Pumpkin Heads layout for Doodlebug Design

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Do you love the warm colors of Fall and the soft sliding into winter...? Well, with this amazingly beautiful collection, you get all oft that. No harsch and cold colors yet, even if Winter is almost here :) 

For this project, I chose to create a very simple, yet colorful and happy layout.


To start, I chose almost all of the patterned papers and cut thin, around 1/3 inch wide, strips. I didn't really take care to be precise while cutting, I just wanted strips with different lengths and approximately the same widths. Then I took a white cardstock as my background and started stitching all of my pieces onto the paper. I used different stitching styles, varying zig-zag stitches and straight stitches.


Then I distressed the edges of the stripes, which I recommend doing BEFORE stitching...;) I went through the die cut pieces and chose flowers and leaves that I placed onto the layout, trying to match the colors a bit with the background stripes.


My photo was already matted with an older orange paper that I had used months ago and then, it had ended back up in my photo collection. I adhered it, using foam tape. Then I adhered all of the florals and looked for a title. I used one of the Chit&Chat die cuts and added some gold Abigail alpha stickers.


Then came the best part of course... adding all the cute embellishments. I used jewels and enamel bees, dots and hearts. 


That's it. All done :)
Super easy, but pretty. 

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon,

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 Doodlebug products used:


Farmers Market collection

Abigail alpha stickers


Other products used:


Sewing thread


 










Famers Market Notepad for Doodlebug Design

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Have you already seen the new adorable notepads from Doodlebug Design? There are two included in the new collection, Farmers Market, one for notes and one for grocery lists. I'm totally in love and that's why I decided to do a project using one of them.


My idea was to create a cover for my notepad, adding a few pockets to insert other notes, lists, tickets and photos.

To start, I cut out two big rectangles and a small rectangle, out of chipboard. I wrapped them with patterned paper and then used a piece of paper to combine all three. 


I used different papers for each part and also used different papers for the inside, in order to use as many patterns and colors as possible, from this beautiful collection.

What I also LOVE in this collection, are the flower dies. With those, you can make as many flowers as you wish. I used six colors of patterned papers in the 6x6 paper pad and cut out a bunch of flowers and leaves.


On the inside of the notepad cover, I used the bottom to attach my notepad and the top to add three pockets, and then added little lists and notes that I cut out from the cutapart paper sheet. 


I also added a little loop next to the notepad, to insert a pen. 
Then I decorated with my die cut flowers, using as many as possible.


On the top of the cover, I added a paper-pieced cat head and then added a lot of flowers and leaves too. I also used Sunshine alpha stickers to write a sentiment. 


To finish, I added a bunch of the jewels that I love so much! :)

That's it guys. 
I love how it turned out and am excited to use it. 
This would also make a perfect gift. :)

See you soon,

 

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Doodlebug products used:


Farmers Market collection

Sunshine alpha stickers


Other products used:


Chipboard




Monster Madness layout for Doodlebug Design

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Hi, I'm back with another layout using Monster Madness. Last week, I created a layout with ghosts, this time I used the main feature of the collection, monsters. 


Of all of the different monsters in the collection, the one I like the most, is this puffy fluffy little candy floss monster. That's what I call it... :) So I decided to draw him and create three of them, using different patterned papers for their bodies, socks, hands and horns. 


At first, I drew tiny dots as their eyes, to copy the illustrations of the collection... but when I went through the die cuts later, I chose these googly eyes die cuts instead. Heheee... I think it gives them such a cute look, even more with two different sized eyes.

So, when the monsters where finished, I prepared my background. I wanted to have this fluffy candy floss texture on the background, so I used my Distress Oxides and daubers to create cloud-like shapes of different colors. Then I also used the Oxides, mixed with water to splatter color over the whole page with a small brush.


When the cardstock was dry, I placed my monsters on it to see where I wanted them to go and where I could add my photo. I matted the photo with different papers from the 6x6 paper pad and then placed it on the layout. When I was happy with the design, I adhered everything using liquid glue and foam squares.


To embellish, I went through the die cuts, enamel stickers, jewels, Doodle Pops and cardstock stickers and added, worm stickers, coming out of the monster's bodies, a spider, jewels, star die cuts and a lollipop and candy sticker. I also added the title which is composed of a Chit&Chat die cut and some Sunshine alpha stickers. 


