This week I thought it would be fun to showcase some of my favorite products that I use all the time: Doodlebug Buttons and Jewels. These two products are staples in my craft stash and I use them all the time.
Because I was going for such a colorful look with bright, fun products, I chose to keep the background super simple with white and black cardstock. I machine stitched around the black cardstock border three times to add yet another "layer", if you will to the background.
I wanted the title to really "blend in" to the rest of the design so I stamped a phrase on a ledger die cut heart, trimmed the top and bottom of the heart and adhered it to another die cut patterned paper heart. All the stamps I used to day are from the September Studio AE Stamp Set: Family Is. I love this stamp set. I know I say this all the time about Ali's stamps but they are just so versatile and that makes me happy.
The larger hearts were die cut using my favorite heart die from My Favorite Things: Hearts A Plenty (linked below in supplies). This is the perfect sized heart. I love it!
I also used stamps on some Jillibean Soup sticker labels. They add a nice touch to the design and break up the heart and circle shapes that are prevalent in the design. I used a Stampin' Up clip and some ribbon to dress up this heart.
I used a Tim Holtz mini clip to dress up the other heart with a stamped sticker label. Also, the two hearts with sticker labels and the journaling circle form a "visual triangle" on the page and help move your eye across the design.
I used circle shaped photos on my page to eliminate those harsh lines you would get with square or rectangular photos. The circles are yet another way to help your eye move across the page. I also adhered all the circle photos/stickers from the bottom left corner to the top right corner of the page.
Closer look at journaling dressed up with another stamped phrase from the Sept. Studio AE stamp set.
SUPPLIES (click on photos for links)
Click HERE to view this week's layout and video at Two Peas in a Bucket.
Click HERE to view the entire 2011 From Start to Finish Series at Two Peas in a Bucket.
Links for more projects/layouts I've created using my favorite Doodlebug Boutique Buttons:
Boutique Buttons make the perfect centers for stamped snowflakes:
Scrapbook Stamping January 2011 (original post HERE)
The flower Boutique Buttons make the perfect accents with leaf accents. I stamped and colored my leaf accents on this layout:
Scrapbook Stamping June 2011 (original post HERE)
Boutique Buttons are the perfect simple page accent. I lined them up border-style on this layout:
Scrapbook Stamping July 2011 (original post HERE)
These Beetle Black Boutique Buttons easily dress up the wheels on this die cut and stamped bicyle:
From Start to Finish August 31, 2011 (original post HERE)
The flower buttons add interest & dimension to the leaf border:
From Start to Finish May 18, 2011 (original post HERE)
I love using the solid yellow Boutique Buttons for sunshine accents:
Sending Smiles Card (original post HERE)
Boutique Buttons make the perfect finishing touch on banners and labels:
Enjoy the Ride Card (original post HERE)
On the Mend Card (original post HERE)
Wishing You a Speedy Recovery Card (original post HERE)