Friday, April 18, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray for Pop -Up Cards and Doodlebug Design!

Hi there Doodlebug fans -  I am here today to share with you 2 really fun and interactive cards that you can give to that special birthday boy or girl in your life!

 I love doing fun fold cards! I love that the recipient gets a fun surprise when they open up the card- it adds a little something special! Let me show you today 2 of my favorites!
Cards Closed

Cards open

First up we have a Pop-Up Box card. These cards have been showing up all over blogs and Pinterest and I just had to give one a go! I loved being able to use all the fun stickers and sentiments that come with the Hip Hip Hooray collection - ( and how cute is that little monster peeking out?)

I used this tutorial to make this card: Pop-Up Box Card 
*Note* - the card that I made will fit in a 6x9 inch envelope - there are instructions on the link for the measurements for a card that fits in a standard A2 size envelope :)

Next up is a neat card called a Free Standing Pop Up Card. I loved how this one litterally pops up when you unfold it! So fun!
I used this tutorial to make this card : Free Standing Pop-Up Card

So if you are looking to add that little extra pizzaz to your handmade cards - give these two awesome ones a try! I know who ever you give them to with love them! Have fun!

Monday, April 7, 2014

My Craft Channel Tip - Making a paper bow using the We R Memory Keepers Evnelope Punch Board

Hey there blog friends! I am a gadget girl! I love me a good paper crafting tool from punches to scoring boards to my cordless glue gun! I adore even more being able to use these tools in fun and interesting ways. Check out my video tip up today on My Craft Channel on how to make a 3d paper bow using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board!  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pin this fun idea to your Pinterest Boards! Happy Crafting!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Craft Tip of the Day on My Craft Channel

Hi blog friends! The hardest part about being a paper crafter sometimes is having to choose between 2 really cute sides of pattern paper! Check out my tip today on how you can use BOTH sides of that darling pattern paper on the same layout! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Doodlebug Design and My Craft Channel

Hey friends - got a few things happening in the internet world today - thought I'd share with my blog readers as well :)
 On My Craft Channel I have a fun little tip on how to dress up a plain ol' paper bag with a fun fold technique and whatever extras you have in your stash (c'mon you know you have tons!) ;)

I also have a layout up on the Doodlebug Design blog featuring one of my favorite layouts that I did for the Kraft in Color collection. This is one of my favorite photos as well :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate ya! See you next time!

Monday, March 3, 2014

My Craft Channel - Paper Crafting Tips and Tricks

Hi there! Just wanted to pop by and share with you some exciting news - I was approached by My Craft Channel to be a host for a weekly series on quick and easy Paper Crafting tips and tricks. I was so  honored to be asked! I love My Craft Channel so to be a small part of this awesome channel was something that I was so happy to do. Tune in every week when I will give paper crafters some nifty tips and tricks that I have learned in my 15 + years of this hobby :)

You can view my first show starting today!
My Craft Channel Paper Crafting Tip - How to Unsticky a Sticker

 Thank you for stopping by and let me know if YOU have any cool tips or tricks that you like to use when you paper craft!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Scallop Circle Tri-Fold Card Tutorial

Hi Doodlebug friends - today I am so pleased to share with you one of my favorite techniques, paired with some of my favorite Doodlebug products! I have always loved making fun fold cards. I love the extra element of fun that a card with interactive parts to it adds - it gives the card recipient a little extra surprise when they open up the envelope! I love that!  And while I adore all the themed lines that Doodlebug puts out, I love the fact that they have so many basic supplies that I reach for all the time. Some of my favorites are Petite Prints, Doodle Twine, Doodles card sentiments and all the amazing embellishments that are perfect for any project! 
 Here are the supplies you need to complete this card :

4 1/4 x 11 inch piece of cardstock
Scoring tool
2 1/2 inch circle punch
Large Scallop punch (mine is about 2 3/8 inch) 
2 inch circle punch
border punch
1 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch piece of cardstock
Embellishments such as jewels or brads 
Lets make the card!

Step 1- Using a scoring tool, take a 4 1/4 x 11 inch piece of cardstock and score at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2 inches on the 11 inch side of the paper.
  Step 2- Take your 2 1/2 inch circle punch and line it up as shown on the score mark you made at the 8 1/2 inch mark. Slide the punch all the way in making sure that the score line is in the middle of the circle. Punch out the circle.

 Step 3- This is what the card will look like with the circle punched out and all the score lines folded.
   If you want to- add a little bit of adhesive to the underside of the the top flap as shown.
Step 4- Now comes the fun part! Punch out a scallop circle from the petite print paper. Punch out a 2 inch circle from white cardstock. Add a Doodlepop to the center of the circle. Punch out edge of cardstock with your choice of border punch. Add the Petite Print and cardstock paper strips. Add Bakers twine to the top of the flap. Add Doodle card sentiment and embellishment. 
Here are just a few different varieties below using all the same basic elements. Just change the colors, sentiment and Doodle-Pops to match your theme and you have a sure formula for making adorable cards like these over and over again! Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Hi there! My name is Tya Smith and I am absolutely thrilled to be able to be a part of the Doodlebug Design Team once again this year. I had such an amazing experience being on the team last year and am honored to be able to be back for another term!

Just a little about me- I am a wife of 18 years to my hottie husband Brad,and a Mom to 3 wonderful, crazy busy kids : Ashlyn (16), Ethan (13) and Maddie (11). I live in Syracuse, UT which is about 30 miles north of Salt Lake City (and the Doodlebug Design Home Office!) When I am not working on paper crafts, I love to travel, cook and read. I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan and love 80's music! I have worked at my local scrapbook store The Heartland Paper Co. for 15 years.

I love being creative and love color so Doodlebug was THE perfect fit for me! Thanks Doodlebug for letting me "play" for another year!