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: 
- 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


Metallic chain

Metallic ring

Glitter tulle

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