Love Our Days Together | Bohemian Dream | Mandy Melville

Hey friends!

Mandy here on the blog today to share a traveler’s notebook layout that I created using the gorgeous Bohemian Dream collection! I love the beautiful colours in this collection, it’s still one of my all time favourites! I documented some fun selfies that I took of my youngest daughter and I when we were being silly and pulling funny faces!

 I started by covering the left hand side of the spread with the Gypsy Heart patterned paper.

For my title, I used the die cut titles from the Midnight collection, combined with a little word sticker. I adhered the word ‘days’ using craft foam to give it some extra dimension and interest. I love how versatile these die cut titles are, and that they can be used with other collections!

I printed my photos in a grid format which enabled me to be able to fit four photos onto the layout. I then matted the photo grid with the reverse side of the Dreamer patterned paper and adhered it to the right hand side of the spread.

Along the top of the photos I added the sticker that says ‘Live a Colourful Life’, which I think perfectly complements the photos! I also added a little banner sticker in the top right hand corner of the page.

Underneath the photos I added some typed journaling strips, and I also added some hearts to the page, to tie in with the patterned paper that I used on the left hand page. I used a chipboard heart, as well as a few that I fussy cut out of the Gypsy Heart patterned paper. I finished the layout off with a sprinkling of enamel dots.

Thanks so much for joining me here today. I hope that you enjoyed taking a look at my traveler’s notebook layout! I’ll be back next month with some more projects to share with you!

Mandy x

Valentine’s Day gift set | Love always | Anna Komenda

Hello Friends. Happy LOVE DAY! I am a big fan of celebrating love, even if this day is filled with trashy hearts and everythin pink. Saying someone “I love you” is always much appreciated. It doesn’t have to be a husband / wife or boyfriend / girlfriend. I love giving Valentine’s Day cards to my daughters. They are also a part of my personal love story. As a scrapbooker, I pay much attention on how to wrap gifts to make them look even better. I like making matching boxes and this is what I want to share with you today. A perfect gift set – card, envelope and a little box.

I decided to use leftovers from one of my favorite collections called “Love always”. Perfect color combination of soft pink, grey and black and pretty florals. I only had few papers left, but it was enough to make a box and envelope. I used paper scraps to compose a card.

I like my 1-2-3 Punch Board, because it makes creating boxes and envelopes so fast and easy. All you need to do is to trim paper to the proper size and use the board to score the lines and punch corners. It took me five minutes to create matching envelope. Paired with a card makes a very elegant set.

Paper pieces from “Class act” and “Bouguet” made a perfect combo for the card. I aslo added few flowers from ephemera pack and a big title from wood veneers pack.

1-2-3 Punch Board is also handy when it comes to making big, paper bows. I used a piece of paper to make one and decorated my envelope with it.

My matching box is big enough to carry some treats or jewelery. It didn’t need much of embellishing too. I used “Lovely things” paper to make it and some bits and pieces from ephemera pack to finish it.

Making the whole set took me about an hour. I need to make another one, for my other daughter and I am ready to meet 14’th of February. My hubby will get a kiss and some sushi plate 🙂

I hope you like my inspiration. Thank you for stopping by and see you soon in two weeks.

XO Anna

Sealed With A Kiss | Midnight | Amanda Baldwin

Hi Cocoa Vanilla Studio Friends!

Amanda here, & today I’m sharing a Valentine’s inspired layout with our gorgeous Midnight collection! A super sweet, melt your heart kinda moment….

“Sealed With A Kiss” 

Oh how divine! Such a beautiful page!

This sweet little boy always makes everyday amazing, and this photo of us is just a bit precious! So very dear to my heart! When I was I reflecting on the photograph & memory, my title Sealed With A Kiss came to mind. This title fostered the idea of sealed envelopes, love letters, & writing paper, and so my layout design evolved. That’s how simple my creative process is! Inspiration can be found in the smallest of details!

I used the lovely script pattern paper, CV- MN005 MOONLIGHT for my layout base, and softened it’s edges with lilac watercolor tones. I also added a watercolor base for my envelope cut file to rest on. Speaking of cut files, this one is from Paige Evans and is called “Envelope Flowers” – SO pretty!

I back the envelope hearts, flowers and leaves with an assortment of papers from the 6 x 8 PAPER PAD, & CV-MN004 MIXED BLESSINGS. The actual envelope is backed with pattern paper, CV-MN003 INSPIRED – totally gorgeous! I embellish the flower centers with ENAMEL DOTS & ALPHABET STICKERS from our LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL collection. The colors compliment the MIDNIGHT collection beautifully.

The alphas featured are the O’s which I fill with the enamels. Such a small, but oh so effective detail. Love the soft dimension and texture this creates! I use these same ALPHABET STICKERS for my layout title. Perfect!

I seal my envelope with a FLAIR BUTTON, and also embellish it with the take note DIE CUT EPHEMERA. My sweet love letter is really looking the part!

I adorn my treasured photo with a DIE CUT EPHEMERA frame, which I mount with thick foam tape. I embellish it with two sentiment stickers from the ACCESSORY STICKERS sheet. Here’s a closer look….

Adore! Melts my heart every.single.time!!!

For finishing touches, I add a sprinkle of sequins, and a few more flower and heart DIE CUTS around the love letter.

So very beautiful!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Valentine’s theme layout & feel inspired to get creating with our delightful MIDNIGHT collection!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Thanks so much for visiting,

Happy Arty Days, Amanda xo


Prize winners – Happiness collection

Hi everyone, happy hump day!

Today is about to get a whole lot happier for a couple of lucky people as I am here to announce the winners of our recent giveaway for our beautiful new Happiness collection that is due to be released later this month.

