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!


Monday, June 10, 2019

Doodlebug Design | Study Abroad Layout

My daughter spent the last year studying in Scotland for her junior year abroad.  She really took advantage of the inexpensive flights and accommodations in Europe... so much so that we joke that the year was more about the "abroad" than about the studying! I wanted to create a layout showcasing some of my favorite pictures from her travels.  I was inspired by some of the fun icons in the Fun in the Sun SVG Collection... take a peek...

I created the Silhouette file for the Study Abroad, and filled the letters with my favorite pictures.  I  backed the Study letters with papers from a combination of the Simply Spring and Sugar & Spice 6x6 pads.  The background papers are also from the Simply Spring Collection... they were the perfect fit...the ruled paper for the study theme and the clouds for the travel abroad theme!  Here are some close-ups...


Of course I had to use the airplane file from the Fun in the Sun collection. I embellished with some clouds from Fun in the Sun collection and stitching for the plane trails.


How cute is the little globe??


My daughter loved all the bicycles in Amsterdam so I just had to add the bike cut file.  To complete I added some stitching for the ground and some flowers sprinkles.
If you would like to use the Study Abroad Silhouette file, you can download it free from my blog here.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Products Used

Simply Spring Collection - Blue Skies
 Simply Spring Collection - Bloomin' Bugs
6 x 6 Simply Spring Paper Pad
Simply Spring Collection - Sprinkles - May Flowers
pastel posies shape sprinkles
fun in the sun this & that sticker
sweet summer this & that sticker
6x6 sugar & spice paper pad
dot-stripe rainbow petite prints


Doodlebug Design Cut Files

Sun and Clouds - Fun in the Sun
Suitcases - Fun In The Sun
Bicycle - Fun In The Sun
Globe - Fun In The Sun
Airplane - Fun In The Sun

Other

DMC Floss

Study Abroad Cut File


Monday, May 27, 2019

Doodlebug Design | Pill Better Stamped Cards

Do you have a large collection of cards?  I must have 100 cards in a basket that I've made for various assignments.  But when I needed a get well card, could I find one... of course not.  I decided I needed to "remedy" the situation (yes, pun intended...) and make a few cards using the fun new Doodlebug Design Pill Better Stamps and Dies.


Instead of coloring my stamped images, I decided to paper piece them.  The combination of cute Doodlebug stamped images and fun papers... it's certain to make anyone feel better!  I started with the band-aid stamp.  I stamped it on both sides of the different petite prints papers, then hand cut the images to add them to my card.


My next card is a fun shaker card.  I paper pieced the prescription bottle and then added some Dot Stripe Petite Prints to half of the cute little pill stamps.  I made a shaker with the pills and some colorful Doodlebug Sequins.


My last card, in my opinion, is the funniest... 

I paper pieced the tissue box with the blue checked paper from the Simply Spring 6x6 pad.
There are so many different images and sayings in this cute set, the possibilities are endless!


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

Products Used
So Much Pun Collection - Stamps - Pill Better
So Much Pun Collection - Metal Dies - Pill Better
 Petite Prints Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad - Dot and Stripe - Rainbow
Petite Prints Collection - 12 x 12 - Dot and Stripe - Pistachio
Simply Spring Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Sequins - Ladybug
Sequins - Limeade
Sequins - Bumblebee
Sequins - Bubblegum
Sequins - Tangerine
Sequins - Blue Jean

Other Products
Rectangle & Square Dies
Transparency sheet (for shaker)
Black Ink
Copics

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Lori Whitlock | Bee Shaped Spring Card

Hi Everyone! I'm back today with another of the adorable spring cards from the Lori Whitlcock SVG Shop.  Wouldn't you "bee" so happy to receive this A2 Shaped Card Bee ( SVG, Silhouette)?  I know I would!



This little card so fun and festive and can be used for a number of different occasions.  It even comes with a file for an envelope so you can make one to match!  I pieced my card together using some papers from Doodlebug Design.


If you purchase this card as part of the Spring Easter Card Bundle in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, you get bonus sentiment files that can help you customize the cards!


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

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Lori Whitlock | Snail Mail

Hi Everyone! Have you seen the fun spring cards in the Lori Whitlock SVG shop?  Lori has a fabulous collection of them including this adorable A2 Shaped Card Snail (SVG, Silhouette).  Take a peek...


This little card  so fun and festive and can be used for a number of different occasions.  It even comes with a file for an envelope so you can make one to match!  I made my card and envelope with some papers from Doodlebug Design.


If you purchase this card as part of the Spring Easter Card Bundle in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, you get bonus sentiment files that can help you customize the cards! 



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


Monday, May 13, 2019

Doodlebug Design | Seasonal Welcome Sign

Do you decorate for the seasons?  I have friends who completely redecorate for each holiday, or season.  I don't go that far, but I do love to change things up a little!  I decided to make a fun welcome sign for my entryway that I could change each month.  


