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What better time to use my Lots O'Dots Daily Doodle than the summer time? The bright and lively colors are perfect for this time of year. Today, I am sharing how I used the Simply Spring collection to design my July calendar and to make a 'no sew' pocket to hold things in my TN. The Simply Spring collection has such beautiful colors that coordinate with Lots O' Dots. While some of the elements are perfect for springtime, others work perfectly in the summer, too. I picked out lots of the florals and little critters along with the sun and cute house motifs. They look adorable on my spread.
I used both the Icons and Mini Icons to decorate the pages. I love layering the stickers over the boxes. This gives me space to write, but softens the lines of the calendar.
Choosing die cuts from the Odds and Ends pack is always fun. I decided to use this cute sun and adhered it to the top right corner. I thought the flower, tucked onto her, made it look extra summery! Another thing I like to do on my calendar pages is use border stickers to block off days. Here I used the purple and pink ones from the This and That sticker page. The purple one shows the week I was at the beach and the pink one blocks off an upcoming weekend away. This techniques allows me to look at my calendar and instantly see which days are free!
Now for the pocket. I'm currently without a sewing machine, so I decided to make one that wouldn't need stitching. I cut the paper the length of the TN insert. Then, I folded it in half and trimmed it so that the width was the same. I folded the bottom corners in, leaving a point at the bottom.
In order to keep the flaps folded in, I secured some planner clips that I'd previously made from Doodlepops. This holds the whole pocket together! I tucked in a few things that I like to carry with me and can use it to hold receipts or note papers. As you can see from the front, the folded part of the pocket lets part of my cute insert decoration peep through. I finished it off with some stickers from the This and That sheet. It was so quick and easy to make and gives me some extra storage space in my notebook!
As you can see, the Simply Spring collection doesn't just need to be for the spring. I created some fun, summery designs for my Lots O'Dots Daily Doodle and love how colorful it is. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
I don't know exactly what it is about the little dinosaurs in the Dino-Mite! Stamp Set that makes me so happy, but every time I see them I have to smile! I really couldn't choose which dinosaurs to use for my card, so I figured, why not use them all??? Take a peek...
I embossed the stamped images before coloring... I think it makes the colors pop a bit more. I created a little scene, lots of layers with foam tape in between to give it more dimension. The cloud paper in the background is from the Simply Spring 6x6 Pad and the trees, grass and hill were made with paper from the Dot Stripe Petite Prints 6x6 pad. I thought this would make a cute birthday or congratulations card for a little person (or even a big person!)
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If I had to pick a favorite Doodlebug collection and believe me, this is hard - I would have to say the Fairy Tales collection. It is classic Doodlebug with all the bright colors and whimsical icons. I have been hoarding this just waiting for inspiration to hit and I think I found it! I created this handmade mini album and would love to share it with you today!
Because this album is chock full of flips and flaps and pockets, this would be a very photo heavy post, so I made a little walkthrough video for you to see the inside of the album. It is 6 pages. I constructed it with chipboard and cardstock and used this tutorial to make the pages.
2160p - YouTube
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by the blog today and peek at my video. If you have any questions, please let me know!
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DOODLEBUG PRODUCTS USED:
Fairy Tales Paper Pack
Fairy Tales This and That Sticker
Fairy Tales Icon Sticker
Fairy Tales Odds and Ends
Fairy Tales Cute Clips
Fairy Tales Petite Prints
Doodlebug Cardstock - Bubblegum, Limeade, Swimming Pool, Orchid
Medium weight chipboard
110 lb weight White cardstock - for pages and cover
March to July in my house is birthday season. Little girls together with the men in my life all seem to have birthdays during these months, so between crafting and cake baking, it is full-on for 5 months. But the time has come - the last birthday is on the horizon and I am celebrating!! Now don't get me wrong, with amazing products like the Fairy Tales collection teamed up with the new Rainbows and Unicorns stamp set, it doesn't get much more fun then pulling together projects like this little birthday card. Add some glitter sprinkles and some mini paper clips and doilies, and the cards are flying off of the crafty table! But there is something to be said for crafting just for the fun of it. And I can't wait to do just a little bit more of that in the next little while.
So here's to celebrations - of special events and of breaks from special events! Thanks for stopping by, Hugs,
I am having so much fun creating rainbow background designs on my layouts lately! The Doodlebug Designs Petite Prints patterned papers come in so many colors, creating a rainbow effect with them is super easy! I also used the So Much Pun collection because all of the adorable food icons are perfect for documenting the snacks my husband and I enjoyed at the county fair last year!
