Our design team has been working with the Amy Tangerine items in the April Cocoa Daisy kits and wanted to share their layouts with all of you. Let’s begin with a look at what Korrie-ann has created using the Up and Away pocket and classified memory keeping kits.
“I have always wanted to try a rainbow layout so when I first saw the Up And Away kit my head started spinning with ideas. To start with I painted my rainbow using my concentrated watercolours and as always, I get carried away and can’t stop once I’ve started. I ended up with the splats at the bottom of the page too.”
“Next, I chose the paper with crosses and cut it into 1-inch strips. The strips were separated into colours to create my rainbow. I chose a pocket card from Amy Tangerine for my layout and I layered it with a piece of scrap left from the paper I cut into strips. The rainbow paper popping out behind the pocket cards is actually another pocket card from the Up and Away pocket kit. I cut out the blue hot air balloon to use on the right side of the page and the backside was the rainbow design.”
“For my title, I used the Amy Tangerine alpha stickers and the rub-ons from the Classified Kit. The rub-ons also come with a sheet of white designs and if you look within my rainbow, I have used these to add a little extra detail.”
Such an uplifting layout and love the rainbow Korrie-ann created from our exclusive papers! Now let’s see what Rachel has for us.
“For this special Amy Tangerine post, I wanted to honor the cheery and whimsical essence that is Amy Tangerine by making a pocket page layout for my memory planner. It’s the beginning of the month, so I don’t have pictures yet, but this cute pocket page layout will act as a cheery dashboard in my planner to remind me to be kind, present, choose the bright side and make each day count. As we get further into the month I will add photos that embody these sentiments to the open pockets on the back side of my pocket page.”
“The 2×2 pocket format is so fun to play with! To start, I trimmed papers from the Memory Keeping Classified Kit, the glassine bag the bows came in, and the packaging from the Amy Tangerine stickers sheets to a 2×2 inch size for the background of each pocket.”
“Next, I pulled a mix of Amy Tangerine stickers and rub-on’s that came in the Memory Keeping Classified Kit, along with the exclusive sticker sheet from the Planner Kit to build little vignettes on each pocket card. I tried to have at least three element of varying shape, color or size on each of the pocket cards.”
“That said, I think the key to this process is NOT to overthink it. Go with your gut and just stick those elements down! Once the page was done, I added white card stock as photo placeholders on the flip side of the pocket insert. Lastly, and the most satisfying part, I added the pocket page into my Happy Planner. I think this pocket page will be just the encouragement I need to stay bright and to find fresh ways to get creative in April!”
“I have a process video up on my YouTube channel if you are interested in seeing how this project came together.”
Rachel’s 2×2 pockets are adorable! This is a wonderful way to use kit items and to create a reminder to keep our eye on the light at the end of the tunnel. We encourage you to share your memory keeping with us by tagging @cocoa_daisy on social media or posting in the Cocoa Daisy Fans Facebook group.
Be safe and well friends!