Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Fun at the park... That's what I had last week, when I visited Disneyland Paris after 3 years. Normally, I go there a few times every year... but I really didn't want to have a half-good experience, wearing a mask... :)) So after my trip, I decided to make a layout, with one of the photos I took on that trip :)


To start, I went through my Fun at the Park collection and decided to use the paper with the film strips. I also wanted to use the paper frills in red and yellow. So I cut out three film strips and cut out some of the parts with the "images" (white parts), to be able to back them with little cute pictures from the collection. After doing that, I adhered two frills on each side of the main strip. I think that looks super cool. 


As a background I used a super light pink cardstock from Bazzil. I also had two mickey heads left, that I cut out of patterned paper, from a previous layout. I decided to stitch a border on those and use them on the layout. I matted my photo with a few pieces of patterned paper and then I placed all the elements on the page to see how I wanted everything to look.


Then I adhered everything in place, using liquid glue and foam squares, to have different dimensions. I also added some more paper frills behind the film strips. Since the left side of the layout is a lot more clean and naked, I decided to add some distressed look to the mickey heads. I used a blue and black gelato and a dauber to rub some dark color onto them. 


I went through all of the embellishments and chose some die cut pieces from the Chit&Chat pack and from the Odds&Ends pack. I also decided to use the camera shaker pop.


A few Jewels here and there and the layout was done :)

I love those Mickey colors, and of course they match my photo perfectly.

I hope you've been having some good times in parks lately and have taken some cool photos to scrap and use your Fun at the Park collection.

See you soon, 


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Doodlebug products used:


Fun at the Park collection


Other products used:

Pink cardstock from Bazzil

Gelatos

Emroidery thread 












Friday, May 6, 2022

Do you have some farm photos or cute farm animal photos you wanna scrap? Well here's the perfect collection for you. This week we got to work with Doodlebug Design's (older) collection Down on the Farm and I love it!


I don't think I made cards yet, since I've been on the Doodlebug design team, so this time, I decided to make some small cards. There's this adorable patterned paper included in the collection where you have nine bandanas in different colors and I absolutely fell in love with it! So it was clear to me, that I needed to use this paper. I cut all the squares apart, distressed the edges and then created white card bases for them to adhere them to. 


Then I went through all of the embellishments and created clusters, adhering the different pieces with liquid glue, foam tape and foam squares to have different dimensions.
I used die cut pieces, stickers, Doodle Pops, Jewels, enamel dots and shapes and colored thread.


I love going through everything and choosing stuff that goes together, creating little scenes and topping them off with Jewels and enamel dots. I also always add some highlights with a white pen to have even more dimension. 

I really enjoy using cut apart papers like this one with embellishments. It makes it super easy to create cute cards that you can keep in a drawer and use anytime you need them. The Chit Chit die cuts are also always a plus, because you don't need to think about finding a cute quote or sentiment, there's everything you need in the die cut pack. For each card I tried to find a sentiment that would match the animal I used on it. :)

Here are all the cards I created... My favorite one is the blue one with the barn and cow... I just love that color-combo.






That's it, it was as easy as that :)

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon with another Down on the Farm project.



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Doodlebug products used:


Down on the Farm collection

Jewels

Enamel dots



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Thread










Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Ohhhh, how I love to make Easter projects!!! Heheeeee, always so cute and fun! This week, I decided to make a bunny-mini-album in rainbow colors... :)


Before deciding what I was going to do, I checked out all my Doodlebug cutfiles. I saw this fun little bunny and first thought of making a layout... but then I changed my mind and decided to make a mini album. Since I have a lot of 12x12 patterned papers from Doodlebug, with cool patterns and in all of the rainbow colors (called Petite Prints), I wanted to use rainbow colors for my pages. 


So I chose all of my papers and then used them with my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the shapes. The cover is made from the bunny cutfile with all of the tiny pieces to make the bunny. For the pages, I only cut out the outline of the bunny. To give a bit of interest to the pages, I created little pockets out of vellum, I also machine-stitched around all of the pages and I distressed the edges a bit.


On the cover, I hand-stitched all around the bunny, I love how that looks. :) I also added enamel sprinkles to the carrot, flower stickers to the bunny's head and a flower sticker to its belly. The flowers are from the Lots of Love collection. 

Then came the fun part of going from page to page and adhering photos and all kinds of embellishments. I used stickers, enamel shapes, Doodlepops and Chit Chat die cuts from last year's Easter collection called Hippity Hoppity. 

Take a look at the pages.











I put die cuts in my little vellum pockets, but of course, you can also put photos in there or hide little notes behind the die cuts. :) 

I also needed a charm tassel... I created this one in my last workshop with my girls... :) love the pink chicken...:)

This project was great to showcase the amazingly beautiful patterned papers of the Petite Prints collections. The colors are so vibrant and the patterns so fun. LOOOOOVE! :) 
Oh, I almost forgot... did you see that I also used the paper to put a bit of color in all of the bunnies ears? Heheee, cute right?

Hope you like my little mini and I wish everyone a wonderful Easter Day! 


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Doodlebug products:

Hippity Hoppity collection

Floral stickers from Lots of Love

Petite Prints:

6087 Ladybug Floral-Graph

5058 Mandarin Swiss Dot

6117 Lemon Dot-Stripe

5433 Citrus Gingham-Linen

6095 Limeade Floral-Graph

5065 Pistachio Swiss-Dot

6123 Bubbleblue Dot-Stripe

5439 Blue Jean Gingham-Linen

6101 Orchid Floral-Graph

5053 Bubblegum Swiss Dot

6108 Cupcake Dot-Stripe

Cutfile: D-353139


Other products used:

Charm tassel

Embroidery thread in teal

Binder ring in teal

Vellum









Springy Feelings Layout for Doodlebug Design

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

It's that time of the year again... no, not Christmas... Easter :) I love decorating with bunnies and sheep and chicks and using pastel colors everywhere. So to start with my Easter layouts, I went with the Easter collection from last year, called Hippity Hoppity and I mixed in a few little embellishments from other collections and from the basics.



