You're sweet layout for Doodlebug Design

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Are you the kind of person that loves inviting friends over and preparing food and spending amazing moments together? I definitely am and this week I'm sharing a layout using one of the photos I took on such a night. The Made with Love collection was perfect to document this cute photo...

For this layout, I first chose the five patterned papers I wanted to use for my strips. I kiiiind of created this rainbow look, going from yellow to red... (yeah... like I said... kind of... no really though :) To have this messy look, I ripped the paper, instead of cutting it. I love it when you can see the white ripped borders. So when I was done adhering the strips, I went back and folded over the edges to create texture and dimension.

Then I matted my photo on four different pieces of patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pad and adhered it to the layout using foam tape. 
For the decoration, I wanted icons that went with the cupcake theme, since I wanted to use the word "cupcakes" in my title. I chose ingredients and utensils that were cupcake-making related, from the die-cut pack. To make the white borders a bit smaller, I trimmed them off a bit and then distressed the edges. 

I started placing the embellishments on the layout and when I was happy with the result, I adhered them using small foam dots.
Then I went and chose some Doodle Pops, jewels and enamel shapes to add. I loooove the the teeny tiny jimmies and Hershey's kisses and the cracked egg... so cuuute! :)

As you can see on the photos, the layout has a lot of dimension, which I really love!

For my title, I wanted to use "cupcakes" as main word, but in the Chit Chat die-cut pack, there was only the word "cupcake", without the "s". So I wrote the word on a patterned paper myself and cut it out. Then adhered it to white paper and cut it out again. I love that outlined look. For the rest of the title, I chose letters from the Abigail, Sunshine and Alphabet Soup alphas. Love having a big range of different fonts and colors to choose from for my titles. 

See you soon scrappy peeps...!

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Doodlebug products used

Made With Love collection

Abigail Alpha

Sunshine Alpha

Alphabet Soup Alpha

Friendship layout for Doodlebug Design

Monday, February 5, 2024

We're almost back to Valentine's Day guys, so it's time to get those pink and red collections out of your drawers... :) This week I'm using LOTS OF LOVE for this cute Love layout.

As I love to fussy cut things out of paper, I decided to go with the FOREVER FLOWERS paper from the collection and relax a bit while cutting out a lot of those tiny little flowers. My idea was to create a heart with them. 
At first, I wanted the heart to be straight and be in the center of the page but when I put my photo on top, I changed my mind and placed everything the way you see it on the page now.

So when I had decided how to place everything, I adhered my photo to a piece of white card stock and then to a piece of the same patterned paper I used to cut the flowers out of. I distressed the edges and placed the photo where I wanted it to be, without adhering it.

Then I started to place all of my little flowers, creating the shape of a heart and trying to keep the same distance between the left edge of the heart and the edge of the paper, as the right edge of the photo and the right edge of the paper. I love my things to be balanced... :)

When I had everything placed exactly how I wanted to, I adhered the photo and then all of the flowers. I bent all of the flowers in the center to create dimension. Then I added tiny enamel hearts and jewels from the collection in the small gaps in between the flowers. 

I just love how it looks, it really turned out very cute. 
To give the layout more color and fullness, I added four strips of paper, I cut out from the SPRINKLED WITH LOVE paper, to create a frame. I also used a fine black pen to add a scribbly line all around. 

To finish, I added a title, three ladybug Doodlepops and some gold splatters.

See you soon and happy Valentine's Day :)

Doodlebug Products used:

Lots of Love collection

Other products used: 

Heidi Swap Color Shine in Gold

Snow Cold layout for Doodlebug Design

Are you all having fun taking snow photos? Or is it Summer where you live right now? Well... I think everyone knows I'm a huge fan of Summer, but... when it snows and everything is white, I really love the atmosphere and calmness outside. This year, as soon as it looked like that, I took some photos in the snow to be ready for Winter layouts next year... :)

For this layout, which is kind of a matching layout to the one I made two weeks ago, I used another photo of that Winter wedding I went to a few years ago.

I used the super fun Snow Much Fun collection and created kind of a snowy scene whit a big paper-pieced snowman and his friends.

To start, I ripped pieces of papers SNOW MUCH FUN and FROZEN FLURRY and used those as hills and for the sky. I distressed the edges and then bended them over a bit to give them more texture. I love doing this, because the edges cast a small shadow on the paper and it really makes a big difference in the end result.

I created a paper pieced snowman using white cardstock and two pieces of patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pad. I love giving my paper pieced characters a black outline, so I did that on my snowman as well as on the other die cut pieces I chose, the Yeti and the snow fox. 

