Stay wild | Wild at heart layout | Anna Komenda

Hello. It’s Anna here with my next project created with “Wild at heart” collection. My focus for this week was vellum and rubber charms. I love using both of those products so it was an easy job ūüôā I created a layout inspired by¬†selfie with me and my sis. I used this funny app and added as a flowers wreaths.

We are still in denial that we crossed our thirties ūüėÄ We are young at heart and like messing around. I used this gorgeous paper with watercolor brush strokes as my background.

I used few small embellishments around my pictures like flowers from Ephemera Pack and rubber charms. I decided the picture doesn’t need much of embellishing because I created quite busy background.

I cut flowers both from vellum and another watercolor looking paper from Wild at heart collection. I shaped them adding some dimension and added woodies from previous collections (Free spirit, Hello sunshine) in the center.

I also used my sewing machine to create beams and leaves. It was such a fun thing to do and I love the effect.

I finished my composition adding few butterflies from chipboard stickers and ephemera pack.

I really like the effect and the flowers and I will definitely come back to this idea and create some other page.

I hope You feel inspired. Thank You for stopping by and see You in two weeks. I will have some mini¬†album for You ūüôā

XO Anna

By | March 14th, 2017|Design Team, Free Spirit, Hello Sunshine, Wild at Heart|0 Comments

Announcement – Wild at Heart

Hi everyone! A quick announcement regarding our new Wild at Heart collection.

After a record breaking sell out of our first shipment, our second shipment of Wild at Heart has finally arrived and is currently being packed and sent to retailers.
Please note that in the interests of fairness to our valued retailers, the release of Wild at Heart to our online store will be delayed for some weeks. We will advise when it is available.
So please…
By | March 13th, 2017|Chit Chat, Wild at Heart|0 Comments

Hello Beautiful | Wild At Heart | Amanda Baldwin

Hi everyone!

Welcome back for more Cocoa Vanilla Studio inspiration!

Amanda here, and today I am sharing a super pretty layout with our latest, Wild At Heart collection. As part of our DT theme assignments, I have been asked to include¬†Vellum, Blooms, and Rubber Charms on my creation. Well, let’s be honest – that’s hardly a request! These products are SO gorgeous they were already on my layout before I even blinked! Lol!

Enough chatter, here’s what I’ve created….

“Hello Beautiful”

Isn’t this the prettiest?!!

I absolutely adore the bold colours and patterns in Wild At Heart! So very beautiful indeed! Love that diagonal arrangment too! So fun! That Vellum Sheet is so incredibly pretty, I just had to include it at both the top and base of my design – ga ga Gorgeous!!! But it’s that divine bloom pattern paper, CV-WH009 MEMENTO, and its coordinating chipboard frame that really make me swoon!!! Combined with the Die Cut Ephemera blooms, this layout is just prettiness overload! All.The.Florals & Blooms! Gah!!!!

Here’s a closer look……

That Chipboard Frame with the Memento pattern on it is just so striking! It really draws your eye into my treasured photograph! You’ll also notice that the Die Cut Ephemera sentiments around my framed ¬†image also feature that gorgeous floral design – very pretty!

Just look at those pretty Die Cut blooms!!!

With all those lovely watercolour wash effects in this line, it seemed only fitting that I add a little watercolour of my own to break up all that white. As I have used so many bold colours, I selected a very soft peach tone to provide warmth, balance and neutrality to my layout.  It really compliments the Rubber Charms that I have used too!

The Rubber Charms are a new addition to the Cocoa Vanilla Studio family, and I am LOVING them! Just check out the GORGEOUS one below….

So awesome, huh?! The Rubber Charms are really versatile, and add extra dimension and colour to your creations! Here’s another………

So very beautiful, indeed!

Check out the pretty hearts arrow! That is the cutest of all!


I also love that sweet flair button layered on the Ephemera bow. Such a lovely sentiment; perfect for my darling!

And there’s that divine Vellum Sheet again! Subtle, but oh-so-stunning!

My title has been created with the Chipboard Stickers; I love that shade of indigo! And how cool is that cursive font?!!