We received well over 400 comments on our reveal post (a record!), and I think from the comments and reactions we have received on social media so far, that it is safe to say that everyone is in LOVE with the new collection and can’t wait to get their hands on it. We are so grateful to have such a dedicated fan base; and your beautiful comments are a testament that all the blood, sweat and tears that Zoe puts into each collection is worthwhile. THANK YOU!

So without further ado…

Our major prize winner, who will receive THE ENTIRE Happiness collection is…

Congratulations to Tania Rainbow with comment # 159!


And our runner-up who will receive a Happiness collection kit is…

Congratulations to Holly Yarber with comment # 301!


Congratulations to both ladies – we hope you enjoy creating with our new collection and that it brings you much happiness!

(I will be in contact with both of you this week to arrange your prizes, so keep an eye on your Inbox.)

Thanks again to everyone that entered our giveaway. The ‘Happiness‘ collection will begin shipping to retailers on the 25th February so keep an eye on shelves soon after.

Enjoy the rest of your week – happy scrapping!

Sue – Marketing Coordinator

Hello Gorgeous | Midnight | Michelle Stokes

Hello Hello It’s Michelle back today with a new layout share featuring the ever so wonderful Midnight collection. I’m hoping to squeeze out at least one or 2 more pretty layouts with this beautiful collection before a box full of HAPPINESS arrives. Pun absolutely intended but if you’ve got no idea what I’m talking about because you live under a rock, head over to this fun announcement post HERE

Now its been a while since I used an actual cut file that I’ve personally cut using my machine but this one designed by fellow DT member Gwen was just calling my name. I do love creating layouts with a large focal point made of cut file and pattern paper. Its the perfect start to a diagonally designed page and is easy to create in no time at all.

To start off with this layout I cut the file using white cardstock then backed the open pieces using pattern papers from the 6×8 paper pad. I really like that the smaller scale designs are perfect for backing cut files! I also added vellum to the open striped sections of the heart and adhered the whole piece to the INSPIRED paper using some foam tape for dimension.

I certainly love creating sweet girly layouts with this beautiful collection thats full of pretty florals. Its perfect for documenting this sweet girl who turned 8 towards the end of 2018! We had a small gathering with family to celebrate and she picked her favourite ‘proper’ ice cream cake which we decorated with some random chocolate treats and heaps of candles.

I backed the layout with more of the 6×8 pattern paper and some vellum to help make it stand out off the die cut piece then created the title to the right. I’ve used the words ‘hello gorgeous’ from the clear sticker set and stuck them to white cardstock to make them stand out better. I’ve layered these with a few different pieces from the ephemera pack and some other stickers to create a cluster of sorts. I then worked diagonally from this point to create the remainder of the layout using pieces from the collection that all complemented each other.

Bottom left of the photo I’ve created a 2nd cluster using clear stickers, florals and a heart from the ephemera pack, accessory stickers and a touch of hand written journalling to document the moment captured.

Repetition of elements across a layout is definitely something you will always find on my layouts. It ties everything together and looks so gosh darn pretty! Here you can see that I’ve used similar items from the other 2 clusters in the top right corner completing the diagonal design. This one includes clear stickers, ephemera pieces and accessory stickers.

Well thats all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Michelle x

Precious | More Than Words | Kylie Kingham.

Hello friends! It’s Kylie with you all today and I am very excited to be sharing with you my first layout as part of the Design Team. I am a huge lover of flowers and lots of them so my layout today reflects that.I have created it with the beautiful More Than Words collection.

I just love the beautiful pastel tones and pattern prints to this collection! To begin with I selected my backing paper ‘Radiant’ and added a triangle of white card stock to one side with a machine stitched edge.Next I cut out my Butterfly cut file, (designed by Paige Evans via the Silhouette Store) and backed it with an array of beautiful papers.I adhered it to my page with foam tape so that it stands out from my page.

Next I set to work on all those pretty blooms.I cut all of them from either a flower punch or dies from my stash and glued all the layers together.The enamel shapes were perfect for the centre of them, so I used lots of different sizes for effect.I also cut some leaves with a punch to add in and around my flowers.Once they were all glued in place I added some of the flowers, a butterfly and word phrase from the die cuts as well.

Since my layout has a rustic or textured theme I distressed the edges of my photo a little and made sure some of the flowers overlapped it once I had adhered it into place. I also added some of the typed phrase stickers with foam tape.

I love titles on a page so I couldn’t resist using one of the Chipboard stickers.Nestled in neatly amongst my blooms!

Once my layout was completed you could really see the dimension and texture the flowers gave.Whilst they sit up a little from the page, they won’t flatten too much should I place my layout into an album.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my layout today and it inspires you a little with your own scrappy fun.Until next time,

Kylie. xo



Sweetness | Midnight | Tarrah McLean

Hi Cocoa Vanilla friends!

It’s Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a new layout using the stunning Midnight collection! I changed things up a little bit and created an 8.5 x 11 inch layout for a change….The ombre pink in the Shine Bright paper is just gorgeous! I pulled a small piece of it out of the 6′ x 8′ paper pad and punched out a whole heap of butterflies using my Martha Stewart butterfly punch. I adhered a glue dot behind each one and adhered them so that they look like they are flying out of the jar of flowers and the back of the photo…I arranged them so that the darkest pink ones were at the bottom in both the small and medium size and they graduated to the lightest at the top. The photo is of my Mum with her youngest grandchild Olivia (my niece) I just love this photo so much, it was taken when my sister and her daughters visited from England last year.I popped the photo up using some craft foam underneath and layered the jug of flowers chipboard piece to the right of the photo and also added a few words to that side. Layering embellishments over part of your photo is a great way to hide or blend something in.

Make sure to check out the Midnight collection in the Cocoa Vanilla online store if you don’t already have it……its soooo pretty!!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

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