Cocoa Vanilla You Rock
Let’s create with Cocoa Vanilla Studio Card Making with You Rock Collection.
Who is behind Cocoa Vanilla Studio
First of all, for those who don’t know much about Cocoa Vanilla Studio, it is an Australian brand. Designed by Zoe Pearn in New South Wales. Although the products are made in China because we all like cheaper scrapbooking supplies, I think Zoe’s products are high in quality and the paper is lovely and thick (similar to Simple Stories and Echo Park). Further more the collections are not limited to paper but have matching die cuts, stickers and those cute little enamel dots/shapes which are rather hard to pass up on!!
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Card Making with You Rock Collection
For those who may not know me I have 2 boys 10 and 7 so when I saw You Rock I immediately had to order it because I knew I would love crafting with this collection. I have made 5 cards using the You Rock Collection. While i was shopping, there were also die cuts from two previous collections, Made of Awesome and Totally Rad. What I totally saw and loved is the die cuts would match with the current collection. Therefore, just like Doodlebug Designs it is easily adaptable because the die cuts can be used over a number of collections.
So using the 12×12 You Rock Collection Kit and the Totally Rad die cuts, i’ve put together 5 cards.
Ive also added in some buttons, coloured twine and some mists to make these cards come alive!
Using Card Maps
When I make my cards I like to have an idea of where my card is going to end up because I don’t want to end in a mess. From there I can create with what i have got. One of my favourite ways is to use Card Maps. Beck Fleck is one of my all time favourites as you may know. I used her January 2018 card maps. You can find them HERE . This is a great way to speed up the card making process and spend less time moving embellishments and paper around not knowing really what the final card will look like. Some times I also like to sketch my own out as well. You can find my first card maps HERE to download for free.
Next I spread out my papers and embellishments and simply cut and paste away! This collection is all about bright, fun and funky and for those who know me that is totally my style! Adding foam tape and buttons gives the cards added dimension.
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Made by Awesome
My next creative task is to create some cards using the same You Rock Papers, but using another collection, perhaps the die cuts to Made by Awesome.
If you’ve enjoyed this blog today please leave some love! I’m certainly open to ideas on what you’d like to see more of as well on my blog! Maybe a step by step project, more 3D cards or something else that will inspire you to craft!
Finally is a list of Products with links of what i used on my cards for the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Card Making with You Rock Collection: