Simple Dori Saturday: The Wayfarer Collection

Hello, friends!

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

I love using the Simple Dori for memory keeping. I create layouts in the notebook during the month and later trim out the pages and add them to a binder-style album. For example, when I finish using the Spice Market Collection, this layout will be trimmed out and added to my family album.
For the spread I’m sharing today, I chose to use my favorite card from the Spice Market Traveler’s Notebook Kit– the Let’s Eat card. I loved the colorful plates along the edge and thought it would be perfect for a layout documenting a lunch date with my oldest son. The colorful tiles in my photo worked well with the plate designs! I added the word “yes” above the title and sprinkled a few glitter enamel dots in coordinating colors along the edge of the page.
I wanted to include two photos on the spread, so I created a flip-up using a folded piece of paper to make the hinge—this allowed room for a pocket card, an additional photo, and sticker embellishments. Then, I added a chipboard piece along the edge of the photo to hold down the flip and to serve as a design element.
I used a rub-on from the Spice Market Traveler’s Notebook Kit to add a bit of interest to the grid background. I love the mixed media look it provided without all the mess! Next, my journaling was printed on clear sticker paper and added to the page below the photo. To complete the spread, I used a die cut from the Classified: Memory Keeping Kit to continue the plate design onto the right side of the page. Be sure to check out the Instagram reel I created showing how this layout came together!

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.

Best,

Rachel, Creative Team Blog Coordinator


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