Thursday, July 2, 2020

Lori Whitlock | Gnome 4th of July Card

Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today with a fun card ... the Box Card Gnome 4th of July (SVG, Silhouette)  that I designed for Lori Whitlock...take a peek...



How cute is this little gnome??  I just love him and he goes together easily.  (For help with shaped box cards, see this post)   I used some Doodlebug Design Petite Prints to piece it together and added some enamel dots to the flower centers for some dimension.  The sentiment was done using the print and cut feature of my Silhouette.  He folds flat to fit in a standard A2 Envelope.   Lori has one here (SVG, Silhouette).  He looks so cute sitting on my shelf, and it would be a great card to send to a loved one to celebrate the holiday.

I hope you all have a wonderful Fourth of July!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Doodlebug Design | Land That I Love Layout

Last summer my daughter had an internship in NYC.  For the 4th of July she was invited to a friend's house all the way out on the north fork of Long Island, a town called Mattituck.  The girls had a blast!  Part of their celebration was at the Mattituck Old Fashioned Street Fair... lots of good food, music and crafts!  Lucky for me they also took lots of pictures!  It's so hard to get pictures of them out with friends once they reach a certain age!  I used the Land That I Love Collection to scrap one of my favorites.


I love the graph side of the America the Beautiful paper.  I used it as my background, then cut 3x4 pieces of some of the other patterned papers and lined them up to be the background for my photo.


I used a lot of the Odds & Ends to embellish.  I love that banner!


I also used some of the stickers from the This and That sheet as well as the icons sticker sheet.  And of course... I had to use some of the Stars and Stripes Shapes Sprinkles!


For my title, in addition to the Odds and Ends pieces, I used some of the new Sunshine alpha stickers... they are the perfect "in between" size!
Have you used the new Land That I Love Collection? Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram, we love to see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

DOODLEBUG DESIGN PRODUCTS USED:
Land That I Love Collection


Monday, June 29, 2020

Doodlebug Design | Land That I Love Shadow Box Card

The Fourth of July will be here before we know it!   Most of the fireworks around where I live have been cancelled, but I was able to make may own using the Land that I Love Collection.  Take a peek...


I altered the base of this shadow box card from Lori Whitlock to make the base of the card.  I covered the outside of the card with the fireworks side of the Summer Celebration paper.  For the night sky inside, I used the Hip Hip Hooray paper.


Inside the card, I added some of the fireworks Odds & Ends pieces along with stickers from the Icons sheet in the shadow box.  I love the dimension of a shadow box card, it looks like a night sky full of lights!


To finish  I popped out the cute little eagle on the front and added a firework sticker from the Icons sheet to his "wing" so it looks like he's setting off more fireworks.  I also added the sentiment banner from the set.  The best part of this card is it folds flat for mailing.  Have you made any projects using the new Land That I Love Collection?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram, we love to see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

DOODLEBUG PRODUCTS USED:
Land that I Love Collection

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Cape Cod Resilience Fund Fundraiser with Jenn Shurkus

Hi Everyone, Today I'm showcasing a couple of projects using some fun stamps from my friend Jenn Shurkus!   Jenn  lives on Cape Cod and is raising money for the Cape Cod Resilience Fund. This fund will help small businesses on Cape Cod who are experiencing financial difficulties due to Covid-19. This fund will be around for the long run, and continue to help small businesses out in the future. 

YOU can help by purchasing one of Jenn's exclusive Cape Cod Stamp Set. For each set sold between June 15th- July 1st, $10 will be donated to the CCRF. Another way you can help? Share this with your creative friends and help spread the word! More details can be found on Jenn's Site .

Jenn's stamps are so cute, and are perfect for summer cards and projects!  I decided to make a couple of 3D projects with them... take a peek....


My first project is this cute little Cape Cod Cottage Treat Box.  I used Lawn Fawn's Scalloped Treat Box Die as the base.  I added some "weathered wood" siding using the Scalloped Treat Box Dog House Add-on and the windows and doors are from the Winter house add-on.  To complete my Cape Cottage look, I added the lobster trap and Adirondack Chair from Jenn's Stamp set.  This cute little box is the prefect size for some salt-water taffy or a couple of truffles from the Chatham Candy Manor! (my FAVORITE Candy shop on the Cape! )


We do a lot of boating around the Cape.  Last year we were lucky to get a boat slip in Provincetown for Carnival.  It's a WILD time!  We took this picture with friends on MacMillan Wharf..  It's one of my all time favorite pictures!  Jenn's stamps were the perfect addition to my shadowbox frame!


