Friday, July 16, 2021


The crafty collection that you've been waiting for, is finally here!!!  When I got the new Cute & Crafty collection, I couldn't wait to create something with it... I even took a photo of me and two friends, when we were scrapping, to make sure to have my photo ready to go.  Here's my first layout created with the new super adorable Cute & Crafty collection.

For this first layout, I wanted to make sure to use as many of the cute little stickers, as I could. An easy way to do that, is to have something on your layout, that you can fill with stickers and embellishments.  Since it's a crafty collection and I love to have my layouts super colorful, I decided to go with splashes of color, that I could fill with tons of embellishments. 
I started by choosing the patterned papers and cardstock and then cut out random, wonky shapes for the splatters. As a background, I used the Colorful Canvas paper filled with little splatters of color. I just LOVE that paper and was so pleased to see it in the collection! :)

When I had my big splatters cut out, I inked the edges using my Distress Oxides and then distressed the edges with my scissors. I adhered them to the background, just putting a bit of glue in the middle of each splatter, so that the edges would bent up and give a lot of dimension. 

I went through the cardstock stickers and started adhering them to each splatter, using matching colors.  I also used enamel hearts and dots and jewels in each of the colors to fill smaller holes. I loved using some of the buttons and threaded some embroidery thread through them, with a little knot. 

I matted my photo on some layers of patterned paper, adhered it to the layout and then went on with my title. When it was time to create the title, I noticed that the background would be a bit crowded and that the title would probably have a hard time standing out... So I used white paint and a baby wipe to create some lighter areas around the photo. I wasn't sure how to make the title. At first I thought I wanted to make each letter with a different color. I tried that, but with all the color going on, it wasn't working. So I decided to go with a cursive font and the color black. 

I liked that a lot better and that way the title was really standing out and balanced the black in the photo. I added the words "with friends" to my hand-cut word "create", using alpha stickers in black.   I used two Doodle Pops around the photo and then also used some black enamel hearts and splattered some black ink, to add more black around the page. 

For a final touch, I ripped a bit of the background page from the upper right and bottom left and backed the missing pieces with the striped rainbow paper from the collection. 

I hope you like the layout and are excited to try the new collection!  Thanks for stopping by,

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Doodlebug Products Used:
Cute & Crafty Collection
Doodle Twine
Colored cardstock

Other products used:
Black pen
Distress Oxides
Black enamel hearts


  1. I just love this cute, colorful layout! I need to do something similar in a slimline card!

    1. Also, how cute would your layout be framed in your craft room!


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