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Bloom | Wild At Heart | Emma Wood

By | 2017-06-12T15:17:40+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Wild at Heart|

Hi friends!  This week on the blog we’ve been sharing layouts that are focused on seasons and I’ve created a page about my favourite time of year; SPRING!  Spring is my favourite time of year.  Not only is the weather perfect (well let’s ignore the rain, what I’m really thinking about is the temperature) but it’s also when all the flowers start blooming!  I love watching our garden explode with colour during spring.

I couldn’t wait to use Wild at Heart for this page!  I’ve had the die-cut ephemera sitting on my desk for some time just waiting for the right page to use them on and I finally found it!  Here’s a look at the page I created:

As per my usual style, I kept with a white cardstock background and added snippets of Memento at the top and bottom.  I actually work up the old Cameo and cut a window shape using the woodgrain paper (B side of Artisan) and the maroon chevron type pattern for my curtain (B side of Patchwork).

Originally I had planned on going with 4 photo’s and having them beside the window frame (2×2 style) but as I was playing around with I thought it looked a bit crowded so I dropped one photo and put them underneath the frame.  The best part about this change is that it opened up a heap of room for that amazing veneer title to sit on top of my window frame!  I love veneers and I adore the font of the wood veneers words; it’s one of my all-time favourites!

Once I had the basic layout finalised (title/photo in position) it was onto the fun part – embellishing!  This is always my favourite part of the whole process.  Getting all those little bits and pieces and seeing how much I can fit onto a page before it starts looking wrong 😉

The whole point of cutting the window frame was so I could use the flowers from the die-cut pack so I used a few foam dots behind those to create a bit of dimension.  I also popped a couple of the butterfly die-cuts around my title.

To add a bit of balance on the page I created a small cluster at the bottom right of my photo’s using one of the heart veneers, die-cut and the word stickers.

The enamel dots were the last piece of the puzzle for this page – I love the sparkle they add to the page without distracting you!  I also have a habit of tucking them behind photo’s/other embellishments so only parts of them are peeking out.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!  What’s your favorite season of the year?  I’d love to hear and I hope perhaps this might inspire you to make a page recording it!

Take care, Em xo

Bloom | Wild at Heart Layout | Raquel Bowman

By | 2017-06-18T12:42:50+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Wild at Heart|

Hey everyone, It’s Raquel here today sharing a layout with you as part of Seasons week here on the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog. For this layout today I was inspired by Spring flowers and have documented a little family day at a Lavender Farm where Charlotte enjoyed picking daisies in the field. The Wild at Heart collection was perfect for documenting this moment.

Here is the layout I created:

The main element of the page apart from the photo is the daisy cut file that I downloaded from the Silhouette store. I used the Memento paper to back the daisy flower heads –  I really wanted to incorporate the mustard colour from the collection onto this page so I stuck the cut file onto the flowers with that colour. I added the circle ‘wild at heart’ chipboard to mimic the flower centre. I also added a cluster to the top left of the page which incorporates a fussy cut butterfly (from the Mariposa paper).

The title is made up of a combination of embellishments; the wood veneer, the ephemera pack and a tiny word sticker from the Accessory stickers sheet. I added some finishing touches to the title area with some more veneer pieces, another fussy cut butterfly, and some enamel dots.

For the photo, I have layered it on top of the Luscious patterned paper and the Patchwork pattered paper. I love to add tabs to the top of or side of my photos. It it so easy to do this with a stapler and I like the detail it brings it too.

To frame the entire layout I have used the Luscious patterned paper. It gave it a nice finishing touch by bordering the entire thing. I also added some machine stitching around the edge too.

Thanks so much for stopping by the CVS blog today. I hope you have been inspired by my layout.

Raquel xxx

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!


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!

Honeymoon | Endless Summer | Ulrike Dold

By | 2017-04-30T04:50:28+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Design Team, Endless Summer, Inspiration, Wild at Heart|

Hello everyone,

Ulli here with you today sharing a new layout with you. We went on vacation to Crete, Greece earlier this month and I am still totally in summer mood! It was such a beautiful first vacation as a family of 4! Because of this I wanted to share a summery layout today.

I decided to make a page of our honeymoon with the Cocoa Vanilla Endless Summer collection. I love this picture of me and my husband. We took it at Lovina Beach in Bali on the second day of our honeymoon. We often take advantage of the sunrise and the first sunbeams for some photos. You have to get up very early but the magical light is worth it. Because of the soft colors in the picture I thought the wonderful Endless Summer collection would be a perfect match!

I used a hibiscus cut file from the Silhouette design store. I backed the blossom with the beautiful “Luscious” watercolor paper from the Wild at Heart collection and the leaves with the white and mint striped “Coastal Chill” paper from the Endless Summer collection.

Then I placed the photo on my layout and glued the hibiscus blossom on the left side of my white 12×12 cardstock. I cut a triangle from the other side of the “Coastal Chill” paper which has this gorgeous hibiscus flower pattern, and attached it to the top left corner.

I splattered some gold and black paint across the page and placed the title above my photo. For this I used the alpha sticker sheet from the Free Spirit collection and some white foam alpha stickers from my stash.

After that I decorated my page with a hibiscus die cut from the Endless Summer Die Cut Ephemera and a paper flower from the Endless Summer collection. I also used the amazing „Oh Yeah“ flair button from the same collection and glued it on the big hibiscus flower.

