Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday: Day to Day "Besties Layout"

Hi everyone! Jodi here today to share with you a layout with instructions and photos to complete your own layout at home!

Here is what you need to get started:


1 sheet of white cardstock
1 each of Day to Day Papers- bow ties, sunnyside lane, you + me, oh snap
Day to Day This & That Cardstock Sticker
Day to Day icons  cardstock sticker
Day to Day say chees Doodle-pops
Day to Day Doodle Twine (red)
Day to Day Icon minis- hipster, anyway
Washi Tape: This Way; Ladybug Dot
Yellow Pixies
Simply Sweet Ladybug Alpha Stickers

Other Tools Needed: 
Scalloped Border Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Large Heart Punch
Adhesive: Foam dots, Tape Runner; Glossy Accents (or fast drying glue)
Two- 4 x 6 Photos (vertical)

Step 1:  I love using white cardstock on layouts, in order to make the colors really pop on my layout pop.  Start by cutting a piece of white cardstock:  9 1/2 x 11 1/2.

Step 2:  I love using washi tape to create borders on my layout. Doodlebug has such a great variety that matches perfectly with each collection!  For this layout I added two different colored borders- Ladybug dot at the top of the white cardstock, and the This Way tape on both longer sides as shown below:

Step 3:  Center the White cardstock onto the teal side of the oh snap patterned paper.

Step 4: Punch out two scalloped borders that are approximately 1/2 x 11 1/2. Adhere these to both sides of the This Way Tape.

Step 5:  Make the following cuts:  Bow Ties Patterned Paper- 12 x 3; You & Me Paper- 12 x 1 1/2; Sunnyside Lane Paper- 12 x 3/4.   Make a V-cut at each end of each paper

Step 6:  Layer these three sheets as shown below.  Leave approximately two inches of white cardstock showing at the bottom for embellishing. Add two 4 x 6 photos, so they are centered, and the bottom of the pictures are just above the sunnyside lane patterned paper.

Step 7: Creating the Sun embellishment.
  • Punch two circles from the sunnyside lane paper. Adhere one of these in the top left hand corner
  • Cut several pixies ranging in length from 1/2 to 1 inch.  Apply a wet, fast drying adhesive to the circle already adhered to the paper. Arrange the pixies to create rays of sunshine. 
  • Add more wet adhesive to the second circle and adhere on top of the pixies, and first circle. Allow to dry.

Step 8:  Add stickers from the Day to Day this and that. use foam dots for one hear and the red cloud. Add your title using the simply sweet stickers. Add the four photo corner stickers.

Step 9: Wrap three pieces of twine around the the layout where the sunnyside lane v-cut paper is, and add a bow with the two tags attached

Step 10: Add the rest of the sticker embellishment. Use the doodlepop camera and layer with a heart punched from the you & me Patterned paper.

The final layout:

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  1. Adorable!! And I LOVE the step by step directions! Thank you!

  2. This turned out SO cute Jodi! Love how the red polka-dot washi tape pops with these papers and your adorable sun idea! :)

  3. This is FABULOUS!! I love love love the colors and how you did that sun!! PINNING!!!

  4. Love all the layers! Thanks for the step by step!


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