Layering with Your Up & Away Kits

Hello Scrappy Friends,

The challenge for our design team today was to use layering in their creations. Layering gives your memory keeping designs depth and can be used to draw the eye to a photo or other important piece of your layout. This technique also provides a way to tuck in ephemera and other items from your kits. You can also use layering to create a space for hidden journaling. You can create layered ephemera by stacking items in the kit such as die cuts. This is a technique Melina used in her design.

Melina created a lovely mini album which pocket cards from the Up and Away kit. She used white card stock and a Spellbinders die to create the foundation of each page. Let’s take a closer look.

“Hi everybody! Thanks for visiting the blog today. I wanted to use every last bit of the Up & Away kit. I love it so much! This little pocket card album journal worked out great and I still have enough kit ingredients to make another.”

There is a cover and 3 pages that I left blank on the back of each to journal on. This would be great as a gift or to display in your home. It’s also small enough to carry in your purse.”

“The coordinating pieces in the Cocoa Daisy kits make it easy to create all types of paper crafting projects! Have a great day!” Melina’s album is super sweet and as she noted, a great way to use up leftover kit pieces. There is a video too which you can view by clicking here.

Our next design is from Audrey. “Hi friends, I hope that this blog post finds you safe and healthy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, let’s talk about layering. As soon as I saw the Up and Away kit, I immediately knew I had to document my trip to the Dr. Seuss Museum with my niece and nephew in August!! I started with a 12×12 piece of Amy Tangerine paper from the 12×12 add on kit as my background.”

“I then took three pieces of paper from the main planner kit and ripped them in a curvy pattern. After, I layered them on top of each other and glued them down with 3M rolling adhesive.”

“Using my simple Brother sewing machine, I stitched a curvy pattern on each of the ripped paper curves. On the back of the paper, I covered the stitching with washi tape so it doesn’t unravel. I then laid out my 4 favorite 3×4 white framed photos from the Dr. Seuss museum on the bottom, staggering and tilting the photos to create a whimsical effect. I added a banner in the middle to match the paper on the top, using the twine and super fun stickers that came in the kits!”

“Next, I pulled out my die cuts. I keep them all in an old Ghirardelli tin. I put some die cuts in the top half of the picture to break up the page using pop dots from my stash to create dimension and used my tiny attacher stapler to add some fun sentiments to the pictures. Notice how I created a pattern by alternating how I placed the die cuts. I then added a few stickers layered under the die cuts in the top of the photo to pull the layout together.”

“I finished the layout with a title using the blue puffy stickers and some journalling in the blue layered area. This layout was so fun and such a great memory. How do you do layering in your art? I’d love to see.”

Yet another darling layout by Audrey! It’s full of details and ideas to create a traditional 12×12 layout with our Cocoa Daisy kits. We would love to see what you are creating with our kits. Please share with us on social media by tagging @cocoa_daisy or you can share with us in our private Cocoa Daisy Fans Facebook group.

Be safe and well!


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