Hey again, Daisies! Today, Robin and I want to talk to you a bit about some of the bits and bobs that can be found in your Cocoa Daisy kits, specifically the tags, die cuts, and puffy stickers. These items are so versatile and can be used in a million different ways! We have two pretty different projects to show you as examples.
First up, Robin’s layout in her Simple Dori. She says, “I am seriously adoring the Autumn Whimsy kit colors. They make me feel warm and happy which is how fall feels in my heart. And so, instead of creating a gratitude album this year I decided to created a notebook about fall magic and joy. I’m going to need a pick-me-up when winter’s long deep chill sets in.
To create my opening pages I used a TN sized cut file, my favorite inks and a mist spray for sparkle, die cuts and the amazing puffy stickers from the TN kit. I dipped into last month’s kit for the puffy letters that form the word magic and I used the number stamp from the pocket page kit to stamp the year. My journaling is printed in brown ink and I used a few stamps from my stash to finish things off. I am feeling some serious puffy sticker love right now!”
YOU GUYS. Look at this beautiful layout!
I am always a little hesitant to use the puffy stickers in my layouts because I’m afraid of the pages not laying flat, but I tell you what – after seeing this layout, I don’t even care about that anymore, and you can be sure I will be using more of those stickers!
I am obsessed these days with the printed tags that come in the pocket and TNMK kits. So for my project, I used a tag, die cuts, and a few of the puffy stickers to create a decorative item that can be used in a variety of ways. I don’t usually have a plan when I start – I just gather my items and then just start playing with the layering.
I like to make some of the die cuts extend off the sides of the tag a bit, to add some movement, and I layered puffy mushrooms on top of die cut mushrooms on top of printed mushrooms for extra dimension. And I couldn’t resist digging into one of the planner kits to add one of the fairy die cuts to the top for some whimsy. A bit of pretty twine tops the whole thing off:
Now my decorative tag is ready for whatever I want to do with it! Sometimes I adhere it to a page in my Simple Dori, and sometimes I use it as a decorative element in the front of my journal cover. You really can’t go wrong!
Thank you for joining us today, and we can’t wait to see what you create with your kit ephemera! Join us in the Memory Keeping with Cocoa Daisy Facebook group and on Instagram for more inspiration. Until next time!
Kristine Bryant (@teachplancraft)