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Happy Birthday | Make a Wish & Wild at Heart | Lina Monaco

By | 2017-09-18T11:49:55+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Design Team, Make A Wish, Wild at Heart|

Good Morning Crafty Family!
Welcome to the blog today, Lina here! Hi!
Today I’m sharing a layout I created with the always beautiful Wild at Heart & Make a Wish collections. Yes, I mixed them! They work perfectly together and I love how each are so different but compliment the other so well.
The theme this week in the blog is to use florals and hearts… literally, a piece of cake! LOL!
The photo I chose to scrapbook is of my youngest daughter, on her first birthday. ūüéā

Here’s my layout…

I started with a cut file from Paper Issues, it’s free in their shop and cut it from the aqua Double Dot paper. I then backed it with the navy floral sheet. I just love this pairing! The navy floral really pops behind the aqua dots and it’s the first element crossed off the list in this week’s theme. Easy!
I began with the matting of my photo using patterns from the collection that I thought worked well with my over all theme. Then, I popped it up onto dimensional foam for added height.

Next, I shopped the Die Cut Ephemera package, my favourite part! I used the ephemera from the Make a Wish collection. I used some very beautiful florals, bunting and pennant banners, words and frames.

Creating a sub title, I used the Love You from the Chipboard Sticker Sheet. The colours were perfect to add here. It gave the layout something with it being a loud and bold title. Next, I also added some very colourful tiny words from the Make a Wish collection. I mean, they were perfect to use here, the sentiments were exact!

For the “hearts” element, I used hearts from the Wood Veneer package. I left them in their natural state since their colour is so pretty… light and airy. This checked off number 2 of the theme’s focus. I added a few other smaller clusters in and around my page. This by no means is a simple or minimalistic layout to be honest, but I love how it came together.

This is a good view of how much is actually on this page… All the pattern, colours and embellishment make my papercrafting heart happy!
Lastly, to add that last little bit of something, I sprinkled around the remaining bit of Sparkle Enamel Dots I had in the navy blue. They are sparkly and pretty and I couldn’t resist. I tucked them under elements and around my page. I really love the effect!

Thank you for stopping by today, I’m glad you’re here! Hope you enjoyed my layout ūüíú
Have a wonderful day!


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!

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¬īs 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¬īs 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 ‚ÄěSnap happy‚Äú 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,


Hello Beautiful Day | Wild at Heart Layout | Bea Valint

By | 2017-09-05T20:49:52+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Chit Chat, Wild at Heart|


Happy Saturday, Cocoa Vanilla Studio fans! I have a bright and floral layout to share today! I used the incredible stunning Wild at Heart collection. They make it so easy to create gorgeous¬†artsy layouts! I couldn’t be more excited about that.

For this page, I started with cutting flowers with my Cameo using CVS cut file designed by Zoe and backed the flowers and leaves with patterned paper. I chose the amazing Artisan patterned paper for my background. I’m sure I’m not only one who loves these pretty paper¬†pre-made pages where you can just adhere your photos and embellishments onto the page and you are pretty much done… and the result is fabulous! The watercolor effect makes a really artsy mood to this page.


I cut my big title out of the Grow Wild patterned paper and adhered with foam tape to the background. I love the contrast between the light background the dark letters! Arranged the die cut flowers around the page, placed some butterflies just here and there and adhered ephemera pieces and stickers around my photo. I love how all the layering turned out so well on this layout. Just so perfect with the cute photo along with all the bright colors!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to get creative and make something pretty¬†with Wild at Heart collection. Bea


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