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


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


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


Enamel dots

Other products used:


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