The Cape is near and dear to me.  Not only do we spend a lot of time there now, but I've been going every summer since I was a child, and worked summers there in high school (hello to the Breakfast Room!).  I even met my husband there way back in 1982!  It's a very seasonal area that relies on tourism for a huge part of their revenue, and with the pandemic, a lot of businesses will suffer.  If you love stamping, and the beach, please consider purchasing one of Jenn's Stamp sets, every little bit helps!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Monday, June 15, 2020

Doodlebug Design | Land That I Love Box Card

Doodlebug's 4th of July Collections are always among my favorites and Land that I Love does not disappoint! I especially love the little icons in the collection.  When I saw the cute little Geranium with the flag, I immediately thought it would make a really fun box card, so that's what I made!



How sweet is that little smiley face on the plant pot??  I love the patterns in this collection.  They are of course perfect for patriotic projects, but they can also be used for other projects as well!  I combined them with some petite prints to complete the look.  And I just had to add some sprinkles!  The little star sprinkles are perfect.


I finished the card with the Hooray for the Red, White & Blue sentiment from the Chit Chat Pieces.


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

DOODLEBUG PRODUCTS USED:
Land That I Love Collection
Dot Strip Petite Prints
Gingham Linen Petite Prints

OTHER:
Silhouette

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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
Aimee Kidd
Ashley Cook
Cathy Harper

I made the new Vespa Box Card  (SVG, Silhouette)  It's such a fun little card!  I pieced it together using some papers from Doodlebug Design.


There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code JUN2020 to get 30% off all SVGs , Fonts 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, June 1, 2020

Doodlebug Design | Hey Cupcake Tag Mini Album

Have you seen all of the fun new Doodle Cuts from Doodlebug Design?  They come in some fun shapes and are perfect for cardmaking and scrapbooking!  I used a bunch of the new dies to create this tag mini album.  My daughter spent last summer working and living in NYC.  She celebrated her 21st Birthday there... which actually turned into a month of celebrations.  Lucky for me she shared lots of pictures, (and honestly I stole some from Instagram, lol) which I printed up for this fun mini.  Take a peek...


I used the big tag from the Large Tags Doodle Cuts as the base of my album.  I printed my photos about 1.75" square, which was the perfect size to fit the tags and leave room for some embellishments.  The papers and embellishments are from the adorable Hey Cupcake Collection.


For my cover, I added one of the Nesting Scallops Doodle Cuts to frame my title.  The Happy stamp is from the Happy Birthday Doodle Stamps, and the cute little champagne bottle is from the Occasions Holidays Doodle Stamp set.  Here are some close-ups of the inside pages...


The stickers from the mini icons sheet were the perfect size to decorate my tags.  I also added stickers from the This and That sheet and some Chit Chat pieces.  The wine glasses stamp is from the Occasions Everyday Doodle Stamps set.


The Borders and Edges Doodle Cut dies were an easy way to embellish my tags.  I also added a few of the smaller tags from the Mini Tags Doodle Cuts in between my larger tags for embellishment.  My favorite is the clear shaker tag I made by cutting 2 of the larger tags from a sheet protector, stitching and filling with some Doodlebug Sequins.

To complete the album, I created a little tassel using some Doodlebug Chunky Twine.  My daughter loved this little collection of pictures.  Tag minis are really a great way to scrap a small number of photos.  They make great gifts too!



You can really make so many different types of projects with the new  Doodle Cuts and Doodle Stamps.  They are good for planners, cards, scrapbook pages.... just about anything you can think of!  If you've used them in your projects, be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram.  We love to see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Doodlebug Products Used:
Hey Cupcake Collection
Nesting Scallops Doodle Cuts
Borders & Edges Doodle Cuts
Mini Tags Doodle Cuts
Large Tags Doodle Cuts
Happy Birthday Doodle Stamps
Occasions - Everyday Doodle Stamps
Occasions - Holiday Doodle Stamps
Doodlebug Sequins
Chunky Twine
Chippers Alphas
Teensy Type Alphas

Other:
Sizzix Big Shot
Sewing Machine
Book Ring

Monday, May 25, 2020

Lori Whitlock | Lemonade Stand Box Card

Happy Memorial Day!  To me it always been the unofficial start to summer...  and summer makes me think of sitting on the patio or boat sipping lemonade!.  When I saw this adorable Lemonade Stand Box Card (SVG, Silhouette) from Lori Whitlock I just had to make it!


