Tag mini album for Doodlebug Design

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

This week, I was super excited to start working with the new collection called Over the Rainbow. I wasn't sure what I wanted to create but I quickly decided to make a mini album with the tags patterned paper. I already did that with a previous collection, but they are so easy and fun to make, that I decided to make one again.

This album is not a traditional album with photos, but more of a mini book with 31 pages. I called it "31 Days of Luck", where you can find little lucky and positive quotes for each day in March. 

So I started by cutting apart both sheets of the tag patterned paper. Then I arranged the pages the way I wanted them to go into the book. For the cover, I matted it with a piece of patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pad, to make it a bit wider than the other pages and then I distressed the edges of all of the pages. 

I took out all of the embellishments from the collection and started to decorate the pages one by one, using some quotes from the Chit&Chat pack and looking some up on Pinterest to write them down with a black pen.
For each page, I then added a number from 1 to 31, using the Alphabet Soup stickers.

I also used a Doodle pop and a Shaker Pop, which I think give the book a lot of dimension and bulk.
I chose a big blue metal ring to attach all of the pages and then I added a few different ribbons from my stash to it.

That's it friends. 
This is a very cool gift for a friend or a family member. You can use positive quotes or also say "thank you". 
You could use it as a memory keeping booklet and add some journaling spots to the back of each card to write down some memories... Lots of options here... :)

I hope you had fun reading through the post.
Wish you a great rest of the week.

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Doodlebug products used:

Lots of Love collection

Mini paper clips

Alphabet Soup stickers

Other products used:

Metallic ring


Sending you my Love layout for Doodlebug Design

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Happy Valentine's Day everyone... (even if it was two days ago... we can celebrate love whenever right?:))  I hope you spent a happy day with your loved ones and took cute photos to scrap. 

Well, I was in the mood to use some washi tape for this project... I used washi a lot a few years ago, when I was a planner girl, but I almost never use the washi tapes in the collections lately. I don't really know why... especially the Doodlebug ones are sooo cute! But today, I wanted to use the stamp washi from Lots of Love. It's a wider washi tape and is made in a way that you can rip off individual stamps. I love it.

I wanted to create a grid with dimension using the stamps. So I first cut out a lot of little rectangles from white paper and then I adhered the individual stamps to them, so that they were not sticky anymore and to make them more sturdy. 
I then placed them on my paper in a way that I liked.

I started adhering them to the paper, using liquid glue for some, and foam squares for others, to have different heights and shadows on the layout. I also used two die cut stamps from the Odds&Ends pack and I filled the holes with tiny sticker stamps and enamel stamps and hearts.

When the left side of the layout was done, I matted my photo on a few pieces of patterned paper, distressed the edges and added it to the layout. I then used some of the leftover stamps to create a cluster on the right. I also added a few jewels to the stamps.

For my title, I used a Chit Chat die cut and some Abigail, Sunshine and Alphabet soup alpha stickers. 
To finish it with a pop op color, I added pink splatters. 

I hope you like the layout and are inspired to use this super fun washi tape and the Lots of Love collection too. 

See you soon...

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Doodlebug products used:

Lots of Love collection

Abigail alphas

Sunshine alphas

Alphabet Soup alphas

Other products used:

Pink spray

Sweet Momets layout for Doodlebug Design

Monday, February 13, 2023

Do you remember the super cute Valentine's collection from last year, called Lots of Love? If not, here's a little refresher... I created this heart layout using the fun papers and embellishments from the collection and I love how it turned out.

As usual, when I want to decide what I want to make and how my layout should look, I go through the papers and embellishments. Lately, I've really liked fussy-cutting out the little items from the patterned papers. This time, I decided to cut out a LOT of little flowers from the floral patterned paper called Love you Bunches.

After cutting all of the flowers, I cut out a heart from the Love is in the Air paper. I adhered it to a white sheet of paper using foam squares and then I started placing my flowers. Some of them I adhered behind the heart, others directly on top and the rest I adhered using foam squares. 
Then I went through the other embellishments to find more things to add.

