Sunday, February 17, 2019

FRENCH KISS - First Birthday Layout | with Melinda

Cut files are wonderful additions to any project and can be downsized or upsized to suit your needs. I was playing around with a design concept and couldn't work out how to incorporate the hot air balloon into my layout. After several sketches and a few missed shots into the waste paper basket I decided to enlarge the French Kiss - Hot Air Balloon cut file to fill the entire layout and use it as my backdrop to the photos.

I also used the French Kiss - Clouds Cut file but changed it to just the outline of the cloud shape to soften their overall look on the layout. They were just too heavy when left solid.

To give the layout a little lift I added Heart Throb Shaped sprinkles in the main colors on the layout with the addition of lime green to pick up the greens in the photos. It really made a difference just have that small touch of lime scattered around in the heart clusters.
I don't think there has been a This n That Sticker sheet that I haven't used atleast one of the three tabs on offer. They would have to be one of my favourite embellishments as I slip them behind the photos to give a focal point to draw the eye straight to each pic. And these new designs with the faux stitching are just the cutest.

Doodlebug Supply List:
Lilywhite Textured Cardstock
Stone Gray Textured Cardstock
French Kiss - City of Love Double Sided Cardstock
French Kiss - Love You Dots Double Sided Cardstock
French Kiss - French Cafe Double Sided Cardstock
French Kiss - Navy Dot Double Sided Cardstock
French Kiss - Just Rosey Double Sided Cardstock
French Kiss - This n That Sticker
French Kiss - Odds & Ends
Heart Throb Shape Sprinkles
Baby Hearts Shape Sprinkles


  1. This is awesome!! Love what you did with the cloud files... definitely going to lift that idea!!!

  2. Stunning! I am always looking for ideas to use my files more and in different ways. Blowing them up is a great idea. Thanks!


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