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Project Life Page 2-2017 | Hello Lovely | Ulrike Dold

By | 2017-07-28T06:23:48+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Design Team, Hello Lovely, Inspiration, Pocket Page|

Hello everybody,

Ulli here with you sharing a double page from my 2017 project life album. I made these with the absolutely gorgeous Hello Lovely collection. And you see that this collection can be also a perfect match with the season winter and with snow.

When I saw the colors from my photos, especially the photos with me and my floral winter jacket, I knew that I would need the Hello Lovely collection with all its pink, aqua and orange.

There is one paper in this collection which is perfect for project life. The paper “Lucky Dip” has one side with PL cards, some paper stripes, arrows and labels to cut out.

I first cut apart all the PL cards, paper strips and labels using a paper trimmer and a scissor. Then I sorted all my pictures and filled my 9×12 page protectors with them. I used only photos from our winter vacation in Austria and so it was easy to choose them. Then I filled some protectors with the Hello Lovely PL cards. Some of the photos I glued on white 3×4 cards which I made with white cardstock. I often use white cardstock to make my pages look bright.

Here you can see the left side from my page.

I typed my journaling on the Hello Lovely “Confetti” paper with the wooden pattern. Above I added some pink alphas from my stash.

I decorated the page with stickers from the accessory sticker sheet, ephemera pieces, enamel dots and a flair button.

Here is the right side of my double page.

Therefor I added two 3×4 PL cards and glued the first letters from the names of our kids with wooden alpha stickers from the Hello Lovely collection in the flourish circle. Then I glued a paper stripe under the black and white photo from them. I also used a flair button there.

One photo I decorated with the “lovely” banner and I used my stapler to secure the banner to my photo.

I glued my age with pink alphas from my stash under the photo from my birthday muffins and also an arrow from the “Lucky Dip” paper.

The big picture with the beautiful snowy landscape I decorated with a paper stripe and a flower die cut.


I stamped the date with a roller stamp next to some of the photos and splattered some gold paint over some of the PL cards.

I hope you like my PL page!

Thank you for stopping by today! See you soon, Ulli


Project Life pages 9-2016 | Wild at Heart | Ulrike Dold

By | 2017-04-04T04:09:22+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Pocket Page, Wild at Heart|

Hello everybody,

Ulli here with you sharing two double pages from my 2016 project life album. I made them with the new and absolutely gorgeous Wild at Heart collection.




There are two papers in the collection which are perfect for project life, Fussy Cuts and Patchwork. I first cut apart all the PL cards, paper strips and labels using a paper trimmer.

Then I sorted all my pictures and filled my 9×12 page protectors with them. On the left side of my first double page I used photos from various events, on the right side photos from our family photo shooting. We often do photo shootings with self-timer and the photo series function of my husband’s camera. They are mostly not perfect, but I love that we can very spontaneously decide to take some pictures of us four when we happen to have some time and the weather is nice. I love all our family photos, they are so precious to me.

On the left side I used two PL Cards. The white one with the orange script I used for the month. I glued some white alphas from my stash on it. I do not make weekly PL, I do it by the month. I placed the Wild@Heart chipboard from the Chipboard Accent Stickers on the beautiful water color card from the Patchwork paper and stitched over it with my sewing machine.



I chose a photo of my little girl and her best friend for the big pocket on the top left and decorated it with a paper strip and an ephemera piece from the Die Cut Ephemera.



Next I attached one of the wonderful chipboard frames to the photo of Lina sitting on pumpkins and decorated it with a water color heart from the ephemera pack. I adhered this to some white cardstock – I often use white cardstock to make my pages look bright.



The other photos I decorated with stickers from the Accessory Stickers and ephemera pieces. I stamped the date with a roller stamp next to some of the photos.



