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Hello You | Bohemian Dream & Hello Lovely | Ulrike Dold

By | 2018-02-12T08:06:44+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Bohemian Dream, Cut Files, Design Team, Hello Lovely, Inspiration, Make A Wish, Wild at Heart, You ROCK|

Hi crafty friends,

Ulli here with you today with a new 12×12 layout. In two days is Valentine´s day and so it´s all about love here at the Cocoa Vanilla Blog.

I love wedding pictures and so I searched for a photo from me and my husband from our first kiss as bride and groom on our wedding day. As background I used the wooden paper “Plus One” from the Cocoa Vanilla You Rock collection. I cut out the geometric heart cut file from Cocoa Vanilla and some flowers with my Silhouette Cameo. Then I backed the heart with the Bohemian Dream “Beautiful Mess” patterned paper. This paper has a part with a beautiful color transition from yellow to pink. I fussy cut the flowers from the Hello Lovely “Glimmer” paper und glued them under the heart. I also glued the Cocoa Vanilla cut outs in white under it.

I used a mask with flowers and and glued it with some Washi stripes on the top of my layout to fix it. Then I used white texture paste and I get a nice floral pattern on my background.

I placed the heart on my layout. For the title I used the “Hello” die cut from the Hello Lovely collection and the chipboard title “You” from the Bohemian Dream collection. Then I stitched over the chipboard title with my sewing machine.

I cut a triangle from the black and white striped Hello Lovely “Life Story” paper and glued it in the left corner on the top of my layout. I searched in my Cocoa Vanilla goodies embellishments in pink and yellow. I found in the Make A Wish collection pack some sequins, acrylic flowers and a tassel in pink. Also some Die Cut Embellishments from the Bohemian Dream collection.

I placed my photo on a doilie in yellow and decorated it with the “Hello Beautiful” die cut, the butterfly die cut, a word sticker and some sequins.

I made a banner with some papers from the Bohemian Dream collection, a rubber charm from the Wild At Heart collection and some Bohemian Dream stickers on the right side besides my photo.I stitched over it and glued the pink tassel on it. Then I wrote my journaling under the banner and decorated it with some sequins and enamel dots.

I stamped the date on a little tab and fixed it with my stapler on the right side of the geometric heart. Therefor I used some glue dots to add some dimension.

I splattered some gold paint across the page and then I decorated the geometric heart with sequins, acrylic roses and enamel dots and shapes. I took always the colors from the parts of the paper to underline the color transition with my embellishments.

I hope I could inspire you one way or another. Thank you for stopping by today.

Ulli

 

XO | Love Always | Tarrah McLean

By | 2018-02-07T22:04:42+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Cut Files, Design Team, Inspiration, Love Always|

Hi everyone!

It’s Tarrah McLean here and I am SOOOOO excited to be back sharing my first layout as part of the Cocoa Vanilla team for the 2nd time! I really missed being on the Cocoa Vanilla team last year so you could imagine my delight and excitement when Zoe asked if I would like to join the team again! I AM SO EXCITED TO BE BACK!!!

We are celebrating LOVE right here on the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog all this week and since I have oodles of product still left from when I was a designer previously, I decided to use up some of the beautiful Love Always collection for my Love themed layout today!

I started out by choosing a cut file with lots of hearts and cut it from the B side of the Lovely Things paper….I also used the sketch pen to draw the outline heart so that I was able to poke holes in to add some hand stitching.  I then chose lots of the different papers and backed all the hearts with different papers from the Love Always collection.

Once all the hearts were filled in, I matted my photo slightly with the black spotted vellum piece from the Vellum Accents pack, I then adhered my photo to the right hand side of the heart, the ‘XO’ chipboard piece became my title plus I added the cute chippie stickers ‘You + Me’ from the chipboard sticker sheet! A few other embellishments like accessory stickers, enamel dots and a flair button all help to decorate my layout but not over do it. I wanted the photo to be the main focus plus I didn’t want to cover up many of the hearts either!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Till next time……happy creating!

Tarrah x

Happy | Bohemian Dream | Amanda Baldwin

By | 2018-01-09T08:00:28+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Bohemian Dream, Chit Chat, Colour Me Happy, Cut Files, Design Team, Inspiration|

 

Hi Cocoa Vanilla Studio Friends!

Happy New Year! I hope that 2018 brings you and your loved ones much happiness and joy!

And speaking of happy, have I got something delightful to share with you today….

“Happy”

Oh isn’t this super pretty!!!

Bohemian Dream is just SO dreamy and divine, that I  just can’t get enough of it!

