The Simple Dori is so versatile! You can alter it with paper punches, pair it with past booklets, or add the kit embellishments for fast and fun layouts.
Christine Everette: Spice Market Simple Dori Sketches
Check out this video to see how our fearless leader, Christine, documents in her Spice Market Simple Dori!
Ashley Horton: Repurpose the Simple Dori Papers!
If you are not documenting in the Simple Dori from your Spice Market Traveler’s Notebook Kit, there are some other fun ways you can use it. I always love the patterned papers in the kit, as well as the more neutral pages.
For this layout, the patterned papers throughout the Spice Market Simple Dori were perfect for the design I wanted to create. I used a two-inch hole punch to punch circles from several of the patterned papers inside the Spice Market Simple Dori. Then I cut them in half to create a scalloped look across the background of my TN layout. I really love the bright colors in the Spice Market Collection, and I decided to layer them over a white background to really make them pop.
I also brought in some of the rub-ons (my favorite) to create a mixed media look in the background. Once I had all of my half circles in place, I added my photos and some of the die-cut pieces, chipboard, and enamel dots from the Spice Market Traveler’s Notebook Kit.
You can see how my layout came together, by checking out the process video on my YouTube channel!
Jil Larson: Mix and Match Your Simple Dori’s
My approach to the Simple Dori in the Cocoa Daisy collections is to select one Dori and fill it up over time by pulling in pages from others in future kits. For instance, this Spice Market Simple Dori is in my Wayfarer notebook, the one I am currently using for summer stories. I cut the pretty Mandala paper from the Spice Market Simple Dori, adhered it to the right side of my spread, placed my elephant two-photo collage over both pages, and then had fun with die cuts and stamps from the kit. I love the postage stamps and so I adhered quite a few of them along the left edge of the spread.
I wanted to continue this look on the right, so I chose three die cuts including one I could stamp the camel stamp on.
The 22 captures the year Tim and I visited the Cincinnati Zoo together, and the 06 captures the month and was stamped in the Spice Market Traveler’s Notebook Kit stamp grid along with other stamps from the kit. I stamped in a rainbow of inks to mimic the layers of color in the gorgeous patterned paper.
After handwriting my journaling and adding a leafy die-cut to coordinate with the greenery surrounding the elephants, I adhered a flattened collector penny we got at the zoo–perfect because of its elephant image! I placed it next to the photos on foam adhesive to look like a clip. Yay for another entry in my summer notebook! Keep in mind this option to mix and match Simple Dori pages, especially if you find it challenging to complete an insert every month.
Marsha Farris: Start with the Cards
How do use the Simple Dori? Share with us by tagging @cocoa_daisy on social media or posting to the Cocoa Daisy Fan Page. Make sure to visit our Pinterest page and the Cocoa Daisy YouTube Channel for more inspiration.
Rachel, Creative Team Blog Coordinator
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