For the love of grids, washi, and books!

Hello everyone, Jil here today to share a page in my Cocoa Daisy Travelers Notebook. I’m using the Book Club kit, and featuring both the fall floral washi tape and that amazing big book washi. A grid design is my go-to, and it works great for multiple photo spreads.

It’s fun to use the book washi tape because it runs vertically. That’s a bit different from most washi, but as you can see it, in the upper right, I tucked it under my photo and patterned paper mat along the outside edge. In my lower left corner, I also used it along the outside edge but on top of the photo along with a little polka dot tape to frame that side of my book photo. Each photo conveys a different story about books for me right now, so let’s walk through that.

A big summer project for me was setting up my home library. One of the stickers from the kits was perfect here. I also used a bit of the book tape here at the top of the grid. If my page has a title, it’s One For the Books–part of my date stamp but fitting!

To pop over to the right side of the spread for a close-up, you can see that here I include little stories about my love for our local bookstore and my excitement about fall and my return to literature teaching after a refreshing summer. I used more stickers and stamps from the kit as well as a tab for the side of the page with “I’d rather be reading” stamped on it. I love how well the tabs and stamps coordinate!

My One Little Word for 2019 is Choose, and so I’m reading a book called The Art of Choosing. There’s so much I want to read right now, and so for “on my list” I just used the great sticker of books lined up on a shelf. Besides capturing my long list, it carries on the visual motif of book imagery on the spread.

This was lots of fun to put together. Hope you try something similar on your notebook or scrapbook pages–and be sure to use that amazing washi tape! Also be sure to tag #cocoadaisy when you post what you make to social media so we can see!

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