I placed a word sticker below the title and three more on the hibiscus blossom. They are from the stunning Wild at Heart collection and from the Free Spirit collection. I used pop dots to add some dimension. I glued the „perfect“ sticker from the Wild at Heart collection on the right bottom side of my photo and a heart sticker from the Free Spirit sticker sheet with a glue dot on the left side.

Then I added a mint chipboard sticker (You make my heart sing) and a word sticker from the Wild at Heart collection to the triangle with the hibiscus flowers. I also glued two wood veneer hearts from the Wild at Heart collection in this corner. I stamped the date on the layout with a roller stamp and wrote by hand where the picture was taken.

To finish off my page I added some sparkling sequins and enamel dots from the Make a Wish and the Endless Summer collections.

I also used two of the cute woodies from the Free Spirit collection. The woodies are always my favorite embellishments from the Cocoa Vanilla collections. They are so adorable and they are always an eye catcher!

I hope I could inspire you! Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Dream catcher “Love you” | Wild at heart | Anna Komenda

By | 2017-05-12T04:38:27+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Design Team, Free Spirit, Uncategorized, Wild at Heart|

Hello crafty friends. It’s Anna here with my newest project created with gorgeous “Wild at heart” collection. It’s my first ever dream catcher made of embroidery hoop. It will not catch all the nightmares for sure but I hope looking at it before going to bed will bring only the best dreams. I was inspired by all the flowers You can find in “Wild at heart” collection.

My circle has a diameter about 11 inches so it’s quite big. When You add all the twines and ribbons You get a long piece of decoration 🙂

I created my own background for the hoop. I used watercolors as they match “Wild at heart” collection perfectly. My theme for this week was to create a Mother’s Day related project. I decided to use a selfie of me and my girls. It doesn’t has a best quality but I love this picture. It reminds me of my greatest treasure. When You become a mom everything changes. I would never thought that You can love someone else so hard. I know that every mom know that feeling.

I used pieces of few different papers to create a composition behind the picture. I love how contrasting those papers are. You can find coral, navy, light blue and pink and they all match perfectly. I also added two cardboard frames. There are so many to choose from.

I was so inspired by the flowers in this collection so I decided to paint and fussy cut few of my own flowers. I built a composition around my picture using a lot of 3D foam squares. I also added my favourite embellishment – cardboard stickers. They even included the perfect title for this photo.

I must confess that I already used one sheet of “Mariposa” paper to fussy cut the butterflies. You can never have enough of them 🙂 Glitter enamel dots look fantastic over my blue background and add great texture to the project.

Some flair button with butterfly and woodies from older collection “Free spirit” are a cherry on the top.

I hope You like my unusual project. It was so fun to make and it’s such an eye candy on my wall. Thank You for stopping by and see You in two weeks.

XO Anna

Grandma | Wild At Heart | Amanda Baldwin

By | 2017-05-07T22:08:09+00:00 May 13th, 2017|Chit Chat, Colour Me Happy, Cut Files, Design Team, Love Always, Wild at Heart|

Hi Cocoa Vanilla Studio Friends!

Amanda here, and today I am sharing a super sweet Mother’s Day theme layout with the Wild At Heart collection. This collection is oh-so-pretty and perfect for all the special ladies in our lives!  This layout is dedicated to a wonderful Grandmother who is very dear to us! So lucky to call her our Grandma!


Isn’t this delicate and divine?!! There’s a real softness and femininity to the watercolour background and those butterflies! You’ll spy that the Colour Me Happy Cut Files, Bitty Blooms,Alphabet Stickers from the Love Always collection team up perfectly with the Wild At Heart line too!

The CV-WH003 MARIPOSA fussy cut butterflies, and that Chipboard Accent Sticker butterfly are a main feature of this layout! Infact, the wing pattern and colours, and flight path were the inspiration for that delicate watercolour background too!

Let’s take a closer look……

Those butterflies really are divine!!! I adore that chipboard one tucked beneath my top corner of my precious photograph! Speaking of chipboard, you’ll also notice my photo being supported by a pretty pastel Chipboard Frame. There are two smaller frames anchoring my design too! And let’s not forget those cut files!!!! Who doesn’t love to add an extra layer, or point of interest, with a pretty Cocoa Vanilla Studio cut file?!

More deliciousness here with those pretty blooms, &  Wood Veneer Words (hearts). I love the warmth and balance that the wooden hearts bring to this design. Still soft and delicate, but just cutting through all the cool pastels and adding interest too!

I need to make mention of the Accessory Stickers! I love the typewriter font words, and these sweet sentiments double up  like little pops of journalling on my layout – so awesome! I’ve arranged them to follow the ‘flight path’ of the butterflies, in a diagonal flow. Love the extra element these stickers provide!

And how sweet is that ‘Be your kind of beautiful’ butterfly Accessory Sticker layered on the frame in the bottom corner……

Just loving it all!!! I mean seriously, that XO chipboard heart is too cute for words!!! And check out my favourite, go-to finishing touches item, the Enamel Dots (Sparkles)…..

Fab-u-lous! The Enamel Dots are truly a staple for every scrapbooker!!! I can’t live without them, lol!

I love that delicate ombre effect on the Love Always Alphabet Stickers title – very soft, and beautifully coordinated with the Wild At Heart collection.

Here’s a closer look at the top corner of my layout…..

SO very pretty!

Love this wonderful lady, and I think Wild At Heart was just perfect for capturing her!

I hope my layout has inspired you!

And to all the wonderful women in our lives, Happy Mother’s Day!

til next time,

Happy Arty Days,

Amanda xo

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