CHERISH | MORE THAN WORDS | GWEN WRUCK

Hi Creative Friends,

Happy Monday to you all!  Gwen here today to share my latest project, this one featuring the More Than Words collection and a sweet black and white picture of Miss 10, pulled together with a cut file from CUT to YOU.

The idea for this page started with the cut file.  I’m always quite ‘time poor’ at this time of year with the school holidays reaching their end and lots of preparations for the school year ahead happening. I knew, if I started with a cut file, a lot of the design work would be done for me and it would get the page done fast!  I simply uploaded the design into my Silhouette Studio software and arranged on my page and cut it out four times.  I had an idea to make a wreath of sorts from the roses.

I then went about backing the roses in the ‘Darling Buds‘, ‘Gossamer‘ and ‘Radiant‘ papers.  For consistency, I used the same paper combinations on two of the four roses.  Once that was all done, it was now just a matter of arranging them on my background paper.

I decided on a plain white background for this one, just for the clean look it provides.  At first, I tried to place them so that the entire design was on the page but it looked a little overwhelming, so I pushed the flowers out further and let the edge of each rose flow over the edge of the background cardstock and I just love how they look!  Time to glue them down and then I stitched around the edge and trimmed off the excess pattern paper.

It was now really easy to see where my photo should go; right in the centre!  I’ve matted with more of the pretty ‘Darling Buds‘ paper and added some more stitching.

Next, I wanted to lock in my title.  Ohh so many perfect choices from the ‘Chipboard Title Stickers‘, I went with ‘Cherish’ and centred above my picture.  I’ve also found some die cut elements from the ‘Die Cut Ephemera‘ pack and created a small cluster in the top left-hand corner of my photo.

I wanted to add a few more small elements at the bottom of the photo to balance the design out so I made a cute paper bow out of a scrap of paper from the ‘Paper Pad‘.  I chose a pattern from the paper pad as I really love their smaller scale for smaller elements like this.  I’ve also added here a sticker from the ‘Accessory Sticker sheet‘ and another title piece, this one is fussy cut from the ‘Love Always’ collection pattern paper ‘Lovely Things‘.  These elements finished off the page really nicely.

Thanks for popping by today, as always, I hope this inspires you to make something pretty! A reminder to share your creations over at the Cocoa Vanilla Studios Facebook group, we love seeing what you make!

Until next time,

Gwen

xo

Moments | Midnight Collection | Anita Bownds

Hi there,
sharing my first layout  using the fabulous Midnight collection.
So I decided I wanted to use a the cat cut file from the silhouette design store somehow on my layout.

I started off with the moonlight patterned paper and cut the first cat out using my cameo. 

Then using the offset option I created a solid image and cut it out of shine bright patterned paper.

Then I added some mixed media to my white cardstock using a stencil, 3d matte gel and impasto paint.

Then I backed my white cardstock on the inspired patterned paper and machine stitched around the border.

Next I added the 2 cut out cats together and placed them on my layout.

(Tip – cut out cut files using patterned paper to add more colour to your layout)
Then I layered my photo on a few different papers – moonlight and inky depths in different sizes and tucking it just underneath the back of the cat cut file and then I started embellishing around the cat and photo.
I used a chipboard title from the chipboard pack.
(Tip – add chipboard accents to a paper clip to add some cuteness to your photo)
Then I started adding the die cut ephemera and a cut file doily to my photo and tucking the flowers and leaves around the cat cut file.
And to finish off the layout I added one of the die cuts and punched a hole and added twine to make a tag
And tucking it underneath my photo along with one of the flair buttons 
(Tip – create your own tag using a die cut)

Here is my process video of how I created my layout:

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NEW Happiness Collection | Reveal & Give Away

Hello everyone!

I am so excited to finally be able to reveal our first collection for the year, the absolutely stunning Happiness Collection!  We shared a sneak peek of this collection on Facebook a couple of weeks ago, and the reaction has been amazing… I’m sure this one will be another must have!