For the perfect finishing touch, just add Sparkles Enamel Dots….

Wild At Heart = Prettiness supreme!!!

And there you have it! My layout featuring Vellum, Blooms, & Rubber Charms! Hope it has inspired you to include these beautiful products in your next creation!

Thanks for visiting and leaving a kind comment,

til next time,

Happy Arty Days,

Amanda xo

By | March 13th, 2017|Chit Chat, Design Team, Wild at Heart|0 Comments

Hello | Wild at Heart | Ulrike Dold

Hi everyone,
Ulli here with you today sharing my second project on the Cocoa Vanilla Blog.
I made a new layout with the new and gorgeous Wild at Heart collection focusing on blue and mint tones. I used a new born photo¬†of our son. I can¬īt believe it, he was only 2 hours old in this picture!
I wanted to use two of the super cute rubber charms (Best Ever & You Make Me Happy). They are my favourite embellishments from this amazing collection!
First I¬†typed my journaling with my typewriter¬†at the bottom of a white cardstock. Then I placed my photo and the blue ‚ÄěHello‚Äú chipboard sticker for title¬†which I then¬†stitched over.
I¬†created my own die cut¬†embellishments (star, flower¬†& banner) with my Big Shot.¬†For these¬†I used the wonderful ‚ÄěMariposa‚Äú paper from the Wild at Heart collection.
The frangipani and the leaves, which I painted with water colours in blue and mint tones, I found in my stash. I stitched them onto the background paper with my sewing machine and used some glue dots to add some dimension to them.
I placed the rubber charm ‚ÄěYou make me happy‚Äú over them.
I backed my white cardstock with the cute ‚ÄěDouble Dot‚Äú paper so that¬†I get a cute border on the left side and on the top of my layout.
Then I placed the three small chipboard frames on my page and decorated them with a wooden heart, some die cut embellishments and a word sticker from the Wild at Heart collection.
Then I stitched¬†down the¬†‚ÄěBest Ever‚Äú¬†rubber charm and the banner¬†that I created on the top of my layout.
To finish off my page I added a woodie and a puffy sticker from the Free Spirit collection and enamel dots and stars from the Make a Wish collection.
I stamped the date at the bottom using a roller stamp.
I hope I could inspire you with my 8.5×11 layout. Thanks so much for joining me here today!

Forever in my heart | Wild at Heart | Michelle Stokes

Hi Everyone! Michelle here with a new layout share featuring the amazing new collection – Wild at Heart. Today I’m focusing on the use of Vellum and Rubber charms, both of which are new items to the Cocoa Vanilla Studio range of products.

The photo I’ve chosen to document is one of Leila from a few months ago. She’d acquired a new pair of fun hot pink glasses within a Happy Meal box and was wearing them almost every day thereafter. They made her look super cute, so I went a little snap happy with the camera.

I’ve kept the background of the page quite fuss free as I knew I would be creating some form of large photo and embellishment cluster towards the centre of the layout. I used the woodgrain side of the ‘Artisan’ pattern paper along with some white card stock, and sewed around the edges for added detail. Next I worked on the layers under the photo by using a ripped piece of vellum, the library card from the ‘Fussy Cuts’ paper, a die cut piece that is tucked between the layers and white doily from my stash. I also embellished the edge with a word sticker, rubber charm and some fussy cut pieces of vellum.

To the right of the photo I created a large cluster of die cut ephemera pieces, some of which I’ve raised up with foam tape for dimension. I’ve also tucked in some more fussy cut vellum pieces, a couple of rubber charms, stickers from the Accessory sticker sheet, some twine on the tags and a couple of my most favourite glitter dots.

There’s also a flair button with some messy thread tucked underneath, completely inspired by the messy thread clusters Missy produces!

Lastly I worked on the mini clusters top and bottom of the page. I placed these on the page to create a diagonal design for the layout. I feel this helps draw the eyes attention across the page, and towards all the pretty details. Within both clusters I’ve used a Rubber charm, fussy cut pieces of Vellum, die cut pieces and more glitter dots. Love me some glitter dots!