Are you already full swing into scrapping Halloween photos? I always love Halloween-scrapping, it makes the whole "Summer-is-over" sadness a lot better, hahahaaa... and these cute faces do too :)

Thank you so much for stopping by and see you soon!

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Doodlebug products used:


Monster Madness collection

Sunshine alpha stickers


Other products used:


Distress Oxides











Halloween at the park layout for Doodlebug Design

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

This is Halloween, this is Halloween... Pumpkins scream in the dead of night... :) 

Halloween season is back and it's time to start scrappin' some Halloween photos. 

For this layout, I used the brand new Halloween collection called Monster Madness and I created a fun and colorful ghost page.


I just love the new collection and all the cute designs on the patterned papers. I, of course... LOVE the one with all the googly eyes and needed to fussy cut those out. I also adore the one with all the clouds and decided to fussy cut some of those too. 


I started the page by creating three grey clouds, using a dabber and black ink. I made those by smearing the ink in circle shapes until I had those circles forming a cloud. 
Then I used a pencil and traced around the corners to make them stand out more and separating them from the white background. I sprinkled paint in gold, white and pink and let everything dry.


For my ghosts, I just drew all the shapes on white and colored cardstock and cut the pieces out. Then I assembled everything, after giving the shapes some color with my Distress Oxides. I added detail with my black pen and white acrylic pen. I love how cute they look and the eyes are inspired by the super cute googly-eyes patterned paper... But I'm sure you already guessed that ;)


I used a photo of myself when I was at Europa-Park a few years ago. I matted it with some pieces of paper from the 6x6 paper pad. For the title, I used a sticker from the 12x12 sticker sheet and some My Type alpha stickers.


I adhered my ghosts and the photo to the page and then embellished with all the fussy cut elements, stickers, enamel shapes and jewels. 

I really love how cute it turned out with all the little eyes and clouds, hehe... :)



Have a great Halloween season, 
see you soon,

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 Doodlebug products used:

Monster Madness collection

Cardstock

My type alpha stickers


Other products used:

Acrylic pens

Distress Oxides













Autum Day layout for Doodlebug Design

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Okay... So summer's officially over and I need to turn the page... which is always super hard for me... :) I LOVE summer!!! Here in Luxembourg, fall is not always super beautiful, it's not the warm orange and yellow kinda fall, it's the grey, cloudy and cold kinda fall. But I'll light some candles on those rainy days and I'll be fine. At least the scrapbooking collections are pretty. Here's my first layout with this older Doodlebug collection, called Pumpkin Spice.


I did it again! I chose a patterned paper and started cutting out all the little designs. This time, it was leaves. So after cutting them out, I needed to decide on a design for my page. I decided to go with this plus sign shape. I matted my photo with two patterned papers, adhered it to the background, then started placing my leaves on top and bottom and on the sides of the photo. I also chose three Doodle Pops that I placed between all the leaves.


I then gave the leaves some dimension by pressing the centers down with my fingers and adhered them to the paper using liquid glue. I used watercolors and added some yellow in some places between the leaves. Then I went through the Odds&Ends die cuts and chose leaves, ladybugs, acorns, pinecones, mushrooms, birds... 


I added the leaves using foam squares and adhered them to the page using some tangled thread underneath. I also adhered the other die cuts with foam squares to make them stand out.


At the end, I added watercolor splatters in teal and orange and enamel dots and jewels. For my title, I chose two words from the Chit&Chat die cuts.


I hope you like the fall vibes and are ready for Fall photoshoots and scrapbooking.

See you soon,

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 Doodlebug products used:

Pumpkin Spice collection


Other products used:

Thread

Watercolors


 













Summer Layout for Doodlebug Design

Monday, September 19, 2022

Summer's slowly moving to the end but I'm still super motivated to scrap summer photos, even when seeing Halloween stuff everywhere... :) 

For this project, I'm using the wonderful Seaside Summer collection and scrapping a photo from three years ago, when I spent time with my friends at the Bahamas. 


When Starting this layout, I went through the papers and chose a red one with Hibiscus flowers and a green one with leaves. I already cut out a ton of shells for a layout, a few weeks ago, so now I did it again. I fussy cut out a lot of red flowers and green leaves. I wanted to fill the page with them. 

After cutting out the flowers, I chose patterned papers and cut out letters to write the word SUMMER. I distressed the edges and adhered them to some vellum. Then I cut them out again, leaving a vellum border and distressing the edges again. 