I pieced my Lemonade Stand together using some papers from Doodlebug Design.  This "sweet" card (pun totally intended...) is easy to assemble.  The sentiments are done using the print and cut function of your cutting machine, and if you need a little help, this general assembly tutorial for shaped box cards will get you pointed in the right direction.  It also folds flat for mailing and will fit in the free Center Box Card Envelope in Lori's Shop.  It's the perfect little card to send to someone to let them know you're thinking of them!

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

Monday, May 18, 2020

Doodlebug Design | Graduation Cards

Graduation season is upon us!  In-person graduations from kindergarten to college are all cancelled this year, but that just makes it more important to celebrate these milestones.   I decided that the Doodlebug Design Hey Cupcake, and Party Time stamps could be used for more than just birthdays, so I mixed them with some of the new Doodle Cuts and came up with a couple of fun graduation cards!  Take a peek...


I thought the first card would be cute for a little person!!!  I made a slider card using the big tag from the Large Tags Doodle Cuts Dies, and the Congrats is from the All Occasions Doodle Cuts Dies.  The stamps and papers are from the Party Time Collection.  I love how when you pull the tag up the little monkey floats up!


I made the second card for my daughter who is graduating from college on Friday.  She loved the little llama from the Hey Cupcake Party Animals stamps... kept trying to steal it when I colored it in lol.  So I added it to this fun pop up card...


In addition to the Hey Cupcake Party Animals stamps, I used the new Alex Alphabet Dies and some of the new mini jewels to add some sparkle.


Here are the card fronts.   I used the Borders and Edges dies on the front of my pop-up card.


The new stand alone dies are really great for card making, and of course the new mini jewels add the perfect bit of sparkle!  If you've used any of the new stamps and dies in your projects, be sure to tag Doodlebug on Facebook and Instagram!  We'd love to see what you create!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek.

DOODLEBUG PRODUCTS USED:

Hey Cupcake Collection
Party Time Collection
Party Animal Boy Stamps & Dies
Party Animal Girl Stamps & Dies
Alex Alphabet Dies
Borders & Edges Dies
Large Tags Dies
All Occasion Doodle Cuts Dies
Mini Jewels
Doodle Twine
Ginham Linen Petite Prints

OTHER:
Copic Markers
Sizzix Big Shot



Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Lori Whitlock | May Blog Hop



Hi Everyone!   It's time for the May 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
Aimee Kidd
Ashley Cook
Cathy Harper

I made the new 2 Way Flower Box Card (SVG, Silhouette)  It's such a beautiful card and can be used for a birthday, Thank You or just because.  I added the Happy Birthday Sentiment (it's not part of the file) and I pieced it together using some Doodlebug Design Papers.



There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code MAY2020 to get 30% off all SVGs , Fonts 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!

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

iNSD Projects - Bella Blvd. Chloe Box Cards

Hi Everyone!  I hope everyone is keeping sane and healthy!  Did you get crafty on interNational Scrapbook Day?  I was determined to simply play with paper.  No assignments, no deadlines, just something for fun!  I created a couple of box cards based on the new Bella Blvd. Chloe Collection SVG files which are available in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop.  Of course I had to play with these files because... well kitties!!  Take a peek...


My first card was based on the Cat in a Box 2 file from the collection.  I love this file, it's so on point.  Put a box down in my house and there will immediately be a cat in it.    I used some Bella Besties Graph Dot papers to piece it together.


My next card is one of my all time favorites.  I used the Cat with Yarn  and Fish Bowl files to create this box card of a kitty peeking into a fish bowl.  I used transparency sheets for the glass and for the insert with the fish, and more Bella Besties papers to piece it together.  I love how the fish look like they are floating!!

I love it when crafty ideas turn out like you envisioned!  All in all it was a fun iNSD.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, May 4, 2020

Doodlebug Design | Party Time Cards

Monkeys and puppies and elephants... oh my!  I seriously cannot get enough of the cute little critters in the Doodlebug Design Party Time Collection.  Each one makes me smile.  I decided that they should be the "stars" of a couple of fun birthday cards.... take a peek...


I think the Odds & Ends are my all time favorite Doodlebug embellishment.  You can do so many things with them!  There are lots of balloons in this collection, So I decided that each critter should be holding one!  I especially love the acetate balloons!


For my first card I used the base of this card from Lori Whitlock.  I love the slider window... pull the tag and it not only reveals a sweet sentiment, but it makes the monkey look like he's floating up! 


I wanted to use a bunch of the critters for one card, so I thought a pop up card would be best.  Open up the card and they all pop out to surprise you!  It would make a great "from all of us" card.