Well that’s all from me today. I hope this has inspired you in some way, and that you’re able to get your hands on this collection asap! I truly is a stunning collection that you don’t want to miss out on!

Until Next time, Happy Scrapping!

Michelle x


By | March 11th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Wild at Heart|1 Comment

Beautiful Moments | Wild At Heart | Missy Whidden

Happy Friday, friends!¬† Missy here, and I’m sharing my first layout using the beautiful Wild At Heart collection.¬† This is such a gorgeous line…every single item included is stunning!¬† I couldn’t wait to dig in to some of the watercolor patterned papers.¬† This pink one is called Luscious, and the colors are so pretty.¬† I decided to create a large title across the middle, so I created the word “moments” in my Silhouette Studio using the Impact font.¬† I cut it and then backed it with white cardstock.¬† I smudged a lot of white gesso over areas of the page to prime it for some watercolors.¬† My product focus on this layout are the Chipboard Frames and Chipboard Stickers.¬† They both give such awesome dimension!

Here you can see the watercolor I added to the background.¬† I used some pinks, corals, blues and aquas on plastic packaging.¬† I also added a lot of ink splatters.¬† The gesso not only primes the paper so the paint doesn’t soak right into the paper, but it allows the paint to blend a lot better.¬† Once everything was dry, I machine stitched a little bit through and underneath the title.¬† I arranged one photo above the title and one below, and I embellished with lots of frames and chipboard.¬† You can see here the dimension all that chipboard creates.

I used one of the medium sized frames here under this photo.  There are no rules saying you have to use a frame to actually frame a photo.  I love using them like this and tucking die cuts under them, like this beautiful flower.

I decided to use two of the smallest frames and layer them together.¬† I printed some journaling out on vellum, cut it into strips and added it to the frames.¬† I layered in two small flower die cuts and a cute “happy” piece to bring in some of the darker blue.¬† Again, I love the dimension!

I added another frame up top under the other photo as well as another flower die cut.¬† I also added another chipboard piece under the photo.¬† I like how I overlapped my photos onto the title.¬† You can still clearly read what it says, but it’s not so perfectly straight.¬† I love mixing straight elements with crooked ones.

Here’s another angle of the small frames at the bottom.¬† And aren’t those chipboard hearts adorable?¬† I wish I had a whole pack of those!

Finally, here’s the addition to the title.¬† This big “beautiful” chipboard sticker.¬† I love the scripty font of it!¬† I knew I wanted to use it, so I made “moments” in block lettering to mix and match how it looked.¬† I added more chipboard hearts above it to finish it off.

I had such a great time putting this together.¬† This collection makes it easy to create something beautiful.¬† I have a process video if you’d like to check it out.¬† I hope you gain some inspiration from it!

Thanks so much for stopping in today, and have a great day!

By | March 10th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Wild at Heart|1 Comment

Sweat Heart | Wild at Heart | BEA Valint

Hi Cocoa Vanilla Studio fans!

Its so awesome to be here to share with you a layout I have created with the amazing new release Wild at Heart collection.

I have to tell I absolutely love love love this collection! The colors, marbling, ombre effects, butterfly and floral patterns and pieces just have me gushing. This collections palette is so dreamy and reminds me of the beautiful summer sunsets.

The first thing that caught my eyes in this collection was the gorgeous ombre patterned paper called Luscious, I just had to use it! I wanted to combine this paper with the pretty chipboard frames, and thought about the best way to use them for my layout. I decided to cut a wide stripe out of a white cardstock and placed it across the middle of my page. The edges of the stripe assigned the focal points of the page.  I layered three frames behind my photo and embellished them with ephemera pieces and pretty flair button.


I balanced my layout with a little cluster on the right edge of the white stripe. In the cluster on this page I was able to layer two chipboard frames, fussy cut butterflies, sticker, ephemera pieces, and lovely glittered enable dots. I dropped watercolor between the cluster and my photo, it connected the two focal points on my page.

For adding my title I painted the wood veneer shapes with a black ink pad and adhered them to the background.


I hope I could inspire you with my layout! Have a nice day! BEA

By | March 9th, 2017|Design Team, Wild at Heart|0 Comments

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