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Decorating tree layout | Anna Komenda

By | 2017-12-12T22:10:22+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Colour Me Happy, Design Team, Totally Rad, You ROCK|

Hello everyone. We are having a lot of fun here, on the CVS blog, for the past two weeks making Christmas related layouts with no Christmas collections. At first I wasn’t into this but when I started seeing projects created with other DT girls I was so much inspired. I made this fun and colorful layout using mostly boyish collections from Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

I started with a blue and grey paper from “Totally rad” called “Line up”. I added a ground under the trees using “Say what”. I wish I have more of this paper. It’s so pretty.

Christmas trees are made of “Leaf litter” paper from “Color me happy collection. I simply cut few nesting triangles and add a fringe to one side of each. I riffled the fringe and glue triangles together.

I embellished my trees using stars that I fussy cut from “Starshine” paper from “You ROCK” collection. Paper like this one are so great and versatile and it’s always worth buying at least two of them. You can use it as a whole and cut some smaller elements out of it.

Projects like this are so fun because you can reach for older collections and pieces that you have left in only few pieces. The cork stars from the very first CVS collection “Flying high” are the best example.

Title is a combination of two old alpha sticker sets: “Totally rad” and “Hello lovely“. I also added few stickers with words from “Love always” sticker sheet.

It was a great fun to make this page and I hope you like it. Thank you for stopping by and see you in two weeks with a final wrap of my 2017 CVS projects.

XO Anna

 

These Are the Days | Various Collections | Sue Plumb

By | 2017-12-07T01:32:08+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Colour Me Happy, Design Team, Hello Sunshine, Inspiration, Make A Wish, Totally Rad, Wild at Heart, You ROCK|

Hi everyone! Sue Plumb here today, and it’s time for me to share another design team project with you. You may have noticed that the CVS design team are currently being challenged to create a Christmas themed project that doesn’t use a Christmas collection. I love a good challenge, and I had so much fun going through my stash and collecting items from all different collections that I could use for my page.

There are such a variety of collections used here, starting with that gorgeous wood grain paper from the ‘Make a Wish’ collection that I used for my background. (It is actually the B-side of the beautiful floral print Fresh Cut paper from MaW – don’t you hate it when your two favourite prints from a range are back to back?! haha)

To create my design, I layered assorted papers from the ‘You Rock’‘Totally Rad’; and ‘Colour Me Happy’ collections to form a basic Christmas tree shape. I cut each piece to varying widths and overlapped them to add extra visual interest. The these are the days piece that formed the title in the centre of my tree was cut from one of the ‘Colour Me Happy’ Snip-Its sheets.

I then began “decorating” my tree. I started with the ‘You Rock’ wood veneer star on top, then added the red stars that were fussy cut from the ‘You Rock’ Starshine paper. I also added the amazing and awesome wood veneer shapes (also from the ‘You Rock’ collection). Next, I added some phrase stickers that were from the ‘Wild at Heart’ Accessory Sticker sheet.

To further tie the wood theme into my page, I added a few Woodies (from the ‘Hello Sunshine’ collection) and the small love word from the ‘Colour Me Happy’ wood veneer words. I then livened up my tree by scattering some ‘Colour Me Happy’ Enamel Dots – Cool randomly around. To finish off my page, I used some of the new ‘Bohemian Dream’ clear stamps with navy ink to stamp some hearts and the love this sentiment around my page; before splattering a small amount of navy ink around.

So there you have it – a Christmas themed page without a Christmas collection anywhere to be seen! (And I managed to include items from SEVEN different Cocoa Vanilla collections!)

Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas | Bohemian Dream + You Rock + More | Mandy Melville

By | 2017-11-29T22:49:42+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Colour Me Happy, Design Team, Free Spirit, Hello Sunshine, Inspiration, Totally Rad, You ROCK|

Hey crafty friends!

Mandy here today to share a fun festive layout with you! For the next two weeks, the design team are all going to be sharing Christmas projects using non-Christmas themed products! It’s going to be awesome to see what everyone comes up with! I’m kicking it off today, so for my layout, I decided to combine quite a few different CVS collections to create a fresh and vibrant colour palette. Here’s what I came up with…

I documented a photo of my little nephew Jude on this layout. Last year was his very first Christmas, so it was a particularly special Christmas for our family! He looked so adorable with his little Santa hat on!

I wanted to have a large feature title on this layout so that I could include lots of the beautiful CVS patterned papers. I chose a cut file, and then backed each of the words using a variety of different patterned papers. Here’s a list of the papers that I used (from top to bottom)…

I LOVE how all of these patterned papers look together!

I added a couple of layers behind my photo using the Night Sky patterned paper from the You ROCK collection, as well as a frame from the Free Spirit Die Cut Ephemera pack. I also tucked a little tab from the Bohemian Dream Accessory Sticker sheet under the right hand side of the photo. I’ve been hoarding the gorgeous buttons from the Hello Sunshine collection for quite awhile, but I decided that it was time to pull them out and get them onto a layout! I added one on the left hand side of the photo, and two more around the layout the layout as well.

