Monday, October 15, 2018

Doodlebug Design | Pumpkin Party Treat Box

I just love Halloween... it's such a fun time, and there is candy!! ( I have no will power...)  And what better way to package up a sweet treat than with some Pumpkin Party goodies!  I made this cute little house to hold some treats for a friend, take a peek...

I started with this file from Lori Whitlock for the house and tree shapes.  I constructed the house using the Midnight Masquerade and Party Plaid Papers.  I added some Dot-Stripe Petite Prints in Beetle BlackLilac and Citrus for the Tree, Roof and Trim.

Now for the fun part!  I embellished the house with goodies from the Icons Sticker Sheet and the Odds & Ends!  Here are some close-ups...

I just love that kitty!!!!

As a final touch I added one of the Silly Spiders Shaped Sprinkles to the chimney!

The bottom of the box opens up to hold some sweet treats!

Stop by the Doodlebug Design blog all of this week for more Pumpkin Party inspiration!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Lori Whitlock | October Creative Team Blog Hop

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

Lori has a number of fun new Halloween files in the shop!  I made the adorable Halloween Treat Boxes:  Pumpkin (SVG, Silhouette) and Mummy (SVG, Silhouette).  They are getting sent as part of a care package to my daughter this year!

The papers are the new Dot-Stripe Petite Prints and the mouse and spider are from Doodlebug's Pumpkin Party collection.

There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code OCT2018 to get 30% 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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

That's it for me today, your next stop on the hop is Anita!  Have a great day!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Lawn Fawnatics | Challenge 38 Awesome Autumn

Hi Everyone!  Fall is my favorite season.. hands down.  I love the colors, the food the temperatures... everything.  It is also the time of year when we got married, so I decided to make a a fall themed anniversary card for my husband for the Lawn Fawnatics Awesome Autumn Challenge!  Take a peek...

I used a number of different stamps & dies for this card including:  Forest Feast, Toadally Awesome, Jump for Joy, Happy Happy Happy, Nutty or Nice, Stitched Scalloped Circle Frames, Outside In Stitched Rectangle Frames, Birch Trees, Simple Stitched Hillside Borders, Shadow Box Card, Spring Showers and Fancy Folded Banners.  I also used papers from Sweater Weather, Perfectly Plaid Fall, Knit Picky Fall and Watercolor Wishes.  Here's a view of the inside of the card...

That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Lori Whitlock | Shutter Card Tutorial

Happy Fall Everyone!  Today I have a quick assembly tutorial for Lori Whitlock's new Shutter Cards.  These cards are such fun and have some great dimension.  I used the Shutter Card Squirrel file (SVG, Silhouette) for my tutorial along with some papers and embellishments from Echo Park's Celebrate Autumn Collection.

The actual assembly of these cards is pretty simple, it's mostly the folds that need some attention.  I started by cutting out the pieces of my card.

Next I added the patterned paper panels to the different sections of the card.  I like to do this before folding because I think it helps me to visualize how things should be.

Once the panels were added, I folded the card along the score lines.

Here is a view of the folds from the top of the card.

I put together this graphic showing how the folds should be.  The upside down V means mountain fold (popping up when lying flat) and the V is a valley fold (pointing down when lying flat).

Once the card was folded, I added the additional embellishments.  I started with the squirrel on the bracket shape.  I added some foam tape under the bracket to give it a little more dimension.

Next, I added the insert with the leaf and acorn.  I started by adding adhesive to the bottom front strip of the piece.

I then tucked this piece in behind the front strip on the card base as seen below.

I finished the card with a cute chipboard piece sentiment from the Celebrate Autumn Chipboard Phrases.

This card folds flat and will fit into an A7 (5.25" x 7.25") envelope (Lori has a set here in her shop) .  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Doodlebug Design | Pumpkin Party Cards

Doodlebug Halloween Collections are ALWAYS my favorites, and Pumpkin Party does not disappoint!  The candy, the trick or treaters, the kitty, even the spiders are cute!! (this coming from a girl who would burn her whole house down just to make sure a spider is dead...)  It took a little time, but I was finally able to narrow down my choices to make a few cards... take a peek!

I just love all of the Odds & Ends, they make it so easy to make a little scene on a card!  For my first card I created an inside shadow box card.  There's a front to the card, but when you open it, there's a little dimensional scene.  Here is the front of the card.  I used one of the Odds & Ends, stickers from the This and That Sheet and one of the ADORABLE little spiders from the Silly Spiders Shaped Sprinkles.  The papers are from the Pumpkin Party 6x6 pad and a sheet of Orchard Dot-Stripe Petite Prints.

And when you open the card, you get a fun little scene using more of the Odds & Ends, a Chit Chat greeting and sprinkles!  

My next card is a shutter card.  I used the base of a card from Lori Whitlock (here) and combined it with some Odds & Ends and Chit Chat pieces to make a fun scene...

I just adore the kitty trick or treater!!! And that little mouse, cuteness overload!  The background of the card is made up of the Pumpkin Party Double Sided Cardstock and Limeade Dot-Stripe Petite Prints.  The fun stars are from the Halloween Night Sprinkles.

