Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Odds & Ends Challenge: Safari Layout by Caroli

Hello friends, how are you? It's Caroli and today I want to share a new layout using some doodlebug cuteness.

As you may know, this month the Design Team was challenged to create projects featuring Odds & Ends packages from any collection, and I loved this idea because Odds & Ends are my fave product ever by Doodlebug Design.

It was so easy to create my project, there were so many cute die cuts on the package and everything flew easily. I used at The Zoo collection and pics from a Safari we got to enjoy at Animal Kingdom.

I decided to make the diecuts the main element in my project, so I used small round pics and created some clusters through my layout.

I added few palm leaves to make my clusters more interesting, some ink splatters and some sprinkles for an additional touch.

Here you can see how tiny round pics look great along with the embellishments, I love how this cluster came out.

I made my tittle using the word "safari" I cut with my Silhouette Cameo and some black alpha. I love combining different fonts and letter sizes on my tittles.

I hope you like this idea, Ods&Ends packages include a lot of diecuts and this is a great way to use many of them at the same time. Have great day!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Odds & Ends Challenge: At the Zoo Layout by Karen Hanson

Hi everyone, it's Karen and today I am having some fun with my favourite Doodlebug characters - the stars you can find in the Odds and Ends packs. If you are not familiar with the Odds & Ends packs, you are missing out. While I love just about anything with Doodlebug on the packaging, these packages of die cuts (that happen to coordinate with each collection) are one of my favorite product. And here's why... matter what picture I have for a layout, I can find a set of set of characters that help me tell my story! These cuties from the At the Zoo collection were just the addition I needed for this layout to add a bit of colour and dimension. Adhered with some foam squares, they are a great size to match up with pictures.
 ...and can I just say that their expressions, variety of sizes, huge number of pieces and even mini themes within collections allow a crafter to mix and match and create project after project with just one package.
And if cute characters are not enough, there are all sorts of additional pieces that you can use on projects. Letters and words make great titles for all sorts of projects...
...and did I mention that they are perfect size for A2 cards? I put this little scene together with more pieces from the same pack, adhering the animals with some foam adhesive to create a bit of dimension. They were a perfect match with some of the papers from the 6X6 paper pack... ...including this cute little incognito greeting embellished with some sprinkles.
I even used some of the fun leaf-themed banner pieces upside down for a little more texture in the top corner of the card. I can't wait to find a reason to gift this card. Almost every project I create with Doodlebug products includes Odd & Ends. Opening up a package and sifting through all the goodies is as much fun as crafting with them! If you haven't had a chance to work with them yet, I encourage you to pick up a package. If you have, tell me about your very favourite cutie and what collection it came from! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Karen

Monday, July 24, 2017

Odds & Ends Challenge: Zoo Layout by Virginia

Hello! it's Virginia here on the blog today to share with you my Odds & Ends only project. There are so many delightful die cuts included in each pack and just when you think you've dipped in to use every last bit, there is still more!  For my layout, I layered die cuts from At The Zoo collection, it was so easy to create a fun scene with all the cute animals.

When creating a layered collage I find it easier to layer the elements on a separate card stock base (sometimes I'll even take a picture) and then I'll transfer each die cut to it's final spot on my layout.  Have fun using up your Odds & Ends!

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