Monday, January 30, 2017

Spring Things Collection: Out of the Mud Layout by Karen Hanson

Hi everyone! It's Karen from ScrappyCanuck Studios, and today we get to talk about Spring! 
Spring is such a fun time filled with bright fresh colors...well, at least it is in pictures I have seen. Up here in Calgary, spring is, well, muddy! We tend to have a bit of a late spring, so the first few months are a chance to get down and dirty - and my two girls love to do just that. In fact, I have pictures of them every spring playing and jumping in muddy puddles. The new collection from Doodlebug called Spring Things was a perfect chance to get some of those pictures scrapped! layout-closed-full 
Now this collection is filled with all sorts of cute elements... flower-pull-out some amazing acetate Odds and Ends pieces and shaped Sprinkles! In fact, these acetate pieces inspired the interactive elements on both projects I get to share today! One of the great things about acetate is that it is very durable, so die cuts made from it are perfect for pulls or tabs on projects. I really love making interactive layouts, but adding a piece that can be handled regularly is not always easy...until now! Check it out: layout-closed 
Here is everything tucked nicely away... layout-partial 
 ...but pull up on the top flower piece and voila... layout-out 
...some hidden pictures! And if you are worried about your adhesive showing through, fear not! Simply apply a cute Sprinkle over top of any adhesive peeking through... card-full 
... or even a sequin! Because the best part about acetate is that you can see through it! Shake away crafty peeps! These pieces would be used as awesome inside a shaker element as they are on top as I have them here. card-dimension 
Yup, acetate is my new favourite material (especially when I remember to take off the protective film that is on top before I add elements...whoops)! card-flower 
So don't be afraid to get your hands dirty with this new collection! It is everything that is Doodlebug adorable with some hidden surprises as well! layout-open-full-2 
Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Karen


  1. Such an adorable and fun
    layout, Karen! Love the
    hidden pictures! Great card too!

    1. Thanks Lucy - you know I LOVE those interactive elements!! ;)

  2. So cute, Karen!! Love the layout and the shaker card is so pretty!!!

    1. Thanks Jennifer - there are so many great elements in this collection to work with!

  3. Your layout is so sweet! & those shakers are fabulous!

  4. These are both so adorable! Love your use of the clear flowers! :)

  5. Love, love, love the design of your LO with its sweet hidden section! Your lovely spring themed card is fabulous too! Thanks for the awesome inspiration! You've made me super excited to start crafting with this awesome new collection :)


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