Saturday, June 18, 2016

Doodlebug Design Mix and Match Challenge: Monochromatic Card Set

Howdy blog friends-  I am here up on the blog today sharing my take on the Mix and Match Challenge we were given for Doodlebug Design.

I decided to do a set of monochromatic cards for the challenge and it was so fun to pull out all of my products by color and mix and match them to make some fun cards. Here they are:

Here are some close ups of the cards-

For my cards I mixed and match various papers from 6x6 pads, Icon and This and That stickers from Under the Sea, Anchor's Aweigh, Spring Garden Kraft in Color and Swiss Dot Petite Print Collections. I then added Sweet Roll stickers,  bakers twine, sprinkles, mini paper clips, buttons,  mini jewels and a doily from my stash of embellishments.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today and taking a peek. I loved being able to use to many of my adorable Doodlebug collections to make these cards - they pulled items from so many collections- yet still remained cohesive and I loved that! Happy crafting!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Flip Flap 3 Bars Card Tutorial with Tya

Hello - I am up today to share with you  a quick tutorial on how to put together the new Flip Flap Cards from Lori Whitlock.  Lori came out this week with a bunch of these adorable cards so I thought I would show you really quick how to put it together.

I am using the A2 Flip Flap 3 Bars card (LW SVG Shop) (Silhouette) and the Pinstripes line that Lori designed for Echo Park.  This card would be wonderful for Father's Day!

To start - open the file in your cutting software. Go ahead and cut the papers out.
Here are the pieces all cut out. The brown piece is the base and the other pieces are for the front and bars of the card.

Once the papers are cut out - go ahead and start folding the card base. First fold the far left side of the card into the center on the fold line.

 Next fold the right hand side of the card back towards the left on the folded line.

Finally - Fold the left hand side over once again on the folded line. You can see the bars on this fold.

Now - assemble the remaining pieces to the card front. I added some pattern papers from the 6x6 paper pad and some word strip stickers that fit perfectly on the bars. I also added some enamel dots to the bars as well for some dimension.
This isn't included in the cut file - but I added a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of cardstock to the inside of the car and decorated this piece with some washi tape and more stickers from the Pinstripes line. Add some twine to the tag and that's all there is to it!
I just love fun fold cards and I can see myself using these over and over again! They are so fun! So I hope after you see how easy they are to put together - you will want to make some of your own. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Lori Whitlock Creative Team June Blog Hop

 Hi friends - welcome to Lori Whitlock's May Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Kathy's blog or you can start at the very beginning at Lori's blog where you can pick up this darling freebie that is available through today so make sure to stop back there!

 I just love Summer! For my project today I wanted to share with you a digital layout I did showcasing one of Lori's Life Templates and her new Happy Summer Line from Echo Park Paper. I loved how many photos I could get on one page and still have enough space to play with all the fun elements of the kit. Here is the page:

I had a lot of fun designing this - I loved this line that Lori designed! Its chock full of fun summer themed papers and icons.

I used the following supplies found on Snap Click Supply:
Life Template Set 6
Happy Summer Mega Collection

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. Next stop is Courtney's darling blog!  

Make sure you check out Lori's promotions she has going on with this month's blog hop - she always has such great sales- don't forget to check them out!

 Lori is also giving away a $20 gift card to her SVG shop so don't forget to enter the raffle!  
  a Rafflecopter giveaway