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


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