I started with a 40" x 8" whitewashed board.  I cut the letters from chipboard, then from the checked side of the Simply Spring Under My Umbrella paper.  I layered them to give them a little more substance and glued to the board. I then set to creating the "O" in welcome for each month using Doodlebug's fun cut files.  Each of the shapes used to form the "O" are attached with Velcro so they can easily be changed up each month.  I pieced together each shape using Dot Stripe Petite Prints and backed them with chipboard to make them more sturdy.  


Here is a look at each month's icon...


They all look so cute on the sign!  Take a peek...
January - April


May-August


September - December


I have the sign standing in the corner of my entryway, but you could also hang it on a wall if you wanted.  I love how the sign looks and it makes me feel a bit more festive!  That's it for me, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Doodlebug Products Used
Simply Spring Collection - Under My Umbrella
Petite Prints Collection - Dot and Stripe - Bubblegum
Petite Prints Collection -Dot and Stripe - Cupcake
Petite Prints Collection - Dot and Stripe - Ruby
Petite Prints Collection - Dot and Stripe - Cherry
Petite Prints Collection - Dot and Stripe - Coral
Petite Prints Collection - Dot and Stripe - Lemon
Petite Prints Collection - Dot and Stripe - Citrus
Petite Prints Collection - Dot and Stripe - Limeade
Petite Prints Collection - Dot and Stripe - Pistachio
Petite Prints Collection - Dot and Stripe - Blue Jean
Petite Prints Collection - Dot and Stripe - Lilac
Petite Prints Collection - Dot and Stripe - Kraft
Petite Prints Collection - Dot and Stripe - Bon Bon
Petite Prints Collection - Dot and Stripe - Beetle Black
Petite Prints Collection - Dot and Stripe - Lily White
 Lots O' Luck Collection - Sprinkles - Self Adhesive Enamel Shapes - Lucky Ladies
Sprinkles - Beetle Black
Sprinkles - Lily White
Glitter Sprinkles - Limeade
Simply Spring Collection - Sprinkles - Little Critters
Simply Spring Collection - Odds and Ends
Glitter Sprinkles - Bon Bon

Other
Plywood Board 40" x 8"
LW Block Font
Adhesive Velcro Strips
Craft Glue
Silhouette Chipboard

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day!

Just stopping in to wish all of the Moms out there a fabulous Mother's Day!


Products Used:  
Shaped Card Flower 2 (SVG, Silhouette)
Flower Shaped Mother's Day Card (for the tag) (SVG, Silhouette
Papers:  Doodlebug Design Petite Prints
Doodlebug Twine
Doodlebug Shaped Sprinkles

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Doodlebug Design | Hap-pea National Scrapbooking Day

Happy interNational Scrapbooking Day! We are celebrating all day over on the Doodlebug Design Blog.  I hope that you're able to get into your craft space and create today!  I was lucky enough to find some time to play today...so I pulled out my Doodlebug stash and my Silhouette and got to work!  As soon as I saw the adorable little vegetables in the Hoppy Easter Cut Files Collection, I knew I had to create a card for my gardening friend!  I saw the pea file, and my mind started churning... I decided to make a 3D box card with it!  Take a peek...



I started with the Hoppy Easter Peas File to make the pea pod box shape and the Hap-pea Birthday sign.  I added faces to the peas (I used the faces from the Simply Spring Bees file)  It needed one more thing so I decided to add little birthday hats to the peas.  I made the hats using the Sweet Party Hats File from the Fairy Tales collection.   The card folds flat for mailing.  I know my friend will love it!  Are you using any Doodlebug Cut Files or Collections for a project today?  Make sure to tag Doodlebug Design on social media, we'd love to see your creations!


Products Used:

Petite Prints Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Dot and Stripe - Citrus
Petite Prints Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Dot and Stripe - Limeade
Petite Prints Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Dot and Stripe - Grasshopper
Petite Prints Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Dot and Stripe - Kraft
Petite Prints Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Dot and Stripe - Beetle Black
Hoppy Easter Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Glitter Sprinkles - Self Adhesive Enamel Dots - Bon Bon

Cut Files:
Hoppy Easter - Peas(SVG, Silhouette)
Sweet Party Hat Fairy Tales (SVG, Silhouette)
Simply Spring Bees (SVG, Silhouette)

Other:
Pinsetter Font (for sign)

Doodlebug Design | iNSD Cut File Exclusive

To celebrate interNational Scrapbook Day, Doodlebug has created a fun new cut file!  It is free today only,  here in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!


I got to play with the file a little early.  As soon as I saw it, I knew that I wanted to scrap some of my pictures from this year's Crop on the Cape!  Take a peek...


