Monday, April 24, 2017

A Layout & Matching Card Using Doodlebug's Dragon Tails

Hello there!  I hope you had an awesome weekend!  I'm popping in today with a playful layout & card featured on Doodlebug's blog yesterday using the fun new Dragon Tails collection.  I have had this particular photo waiting for the right inspiration to hit for well over a decade and I was ecstatic to finally document it using these adorable papers and embellishments!

Doodlebug Design Dragon Tales Vikings Disney Epcot Norway Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

I cut many of the borders from the Dragon Dots Paper, pairing them with several other prints from the collection to form my 7-inch wide column down the left-hand side of my page.  To give my layout some extra oomph I decided to add some zig-zag stitching between the blocks on my sewing machine.

When I was done I embellished my title block using my favorite Skinny Alphabet Stickers, along with a ric-rac border sticker from the this & that 12x12 sticker sheet and two of the darling vikings from the icon sticker sheet.  Afterwards I adhered some buttons and matte sprinkles in a random pattern to lend a bit of whimsy.
Doodlebug Design Dragon Tales Vikings Norway Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

To balance out my grouping in the top right corner, I also wanted to add a little something to the bottom left so I used some word stickers from the This & That sticker sheet, along with some more buttons and sprinkles.  I am frequently drawn to the clean look of grid designs, but I think it's always fun to have a few things protrude from the edges to keep things from looking too static.

Doodlebug Design Dragon Tales Vikings Norway Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

When I was done with my layout, I had a few scraps cut off from my borders that would otherwise end up in the waste paper bin so I thought why not whip together a quick card with them using my scrapbook page as inspiration.  I paired them with a viking from the icon stickers, a word bubble from the This & That stickers and a cupcake sprinkle shape.  I love that I now have a card to grab on the way out the door to a birthday party the next time I need one and it only took me a few extra minutes while my other supplies were already out.

Doodlebug Design Dragon Tales Vikings Birthday Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Thanks so much for visiting today.  I hope I've inspired you to make a few cards with your Doodlebug scraps the next time you have finished a layout.  It feels so good to put them to good use and to have a couple adorable cards ready to go in the process.  

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. Awww what an adorable layout! Love those cute little viking hats they wore!

    1. Thank you Jo. Hope you're having a good week in your neck of the woods. :)


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