If you have been with Cocoa Daisy for while, you know that each collection is unique but also mixes and matches with past collections. So today, we are celebrating this with a Throwback Thursday: Mix and Match Edition! We love how our Creative Team embraces the current collection, while still utilizing items from previous kits. We hope this post encourages you to shop your stash, stretch your kits, and enjoy the creative challenge that a little mix and match.
Traci used a specific color to tie the last few collections together in this spread.
I wanted all the pastel goodness (plus black!) of the Doodles & Dashes Collection, but the beautiful sentiments of the Peach Ridge Collection, so I combined them both seamlessly in one spread, with a dash of those foam stickers from the Wisteria Lane Collection!
To make sure everything was really well-coordinated, I used a paper from each collection as a background, using matching yellow tones, with any slight color variations between the two kits becoming unnoticeable. Watch me put this layout together in this process video!”
When you aren’t quite done with the previous kit, be like Jil and combine it with the current kit!
“As much as I love Doodles & Dashes Collection, there were elements from Peach Ridge Collection that I did not want to leave behind. Working in the Doodles and Dashes Simple Dori, I used the hexagon pieces from last month’s kit, along with the stitch stamp set from the Peach Ridge Travelers Notebook Memory Keeping Kit, to tell this story about my mom, the sports fan.
September marks the start of college football games on television for her, and so I used a September sticker on top of a big 9 from my stash (to evoke a number on a jersey and to balance out the graphic on my mom’s blanket in the photo).
I had to change my photo to black and white in order to work with the peachy tones of both kits, but it was so worth it to evoke the mellow vibe of fall.
My finishing touch was a little leaf stamping. I’m so glad to have this story in my fall notebook!”
Stamps, stickers, and die cuts are easy items to mix and match, as Evy shows us here.
We hope you are inspired to pull out your older kits, shop your stash and give it new life with the Doodles & Dashes Collection. Show us your “mix and match” layouts us by tagging @cocoa_daisy on social media or posting to the Cocoa Daisy Fan Page. Make sure to visit our Pinterest page for more inspiration.
Rachel, Creative Team Blog Coordinator
Tags: daisy planner, life crafted album, memory planner, mix and match, shop your stash, simple dori