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:


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:
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


Other products used:


Glass beads


Love coming home layout for DOODLEBUG DESIGN

For this layout I was in the mood for something simple, yet colorful and happy. I decided to go with the Shadowbox kit and create a layout with it...

For my background, I absolutely wanted to use this rainbow patterned paper which I love so much!! 
To start, I drew a circle on the paper. I chose my photo and backed it with a piece of patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pad, then I adhered it to the background. 

I used the Shadow Box kit from the My Happy Place collection which consists of cardstock stickers, a pack of jewels and a pack of enamel shapes. I adhered the photo first to see where I needed to place all the rest. Then I started with the big stickers and adhered them in a balanced way, considering the colors and the size. Then I went smaller and smaller, filling up more and more of the space. To fill up the last tiny holes, I used the tiny enamel dots and jewels.

To create a bit of dimension and interest and to have a visual triangle, I adhered three of the stickers using thick foam squares and adding tangled thread behind them. 
For the title, I used a die cut from the Chit&Chat pack and some alpha stickers in three different fonts.

To add a last little accent, I stitched a circle all round the stickers, using white thread and a chainlink stitch. Then I added white splatters. 

I think I'll be using more of this collection the next months, because I quit my job as a teacher to work from home 100% and I'm super excited. So I'll be able to spend a lot of time with my kitty and take more home photos, heheeee! :)

This kind of layout is also a cool idea to use up a lot of left over stickers from any collection. You can even create other shapes, it always looks cute. :)

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!

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Doodlebug Products used:

- My Happy Place collection

- My Happy Place Shadow Box kit

Other products used:

- White embroidery thread

- White paint

- Black thread

This is us layout for Doodlebug Deisgn

Monday, July 25, 2022

I love collections that have amazing colors and that are super versatile and easy to use for every occasion or theme. This collection is like that for sure and I love the amazing color scheme. I decided to go with a layout this week and to scrap an old picture on which I had friends over at my house.

For this layout I wanted to use a maximum of all the patterned papers. An easy way to do that is to choose one of your punches and to punch out shapes from every paper. Here, I used a 1 inch and 1 1/2 inch square punch. I cut some of them in four, to have mini squares too. 

I wanted to place the squares a bit randomly on the page and to integrate the photo later. So I placed my squares on the layout, starting with the big ones, after distressing the edges and corners of each square. Then I placed the smaller ones, also layering them on the bigger ones. 

When I had everything placed on my background, I chose a place for the photo and matted it with some scraps of paper before adhering it to the layout with foam tape. 

I went through all the embellishments and chose enamel dots and enamel shapes, fussy-cut flowers and some mini Doodle Pops to decorate the squares and the page.

For my title, I chose one of the Chit & Chat word die cuts saying: "This is us" and I also cut out the letters "Home sweet Home" from a banner. 
To finish I splattered gold paint.

I hope you enjoyed the process and are excited to use this collection too...:)

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Doodlebug products used:

My happy place collection

Other products used:

Heidi Swapp Color Shine


Cute cards for Doodlebug Design Team

Monday, July 11, 2022

For this project, I was in the mood of creating some cards. What I really love about the Doodlebug collections, is that you get a matching cards pack with every collection. So no need to create a card base before you start, you just grab one of the designs in the pack and start embellishing.

I'm a big fan of layering and dimension and I'm super jealous of the talented crafters that create those amazing layered embellishments with stitching and tulle and all the things... I'm really better at making layouts and still need to practice my layering. But I thought I'd give it a go and I'm very happy with the result.

There are three main things that I did to make my embellishing look thick, dimensional and fluffy. First I created a rosette. Second thing is, I stitched a piece of tulle behind some die cut words. And the last thing is... obviously... that I used thick foam squares ;)

I decided to go traditional and use two simple card bases in red and yellow. I made two rosettes, one black and white striped and one with rainbow colors. To start, I glued some pompoms behind the rosettes and attached the rosettes to the bases using foam squares.
Then I went through the flower and leaves die cuts from the Bits&Pieces pack and adhered those behind and on top of the rosettes. 

For the sentiment, I used a big word die cut from the Chit&Chat pack and zig-zag stitched it to a piece of tulle. I then used thick foam squares to attach it to the rosette. 
I then added some embellishments to the "construction" ;) like enamel dots and shapes, Doodle Pops, which added even more dimension, and stickers. For a final little touch, I glued a tiny flower to a even tinier paper clip and attached it to a flower. I also splattered some paint on the cards.

I'm super happy with how the cards turned out and am already excited to gift them to someone :). 
I hope you like the inspiration.
Thank you for stopping by and see you very soon!

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Doodlebug products used:

My Happy Place collection

Tiny paper clips

Other products used:

Pompom trim in white and pink

Tulle in pink and teal

 White thread

White paint

I love being Home layout for Doodlebug Design

Monday, June 27, 2022

I had so much fun creating my first layout with the new My Happy Place collection! The colors are so cute and I love the added interest with the mini polka dots. I decided to scrap a photo of my cat.

