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Crate Paper – Cool Kid perfect for Big Kids too

Hi there Sheena here again.

Today I want to share some layouts I’ve created using the Crate Paper range – Cool Kid. I know this range is designed for scrapping young boys and i nearly over looked it for exactly that reason but on closer inspection I loved the colour combination in this range & and wanted to see how I could use it to scrap big kids.



For my first page I focused on the dinosaur embellishments and I when I looked through my photos I had loads I could use with this theme, this one was taken at Wookey Hole!


To create a spiky tooth like look to the Cool Kid Hooray paper I used the pattern of the paper to cut a regular triangle pattern which I then folded back on its self. I misted a piece of cardstock as my base before adding the Hooray paper over the top using foam pads for dimension. I really like how it breaks up this busy paper. The photo was layered with tags and paper from the Cool Kid 6×6 paper pad before adding the dinosaurs.




For this page focusing on travel, I used the Cool Kid Adventure paper as my background, this is my most favourite paper in the whole collection. Initially I was going to cut it up but I couldn’t bare too!!


So to highlight its beautiful layered look I hand stitched the layers as if they they were quilted together in coordinating floss. I clustered my matted photo and embellishments in one corner to show off the Cool Kid Adventure paper. The title is an acrylic word from the ephemera die cuts pack which I shortened from explorer to explore to suit my theme.




For my last page I focused on the doggy embellishments in the Cool Kid range. Now we don’t have a dog but my daughter is a huge fan of Snapchat & its filters & on a long car journey had we looking like a panda, rabbit & a dog as you see here!


Go go with the doggy theme I cut a suitable title with my silhouette cameo & backed it with patterned paper. I used one of the tags in the ephemera die cut pack as a template to cut more from the 6×6 paper pad then layered the embellishments and stickers over them. I used enamel dots to recreate doggy paw prints too.


I hope these pages inspire you to have a look at ranges in the shop which you wouldn’t normally go for. You will be pleasantly surprised.

Till next time x


Products used

Crate Paper

Cool Kid





  1. Jo

    These are great Sheena. Love the idea of cutting triangles into geometric patterned paper and folding it over. Cute doggy paw prints too!

  2. julie

    loving these bright colourful pages. my fave is the dog one, i have so many photos like that, love snapchat