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!

Hey Cupcake Collection
Birthday Girl Doodle Stamps & Dies
Party Animals -Girl Doodle Stamps & Dies
Rainbows & Unicorns Stamps & Dies
Window Card SVG
Cute Bag SVG

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!

Monday, April 6, 2020

Doodlebug Design | Easter Express Train Box Card

I've always loved Easter Crafts.  There are so many sweet little images... bunnies, chicks, eggs... they are hard to resist.  Add some Doodlebug icons, colors and embellishments... it's cuteness overload!  I mixed it all together and came up with this fun project... take a peek...

So you're probably asking... "Is it a card, or is it a decor piece?"  The answer is YES!  The project started as a box card, with the bunny riding the train.  I loved how he turned out but then I thought, he needed some friends.

So... I added a couple of train cars with eggs and a chick!  These two parts are also box cards in their own right that are attached with simple little strips that connect the cars.

You can make this strictly as a home decor piece, but you could also make the 3 separate cards, which fold flat, mail them to someone special along with the strips and instructions on how to attach them!  That would be such a fun surprise!

Want to make one to send?? (or keep??)  I created an SVG file for this project.  It's available exclusively in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop here.

Below are some simple assembly instructions....

1)  To assemble the bunny "engine" first cut the pieces.  The sentiment is done as a print and cut.  Add the embellishments to the layers as shown.

2) Attach the train pieces together by gluing one of the small side pieces to the front and back as shown. (on the side with the biggest wheel)

3)  Attach the tab of the bunny insert to the inside of the side piece you just glued, the tab should be flush with the back fold.  Add the other side piece to the remaining tab on the insert.

4)  Attach the tabs of the 2nd side piece to the front and back train pieces.

5)  This will form the engine part of the project.

6)  Next, cut the pieces for the 2 train cars.  Both cars are assembled in the same manner, I am showing the egg car.

7)  Add the embellishments to the pieces as shown.  Fold the "box" into shape, glue with the tab inside.

8)  Add the car sides & wheels to both sides of the box you made in step 7.  Align the top edges and center.

9) Add glue to the tabs on the insert.  Slide into the box, and press the tabs to the sides to hold.  Repeat this general process for the other car
10)  The cards can now all fold flat and can be mailed if you wish.  To attach the cars and engine together, there are 2 small tabs included in the file.  Fold both score lines.  Glue one tab to the engine, and one to the first car to attach.  The strips have a hole in the center if you wish to add a brad, I added a glitter sprinkle enamel dot.  Repeat with the 2nd strip and the 2 cars.  Done!

I hope this card brings a little sunshine to your day!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Dot Stripe Petite Prints Collection
Gingham Linen Petite Prints Collection
Glitter Sprinkles
Hoppy Easter Shaped Sprinkles Bunnies

Silhouette Cameo or Other Cutting Machine

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Paper Issues Happiness Insta Parade

Today is the Paper Issues Happiness Insta Parade over on Instagram!  Each participant has created a project about something that makes them happy.  We are trying to spread a little sunshine in these uncertain times!  It's been a while since I've done a layout, it was really fun to get back to it!  I came up with this layout featuring my daughter on spring break this year.  She was lucky to have an early break, before any travel or gathering restrictions were set in place.  She and a couple of friends went to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon.  Of course they stopped for some fun pictures along the old Route 66!  This picture was one of my favorites!

I used Doodlebug Design's I ❤️ Travel collection for my layout.  The Odds & Ends pieces and stickers were absolutely perfect!   Here are some close-ups...

How fabulous is that truck???  The whole scene definitely makes me happy.  Now a little thank you for hopping along... I created the YOU Make Me Happy cut file I used on this layout and it's available for free here.

Head over to the Paper Issues Instagram to start the hop!  That's it for me today , thanks for stopping by to peek!