I had fun picking papers.  I used the 6x6 pads from a number of Doodlebug Collections.  I like the smaller pattern size for the letters.  I then set out to find embellishments to match my letters to add some tone on tone details to my design.


I finished it of with some stitching and some coordinating sprinkles!


Make sure to stop by Lori's shop today to get this fun file for free!  If you make something using the file be sure to tag #NSD2019DB so we can see it!   Make sure to check out the Doodlebug Blog, Facebook and Instagram all day today for challenges and giveaways!   I'll be back later today with another fun Doodlebug NSD project!




Monday, April 29, 2019

Doodlebug Design | Spring Note Card Set

Today it seems that all communication is done electronically.  We rely on text, email and social media messages, forgetting how much it means to others when we send a little hand-written note or card, and how much we enjoy receiving them!  I thought it would be fun to create a little set of note cards in a box to give as a gift.  This would make a great present for a mom, friend or teacher...take a peek...

I used a few of  the new Doodlebug Stamp Sets to create the cards.  I kept them pretty simple... just a small 3x3 card with an image and a sweet sentiment, backed with papers from the Simply Spring and Hoppy Easter 6x6 pads.  I even made little coordinating envelopes from the 12 x 12 coordinating papers.  Here are some close-ups of the cards...









To house them I created a little box using Silhouette Model Maker.  I decorated it with some of the flowers from the Garden Flowers Craft Kit, the Spring Fling Odds & Ends and a cute little butterfly from the Little Critters Shaped Sprinkles.


The cards and envelopes fit perfectly!


If you would like to make a set for yourself, I have the Silhouette files for the box and envelope on my blog here.  If you do use the files, be sure to tag Doodlebug on social media, we'd love to see what you make!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

PRODUCTS USED:
Simply Spring Collection - Sprinkles - Little Critters
Spring Garden Collection - Craft Kit - Garden Flowers
Simply Spring Collection - Odds and Ends - Die Cut Cardstock Pieces
Simply Spring Collection - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Flower Girl
Simply Spring Collection - Metal Dies - Flower Girl
Simply Spring Collection - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Oh Boy!
Simply Spring Collection - Metal Dies - Oh Boy!
French Kiss Collection - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - You're Sweet
French Kiss Collection - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - You're Sweet
Simply Spring Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Hoppy Easter Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Simply Spring Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Hoppy Spring
Simply Spring Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Playful Plaid
Hoppy Easter Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Jellybean Plaid
Hoppy Easter Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Sunday Dress
Hoppy Easter Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Hoppy Easter

Monday, April 15, 2019

Doodlebug Design | Hoppy Easter Cut Files

Have you seen the new Hoppy Easter Cut files available in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop the Silhouette Store?  I can describe them in two words... cuteness overload! The bunnies, the chicks... absolutely adorable!  I decided to design some box cards with the files so that they can be displayed as decor as well!  Take a peek...


I started with the sweet little Hoppy Easter - Bunny 3 file.  I love how he is peeking out from the flower pot!  I used a combination of Hoppy Easter Papers and Dot Stripe Petite Prints to piece him together.  To complete the card I added some Glitter Sprinkles and the Hoppy Easter Odds & Ends banner piece.


For my next card I used the Hoppy Easter Basket of Flowers file.  I think this is one of my absolute favorites!  I combined papers from Hoppy Easter, Simply Spring and some more Dot Stripe Petite prints to make it, and finished it with some sprinkles and the Easter tag from the Odds & Ends pieces.  I think this would also make a nice card for Mother's Day!


For my last card I used the sweet little chicky from the Hoppy Easter Chick in Eggs File.  I made a full egg for the back drop to make him look like he's just hatching and finished him with some flowers and speech bubble from the Odds & Ends pack.  


Have you created any projects using the Hoppy Easter Collection or Cut files?  We would love to see what you made, so be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook (@Doodlebug Design) and Instagram(@doodlebugdesign).  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Products Used:

Hoppy Easter Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Jellybean Plaid
Hoppy Easter Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Sunday Dress
Hoppy Easter Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Hoppy Easter
Hoppy Easter Collection - Odds and Ends - Die Cut Cardstock Pieces
Hoppy Easter Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Simply Spring Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Bright Bunch
Simply Spring Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Bee Happy
Simply Spring Collection - Sprinkles - Self Adhesive Enamel Shapes - Spring
Glitter Sprinkles - Self Adhesive Enamel Dots - Bumblebee
12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Dot and Stripe - Lilac
12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Dot and Stripe - Lily White
12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Dot and Stripe - Grasshopper
12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Dot and Stripe - Limeade
12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Dot and Stripe - Lemon
12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Dot and Stripe - Bon Bon
12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Dot and Stripe - Kraft
Kitten Smitten Collection - Matte Sprinkles - Self Adhesive Enamel Dots - Cat