Scrap Your Stash | Cocoa Daisy

Hey Scrappy friends! I’m back today with another fun layout I have completed recently as part of the Cocoa Daisy Design Team. We were given a theme for a project being ‘Circles’ and I thought I would incorporate this whilst scrapping some of my stash. It’s amazing how you can go back through supplies from months ago and find a whole new way of using them that you may not of thought of before!


I found some amazing Vicki Boutin flower stickers in my stash and straight away found my circles! To begin with I added some Gesso to my page and added some random splotches of Shimmerz spray in “Carribbean Sunset” in a circular shape to the middle of my page. I blended the edges a little with some water and my paintbrush for a soft effect. I love this colour!


Once dry I added two scalloped circles in contrasting paper to the middle, layered over each other. I had cut these out with my Silhouette. Then I began layering lots of the flower stickers and some other die cuts from my stash. I used foam tape for some so that they sat up from my page with dimension.


I really didn’t have any green leaves in my stash of die cuts so I used a few leaf dies and cut my own from some green paper. These were tucked in and around my flowers, where I thought I needed the most balance.

Once completed I loved all the bright bursts of colour.


I hope you have enjoyed seeing my layout today and it encourages you to get some of your stash out to scrap with!

Chat soon,



You are Awesome | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Howdy scrappy friends! I’m back with you today and I am sharing a new 12 x 12 layout I completed recently. I decided I really needed some extra pages in my sons album, because I hadn’t updated it much lately! Thank heavens for my stash of the ‘Boys Rule’ collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I quickly started to fill his album again thanks to the ease I can create with this range.

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I had a set of 3 fun photos of my son in his new PJ’s that captured a bit of a funny story, (he’s ALWAYS tired)…. so I decided to add all 3 to my layout.

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I layered various papers in a complimenting colour palette going both horizontal across my pages and vertically upright. The edges were distressed a little with my distress tool before I adhered them to my background paper. *TIP- By layering strips like this  on your background, is a great way of using up any left over pieces of paper you have!

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I loved this phrase in the chipboard pieces and knew it would be perfect as the main title of my layout.

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I added some black cotton from my stash in behind the ‘Boys Rule’ flair as well as more of the chipboard embellishments. I like that being thicker they sat up from my layout a little for dimension.

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Once completed I love the colour and pattern combinations together!

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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed seeing my latest layout.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Kylie. xo




Better Together Layout | Pink Paislee

Hello friends! Today I am so excited to be sharing a layout created with the divine Indigo & Ivy collection by Pink Paislee.. When I first received this collection I immediately fell in love with all the beautiful papers that feature watercolour effect, soft muted tones, as well as deep navy. There were so many ‘colour way’ options I could go with but for this design I chose soft pastels with a floral accompaniment.

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For my background I selected Paper 04 as it reminded me of a lovely linen fabric. I decided to add some extra texture to my background. Using a stencil I had in my stash I used some translucent modeling paste over the top of it, followed by some very faint watercolour splashes. I didn’t want the background to override my layout and was super happy with the delicate effect it gave.

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Using Paper 05 I cut some folded circles using Paige Evans cut file. I cut these in two sizes and distressed the edges a little with my scissors prior to adhering into place. I love that they give an illusion of a little windows of paper opening out. Almost a panel effect!

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To balance and evenly distribute colour on my page, I also added some distressed borders of paper to the right hand side of my layout.

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I layered several different colour options in paper behind my photo. All edges were distressed first to continue with the overall shabby chic theme I was creating. I’ve also tucked in frames and tags from the die cuts behind my image, which was adhered with foam tape so that it sat up from background. The watercolour flowers in the die cuts were also added with foam tape. These were perfect for framing the bottom edge of my photo.

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Using both sets of alpha stickers I added in my main title. The contrast of the blue and gold together suited my theme. To finish my layout I added a small amount of gold sequins to my background page as well as some butterfly die cuts over my folded circles.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest project!


XOXO | Pink Paislee

Hello everyone! I am sharing another layout I completed recently featuring the Horizon collection designed by Paige Evans with Pink Paislee. My daughter celebrated her birthday recently and I wanted to create a fun, bright, and happy party-themed design. When I first saw Paige’s Llama cut file in her Happy Scrappy Place Facebook group I instantly fell in love with it and was able to bring my layout together, centred around it. A little fiesta on paper!

