Monday, February 18, 2019

Doodlebug Design | Lots O' Luck Wiper Cards

My married name may not sound Irish, but I promise, I come from a long line of Kelley's, Barrett's, Hickey's and Doyle's!  I believe that St. Patrick's Day should be a federal holiday!  So now you can understand how excited I was to get my hands on the Lots O' Luck Collection!  The adorable characters and icons make me so happy!  I decided to feature them in some fun Wiper Cards.  Take a peek...

These cards are great because they fold flat for mailing, but when you open them, you get a fun surprise!

 Here are some close ups of the cards while open.... first, how cute is this little leprechaun???  And green beer??   A winning combination!  

This little girl made me smile... I love her striped tights!   I challenged myself to use some doodlepops for this project, rather than hoard them... so I added the Good Luck doodlepop for the wiper pop up!

Of course I had to make a card using one of the adorable unicorns!  I love the little touches of gold and the that I {heart} rainbows doodlepop was a must!

As I've always said, interactive cards are more fun when you can see them in action so I created another little video ...

If you've made any projects using the Lots O' Luck Collection, be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook (@Doodlebug Design) and Instagram (@doodlebugdesign .)  We would love to see your projects!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Products Used
limeade textured cardstock
good luck doodle-pops
rainbow hearts shape sprinkles
I ♥ rainbows doodle-pops 
lots o' luck odds & ends 
lots o' luck icons sticker 
so charming double-sided cardstock
bonnie lass double-sided cardstock 
lots o' luck double-sided cardstock 
rainbows end double-sided cardstock 
pot o'gold double-sided cardstock 
swimming pool dot-stripe petite prints CS

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Doodlebug Design | 52 Favorites Week 5

I am keeping up with my 52 Favorites Traveler's Notebook Scrapbooking!  I created this fun layout using Doodlebug Design's French Kiss Collection for my week 5 layout...

Yes, I actually made a Superbowl themed layout using a Valentine's collection!  It didn't hurt that the Red and Blue colors worked for my Patriots!!!  Our kitty Jax loves to watch the TV, and he was mesmerized by the back and forth of the game.  It was so cute!  He watched it all night long!

I added the star paper and the football shaped sprinkle from Doodlebug's Touchdown Collection and the  title was done using some Teensy Type and Skinny Alpha letters from Doodlebug.  Five weeks down, Forty-seven to go!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Lori Whitlock | February Creative Team Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!   It's time for the February 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
Aimee Kidd
Ashley Cook
Corri Garza

I made Lori's Twist Pop Cat Card (SVG, Silhouette)  I always say this to my husband so it was the perfect card!

The papers and heart sprinkles are from Doodlebug Design's French Kiss Collection.

There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code FEB2019 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

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

Monday, February 11, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics | Challenge 46 Color Inspiration

I found some time to play along with the latest challenge over on the Lawn Fawnatics Blog... a fun color challenge ... take a peek....

The colors in this challenge are so soft and pretty!  I decided to grab some Lawn Fawn Inks, watercolor paper and a water brush to make an ombre heart card.

I started by coating my watercolor paper with some water, then I stamped some inks on my craft mat and using my water brush created the ombre effect by painting the ink on the wet paper.  I used Ballet Slippers, Wild Rose, Guava and Grape Jelly Inks.  I then cut the hearts from the paper using the little heart die from the How You Bean, Conversation Heart Add-on set.  I finished the card using the Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames, Outside-in Stitched Rectangle Stackables and the I Love You Border along with some papers from the Watercolor Wishes and Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6 pads.

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

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Lori Whitlock | Silhouette Pop Up Creator Tutorial

Hi Everyone, I’m on the Lori Whitlock blog today with a fun tutorial showing how to use the Silhouette Pop Up Creator which is available in Silhouette Design Studio starting with version 4.1.  This is such a fun way to use all the shapes in your Silhouette Library!  I made this sweet kitty Valentine card using the cat from Lori Whitlock's Bobble Head Card Cat (SVG, Silhouette) and the Pop Up Creator.

To start, you want to select your shape.  Then trace your shape using the trace tool in Silhouette.  You also want to create two card base pieces, my first piece (pink) is 8.5" h x 5.5" w.  The second piece is slightly smaller at 8.375" x 5.375".  I added a dashed score line to the larger piece using the line creator and centered it so the card would fold in half.  I added a solid line and centered it to the smaller piece.  This line will be used as a guide and deleted later.

Next move everything off your mat, but the traced shape.  Select the shape by clicking on it and then click on the Pop Up Panel button on the right hand side.

Click on the Convert Selected Shapes in the Pop Up Menu.  This will add lines to your shape.

The Pop Up Creator creates a number of "support struts" that will make your shape pop out.  For cutting simplicity, it's easier to have fewer of these struts.  By increasing the number in the Minimum Strut Width, the number of struts will decrease.  I kept enlarging my number until I had 3 struts.  This is a good number for support and will take less time to cut.

Next you want to adjust the base width.  This is the size of the connection that will connect the bottom of your shape to the base.  I increased the number in the base width until the supports were just slightly narrower than the feet of my cat.

One final adjustment to the shape... You will want to increase the length of the score lines by increasing the Dash Pitch Number.  This will make for easier, shorter cutting time.

Now you want to add the pop up shape to your smaller card base.  Add the smaller base to your mat.  Move the Pop up shape so that the bottom most score lines align with the temporary center guide line you created.  Next, select both the card base and the pop up shape and align them so that they are centered using the Transform button.  Make sure the bottom score line is still aligned flush with the temporary guide line.

