Friday, February 12, 2016

Doodlebug Pot O' Gold Frog Themed Scrapbook Layout

Hi there!  Yesterday I share a layout on the Doodlebug blog featuring a fun everyday twist on their new Pot O' Gold collection.  As soon as I spotted the frogs on the icon sticker sheet I knew I had to create a fun monochromatic layout for these photos I've been holding onto.

Doodlebug Pot O' Gold Frog Themed Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

To show off all the great prints in this collection I decided to cut a number of scalloped borders in several of the patterns using Doodlebug's Eyelet Lace and Scallops border die by Sizzix. I adhered the die-cut borders to a piece of piece of scratch cardstock and overlaid the finished piece with a 12x12 white cardstock background which I had cut a heart from using my Silhouette Cameo.  To give it a polished look I then stitched around the heart with my sewing machine.

Doodlebug Pot O' Gold Frog Themed Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

When I had all my journaling printed into strips I realized it would be covering up the very scallops that I had spent so much time creating so I chose to cut them into individual words and adhere them to the perimeter of the heart with a glue pen.  By cutting them up I was able to hug the curves of the heart.  It took a bit more time, but I'm really pleased with the finished results and how it solved my problem.

Doodlebug Pot O' Gold Frog Themed Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

I just adore the sweet little frogs in this collection!  To dress them up I popped some up with foam tape and added beetle black sprinkles to the centers of their eyes!  I love how these small touches brought them to life!  I hope I've inspired you to look at some of your holiday collections with fresh eyes.  ;)

Interested in the products I used to create my projects today?  To make supplies easier for you to find, I have listed them below (affiliate links included). 

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1 comment:

  1. This layout is gorgeous!!!! I love the scallops throughout the heart... the photos are adorable and I remember you telling the story to these photos... it's glad to see they made it onto a layout... a gorgeous one at that! LOVE that you cut the journaling into individual words and hugged the heart with them. This really gives a nice contrast. Love this!


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