A wreath design is always a good choice when you want to use a ton of embellishments. This layout came together pretty fast, since I only needed to find the embellishments that I wanted to use and basically create a circle with those. 

I mainly used stickers and die cuts from the Hippity Hoppity collection. I decided to give the eggs and little characters more dimension and interest to make them stand out more. So for the eggs, I stitched some patterns into them, using embroidery thread. For the little characters, I used my Distress Oxides to give them cheeks and a colored border. 


I also distressed the edges of the characters, I just love that effect. To start with the wreath, I placed the big eggs and characters on my prepped patterned paper, first. You always want to start with the bigger embellishments and then going smaller and smaller. I adhered them to the page using foam squares and foam tape.


Then I started placing my middle-sized things. Like smaller eggs, flowers and leaves. I tried to fill the circle more and more, being careful to create a perfect shape. Then came the small embellies, like mini eggs, tiny flowers etc. just before adding the final touches, the enamel dots.



When placing the super small objects, try to fill in any gaps that remain and to keep a perfect circle. 
I also used the enamel dots in the center of the flowers, to decorate some eggs and I used tiny black ones on the eyes of the characters. 

For my title, I went super simple. I used the Abigail and Sunshine alpha stickers.



I love creating wreaths, they are super fun to make and as I said, you can use a ton of embellishments, which I really love! I hope you were inspired to start your Easter projects too. I look forward to the new spring collections from Doodlebug, I can't wait. :)

See you soon...


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Doodlebug products used:


Hippitiy Hoppity collection

Abigail stickers

Sunshine stickers

Black enamel dots

Floral die cuts from Lots of Love


Other products used:


Embroidery thread

Gesso

Distress Oxides







Love you Friend layout for Doodlebug

Monday, March 7, 2022

Doodlebug cutfiles are just the best for fast and cute layouts :) I LOVE them!

For this layout, I decided to go with three different cutfiles to scrap a photo I took in Hawaii.


So I chose a palm tree cutfile, a pineapple cutfile and a sun cutfile, all from Fun at the Park. After my machine had cut all of the pieces, I assembled them. What I like to do before assembling, is using a dauber and my Distress Oxides to give the pieces more dimension and shadows. 


Then I prepared my background. I used a baby wipe and my Gelatos in pink, yellow and blue to put some color down. Then I used a dauber and white acrylic paint to make some dots and make it look a bit like bokeh. I really love this technique, it's so easy and so cute. I also splattered some white paint on the page.


When the background was dry, I placed all my pieces on it. I matted my photo with four ripped pieces of patterned paper and also placed it on the layout. Since the bottom was a bit naked, I decided to use two ripped strips of a green paper with flowers from the Fairy Garden collection.


Then I went through the flowers from Lots of Love and used a lot of those to decorate my page. I adhered jewels to the centers of the flowers. I really love how that looks.
For my title, I used green Abigail alpha stickers and a blue Chit Chat die cut word. 

This layout came together super fast, thanks to the cutfiles and looks so summery that I can't wait to finally have warm weather again. :) (Today was sunny but freeeeeeeezing cold...)


Thank you so much for stopping by and go check out the amazing Doodlebug cutfiles in the Silhouette Store :)


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Doodlebug products used:

- Patterned papers from Fairy Garden
- Flower die cuts from Lots of Love
- Abigail alpha stickers
- Colored Cardstock
- Jewels
- Cutfiles: 
FUN AT THE PARK
- Sunshine

Other products used:

- Gelatos
Distress Oxides





MINI ALBUM for Doodlebug Design

Do you ever go through a collection and see one of the papers and then immediately know what you want to do with it? Well that happened to me with this project... :) I knew right away what I wanted to create with the tags patterned paper and how I wanted it to look...


This was a super easy project because you have the inside pages of the mini album, by just cutting apart the tags patterned paper sheet... So after I did that, I measured the tags to see how big my cover and back would need to be.

Then I cut out the necessary piece of paper from that pretty pink hearts patterned paper and also two rectangular pieces of chipboard, to have a sturdy cover and back. I put everything together and folded the long rectangular piece in two spots to create the cover, spine and back. 


To make the inside prettier and hide the chipboard, I added a piece of floral paper, after sandwiching a piece of glitter tulle between chipboard and patterned paper to have something to close the album shut in the end. 


To add the pages inside the album, I used a metal ring and hot-glued it to the back piece of the album. I then added all of the tags that I had previously decorated with all the prettiness of die-cut pieces, stickers, Doodle-Pops, enamel dots... 

Here are some of the pages...







At the back of each tag, you can add photos and text. 

The last step was decorating the cover and adding some beads and a tassel...



To embellish the cover, I used some of the flowers form the die-cuts that I layered and added a tiny pompom on top. I also used the word LOVE YOU from one of the Doodle-Pops. 
Then I took an elastic string in pink and added beads and charms. I wrapped it around the spine three times and made a knot on the inside of the album. 

I also made a tassel using the same beads and charms and attached it to the metal ring.



I really love how cute it looks.

Even if Valentine's Day is over, that doesn't mean we can't say "I love you" anymore right? And this is a super cute gift for everyone to whom you want to tell you love them.

Thank you so much for stopping by... LOVE YOU guys... ;)


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Doodlebug products used:


Lots of Love collection


Other products used:


Beads and charms

Elastic string

Pompoms

Metallic chain

Metallic ring

Glitter tulle












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