Up in the top left hand corner of the layout, I added a few embellishments from the ‘You ROCK’ collection, including a chipboard sticker, a wood veneer piece, and a star that I fussy cut from the Starshine patterned paper.

I created another little cluster to the left of the word ‘little’. This one includes a ‘Bohemian Dream’  flair button, another fussy cut star, and another little button from the ‘Hello Sunshine’ collection. I love how those stars add the perfect pop of red to the page!

The CVS little phrase stickers always add the perfect finishing touch to a layout! I used one that says ‘love this’, which was from the ‘Colour Me Happy’ Snip-Its pack.

To add some more interest to the page, I added a few puffy stars. These were from the Free Spirit’ puffy sticker pack, as well as the ‘Hello Sunshine’ one. I finished the layout off by adding a messy hand-drawn border around the page, and then lastly I added some black ink splatters.

Thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! Maybe you’ve been inspired to create a Christmas layout using non-Christmas themed products? Make sure you pop back in for lots more Christmas inspiration over the coming weeks!

Mandy x

Fun & awesome | You ROCK layout | Anna Komenda

By | 2017-10-12T02:25:29+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Design Team, Totally Rad, You ROCK|

Hello everyone. It’s Anna here with my project for “Your signature style” themed week. When I saw what Sue is planning for us in October I needed to think for a while to define my style. I never think of what I like, I just act, cut and glue. So after few minutes I figured that my style is all about colors, little mess and layers. As a mom of two girls I usually wander around pinks and flowers so today I will surprise you a little with boyish page.

I used fantastic “You ROCK” collection to frame this cute picture of my nephew. I started with a fun and colorful background created with gelatos.

When my background was dry, I created a cluster of papers to build layers under my picture. You can spot “Starshine“, “In line“, “This way” and “Stripped” papers along with some chipboard frame and film strip stickers.

I fussy cut stars from one of the papers and added some small ephemera pieces here and there. I love how the colors are contrasting with each other and black colors just pops up from the composition. This is really a great mix.

I also added some rubber charms words here and there. They have such a great texture and I wish I had like ten packs of them. Title created with alpha stickers from “Totally rad” collection matches “You ROCK” collection perfectly. This is what I love about all CVS collections – you can easily mix and match them and still get fantastic results.

If you would like to take a peek at my creative process I have a video for you too. With my outstanding voice – over 😀

That’s all for today. Thank you for stopping by and see you in two weeks. i will show you my first projects created with bran new and absolutely gorgeous “Bohemian dream” collection.

XO Anna

Bath time fun | Mixed Collections | Emma Wood

By | 2017-08-19T18:25:32+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Colour Me Happy, Design Team, Endless Summer, Inspiration, Make A Wish, Totally Rad, Wild at Heart, You ROCK|

Hello friends, it’s Emma on the blog today and I’m so excited to be sharing my next page.  This week the Design Team will be sharing projects that focus on colour and I had so much fun putting this one together.  As soon as I saw the theme I knew I wanted to include a collection of colours – and the easiest way to do that?  Go with a rainbow!   The bonus of creating a rainbow layout is that it’s also an easy way to use a mixture of CVS collections on your page too!

Because I was using a mixture of colours I flipped my photo’s to black & white so I didn’t have to worry about colours clashing.  I used a star-burst design for the top of my page and cut the papers from a few collections (You Rock, Wild at Heart, Endless Summer, Make a Wish and Totally Rad) using my trusty scissors so each piece is slightly different from the other.  I also cut a couple pieces from the same patterned paper (one slightly smaller than the other) and then machine stitched them together, folding up the sides on the top piece to create a bit of dimension on the page.

I planned to have the title at the bottom of my page but I knew I had to keep it plain because the page already had alot of colour on it, so I went with the white alphabet stickers from Colour Me Happy.

Now I’m a fan of white on white but the title didn’t stand out enough on the white cardstock background so I came up with the idea to pop them onto of the word stickers – I’d planned on using them (You Rock Accessory Stickers) on the page anyway so I figured why not make them my background instead!  Part of me didn’t want to waste that many fun word stickers on the one page but I really quite like how it turned out.  I just ran the whole lot through the sewing machine to keep them in place (I’m a big fan of the sewing machine, hard to find a layout of mind that doesn’t include it).

My journaling is typed up on the computer (using typewriter font) and printed it onto plain white paper.  Up until this stage the photo’s had been sitting side by side but the journaling ended up being a little bigger than I’d thought so I staggered the photo’s, put the journaling at the top of the right photo and popped one of the rubber charms (from You Rock collection) at the bottom of the left photo to balance things out.