For my background, I used three different patterned papers. The one with the scalloped border is called Garden party. I cut out the middle part of the paper and a 3mm border around it. Then I backed it with a red and a yellow patterned paper, which are called Hello Sunshine and The Neighborhood. 

The cat is a Doodlebug cutfile called Happy Cats and is from the Happy Haunting collection.  I cut it out from Doodlebug cardstock, put a bit of color around the edges with my Distress Oxides and put the pieces together. Then I added some details with my white acrylic pen. 

I backed my photo with some papers from the 6x6 paper pad. To back my photos, I always use 4 or 5 random rectangles of patterned paper that I rip off using a ruler. Then I put them behind the photo in a way that you can see each color peaking out around the photo.

I placed my cutfile cat and my photo on the background and then started embellishing. I used a lot of flowers from the Bits&Pieces pack on the cat and put enamel dots in the centers of the flowers. I used a die cut piece from the Chit&Chat pack for my title and backed it with a rainbow striped patterned paper. 

I also used a little Doodle Pop house next to my cat and finished the title with alpha stickers. 

To finish the layout, I added some white paint around the cat. 
I really love this collection. The colors are totally my thing!

Hope you like the process and see you back soon! :)

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Doodlebug products used

My Happy Place collection

Colored cardstock

Sunshine and Skinny alpha stickers

Cutfile 389956

Other products used:

White paint

Shadow Box from Doodlebug Design and matching Lots of Love kit

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Have you seen the new Shadow Boxes and Shadow Box kits? 

If you don't, you really need to check them out. You get two different colors of shadow boxes (frames) and kits from various Doodlebug collections to go along. Of course, you don't necessarily need to use the shadow boxes to create something with the stickers and jewels in the kits, but I made my first project using them with a black shadow box and I think they're really cute!

The idea is to fill in a space with as many embellishments as you can. The way I did it and I think that's the best way to do it, is to start with the big stickers and go smaller and smaller until you only have tiny spaces left where you can use the smallest jewels. 

As a background, I used a pink dotted patterned paper from the Petite Prints pads. I cut it to size and then traced a heart on it. I started with the large cardstock stickers and then went smaller and smaller, using small stickers, enamel shapes and then jewels and tiny stickers. 

I really love that you can do whichever shape you want and use the kit for many other things... I'm thinking about a cover for a mini album... :)

When I was done with the heart, I put the paper into the shadow box and then used some alpha stickers to write Lots of Love onto the frame. 

I hope you are inspired to create something pretty with this new product. It's super easy and turns out so cute! HAVE FUN!

See you soon,

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Doodlebug products used:

Shadow Box in black

Lots of Love shadow box kit

Alpha stickers

Dots/Stripes Petite Prints

Layout with Down on the Farm collection for Doodlebug Design

Monday, May 30, 2022

I'm so in love with the super cute collection Down on the Farm and I totally understand that it's been one of the most loved collections from Doodlebug so far. The color scheme is amazing, the patterns beautiful and the animals just adorable. After creating some small cards with the collection, I decided to make a layout.

I started by flipping through the papers and decided to go with one of my faves, a paper that also caught my eye the first time I went through all the papers, a denim blue paper with little pockets. Love it!!! I cut out three of the pockets and hand-stitched the existing pattern of each pocket. 

I wanted to fill the pockets with flowers. I chose a few papers from the coordinating Petite Prints pack of patterned paper that have a gingham pattern on one side and a linen pattern on the other side. Then I also went to my stash and used the striped/dotted 6x6 paper pad to have some more colors for my flowers. 

I love creating these flowers. They are so fast and easy to make and just look adorable. I always hand-cut out a wonky five-petaled flower shape, without tracing first. It's the best when it's super wonky and all the shapes look different! :) Then I layer them going from big to small... obviously... after shaping them a bit with my fingers, to give them more dimension:)  I topped them with a large enamel dot. I you want to add even more dimension and detail, you can distress the edges and add some tangled thread between layers.  

I also cut out leaves from green paper and then I placed everything on my layout. 
For the background, I chose a teal wood grain patterned paper that I really love. I added some white paint to brighten it up and add texture and also splattered some white paint. 

I adhered the pockets and flowers to the background and then went through the stickers of the collection to chose some things to embellish the pockets. Since we're three on the photo, I added three pigs to one of the pockets ;), then I added a tree and a mouse and also some grass with flowers and a sun. 

I matted the photo and adhered it to the layout too. To finish the layout I added the title and a little cluster with a fence, tree, chicken, and flower on the right side of the photo. Since the fence goes out of the layout, I wanted to balance the whole thing and do the same of the left side. So I added a piece of fence there too and a chick. 

I'm really happy with how cute this layout turned out... :) I'm excited to see your layouts with this collection and for more inspo, check out the blog every day and see the amazing creations from the team. 
See you soon lovelies,

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Doodlebug products used:

Down on the Farm Collection

Stripes / Dots Petite Prints

Skinny and Sunshine Alpha Stickers

Pink enamel dots

Other products used:

White acrylic paint

Acrylic pen

Blue embroidery thread


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