I am also happy to say that this collection will again be…

100% AUSTRALIAN MADE

*Designed, Printed, Made and Packed In Australia!*

The gorgeous Happiness collection will be shipping to retailers from late February 2019, and will be available in our online store the following month.

Pre-Order Information will be sent to our retailers in the coming week 🙂

In the meantime, there’s a chance for you to WIN the collection, so make sure you read on to find out all the details on how you can enter to win yourself a happiness filled prize pack! 🙂

***PLEASE NOTE THAT THE GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED***


This collection is so bright and beautiful, full of our famous watercolours, florals and fun sentiments.  Cheerful and colourful elements combine with gorgeous patterned papers that will be perfect for feminine pages.

The Collection Kit includes 2 of each paper for a total of 18 designs, plus the Accessory Stickers


We have brought back the popular 6″x8 Paper Pad to suit a wider range of crafts, plus they’re long enough to mat your photos!


 


Our Die Cut Ephemera is always popular, and now there is twice as much to keep you happy!  This time we have included a pack full of titles for you to mix and match to your heart’s content!



For ease of use, our Chipboard now comes in a pack of pre-cut pieces instead of sheets! The complicated shapes and the thickness of the material sometimes made the shapes hard to remove from the sheets, so we’ve taken the headache out of it for you.  It means cleaner cuts, they’re easier to move around on the page… and you get more bang for your buck with more pieces!


Last but not least, due to popular demand, we have brought back the Large Die Cut & Backing kit! These were super popular in our last collection, so we continue to share the love!

 


And now for the BEST part… Just leave a comment below for a chance to win a Happiness Prize Pack! I’d love to hear your thoughts! You have until Midnight AEST on FRIDAY 8th FEBRUARY 2019 to enter…   The winner will be announced the following week.

***GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***

Thanks so much for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed seeing our newest collection!

Hope you have a wonderful week ahead of you 🙂

xx Zoe

Love You | Midnight | Mandy Melville

Hi everyone!

Mandy back with you today to share a new layout that I created, featuring the ever-so-beautiful Midnight collection! I documented a photo of my hubby and I on this layout. It’s not very often that we get a photo of the two of us together, probably because one of us is always behind the camera, but our daughter took this one on Christmas day, and I love it!

I started my layout off by trimming down my white cardstock background and matting it on the Inspired patterned paper. This gave it a nice subtle border and also introduced the colour scheme that I wanted to use on this page.

Next I cut out the words ‘Love You’ using my Silhouette Cameo and a cut file by Paige Evans. I backed the cut file using patterned papers from the 6×8 paper pad, and then adhered it using small pieces of foam tape for added dimension.

I layered two frames over my photo, one from the die cut ephemera pack, and the other from the chipboard accents. This helps to draw the viewer’s eye to the photo. I also tucked a die cut flower under the right hand side of the photo, and I added a sub-title on the bottom right hand corner using one of the die cut titles.

I think I may need an endless supply of the gorgeous Bloom & Grow patterned paper, because I seem to be addicted to fussy cutting it! Once again, I’ve fussy cut a couple of the lovely floral clusters to embellish my layout. I added one in the bottom left hand corner and the other in the top right hand corner. This helps to give the layout a diagonal flow.

I finished the layout off with a few little heart stickers and some little word stickers, and lastly I added some typed journaling to the page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I look forward to sharing some more inspiration with you later this month.

Mandy x

XO | Midnight layout | Anna Komenda

Hello friends. It’s Anna here again with another page created with super pretty “Midnight” collection. Do you know that last two collections have this awesome “Large die and backing paper kit“? It’s a perfect solution for everyone out there, who loves seeing projects created with cut outs from die cutting machines but do not own the machine. Now, you can buy ready to go kit and create project in few minutes. You don’t need machine, computer, cut file. You don’t need to back the cut file with paper scraps, because it’s already printed on the paper! Such an amazing element to use.

It really took me only like half an hour to finish this page. I added some 3D foam squares under the cut out to add a little bit of texture and glued it over background paper.