I used a photo I took a few years ago when I met some friends in Brussels. I matted it with two pieces of patterned paper that I distressed and placed it on the layout, overlapping the heart. 

I then added stickers, enamel shapes, Doodle pops and puffy hearts, also overlapping the photo to continue the heart shape.

For my title, I used a die cut from the ChitChat pack and the new Alphabet soup stickers.

Since my page was pretty white, I wanted to add some color with a border. I ripped 1/4 inch stripes of the paper from all of the sides and then adhered it to the same paper I used to cut out the big heart. I also added a doodly border with a black pen and some gold splatters.

On the last picture you can really see how much dimension I created with the different layers and I really love that effect.

Thank you for checking in and see you soon.

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Doodlebug products used:

LOTS OF LOVE collection

Puffy hearts

Alphabet Soup alphas

Other products used:

Black pen

Gold ink

Day-to-Day collection by Doodlebug Design

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Planning gals... this is something you're really going to like! :) I've been a planner girl for years myself and I love to plan my week, write down my to-dos and just have an overview of what is going on during the current week. I also LOVE to use stickers and cool pens and soooo, this new collection, called Day to Day, is just the right thing for me.

Here's my spread for June. It's my birthday month, so it's my favorite month of course, haha :)

The great thing is, that none of the sheets are dated. They are all blank, so you can use them for whichever month and year you want. The monthly sheets exist in a ton of super pretty Doodlebug colors and they are all dotted, which I think is super cute.

The boxes are all big enough to write down a lot of info, plus they have a grid design, which makes it easy to write into. 

On this photo you can see the sticker sheet with the names of the months and the sticker sheets with the transparent numbers. Then you can buy stickers from whichever collection you like (and there are more than enough for each theme, season, holiday, from Doodlebug ;) and stick away... ;).

For my spread, I used the Bubblegum paper and the stickers from the Seaside Summer collection. I love to use Papermate Flair Pens to write in my calendars or planners.

There are tons of possibilities with this new planning system and I really like it.
I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.

Thank you so much for stopping by,

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Doodlebug products used:

Day to Day months stickers

Day to day calendar number stickers

Day to Day 12x12 bubblegum sheet

Seaside Summer mini icons stickers

Other products used:

Papermate Flair pens

Santa Claus is coming layout for Doodlebug Design

I hope you all spent beautiful holidays with your loved ones and took tons of photos (which I often forget...) to scrapbook later.
Here's a layout using the new Candy Cane Lane Shadowbox Insert kit and an old photo I took with a friend.

I wanted to create something a bit different with the products of the kit. I decided to make a thick frame and then adding all the stickers onto that. 

I cut out the frame from white cardstock and tried to fit all the stickers from the 12x6 sticker sheet. And I did, I included almost all of them. Then I also added some of the enamel trees and the jewels. 
To make the frame stand out, I scribbled a line all around, with a pencil, and I adhered it to the paper, using foam. 

I matted my photo with different patterned papers and adhered the photo onto the layout. For my title, I used a sentiment from the Chit Chat pack and added letters from the Alphabet Soup puffy alpha stickers in red. 

To add a bit of color, I used my watercolors in pink, yellow, blue and teal, to add around the frame and photo. 

That's pretty much it guys...;)

I hope you like the layout and are looking forward to create your own Christmas layouts, using Candy Cane Lane. 

Have a great week and happy new year! :)

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Doodlebug products used:

Candy Cane Lane Shadowbox kit

Alphabet Soup puffy stickers

Candy Cane lane Chit Chat pack

Other products used:


Candy Cane Lane layout for Doodlebug

Sunday, December 25, 2022

One of my favorite designs when making layouts, is a grid design. It's been quite a while since I made one, but I made a project two weeks ago, for a grid design challenge I will host, and it was so much fun that I also wanted to make one with the cute Candy Cane Lane collection.

