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Scrapbook Expo + Winner Announcement + New Store Stock!

By | 2017-06-21T11:39:30+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Chit Chat, Limited Edition, Page Kits, Reveals & GiveAways|

Hi everyone,

After a very busy (and fun!) trip to the Brisbane Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo, I just thought I would pop in to thank everyone who supported us. Whether you attended classes with Zoe or Gwen; shopped at our stand; or just took the time to stop and tell us how much you love the CVS products – thank you all! Attending events such as this, and having the opportunity to personally connect with so many lovely people, really is a highlight for all of us involved. (And helps make all the time, effort and looong days that go into it truly worthwhile!)

We were very fortunate to have Chris from Chris Wruck Photography take some shots for us, so a big thanks to Chris too!

Zoe’s tutor display…

Gwen’s tutor display…

The Cocoa Vanilla stand, which was filled with gorgeous products and equally gorgeous customers…

Lucky we had that big entry box on the counter, we had lots of entries into our daily prize draws. Congratulations again to Tracey, Kate and Margaret who were our three daily winners!

Gwen, Sue and Mandy…

Everyone that attended our classes at the expo this year received an entry into the draw to win a $100 shopping spree in our online store. We are very pleased to announce that our winner is…

Rose-Anne Monk!

Congratulations Rose-Anne. We will be in touch with you shortly with your prize details. Thanks everyone who entered the draw by attending our classes. We hope you enjoyed your time with Zoe or Gwen and that you went home with plenty of inspiration (and product) to keep you busy creating!

Now onto our next exciting piece of news…

New Store Stock!

For anyone who wasn’t able to make it to the expo, we didn’t want you to miss out. We are pleased to announce that we have a limited number of exclusive items that will be released into the Cocoa Vanilla store Friday 23rd June:

  • ‘Wild at Heart’ DOUBLE LAYOUT KIT designed by Zoe Pearn

  • ‘Make a Wish’ DOUBLE LAYOUT KIT designed by Gwen Wruck

  • ‘Love Always’ TRAVELER’S NOTEBOOK KIT designed by Zoe Pearn

  • Bargain GRAB BAGS which are filled with an assortment of patterned papers / accessory stickers / alphabet stickers from various collections

These items will be available in strictly limited quantities, so make sure you get in quickly to avoid disappointment! In the meantime, stay tuned to our Facebook page or join our CVS Community group on Facebook, and we will let you know first when they are available.

Until next time, happy scrapping!


So exciting! | Limited edition Page Kits | Raquel Bowman

By | 2016-10-04T22:51:21+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Design Team, Free Spirit, Limited Edition, Page Kits|

Hey everyone, Raquel here today with a little bit of a reminiscing post for you all and some exciting news. Today my little girl turns 4! I can hardly believe that four years have passed since she was born! Boy, time has flown. I thought it was only fitting to share a couple of pages featuring and celebrating her and todays post also mentions something new to have hit the CVS store last month.

Did you see the exciting news that limited edition Page Kits and flair have just hit the Cocoa Vanilla Store? Both the flair and the classes were created exclusively for the Brisbane Scrapbook expo however due to the popularity of the classes and products, they have been made available in the Cocoa Vanilla Store just for you to purchase. How cool is that!?!

Two of the available Page Kits are double page classes designed by me using two of the beautiful Cocoa Vanilla collections.

Here is the Page Kit I wanted to share with you today, which features the Free Spirit collection. In the Page kits you get everything you need to create the two pages and let me tell you these kits are jam packed. You will definitely have plenty of product left over to create a few pages all of your own later!





Here is a little glimpse at one of the pages that is in the kit. The Free Spirit collection sure does compliment this sequence of photos of my princess well. The ephemera that I was able to layer and cluster gave me the chance to make this layout sweet and playful.


You not only get papers from the collection but also wood buttons, ephemera and enamel dots! The perfect trio of embellishments I say.


Its no secret that I love to add layers and dimension to my pages. The full printed instructions that you receive will explain in plenty of detail how to achieve this.


