful, Love Always, Make A Wish|

Hello everyone. Welcome in another post in our “Scrap lift week”. This time it was my turn to choose one from many fantastic pages created by CVS team and scrap lift it. I struggled a lot because I wanted to scrap lift at least 10 pages (and I probably will do in the future 🙂 ). I finally decided to go crazy with large photo and I chose page created by talented Ulrike Dold.

This is my version:

And here is a beautiful page of Ulrike.

I decided to keep it as much similar as possible. I used big picture, various paper strips, wood veneer title and small embellishments here and there. I slightly changed the color scheme from pink to pink-blue-orange. It was such a great pleasure and fun to scrap lift this page.

You all know how easy it is to combine few CVS collections in one project. And it’s exactly what I did here. I picked some pink and blue papers from various collections and added few pattern papers. I dived into “Hello lovely“, “Love always” and “Make a wish” collections I picked few papers. I combine them in triangular shapes and sew them with sewing machine.

I also created a wood veneer title. Word HEART is from “Wild at heart” wood veneers set and word SWEET is from “Love always” wood veneers set.

I also gathered matching stickers and other embellishments. You can spy cute deer from button set from “Free spirit” collection along with paper flowers from “Hello lovely” collection. I also used few puffy stickers from “Make a wish” and mix of enamel dots.

I rarely use big pictures but working with them is such a different experience. You can’t add too much of embellishments and papers because the picture is a main focus of the page. I really like creating this way I will for sure try to use more of big photos.

Stars, splashes and some dimensional elements like rubber charms and chipboard stickers are like a cherry on the top of this page. I love the final result.

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

XO Ania


By | 2017-05-28T14:38:38+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Cut Files, Design Team, Inspiration, Make A Wish|

Hello again Creative Friends,

I have a pretty layout to share with you today using the divine Make a Wish collection. It features Miss C from a few years back dressed up for a school book parade.  She went as Alice in Wonderland, with the pink bunny doubling as the “white rabbit”.

This has to be one of my favourite collections of all the Cocoa Vanilla lines… I love how clean and fresh it is, the pinks and florals and THAT blue/green **totally swoon worthy**.  It is a perfect collection for documenting birthdays with lots of Happy Birthday elements, but I love it for every day scrapbooking, like this layout, which just celebrates my sweet little girl.

The design for the page started with the Cocoa Vanilla cut file, this one is from the Colour Me Happy collection – you can grab it here.  I started by cutting it out on plain white card stock from my stash and then added some colour using some mists.  I’ve used a blue shade and a pink/gold shade applied un-evenly.

Once I was happy with the colour in my die cut, I decided on its position on the page.  Once that was locked in, I knew where to place the coloured mist in the background.  I’ve done this using the packaging technique in a very pale pink, allowed it to dry and then added blue and pink splatters.  I wanted this to have a confetti-like feel.. to go with my title “Celebrate You”.

Next, I went about fussy cutting out the flowers in ‘Fresh Cut’ paper, this is one of my most favourites… such pretty florals begging to be fussy cut!

I now was able to position the cut file, my photo and the flowers.  Next, I went about creating a verticle line from top to the bottom of my page starting with the ‘Celebrate You’ element I knew I wanted to use as my title.

I went through the Chipboard Accent Stickers, Die Cut Ephemera pack and the Accessory Stickers looking for elements to add to my page.  I wanted a variety of shapes, sizes and lengths for interest.  Once these were all chosen and in position, I added my finishing touches, some stars and a flair badge.

This really is such a pretty collection and I always love creating with it.  It is also the collection I am using for my upcoming class at the Brisbane Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo coming up on June 9th – 11th.  The kit for this class is so pretty, I know you will love it!  Below is a sneak peak of one of the layouts we will create together in the class.

Class bookings are open now and can be made online here on the 2017 time table.


AND, anyone who books into a Cocoa Vanilla class goes into the draw to win a $100 Shopping Spree in store!  How good would that be!!!  I do hope you’ll join me at the show 🙂

Gwen xo

Make a Wish | Make a Wish | Zoe Pearn

By | 2017-05-25T16:43:26+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Make A Wish|

Hi everyone! It’s Sue Plumb here with you, and today I thought it would be nice to pop in and share another inspirational layout on behalf of Zoe, this time using the bright and beautiful Make a Wish collection.

