As Valentine’s Day approaches, Doodlebug has released the perfect line literally filled with sweet treats, sugar (glitter), and that sticks to their signature style and colors as well. “Sweet Cakes” is available in stores now, and today I am going to take a closer look at this collection.
I really appreciate that Doodlebug designs are not trendy. They stick to a signature color set, and I know that the colors I have of previous releases such as buttons or rhinestones will always coordinate with the new products as well. This, to me, is such a huge value, and really is great when I want a well-coordinated project. I’m also happy to see that they’ve incorporated their twine (and twine inspired letter stickers) in this collection as well.
I will caution you that the glitter on the glittered papers did rub off a bit on my fingers as I worked with them. I do not believe this will be a problem once my pages are in my albums, but it’s the one negative thing that I found with the line.
Fans of smaller sized papers will be happy to know that the papers are available in a 6×6″ pad as well as in the full sized 12″ papers, and there are collection packs in addition to single sheets of paper. This line is absolutely perfect for adorable Valentine’s Day projects, as well as a must for sweet treat lovers. Here is a simple Valentine’s day card that I created:
Also: Doodlebug Design Valentine’s Assortment Doodle Twine. I can think of a lot more uses beyond Valentine’s Day for this line. From use for tea parties to visits to a favorite bakery or cupcake shop, or simply used as a general love themed or girl themed line, this is a great collection. To tone down the bold colors of this line, I think it would work well with cream, kraft, or chocolate brown papers. Some of the elements would look good taken apart from this collection and mixed with yellows or blues as well. There are some nice monochromatic patterns, as well as some more subtle patterned papers as well. I used the Valentine twine patterned paper as a base for my layout, then added in all kinds of bits and pieces from the Sweet Cakes line to show you another example of this line in action. Supplies:
I love the whimsical touches, glitter accented pieces, and just how bright and fun this line is. It is very heavy on pink, something I think we’re actually going to see more of in 2012. It seems like pink has been a color a lot of manufacturers stay away from, and it’s coming back big time.
A baby shower, a new baby girl, a special outing for a decadant dessert – there are so many ways to apply this line, and with the classic Doodlebug designs and patterns it’s a collection I’m happy to see and am glad to have in my stash.
“Sweet Cakes” is now available in stores and online at sites like Scrapbook.com.
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