I started by creating a circular background design in my diecut machine software and then used white cardstock to cut it out. I then used a fun assortment of Dot-Stripe Petite Prints patterned papers to back the white cardstock diagonally from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. Can you name the 5 Doodlebug colors I used? I started with Citrus, then used Bumblebee, then Ladybug, then Bubblegum, and then finished with Pistachio. I embellished the top left corner by adding coordinating green embellishments. I used Mini Icon stickers, Odds & Ends die cuts, and word stickers from the 12x12 This & That Sticker Sheet. And isn't that sloth Doodlepop just the cutest?! I love the extra dimension it adds to the page! I finished the rest of the layout by adding a rainbow of color coordinated embellishments! The Doodlebug embellishments come in a big variety of colors, so finding matching stickers and such was a breeze! Along with the stickers and Odds & Ends pieces, I also added the adorable Jelly Clip cupcake. And again, how fun is that gumball machine Doodlepop?!?
Thank you for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to document your next food adventure using the Petite Prints Papers and the So Much Pun collection!
Doodlebug Design Supplies Used:
Dot-Stripe Petite Prints Patterned Paper: Citrus, Bumblebee, Ladybug, Bubblegum, Pistachio
So Much Pun Collection Odds & Ends
So Much Pun Collection This & That Sticker Sheet
So Much Pun So Sweet Jelly Clips
So Much Pun Doodlepops: Gum-Believable and Hang in There
Celebrate any little guy's birthday with this Rawr-some Card... and it's not just any card, it's a 3D diorama-style Cup Card!
To get started I've used a paper to-go coffee cup with plastic lid. I found this package of cups at my local dollar store for just a couple of dollars.
I used a craft knife to separate the bottom of the cup, as well as cutting the top portion of the cup in half as shown above. The cup comes with the kraft wrapper, which I used as well.
The lid was covered with a disk of patterned paper and then trimmed with chunky twine. The Jelly Clip fits perfectly inside of the little spout!
The bottom of the cup was covered with green gingham paper and then a strip of the same paper was die-cut with a grass die. If you don't have a grass die: cut a strip of paper that measures 5"W X 1.5"H and cut away small strips to resemble blades of grass. The grass strip is then wrapped around the bottom of the cup and curled a bit at the ends.
To decorate the outside and inside of the cup, I used the flattened cup as a template and traced onto two different patterns of paper and cut out. After attaching the papers , I glued on a trim of chunky twine to give a finished look.
Different dinosaur die-cuts were attached to pieces of paper straw. The ends of the straws were clipped into three sections to create a "foot" and then glued to the bottom of the cup.
The front of the kraft band was embellished with a sentiment and small dino sticker.
After the card cup is opened, it can be displayed by stacking the cup into the kraft band and then onto the lid. Such a sweet little keepsake for your RAWR-SOME little one!
Have I told you lately that I love cut files? Well I sure do and it is really hard for me not to use them on a project. I love to start with a blank piece of white cardstock and just bring it to life with a cut file backed with colorful paper! The time it takes to back the file is so worth the end result...trust me! Once you get started on them you will fall in love! Today I am sharing a colorful layout using a heart cut file. Hearta are one of my favorite shapes and pretty simple to back! If you are just getting started with cut files I suggest one with simple shapes or big titles. I pulled out 12x12 papers from the Doodlebug Design dot-stripe packs to create my colorful layout. I backed each circle of hearts with a different color and I think the end result is so eye catching. I added foam tape to the back of the cut file and adhered down to a white piece of cardstock that I trimmed down to 11x11. I matted this piece to a colorful stripe pattern paper from the Simply Spring collection. I kept the embellishments pretty light around my photo since I have so much pretty color from the backed cut file. I pulled out the Simply Spring odds & ends and found some cute pieces that worked with the two photos. Here is a look at my completed layout! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to create with some cut files and colorful pattern paper from Doodlebug Design! Have a wonderful day!
Doodlebug Products Used: Simply Spring odds & ends
When I make cards, I love making little scenes... this is even easier to do when you combine Doodlebug Stamps and Papers! Take a peek...
The Simply Spring Oh Boy! Stamps and dies are so cute! I loved the little boy on the swing and thought it would be cute to combine him with the clouds paper from the Simply Spring 6x6 pad and the grass paper from the Hoppy Easter 6x6 pad to make a summery scene.
I embossed the images to make them pop a bit more, and layered everything using a bit of foam tape to give it more dimension. Such a fun way to brighten someone's day! That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!
Recently someone asked me if I had ever made a paper crafted typewriter. I told them I hadn't, but it had been on my "to do" list for quite some time. Well, since the design team and I were given a free month to create whatever we wanted, I thought now would be a perfect time.
This cute Doodle pop sticker from the So Punny collection was my inspiration and here's what I came up with.
Below you can see a few pictures of the piece coming together.
After framing out the main shape of the typewriter with foam board, the piece was covered with layers of chipboard.
Wood wheels, a dowel, two mini spools, and cardboard tube were used to create the carriage. The handle on the left is an Allen wrench wrapped with patterned paper.
For the keys, layers of chipboard circles were used.
Here are some close ups of the finished typewriter.
Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting! :)
Doodlebug Supplies Used:
Hello Collection - Hello There Double Sided Cardstock
Hello Collection - Petite and Pretty Double Sided Cardstock
Hello Icon Stickers
Hello - Jelly Clips
Sweet Things - Love Letters Double Sided Cardstock