Super Awesome | Legendary Collection | Rachel Lowe

Hello CVS crafty friends, I hope you are all doing well and staying safe during these challenging times! Today I have a layout featuring the fab new Legendary collection. With Easter nearly upon us I wanted to create an Easter themed layout, so I chose colour, patterns and elements from the collection to do so. I have used a Easter Egg Wreath cut file from the Silhouette Design store.

I have used the Total Legend paper for the spring flowers on the wreath. I then chose Wild One paper to cut the super cute bunnies in the yellow and then used the reverse side (cuttting the blue/green stripes from the pattern) to paper back one of the eggs. I cut out the 3×4 inch journal card from the reverse of the Total Legend paper, white with yellow triangles and cut three stripes to go the egg. For the final egg I cut the dark green 3×4 inch journal card from the Total Legend paper and paper backed it, creating a contrast against the white.

I added some machine stitching to the branches of the wreath to add texture and definition. I used enamel drops from the collection for the centre of the flowers. I added a small white pom pom to each of the bunnies tails.

I have used two photos, one being 3×3 inches and the other 2.5×2.5 inches. I matted the larger photo on the blue cut apart paper from the Total Legend paper and the smaller photo on a green square (again from Total Legend paper), adding the smaller photo with foam tape to create height. I also added some machine stitching around the larger photo mat and finished off adding a Flair appropriate to my photo and the Sweet As sticker from the Accessory Sticker Sheet.

To break up the white of the page I added some bright coloured paint splotches from the Clear Stickers and added under two of the bunnies.

To create my title I used the Super word from the Clear Stickers and adding a blue paint brush stroke clear sticker over it, finished off with a word sentiment from the Accessory Sticker Sheet.

Well that’s it from me today, thank you for stopping by and sending you all a virtual hug from Australia.

Rachel X

Hey Legends | Legendary collection | Sue Plumb

Hi everyone! It’s Sue Plumb here to share my latest design team project with you featuring the awesome new ‘Legendary’ collection. For this layout I decided to document a photo of my three kids doing what they do best – being weirdos! (I wouldn’t have them any other way.) I also decided to work with a very limited colour palette – focusing on the black / blue / grey tones from the collection, as I thought it would work well with my black and white photo.

I began by creating a mixed media background on a sheet of white cardstock, using two blue inks to add some subtle colour to my page. I also added some stamping using black ink and a stamp with tiny stars. Once the background was completely dry I then moved on to adding some papery layers.

I first cut a piece of the star print pattern from the Offbeat paper into a vertical banner shape to act as the anchor point for my layers. Next, I created a mat for my photo using a piece of the Explorer paper and placed it on top of the banner with my photo stuck on top. I then added a couple of horizontal strips that I cut from the Explorer and Total Legend papers and tucked them in behind.

Above my photo I added some extra pieces of paper tucked in behind the top of the banner which were also cut from the Total Legend paper. I also added the circular piece that I fussy cut from the centre of the mandala in the middle of the Explorer paper.

I also added two words from the Die Cut Titles pack to form my title Hey Legends (I actually cut the “s” from another word to make the word Legends) and popped them up using some foam tape.

To the right of my photo I created a small cluster using the geo deer from the Die Cut Ephemera pack, with a small star on top (again using foam tape for dimension). Along the bottom edge of my photo I added the stay weird stay wonderful quote from the Epic Tales paper, with the go your own way quote from the Accessory Sticker sheet below it.

To finish off, I added some small black chevrons to the left of my photo from the Clear Sticker sheet; then a good scattering of stars from the Die Cut Ephemera pack. I am so happy with how this one came together and I absolutely love the colour combo of all those cool tones.

That’s all from me today – until next time, happy scrapping!

Smile, Bloom, Grow | Unforgettable | Tazhiana

Hello friends, and welcome to a new layout! For this one, I decided to kind of stretch my creative muscles and play with a more geometric design, which is not one I typically go for. I had a lot of fun trying something new for this layout.

To start, I printed out two 4×4 square photos and then cut down a variety of patterned paper from the Unforgettable collection into 4×4 and 2×2 squares so I could vary the placement and orientation of the patterns on my background. I first stuck down my photos using some foam tape to prop them up off the background and then filled in the extra space with the patterned papers until the background was full. I chose papers that were mostly white or had more solid swatches of color to prevent the background from being too busy and I printed my photos in black and white for contrast and to help them stand out from all the paper.

To embellish my photo, I kept it very simple with a single floral and a piece of flair. I didn’t want it to get lost in the background or embellish the photo too heavily since I was going to do that to the rest of the squares.

