Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Embellishing Focus | Mother's & Father's Day Cards by Karen

When I first started using Doodlebug papers, I was always struck by how cute and polished the patterned papers were. Everything coordinated and it was so easy to pull a cute project together in minutes. And then I discovered the world of Doodlebug embellishments and the truth is that I have never looked back. Almost all of my cards are made with Doodlebug papers and embellishments because, well - together they create something extra special. Let me show you what I mean. With Mother's Day and Father's Day coming down the pipe, I decided to get a head start on my cards using the great new collection called Down on the Farm. By pairing up a couple of cute die cuts from the Odds and Ends and Chit Chat collections together with some patterned paper, I was starting to lay out some cute little cards... this once called "From All of Us Kids". Cute, right? But look what happens when I add just a few more embellishments - mini doilies, a few Sprinkles; and some mini paperclips. All of a sudden my card has gone from cute to cute AND polished! These are three products that make their way onto almost all of the cards I make. They add a punch of texture and I often use them to tie colours together across the card. The mini doilies are the perfect size for standard A2 cards, and can be used to frame some cute die cuts or Doodlepops. The Sprinkles; can be used to fill in some background space or to anchor a banner piece, and given that they come in so many sizes in a package, you can shake things up by mixing and matching or by choosing one size to work with on your project. And if you want something similar that is a bit more feminine looking, try the; Jewels for a sparklie embellishment. Oh, and don't forget the mini paperclips. Now look, if you know me at all, you will know that I am obsessed with stationary products, so these little cuties are right up my alley. But from a card-making perspective, I can always find just the right spot on the card to fill with a clip or two. Like the Sprinkles, they add some great texture and a pop of colour right where you need it, without taking away from the cute images that are the focus of the card. And by using these three embellishments in different ways, you can have a whole set of cards that are pulled together but totally unique!
I dare you to find one of my Doodlebug projects that doesn't feature at least two of these cute embellishments. They really are part of my card-making toolkit. And if they are not a part of yours yet, I dare you try them out and see if, like me, you never look back!
Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Karen


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