The second page is a single photo layout which has a bit of a diagonal design. For this page you will learn to use a common tool you probably have at home to create a feature on the page. You will also be provided with the most beautiful and intricate cut files, which yep! have already been cut out for you!


The bonus of this class as I mentioned, is that you get the pre-cut cut file all ready for you to use. This means that you could try before you buy in terms of the cut files available in store, or even try using the cut files before you may purchase your own electronic die cutting machine. Maybe you have been on the fence and wonder what cut files are like to work with?


Here’s another close up look into the second page in the Page kit. Again, it will come with a full set of detailed instructions. Pretty cool hey!


I was so excited to share a little bit more info about the kits designed by me available in the store. They are limited in number, so if you may be after one I would check them out!

But for now my cherubs and I are off to eat cake and celebrate! Have a lovely day everyone

Raquel xxx

*NEW RELEASE* Page Kits and Limited Edition Flair!

By | 2016-09-23T17:51:39+00:00 September 24th, 2016|Chit Chat, Limited Edition, Page Kits, Reveals & GiveAways|

Hi everyone!

In addition to our new Make a Wish collection (available in store NOW), I am very excited to announce the release of a few extra products – Page Kits and Limited Edition flair buttons!

(I have been meaning to pop these up for a little while but have been snowed under due to the fantastic response the Make a Wish collection has received.)

Page Kits

Following on from the overwhelming popularity of our classes and workshops that were conducted at the Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo back in June, we decided to make the classes available as page kits. We received many enquiries from people who were unable to attend classes but were keen to complete the pages ask if we would make them available to purchase.

So we listened – and here they are!

(Please note that all kits are available in strictly limited quantities, and once sold out they are gone for good!)

Each kit has been exclusively designed by members of our design team, and contain everything you need to complete the layout/s shown in the picture (with plenty of extras to spare!)






Limited Edition Flair Buttons

These limited edition flair buttons were also a product that proved to be extremely popular at the Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo; so we felt it only fair to offer an extra limited run to our online customers.

There are 5 different limited edition flair sets available, or for those who need to have them all – check out the special offer bundle and save!

(And in case the name didn’t give it away – these sets are available in strictly limited quantities!)






You can find all these products available in store NOW, hope you enjoy!

xx Zoe

You are my Sunshine | Life is Beautiful layout | Sue Plumb

By | 2016-07-20T16:44:46+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Design Team, Inspiration, Life Is Beautiful, Page Kits|

Hi everyone!

Following on from Raquel’s share a couple of days ago which featured one of her class layouts from the Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo, I thought it was timely that I share my workshop layout from the expo as well. (Read on for some exciting news!)

This layout was created using the Life is Beautiful collection and features a photo of my beautiful niece and daughter.


I started this layout using a sheet of the In Bloom paper to form a border, and then placed a piece of the Beautiful Day paper on top. (I cut away the middle section of the In Bloom paper that was hidden so I could use it for layering under my photo later on.)


I used the ‘You are my sunshine’ sticker from the accessory sticker sheet as the title for my layout, and layered around it with some of the beautiful coordinating paper blooms and little pretties resin flowers.


I used more of the accessory stickers and blooms to layer below my photo to help frame it, and then scattered a few of the butterfly stickers around the page. I think they add a perfect whimsical touch to this pretty page!


Finally, I added one of the gorgeous coordinating flair buttons and a few more little pretties resin flowers.

Now for the exciting news – following the popularity of this layout at the Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo, we will soon be releasing this as a page kit! (Hooray!) The kit will contain everything you need to re-create this layout, as well as comprehensive step by step instructions and colour photo. We will let you know as soon as they become available in our online store.

That’s all for me today, thanks for stopping by. Stay tuned to the blog for more inspiration from our design team, and if you haven’t already done so, pop over and join our Cocoa Vanilla Studio Community group on Facebook where you can chat with all the members of our team, gets lots of inspiration, and share your own projects too.

Til next time, happy scrapping!

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