My last card is another shadow box type card.  I knew I just had to make a card featuring those spiders!

The base of the card was made using Beetle Black Dot-Stripe Petite Prints.  I added the spider web using the plaid side of the Jack and Friends Cardstock.  The spider is from the Odds & Ends and the eek and Happy Halloween are from the Chit Chats.  My favorite thing about this card is that I added some of the spooky Eye See You Shaped Sprinkles inside the card!  

  That's it for me today, be sure to stop by the Doodlebug Design Blog over the next couple of weeks for more Pumpkin Party inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by to peek!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Doodlebug Design | So Much Pun Cut File Cards

I was so excited to see Doodlebug's new So Much Pun Cut Files!  This has to be one of the cutest, most versatile collections I've ever seen... so many fun icons, it was hard to narrow my selections to just a few for this post!  I did however and here a few cards I created using this ADORABLE collection!

As you can see I was a little bit all over the place with themes... that's the beauty of this collection, there are SO MANY uses!  My first card used the So Much Pun Stove and Cinnamon Roll files along with some new Dot-Stripe Petite Prints.  I altered the stove a bit so that the oven door opened and inside was a the bun!  I thought this would be so cute for a newly expectant mom!  Here are some close-ups...

For finishing touches I added one of the Chit Chat Pieces for my sentiment and some Cupcake Glitter Sprinkles for the cheeks!
My next card uses the Thyme plant from the So Much Plant 1 cut file and more Dot Stripe and Floral Graph Petite Prints from the 6x6 pads.

I added some extra leaves to the plant to give it some dimension and the Thyme to Celebrate sentiment is from the Chit Chat Pieces.  The Happy Birthday sticker is from the Multicolor Happy Birthday Doodles Cardstock Stickers.
My third card is indeed a Christmas themed card.  It went against my normal stance on holiday decorations before their time...but I couldn't resist.  I got the idea from the So Much Pun Double Sided Cardstock which lists out all of the hilarious puns for each of the icons.  Take a peek...

First of all... how stinking cute is that llama cut file??  I used an embossing folder from Sizzix to give him a more fluffy look and added the wreath from the Milk and Cookies Window Wreath cut file.  I created the printed sentiment using one of the Bubble Sayings Bubbles from the Booville Cut Files.  He's put together using more new Petite Prints and the wreath is decorated with some Glitter Sprinkles.  I think he's just fabulous!
We'd love to see your creations using the new So Much Pun Cut Files!  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on social media so we are sure to see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Doodlebug Design: Petite Prints Desk Calendar

One of my all time favorite Doodlebug product lines is the Petite Prints! The Gingham Linen Petite Prints have always been a staple in my projects, so when the new Floral-Graph and Dot-Stripe Petite Prints were released, I was ecstatic!   I love using them as backgrounds and especially love them when working with the Doodlebug Cut files!   Each year I love to put together a calendar for my craft room, and no surprise, it is usually made up from Doodlebug goodies!  I got a head start on next year's calendar using the new Petite Prints and a number of Doodlebug cut files... take a peek...

This cute little calendar can sit on my table, and I love how easily it is to flip around and find a date!  Making it was really easy.  I started with 6 pieces of white cardstock each cut to 9.5" x 6".  Each piece was then scored halfway at 4.75".  To the inside of each piece of card stock , I added 2  pieces of Petite Prints that measured 4.25" x 5.5".  To make it into the star shape, I folded the cardstock pieces in half (with the petite prints on the inside) stacked them up, gluing them together to make a book-like form.  I then decorated the front cover with the year.  To make it into the Star, open it up so all of the pages fan out and clip the ends together with a couple of cute clips!

Now for the fun part, decorating each month!  I started with a print and cut calendar file from Lori Whitlock (SVG, Silhouette).  I un-grouped the file and resized it to fit into a 2.625" x 3.75" rectangle.  I then chose a fun Doodlebug Cut file for each month, which were all pieced together using the 6x6 Dot-Stripe Petite Print Pad.  Here are close ups of the pages...

Files Used: 
Snowman 2 - Frosty Friends (SVG, Silhouette
Candy - Cream & Sugar (SVG)

Files Used: 
Rainbow - Pot O' Gold (SVG)
Chick in Egg- Easter Express (SVG, Silhouette)

Files Used:
Hello- Flowers (SVG, Silhouette)
Happy Camper Birds (SVG, Silhouette)
Happy Camper Flowers (SVG, Silhouette)

Files Used:
USA- Yankee Doodle (SVG, Silhouette)
Watermelon - Sweet Summer (SVG, Silhouette)

Files Used:
Apple with Worm - Back to School (SVG, Silhouette)
Fat Pumpkin - Booville (SVG, Silhouette)

Sunflower - Flea Market (SVG, Silhouette)
Milk & Cookies - Kitty (SVG, Silhouette)

If you try your hand at making one, please be sure to share your pictures with Doodlebug or tag @doodlebugdesign on Social Media!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!