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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

You know its a special collection when you have been saving a bunch of photos for years, just waiting for the right papers and embellishments to come around to scrap a memory! Well imagine how happy I was when Doodlebug release the Happy Healing collection! Perfect photos for this special little memory I have of my husband taking out my youngest daughters stitches years ago!

I had a lot of fun making this custom title of 'Doctor Dad" using some of the Chit Chat,  Bits and Pieces and the cute Ladybug Puffy Sticker Alpha. The silver - while hard to photograph- sure brings a bright pop of stunning color to this collection!  The addition of a cute red cross sticker from the Puffy Icons add a fun bit of dimension as well. I made my own clipboard with some Textured Cardstock and a tab punch that I used some silver metallic paper to make the clip. The awesome Silver Assortment Sprinkles add great dimension and I have sprinkled them throughout the page.


A couple of tags and a cute speech bubble peek out from the op of my photos and are tied  with  some bakers twine for interest. I love this bright red "Cross My  Heart" paper that the photos are mounted on. I added a little bit of my own "stitching" with some white gel pen accents. 

The bottom corner is decorated simply with just a cute phrase banner and  row of colorful hearts from the "Chit Chat" die cuts. The strip of "Candy Striper" paper along the bottom of the layout tie all the bright, happy colors of this page together nicely.


Finishing out the layout in the left, bottom corner are more decorations. I loved the darling doctor lab coat and it looked great peeking out behind my photo. My daughter was indeed "so brave" and so I added this arrow sentiment and a cute striped heart with a staple in it for texture to finish off this cluster of embellishments.


As you can see, my daughter and husband were all smiles after this little procedure, and I was all smiles being able to record this fun memory of the two of them! The Happy Healing collection sure fit the bill with these cute photos! I hope that I have inspired you today to record some of your "boo-boo" memories as well! We will see you all next time friends! 


DOODLEBUG PRODUCTS USED:
Happy Healing Collection
Ladybug Alphabet Soup Puffy Stickers
Textured Cardstock

OTHER PRODUCTS USED:
Tab Punch
White Gel Pen



 

Doodlebug's New DIY Snow Globe! Cute Gift Ensemble featuring the "Over the Rainbow" Collection

Hi there crafty friends! It was so much fun getting to play with the brand-new D.I.Y Snow Globes this month! I don't know about you, but it has been a little dreary in my neck of the woods and I knew I wanted to brighten things up so I used the super bright and happy "Over the Rainbow" collection and a few Doodlepops from the "Bunny Hop" collection to create this fun little gift ensemble which includes a snow globe, a cute shaker lid container, and a whimsical Tag Flip! 

To make the Snow Globe, I used the 6x6 Rainbow Wishes paper with the cloud background and layered up some Odds and Ends, and the cute "Hello Sunshine" Doodlepop to make a little sky scene. I added some of the "Gnome Sweet Gnome" 6x6 paper and traced the base of the Snow Globe onto it. I then added it to my Snow Globe base and decorated that section with a cloud, a button tied with some yellow twine, and some cute yellow pom-pom trim to finish it up. 

I used the Cupcake, Bubblegum, Ladybug, Tangerine, Bumblebee, Limeade, and  Swimming Pool Shaker Balls to fill up the Snow Globe. Aren't they so much fun?

Next, I created this cute little container with a shaker lid! Believe it or not, this is made from a small Pringles Can and a 3-inch plastic ornament half to make the shaker lid. I fell in love with this little technique and can see myself making oodles of these! They are the perfect way to showcase all of my favorite Doodlepops! They are so fun to fill up too! 

To cover my Pringles can, I used a 4 1/2 x 10-inch strip of Over the Rainbow Stripe paper. I then added two of the decorative border strips from the Lucky Me paper. I added the "It's a Rainbow Kind of Day" die cut to the front of the can with some foam tape. I also added some cute yellow pom-pom trim to the top of the border strip along the bottom of the can. Cute colors abound here!

To make the lid, I added some lightweight chipboard strips behind the clouds on the "Hello Sunshine" Doodlepop. This made it fit well in the dome. I added a 3-inch cardstock circle on top of the plastic lid and then glued the Doodlepop down with hot glue. I added the Shaker Balls to the dome and then centered the dome on top of the lid. The dome is held onto the top of the lid with hot glue. This is so fun to shake up! 

