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.


I punched some different styled leaves and added them in and around my blooms for balance.feb4

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


Hello my Scrappy friends! I have been busy with SO many festive projects these past few weeks, that today I decided to have a little break from all the red & green and tinsel themes to have a play with the new Whimsical collection by Pink Paislee. Flowers really are my favourite and I worked with a divine floral cut file by Paige Evans. Paige also created the beautiful Whimsical collection- I love all the happy, bright colours!

Here is a little look at my completed layout:-

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To add some ‘extra’ colour to my page I trimmed off 1.5cm from one side and added some of the striped, coloured paper as a border. I ruffled the edge a little just with my fingers to soften the overall look.

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I wanted as much colour as possible for my layout, so I backed my cut file with many of the papers. I then adhered it to my page with foam tape to give it a multi dimensional appearance.

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I also added in some of the floral die cuts underneath my cut file to fill in any open space.

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Love all that colour!

Once I had added my title with the gorgeous co-ordinating Alpha Thickers, I spritzed a tiny amount of pink watercolour to the background- Being very careful not to get it on my photo etc.

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Hope you have enjoyed seeing my layout today! Until next time,


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Altenew Guest Designing.

Hello lovelies! I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Recently I was asked to be a guest designer for Altenew. Such an honor and one that I jumped at the chance to do! I really love the selection of Stamps, Dies and Ink Pads that Altenew produce, so to create some projects for them was SO much fun.

I really don’t want to give too much away as all the details will be on their blog later today, ( I will link their blog below,) However here is a sneak peep at what I have been working on:-

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Lots of colour and layering in my layout,

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I also created a fun card with similar technique,

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And last but not least a gift tag-

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I completely love florals and lots of colour and used Spring as my inspiration for these pieces. I’d love for you to stop by their blog HERE where you can read the full project information as well as watch my video tutorial.

ALSO!!………. Altenew are gifting away a $20 gift voucher to my Instagram followers. Make sure you are following me HERE for all the details.I will be launching it within the next day or so.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you are all creating something wonderful!

Chat soon,

Kylie. xo

“All Smiles….

Hello lovely ones! I hope you are all well. I have been SO busy of late and have some really exciting things to share with you soon.Today I am sharing a fun little layout I created using the super adorable ‘Midnight’ collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

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This collection has the prettiest colour palette, which had me swooning as soon as I saw it. I also added a lovely Floral Wreath cut file by Paige Evans. To this I backed the flowers with some of the gorgeous papers and ended up choosing a white background to really make the colours ‘pop’. By adding foam tape to the back of the wreath, help make it stand out or ‘float’ from the page.

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I created a neat cluster of the die cuts to surround my photo.There are so many in each pack and all so lovely.

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And this button flair…….SO cute!


To give texture to my photo I added a neat stitching border to surround it.It also helped my photo stand out even more.


I finished off my layout with a phrase cluster to the opposite side of my photo.


I hope you have enjoyed seeing my layout today! Have fun!



Life’s Never Crabby!

Hello lovely ones! I’m jumping onto my blog today to share with you a layout I completed recently using the October Cocoa Daisy Memory Keeping Kit. The photo I took recently on our holiday of my daughter and I wanted to capture something fun when creating my layout.

 The Crab cut file is by Paige Evans . I totally fell in love with it and knew it would be a perfect companion for my photo.


I backed the Crab with two different exclusive papers from the kits, carefully tracing each shape and gluing into place.


The cute clouds were a cut file by Cocoa Daisy. To give them extra texture and dimension I added a simple back stitch by hand using embroidery cotton.


I always love using a title on my layouts so I combined two of the different Alpha stickers to do so.


I was really pleased with the finished result.There was so much joy captured in my photo and I think the layout also reflects that.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you would like to check out Cocoa Daisy you can do so HERE.


Hello Fall in Spring!

Hello my sweet crafting friends! Spring has certainly sprung here in Australia and I’m loving the warmer weather.However I’ve been creating with the new Celebrate Autumn collection by Echo Park Paper. Oh my goodness it is so cute!! You can see for yourself HERE the whole collection.

With so many beautiful colours and patterns to the papers, I just wanted to use all of them! Here is a little look at my completed layout-


The leaves and lettering cut files were designed by the lovely Ashley from The Cut Shoppe via Etsy.I loved the leaves as I could add lots of the patterned paper as a background.

I added the leaves to my page with foam tape so they had a ‘risen’ appearance to them.I placed my photos flat beneath them so it looked like the leaves were falling down my page.

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I added balance to the bottom of my page by using one of the sweet border stickers from the sticker sheet . Can I also take a minute to say, how cute is that Hedgehog?? Love him! He was part of the chipboard stickers.


I also added another small cluster of chipboard stickers to the base of my main photo.I love the dimension chipboard stickers can add to your layout.

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I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest layout! Don’t forget you can follow more of my paper journey via Instagram HERE.


Chat soon,