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Flipping through some old photos, I came across a shot of me with a few of my closest girlfiends from college. As I was whisked away to the memories of silliness and laughter, I instantly wanted to play. You know--really get creative. Setting my scrap "rules" aside, I sat down to have some fun.

My 20-month-old daughter played along beside me. And in the moment it took me to step over to the printer, she had reached up and scribbled crayon on my work in progress. After a deep breath, I took her doodling as inspiration. I picked up that Robin's Egg Blue crayon and added more carefree swirls to my page. I must admit--it felt nice. Liberating.

So go on and play. Give a little childlike artistry a whirl--you may be pleasantly surprised!

Idea: Besides trying different colors, sizes and orientation, customize Doodlebats even more when you print them on unexpected backgrounds, such as lined paper or even fabric, then trim them freehand for a some good, old-fashioned cut-and-paste fun!

Products used:

  • Flourishes: DB Fleuries, numbers 3 and 6 at 300 pt, brown, printed on notebook paper, cut by hand, then creased and crumpled a few of the edges.
  • Font for quote: CK Olden Days, 48 pt, brown, printed directly to my kraft cardstock background.
  • Font for date: LB Punchy, 20 pt, black (Tip: Avoid using spaces if you want your type in a solid label block as shown.)
  • Other: scraps of ribbon, staples, American Crafts felt flowers & brads, Crayola crayon

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