12×12 Designs in your Simple Dori

Happy Friday!

I am a fan of several designers who scrapbook in the 12×12 format and have often considered translating their design to a size I work in. This month, a few of us on the DT found a 12×12 design we loved and challenged ourselves to convert it to a Traveler’s Notebook sized layout in our Simple Doris!

Jil chose a 12×12 design with banners and sewing and lots of little details to convert.


I am a huge fan of the banners Jil created for her design and love all the stitching. She is such a master at stitching with bits of paper!


Jil used glitter dots and the Pretty Little Studio word flags from the memory keeping kits to mimic the details of the 12×12 design she translated. I also appreciate the elements Jil added to make her Simple Dori design unique including the big number 7 and the sticker and stamping. Jil’s translation is lovely!

Celma chose a centered 12×12 design to translate to a Simple Dori layout. It’s one of her own layouts from this past Christmas using the Snow Globe kit and has oodles of details. Celma recreated the design across the center of her Simple Dori and its gorgeous!


Did you notice Celma used the stamps from her 12×12 layout in the translated design? The versatility of Cocoa Daisy kit items is one of the reasons we all love them so much!


Celma made her Simple Dori design unique by adding the glitter dots and the patterned paper strip next to her journaling card. I adore all the stamping behind Celma’s design too.

I chose to translate a 12×12 design from DT member Kylie Kingham. My translation includes a huge journaling piece because telling the story is important to me. I used the same 3 paper format and I fussy cut flowers to frame my photo.


Being true to my goals in story telling I flipped the design placement and include my journaling. I did this to cover some stitching from a design on the other side. I added the planner kit bow clip because I love how it looks with my translated design. I will probably keep the clip in my Simple Dori because it marks the place of this photo for me. It’s a special photo of my son with a friend on a little trip we made while his dad was deployed at the time. I love the sass exuding from him in the photo and its one that I have been longing to get out of a box so that I can see it often!


We wanted to show you that when you are considering translating a design into something of your own, you don’t need to make an exact replica. You can make the design your own, in a way that aligns with your style or goals in memory keeping!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Robin, Jil & Celma


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