/Wild at Heart


By | 2018-01-28T16:54:15+00:00 February 18th, 2018|Design Team, Inspiration, More Than Words, Wild at Heart|

Hi Creative Friends,

Gwen here on the blog today, I hope you are all well!  I thought for this layout, I’d try and combine something from an older collection with the new MORE THAN WORDS collection.  Zoe always does a fab job of not only giving us something fresh and new but also having it work with what we have and I love that!  I also have to add here that I was itching to use the divine RADIANT paper with those paintbrush strokes on it and in fact, it is the only pattern paper I use for this one!

The next thing I pulled from my stash was the Chipboard Frames from the Wild At Heart collection.  There were quite a few bold patterns in this collection, however, there were also some really lovely watercolour elements and softer tones too.  I pulled the ones I thought the best fit with the colours in the RADIANT paper and set them out on my page.

Now came the fun bit!  I had a heap of candid shots taken of Miss 11 at a family Christmas party last year and whilst there wasn’t really a shot that stood out to me to belong on a page by itself, the shots as a group told of the pure joy she was having at the time.  They were the perfect choice to fill up some of the frames I had pulled for my page.

It took a little bit of juggling to decide which photo should go where; the one photo where she was looking at the camera became my main photo and the others filled in the gaps. With a design element like this, once it is sorted the rest of the page comes together really quickly.

Next was my title, for this I used the Chipboard Sticker pack which included both words “Wonderful” and “moments” – for my title, I simply left off the last ‘S’ to make it “Wonderful Moment”.

I have then added a few other Chipboard pieces including the sentiment “You Make My Heart Sing” and a bunch of chipboard hearts.  I also pulled some flowers and butterflies from the Die Cut Epherma pack.  I love how on one photo it looks like she is looking at the butterfly!

This finished out the page, a nice and quick layout for me which I love!  I am loving seeing everyone’s creations using the new collection, be sure to keep sharing them with us on the Facebook page!

Until next time,



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.



Remember | Bohemian Dream | Ulrike Dold

By | 2018-01-23T22:45:59+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Bohemian Dream, Design Team, Hello Lovely, Inspiration, Make A Wish, Wild at Heart|

Hey everyone,

Ulli here with you today with a new layout made with the gorgeous Bohemian Dream collection. I made the layout in the size 8.5×11. This is my favorite size for layouts in the moment because I really love the smaller format. I used a photo from our little daughter from fall 2017.

I decided to use only a limited color palette in pink, peach and coral and so I first searched patterned papers and embellishments in those colors. I love it when I go through my beautiful Cocoa Vanilla stuff… so many pretty colors, patterns, papers and embellishments.

I glued the photo behind the pretty striped chipboard frame from the Wild at Heart collection. The frame is a square and so I got the idea to cut some squares in different sizes from the Bohemian Dream collection for the background of my layout. Therefor I used the “Beautiful Mess” paper with many different patterns and the “Kaleidoscope” paper with the wooden design. I glued the photo on my layout and placed the squares with the different patterns around it. I stitched with my sewing machine over the square with the wooden paper under the photo.

Then I inked the chipboard title with little ink pads to get a color transition from pink to coral. I used the same colors for stamping the super cute Bohemian Dream clear stamps. I stamped the flower wreath in the same color transition on a piece of white cardstock and did some fussy cut. Then I stamped the brushstroke stamp on the bottom of my layout – also with a color transition and I love how to turned out. I placed the title “Remember” vertical beside my photo.

I splattered some gold paint across the page. After that I glued some vellum flowers with glue dots on the top of my frame and stitched over them.

I decorated the frame with die cut flowers from the Bohemian Dream ephemera pack, a heart chipboard sticker, the “Lovely” chipboard sticker and two word stickers.

I stamped the heart stamp and the “Little moments” stamp from the Bohemian Dream collection in black on two of the squares. The new Cocoa Vanilla clear stamps are so adorable! Then I drew some lines with black fine liner on my page and wrote my journaling on my layout.

I decorated the layout with some chipboard stickers, the stamped flower wreath, an die cut arrow and some fabric flowers from the Make A Wish collection.

I stamped the date with a date roller stamp on my layout. to finish off my page I added some enamel shapes and dots from the Hello Lovely and the Bohemian Dream collections.

I hope I could inspire you! Thanks so much for stopping by today!