Both cards fold flat for mailing.  I decorated the front of the pop up card with a chit chat sentiment and a couple of the acetate balloons.  If you've made any projects using the Party Time collection, be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram.  We always love to see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

DOODLEBUG DESIGN PRODUCTS USED:
Party Time Collection
Limeade Chunky Twine

OTHER:
Silhouette Cameo


Saturday, May 2, 2020

Doodlebug Design | iNSD Free Cut File

Doodlebug is going all out for (inter)NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY 2020! We have lots of scrappy things planned throughout the day, so be sure to keep checking the blog, Facebook and Instagram for fun and inspiration.

As part of the celebration, Doodlebug has a brand new, exclusive cut file!  Even better it is available FREE today only!


The FREE download is available

The file will appear with a zero price tag in your cart.
AND
Lori Whitlock is having a 50% off sale in her SVG Shop,
if you spend over $10 while you are there.  There are new Doodlebug Collections in the shop including Winter Wonderland and Love Notes so it's the perfect time to stock up!

And just in case you were wanting some inspiration I used the new Scrapbook Grid File to create this fun layout!


I used papers from the new Hey Cupcake and Party Time collections to fill my letters.  I then decorated each letter with some shaped sprinkles from a couple of different collections!  If you use the grid, be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram, we love to see what you make with our products!  That's it for now, be sure to check back for more (inter)NSD fun!

DOODLEBUG PRODUCTS USED:
Hey Cupcake Collection
Party Time Collection
Gingham Linen Petite Prints Collection
Bubblegum Sprinkles
Limeade Sprinkles
Little Critters Shaped Sprinkles
Pastel Posies Shaped Sprinkles
 So Tweet Shaped Sprinkles
May Flowers Shaped Sprinkles

Friday, May 1, 2020

Lori Whitlock | Hat Box

Hi Everyone!  Mother's Day will be here before we know it.  Want a cute way to package up a little gift?  I created this Hat Box for Lori Whitlock, and it's available in her SVG Shop, and the Silhouette Store.  Take a peek...



I pieced it together using some petite prints from Doodlebug Design.  It's perfect to hold some candies or maybe a gift card!  It's certain to brighten Mom's day!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Thursday, April 30, 2020

Lori Whitlock | Hexagon Box with Dahlia

Hi Everyone!  I'm up on the Lori Whitlock Blog today with a tutorial showing how to assemble the new Hexagon Box with Dahlia (SVG, Silhouette)  It's the perfect size for a little treat or gift!  It would be a great way to package up a Mother's Day gift or a little something for someone special!  Take a peek...




I pieced this together using some Petite Prints from Doodlebug Design.  Stop by Lori's Blog here for a full tutorial.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek.



Monday, April 20, 2020

Doodlebug Design | Party Animal Doodle Stamps Gift Set

Have you seen the new Hey Cupcake Party Animal - Girl Doodle Stamps??  Seriously they are everything a girl could ask for....kitties, hedgehogs, llamas...  I'm in love.  As soon as my box arrived, I pulled them out and set to work!  I put together this sweet little birthday set... take a peek...


I thought it would be cute to put together a fun "social distancing" birthday card.  The kitty, hedgehog and balloon are from the Party Animal Girl stamp set, and the flowers are from the new Birthday Girl Stamp set. (I added some glitter sprinkles to some of the centers) I love how the happy birthday sentiment was the perfect size to fit in the balloon!  I used the new Borders and Edges Dies to make the curtain and the line for the grass below.


I also decorated a little gift bag as well to go along with my card.  Of course I had to pick another kitty stamp!  I love the balloon kitty on the Hey Cupcake Birthday Bash paper so I copied the look using the stamps.  The clouds are from the Rainbows and Unicorns Stamp set.


Aren't the stamp images just the cutest?  Would you like to make your own gift set?  I created SVG files for the Window Card and the Cute Bag and they are available exclusively in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop.  If you create something with them, be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook or Instagram, we love to see your projects!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


DOODLEBUG DESIGN PRODUCTS USED:
Hey Cupcake Collection
Birthday Girl Doodle Stamps & Dies
Party Animals -Girl Doodle Stamps & Dies
Rainbows & Unicorns Stamps & Dies
Window Card SVG
Cute Bag SVG

OTHER:
Silhouette Cameo
Copic Markers

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Lori Whitlock | April Creative Team Blog Hop


Hi Everyone!   It's time for the April 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
Aimee Kidd
Ashley Cook
Cathy Harper

I made the new Box Card Flower Truck Back (SVG, Silhouette-coming soon)  It's such a beautiful card and can be used for a birthday, Mother's Day or just because.  I pieced it together using some Doodlebug Design Petite Prints Papers.


There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code APR2020 to get 30% off all SVGs , Fonts 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!