Next, I went to work on embellishing all of my empty spaces. I used a variety of both die cuts and ephemera as well as cut apart elements from the 6×8 patterned paper stack. For each of my clusters, I mixed different shapes, sizes and textures and made sure to pop up at least one element on foam.

 

For my titles, I chose to die cut two words from the wood grained paper and mixed into that a foam sticker to create “Smile, Bloom, Glow”. I added a few more foam stickers across the page to repeat that texture as well as the stark black color throughout the layout.

 

A few clear stickers and enamel dots finished this page off! I hope you enjoyed this grid style layout – it is a perfect one to stash bust with if you have scraps of patterned paper left around and can be scaled down for a variety of size pages and products. Till next time, keep it crafty!

 

 

Super Awesome | Legendary Collection | Raquel Bowman

Hey everyone, it’s Raquel here, back on the blog today sharing my latest layout using the new Legendary collection. I always use the release of a more masculine collection to get some layouts of my little man Jack who is five years old completed.

Here is the layout that I completed:

The main design element of this layout is stars and it was created to scatter across the layout in a diagonal direction.. I used main card stock as the base of the layout and bordered the layout using the ‘Wild One’ patterned paper. The photo and focus of this layout is my little man. Over the new year period we head away as a family to a coastal town. It is just so beautiful there and we spend our days together exploring the town and in the afternoons at the beach. The kids love it so much and brings so many happy memories, ones I know that they will have and look back on as ‘good times’ when they are older.

The star elements on the page are from a few places, the ephemera pack, fussy cut from the ‘All Star’ patterned paper and also from the clear stickers. I loved the yellow in the background paper and was able to  add pops of that yellow throughout the page in the form of the stars.

To create the title of the page ‘Super Awesome’ I used the clear sticker sheets. I adhered the words super and awesome into white card stock and fussy cut around them. This process was a little fiddly and did take a while but the result was so worth it. I was able to use foam adhesive dots to adhere the title and give it some dimension.

The journaling is typewritten, my usual approach, and quite short and sweet in detail. I adhered the journaling on a slight angle as that is how the title was adhered also.

I was really wanting a red patterned paper to mat my photo and luckily I noticed that the cut apart paper ‘Total Legend’ had a red 3×4 card in the design that fit my photo perfectly. That was a crafty win!

I finished the layout with some super tiny fussy cut stars from the ‘All Star’ patterned paper and some machine stitching around the border.

I hope this layout has inspired you to create today.
Take care and stay safe,

Raquel xxx

LOVE THIS DUDE SO | LEGENDARY | GWEN WRUCK

Hey Creative friends, Gwen here today with some more scrapbook inspiration using the new ‘Legendary’ collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I’ve scrapped another pic of my husband for this layout; this one was taken at one of our favourite local restaurants. For this one, I really just wanted to make a page that documents our relationship, I’m so lucky to have him!

The idea for this page actually started with my photo! I know right, that rarely happens for me! I’ve been wanting to scrap this one for a long time as it really captures my husband’s personality. I just love the colour tones in it and I knew it would be perfect for the ‘Legendary’ collection. I pulled out all of the blue and grey tones and found a stack of options, all that would go perfectly.

To start my page, I’ve created a base with some white cardstock from my stash and the ‘Brave Heart’ pattern paper. I’ve used it to create a border around my page as well as a photo mat for my picture. I’ve then gone about finding a cut file that would fit in with my ‘love’ theme (TN Geo Heart, from CUT to YOU).

I’ve backed the hearts with the dark blue and light blue blocks of the ‘Total Legend’ paper and the grey heart is the ‘All-Star’ pattern paper. Working with the darkest blue for the top heart and then the light grey for the bottom hearts.

At this point, I haven’t stuck anything down or decided on a page design. I knew I wanted to make a longer title element so I needed to sort that first. Going through the ‘Die Cut Title’ elements, I’ve decided on the title “Love this Dude So”… yep, it’s long, so I will need to be clever about how I position it on the page.

For the design of the layout, I decided on keeping everything vertical mainly because my title needed to be stacked in some way and I had the vertical style cut files. It is far easier to work with the elements you have than to try and work around them. Go with the flow I say! I simply played with the layout of the cut file, photo and title elements until I was happy focusing on things running top to bottom on the page.

With my four main elements locked in, it was now just a matter of adding in the embellishment details. For these, I like to work largest to smallest as I audition things. If you leave larger elements too late in the design process they just won’t fit, so it’s a great idea to work with them early on. The large circle piece that says ‘Authentic’ and the ticket element are both from the ‘Die Cut Ephemera’ pack.

