Thursday, August 15, 2019

Lori Whitlock | Teacup Box Card

I'm up on the Lori Whitlock Blog today with a tutorial showing how to assemble this fun Teacup Shaped Box Card.  These cards make such a pretty gift and can be displayed long after it is received!


I pieced this one together with some papers from Lori's My Favorite Fall Collection from Echo Park Paper.  I love the color combination!  For full details see my post on Lori's Blog here.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!



Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Lori Whitlock | August Creative Team Blog Hop



Hi Everyone!   It's time for the August 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 Whitlock
Traci Penrod
Kathy Skou {You are here}
Brandie Adams
Michelle Zerull

Aimee Kidd
Ashley Cook

I made Lori's Strawberry Jam Box Card (SVG, Silhouette).  This is such a cute summery card!  I put it together using some Petite Prints from Doodlebug Design.


There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code AUG2019 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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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


Monday, August 12, 2019

Doodlebug Design | School Days Pop Up Card

Happy Monday folks!  I'm excited to be kicking off a couple of weeks of School Days inspiration on the Doodlebug Blog. This year back to school is a little bittersweet for me... my daughter is starting her last year of college.  I can't believe she's almost done and that I'm old enough to have a college senior!  I will be happy to be done with tuition bills though!  Since I don't have a first day of school picture yet, I decided to make a little card with the collection.  If you haven't seen the little icons in this collection yet, you're in for a treat.  They are all so cute, but these little crayons just make me ridiculously happy!  Take a peek...


I immediately envisioned the crayons popping out of an  old school crayon box (remember... the 64 crayons with the sharpener in the back??)  I fashioned the box from the Very Primary and Arithmetic papers.  They were the perfect colors!  I added in the crayons with some foam tape to give them some dimension and completed the look with the sentiment from the This & That Stickers and some You're a Star Shaped Sprinkles.  Here  is a close-up..


I kept the front of the card simple, using a chit chat sentiment and the crayon stickers from the Icons Sticker sheet... and how cute is that crayon paper???


We would love to see your projects featuring the School Days Collection!  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram so we are sure to see them!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Doodlebug Products Used
School Days - 6 x 6 Paper Pad
School Days - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - This & That
School Days - Cardstock Stickers - Icons
School Days - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Spelling Bee
School Days - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Arithmetic
School Days - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Playground Plaid
School Days - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Very Primary
School Days - Chit Chat - Die Cut Cardstock Pieces
School Days - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Color Me Happy
School Days - Odds & Ends - Die Cut Cardstock Pieces
School Days - Sprinkles - Self Adhesive Enamel Shapes - You're A Star
swimming pool mini paperclips 
limeade mini paperclips

Other Products
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies
Lawn Fawn Everyday pop-ups
Lawn Fawn stitched hillside border
Foam Tape

Monday, August 5, 2019

Doodlebug Design | I ❤️TRAVEL STAMPED CARDS

I love that the new Doodlebug Design I ❤️ Travel Collection has images and papers that can be used for a number of different themes!  Everything from "just because" to travel, to moving day!  I especially loved the images on the new I ❤️Travel Stamps and decided to make a couple of cards featuring these adorable icons!  Take a peek...


Our neighborhood is in the process of "turning over."  Lot's of new families moving in, and I thought the little phone GPS icon was the perfect image for a Welcome to the Neighborhood card!


I colored and cut the image, then mounted it on a piece of white cardstock with the sentiment.  I double layered it onto the paper with the adorable little geo-tags and finished it off with a white sprinkle. 

I also made a cute little "we're moving" card using the stacked suitcases...


That little round suitcase just makes me smile.  Similar to the card above, I added the stamped/cut image to white cardstock and then double mounted it onto the World Traveler paper.
Have you created any projects using the I ❤️ Travel Collection?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug on Facebook and Instagram!  We'd love to see your creations.
That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Doodlebug Products Used
I Heart Travel - 6 x 6 Paper Pad
I Heart Travel - World Traveler
I Heart Travel - Happy Trails
I Heart Travel - Clear Stamps
I Heart Travel - Doodlecuts
Sprinkles - Lily White

Other Products
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies
Black Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Copic Markers
Foam Tape



Monday, July 29, 2019

Doodlebug Design | I ❤️ Travel Shadowbox Card

I am so excited to be kicking off a couple of weeks of the fun new I ❤️ Travel Collection on the Doodlebug Blog today!  I've been waiting for Doodlebug to create a travel collection and this one does not disappoint!  My box came last week and I immediately dug in and have a lot of projects started!  For my first project, I created a fun shadowbox card... take a peek...


