Monday, December 9, 2019

Tis The Season | Tis The Season Collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi there creative friends!

Today I am sharing a new Christmas themed layout created for Cocoa Vanilla Studio using the gorgeous Tis the Season collection.

I started my layout by cutting a Christmas Tree cut file design (sorry I am not sure where this one comes from) from white cardstock. 

I don't have much of the traditional collection left now but I am so happy to be able to get everything I need in digital form! I will never run out again! If your stash is getting low of Tis the Season, make sure to grab the digital collection here and print your own! There are some of the older collections available in digital form now, so check them all out in the Cocoa Vanilla Store here! I did have some of the green holly paper left and I love how it looks behind the cut file design. I also had a small amount of the red and white diagonal stripe paper and decided to adhere a strip of that to the left side of the page.   

I chose a photo of my youngest taken on Christmas Day when he was about 3 weeks old, he just turned 9 yesterday so the photo is quite old but its one of my favourites! I changed the colour of the photo to a soft black and white as the colours in the photo would have clashed with the soft colours in the collection. Underneath the photo I layered a small paper doily and a smaller piece of the red and white stripe paper to the right of the photo. I also layered a wood veneer frame on top of the photo, I like how this draws your eye to the photo. I popped up the photo using craft foam and then placed embellishments around the photo. The ticket that says 'Child' die-cut definitely had to be added, it was perfect tucked at the bottom of my photo.

I used accessory stickers, enamel dots, die-cuts, wood veneer, sequins and a bitty bow to embellish. I have tons of the sequins left, I love the gold stars so I scattered a few of those around to add some sparkle. I placed the white bitty bow at the base of the tree to separate the tree from the pot. To finish the page, I added the date stamp of when the photo was taken. I love how my page turned out even with only minimal pieces from the Tis the Season collection!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my page today and that you are inspired to create your own Christmas themed layout using your stash of Tis the season!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Saturday, November 30, 2019

A Fresh Start | Pretty Little Studio

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a new design team layout created for Pretty Little Studio using the Winter Wonderland collection. I started my page by taking some white cardstock and put some blue ink through a snow like stencil to replicate a snow feeling on the background.

That large snowman is just adorable and it just had to go on this page! I fussy cut him out of the cut apart freebie sheet and used some foam dots to pop him up off the page beside my photo. Underneath my photo, I added a bookmark pennant and a small paper doily to soften the background. I then punched out some of the circle die-cuts and added 3 of those around the photo.
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I also added some of the Winter phrases, I decided to leave them as a whole so that it was a larger focus/embellishment to balance with the large snowman on the left. Underneath I added one of the shaped journal spots for an extra pop of colour on that side.
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Some of the smaller embellishments that I added include the star and heart stickers, some blue sequins and some more small phrase stickers too. I also added a cork arrow and a heart flair button, the colours in the flair co-ordinated perfectly with the rest of the colours on the page. My title is the 'A Fresh Start' banner which also went perfectly!
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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my layout.

Happy creating!

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Summer Is Coming | The Cut Shoppe

Hi creative friends!


Today I am sharing a new Summer themed layout created for The Cut Shoppe featuring the awesome 'Summer Is Coming' cut file. Its getting pretty hot down here in Australia and we are never short of Summer photos to scrapbook, all the Summer themed cut files are perfect to document our Summer! 



Summer Is Coming

I started out by cutting the cut file design from white cardstock, I then chose lots of the fun papers from the 6'x 8'paper pad from the Sunny Days collection. to back behind each letter in the title. I love how all the colours and patterns look together! Once the letters were all backed, I used craft foam underneath to pop it up off the pink background patterned paper. I placed it down the bottom of the page so that I was able to add my photo and some embellishments at the top. 

I layered a few die-cuts underneath my photo and just had to add that super cute girl transparent die-cut piece to the left of the photo too. On the right of the photo, the Sun Shine Sun die-cut was perfect to add, I like the pop of yellow. I added one of the blue puffy hearts to this piece as well.  I also added some embellishments overlapping the cut file to bring some more interest to the design. 

I hope my layout had inspired you in some way today? Don't forget to check out The Cut Shoppe for all your cut file designs!

See you next time!

Happy creating!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Happy Christmas | Tis The Season | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi creative friends!

I hope all my fellow Aussie friends are all safe from these horrendous bush fires we are experiencing in our country at present?