I made this layout, after already making another one that I didn't like at all... Does that happen to you? :) Well, it happens to me sometimes... But this time, it was no problem at all, since I already had the grid design idea that I wanted to make.

So I started by ripping 3x3 squares out of the 6x6 paper pad and 12x12 sheets of patterned papers, using a ruler. I like distressed edges and it's faster to rip the paper, than to cut it and then distress it after... hehe. 
For the square with the Santa on a bike, I used my pink Distress Oxide, to create a frame so that it would stand out more in front of the white background.

I adhered my squares to some vellum, using foam tape and then I ripped the vellum, leaving a narrow vellum border around all my squares.

I adhered them to a 12x12 sheet of white cardstock and then I chose my photo. I matted the photo with some pieces of patterned paper that I also distressed.
The photo is from a few years ago, when my friends and I took some photos for New Years' 2019. It's not a Christmas photo but it matched so good colorwise, that I wanted to use it... and it's just a week after Christmas, soooo still working, right? :)

I chose some die cuts from the Odds&Ends pack, the word "memories" from the Chit&Chat pack and the cute Doodle-pops deer and bird to decorate my page. 

For the title, I added "Winter" to "Memories" with the new Alphabet Soup puffy alpha stickers. Love those!!! :) 

I also had some circles with thread, left from the layout that I didn't like, and I repurposed those into flowers (yes, I took the other layout apart... shhh!!!) I added a circle on top, used an enamel dot in the center and added dimension and texture by pushing the center down.

Then I cut out leaves from a green tag and added those too.

Added some enamel dots and hearts and gold splatters to finish and voilà, all done! :)

I hope you like the layout and thank you for stopping by!

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Doodlebug products used:

Candy Cane Lane collection

Alphabet soup stickers

Other products used:



Gift boxes for Doodlebug Design

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

It's almost Christmas time guys and so it's time to start looking for little gifts... If you are creating some of your presents yourself or want to present your gifts in a super cute way, I have an idea for you. I decorated fun little boxes with the adorable new Santa dies from the Candy Cane Lane collection.

Like I said, in previous posts, I just love the new stackable dies. With these CANDY CANE LANE ones, you can create a little Santa in each and every color you want to.

So to start, I chose the papers I wanted to use. I didn't want to only create red Santas, so I also chose a pink heart patterned paper and a colorful gingham pattern.

Since I also wanted to change up his face a bit, I cut out the face, using the corresponding die, only once and for the other ones, I just traced the outlines, so that I could draw on my face later. 

For the shoes, belt and mittens, I used black and brown and for the belt buckle, I used gold glitter paper. When I paper pieced everything together, I also changed up the arms. For the red Santa, I cut both of them off and adhered them with the arms looking down. For the pink one, I adhered one of the arms a bit lower. 

As you can see from my three characters, even if you only have one die set, you can create a lot of different ones... :)

After adding details, like cheeks, eyes, mouth, white highlights and scribbly lines on the white parts, I adhered my Santas on two circles. A normal one and a scalloped one.
Then I adhered them to a rectangle, that fitted the cover of my box and that I had zigzag-stitched before.

I then decorated a bit more, using die cut pieces from the Chit Chat and Odds&Ends packs and some jewels. 

I also adhered three die cut pieces to wood clips and added those to my designs.

To make the box even more fun, I created tassels, with paper beads, that I made myself, and plastic beads. 

I really love the little boxes and can't wait to gift them to someone.

...Not with the things on this photo though... those are mine... :) Hahahaaa.. 

I hope you enjoyed this little idea and are ready to start crafting.

Wish you a wonderful week...

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Doodlebug Products used:

Candy Cane Lane collection


Wood pins

NEW Alphabet Soup puffy stickers

My Type alpha stickers

Sunshine alpha stickers

Abigail alpha stickers

Other products used:

Gold glitter paper


Embroidery Thread

Kraft boxes

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:


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