On the right side I wanted to use a chipboard frame with some floral paper behind it. To make sure my pocket looks good from both sides, I actually backed two mini chipboard frames in the same size with paper and glued them together. I adhered a wooden heart from the wood veneers to the paper and the other frame I decorated with a word sticker and some glitter enamel dots, which go well with my design on the next page. I used my Fuse Tool from We R Memory Keepers to create a smaller pocket and filled it with mint, yellow, white and some glitter sequins. Then I closed this pocket with the Fuse Tool.




I added three 3×4 PL cards and decorated them with stickers, chipboard stickers, some arrow stamps and stitched over them with my sewing machine. I cut all photos from the shooting into 3×4” so that they fill the entire pocket. I embellished them with some stickers and word stickers.




I then started working on my second double page. If you remember, I already had a pocket ready, the one with the chipboard frames and sequin pocket.

On the left I added two 3×4 PL Cards: “Bloom where you are planted” and the one with the cute butterflies. Some photos I printed in the full 3×4” size, some in smaller sizes. These I adhered to a white cardstock base. I typed my journaling on the PC and printed it out. Then I cut it into strips and glued these on the photos.



I also used one of the super cute rubber charms and placed it over a label from the Fussy Cut paper. I decorated everything with a word sticker, a chipboard sticker and an ephemera heart.




On the right side I also used two 3×4 PL cards plus a paper strip and a label from the Fussy Cut paper. On the top right I stitched over the paper strip and glued a flair button on the page protector. If I use very thick embellishments in my project life album, I usually glue them on the page protector itself rather than the PL cards or photos.



I often mix black and white and color photos on my PL pages. Some photos just match the rest much better when they are black and white; especially those with lots of colors and busy backgrounds.

The rest of my journaling I adhered to a PL cards on my last page.



I used my stapler to secure a label sticker to my photo on the top left and stamped the date on it.



To finish off this page I added some embellishments: stickers, word stickers, enamel dots, a wooden heart and a woodie from the Endless summer collection.

I hope you like my PL pages and maybe you feel inspired to create some of your own too!


Thank you for stopping by today! See you soon, Ulli

Pretty Pocket Letter | Make A Wish | Amanda Baldwin

By | 2016-10-07T21:00:21+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Chit Chat, Inspiration, Make A Wish, Planners and Journals, Pocket Page|

Hi Cocoa Vanilla Studio Friends!

Amanda here, & today I am sharing something a little different with our stunning

MAKE A WISH collection!

A lil Happy Mail!!!

Snail mail or, pocket letters, are such a wonderful surprise to receive in the letterbox these days; such a novelty!

& there’s nothing more fun to create either!

Here’s a recent pocket letter I’ve created for someone super sweet….


Isn’t this just lovely?!!!

Make A Wish is the prettiest collection! And it’s perfect for everyday occasions too!

I’ve selected the pattern paper, CV-MWOO3 – PARTY DOTS, for the base of my mail as I just adore both sides of it! Hard to tell which is the B side – it’s divine!!!

As this is the ‘front cover’ of the letter, the chipboard sticker, ‘hello beautiful’ is an ideal greeting sentiment. I’ve also used a chipboard frame, and heart banner to embellish with. You’ll also spy lots of pretty die-cut ephemera, and a few puffy stickers and sparkly enamel dots on the cover too!

Just gorgeous!

Let’s take a peak inside now…….


Oh, how cute is this?!!

Celebrate You, indeed! Love it!

I’ve created a couple of pocket strips to hold some happy mail sweet treats. Here’s what’s underneath all those goodies…


Love that stitched journal card – such an inspirational quote too! It’s from another of my favourite pattern papers,


You’ll notice I’ve also embellished with a couple wood veneers & accessory stickers on this page. Pretty!

I must also mention, that I scrap-lifted this pocket letter design from the gorgeous Kylie Kingham, who has totally inspired me to get back into sending ole’ fashion mail. She’s totally rocking the pocket letters!

Here’s the flipside of my sweet mail…..


I’ve created an extra pocket, filled with ‘all the things’ to make a girl say, “YAY”!

Hope she likes it!

On the opposite side I’ve created another strip pocket to hold a letter, which I’ve decorated with both Alphabet and  Accessory stickers – isn’t it cute?!!