Today I am sharing a new design team layout created for Cocoa Vanilla Studio for the Cut Files theme we have on all this week and being that its Thursday I was also given 'Throwback Thursday' where we create with an older collection. I decided to create a Christmas layout since it is fast approaching!

I started my page by taking a sheet of white cardstock and adding a piece of vellum over the top to mute the white a little bit, as I had lots of the sequins left from the Tis The Season collection, I decided to add lots of them under the vellum to create a shaker pocket. Once I had added the sequins, I then machine stitched all the edges so that they wouldn't fall out. I love how this turned out! I like that it adds another feature to my layout.

I took two of the 12 x 12 papers and cut some vertical strips from them and placed them down each side of the layout. then chose a gorgeous cut file title design by Cut To You and added some of the patterned papers behind each of the words. I added craft foam to the underneath and placed it in the centre of my page. I also popped up the photo of my sons on Christmas Day with craft foam so that it was at the same level as the title on my page. I love the shadows and dimension this creates on my page.

I then began to embellish my page using some of the accessory stickers (that are still available in the store) some of the die-cuts, wood veneers and of course a bitty bow and the tiny metal key! I only had 1 of the poinsettia flowers in the die-cut pack left so I added just the one to the very bottom of the title and layered the bow over the top. Lastly I added some of the enamel dots from the Tis The Season collection.  Have you got any of the Tis The Season collection left? Pull it out and get creating with it! Its such a soft and gorgeous collection for Christmas photos!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
See you next time!

Tarrah x

Friday, November 15, 2019

Pumpkin Patch | The Cut Shoppe

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a new design team layout created for The Cut Shoppe using the Pumpkin Patch cut file. This cut file is gorgeous for Fall/Autumn themed projects! I have teamed it with the soft and pretty 'Just a Little Lovely' collection by Pinkfresh Studio.


Pumpkin Patch

I started out by backing the title in a soft pink paper and then backed the main part of the pumpkin with another of the soft papers. The stalk and leaves were backed using 2 of the papers from the 6' x 6' paper pad. I then added craft foam underneath and adhered to the background paper. 

I placed my photo up in the top right of the pumpkin and layered some of the 6'x 6' papers from the paper pad underneath the photo. I also added one of the dimensional banner stickers under the photo. I also added one of the wood beads to the centre of the 'p' in 'Pumpkin'.

The florals in this collection are gorgeous, I added one of them to the top left of the pumpkin and also added some of the gold glitter enamel dots to the centres of the flowers. I also added a small single flower above the floral cluster.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have been inspired by layout? Make sure to check out The Cut Shoppe store for the Pumpkin Patch cut file so you can use it your next project!

Happy creating!

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Hello | Unforgettable Collection | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a new design team layout created for Cocoa Vanilla Studio featuring the gorgeous Unforgettable collection!

The colours in the Unforgettable collection are beautiful so I decided to showcase them all on this layout! I pulled out the 6' x 8' paper pad and starting using the papers to back a heart cut file available in The Cut Shoppe.  

Once the heart design was backed, I added craft foam underneath and adhered it to the black and white spot paper also from the Unforgettable collection. I decided to trim down the black and white spot paper so that I could add the grey chevron paper is a border right around the page. I trimmed this paper down slightly also so that I could add a black cardstock border also.

I added my photo of my 2 beautiful nieces slightly to the right of the heart and added a couple pf layers underneath including a paper doily and some more of the 6' x 8' papers from the paper pad. I also added one of the tags from the die-cut pack to the left of the photo and I popped up the photo and paper layers to give even more dimension. I pulled out the 'Hello' foam title and added it to the bottom of my photo and added a flair button and a phrase die-cut on the left of the photo.

The butterflies in this collection are beautiful, quite a few of those made it onto my page also. To further embellish, I added 2 of the black foam hearts, some die-cut hearts and florals, some enamel dots and some of the stickers from the accessory sheet.

Thank you so much for stopping by the Cocoa Vanilla blog today! I hope you are inspired to pull out your Unforgettable collection and create with it!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Zombie Apocalypse | Boy Collections | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing a Halloween layout created for Cocoa Vanilla Studio and the October mid month challenge over at CSI: Colour, Stories, Inspiration I used lots of the CVS boy collections on this layout!

