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

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