I adhered the letters to my white cardstock using thin foam tape and then started adding my flowers. At first, I just placed them everywhere I wanted, to see if I liked it, before adhering them permanently to my page with liquid glue. I gave them some dimension, by pressing the center of the flowers down and by bending the leaves. 


Then I chose some Doodle Pops to add to my page. I wanted to use this cocktail glass with the straw... Even though I think it's too detailed in that spot of the page, I couldn't not use it... it was just too perfect with the photo. :)

Then I used some sea animals and the sand castle. 


To give the flowers a pop of color, I used enamel dots and jewels to adhere to their centers. 
To finish the layout, I added watercolor in two places and splattered some paint.




I think the layout turned out fun and cute and colorful. 
I hope you're inspired to do some fussy cutting, It always pays out in the end... :)

Have a good week, see you!

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Doodlebug products used:

Summer Seaside collection


Other products used:

Watercolors

White acrylic marker









Beach Sand Sun Layout for Doodlebug Design

Guys, I can't get over how much I love summer!!! :) The sun, the colors, the heat, the good times, the laughters, the blue sky... YESSS! :) I loved creating this new colorful layout using the SEASIDE SUMMER collection with one of my latest beach photos.


For this layout, I wanted to use this cool striped patterned paper as a background. I like using backgrounds like this and placing things on the different stripes. Here, I had the idea of placing cute little clouds on the stripes and decorating them with flower clusters. 

I started by cutting out the sun and adhering it to the bottom. Then I drew clouds, cut them out and placed them as I wanted them. I distressed the edges of the sun and clouds and also used my Distress Oxides on them to give everything more dimension and interest. 


I drew some lashes on the sun and gave it a nose and then I chose the flowers and leaves I wanted to use. I cut away some of the white around all of the die-cut pieces and then placed them on my background. I cut more and more (always more... :), until I was happy with the way it looked. I adhered them using liquid glue, after giving them a bit of shape, by pressing my fingers in the middle of each flower and leaf. 


I wanted to give the sun, clouds and stripes on the background even more definition. So I used a pencil and drew thin scribbly lines next to the edges of each shape. 


Then I matted my photo, added it to my layout and also added a title. The title are word die-cuts from the Chit&Chat pack. I cut off some white around those too. To finish, I added some stickers to the clusters, a toucan, a crab and a shell and I also added enamel dots and jewels. Some white sprinkles and... voilà, layout done!


I hope you like the idea and are inspired to use this cool striped paper. :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Doodlebug products used:

Seaside Summer collection
Yellow cardstock
White cardstock

Other products used:
Pencil
Acrylic pen (Montana Marker)









Good times layout for DOODLEBUG

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

OMG... I just love the new collection, called SEASIDE SUMMER. It's so cute and fresh and you just want to put on your swimsuit and go to the beach when you look at it... :) I decided to create a layout for my first project using this collection... layouts are my favorite thing to do when creating.

So here's what I came up with... I totally love it... heheee!


When I went through the patterned papers for the first time, I noticed this adorable paper with tiny shells and starfish. I knew it was going to be a lot of fussy cutting, but I absolutely wanted to create something with these.

I came up with the idea to create beaded strands with the shells, sequins and glass beads. 


So to start, I cut out a lot of teeny tiny shells. Then I chose matching colors of sequins from my Doodlebug sequins collection and I added some tiny glass beads from my stash.

Before I began with the threading of the strands, I chose a photo, matted it with some pieces of patterned paper and added it to my white background.



To create the beachy, tropical strands, I used a holographic thread (that you can't really see anymore...:) and threaded the paper pieces, beads and sequins, just using the colors randomly in order to have a very colorful result.
I pierced the thread through the paper, added the embellishments and went through the paper again to attach the strand to it.


I wanted the pieces to stay put more or less, so I put a tiny bit of glue behind each shell. 

To decorate some more, I wanted to add three flower clusters. I used flowers and leaves from the Bits&Pieces pack, gave them some dimension by bending them and placed them in three different spots, also adding some tangled thread. 

Then I quickly added my title; a piece from the Chit Chat pack. To finish with some more details, I addded super small enamel dots and jewels around the three flower spots. And after that, I also sprinkled some paint. 


I'm super happy with how this turned out and will for sure use this technique again :)

See you soon... I hope you are spending a beautiful summer.:)



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Doodlebug products used:

Seaside Summer collection

Sequins



Other products used:

Thread

Glass beads

 











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