Friday, April 17, 2015

Patriotic Picnic: Sparkling Good Time Layout + Washi Tape Organizer by Mendi

Hello Doodlebugs!  It's Mendi here today with a layout featuring the happy new Patriotic Picnic collection.  I couldn't wait to scrapbook these photos which I knew would be a perfect match for the darling heart with the flag print found on the 4th of july double-sided cardstock!
To create my layout I used a sketch from the upcoming Summer issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today which called for 4 photos.  I decided to steal one of the spots reserved for a photo and turn it into an embellishment opportunity, creating a little scene with some fun stickers from the collection (and one teddy bear sticker from last year's collection).
I created my title block mixing Doodlebug's newest Skinny Cardstock Stickers with my old favorite Love Letters stickers.  Together they were a perfect fit for the space I had to work with.
While I had these yummy papers out I couldn't resist using them on a home decor project that's been on my "to do" list for a couple months now.  I purchased two of the Kaisercraft Beyond The Page 3-drawer Storage Units for my craft room to store all of my washi tapes and I knew the Patriotic Picnic papers would be a great compliment to my space.
I love how well these units stack to save on space.  I am a bit embarrassed to admit I've already filled them, but I did make sure to get units that would be large enough to allow for a bit of growth.
I used Sizzix dies to cut labels from both my paper and chipboard and created custom drawer pulls by stacking Doodlebug buttons with flat white buttons below which I mounted with E6000 adhesive.  I embellished the top of each drawer using Doodlebug's Fancy Frills stickers.
Here's a peek at two of my drawers sorted by color.  Can you tell which two colors are my favorite?  I think it might be time for me to remind myself to "just say no" the next time I'm at the store.  ;)
Here's another look at two of my favorite drawers sorted with Doodlebug's yummy array of novelty washi tapes.  I love how each drawer will hold at least 36 standard rolls which adds up to space to hold over 108 rolls per unit!
I can't tell you how excited I am to finally have all my tapes together in one spot and easily accessible.  No more fishing them out from the bottom of a jar.  I hope my projects today have inspired you in your own crafty endeavors!  :)


  1. Such a fun layout Mendi! And your washi drawers are inspired!

  2. Your work is amazing Mendi!!! I enjoy a lot your projects!!

  3. OMG WOW OMG!!! Super fabulous and darling layout!! What cute little girls your story share is so your layout it's just so darling.....great papers and embellishment ideas.
    Your home decor project is awesome and totally love the papers and the USA theme of both of your project you totally outdid yourself and definitely did outstanding creative jobs. YOU ROCK!

  4. Nice job! Now I want to go use my washi tape!

  5. I AM MOST definitely inspired!! From the super cute layout with such a fun little scene and gorgeous pics to the AMAZING way you store your washi tapes!! Those drawers that you have "Cute"d up look so fantastic and WOW your washi tape collection is TO DIE FOR!!! Mendi - Kudos to you for always being impressive!!!


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