I trimmed my photo to the circlular shape and placed it in the middle of the project. The cut out looks like an element of dream catcher and adding a round picture highlighted this fancy shape. I reached for some older wood veneer pieces from “Love always” collection and added them to my composition.

I finished my page by adding some flowers from ephemera pack along with leaves. I also mixed in few chipboard pieces.

I love how this page turned out. Thank you for stopping by and see you in February.

XO Anna

Happy Together | Midnight | Amanda Baldwin

Hi Cocoa Vanilla Studio Friends!

Amanda here, & as we approach February (the month of LOVE) I get so inspired by all the heart things! Needless to say, today’s layout is inspired by Valentine’s Day and features our beautiful Midnight collection!

Also, it’s a very rare moment when hubby & I get in front of the camera at the same time – so I just had to make the most of this photo! So endearing to document our happy union! And today we celebrate our wedding anniversary – so a very special layout and post for me personally, too!

But enough of the gushy stuff, here’s my loved up layout,

“Happy Together”

So very happy together! The sweetest! Happy Anniversary to us!

Isn’t this pretty?! I’ve featured the divine script pattern from the reverse side of paper, CV-MN005 MOONLIGHT as my background. I used pattern paper, CV-MN002 SHINE BRIGHT for the cut file heart, and paper pieced the linked hearts with assorted pink papers from the 6 x 8″ PAPER PAD. I use these same 6 x 8″ papers as layers beneath my cherished photograph. So beautiful!

Note: The cut file featured is a free one from The Cut Shoppe & is called With Love.

Here’s a closer look at my layout…….


Sigh! Such a happy moment documented!

Before I attached the cut file heart, I added lots of paint splatters and even lightly coloured a few of the pattern paper edges. That fabulous title is part CHIPBOARD PIECES & part CARDSTOCK TITLES – I just love how they coordinate so perfectly together!

I foam mounted the ‘together’ die cut title for added dimension and to better match it’s CHIPBOARD counterpart.
Speaking of titles, you’ll also spy that I used the DIE CUT EPHEMERA subtitle, XOXO at the top of the heart.

Such pretty details! This title was also foam mounted for extra dimension, before being layered onto the heart cut file. I tucked a DIE CUT EPHEMERA & ACCESSORY STICKER bloom beneath it all too. SO gorgeous! Lots of pretty paint splatters and Cocoa Vanilla Studio sequins as well!

There are so many lovely embellishments in this collection, and I couldn’t resist layering a few of them together! I adorn my photo cluster with DIE CUT EPHEMERA, CHIPBOARD PIECES & some ACCESSORY STICKERS too. Aren’t the hand drawn hearts and blooms divine?!!

Such a simple page design, and yet oh-so-beautiful! It really is a dream to create with the Midnight collection!

I hope my layout has inspired you to get creating with Midnight today!

Thanks so much for visiting,

Happy Arty Days, Amanda xo

Introducing…Nikki Kehr

We would like to officially welcome Nikki Kehr to our design team. We are so excited to have Nikki join us, and cannot wait to share her work using Cocoa Vanilla Studio products with you!

Here’s a little about Nikki in her own words…

Hi, I’m Nikki: a German scrapbooker with heart, a baking bookworm, and a civil engineer student. I live with my boyfriend in Germany near Frankfurt. One of my most favorite hobbies besides dancing is scrapbooking. Project Life was the start of my scrapbooking life in early 2013. Since then, I also discovered layouts, mini albums, and cards. I love taking photos of our everyday life and giving them a home in mini albums or our Project Life albums. Throughout the last five years, I’ve met so many nice people because of this common hobby of scrapbooking. I love how scrapbooking connects us. It’s a huge recognition for me to be here and to create with you. Let´s get crafty!

Here are some samples of Nikki’s gorgeous work so you can get to know her style…

You can also see more of Nikki’s work via her social media channels:

Blog:  http://www.nimena.de/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nimena_/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYqsbY0zlH3MxuQlhmKq3jA

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