Friday, May 28, 2010

Cocoa Daisy June kit reveal...

This month I was honored to be asked by Cocoa Daisy to design with their June kit, and I have to say I loved it sooooo much! I also got one of the add-ons called Water Cooler that had some 7 Gypsies ephemera, ribbons, Tim Holtz buttons, 3 packs of Basic Grey sticker letters, etc. The kits will be up for sale on the 1st here in their store!

The first layout I made is of my husband and I. We were dancing at a wedding when these pictures were taken! I printed out "love" on my computer and cut it out to add to the title. The large flowers are ones that I made with yarn from my stash (if you want the directions, click here for a quick, easy technique with no crocheting involved.) Added the Pink Paislee pleated ribbon (black) from the kit under the faux crocheted flowers.
I also made a flower from one of the 7 Gypsies rubber bands (the red flower at the bottom). This was no easy task, as I discovered that you can't use hot glue on rubber (or lots of other kinds of glue). Nothing sticks. So I actually had to hand-stitch it as I folded the "petals" under. I was bound and determined to make a flower out of that thing! P.S. Aren't the Tim Holtz buttons gorgeous? Love them!
Next up is a card made with a small oval embroidery hoop from my stash. Something different! Again, more yummy Tim Holtz buttons from the add-on. I used my heart punch to create a little banner. You could also put, "hang in there" as a sentiment with your banner. I love how the little embroidery hoops sort of serve as a shadow box when you back them with paper. You could put all kinds of things inside on the little "shelf" - like a little rattle for a baby card - etc. Here I just used some dimensional buttons to dress up the bottom and a sentiment printed out from my computer.

This tag was created with one of the 7 Gypsies book covers in the kit (there are two)! The other one was used on the True Love layout under the title.

Do you see the white graph rub on? It comes in a big square, but I cut a leaf shape from it before adding it to my tag. Don't be afraid to cut your rub ons into unique shapes!
Did I mention how much I love the houndstooth paper by Pink Paislee? :) I seemed to have used it a lot. On this card, I ran a running stitch along the ribbon, scrunched it up, tied the ends and kind of used it as a little banner on my card. I punched a heart in the paper and then popped it up with pop dots on another circle for dimension.



Last is a dad page ... this kit is perfect for Father's Day pages! I cut the banner paper up and turned the pennants into stars on my page. Added a little bit of machine stitching over the top. 

So there is the Cocoa Daisy kit...so much you can do with it for summer, Father's Day, etc! I can't wait to see what the team did with theirs!

Danielle

19 comments:

Evgenia said...

Your projects are adorable!!!

Lori Gentile said...

You are AMAZING! I love it all!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

oo, i love love all your projects!! love the feel of your true love LO. so cool to use the tickets as journaling spots. love the blooms! love your idea to use the embroidery loop for your card. love the banner and the buttons are beautiful! love your tag! absolutely love your houndstooth card. that trim is so cool. great dad LO! thanks for sharing :)! have a wonderful friday and weekend! *hugs* steph :)

Tessa said...

Danielle,
These are ab-so-lute-ly gorgeous! Every single one!

Danielle said...

Every single one of your projects are gorgeous. I especially LOVE the embroidery hoop card!! I am going to try to make those flowers. Emphasis on "Try" :)

Mommy and Me said...

These are incredible! I love all the detail you always add with still always making the focus the pictures... beautiful creations! Thanks for stopping by my new blog and leaving such a sweet comment...
Chelsea
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Wendy Kwok said...

what you did with this kit is gorgeous!!! Always so inspiring!

Andrea Amu said...

Your projects are always so heartfelt and inspiring,girl! I could stare at all the wonderful details forever!
Love the embroidery hoop card concept and the heart banner is adorable! Love the photos of you and your dh dancing. Good to know that it's not an easy task to glue rubber... sorry you had to find another way, but it sure did turn out cute. Love the faux-chrocheted flowers too. And how clever that you turned the banner triangles into star shapes. I really love the homespun feel! Great stuff!

Hope your weekend is awesome!

Melonie said...

Beautiful as always!!! I love the stars!!

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rae said...

absolutely stunning dani!! i am always in awe of your creative ideas!! you are so very inspiring!
(((hugs)))

Jocelyn said...

Oh what wonderful goodies!!! I just each and every one of them!!! You are such a talented artist and each piece is filled with the most wonderful details!!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!!

Keshka said...

These are beautiful, Danielle!

Kay said...

*Gasp*! So much goodness, I can't stand it! These projects are absolutely divine. You are so creative!! WOW!! ♥♥ Kay

Shirley said...

Beautiful work and love the embroidery hoop card! Very creative!

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Didelis\Gele said...

All work is very beautiful! me like -wow!

Sasha Holloway said...

Is it fair for me to say that I have no idea which one to choose to LOVE first .. oh dear girl you always amaze me with your work so clean and just fabulous ..

LOVE the cards and the dimension in them ..

hugs boo bear.

Rebekah said...

beautiful.. i just love that layout..and the ticket stubs along the side...ahh..love love