I love the little smiley faces on the sun and hot air balloon and thought they would make a cute card!  I used elements from the Chit Chat, Odds & Ends and Icon Stickers to make my little scene.  Oh and how could I forget, one of the cute little clouds from the Hello Sunshine Shaped Sprinkles.  


The card stands up on it's own, so it can easily be displayed.  I embellished the outside of the card with some of the new papers in the collection.  Here's a close-up of the inside...


I love how the layers give it such dimension!  That's it for me today.  Make sure to stop by the blog all this week and next for more I ❤️ Travel inspiration from the design team, you won't be disappointed!

Doodlebug Products Used
 I Heart Travel -  Icons Stickers
I Heart Travel  - Plaid To Be Here
I Heart Travel - Love This
I Heart Travel - Chit Chat
I Heart Travel - Odds & Ends
 I Heart Travel - Sprinkles - Hello Sunshine
 Petite Prints Gingham and Linen - Swimming Pool


Sunday, July 28, 2019

Doodlebug Design | A Purr-fect Layout

My name is Kathy and I'm a crazy cat lady.   To most people this isn't really "news."  I am the mom to two very spoiled kitties... and since my daughter has been away at school and I work from home, I spend a lot of time with them. This means I have lots of pictures of them that really need to be scrapped.  I've been hording the Kitten Smitten collection for a while, so I came up with this layout of my quirky boy Jax.  Take a peek...


I created the Silhouette file for this layout, and backed the letters with some papers from Kitten Smitten, and some Gingham Linen Petite Prints and of course Jax.


I dug into the Kitten Smitten Odds and Ends and found the cute little black kitty, and the notepad paper for my journaling.  The mouse and the paw prints are from the icon sticker sheet, and the fishy clip is from the cute clips.


I embellished more with some word stickers from the This and That sheet and sprinkled some sprinkles around the letters.


I popped it all up to give it a little dimension.  If you'd like to use this file for your kitty pics, you can download the file from my blog here.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

DOODLEBUG PRODUCTS USED
Kitten Smitten Collection - Soft Shadows
Kitten Smitten Collection - Pastel Plaid
Kitten Smitten Collection - Calico Crush
Kitten Smitten Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Kitten Smitten Collection - Odd and Ends
Kitten Smitten Collection - Icons Stickers
Kitten Smitten  Collection - This & That Stickers
Kitten Smitten Collection - Cute Clips - Fishy Bones
gingham-linen petite print 6x6 paper pad
Doodle Twine - Bubble Blue 
cupcake sprinkles
limeade sprinkles
bumblebee sprinkles
swimming pool sprinkles

OTHER
Love My Cat Cut File
Silhouette

Monday, July 22, 2019

Doodlebug Design | Rainbows & Unicorns

Not much makes me happier than a Doodlebug Rainbow... with the possible exception of a rainbow with a unicorn thrown in!  So it's no surprise that I immediately fell in love with the adorable Rainbows & Unicorns Doodle Stamps & Dies!  I decided to add the stamped images to a fun rainbow window slider  card.  Take a peek...



The card lays flat for mailing, but when you pull the slider tag back, it reveals the sentiment!  I edited a cut file from Lori Whitlock to make the rainbow slider part, then pieced it all together with a rainbow of Doodlebug Papers!  Here is a close-up...


I love how the rainbow forms when you  pull back the slider!  Of course I had to add some Glitter Sprinkles!  
Have you made anything using our Rainbows & Unicorns Stamps?  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
rainbows & unicorns doodle stamps
rainbows & unicorns doodle cuts
fairy tales 6x6 paper pad
patriotic parade 6x6 paper pad
snips & snails 6x6 paper pad
dot-stripe petite prints 6x6 pad
lilac glitter sprinkles 
swimming pool glitter sprinkles
limeade glitter sprinkles
bumblebee glitter sprinkles
tangerine glitter sprinkles
bubblegum glitter sprinkles
rainbow heart shape sprinkles
doodle twine bright assortment

OTHER
Window Slider Card SVG File
Copic Markers
Black Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Silhouette Cameo

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Lori Whitlock | Wooden Flower Crate Box Card

I have a peek of one of the new files added to the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop this week!  Check out this fun Box Card Wooden Flower Crate File (SVG, Silhouette).  Its so bright and cheery and reminds me of our local farmer's market!



I pieced this card together using some Petite Prints from Doodlebug Design.  This card is a great all-purpose cards, and is certain to brighten someone's day!  Be sure to stop by the Lori Whitlock blog to see all of the new files being released this week!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Doodlebug Design | Dino-Mite! Stamped Card

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!) 