On the inside of the container, I did a quick little tag flip and featured some of my favorite pieces of the "Over the Rainbow" collection. It fit perfectly, ribbons and all, inside the container! 

As you can see, the first tag on the page is a shaker tag that was decorated with some pattern papers, and acetate. The shaker balls were a great interactive element for the cover tag on this little flip! 

Here are the tags I did! Lots of layering of 6x6 papers, Odds and Ends, Chit Chat, and Puffy Stickers! 

Getting to play with the Snow Globe and Shaker Balls was such a delight and I am thrilled with how this little set turned out. I plan on giving it to a cute niece of mine to brighten her day! Thank you so much for spending a little time here on the Doodlebug Blog today! I hope you have the best day and we will see you all next time! Happy Crafting Friends! 


DOODLEBUG PRODUCTS USED:
Over the Rainbow Collection
Hello Sunshine  Doodlepop from the Bunny Hop Collection
Easter Dots Acetate from the Bunny Hop Collection
Doodlebug DIY Snowglobe
Shaker Balls
Bubblegum Textured Cardstock

OTHER PRODUCT USED:
Hot Glue
Yellow Pom-pom trim
Button
Yellow Twine
Tag Die
White Book Ring
Ribbons for Tag Flip


Wednesday, March 20, 2024

 

Hello Crafty friends! I am so excited that it is finally starting to feel a little bit like Spring! Today I am up on the blog sharing my project featuring the cute-as-can-be "Bunny Hop" collection.

 

I created a fun layout with a few selfies I took with a fun Easter Bunny  Ears filter a few years back. I love how the colors match perfectly between my photos and the collection! Doodlebug does bright, happy, and fun so well and absolutely did not disappoint with this cute collection! Let me show you a few close-ups of the parts of my page:

I created my title by layering up 2 sentiments from the Chit Chat. I added the cute bunny and fun flowers, that are from the Odds and Ends and Bits and Pieces Ephemera on top of the Hello. Then some sprinkles in the flower centers. These are placed on a Cupcake Doily and a circle of the Spot of Spring paper. I love how the doily adds a bit of texture to this part. My journaling was typed out and added above the title. 

I thought the Springtime Stripe paper was the perfect background for my layout. It was fun to do a play on the stripes on my bunny ears in the photo. I backed my photos on some textured cardstock that matches the collection. A cute flower cluster and "Im all Ears" speech bubble from the Chit Chat round out this part of the layout.


The bottom section of my layout is a fun one as I got to play with lots of the collection! As you can see, I added a section of Bubblegum Textured cardstock there and separated this part from the top part of the layout with a border sticker from the This and That sticker sheet and some festive yellow pom-pom trim from my stash! The pom-poms remind me of cute fluffy chickies!
I cut out (10) 2x2 inch squares in two rows and got to decorate them all up with some goodies. I used some buttons and twine from my stash, a few pieces of Petite Prints, and then some cut parts and pattern papers from the 6x6 paper pad, some stickers from the Icon Sticker Sheet, and plenty of ephemera and Shape Sprinkles from the collection. 



This fun collection was an absolute joy to create with and I am soooo excited to get to play with it more with all the Easter and Spring photos I have. I hope that I have inspired you today with this layout! This is a great one to recreate if you like to add lots of embellishments to your projects like I do! Doodlebug does some of THE best embellishments in the industry and this was a fun way to display them! Thank you very much for stopping by today! Have the best day and we will see you all next time!




Doodlebug Products Used:

Bunny Hop Collection
Bubblegum Textured Cardstock
Cupcake Doily
Cupcake Dot/Stripe Petite Print
Bubblegum Dot/Stripe Petite Print
Citrus Dot/Stripe Petite Print
Lemon Dot/Stripe Petite Print

Other Products Used:
Buttons
Twine
Pom-Pom Trim
Glossy Accents







Friday, February 16, 2024

Lots of Love Mini Album Flipbook - Doodlebug Design Team Project

 Hello there Doodlebug fans! Hope you are all doing well and that you are enjoying this beautiful month of February, the month that we get to celebrate all things LOVE! I am super excited to share with you my latest DT project using the super cute 'Lots of Love' collection! I did a mini album with a little twist! I created a fun chipboard cover that fits a 4x6 album in! This technique is such a fun way to house your albums of this size! (and it also gave me more room to decorate and play with all of my amazing "Lots of Love" goodies! ) Come and see! 