I matted my photo on two rectangles of paper from the 6x6 paper pad and distressed the edges too. I added the photo to the layout and then started adding my cuties. From the Odds&Ends pack, I used the fox and Yeti and also some green trees. Then I used puffy snowmen heads, puffy snowflakes and puffy trees.

I cut out two clouds from white paper to add to the sky and then added more snowflake stickers and some jewels. For my title I used the word "snow" from he Chit Chat pack and black Sunshine Alpha stickers to write the word "cold". 

I'm not used to make layouts that have no pink in them but I really have to say that the colors of this collection are just tooooo cute!!! :)

See you soon... this time back with pink layouts... can you guess the theme??? :)

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Doodlebug products:

Snow Much Fun collection

Other products:

Orange cardstock

Black pen

Distress Oxide

Winter Chillin' layout for Doodlebug Design

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Happy new year everyone!!!

I'm wasting no time and diving right into Winter layouts... Today I'm sharing a layout I created with the amazing SNOW MUCH FUN collection.

I have to be honest... I had to go back a few years to find a photo that suited this collection and layout. There hasn't been a lot of snow this year and the day there was, I forgot to take pictures... :) So on this photo, you can see me with a friend as we spent time at Schwarzwald in Germany where we went to for a wedding.

To start, I ripped off irregular strips of 4 different patterned papers. I love the colors in this collection and the four colors look so good together. I stacked them one on top of the other and messed up the ripped edges a bit, to give the scene more texture. 

Then I went through the embellishments and chose a few things. It's always so much fun going through everything in the Doodlebug collections, since you have soooo many things to choose from... sometimes I even have a hard time deciding... haha! 

So I chose a few of the Doodle Pops and adhered them where I thought they would look pretty. I also added the little hearts and snowflakes that were in the Doodle Pops packages. Then I matted my photo with 4 random rectangles of patterned paper and added it to the layout. 

I went through the die cut pieces of the Odds&Ends pack and chose snowflakes, clouds, trees and a little bunny. I cut off a bit of the white borders and added them to the layout. 

Then I went in with some metallic water colors and added some teal, pink and purple around the photo and clouds. I love the dimension it gives the layout. I also sprinkled pink and purple watercolor all over the layout. 

For my title, I chose two words form the ChitChat pack. I added pink color to the inside of the word "Winter". To finish, I added some jewels... always use the jewels...they make everything look a thousand times better... :)

I hope you had a great start in the new year and are ready to scrap some Winter photos.

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Doodlebug products used:

Snow much fun collection

Other products used:

Metallic watercolors

Christmas cards for Doodlebug Design

Monday, January 8, 2024

I know a lot of people LOVE making cards... I have to say, I'm not really one of those people... For me it has always been more fun to create mini albums and layouts. But, once in a while, I have a fun idea for a card and I enjoy making it. So for this project, I created two cards with sentiments using the Gingerbread Kisses collection.

I love making layouts with super big letters, so for these cards, I used that technique, where I hand-cut letters out of patterned papers, without pre-drawing them... I just go for it :)

So, I cut out the letters, to write the words Jolly and Merry (for the sentiments "Holly Jolly" and "Merry Christmas"), from the patterned papers of the 6x6 paper pad. Then I adhered them to a 4 1/2 inch strip using foam tape and then cut off the excess of the strip.

I adhered that piece of paper to a card base I created out of patterned paper too, making it slightly bigger than the strip with the letters, so that a border would peek out from all of the sides. 

To make everything stand out more from the paper behind it (because there are a lot of layered patterns...), I traced black scribbly borders all around the letters, the strip and the base. 

I then took the puffy stickers (which btw are a product that is pretty new and I love it!!!) and added them here and there on top of the letters. 
I also added some gold enamel dots from the Hello Again collection. 

To finish the sentiment, I added Alphabet Soup stickers in Gold to the card.

Enjoy whatever holiday you celebrate or just this cozy winter time and see you in the new year.

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Doodlebug products used:

Gingerbread Kisses collection

Gold enamel dots from Hello Again collection

Alphabet Soup stickers in Gold


Santa Mittens for Doodlebug Design

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

This week I was in the mood for some kind of different crafting. My favorite thing to make are layouts, but sometimes you just want to switch things up. When I saw the cute mug dies from the Gingerbread Kisses collection, I knew I wanted to create some kind of little pockets or gift card holders. 

So that's what I did.

I made these during a workshop day at my house. While the ladies that came to my place, were occupied creating their first layout, I started cutting all of the pieces out. There are quite a few pieces in this die set, but it's relaxing choosing colors and preparing all of the parts. 

I made one traditional Santa and one Santa in pink. I LOVE this color combo and I think it just looks so cool. I really love this die set. 

