Monday, January 5, 2015

Doodlebug Lovebugs Valentine's Day Layout

Hello there!  With Christmas behind us, I am excited to switch gears and prepare for Valentine's Day!  Doodlebug's newest Lovebugs collection was perfect for documenting photos of my girls from last year.

I wanted to find a way to show off some of my favorite prints from the collection and pick up the colors in my photos so I cut out five slightly different shaped hearts ranging in size from 1.25" to 1.5" from five sheets of 6x6 paper.

For the center I layered Doodlebug's sweet new red heart vellum and created my title with a mixture of lily white Chippers and Love Letters alphabet stickers.  When I was done I used the negative space of my vellum as a template along with my paper piercer to create holes for hand-stitching over the top.  My finishing touch was a layer of alternating buttons and flower stickers topped with glittery sprinkles.  :)

After struggling to find the perfect embellishment to balance out my page along the bottom, I had the idea to create a homemade bow from washi tape.  It was super easy to create and I have broken it down for you to make some of your own in a few easy steps.

Step 1:  Cut an 8-inch strip of washi tape and fold it in half onto itself, making sure to line up the polka-dots.  You should now have a 4-inch strip with no stickiness revealed.

Step 2:  Fold it again, overlapping the the loose ends on the center back.  Using a little bit of thread Tie several knots around the center to help scrunch it up.

Step 3:  Cut another small 2-inch piece of the tape and fold it lengthwise to form the center of bow.  Wrap it around the center of your bow several times and secured it on the back with a glue dot.

I hope I have inspired you to try your hand at making some washi tape bows of your own.  :)

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  1. Such a sweet layout how you made a circle with all those cute hearts, and love that washi tape bow (would have never thought of trying that with washi tape, but it's adorable!!).

  2. I am in awe!!! What amazing things you create - everything just looks so perfect when you do it!! Please, pretty please, let me craft with you sometime so I can learn from you!! I think that the way you did the journaling on this page is as cool as the washi tape bow - and I think the washi tape bow is AWESOME!!!! You did a really spectacularly beautiful job on this page!!!

    1. Thank you Taunya! I would love to get crafty with you someday. :)

  3. Oh my gosh this layout is sooooooooo pretty!!! I LOVE all the hearts, the reds/pinks.... the beautiful happy photos of Sydney and pretty Mendi!
    I really LOVE your washi tape bow too! Who knew you could do this? LOL Thank you for sharing it with us.


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