As you can see the collection is stunning with its bright pops of pink, red, and blue! Perfect for a love-themed album! I used so many elements to dress up my pages and it was super fun mixing and matching all the different products to make some really fun, and interactive pages! Let me show you a few pages!

As you can see, I love to add all sorts of flips and pockets to my albums! The pockets are the perfect spot to cut out a couple of tags from that cut apart paper!




Look how beautiful the yellows are! Such a fun pop of bright color mixed with the vivid pink and blues! The florals in this collection are super fun to layer up and are great sizes to use in this size mini album! 








And of course, no album would be complete without a cute Doodlepop here and there! I adore the shaker ones like this Tea one shown below!








The last few pages - good spots to showcase photos of all of your loved ones! 



This little album has so many fun and interactive elements to it, that it is really hard to showcase with just photos sooooo - if you'd like to stop by and check out my walkthrough of this album - you can find it over on my YouTube channel! I'd love to show you just how much fun this little ( albeit chunky ) album is!



Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope I have given you some inspiration to grab this adorable "Lots of Love" collection and make a mini album of your own! Happy crafting friends! 



Doodlebug Products Used:

Lots of Love Collection
Gingham/ Linen Petite Print papers in Cupcake, Lemon, Swimming Pool and Ladybug
Dot/Stripe Petite Print papers in Ladybug, Lemon and Swimming Pool
Bubblegum Chunky Twine
Cupcake Doily Large and Small
Lily White Doily 


Other Products Used:

4x6 Flipbook Album and Page Protectors
Chipboard
Ribbons and Twine, Tulle and Crepe Paper
Action Wobble
Plastic Charm











Snow Much Fun Cards - Doodlebug DT project

Hello there Doodlebug friends! How’s the weather where you are? Here in Utah, it’s still looking a lot like winter – but that’s ok! I love winter! And to celebrate – I thought I’d whip up a few winter–themed cards using the adorable ‘Snow Much Fun” collection!

I used the card bases from the Cards and Envelopes Kit that coordinates with the collection. These six cards were super fun to decorate up with all of the goodies from the collection! Let's see what I made for you, shall we?

This cute card is one of my favorites of the bunch. I love that little peek-a-boo spot cut out of the card base. It was the perfect spot for the friendly Yeti on the Hello Winter Doodlepop to wave hello. The card was decorated with some pattern papers from the 6x6 paper pad and the 12 x12 paper. Some pretty flocked tulle added some fun texture and interest to this page! 


All of the snowmen had my heart, but this little fellow, with his little snow cone, was the perfect addition to this fun card that features some of the Odds and Ends and Chit Chat ephemera pieces. 


Everyone in for a selfie! I simply adored this fun group shot with all of our polar pals that is from the Odds and Ends. I added a couple of more friends with the bunny and the seal popping in. They are stickers from the Icon Sticker sheet. The fun "Snow Happy Together" banner sentiment was the perfect saying for all of these happy friends! 


This little ski buddy made his appearance next to some of the snow-capped mountains and a big "Nice to Ski You!" sentiment. I layered that sentiment - found in the Chit Chat ephemera over the top of the original die cut. It was more appropriate for a card than what was on there.  Don't be afraid to layer up the ephemera and make it work for your specific project!  I  loved adding some additional sparkle with some stickles and the fun snowflake sprinkles found on the Snow Colorful Shape Sprinkles added a great splash of color and dimension to this wintery mountain card. 


This file folder card was a joy to decorate up with the Winter Wonderland Shaker Pop! I mounted it on one of the tags in the Bits and Pieces. Some pretty snowflakes and a cute sticker banner sentiment from the This and That sticker sheet round this one out! Check out the pretty gems on the centers of the snowflakes - These are from the Mini Jewels. 


This card makes me want to snuggle up in a warm sweater and drink some hot cocoa! One of my favorite card-making techniques is to layer up some of the Odds and Ends Ephemera and make a little smattering of icons. These snowy-themed icons look great mounted on some pretty glitter paper and some of the beautiful blue paper from the Textured Cardstock. 


Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope that these cards have warmed your heart and inspired you to make a batch for your favorite pals. It's a great way to spend a cold, winter day! See you all again next time! Happy Crafting!


Doodlebug Products Used:

Snow Much  Fun Collection
Snow Much Fun Cards and Envelopes
Snow Much Fun Textured Cardstock


Friday, January 12, 2024

Treat bag Ornament Holders - Gingerbread Kisses collection - Doodlebug DT project


Hello there! Are you all surviving the hustle and bustle of the holidays? It gets a little tricky this time of year to squeeze in some crafty time, but I made It happen this year by golly! I have adored working with the Gingerbread Kisses collection so much! I wanted to share a fun little treat holder with you today with a super fun pocket that holds a handmade ornament to give to all of those special someones on your list this year! 

I followed this blog post to create the boxes.  I used some 110-weight Kraft cardstock to construct my boxes. I did deviate slightly from the original and did not punch the hole to make it a door hanger.  I simply added a 1/2 inch score mark at the top of the bag and adhered it to the top fold-over flap on a bag of these yummy Gingerbread Ghirardelli Chocolates. I decorated the bag with the "Cookies for Santa" pattern paper and some Pistachio Swiss Dot Petite Prints. Such fun colors in this collection!


I also made my own little gingerbread-themed ornaments that were so easy to make and SO fun to decorate with all sorts of little bits! I love how this simple little ornament was made with some chalk paint and one of these plastic art palettes from the dollar store! They look just like a little muffin or cupcake tin and I loved how it went along with the whole baking theme of the Gingerbread Kisses collection.
 

Here are a few close-ups of the ornaments:



These were decorated with some die cuts from the Odds and Ends and Chit Chat ephemera packs. I also added a clay ornament from my stash. I added some peppermint enamel dots from the Peppermint Place Shape Sprinkles to the clay ornaments to match the collection a little better. I found these itty bitty cookie cutters at the craft store, so I added some hot glue to the cup, added a few cookie sprinkles, and then placed my little ornament in the cup. Such a fun little addition! I also added some plastic peppermint candies to the cups. The gingerbread friends are hot glued to a cinnamon stick and some pretty greenery.  I added a candy cane from the Icon Sticker sheet to the gingerbread friends. I also added a little bit of Stickles for some sparkle to the buttons and bows on the gingerbread.  The ornaments are finished off with a festive striped bow and then some twine hot glued to the back to act as a holder for the ornament. I just had the BEST time making these! Kids would LOVE to make these too! Just be careful with the hot glue! :)

After the ornaments had all been put together, I added them to the front pocket along with some paper shreds. I decorated the front pockets of the holders with some more die cuts from the Odds and Ends, Chit Chat, Bits and Pieces, Warm Wishes Shape Sprinkles, and Enamel Dots. I added a small Lily White Mini Doily over the top flap and then glued the holder right to the flap of the bag of chocolates.



A little group shot action! :)


I hope these treat and ornament holders have inspired you to create your own fun and festive gifts! The "Gingerbread Kisses" collection was perfect for this gingerbread-themed project, and I had so much fun making them! Have a wonderful Holiday Season and we will see you next time!  Happy crafting!




DOODLEBUG PRODUCTS USED:

GINGERBREAD KISSES ODDS AND ENDS
GINGERBREAD KISSES CHIT CHAT
GINGERBREAD KISSES BITS AND PIECES
GINGERBREAD KISSES PEPPERMINT PLACE SHAPE SPRINKLES
GINGERBREAD KISSES WARM WISHES SHAPE SPRINKLES
GINGERBREAD KISSES ENAMEL DOTS
GINGERBREAD KISSES ICON STICKER SHEET
LILY WHITE MINI DOILY
    GINGERBREAD KISSES COOKIES FOR SANTA PAPER
PISTACHIO SWISS DOT PETITE PRINTS


OTHER PRODUCTS USED:

ART PALETTE
CHALK PAINT
TWINE
GREENERY
CINNAMON STICK
HOT GLUE
110# WEIGHT KRAFT CARDSTOCK
SCORING TOOL
VARIOUS DECORATIONS FOR CUPS (CLAY ORNAMENT, PLASTIC PEPPERMINT CANDIES, MINI COOKIE CUTTERS, SPRINKLES)
STRIPE RIBBON