Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Graduates: Inspiration for the Young Graduate Layouts

Pre-School Grad Layout
by Wendy Sue Anderson 
Hi Doodlebug Buddies!  It's Wendy Sue here today, and I'm sharing one of my latest layouts, featuring "The Graduates" collection.
I love the neutral colors of this collection - just perfect for adding a pop of color...like school colors!  My son's preschool didn't have official colors, but since he was wearing a cute orange shirt, that's what I was inspired by.  
 I pulled out a bunch of orange papers and elements from various Doodlebug collections and went to town (the Halloween themed sets were perfect...orange AND stars)! 
My favorite thing about ALL Doodlebug collections is how easy they are to mix & match.  The awesome circle button with the star inlay I used was from an older collection, Boys Only
Doodle-pops are a great way to add a bit of dimension to any page...but don't feel limited to the doodle-pops - simply add foam adhesive behind any of the awesome stickers and you have a faux doodle-pop ready to add anywhere! 
This collection is perfect for ANY type of graduation - but don't forget that it would work great for lots of different types of celebrations...birthdays, retirement, and so much more!

Little Miss Smarty Pants Layout
by Jodi Wilton

Hi everyone!  Jodi here today to share with you a layout I made with the new collection: The Graduates!  My first thought on this collection is, its versatility! I do not have any graduating photos (At least none that I could find), so I thought it would be cute to play up the cute owls in this collection! My oldest daughter is a super smarty, and for the last three years, has had the highest academic achievement in each of the three years (I know, super proud mommy!). So why not document this amazing achievement by using this cute collection!  Here is the layout I created:

One of my favorite things in this collection is the GOLD! It is so trendy right now, and Doodlebug Design knocked it out of the park with  the hints of gold that you can add to really spruce up your crafting projects.  I was inspired by the Stars Sprinkles! Yes these little stars even have a hint of glitter in them and they are adorable! I  decided to use most of these as well as some punched out stars from the Gold Sugar Coated Cardstock.  I added some of the new washi tape around the border too for extra interest!

I then started to layer my layout by starting with some patterned paper and then used a Simply Put card layered with some Icon Stickers. 

 I also added some Speech bubble stickers, that went along with the theme of the layout by using the Cap & Gown Stickers. For my title, I decided to stick with the star theme, add more of the Star Sprinkles!

Kindergarten Graduate Layout 
by Aimee Kidd
It's that time of year my crafty friends....Graduation time! I know you all are just LOVING the new "The Graduates" collection!  Aimee here to day to share my Kindergarten Graduate layout with you. 

My sweet baby girl graduated from Kindergarten last year and I have held on to this picture just waiting for the perfect line to scrap it. And guess what......Doodlebug came out with this wonderful black, white, and gold graduate line that was perfect and now it is scrapped!  I wanted to keep my design fairly simple so the picture and the embellishments were the highlight of the layout.

Here are some close ups for you.....

Here you can see how I scattered different embellishments around such as the sequins, star sprinkles, cardstock stickers, and the round sprinkles.

I added a piece of the star banner to the tops of the pixie toppers and used some of the new chevron sprinkles to draw the attention to the picture of my sweet little graduate.

For the top of the layout, I added this banner with an owl that I popped up using pop dots. Then to finish it off I added more sequins and sprinkles.

Thanks for visiting! Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for some more wonderful inspiration using the fabulous "The Graduates" collection!!


  1. Wendy, Jodi & Aimee...these are just too cute!

  2. WOW wow WOW

    You have created a world of WOW with your FABULOUS graduate layouts Wendy Sue, Jodi and Aimee!!! LOVE the POP of colour in each one and ALL the pretty layers and details!!!

    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION ladies :)

  3. They are all SO wonderful! I love each one! The kids are all adorable too :) Thanks for sharing these today for more awesome graduation inspiration!!!

  4. Wow, Beautiful combination of colors! Awesome layouts!!!

  5. You ladies rocked the layouts! Love every single one of them! :)

  6. Great layouts. Especially love the gold stars on Jodi's. Have pinned it here http://www.pinterest.com/pin/237213105347517861/

  7. I pinned Wendy Sue's fabulous pre-school graduation layout :)

  8. I pinned this close-up pic of Wendy Sue's fabulous pre-school graduation layout - love the pretty details and dimension :)

  9. I pinned Jodi's super cute "little miss smarty pants" layout showing her daughter with the highest academic achievement award three years in a row, so we can watch her growing up too :)

  10. I pinned this close-up pic from Jodi's layout - LOVE the sparkly stars and Star Sprinkles :)

  11. I Pinned Aimee's super cute little kindergarten graduate layout :)

  12. I pinned this close-up pic from Aimee's layout - love the cute Sequins, Sprinkles and Mini Garland!!!

  13. I shared the Facebook post showcasing Aimee's layout :)

  14. I shared the Facebook post showcasing Wendy Sue's layout :)

  15. I shared the Facebook post showcasing Jodi's super cute layout :)

  16. These all are such great layouts! It's so great to be able to use pops of color with the line to tailor to your school's colors. I pinned Wendy Sue's layout.

  17. I also pinned Jodi's fabulous layout. Love the contrast with the white and gold and black.

  18. Lovely layouts girls!!! Love the gold glitter! And I'm totally besotted by that little owl on the pile of books!!!!

  19. These layouts are precious!! Makes me envious for those days!

  20. I pinned Wendy Sue's darling Kindergarten graduation page to my Pinterest page here:http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32228953558187138/

  21. I pinned Amiee's adorable Kindergarten layout to my Pinterest page here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32228953558187141/

  22. I pinned Jodi's super sweet Kindergarten LO to my Pinterest page here:http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32228953558187144/


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