Today I have teamed this gorgeous collection up with the fabulous Colour Me Happy: Geo Heart Cut File. They partner beautifully & I absolutely adore how bright and fun this page is!

I have mounted my 11″ x 11″ white cardstock onto that colourful, patchwork style patterned paper, CV-BD004 BEAUTIFUL MESS and machine stitched it into position. It’s really playful and lends itself to the ‘happy’ vibe of the layout.  That awesome Geo Heart has been backed with the CV-BD005 DREAMER pattern paper from the6 x 6 PAPER PAD, and then embellished with DIE CUT EPHEMERA blooms.

I have snipped one of the cute DIE CUT EPHEMERA frames into half, and layered it beneath my darling photograph. I attach them both to the Geo Heart and continue to embellish the photo cluster and cut file.  You’ll spy ACCESSORY STICKERS, DIE CUT EPHEMERA and FLAIR with my photo, as well CHIPBOARD ACCENT STICKERS on both of them.

I complete my layout with more ephemera pieces and that stunning butterfly chippie! Final finishing touches are the sequins and my hand coloured twine. Perfection!

Let’s take a better look…..

How stunning is the ombre CHIPBOARD ACCENT STICKER title, ‘HAPPY’?! It reminds me of a beautiful sunset and the yellow contrasts beautifully with the purple tones of the DREAMER paper. Here’s another view of it….

It’s really pretty!!! As are the surrounding blooms and butterflies!

To create gentle dimension on this ‘clean’ look, I use mounted tape on one of the blooms, fold and elevate the wings of the die cut ephemera, and use a CHIPBOARD ACCENT STICKER butterfly for interest. I also add my own hand coloured twine creating flow and texture too!

 I am just LOVING those CHIPBOARD ACCENT STICKERS – those blooms are just the prettiest!

How divine!!! The sentiment (& ombre font) of the FLAIR BUTTON is the perfect adornment to my beautiful photograph! LOVE it!

A really simple design and yet oh so pretty!

Those ACCESSORY STICKERS are such a fabulous touch too!

Just beautiful!

I think you can see why I am still totally swooning over Bohemian Dream!

& I hope I have  inspired you to continue creating with it too!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

Happy Arty Days,

Amanda xo

 

 

My Favourites from 2017 | Ulrike Dold

By | 2017-12-31T13:18:44+00:00 December 26th, 2017|Cut Files, Design Team, Endless Summer, Free Spirit, Inspiration, Wild at Heart|

Hello CVS friends!

Ulli here with you today and it is my last post in the year 2017. It is time to reflect the last year and my wonderful time at the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Design Team.

When I got the email from Zoe in the beginning of 2017 a dream came true. And that´s why I want to say thank you again. Dear Zoe, thank you for your trust, for this wonderful chance and for having me. I really love being a part of the CVS family and I am looking forward for the upcoming year!

Today I want to show you my three favourite layouts from 2017.

The first layout is my first Cocoa Vanilla Studio Layout ever. I made it with the gorgeous Wild At Heart collection and probably it will be forever the most important project for me using this brand. It was love at the first sight when I worked the first time with the gorgeous papers and embellishments designed by the amazing Zoe Pearn. I really adore working with these beautiful scrapbooking supplies. And as you know I love big picture layouts and flowers.

My second favourite is the layout which I made for the All About Colour theme. I made a colourful wreath out of Cocoa Vanilla embellishments and die cut parts of water-colored paper. Therefor I used the Endless Summer, the Wild At Heart and the You Rock collection from Cocoa Vanilla. I think in this layout you can see how beautiful the Cocoa Vanilla embellishments are and how well the different collections fit together.

And my third favourite layout is this big picture layout which I made with the Free Spirit collection and the Wild At Heart collection. I used a big black and white picture from my little daughter with her beloved balance bike and I stitched rays of papers on the 12×12 layout.

After watching all three of my favourites layouts I realized that all three have something in common. I used a black and white photo for all of them, I used the colour pink at all of these projects and I have used on all flowers as embellishments. And two of three are big picture layouts – typical me.

I hope you liked my little review of my creative Cocoa Vanilla year 2017. I wish you all a good start in the new year.