I took inspiration from the skull and cross bones design in the image and also the colours. I cut out a skull and cross bone design from black cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo and used is one of the main focal points on my layout. I popped up the skull using craft foam and adhered the cross bones flat to the page. In the eyes of the skull, I backed one of them with one of the paper s from the You Rock collection and added one of the woodies from the Totally Rad collection to the other eye.

The Totally Rad collection has lots of pieces with the skull and crossbones so I pulled out what I had left and used them as embellishments. The large white and black skull and cross bones was fussy cut from the 'Stuff' paper from the Boys Rule collection The photo is of my eldest son dressed up for Halloween as a zombie a couple of years ago. I just had to add the 'Admit One Crazy Town ticket and the unbelievable sticker'as they went perfectly with the theme of my layout. I added some of the wood veneer stars from the Flying High collection - I couldn't believe I still had these! 

To finish off, I added the chippie crown in the chipboard pieces pack from the Boys Rule collection and added a few last bits and pieces like the arrows, the star flair, the date stamp and some splatters of black mist.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Happy creating!

Tarrah x

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

October 31st | The Cut Shoppe

Hi everyone!

Today I am sharing some Halloween inspiration for The Cut Shoppe design team using the Wicked Fun cut file!
I am getting a little low on Halloween embellishments but still have loads of papers! I decided to enlarge and cut out the 31 in the star from the Wicked Fun cut file set. I cut it out from a multicoloured stripe paper and I was happy with how it turned out. 


Wicked Fun

I decided to adhere the cut file straight onto some white cardstock, tucking part of my photo under the top right of the cut file. Because the paper I chose to cut it from has lots of colours in it, I was able to add lots of different coloured embellishments too!

I have been wanting to use up some of my Thicker stash lately too so I added 'October' over the cut file using some black chipboard Thickers. I had a web doily left over from another project so I tucked that into the bottom right of the cut file design. I then added a spider sticker over the top, it was the perfect addition to add to the web. 

I used lots of other stickers, die-cuts and a super cute flair button too. I added some black cotton thread underneath the flair button and tucked some in over on the right hand side of the photo to balance it out. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you are inspired to create a Halloween project using some of the awesome cut files in store!

Happy creating!


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Seek Adventure | The Cut Shoppe

Hi everyone,


Today I am sharing a new design team layout with you for The Cut Shoppe featuring the stunning new Full Heart cut file!



Full Heart

This cut file design is one of those ones that you can take a busy paper and cut out a busy design with and still get an awesome look! I love cut file designs like this as the paper may have been one I would never use because of its busyness.

I cut the design out from a paper from Paige Evan's/Pink Paislee Horizon collection and I love how it turned out. I decided to adhere it to a plain white cardstock background to allow all the colours in the design to pop.

I layered some of the 6' x 8' papers under the photo as well as tucking in a few die-cuts for extra layers also. I also layered one of the title die cuts at the top of my photo as the words suited the girls and blended in with the colours in the photo. I kept other embellishments to a minimum as I wanted the cut file and the photo to be the main focus on my layout.

You can see lots of the detail of the Full Heart cut file design in the photo above. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Happy creating!

Friday, October 11, 2019

Sea You Soon | Chasing the Sun | Pretty Little Studio

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a new design team layout for Pretty Little Studio using the gorgeous Chasing the Sun collection! I chose a title cut file design from The Cut Shoppe and backed it with the Fireworks paper from the Chasing the Sun collection. I love how the paper looks behind the cut file!

Once the cut file was backed, I used craft foam to pop it up and lift it up off the background paper, I used the front page of the 12' x 12' paper pack as it had the awesome grid design on the back of it. These grid design papers are perfect as background papers! I also popped up my photo and tucked in one of the tags from the Fly a Kite die-cut pack. I also layered some of the phrase stickers on top of the photo from the Summer Vibe word pack.

I added the super cute kite die-cut to the 'A' of 'Sea'. I also added one of the frame die-cuts and the gorgeous beach hut to the centre of the 'O' and lots more die-cuts were also added including a floral piece, some hearts and some of the tabs.

I added one of the Sunset die-cut words down to the left of the photo and also another of the tabs and a phrase sticker. I added 2 flair buttons on this layout, the beach ball from the Sunshine set and the sun from the Watermelon set. The flairs are just gorgeous from this collection. I ordered both sets!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my layout and you were inspired in some way?

Happy creating!




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