Hi everyone!

It’s Shannah Bartle here, and I’m so excited to be a Guest Designer with the fabulous Cocoa Vanilla Design Team! I’ve created three cards for you today, using the gorgeous new ‘Unforgettable’ collection. This is such a beautiful range, with a fantastic variety of paper patterns and fun coordinating elements.

For my first card I wanted to create an easel card and thought the cute polaroid frame from the Die Cut Ephemera pack the was just perfect for the pop-up piece! When the card is folded flat the polaroid feature is framed by the stunning floral 6×8” papers…

… And once opened the polaroid frame, backed with aqua paper, sits up nicely showing off the Accessory Stickers and Die Cut Elements.

The inside of the card is covered with wood panel paper, and I’ve used a strip of crochet lace and two heart Foam Title Stickers as a ‘stopper’. I heat embossed a sentiment from Uniquely Creative’s All Occasions stamp set onto aqua paper and framed it with more of the floral paper.

I finished it with a sprinkling of sweet Unforgettable Enamel Dots.


For my second card, I was inspired by the “Shine” Foam Title Sticker to make a glitzy shaker card!

I used lots of the gorgeous 6×8” papers for the card base and shaker element and filled it with gold sequins for the ‘shine’.

I arranged lots of Die Cut Elements around the card and finished with a butterfly in the top corner.

For my last card I chose two of the beautiful 6×8” papers which I cut into a square, then divided in half diagonally.

I layered one of each pattern on a slightly larger square of black cardstock, then trimmed the remaining diagonal pieces smaller and layered onto another black square, then onto the centre of the card.

I chose a third patterned paper, again matt with black cardstock, then added it to the centre of the card using 3D foam for dimension. I adhered the “hello” Foam Title Sticker and several Die Cut Elements and finished with a few Enamel Dots.

Here are all three cards together… hope they inspire you to get creative!

I absolutely LOVED playing with the  Cocoa Vanilla Unforgettable collection… and you can check out my Quick Makes feature using this range in Issue 5 of Love Cardmaking International magazine soon!

Happy crafting everyone!

Shannah Bartle

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