Once I’d finished with the actual layout of my page, I got to add all the other fun bits and pieces – I love enamel dots/shapes and there are so many fun colours in all the CVS collections!  Most of the enamel dots came from the Colour Me Happy collection (warm & cool) but I also added a few stars from Totally Rad and chipboard stars from You Rock.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today, I hope you’re inspired to create your own page using a bit of rainbow magic!  There are so many gorgeous colours in all of the CVS collections so don’t be afraid to mix and match! 😉

Until next time, take care. Em xo

YOU ROCK | You Rock & Totally Rad layout | Sue Plumb

By | 2017-08-20T20:15:37+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Totally Rad, You ROCK|

Hi everyone! Sue Plumb here today to share my latest design team project with you. This week the team has a brand new theme they are focusing on – ‘All About Colour’. Colour is such an integral part of creating, and the colour choices you make for your layout design can help influence the mood or theme you want to convey.

For this page, I wanted to document this cute photo of my boys, so I allowed my colour choices to be dictated by the photo.

You can see that I selected the blue as my main tone; followed by the complimentary lime green; then some small pops of red as the accent colour. I used elements from the ‘You Rock’ and ‘Totally Rad’ boy collections for this page to achieve the combination of colours I was after.

I started with the ‘Stellar’ paper from Totally Rad, and applied some blue watercolour paint with a small brush to define the focal area of my page. I held my page vertically whilst doing so, which allowed the excess paint to run down the page. I then added some blue mist splatters to the same area and allowed it to dry.

Once dry, I cut the background paper down to measure approx 11×11″ and then adhered it to the B side of the ‘Galactic’ paper from the ‘You Rock’ collection to form a border. I then used more of the ‘Galactic’ paper to mat under my photo, and added an extra layer with the lime striped ‘Mix Tape’ paper from ‘Totally Rad’ and some frayed gauze and messy lime green thread for texture.

I then began embellishing around my photo, using pieces from the die cut ephemera packs from each collection; along with some fussy cut stars from the ‘Starshine’ paper to create clusters. I complimented each of the clusters with some ‘Totally Rad’ enamel shapes and added one of the ‘You Rock’ flair buttons to the one at the top.

I used one of the large ‘You Rock’ wood veneer shapes as my title, and coloured it using a Posca pen so that it would pop from the page. I then stamped the date and added a few more mist splatters around my page and I was finished.

Thanks so much for stopping by today so I could share this with you. I hope the team will inspire you this week to break out all those gorgeous bold colours in your stash and get creating with them!

Until next time, happy scrapping!

2 Cool | Totally Rad | Emma Wood

By | 2017-08-06T16:34:04+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Totally Rad|

Hi scrappy friends!  Emma here on the blog today to share a new layout using one of my favourite collections; Totally Rad.   I still love everything about this collection, the colours and designs are timeless and perfect for any type of layout.

I’m particularly obsessed with all the die-cut ephemera pieces which you may pickup by looking at my layout below 😉  This page is about Zack’s ever-changing favourite sport to play after school.  At the time I took this photo he’d decided he was all about basketball so we had to head down to the courts every night after school so he could shoot hoops (which is just awesome in the middle of winter let me tell you!).

My page started by picking a few die-cut pieces and I built everything else around it.  I used my Cameo to cut a few arrow shapes from white cardstock then I layered this ontop of another piece of white cardstock that I’d splattered with a few drops of mist.  I actually made a teeny little mistake when setting my cut file up on the Cameo – because I try to cut multiple files when I actually use it, I’d not left enough space on each side to make the full 6″ width of my page (boo!) but to fix this I just cut a few little strips of the “Happy Snaps” pattern paper and stitched it on each side.  I quite like how it finished up so it actually turned out to be a good little mistake 🙂

Once the background was finished it was jut a matter of layering all the die-cuts and putting all those fun embellishments ontop as well.  I just love that little robot die-cut (it may or may not be the reason for me buying multiple packs of the ephemera pack, haha).

I typed my journaling on my computer and printed it out on plain white paper than stuck that to the sticker green label from Accessory Sticker sheet.  I love the sticker sheet but I also like my embellishments to have a bit of dimension on them so to stop the pieces sticking flat to the page completely I’ll add little bits of white paper on the edges so they can fold up 🙂

Another favourite embellishment I reach for everytime has to be the woodies and the flair buttons! The designs/colour are just adorable and they add the perfect amount of dimension to a layout.  I created a little cluster using them on the right side of my photo which balances out the robot and speech bubble die-cut which is underneath my photo on the left side.

And to finish off my layout I put a few of the enamel shapes around my page.  I’m super happy how it finished up; it’s a bright, fun page and more importantly, I’ve got the little story of Zack’s ever-changing-favourite sport recorded 😉

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!  I hope my little page inspires you to get out some of the older collections and play with them again! Until next time, take care. Em xo

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