Mini Airplanes Tutorial

Hello peeps!! I am back to share with you a Doodlebug tutorial. For today's tutorial, I have created a layout using the new collection from Doodlebug called "Boys Only". I love the vibrant colors and the cute boys elements on the papers and stickers. I wanted to make this layout really fun by including stars and paper airplanes! 

When I was young, I was taught to fold paper airplanes and play with my friends in school and with my neighborhood friends as well. It definitely brought back a lot of memories. Fear not... if you are not sure how to fold a paper airplane. I have created a tutorial just for you!

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Before we move on to the paper airplane, let's work with the base of the layout. 

Step 1: I used the 'superstar paper' and punched stars on it. 

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Step 2: I cut & pasted the following papers: 'clip art', 'geared up', 'anyway' onto the 'jam session' paper (background). 

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Step 3: I added the 'superstar' paper and also added the 'banner card stock sticker'. 
Of course with that cute little photo too :)
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Step 4: Here is a tutorial on folding a paper airplane: 

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First I cut a square 3"x3". 

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Fold in half.

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Open up and fold the upper edges down to the centerline.

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Turn it around/to the back and fold half again. Make it flat.

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Fold the top all the way to the bottom line. You should have a "pointy tip" at the front.

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It should look like this. 

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Then fold the bottom edge up to the centerline. Fold the other wing in a symmetrical fashion.

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Cut the airplane into half. 

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Ta daa.. this is what you will get.
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Step 5: Here's the completed layout! To add fun to the layout use Doodlebug twine to create the flying trail. I have also created a frame all around the 'superstar' paper by using lil stripes. Also added a lil more of the stickers & brads.

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I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and thank you for coming by! 

Xoxo Jessy


15 comments

Blossom inch said...

ala so nice babe...very cool page! love the airplanes (that separated into two ;))) and the stars! Hugs

Lynnda Hosni said...

wow wow wow... how cool is this!!! Clever thing to do... I used to love them[paper airplanes!] when I was a little kid!!!..Cute and fabulous page Jess... hugs..xoxo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That is AWESOME Jessy!! I used to make airplanes too... but I never thought to use them on a lo!!! Soooooooooo need to try this!! LOVING your lo!!! Beautiful colors and loving the stars too!!

Emily said...

I am loving the paper airplanes... will have to try these on a layout for my little guy!!! Fantastic layout!!!

sharon Ong / Ngoo said...

those paper airplanes are so cheery! :)

danni reid. said...

so, so, so cuuuute my friend!

BabyBokChoy said...

Such a brilliant idea to use a paper airplane like that!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

Such a brilliant idea to use a paper airplane like that!!!

Sherri said...

How cute is that Jessy?! Love that shade of green on the paper so much.

Natt Smith said...

Really clever Jessy !! Thanks you for tutorial !

liana suwandi said...

awww I remember those old day, made this airplane, you're so clever...

pruts said...

this is soooo great!!!
love the airplanes tut.
thanks for sharing

amytangerine said...

love this. may i ask about the star punch?! i might need that!

Trisha Joy Carrillo said...

Love this girl! I'm going to have to try this =) TFS!!

Helen Tilbury said...

This is so cuuuute! That all over starry punch is marvellous!! Love your detailed photo tuts :)