Focus on Circles: the Spice Market Collection

Focus on Circles: the Spice Market Collection
Hello, friends!

The Spice Market Collection is filled with circle shapes and we want to feature them! You can find circles and half circles in the die cuts, chipboard pieces, stamps, enamel dots, and stickers. You can also make your own with the beautiful pattern papers, too! 

Marsha Farris: Incorporating Circles from the Spice Market Collection

I enjoy using circles in my projects, so I was excited to create a layout focusing on this shape as a design element. Circles and half circles are found throughout the Spice Market Collection, making it very easy to incorporate them into my Simple Dori spread.
To begin the layout, I created the title using two stamps from a previous collection, along with alpha stickers from the Spice Market Classic Sticker Kit. Next, I layered a half-circle chipboard sticker below the title. I love how the title, combined with the chipboard element, creates a large circular shape on the page!
For the right side of the spread, I printed my photo and used a circle metal die to cut it out. I don't often use pictures trimmed into shapes but thought it worked well with this design. I trimmed a few papers into circles and chose circle and half circle embellishments from the Spice Market Modern Memory Keeping Kit and Spice Market Traveler's Notebook Memory Keeping Kit to decorate the page. I also trimmed some of the acetate mandalas from the Spice Market Modern Memory Keeping Kit in half and included them on the page.
To complete the layout, I did some stamping with the Spice Market Memory Keeping Stamp Sets and added some fun glitter enamel dots to both pages of the spread. I had fun creating this layout using lots of circular elements!

Carol Weatherspoon: Creating Your Own Circles

One thing that I love to do is incorporate shapes into my spreads. This month, it's all about circles! Who doesn't love circles? It's one of those basic shapes that just about every crafter turns to in order to add a little fun to their project. I'm a huge card maker and basic shape dies are definitely part of my stash. I highly recommend investing in a set of circles, squares, ovals, and rectangles if you're a new crafter. They will come in handy on layouts, memory planning, and just about any papercraft you love to do. For this spread, I picked a couple of photos from my mom's recent visit and where she actually rode with my hubby on his motorcycle. I was so shocked and I immediately grabbed my camera! I used circle dies to cut both of my photos and then used another die to cut circles from the beautiful patterned paper in the Spice Market Collection. I cut the circles in half and adhered them down the right side of my spread as well as one on the top left. For the left side, I loved the sentiment "Worry Less Live More" on the card from the Spice Market Traveler's Notebook Memory Keeping Kit it was perfect for what I was documenting. And, I noticed the paint splatter that is part of the pattern, so to get a similar look, I used some distress oxide sprays on the right side. I adhered my circle photos and then my journaling with washi tape from Spice Market Traveler's Notebook Memory Keeping Kit. Next, I adhered a few of the die cuts to frame my sentiment and this spread was done. I love the bright colors and the addition of the circles really looks beautiful.  
Do you incorporate circles in your memory-keeping designs? 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