You Make Me So Happy | Mix & Match | Missy Whidden

By | 2018-01-10T06:01:35+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Bohemian Dream, Design Team, Hello Lovely, Inspiration, Life Is Beautiful, Love Always, Make A Wish, Wild at Heart, You ROCK|

Hello again, friends!  Missy here, and I have a monochromatic layout to share today.  I was in the mood to use a lot of blue on this page, so I sorted through all the Cocoa Vanilla collections I own and pulled out all the blue papers.  I was surprised to see how many shades of blue there were!  I used this beautiful butterfly cut file and cut it on white cardstock.  I backed each one with a blue paper, and I just love mix of lights and darks.  I used the beautiful wood grain paper from Bohemian Dream as my background.  I coated a lot of it white gesso first and then used a few different shades of blue inks sprays over that.  I wanted more blue to peek out from around the cut file and in between all the butterflies.

I added some foam adhesive under all the butterflies to raise them up off the page.  I love the dimension this creates, and it really just makes the layout come to life.  I tucked my photo in to the left of the cut file and overlapped them.

I went small with the title and used this fun banner sticker from the Hello Lovely Accessory Stickers.  I didn’t want to add a large title because there really wasn’t anywhere to put it.  I didn’t want to cover up the butterflies or make them look busier.

I added this sticker from Wild At Heart here, and I love the pop of dark blue it gives.

I used a few things under my photo for layering.  I pulled a dark blue chipboard frame from Wild At Heart and also a fun die cut frame from Life is Beautiful.  I also added a few Life is Beautiful heart stickers and a gorgeous blue leaf stem from Bohemian Dream.  I love how the water in this photo looks like the background paper.  They both have lines, and I thought it matched very well.

Here’s one last close-up of the layering and dimension.  I really love how it turned out!

I hope this inspires you to go through all your papers and choose one main color to work with.  It helps you narrow down what you can use and helps to bring your page together faster.  Plus it’s fun to work with all those different shades of just one color!  Be sure to check out my process video here if you’d like to see how I made this.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a fabulous day!

My 2017 favourites | Anna Komenda

By | 2017-12-28T08:00:20+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Design Team, Wild at Heart|

Hello. It’s Anna here with what I think will be a last post at CVS blog in 2017. For last two weeks we were having fun here on the blog by summing up the 2017 by picking our favourite projects. It’s my turn to shine 😉

My fist fav project is this hot air balloon frame. I used “Wild at heart” collection to make it and I really love how it turned out.

The second project I chose, is this cute layout wit my little bunny. It’s a lift of a fabulous layout by Ulrike Dold. I mixed various collections to make this page.

The last project in my “2017 Fav projects” is this dream catcher. Once again I reached for beautiful “Wild at heart” collection.

That is all for today. Thank you for stopping by. I hope next year will be ever better for fantastic Cocoa Vanilla Studio and I hope to continue this extraordinary adventure. Zoe is the best boss ever and so very talented designer.

See you in 2018 🙂



2017 Favourites from Amanda | Wild At Heart & Bohemian Dream | Amanda Baldwin

By | 2017-12-31T13:18:29+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Bohemian Dream, Chit Chat, Design Team, Wild at Heart|

Hi Cocoa Vanilla Studio Friends & Fans!

I can’t believe its almost the New Year already! Time really does fly when we’re having fun!

And, to celebrate another fabulous year at Cocoa Vanilla Studio, the Design Team are sharing our scrap-tastic favourite projects from the year!

While I am a HUGE fan of all our collections, there are two from this year that stole my heart & I am still creating with them; Wild At Heart & Bohemian Dream. I may have a thing for #alltheprettythings 😉

Enough chatter though, here are a few of my favourite creations from 2017….

First up, is this layout that I created for Paper Issues using our beautiful Wild At Heart collection.

“Happy Sweet You”

You can see why it’s a favourite – SO pretty!

I just adore all the butterflies and that floral paper backing the Paper Issues cut file! Gorgeous!

And speaking of butterflies, my other favourite layout with our Wild At Heart collection is this stunner….

“Love You” 

I absolutely LOVE all the butterflies in this collection and had so much fun with this fussy cut wreath design! It’s just perfect for my pretty girl!

It is without a doubt that Wild At Heart still has my heart!

And just when I thought Cocoa Vanilla Studio couldn’t get any prettier, Zoe released my newest favourite;

Bohemian Dream…..

“You Are Beautiful”

Oh! Swoon!!!

I created this Bohemian Dream beauty for Shimmerz Paints because the colours in this collection are just divine! Such a dreamy page!

But Bohemian Dream is so much more than a pretty colour palette, it’s delicate designs and patterns too!

Here’s my latest favourite layout with it….

“One Of A Kind”

So very lovely, indeed!

I think you’ll agree with me that both Wild At Heart & Bohemian Dream are the prettiest scrapbook collections of 2017!

And I hope that I have inspired you with my creating too!

I can’t wait to share more with you in 2018!

Happy New Year & Best Wishes!

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,





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