Officially doodles are unconscious drawings that you make while your attention is otherwise occupied. The most common ‘doodling time’ is when you’re having a long telephone conversation. Most of the drawings are really simple but sometimes it can grow into a complete pattern. Little flowers, circles, squares, arrows, eyes and geometric shapes are very popular for doodle drawings.

Well, that was a bit of theory about doodling but… doodles are great to use in paper crafting! That’s why they’re here on this trend watch. Lately we’ve seen more craft companies that incorporate doodles in their products, so you don’t have to draw them yourself anymore. Let’s see what you can do with them!

I want to start with this lovely card from Craftybit Creations, it’s completely made out of doodle stamps with a matching sentiment. You can give the doodles every color you want and they will look great!


You are my favorite by Mika, image source Craftybit Creations

This card from Laurie uses a stencil with doodle circles. She used a round blending tool to create the background which gives it even more ‘doodle feelings’.


Hello card from Laurie, image source Soapboxcreations

You can also combine doodles with smooth images as you can see in the combination from the doodle tree in the background and the smooth bike on this card from Rachel.


Find joy everyday by Rachel Kleinman, image source Unity Stamp Blog

The doodle stamps are perfect for CAS / one layer cards like this card from Debbie. Circles are very popular for doodling and you could use them for every kind of card. If you would give them masculine colors you’d have a great male card!


Happy Birthday from Debbie Olson, image source Thinking Inking

You can get as creative as you want, like Michelle who created these awesome artsy doodle tags.


Artsy Doodles by Michelle, image source Pinch your Chic

Last but not least I want to show you a doodle design that’s a bit more intricate. Most cards I’ve showed use pretty simple doodling images but the next one has a doodle flower design. Flowers are great to doodle and they look so wonderful! You could give them any color you want but I love this peaceful look from Lisa.


You are simply wonderful by Lisa Arana, image source Dahlhouse Designs

After all those pretty examples I would like to share a couple of products you could use for this trend:


Bubbles & Bars Stencil, Simon Says Stamp, image source Simon Says Stamp

They even have doodle dies! Like this one from Papertrey Ink which has a matching stampset.


Papertrey Ink – circle scribbles die collection, image source Papertrey Ink

These whimsical clouds are cute for doodles!


Paper Smooches Cut loose stamp, image source Paper Smooches

If you’re looking for some cute animals, this is a great stamp set.


Could I be any cuter, Unity Stamp co., image source Unity Stamp Company

Tip: The Paper Artsy Jofy series has a lot of pretty doodle stamps!


Paper Artsy Jofy collection 09, image source Paper Artsy

I hope you’ve got some inspiration to get creative! — Lucinde

5 replies on “Trend Watch – Doodling”

  1. amazing cards.. LOVE LOVE doodling.. and these are amazing samples of such a fun art.

  2. This style doesn’t draw my attention. I doubt that I would ever employ doodles. On the other hand, those tags sure are cute!

  3. What a pretty, and very subtly colorful, Doodling Trend! I especially Love the Clean and Simple Background. I image if you used a Multi-colored Ink Pad, you could come up with such pretty backgrounds. This is a Trend I will be watching out for.

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