I found this very sweet sentiment “to the moon and back” on the ‘Accessory Sticker Sheet’ which was perfect for my photo as well as the banner that says “You’re pretty Rad”. I like to add foam behind the stickers for added dimension on my page. I’ve also pulled the tab that says ‘Noteworthy’ even though it is orange. To make this work, I’ve added in some orange and blue stars from the ‘Die Cut Ephemera’ pack, I really like the small pop of orange, I think it gives the layout a bit more depth.

The page was now almost complete. I’ve added a flair from the ‘Flair Buttons’ pack and some Typed Sentiments from the ‘Accessory Sticker Sheet’. I’ve added some enamel dots in the centre of each of the star die cuts to finish off the page.

Thanks for popping by today to see my latest project. Do you have your hands on this collection yet? As always, be sure to pop into the Cocoa Vanilla Studio and CUT to YOU Facebook groups to share your pages, I love seeing what you make.

Until next time,

Gwen

xo

SUPER FUN | LEGENDARY | LAURA ALBERTS

Hi y’all! Laura Alberts back with a super fun boy layout using the stunning new Legendary collection! This week I was challenged to include some of the amazing flair in this collection, so I went for an “all around” design which gave me many clustering opportunities for adding flair! In this design, the majority of the embellishing is on the perimeter of the border and the photos are in the center. I really enjoyed creating these clusters in each corner, with a larger feature piece in two of them!

I began with the Braveheart paper for the border and then added a 2nd thinner border of the Explorer paper under my white card stock. Then, I began layering around my 2 photos and cut apart journaling spot from the Epic Tales patterned paper in the center. I tucked in the super cool “Yeah That’s My Boy!” flair in with the circular elements from the ephemera pack on a diagonal behind my photos.

The four corners then are filled with layers of embellishments to frame the layout and add some personality! I absolutely adore the bear and buck figures and really wanted to use them on this layout to represent my son’s love for camping and the outdoors. Even though these photos show him a little more dressed up than outdoorsy, I think the colors worked beautifully! The Let’s Go! flair worked well in the top right corner to finish it off!

This layout has a very special message in the journaling that I try to include on as many layouts for my kids individually as possible. I encourage them to always stay true to themselves and be authentic and honest with who they are and what’s important to them. I think it’s incredibly important for my kids to hear directly from me that they are worthy and loved!

Thank you for checking out my 12×12 scrapbook layout and I hope you find inspiration for your own creations!  If you would like to see how I created this layout, you can watch my process video on YouTube here:  https://youtu.be/INRgDTSDtfc

 

 

 

 

Adventure | Legendary | Anita Bownds

Hi crafty friends, Anita here sharing a floral layout using the legendary collection 
And as usual I went crazy with the flowers as I do have a lot of fun making them and they are really simple to make and featured on my layout today is our very own crazy kitty who love’s to go on little adventures all over our property when we go on walks…
I started of by using a blue ink pad and a blender and blended the ink across the layout and then backed it on pattered paper explorer
Then using my cameo and a few #neatncraftycutz cut files I cut out with white cardstock
I back the flower frame cut file with papers outdoors type and total legend and the other cut file is a travellers notebook cut file that I just made bigger so I could have a lace looking background behind my floral and photo and I tore apart a few bits to add in 2 of the corners

 

Then I decided I needed a bit more lovely texture I added so had stitching around the flowers and leaves
And popped a cute little flair in the centre of the flower and using the clear stickers to add my title

 

Using paper outdoors type for the leaves, offbeat for the flower and wild one for the flower centre’s Using a little flower punch. I just started layering them and adding clusters of them around the big flower frame

 

I added  a few more of the clear stickers around the flowers clusters a few little punched hearts using paper all star

 

 

I layered patterned paper behind my photo using total legend,wild one and outdoors type
I tucked ephemera and accessory stickers around the photo and in the layers
And I finished off with a few enamel dots and glitter glue.

 

.I hope I’ve given you some more fun floral inspiration using the legendary collection..
Happy crafting..

Super Sweet | Legendary Collection | Danni Visser

Hi again Cocoa Vanilla Studio fans!  Danni here with a Super Sweet layout to share using the colourful Legendary collection.  I was challenged to make flair buttons a feature on this layout, and I absolutely love flair, so I was really excited to get creating this one!  For this layout, I wanted to feature multiple smaller photos of my little boy enjoying this bowl of ice cream. Because of the dessert, I decided to use sweets as the theme!  I started with this super cool gumball machine cutfile and backed it with lots of different coloured patterns from the patterned papers in the collection.

