Add a Personal Touch To Your Scrapbook Layout with Doodling!

Creating designs freehand is one of the best parts of crafting!  It adds a personal touch to your scrapbook and improves your creativity!
In last week's tip, I showed you how to make borders out of extra trimmed papers. And now, I am going to share with you how to finish that page off by adding a cute doodle design!

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Read the Step-by-Step Guide Below:

Step 1

The materials that you'll need are: your page with border, colored card stock and papers, stapler, and black pens with varied thickness.

Let's start doodling!
scrapbook doodling layout materials

Step 2

Start off by drawing border lines using a thicker black pen.
Just go all the way around the edges of the page. No need to be too strict about the straightness of the lines, just draw them down freely!

As for me, I did not join the tips as I like it just the way it is. I also left a gap on the upper right-hand portion for a more carefree look.


Step 3

Then on the lower left side, write the title of your page. I wrote "Everyday Life" as this depicts our actual daily routine.
page title

Step 4

Now for the fun part: add some doodles with some embellishments.
As you can see, I adhered these lovely clouds from my sticker collection.
cloud sticker embellishment
I just replicated and doodled the sticker images on my white paper so that I could have them all over my page!
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Step 5

Once you're happy with your doodled images, carefully cut them out as seen below.

Step 6

Get your pop-up dots and stick your cut-outs to your page.
Just a tip: Adhere them in a way that would really complement your embellishments, to create a cool and coherent look!
pop up dots

Step 7

Now, use a thinner pen and go around the page again, creating thinner borders on the edges.
thinner black pen

Step 8

To go with the scruffy look of our design, staple some cut out pieces of paper. It can also serve as a great spot to jot down your additional title or sentiment!
title spot

Step 9

For the final touch, create dotted and swirling lines using your black pen. I used these lines to connect my stickers and doodles.
dotted lines
You could also add other designs.
As for me, I added some dot designs together with the candid photo of my son wearing his raincoat to resemble the raindrops on that rainy day! 🌧
raindrop effect

Step 10

Finally, finish it off with a word that would best describe your photo. Mine would be: 'raining'.
scrapbook doodling page
I just love how clean and cute this layout turned out! It's super easy to do as well!
I hope this inspired you to create more free-flowing and personal layouts for your next creations!
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