Have you used any of the Doodlebug Stamp Sets?  Make sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram so we can see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


DOODLEBUG PRODUCTS USED:
dino-mite! doodle stamps
dino-mite! doodle cuts
simply spring 6x6 paper pad
dot-stripe rainbow petite prints 6x6 paper pad

OTHER PRODUCTS
Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Borders
Lawn Fawn Grassy Border
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles
Lawn Fawn Outside-in Stitched Rectangles
Lawn Fawn Hammock and Trees

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Lori Whitlock | July Creative Team Blog Hop



Hi Everyone!   It's time for the July 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 Whitlock
Traci Penrod
Kathy Skou {You are here}
Anita Mulcahey
Michelle Zerull

Ashley Cook

I made two of Lori's newest files, the Pop Up Card Shell Mermaid (SVG, Silhouette) and the Box Shell Mermaid (SVG, Silhouette).


Wouldn't this make the cutest gift set??  I used papers from Echo Park Paper for both items.

There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code JUL2019 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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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


Monday, July 8, 2019

Doodlebug Design | Oh Boy! Stamps

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!

Doodlebug Products Used:
Simply Spring Oh Boy! Stamps
Simply Spring Oh Boy! Dies
Simply Spring 6x6 Pad
Hoppy Easter 6x6 Pad

Other:
Rectangular, Oval and Grass Border Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Copic Markers
Black Ink
Embossing Powder
Foam Tape
White Cardstock

Monday, June 24, 2019

Doodlebug Design | Far Out Baby Shower Gift

My friend's daughter is expecting her first child... a little boy!  We are all so excited for them!  When I received the shower invitation and saw that the theme was outer space, I knew I had to use the new Doodlebug Design So Much Pun - Far Out Stamps to make her something!  I decide to make her a first year mini album, and a little box card featuring some cut files from the So Much Pun Collection.


I started with the So Much Pun Space Ship File which is available in SVG in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop as well as in the Silhouette Store.  I worked with the flat file and transformed it into a box card.


I love this little alien!! I added a piece of transparency to the bubble part of the card to make it more sturdy.  I then added the little star and a speech bubble sentiment.  The card folds flat to fit in an envelope.


For the Album, I started by stamping all of the images from the So Much Pun Far Out Set a few times.  I heat embossed the images, colored them using my Copic Markers and cut them out using the coordinating dies.   For the cover, I created a little space scene with some of these images.


 Each page of the album is actually an envelope.  You can slide a photo into the top, making it look similar to an instant photo.  I added some stamped images to each of the pages.


On the back of each album page is a note card to record the baby's monthly statistics.  I created a page for the birth picture, then one for each of the first 12 months.  Here are some close-ups.  I used some coordinating Teensy Type Stickers to add the months.






The Far Out Stamps were really perfect for this project!


I created a Silhouette Cut file for the pages of the album.  You can access it for free on my blog here.  That's it for me today, thank you for stopping by to peek!


Thursday, June 13, 2019

Lori Whitlock | Baby Shoe Favor Tutorial

Looking for a really cute Baby Shower Favor?  How about this adorable little Baby Shoe (SVG, Silhouette).   

This little shoe is easy to assemble and can be made in any color to match your shower theme! 
Start out by cutting the pieces.  You have 2 bottom pieces (each the same size) and the top of the shoe.

On the "wrong" side of one of the bottom pieces, I measured up about one inch from the heel and drew a line. (the bottom pieces both have a wider end which is the top of the shoe, and a narrower end which is the heel.)  You don't need to do this part, I just found it easier to place where to start gluing on the shoe top.


Starting at the 1" mark, glue the top of the shoe to the bottom piece going in the direction of the top of the shoe.


Continue all the way around the shoe, making sure there are no gaps.   When  you  are  done, there will be an overlap of one tab.


Add a little adhesive in the overlap of the top piece and secure.


Add the second bottom piece to the bottom of the shoe to cover the tabs.


All that is left is to glue the shoe strap  down and decorate!  I added a button to the strap and a little bow to the shoe top.  Now to fill it with a sweet treat!


This tutorial will also help with the assembly of the Explosion Box Baby Shoes File (SVG, Silhouette).  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Lori Whitlock | June Creative Team Blog Hop



Hi Everyone!   It's time for the June 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 Whitlock
Traci Penrod
Kathy Skou {You are here}
Anita Mulcahey
Brandie Adams
Brigit Mann
Michelle Zerull


Ashley Cook

I made Lori's Happy Father's Day Shirt Card (SVG, Silhouette).  My husband loves a good fun summer shirt, and this will be perfect for him!



The file comes with it's own envelope too!  I used papers from Doodlebug's Fun in the Sun and Petite Prints Collections to piece it together.

There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code JUN2019 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!