Pick your size!

Hi everyone!! Hope you’re having a great summer!  Most of us in the Cocoa Daisy Facebook group seem to be doing our memory keeping in the standard sized traveler’s notebook format or a 12 x 12.  Our kits are just so awesome that we can actually choose to create projects in different sizes.  Today, Jil, Moon and I are going to share projects that go beyond these 2 formats and sizes.

First up is this lovely work by Moon.  She used her South Beach kit to document her trip to Batam Island.   She created this lovely 2 page lay-out.     She says she loves making double pages so that she can add a lot of photos.  She says it’s also fun to play with the same papers in different ways.   I absolutely love the layering she did on her lay-out!  It’s so awesome how she was able to work in different items from the kit into her lay-out : stamps, pocket cards, ephemera, tags!

Here is a close up of the left page.

Here is a close up of the right page.

Take a closer look at the left page to see the lovely layering!  I spy the travel stamps from the South beach kit!

Moon also used the lovely roller stamp too.

I used the South Beach kit as well.  Our kits are just so versatile.  I decided to use some of my stash to make greeting cards.  I use a DIY bullet journal for planning so I usually have a lot of dashboards left over from the kit.  I try to find other uses for the dashboards.  In this case, I used them to make my greeting cards.

This flamingo dashboard was so cute.  I trimmed it and lettered the words “Be Flamazing” using the lovely pink Liquid pearls that came in  our kit.  I also picked out one of our washi tapes and tried my best to fold them over as an added embellishment.  My fellow planner creative team member, Cheryl Reiter does this so beautifully, she was my inspiration for this technique.

Here’s another lovely dashboard from the kit.  In this greeting card, the plan is to write my message on the ticket sticky notes.  This card was decorated with the cute ephemeras from the planner kit.  Don’t they make you want to travel?

Next up is Jil who worked with the latest kit,  Farmer’s Market.  I just love memory keeping pages that are about food.   Jil was excited to try the new B5-size in the Traveler’s Notebook format.   Each page is roughly 6X8, so it’s great for the papers included in the Cocoa Daisy kits.   Jil created a two-page spread–and her title, “Dine Out”–appears on opposite edges of the spread.   She loves the new August kit, and used die cuts, stickers, washi, sticky notes, labels, and a bit of the ribbon. 

This menu paper was perfect for the first course featured in her photo.

Jil typed her journaling on the dish sticky note, and loved using the tablecloth-like paper under her photo of the table.   Ahhh, this latest kit is just perfect for documenting our food memories.

These are just a few of the options that you can make with your kits.  You can also try making projects in 4 x 6’s, 9 x 12’s or virtually any size you like.  Lately, I have seen a lot of scrappers work in a 3 x 12!  Other options include making mini albums in the form of tags, squares or virtually any shape possible.  The possibilities are endless!

Thank you for dropping by the blog.  Jil, Moon and I hope we have inspired you to work with your kits and to remember that you can create any project, just pick your size. 🙂


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