Using Quotes to Encourage Unique Layouts

Hello, Friends!

For many of us, our daily happenings are the catalyst for our memory keeping. We take a photo and choose supplies to assist with our documentation. But sometimes, our supplies are what encourage the story we want to tell. In each monthly collection, you can always find a variety of quotes on the pocket cards, dashboards, in the Simple Dori and even the Memory Keeping Sticker Kit. If you are like me, you love looking through your kits and reading through the quotes, exciting to see what layouts they might inspire! In today’s post, we’ve asked the design team to use a quote as their initial starting point for their designs.

We’ll start with a spread from Aimee with one of my favorite pocket cards from the Cranberry Rose Memory Keeping: Pocket Kit.

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“Holiday calories do not count! When I saw this pocket card from the Cranberry Rose Memory Keeping: Pocket Kit I had a pretty good laugh and then I quickly determined it needed its own dedicated layout. I hope I am not the only one this card applies to, but I’ve been eating my fair share of holiday treats! Some of our personal favorites in this house are chocolate covered pretzels, bonus points if they’re coated with crushed candy cane bits!

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For this 8.5×11 spread, I went with big, chunky layers in bold colors and I think it gives the layout a funky, Christmas vibe. I pulled in die-cut pieces from both the Cranberry Rose Travelers Notebook kit and Cranberry Rose Memory Keeping: Pocket Kit and popped them up on foam dots for some dimension. I just love how the sentiments go so well with the story I am telling.


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I tucked in some of the super versatile labels to build up some fun clusters and of course, added some of the enamel dots for added shine.

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Then, in my typical fashion, I took a beautiful green plaid paper from the Cranberry Rose Travelers Notebook Kit and trimmed it a bit off to use as an anchor at the bottom of the page and I think that ties it all together. Sometimes all it takes is connecting with a quote on a pocket card and you’ve got yourself a layout and a story. So, get crafting and get yourself a snack because holiday calories don’t count, right?”

There are always a few snarky quotes in each kit, and Aimee’s page captures the essence of this pocket card perfectly! Our next design is from Odessa, who shares a wintery pocket page spread with us.

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“It’s pretty wintery where I am in Canada so the Cranberry Rose Collection went perfectly with some winter fun photos I was documenting. This 3×8 layout was inspired by the “Within winter we see the magic of nature” journal card from the Cranberry Rose Memory Keeping: Pocket Kit. While it can be really cold, it’s also so fresh and sparkly like magic!

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I used that card in the top corner of my page and then used another card diagonally on the page to do some journaling. I used a phrase die cut as a title on the card and then used a mix of written journaling with phrase stickers from the Cranberry Rose Memory Keeping Sticker kit to mix it up. I like to plan around the phrase stickers before I start writing so that it comes together nicely.

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The other two corners have photos. One was of one of my kids while they were ice skating. I added some extra magic with the vellum snowflakes and glittery enamel dots in the negative space on the photo from the Cranberry Rose Traveler’s Memory Keeping Notebook Kit with another phrase die cut on top.

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In the other photo, I used one of the acrylic words from the Cranberry Rose Classified: Memory Keeping kit and a nice bit of chipboard underneath. I used blue and green embellishments throughout my page to coordinate with the journal cards. The dancing snowflakes might be my favourite part. They just look so magic and delicate on the page.”

We love how Odessa incorporation the phrase stickers into her journaling, like a little journal, prompts. Her use of the vellum snowflakes and enamel dots is a wonderful use of negative space in her photo and mimicks the whimsy of the quote that influences this layout.

Do you use quotes to encourage your memory keeping? Let us know by tagging @cocoa_daisy on social media or posting to the Cocoa Daisy Fan Page.


Rachel, Memory Keeping Team Blog Coordinator

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