Such a fabulous and fun way to celebrate and cheer up friends!


And there you have it! Happy Mail that’s guaranteed to bring a smile 😉

Hope this post has got you inspired to create a little extra love for the mail box this week

& share the Cocoa Vanilla Studio love with your friends!

Thanks for stopping by today!

til next time,

Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo

Love You | Love Always | Sophie Sim-Lawrence

By | 2016-08-06T23:38:44+00:00 August 10th, 2016|Design Team, Inspiration, Love Always, Pocket Page|

One of the traditions in the husband’s family is to have a photo taken of the babies in the family when they are able to sit up steadily on their own. I remember walking into my in-laws place and being greeted by three framed photos of my husband and his siblings when I first visited them. Hence, when my firstborn reached that milestone, it was only natural that this Mumma had to whip out her camera and go burst mode happy to capture her in all her sitting up glory. Our favourite picture of her doing so is featured on this page:

Love You FN

I love how perfect Cocoa Vanilla Studio’s latest collection, Love Always, is for this photo. I love the soft colours in this collection and the tonnes of embellishments that work a treat when putting everything together.

For my background, I worked with the Bouquet patterned paper. I cut the paper into two and reattached them in order to have both sides featured. To this background, I attached circles of different sizes which were cut from the back of Lovely Things. I like how these grey heart circles help to add interest to the background. And just because I wanted to add some texture and I wanted to include some stitching, I sewed around these circles with some cotton thread.

Love You 2 FN

Keeping in line with the circle theme, I went on to add circle-shaped embellishments like the vellum doily from the Vellum Accents, doily from the Bits & Pieces pack and round tags from Die Cut Ephemera pack.

Love You 1 FN

My favourite item from this collection has to be those gorgeous blooms and I used them to my heart’s content to embellish around my photo. These worked beautifully when paired with the resin flowers that are found in the Bits and Pieces pack and with all those really cute Bitty Blooms. The page was completed with a wood veneer title, a generous sprinkle of enamel dots and sequins from the Bits an Pieces pack. I also added some glossy accent to the centres of the blooms – just to give the page some added shine.

With my main page completed, I realized that I had many other photos from the shoot that I really liked as well. My solution to including them in my daughter’s album? Create a pocket page.

Love You PL FN

I kept things simple here – choosing to embellish with puffy stickers and die cuts. I added some journaling and embellishments and this page was completed.

I love how this collection makes it so simple to pull these two pages together and the colours and images are really a dream to work with. I leave you with a photo of both pages together and I certainly hope you will be successful in getting some of this gorgeous collection to play with!

Love You Both FN



Totally Rad / Life is Beautiful / Tis the Season Pocket Pages| Sue Plumb

By | 2016-04-11T07:26:42+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Design Team, Inspiration, Life Is Beautiful, Pocket Page, Tis The Season, Totally Rad|

Hi everyone!

It’s Sue Plumb here with you and today I am sharing some pocket pages I created using various Cocoa Vanilla Studio collections.

I am a scrapper that likes to make the most of my materials, so one of the things I like to do is use left over bits and pieces from collections to create pocket pages. All those small scraps of paper, odd stickers and die cuts can easily be used to create great pages.

“Train Ride” – Totally Rad collection

The ‘Top Gear’ paper was perfect to use on this page about my boys first train trip. I also used the ‘Happy Snaps’ and ‘Line Up’ papers; accessory stickers; die cut ephemera (how cute is that robot?); flair button; acetate stars; enamel shapes.




“Best Day Ever” – Life is Beautiful collection

For this page I used pieces of the ‘Beautiful Day’ paper (my favourite from this collection) and also the ‘Heart Song’ paper; die cut ephemera; stickers; and enamel dots. (It doesn’t take many materials to make pretty pocket pages!)



“Christmas Lights Tour”- Tis the Season collection

I had so many photos on my phone from various Christmas events, that creating some pocket pages was just the push I needed to finally get them documented! (Pocket pages are great for those phone photos that might not otherwise make the grade for a “traditional” type of layout.) Besides the papers from this collection, I also used die cut ephemera pieces; accessory stickers; and enamel dots on my pages.



“Christmas Eve”- Tis the Season collection



Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you to try creating some pocket pages if you haven’t done so before, or if you are already a pocket scrapper, perhaps you might drag out those left over pieces and see what you can create.

Don’t forget – regardless of what you are creating using Cocoa Vanilla Studio goodies, we love to see it! Share your creations with us directly via our Facebook page or use the hashtag #cocoavanillastudio on Instagram. (You never know, your work might make our next spotlight feature.)

Til next time, happy scrapping! X

Christmas Memories | Tis the Season Pocket Page Spread | Sue Plumb

By | 2017-01-08T13:27:22+00:00 December 21st, 2015|Design Team, Inspiration, Pocket Page, Tis The Season|

Hi Cocoa Vanilla Fans!

It’s Sue Plumb here with you for my final share for 2015. With Christmas only a few days away, I have been feeling a little nostalgic, so I was inspired to create a pocket page spread featuring some photos of our first Christmas as a family of five.


Whilst I don’t often venture into this style of scrapping, I had so many photos that I really wanted to document and the Tis the Season collection made it easy! (I think there will be another page or two to come yet.)



Many of the embellishments from this collection are perfect for this style of scrapping, as they sit relatively flat on the page. For my spread, I used die cut ephemera, accessory stickers, alphabet stickers, flair buttons and enamel dots. I also added a couple of paper doilies and some cotton thread from my stash. I also used several of the papers from the collection, which I simply cut to size to fit the pockets.

Here I used the Jingle Bells paper as my card base, with two of the die cut script words from the ephemera pack for my title.


I love the polka dot Holly Jolly paper, as it’s a great way to incorporate all the colours from the collection.


A quick tip: don’t forget that you can also embellish directly onto your photos – stickers and die cuts are ideal for this!


The variety of embellishments in this collection makes creating interesting layers easy.


The Merry & Bright cut apart paper features several pieces that are ideal for slipping straight into 3×4″ pockets.


For this card that went alongside my post-present aftermath photo, I simply printed an appropriate quote directly onto the mini postcard from the ephemera pack.


Thanks for stopping in today so I could share this with you.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the ever-amazing Zoe, my gorgeous fellow design team girls, and all of you – for all the support, encouragement and friendship you have given me throughout the year. Wishing you and your families a very happy and safe holiday season, see you in 2016!

Sue X

Project Life week 16 with Sugar & Spice| Anna Kossakovskaya

By | 2017-01-08T13:25:38+00:00 April 29th, 2015|Design Team, Inspiration, Pocket Page, Sugar & Spice|

Hello, everyone! How are you? Do you like Project Life? Oh I do so much! It’s my favorite kind of scrapbook and I’m really addicted! And as a maniac I buy, and buy, and buy special cards! But sometimes, if you have no opportunities to buy cards and if you have a big ammount of scrapbook paper… you can use it! Yep! It’s a longer process than to use ready cards, but sometimes you can have more freedom working with paper collections.

And today I want to share with you my project life spread for week 16 I created using Sugar & Spice collection (also I used a couple of pieces from Flying High). They have bright colors and active patterns. And I like when pictures coordinate in colors with the cards (paper). And I was really happy, when realized, that pictures of my week 16 are perfeclty coorditated with the papers from Sugar & Spice!


Also I prefer pictures that fit the pockets – it’s not only ecomony for cards (but it definitely is!), but also can help you – creating process goes faster and easier. And this is the main points for project life, you know.

I love to cut one picture on some pieces, and I love white frames for my photos. It looks really interesting and neat!


Embellishments in the collections are flat enough to use them for project life. Wood venners, stickers, cork shapes and even flair buttons – my favorite embellishments for PL ever, that help me to decorate my pages and add accents. So this time I used every kind of embellishments!


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