Mix and Match for More Fun!

Mix and Match for More Fun!
Hello, friends! Even though each collection stands on its own, you can be sure that there is also a previous collection it can pair with, too. Whether it is the colors, designs, or even the theme itself, Cocoa Daisy is always thinking about ways to bring a fresh collection to your doorstep, while also reinvigorating past collections you have stored away. Mixing and matching collection encourages you to shop your stash and use the beautiful kits to their fullest! Natasha loves using the Simple Dori to inspire her mixing and matching of the collections.
When mixing and matching collections, I like to take apart my Simple Dori Traveler Notebook. With the free pages, I can see the patterns and colors against other collections for easy matching. Think of your Simple Dori as a mini paper pad that you receive each month. At the end of the month, you could store the extra pages with previous Simple Dori pages that look nice together. In this layout, I’m scrapping this lovely quote that was shared by a crafty friend via Instagram. I just loved the quote and wanted to document it! I find this almost like an act of meditation as I focus on the quote while I put the layout together.
I paired the patterned paper from the Elegance Blooms Simple Dori with the brown bag packaging from the Cactus Moon Classified: Memory Keeping Kit to play off of the browns and warm tones in the quote along with some embellishments. I really enjoy using more flat pieces when creating a layout. The Cocoa Daisy adhesive-backed embellishments make this so easy to do! I also like using washi to embellish when doing a Traveler’s Notebook-style layout. I am pretty obsessed with this washi found in the Cactus Moon Traveler's Notebook Memory Keeping Kit!
Even though I have selected primarily flat pieces, I have torn the washi and paper to give my layout an organic and textured feel. I really love this look.
  Karma loved mixing the Cactus Moon Collection with the Winter Twilight Collection. As soon as I saw the Cactus Moon Collection indigo highlights, I immediately thought about how much I loved the stars in last year's Winter Twilight Collection. I love how the kits often work so well with one another, so once the month is over, I can still pull elements out!
From the Cactus Moon Collection, I used main theme stickers from the Cactus Moon Daisy Weeks Sticker Kits, washi tape, date numbers from the Cactus Moon Planner Add-On Kit, boxes, quotes, and cacti from the Cactus Moon Planner Sticker Kit. I mixed it with elements from the Winter Twilight Collection, including days of the week from the Winter Twilight Classified: Planner Kit, glitter star die cuts, glitter puffy star stickers, and star sticky notes.
I love to layer in my Hobonichi cousin - I used the stickers and Washi to hold in place the sticky note instead of using glue or adhesive. And look how perfect the colors blend together!!
 I love how the patterns in these kits do not overwhelm one another - this spread is just a mood and the quotes leave me encouraged and motivated!
Here is a look at the spread after the pen. I love how it turned out!
Veronica seamlessly mixed together the Cactus Moon Collection and Meadow Collection.
Today, I'm showing you some lovely ways to mix and match elements from two separate kits. I am using memory-keeping kits from Cactus Moon Collection and Meadow Collection. The colors and embellishments complement each other so well! Another great item to mix and match from the kits is the stamps. A simple gray color creates a unified feel to stamping from multiple collections.
I love stitching all the little tags and adding stickers from the kits. Both the Cactus Moon Collection and Meadow Collection had tags in neutral colors, making it easy to work with them.
Here I cut a tag's top to create a tab for my memory planner. Hold on to your tags - you never know when they will come in handy!
What collections have you paired together? 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