Monday, December 2, 2019

Doodlebug Design | Christmas Magic Mason Jar Card

 During the holidays, I like to bake for my neighbors and close friends, but time doesn't always allow me to bake as much as I'd like!  Perfect solution... a jar full of Doodlebug Christmas Magic!  I designed this fun Mason Jar Box Card and filled it with some of the candy and gingerbread Chit Chat pieces!  How "sweet" is that?!  Take a peek..


Here's a side view... 


I completed the card with a little tag from the Christmas Magic 6x6 pad...


Now for the fun part!  I've created an SVG file for the Mason Jar Card Base and it is available exclusively in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop here!  The file only includes the Jar card base, you can fill it with almost anything!  It's pretty easy to assemble, I've outlined the steps below.


1.  Start by cutting the pieces of the file.  You will need a transparency sheet for the front of the card.  They are widely available in Office Supply Stores and on-line.
2.  Glue the darker grey cardstock pieces behind the jar covers.
3.  Glue the jar frame to the transparency jar.
4.  Glue the single cover to the background jar piece.

5.  Fold the score lines on the bottom piece.  Fold the longest strip in half along the score line and glue onto the base towards the center.  This is the piece to which you will glue your jar "fillings."
6.  Attach the front and back Jar pieces to the base as shown.  Make sure the edges are flush so that it will stand properly.
7.  Glue the attached jar lids to the backside of the jar back, making sure the covers are aligned.
8.  On the left is the card ready to be filled.  On the right are the Chit Chat pieces I used to fill my jar.

9.  I started by attaching a few of the gingerbread men together using foam tape between the layers to give them some dimension.
10.  Add some adhesive to the feet of the gingerbread men and glue them to the strip on the base.
11.  Add some Candy pieces to the back of the jar using foam tape for dimension.
12.  To add more items, I cut 2 of the 1" scored strips, and added some candies to them.

13.  Glue the bottom of the strip with the candies and attach to the base of the jar in front of the gingerbread men.
14. Repeat step 12 with another gum drop
15.  Add that strip to the jar base as in step 13.
16.  Once all of your pieces are in the jar, add some adhesive to the back of the front jar lid and attach up and over the front jar piece.  I also tied on one of little tags from the Christmas Magic 6x6 pad with some Doodle Twine.


This card folds flat and will fit in a 5x7 envelope.  We would love to see your creations using this file and the Christmas Magic Collection.  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram so we can see what you've made!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

DOODLEBUG PRODUCTS USED
Christmas Magic Collection
Dot Stripe Petite Prints Collection
Doodle Twine


OTHER
Transparency Sheet
Foam Tape
Adhesive
Electronic Cutter


Monday, November 18, 2019

Doodlebug Design | Christmas Magic Gingerbread House Advent Calendar

Have you ever seen something in a store and said to yourself, "I could totally make that...?"  I always say this, but do I ever really make these items... not so much!  This year I saw the cutest Advent Calendar in a popular home furnishings catalog.  It was a "mountain" of little houses one for each day of December ...all lit up.  I decided I would make a Gingerbread House version using Doodlebug Design's Christmas Magic Collection!  Take a peek...


This was so a labor of love, but I'm thrilled with the results.  I started by making 25 of the little houses from some Kraft Petite Prints.   I thought they looked like gingerbread!  I added the little roofs using the papers from the Christmas Magic 6x6 pad.  I then set to decorating each of the houses using some Christmas Magic Doodle pops, Icon Stickers, Mini Icon Stickers and some of the Shaped Sprinkles.  Here are some close-ups of the individual houses...


For the doors I used Sprinkles Vellum.  The doorknobs on all of the houses are Peppermint Twist Shaped Sprinkles and the numbers are the Abigail Alphabet Stickers.   The layers between the houses were made from some Lily White Sugar Coated Cardstock.  All of the houses are "velcro'd " on so I can easily disassemble and pack away after the holidays.  To light it up, I added some remote control tea lights behind the houses... they're perfect because they don't get hot!  Even better, the doors of each of the houses open to hold a little treat!


Have you made any projects using Christmas Magic?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook & Instagram!  We would love to see your creations.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Doodlebug Products Used
Christmas Magic Collection
Dot Stripe Petite Prints
Gingham Linen Petite Prints
Floral Graph Petite Prints
Sprinkles Vellum
Sugar Coated Cardstock
Abigail Alphabets


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Lori Whitlock | November Creative Team Blog Hop


Hi Everyone!   It's time for the November Creative Team Blog Hop over at Lori Whitlock!  You should have arrived here from Lori's Blog.  Here's the order for today's hop!