Delete your temporary guide line, and extend the score line on the bottom of the pop up shape by clicking on the red dot and dragging almost to the edge.  Repeat for the other side.

You can adjust how deeply the shape pops out by clicking on the dot on the center of the shape and dragging down to make it stick out more, or up for less.  Make sure that the height of the pop up shape is not higher than the height of your card when closed or it will stick out of the top.

Once you're happy with the placement, select both the pop up shape and the base, right mouse click and select group.

One more optional step.  If you look at the card I created you'll notice I cut patterned paper to cover the inside of my card which molds itself around the pop out shape.  This is actually pretty easy to do.  Start by creating a copy of your card base.  Select the copy (only) by clicking on it then right mouse click and select make compound path.

Click on the resulting shape to select and then click on the Offset Panel button on the right menu.

Click on the Internal Offset Button, then change the Distance number to be 0.8.  This creates the panel shapes inside the card base.

Drag the inside shapes out to separate and delete the remaining shapes.  I colored them blue in this picture so you can see them.

One final thing before cutting, when you send the pop up piece to cut, you'll notice the top of the shape's lines are grayed out.... this is correct, those lines are not meant to be cut.

Once you've cut all your pieces, they are easy to assemble..

Cut all the pieces and assemble the shape piece if needed.  Add the decorative panels you cut to the inside of the card.  The second picture (B.) shows how to fold the pop out piece.  Add the shape over the pop out design piece, and then glue the pop up base into the slightly larger base, making sure that you do NOT add any adhesive under the pop out pieces.

All that's left is to embellish!  I created a print and cut sentiment using Lori's Abby Font (SVG, Silhouette) and added a bow sticker and enamel hearts.  I also decorated the front of the card as well.  The papers are from Lori's Easter Wishes and Spring Fling collections by Echo Park Paper.

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

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Lori Whitlock | A Purrfect Valentine

Have you seen Lori Whitlock's new Shadow Box Card Scene Valentine Bundle? (available individually in the Silhouette Store here)  I just love these little cards, they are so cute and so easy to assemble since the characters are done using Print and Cut!  Being a cat lover, of course I had to make the cute Cat version (SVG, Silhouette) of the card....

I used the Lori's new Easter Wishes Collection for Echo Park Paper to piece it together.  The colors are perfect for Valentine's and Spring!   For a full tutorial for Lori's Shadow Box Scene Cards, see her YouTube Channel here.   That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Doodlebug Design | French Kiss Pop Up Cards

The French Kiss Cut files are so stinking cute... and combined with the French Kiss papers and embellishments, you can't help but make something special!  I used a few of the cut files to create some fun pop up Valentine's cards using the pop-up creator in my Silhouette software.  Take a peek...

When the cards are opened, the designs pop out!  They also fold flat for mailing, so I added designs to the outside as well.

 Here are some close-ups of each of the cards...

I love the little hot air balloon!  I thought it went perfectly with the cloud paper from the 6x6 pad! 

How cute is that little pug???  And the punny sentiment from the chit chat pieces... they combine to make the most adorable valentine!

I love the little girl with the balloon, she reminds me of my daughter.  In front of the Eiffel tower, she looks so sweet!

Of course, interactive cards are best seen in action so I put together this little video...

I will have a tutorial Thursday week showing how to create these cards in Silhouette.  Have you made any cards or projects using the French Kiss Collection or cut files?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Social media!  We would love to see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Products Used

Cut Files  

Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Designer Edition Software (for pop up capability)
Pinsetter Font

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Doodlebug Design | 52 Weeks Scrapbooking with French Kiss

How are your resolutions coming this year??  I've managed to stick to two... So far I've stuck to a healthier eating plan and I've kept up to date in my 52 weeks Traveler's  Notebook Scrapbook!  For weeks two, three and four I used the French Kiss Collection... take a peek!

My first spread features one of my favorite pups.  Maya is my neighbor's sweet dog... and Maya LOVES my husband.  It's hysterical how excited she gets when she sees him.  My neighbor jokes that if she wants to get Maya to go somewhere, she'll say... "Is that Ed? Go get him!"  So of course when we get a funny SnapChat from Maya which says, "I wonder what Ed is doing...."  we have to offer to take her for a walk.  The hearts from the Chit Chat and Odds and Ends packs were perfect, AND I got to use the adorable Pug Odds & Ends Piece!

My week three spread also features the French Kiss Collection.  Before my daughter went back to school, we met up with one of my scrappy friends Mary-Ann for a fun girls day of shopping and lunch.  While we were in one store, we had to try on the heart shaped glasses... and of course take a selfie of the event.

I think that the Passion for Plaid paper is my favorite of this collection!  And the Ooh La La sticker from the This and That Stickers was perfect!

I also love the Heart Throb Shaped Sprinkles... they add he perfect little sparkle and aren't too thick to be in my notebook.   Week four is one of my favorite pictures of my daughter.  Right before she left to go back to school, we took a trip into Boston and went to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum... the place is amazing!  My daughter especially loved the solarium and decided any house she buys should have one!

If you've used any French Kiss or other Collections in your 52 Weeks Scrapbooking, make sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook (@Doodlebug Design) or Instagram (@doodlebugdesign).  We would love to see what you've created!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek.

Products Used