As you can see, Zoe used a fabulous grid design for this layout; which allowed her to showcase a large variety of papers and embellishments from the collection all on the one page. This sort of design is also ideal to include multiple photographs, without the photos appearing too cluttered.

You can see how Zoe has treated each square of her grid as an individual focal point, by adding a stitched border to highlight it. Leaving a small space between the blocks also allows each area to shine independently, as well as working harmoniously within the overall design.

When each square is examined, you can see the finer details, and how Zoe has carefully chosen her embellishments to create small, delicate clusters. Die cut ephemera, chipboard stickers, vellum accents, Sparkles enamel dots and wood veneer all blend seamlessly together to create a page that is full of interest, yet pleasing to the eye.

The use of black and white photos also ensures that the subject (Zoe’s gorgeous daughter) remains the focus; and ensures that no background elements or colours are present to clash with anything on the page.

If you have ever wondered about ways to incorporate a wide variety of elements or photos onto your page, then I would highly recommend a grid design as Zoe has used here. It’s a great way to start a page and will then allow you to be as creative as you wish!

If you would like the chance to come and learn from Zoe in person, she will be teaching classes at the Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo from June 9-11. Zoe will teach two classes each day using our recent Wild at Heart and Love Always collections. You can visit our Facebook event page for more details of the classes and expo HERE

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Cocoa Vanilla at the Brisbane Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo!

By | 2017-05-25T15:55:18+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Chit Chat, Love Always, Make A Wish, Wild at Heart|

Hi everyone!

This year’s Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo is fast approaching, and we are getting excited at the opportunity to see so many of our lovely friends and fans there!

The expo is being held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, located at South Bank, daily from June 9-11.

Cocoa Vanilla will have a retail stand at the expo where you will be able to come see (and buy!) all your favourite products – including all our most recent collections, page and card kits, and even some show exclusives!

We will also be hosting daily classes taught by Cocoa Vanilla owner and designer herself, Zoe Pearn; and design team member (and current Scrapbooking Memories Magazine master) Gwen Wruck. Both Zoe and Gwen are accomplished scrapbookers, as well as experienced teachers; and their classes promise to be jam packed with product and full of fun.

For Zoe’s first class, (daily from 9.30-11.30am); participants will create two gorgeous layouts using the hugely popular Wild at Heart collection. Zoe will also pass on her tips for getting the most out of your supplies and leave you inspired to continue to create when you get home. Class materials include papers, stickers, ephemera, wood veneer and more.

In Gwen’s 12.00-2.00pm class, participants will create two bright & beautiful layouts using the stunning Make a Wish collection and learn her tips for creating embellishment clusters in her signature layered style. (Those who are brave enough can even add some hand stitching to their pages.) Materials for this class include papers, stickers, ephemera and enamel shapes.

Zoe’s final class each day (2.30-4.30pm) is a traveler’s notebook style mini album, featuring the beautiful Love Always collection. Participants in this class will learn how easy it can be to create a treasured keepsake, and can either follow the directions, or go their own way to customise their album to their own needs. This feminine collection makes a pretty album that can suit a variety of themes (weddings, love, girls, family or even yourself!) Class materials include papers, stickers, die cut ephemera, traveler’s notebook and more.

All class kits include materials required to complete the projects, plus plenty of left-overs to use when you get home!

As an added bonus, every seat booked in each of our classes, will earn an entry into the draw to win a Cocoa Vanilla Studio shopping spree – with a $100 voucher to the online store up for grabs for one random participant.

Bookings for classes with Zoe or Gwen can be made via the Scrapbook Expo website. Simply click on the class you are interested in on the timetable and follow the prompts through to book: http://scrapbookexpo.com.au/scrapbook/2017-time-table/

Entry tickets to the expo can also be pre-purchased online via the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo website.

In the meantime, make sure you stay tuned to our Facebook page or follow our Scrapbook Expo event page HERE for all the latest news.

We hope to see you at the expo!

MOM | Free Spirit | Ulrike Dold

By | 2017-04-28T21:38:58+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Cut Files, Design Team, Free Spirit, Inspiration, Make A Wish, Wild at Heart|

Hello everyone,

Ulli here with you today sharing a Mother´s day themed layout.

I wanted to create a layout which is a love letter from me to my little girl. I wrote a long journaling which I addressed to her. The journaling is about how Lina came to us and made me a mom. I wrote about holding the positive pregnancy test in my hands, my wonderful and exciting pregnancy, hearing her heartbeat for the first time, her first kick…I love her so much and I am so happy to have her in my life. I chose 3 photos from different stages of my pregnancy and another photo that was taken directly after the birth.

