Happy Moments | Midnight | Adele Toomey

Hello scrappy peeps!

I have been obsessing over the gorgeous Midnight collection lately and loving the colours of the collection. Today I have a fun 6×12″ layout for you using some easy edge detailing. 

I loving using blue florals on “boy/masculine” pages and challenging the stereotype of florals being only for feminine pages. This stunner of a floral paper is perfect as a background as the simple lines and white background help create a fresh layout. 

I used a notebook punch to create some edge detail along with ruffling some tissue paper. 

I love using the wide variety of chipboard and cardstock words included in the Midnight collection to create fast titles. I also added some journaling using my electric typewriter. 

Hope you enjoyed this layout and have a chance to get crafty this week!

Adele 🙂

Dreamcatcher | Midnight | Tarrah McLean

Hi there Cocoa Vanilla friends,

It’s Tarrah McLean back with you and today I am sharing a pretty off-the-page dream catcher project that, if you were to make one similar, would make a beautiful gift for that special someone or perhaps you may want to keep it for yourself? I started by making sure that the die cut was adhered to the circle piece of the backing sheet of paper, I then cut out the circle large die cut from the backing sheet. I machine stitched on 4 of the circles – the 2 outer circles and the 2 circles in the centre, I love how the stitching gives a little bit of extra detail.I then began to layer some of the ephemera pieces and chipboard pieces to create a focal point in the centre of the circle. I love that girl from the ephemera pack and just had to have her feature in the centre of the dream catcher. You can see the detail in the machine stitching in the above photo.The Shine Bright chipboard piece was the perfect piece to add to the top to hide where the ribbon was attached to hang it up. I also placed some of the chipboard hearts to draw the eye towards the centre of the circle.

Once the circle was complete, I cut some feathers out from a few of the gorgeous papers with my Silhouette Cameo and attached them in different lengths to the bottom of the circle, I added some ephemera pieces to some of them to add a little extra detail.  A cluster of both chipboard and ephemera florals were added to the bottom where the circle meets the twine. I like how this makes the whole project tie together.

I hope I have inspired you to try creating an off-the-page project! All you have to do is think outside the square!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Midnight | My Darling | Rachel Lowe

Hello CVS friends! Today I have a layout using the gorgeous Midnight collection.

I started by cutting a leaf wreath on my Silhouette Cameo using Inspired paper. I then started layering the ephemera die cut roses and flowers around it. I added some machine stitching to the leaves and then tucked in and under ephemera die cut branches and leaves. My base paper is white card stock cut at 11×11 inches which I then centred on another sheet on the Inspired paper but using the reverse side.


I wanted to make a feature and add layers to one on the roses so I added a gorgeous mason heart filled die cut and then a sentiment banner from the Chipboard pack, I also added some machine sewing on the mason jar.

I layered 3 of the larger roses adding extra die leaves adding foam tape to the centre one, and only adhering the out two in the middle so I could turn up the roses, al of this creates a 3D effects.

The clear stickers are a fav of mine and by adding the paint brush strokes and black cross stickers to my layout it gives the effect of mixed media (without the mess!!!). I added one of the gorgeous Flairs over the clear sticker paint brush stroke and black cross clear sticker, which creates a contrast with the elements.

I used a chipboard frame for my photo and tucked it under the cut file wreath, with the die cut flowers and wreath over a part of the frame/photo I didn’t want to add anymore to the frame so it wouldn’t distract from my photo.

I added a light splattering of black paint and some some machine stitching to the border of the white card stock.


I love the colour combinations of the Midnight collection and it is so easy to create a beautiful layout! Thank you for stopping by today and see you again soon.

Rachel X

Be Brave Be Strong | Midnight Layout | Raquel Bowman

Hey everyone, it’s Raquel here with you today sharing a new layout that I have created using the Midnight collection. I decided today to document a special moment for my little girl; when she got her ears pierced for her sixth birthday. She decided that she wanted to get them done as part of her present and was so brave. Poor Bub had real tears after it happened and was a little precious for some time after. However, nothing that a drink and ice cream didn’t fix.

Here is the layout that I created:


I have a process video for this layout to share with you today, I hope you like it.


I chose to document two photos today, one where they were getting ready to pierce her ears, and the second after she had it done and it eating ice cream.

The layout is created based around a statement die cut title – the die cut piece is quite large so it left little choice for photo placement. I must admit that I scaled the title to this size as I already had an idea of how I wanted to arrange the photos and embellish. I added small clusters to either side of the photos. I also repeated the elements of hearts on the layout as the cut file itself contained them.

I had minimal room so I kept the journaling short and sweet and to the point.

To give the title some dimension one of my fave things to do with cut files is adhere them with a foam adhesive. I love the shadow they bring.

Thanks so much for popping by the CVS blog today. I hope that this layout has inspired you.

Raquel xxx


Hi Creative Friends,

Gwen here today to share my latest project and it’s another with the beautiful ‘Midnight’ collection.  I’ve had this black and white photo printed for some time now of my daughter and I on a Mothers day many many years ago.  It’s one of those photos that means so much more to me than what you see… and to be honest, I find these the hardest to scrapbook.  I knew the ‘Midnight’ collection would be perfect for it, so I pushed aside the self-doubt and got to memory keeping!