When I was done with all the pieces, I glued everything together and added a black border, white highlights and pink cheeks to the Santas and gingerbread men.
Then, I drew a mitten shape and cut it out of four different patterned papers. The pink and red ones, called Berry Floral and Christmas Jammies and for the back sides, I used the brown side of Baking Spirits Bright and the back side of Berry Floral. 

Then I stitched both sides together and added the white furry part on the bottom. 
Before I adhered the mugs to the mittens, I created two rosettes out of papers Sugarplums and Holiday Sprinkles. I don't particularly like the process of creating rosettes, but I LOVE the end result and I love adding them to layered crafts.

For some more decoration, I added enamel shapes, jewels and some word stickers.
I also sprinkled gold ink on both of the mittens.

I just love this mug full of happiness and I'm sure I will create more of these... ;)

The bottom part of the mittens is open, so you can put money, a gift card or a letter in there.
I hope you are inspired to create your own little gifts using this die set.

See you soon...

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Doodlebug products used:

Gingerbread Kisses collection

Cardstock in different colors

Other products used:

Black pen

White pen

Gold thread

Distress Oxide in pink

Home Sweet home album with Hello Again collection for Doodlebug Design

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

This week, I allowed myself a small break from Christmas scrapping and used the wonderful and one of my favorite Doodlebug collections ever, Hello Again, with the Home Sweet Home house album. 

This could be such a cool gift for friends and family that just moved into their new house or to document the first year in a new house or a special occasion that happened in the house. The vibes of the Hello Again collection are sooo happy and fun and like I said a few times already, I LOVE all the gold in it. 

To make the cutting of the pattern papers for the pages easier and faster this time, I created cutfiles and let my Silhouette do the cutting work :) 

For the curtains, I just cut out triangles and adhered them to the back of the windows. I also used hanging flower pot stickers to add behind the windows, looks cute... :) 

As a tassel, I added shimmering tulle to one of the binding rings, (which I replaced by teal ones, btw... :) and I also added two little charms.

Let's take a peek into the album...

Some journaling spots and die cuts...

A piece of the lovely gold dotted acetate...

For the pages of the album, I tried to use a bit of all the kinds of embellishments. I also cut out a page from the acetate sheet with the gold polka dots. 
I love the page with the dimensional butterflies and the pink one with all the stickers around the borders.

I added some tulle on two of the pages, which I think looks so cute. 

I always need to think of leaving some space for the photos, otherwise I would never stop decorating and wouldn't have any pages left for photos... ;)

Try making your own house album, it's so much fun!

See you soon...

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 Doodlebug products used:

Home Sweet Home Album

Hallo Again collection

Other products used:


Binding rings

Black pen

NOEL - Advent calendar for Doodlebug Design

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Ahhh... after Halloween, I'm happy to go into the Halloween-Christmas transition phase. I'm not the Christmas-starts-on-Nov-first-kinda-lady, but I'm happy to start creating with a new collection. This time, we got the amazingly cool Advent calendars and I tried to embellish mine as cuuuute as I possibly could... :)

To start and give the whole house some color, I used acrylic paint to paint the whole thing with Christmas colors and an ombre effect. I let that dry and in the meantime, I let my Silhouette machine cut out the parts for the cute Santa and reindeer, I bought in the Doodlebug Silhouette store.

When they were done, I assembled them and added details, like cheeks, highlights, scribbled borders... The reindeer also got a gold bow and Santa got some cute little hanging legs, which I made with paper beads.

I added gold glittery paper around the chimney and also added white and gold splatters to the house.

For my little drawers, I wanted to add knobs, so that you'd open them with knobs instead of opening them through the half-circle hole. 
So I cut squares out of 4 colors of Dotted Petite Prints and adhered them to the little drawers, hiding the hole. Then I used different beads and adhered them with hot glue.

I used Abigail, Alphabet Soup and Sunshine Alpha stickers for my numbers and also added another font in gold using a different brand. Then I added two Doodle Pops, enamel stickers, enamel dots and jewels.

I hand-cut out letters in white to write NOEL on the roof and I also die-cut out big stars in gold to add to the roof too. The last thing was adding a scalloped border, suing the same glitter paper.
And in case, you didn't notice, I also added smoke coming out of the chimney... ;) Cute!

Now, I only need to fill it with the cutest little things from Doodlebug and it's ready to go... :)

Have fun decorating your own Advent calendar! :)

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Doodlebug products used:

Advent calendar

Candy Cane Lane collection

Gold enamel dots from Hello Again

Petite Prints dotted in Cupcake, Swimming Pool, Pistachio and Coral


Gold Alphas from Sunshine, Abigail and Alphabet Soup

Other products used:


Gold Alphas

Gold glitter paper


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