I picked “Mom” for my title and decided to create a big title using different patterned papers.

I mostly used the Free Spirit collection and also some embellishments from the new Wild at Heart collection and the Make a Wish collection.

I wanted to divide my 12×12 cardstock into three sections: photos at the top, long journaling in the middle and big title at the bottom.

First I typed up my journaling on a white cardstock using my typewriter. I had to start over three times because I made some typos. It is not easy to type such a long text on a layout without making mistakes!

Then I arranged the four photos at the top. I layered the amazing floral cut file from Cocoa Vanilla Studio behind some of the photos. I framed the first photo on the left side with a chipboard frame from the gorgeous Wild at Heart collection.


Then I cut out the word MOM from three different patterned papers from the Free Spirit collection. I used both sides of the „Wildflowers“ paper and for the third I picked the „Dreamy“ paper. I used some big gold letters from my stash as template and cut them out with my scissors. Then I adhered  them to the bottom of the 12×12 sheet.

Now I could start embellishing the layout. I splattered some gold and black paint across the page and decorated the photos with some of the die cut ephemera from the Free Spirit collection. I popped up two die cuts using glue dots to give them some dimension.

I also used a paper flower from the Endless Summer collection, the XOXO flair button, a woodie from the Free Spirit collection and an enamel star from the Make a Wish collection. I used the wood veneer word Love from the Wild at Heart collection and placed it on the bottom of two photos on the right side.

I added some die cuts from the Free Spirit collection (Precious and Our Story) to my big title, as well as a wooden heart from the Wild At Heart collection and some enamel shapes in different colors from the Make a Wish collection.

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

Till next time,


Yay | Make A Wish | Emma Wood

By | 2017-04-20T21:14:52+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Cut Files, Design Team, Inspiration, Make A Wish|

Hi friends!  Emma here to share my page for this weeks Scraplift challenge!  I chose to lift a DT member who I’ve been a fan of (for years!) and who’s “scrappy style” is different to my own – Michelle!

Funny story, I met Michelle a few years back at a scrap-camp and I remember being so nervous most of the time that I hardly spoke (I also met Raquel at that same camp and think I may have mustered the courage to say “hi”, but that was about it, lol.. I’m such a dork I know).   Fast forward a couple years, and now we’re on the same DT!  😉

Anyway, best get back on track – here is a look at the page I created that was inspired by Michelle’s love of Make A Wish!

And here’s a look at the amazing page of Michelle’s that I lifted:

As hard as I tried to be strict in scraplifting, my page went away from her design a little – partly because I’m just hopeless that way but mostly because my page is somewhat smaller (I’m 6×8 in comparison to Michelle’s 12×12) so I had to scale it down so my page didn’t look too cramped.

I used the same cut file (from the shop) and cut it apart so I only used the 2 end flowers.   One flower went on top of the cluster around my photo but instead of backing it up with paper I fussy cut a few flowers from the Fresh Cut paper and popped them behind instead.  I also used a couple of the same die-cut flowers but as you can see, given my smaller page, they look quite big in comparison to the flowers on Michelle’s page 🙂

The other half of the die-cut went at the bottom of my page to help create a bit of balance – I like that given it’s a white on white it doesn’t stand out too much and distract you.

I also mixed up bottom right corner so that instead of having a big title, I included my journaling (which I printed out from the computer and just cut into strips).  I recently did a little rearranging of all my layouts that are in albums and noticed I preferred when I could read the journaling without taking the layout out of the plastic pocket so I’m trying to be more conscious about including it on the front of my pages (because of the 6×8 size I tend to have hidden journaling behind a photo or have it on the back of my pages, but I’m thinking this might have to change now!).

I really, really enjoyed putting this page together – although I’m not entirely sure I’m very good at scraplifting! Haha.

It was challenging but not in the way I thought it would be. I absolutely love the bright colours used on Michelle’s page (it’s one of the first things that got my attention), yet my page has finished up looking quite stark in comparison.  I think that’s what I had the most fun with – seeing how I interpreted Michelle’s page and even though I tried to lift it, I still ended up with something that looks a different!  (Or do I just completely fail at scraplifting and need to start again? Haha).

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today – I hope it inspires you to add your own flair to a scraplift!

Take care, Em xo


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