Lori Whitlock
Kathy Skou {you are here!}
Anita Mulcahey
Brandie Adams
Michelle Zerull
Aimee Kidd
Ashley Cook

I used Lori's new Christmas Gnome Stickers (SVG, Silhouette) to make a fun Christmas Pop Up Card.  Using Print and Cut Stickers makes it so easy to create multiples of cards which comes in handy at this time of year!  The papers are from Echo Park's My Favorite Christmas Collection.  For a tutorial on how to make the pop up card in Silhouette, see my previous tutorial here.





There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code NOV2019 to get 25% off all SVGs and Commercial Licenses!


Also, how about a free file!!  This file is free for today only!  No code or minimum required.



Finally, how would you like to win a $20 Coupon to Lori's SVG Shop!



Your next hop stop is Anita!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Doodlebug Design | Christmas Magic Coffee Lovers Gift

Now that Halloween is over, it time to start your Christmas Crafting... and the new Doodlebug Design Christmas Magic Collection is perfect for your creations!  The patterns, the tags, the icons.... it's all just so fabulous!  I decided to start this crafting season by making gifts for my coffee loving friends. Take a peek...


This fun coffee cup was made with this SVG from Lori Whitlock. I pieced it together using the Jolly St. Nick, Visions of Sugarplums and Wrapping Paper papers. The tag was cut from the Christmas Tags Paper... this paper has 18 different tags!  To embellish I added a gingerbread man from the Odds & Ends and some sprinkles from the Holly & Pine Shaped Sprinkles. I attached it to the cup using some Doodle Twine and a Mini Clothespin.


Inside the cup I plan on adding a gift card to a local coffee spot and some goodies!  This would also be perfect for teachers, coaches and the like!
Have you made any projects using Christmas Magic?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram!  We would love to see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Doodlebug Products Used
Christmas Magic Collection
Dot Stripe Petite Prints Collection
Doodle twine - Ladybug
Doodlebug Mini Clothespins - Ladybug
Glitter Sprinkles - Cupcake

Monday, October 28, 2019

Doodlebug Design | Pencil Pumpkin Patch

Halloween is almost here!  I still haven't purchased candy.... but I have a cute project that would be a perfect little gift for the kids, friends or even for the classroom!  Take a peek...


How cute are these little pumpkin pencil toppers??  I used the 3 pumpkin SVGs from the Doodlebug Design Candy Carnival SVG files available in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop.  I pieced them together using a combination of the Doodlebug Candy Carnival Collection and some Petite Prints. 


I added a few of the spider stickers from the Candy Carnival Mini Icons Stickers to embellish.


The pumpkins are attached to the pencil by this little Pencil topper base that I created.   You could attach almost anything to the pencils using this, such as stickers from the Icons Sheet or Odds & Ends Pieces.  These would make great classroom gifts if you're looking for a candy-free alternative.  All you need are some cute pencils which you can get online or at your local craft or office supply store.  You can download the pencil topper base for free here.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Doodlebug Products Used
Candy Carnival Collection
Dot Stripe Petite Prints Collection



Monday, October 21, 2019

Doodlebug Design | Candy Carnival Cut File Nugget Wraps

When my daughter was in grade school, I used to love making fun treats to send in to her class for Halloween.  I decided that this tradition didn't need to stop just because she is away at college.  This year I came up with these cute little Nugget Candy Holders using the Candy Carnival Cut files that are available in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop.  Take a peek...


These little holders are really easy to make.  You start with a 4.5"x 1.5" strip of paper.  You then score it at 1.5", 2.5" and 4".  

That allows you to fold it into a little triangle with a fold over flap.  A Nugget Candy fits perfectly in the bottom, and you can secure it in there with a glue dot.  All that was left was to decorate the front with one of the cute little cut files!


If you also would like to cover the candy bars themselves like I did in the first photo, just cut a 1" x 3" strip of coordinating paper and wrap it around the candy and secure with adhesive.  Have you made any projects using the new Candy Carnival Cut Files ?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram, we would love to see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Doodlebug Products Used
Candy Carnival Collection
Gingham Linen Petite Prints Collection
Dot Stripe Petite Prints Collection
Eye See You Shaped Sprinkles
Cupcake Glitter Sprinkles



Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Lori Whitlock | Purr-fect Halloween Card

Only 15 more days until Halloween!!  Have you bought your candy yet?  I'm putting that off until last minute so I'm not tempted to sneak a few for myself!  I did make some Halloween Cards, including this "purr-fect" card... Lori Whitlock's Pop Up Box Card Halloween Cat (SVG, Silhouette).


All papers and embellishments are from Doodlebug Design's Candy Carnival and Petite Prints Collections.  I changed the design slightly... adding some green and pink papers behind the kitty's face and I also added some silly enamel dot eyes to the spider.  It's such a fun card, I can't wait to send it out!  Have you made any of  Lori's Halloween cards or projects?  Be sure to tag her on Facebook and Instagram, we would love to see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!