For my background, I took the Wild One 12×12 paper and mounted it with a thin white cardstock border, then popped some bright yellow card stock in the centre. I love how the rainbow stripe really pops between the two layers of plain cardstock!  For some extra texture and to secure all the layers together, I machine stitched with white thread around the edge of the layers. Once my base was done, I added some peach and blue ink splatters on the background following a diagonal – this is roughly the way I planned to have my photos positioned across the page, so I wanted to draw the eye in the same direction with the splatters.

The photos were matted with alternating layers of One Way, Brave Heart and Explorer patterned papers, with 2 simple layers on each photo.  I went through and distressed the edges of my photo mats too – I just love the textural effect this provides! I arranged my photos in a cascade from the top of the cutfile to the bottom, making sure they overlapped each other and showed the progression of events.  How adorable is his little face?

Time for flair buttons!  I added them in three places, making sure to place one in the slot at the base of the machine, to looks as if a gumball was falling out.  I just love how that looks!  I went ahead and added some decorative clusters using the die cut ephemera and accessory stickers, taking care to strategically cover the random people in the background of the photos. I also punched a bunch of small circles from the patterned papers and used them to fill in any gaps.

For my title I used SUPER from the die cut titles and some white foam alphas to make ‘SUPER Sweet’.  I think that fits the theme of the layout quite nicely!  To finish off I added a sprinkling of enamel dots and a few lines of journaling in grey pen.

Thank you so much for joining me today! I just love how colourful my layouts are turning out with the Legendary collection.  There is a process video below if you would like to watch <3

Danni x

Our INCREDIBLE Kid | Legendary | Michelle Stokes

Hello Hello! It’s Michelle back again for one more scrappy share this month because I couldn’t end the month without sharing one more layout using the awesome Legendary Collection! This one was so fun to create, I even enjoyed all that intricate fussy cutting

I started with 2 pieces of the amazing aztec mandala inspired pattern paper – EXPLORER. I fussy cut the outer ring and inner star (which ended up being covered up) from one piece of the pattern paper, then on the second piece I cut only the middle section of triangles on 2 sides so that they would pop up. I then sandwiched it all together with some white cardstock as per below

Bottom layer – cardstock

2nd layer – full pattern paper piece with only the triangles cut in the middle ring and popped up using raised glue dots

Top layer – outer ring and inner star shape adhered with foam tape

Next I worked on the photo and journalling in the centre of the layout. For this I used a piece of the reverse EXPLORER paper combined with a frame from the EPHEMERA PACK, and cards cut from the TOTAL LEGEND & EPIC TALES cut apart papers. These are layered together with the photo and adhered to the layout using foam tape.

I created the title using words from the DIE CUT TILES pack and an EPHEMERA piece

To the right of the middle cluster I added pits from the EPHEMERA PACK, ACCESSORY STICKERS sheet and EPIC TALES paper

And lastly added clusters of stars (my 2nd favourite design element after florals) to the top right and bottom left of the layout to create a diagonal effect. I also added a few enamel dots and splatters of gold colour shine to finish it off.

Well friends thats all from me today. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing an extra layout from me this month. I cant wait to continue creating and sharing with you all next month!

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle xx

 

Life is Good | More Than Words collection | Anna Blades

Hi CVS friends! This Is Anna and I’m so thrilled to be here today sharing my first layout with you! It’s awesome to be part of the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Design Team!

I’ve made this scrapbook page using the beautiful More than words collection and the Unforgettable freebie cut file.

I decided to use this photo that I took of my friend Monica with her daughter because the colors were perfect for these papers.

For the base of my layout I used the B side of the pretty Collage paper. It makes contrast with the bright floral paper.

Then I ripped two strips from the Darling Buds paper and I placed them up and down of the page. I also put a ripped strip vellum between both patterned papers.

I filled both sides of this “central path” with the flowers that I cut with my Silhouette Cameo.

For my main title I used the white chipboard titles, and I inked it by making a pink ombre. It was so easy because of the smooth texture of the chipboard.

On both edges of the page I sewed two thin strips from the 6×6 pad Treasure paper.

 

The page is pretty busy, so I didn’t use a lot of embellishments. Just two chipboard butterflies, a banner die cut, a sticker phrase and a heart-shaped enamel dot.

 

 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I’m looking forward to share with you my next creations ! Take care!

See you soon,

Anna