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I selected Paper 02 as my background, because well… PINK! I’m such a pink fan. I also wanted to create a border for balance across the top of my page and did so by adding a strip of Paper 16 as well as Paige’s Lace Border cut file.

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It took some time but I created some paper rosettes from different coloured and patterned papers. Each 12″ long strip was cut around 1 1/4 inch wide, scored at 1/4 inch intervals before folding them in a zig zag manner. The ends were hot glued together to form a circle and then pressed down onto a punched 1 inch paper circle with hot glue, forming a perfect paper rosette. I layered them neatly over the top of each other with some being cut in half so my page wouldn’t become too bulky. The ‘XOXO’ banner I cut down from Paige’s cut file and added it over the top of the cluster. For balance, floral die cuts were tucked underneath.

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I kept the background of the cute Llama white adding bursts of colour to it here and there. It was adhered to my background paper with foam tape so it had some dimension against the banners.

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The little white alpha Thickers are from Paige’s Pick-Me-Up collection and I thought they were a perfect match for my layout with adding a fun title. Some watercolour splatters were added to complete my layout.

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Thanks for dropping by today! I hope you have enjoyed seeing my layout.


Love You To Pieces | Cocoa Vanilla

Hello there friends!

I’m back with you all on the blog today and I am sharing another layout I created with the divine ‘Happiness’ collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I love adding a title to my projects and for this layout I went totally over the top and filled half my page with one!

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I wanted to do something fun with my photo. So using a jigsaw cut file I had on hand I created a fun photo puzzle.It was adhered flat over my background with double sided tape and I left a few pieces coming away from the bulk of the photo for effect.Some machine stitching was added to my background as a border to add some texture.

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My title was cut using some alphabet punches from my stash.I loved being able to alternate lots of different papers for their colour and design.Once it was all cut I decided to add some machine stitching through all of the letters.Again to add a nice texture to the finish. I varied both straight stitch and zig-zag – If you have OCD look away now…. I LOVE stitching titles crooked. Does that sound weird?? I just love the effect it gives and how it has a ‘handmade’ feel to it.

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I adhered all the letters overlapping a little and decided to curl the edges a little for dimension.

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For balance I added some of the lovely floral die cuts at the base of my photo as well as onto the background. Some were added with with foam tape so that they had a sweet layered effect.

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Once completed I was really happy with seeing all these amazing colours come together!!

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I hope you have enjoyed seeing my blog post today!

Until next time,

Kylie. xo

Happy Day | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hello lovely friends! I’m back today sharing my latest layout, created with the Midnight collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I love the contrasting colours in this collection and being able to add lots of pink and navy into my completed work.The theme I wanted for my photo was ‘Summer’ and it was easy to achieve that thanks to the florals and those ‘oh so cute’ mason jars.

I chose ‘Midnight Shine Bright’ as my background paper with a border of ‘Midnight Inky Depths’. I distressed the edges a little of my top page before adhering it and adding some machine stitching around the edge.


I cut a floral cluster from my Silhouette Cameo, (designed by Paige Evans via the Silhouette Store), and backed it with lots of varying shades of pink from the papers.The navy little buds really help make the cluster ‘pop’.


I adhered the floral cluster to my background with foam tape for dimension and also added in some of the leaves and flowers from the die cuts.


When I first saw these cute little mason jars I knew I wanted to make them a feature of my layout. I added some string from my stash so they looked like they were hanging from the cluster.

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Any little open spaces around my cluster I added an extra leaf or small flower and I completed the look of my mason jars by adding a heart sticker to the centre.



Thanks for checking out my latest design today! I hope you enjoy some scrappy time for yourself.

Until next time,

Kylie. xo

Precious | Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

Hello lovelies!

I am so excited to be able to share my first layout as part of the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Design Team today! I created my layout with the divine ‘More Than Words’ collection.


I created my layout around the beautiful Butterfly cut file designed by Paige Evans which I found via the Silhouette store HERE. I backed it with lots of contrasting pastel papers. For my background, I added a half triangle of white card stock and added a machine stitched border.By doing this it also helped my Butterfly really stand out.

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I used lots of dies and punches from my stash to create my layered flowers.Once I had glued them together I curled the petals of each just a little and centred them with an enamel dot. I also added some of the flower die cuts from the collection as well.


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To finish off my layout I added one of the lovely chipboard stickers as a title to the top left side.


Once completed I loved the texture and dimension my layout had.

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Kylie. xo