Friday, October 18, 2013

Flashback Friday: Vellum + Pixies + Giveaway!

It's Melinda with you today and I'm going to share a layout that I created using the new Doodlebug Pixies and Sprinkles plus a blast from the past... yes, vellum is making a comeback!


Now who remembers these or perhaps you still have some stashed away in your cupboard? It's Doodlebug's Tri-colour Vellum and I have been having lots of fun making overlapping circles on my layout to produce even more shades of wonderful color.



TIP: As much as I love vellum, I've also learned that it can be quite fiddly to use with punches so after much trial and error and a bit of hair pulling I realized that it's easier to place a piece of copy paper behind the vellum before you punch out your shape. Believe me, it gives the cleanest cut and the vellum doesn't get stuck in your punch.

And now for something new... Doodlebug Pixies and Sprinkles! *Sigh*


I wanted to have a subtle frame behind my photographs so I created two stitched circles on my layout using a stitching template as a guide.


I then cut varying lengths of the pixie sticks, added a small amount of adhesive to the back and then stitched then into place randomly around the circles.


Lastly to finish my layout I added a few hand embossed polka dots by simply turning my layout over and placing an open embossing folder under my layout and using an embossing tool to create the dots.



Thank you for stopping by... I hope I have given you inspiration for using the new Pixies and Sprinkles, plus you may just need to go and rummage through your stash to see if you have any vellum hiding away that is waiting to be loved again.

GIVEAWAY: 
We have put together a box of goodies inspired by the products you see featured here in this blog post. We will be giving it to a lucky winner. All you need to do is SHARE, sHaRe, Share...Pin to Pinterest, Post or Share via Facebook, Tweet about it and/or Email. Then leave a comment that you did . We'll announce the winner on Monday, 10/21.

66 comments:

  1. Wow these products are all so fun!!

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  2. What a gorgeous layout! I love vellum, and I have never see the Doodlebug vellums before, but yum! Pinning this!

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  3. Here's my pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/62980094762400407/

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  4. Tweeted too: https://twitter.com/MiriamPrantner/status/391199245367115776

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  5. Such an awesome layout! Love the overlapping vellum circles, all that gorgeous hand-stitching and the fun quote! Always adore Melinda's attention to detail! :)

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  6. This is gorgeous, Melinda!!! (as always!) I need to get some vellum for sure, as I am out.

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  7. This layout is Too cute and I love all the tips you shared, many thanks
    I cross fingers for the giveaway, I shared on FB - giorgia rossini

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  8. I emailed about your pixies and told my scrapbook buddies at the store about them.

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  9. Wonderful details in this layout! I pinned: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/525795325216719039/

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  10. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/DLuscan/status/391230518605262848

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  11. Lovely projects and awesome inspiration !! shared on Face book , hope to win, thanx for a chance !!
    http://www.kalasirjana.blogspot.in/

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  12. I love the giveaway, I hope to win pls!!!! Shared on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/amante.de.papel/posts/246829405472682

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  13. Shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmantedelPapel/status/391271326058815489

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  14. and shared on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/pin/407716572486642013/

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  15. Shared on facebook - /www.facebook.com/taunya.j.butler/posts/10201653810259346

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  16. Pinned this lovely creation on Pinterest - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/99923685456050529/

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  17. I love this layout - it is classy and beautiful!! LOVE the circular elements!! And the addition of the Pixies is so clever!!

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  18. I tweeted about this - https://twitter.com/TaunyaJB/status/391292809367396352

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  19. Pinned to the Iris Board
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/549228117027906570/

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  20. Posted your giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.
    http://theirisplace.blogspot.com

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  21. This layout is amazing and gorgeous.

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  22. It looks really cute, so I shared it on FB.
    And thanks for the tip about vellum punching - I wondered how to get clear edges.

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  23. Fun layout. Love the embossed
    dimples in the paper. And I will
    share on FB.
    Carla from Utah

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  24. Pinned to.pinterest.com/pin/52846995600985747/
    Carla from Utah

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  25. I pinned!

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/566046246886577800/

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  26. Very cute layout. Love all the ideas for the new pixies!

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  27. Shared on Facebook and pinned to pinterest.

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  28. I pinned.
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/486811040942524239/

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  29. I shared on Google+.
    https://plus.google.com/app/basic/109574373087505716518/posts?cbp=ktwr6k76cobk&sview=2

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  30. Liked and shared on my facebook page !

    This page is just Gorgeous !!!!

    Hugs from France
    Lunea ^^

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  31. Pinned and shared on Google +. Awesome layout, I love vellum!

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  32. I pinned!
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/162622236518333447/

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  33. I shared on Google +!
    https://plus.google.com/111896695520997191031/posts/PFB4ZkyNPXX

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  34. I love all the circles! Vellum, embossing and stitching make me smile! Thanks so much for sharing! Now it's my turn to share!

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  35. Pinned the LO here:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/257479303669460008/
    Thanks, again!

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  36. Shared my pin on Facebook (as Ruth Suttie Gauss)

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  37. I shared on Google +
    https://plus.google.com/107065738835289502731/posts/aBkn76acWDa

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  38. Just stunning!! LOVE the vellum!

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  39. Pinned
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/145593000427402815/

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  40. I pinned it. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/421227371368625226/ Johanne L.

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  41. I shared on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/johanne.lacombe.16

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  42. This is a very beautiful layout. Beautiful details. Love it. Thanks for the chance. Johanne L.

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  43. I pinned this fantastic layout to my "Layouts I Love" board on Pinterest. I really appreciate that Melinda took the time to explain how she did various parts of the layout - things I would NEVER think of - thank you!!! Curious how she got the quote on there! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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    1. Amber, thankyou so much for your sweet comments. To answer your question in regards to the quote, it is actually a rub-on expressions quote from Doodlebug.

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  44. thank you very much for chance to win..... beautiful project... I have never worked with Vellum :)

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  45. Super fun page!
    I pinned:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79727855877088339/

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  47. Pinned to my Papercraft board. Love the layout design

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    1. Whoops. forgot to leave my name! Tammy R.

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  48. I love all the fine details, so pretty!

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  49. Pinned this great layout here:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/432064157972142454/

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  50. Shared this on FB here:
    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/432064157972142454/

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  51. Tweeted https://mobile.twitter.com/braundk/status/392764304740462593

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