Thursday, August 6, 2020


Do you struggle with what to do with left over paper strips? Today I want to share how you can take a basic shape and add some interest and texture to it using those paper strips!  
I am using the new; Special Delivery collection from Doodlebug Design. I started out with a plain heart that I cut using my Silhouette Cameo. You could also draw your own heart and cut it out. Once my heart was cut I took strips of 12x12 pattern paper from the collection and distressed all the edges to add some texture. I covered the plain cardstock heart with some adhesive and then added my paper strips at a diagonal.  
I trimmed off all the over hang pieces and love how it turned out! I added lots of foam adhesive to the back of the heart and placed it on a trimmed down piece of white textured cardstock. I picked out the Special Delivery Nighty Night 12x12 paper to mat my trimmed down white cardstock. Since my paper strips are at a diagonal I thought it would be fun to keep the embellishments and photo on the same line. The doodle pops in this new collection are adorable and I just had to use the Special Delivery one on this layout! The stork and baby are just the cutest and fit perfect to the right of my photo!
I used some large words from the Special Delivery chit chat pack for my title and I think it fits perfectly on this heart! I popped the words up on some foam adhesive to add some more dimension. My photo is printed out in black and white and is of baby Eli James when he came home from the hospital. His big brother Gavin and big sister Alyssa were loving on him. Such a sweet photo of these three! I added a banner from the chit chat pieces along the bottom of the photo and placed a few die cuts and stickers around the heart!
Save your paper strips and give this technique a try! I think it would work well on a large circle and even a large star! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my layout today and I hope you all have a wonderful day.

 Doodlebug Design Products Used:
  Special Delivery Collection

1 comment:

Pin It button on image hover