See you in the year 2018,

Ulli

 

 

 

My Favorite Layouts | Missy Whidden

By | 2017-12-24T08:00:09+00:00 December 24th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Cut Files, Design Team, Hello Sunshine, Inspiration, Love Always, Make A Wish, Wild at Heart, You ROCK|

Hey, friends!  It’s Christmas Eve…woo hoo!  Missy here today sharing some of my favorite layouts from 2017 using all kinds of gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla products.  I love them all so much!  This one I created during the Summer using the Make a Wish collection.  That floral paper was my all-time favorite, so I used it in my Cameo to cut a large title.  I did some hand-stitching and lots of watercolor on the background.  I also fussy cut some flowers to go around the photo.  Pretty much all of my favorite things on one page 🙂

This one I love so much because it’s another Summer page!  I used lots of the Hello Sunshine collection for this.  I used gesso and watercolors on the background, and I fussy cut the sun rays from patterned paper.  I love stitching through sun rays like this to add interest and texture.  I cut a really big title and watercolored it and then embellished with lots of flowers, die cuts, wood buttons and puffy stickers.  I hand cut “vibes” from patterned papers.

This one I love because it has my favorite shades of pink and coral mixed with black & white.  I love adding paint and watercolor to my backgrounds, and this one was fun because it was a patterned paper.  I covered a lot of it with white acrylic paint to fade out some of the circles and create a white space.  I used lots of watercolor here, and I fussy cut a lot of flowers from the Love Always & Wild at Heart collections.  My original inspiration was combining flowers from two different collections, and it turned out so nice!

This one I love because the You Rock collection is for boys, and I totally made a girl page with it!  I fussy cut all those stars and basically made a huge cluster.  I absolutely LOVE this background paper…it’s gorgeous.  I did add a bit of gesso to it along with some yellow/gold ink spray.  I also added some white splatters by watering down some white acrylic paint with a brush.  I heat embossed some wood veneer stars with gold powder to add in there as well.  I embellished with some stickers, chipboard, rubber charms, flair and machine stitching.

This is my favorite Bohemian Dream layout.  How can you not create something beautiful with this collection?  I used my Cameo to cut out all those hearts and then backed them all with various patterned papers from the collection.  I went around each heart with gelatos and smudged some color around them with my finger.  I very carefully machine stitched around all the hearts…it’s not perfect, but I love how it looks!  I embellished with lots of gorgeous floral die cuts and phrase stickers, and I added some pink gelato to the white chipboard title.

I hope you enjoyed these…I sure loved creating them!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, friends!

Best of 2017 | Bea Valint

By | 2017-12-23T08:00:55+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Cut Files, Love Always, Wild at Heart, You ROCK|

Are you ready for 2018? It’s almost here, and we have throwback weeks to share some of our favorite layouts of 2017. To be honest it was so hard to choose because most of the layouts I created using the beautiful Cocoa Vanilla Collections have my heart! I ended up by choosing four layouts, one from each collection I used this year. We started the year with the gorgeous Wild at Heart collection, and I documented a sweet summer photo of my little daughter. I adhered some patterned paper strips behind the photo and created a vertical embellishment cluster. Love how the paper strips reflect the colors of the photo.

I used the super cool and fun You Rock collection for my second layout. As a mother of three boys, it’s the perfect collection to document our everyday life.

I combined the soft and gorgeous Love Always collection with You Rock patterned paper for creating my next layout.  I love the clean and simple design with the Cocoa Vanilla die cut flowers.

Let’s check my last layout! It’s so easy to create colorful and bright layouts with the new Bohemian Dream collection! I used the cut-apart sheet for creating this layout, I just had to add some ephemera pieces and stickers! Just love how this layout turned out!

I hope you like my Top Four Layouts! Happy Holiday! Bea

 

 

2017 Favourites | Collection Mix | Lauren Hender

By | 2017-12-12T21:37:20+00:00 December 16th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Cut Files, Make A Wish, You ROCK|

Hello Everyone and a big welcome back to the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog.

Over the next week you will see myself and the other DT girls sharing and talking about layouts that have inspired them over the last 12 months.

This in turn we hope inspires you.

It’s a busy time of year so hopefully by seeing all these beautiful layout will put a smile on your face and let you take a five minute breather from this pace.

First up I want to share a layout created by the beautiful and crazy talented Raquel Bowman.

Raquel uses the super cool collection YOU ROCK to create this fabulous layout.

 

Secondly, I want to share an out of this world layout by Missy Whidden.

She has used the Summer Freebie Cutfile 

to be a big featured title and added the beautiful hand stitching to complete it.

Missy has a fabulous way of using watercolour and in this layout she has perfectly matched it to the Make A Wish collection.

Isn’t this layout divine!

 

And lastly,  I want to share with you a stunning layout by the talented Bea Valint.

Bea has smashed it out of the park using the Bohemian Dream collection.

Check out the gorgeous cluster of flowers from the ephemera pack.. gasp! Stunning..

Wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas.

See you in 2018 with some more Cocoa Vanilla Studio inspiration.

Lauren xoxo

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