I began the page by deciding on my background.  I just love the Shine Bright pattern paper, the white woodgrain is the perfect neutral base for any project.  Next up, I decided on a cut file, this one from my latest CUT to YOU release called Flower Circle.  I cut the file as large as I could to use as a background feature for my page.  I often do this when I’m not sure where to start with a project and let the cut file guide me in terms of the design of the page.

Next up, I went about backing the file.  To do this, I’ve used the 8×8 paper pad, if you get one thing in the collection, I would recommend this!  You get every pattern in the collection and they are in a smaller format to the 12 x 12 pattern papers which makes them perfect for backing cut files.  I love how even though my pieces are quite small, you can still really easily see the pretty pattern.  I’ve also used the ‘Shine Bright’ B side which is this perfect ombre pink *swoon* to back the central flower pieces in the cut file.  They break up the white on white and really feature in the centre of the layout.

Next, it was time to position my photo, I’ve popped it in the left-hand side of the cut file and then trimmed around the outer edge keeping with the circle edge.  Once I was happy with the photo and cut files position, I pulled out my sewing machine and added some stitched details.  If you’ve seen my pages, you’ll know I just love adding stitching for a subtle and pretty detail.  Next, I’ve added in my title from the ‘Die Cut Cardstock Titles – I’ve added some foam tape underneath for dimension.

All the page needed now was a few smaller embellishments.  I’ve added in a flair button from the ‘flair pack’ that says “Hello Lovely” as well as three of the pretty black and white butterflies from the Accessory sheet (also mounted on foam).  I’ve also added in a few sentiment stickers and a die-cut ephemera pieces that says “Sweetness”.  I also found a chipboard tab in the ‘Chipboard  Pieces’ pack to add above my photo.

Thanks for popping by today, I hope this page inspires you to grab some of the beautiful ‘Midnight’ collection and get creating!

Until next time,



Happy and Bright Cards | Midnight | Elodie Lusseau

Hi CVS friends!

Elodie here and I have a brand new project to share with you today. I used the gorgeous Midnight collection and made a set of Christmas cards. I love the soft and dreamy look the beautiful Midnight colors give them!

I started by making the base of my cards using papers from the 6×8 paper pad that I folded in half to get 6×4 cards. So easy and handy! I then cut rectangles in more 6×8 papers and placed them on the top of my cards.

To give them a wintery look, I decided to use snowflakes and punched a lot of them in several papers from the 6×8 paper pad. I then layered my paper snowflakes at the top of one of the cards and at the bottom of the other one. I adhered some of them with foam squares and bent them up a bit for dimension.

For the sentiments, I used pretty die cut titles that I placed on the snowflakes. Here again, I adhered them with foam squares to make them pop. I added a few more snowflakes on each card and then moved on to embellishing.

I topped some snowflakes with accessory stickers and cute chipboard hearts and I added a clear sticker on the “Happy” card for extra detail. I also had to include Midnight florals on my cards and tucked beautiful flowers and leaves from the ephemera pack under the sentiments. Last but not least, I added a bit of sparkle and shine to my Christmas cards with a few white and blue sequins from my stash.

I can’t get enough of the beautiful Midnight collection! It’s perfect to create soft and delicate projects. I hope you are inspired to use it on your Christmas cards and layouts!

Thanks so much for stopping by the CVS blog today! Have a lovely day!


Sweet Moments | Midnight | Lauren Hender

Hello everyone, big welcome back to the Cocoa Vanilla blog and a big welcome to December.

This month for me is crazy. I often feel over whelmed and so busy I think I will never make it but on the other hand it feels magical festive and a time where happy memories are made. One of those moments was recently when I had the pleasure of baby sitting my super cute little nephew. This kid is smart, quick, witty and always hungry. I love him too bits and couldn’t resist pulling out my camera and snapping a few shots of him.

Now when you first saw the new midnight collection you probably thought it was an all girl collection, but being a mother of two boys I am always on the look out to create masculine layouts using what seems to be a feminine collections. So here it is. A complete layout using the beautiful new Midnight collection.

As you can see this layout is very simple in design but when you use a mix of plain and patterned paper you can make you layouts pop. It also helps to have a full faced direct front faced photo to help draw the person looking at the layout straight to the photo.

I also wanted to make sure that I created a strip down the centre of the layout using a mix of embellishments, titles, and journaling. This layout is 8×12 inch and therefore it was really easy to create this effect with smaller pieces.

 This collection is now available to purchase directly from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio store. Check out the great bundle offer by clicking HERE

The bundle includes:

  • 18 x double-sided papers (2 each of 9 designs)
  • 1 x Accessory Sticker Sheet
  • 1 x Die Cut Ephemera Pack
  • 1 x Die Cut Titles Pack
  • 1 x Clear Stickers
  • 1 x Flair Buttons
  • 1 x Chipboard Accents
  • 1 x Large Die Cut & Backing


I hope my layout has inspired you create highlighting memories of your boys and girls with this stunning collection.

 Happy Scrapping.

Lauren Hender xo

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