Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Lori Whitlock | Purse with Pocket

How cute is this little purse?  It's the new Purse with Pocket SVG file from Lori Whitlock.  Take a peek...

The checked paper is from Lori's Forward in Faith Collection for Echo Park Paper.  It makes the purse look like something you'd find in Nordstrom!  This bag is the perfect size to hold a gift card or a small present.    
That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Doodlebug Design | Doodle Pop Organizer Tutorial

Hello my name is Kathy and I'm a Doodle-Pop Hoarder.  So much so that I had to create a storage solution.  My storage box was posted on the Doodlebug Facebook Page recently and I was surprised at the response!  So many of you asked, so I got my act together and put together a tutorial.  This organizer holds approximately 120 Doodle-Pops, or Doodlebug Sprinkles packs.

For my tutorial I'm showing how to make one without a cutting machine.  Originally I created an SVG file to make one.  It is available on my blog, along with a Silhouette version here.  The cut file versions are assembled in the same general manner.
Start by cutting the pieces.
From a good heavyweight cardstock cut the following (I used 80 lb. cover weight cardstock)

Cut 3    7 3/8 " x 11 ½ "
Cut 1     8 ¾ " x 7"
Cut 2     8 ¾" x 2 ¼ "
Cut 2     7" x 2 ¼ "

From Patterned Paper

Cut 2     6 ¾ “ x 2"
Cut 2     8 ½” x 2”
I recommend you put this together using a liquid glue.  I use Scotch Quick Dry, it works well and holds up when I over-stuff it with Doodle-Pops.

Start with the three 7 3/8 “ x 11 ½” pieces. Score each piece as shown above. After scoring cut where the solid lines are.

1)  I also cut a a bit off each of the tabs, starting from about 1/4" down the long side side,  and cutting up to the fold line.  This helps make the sides of the finished box more smooth and even.
2) This is what it looks like with all the fold/cut lines
3) Fold up the short ends and fold in the tabs.  Add glue to the tabs and adhere to the long side of the box.
4) Repeat with the other tabs/side until a box is formed.  Do this for the other two scored pieces, and let dry.
5) Glue the 3 boxes together as shown, make sure they are all aligned.  Let dry.
6)  Glue the 8 ¾ " x 7" piece to the bottom of the 3 boxes.
7)  Glue the 8 ¾" x 2 ¼ " pieces to the long sides, covering the seams.
8)  Glue the 7" x 2 ¼ " pieces to the shorter sides.  It gives the sides a little more strength.  Lastly, glue on the decorative panels (the patterned paper strips.)

As part of the Silhouette and SVG files, I've also included the divider tabs and labels (which are print & cut).  For folks who do not have a cutting machine, I've created a PDF you can use to print on cardstock and hand cut.  It's available here on my blog.
One last note... this organizer also works perfectly for all of the Doodlebug Sprinkles!  Discovered this by accident... now I need to make more!

How would you like to get some Doodle Pops of your own?  When sorting through mine for this post, I realized I had a LOT of duplicates.  I'm giving away sets of 5 random Doodle Pops to 9 of my Instagram followers.   Head over my Instagram Account to enter to win!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, July 27, 2020

Doodlebug Design | Bar-B-Cute Picnic Basket Box Card

There's something special about a picnic... yummy food, outside in the fresh air, with friends!  That's what inspired this fun box card.  Even better, this picnic has no calories!  Take a peek...

I filled my basket with a bunch of the food icons from the Bar-B-Cute Odds & Ends pack, I just love the smiles,they really make me happy!    I used the red & white check paper from the 6x6 pad for my table cloth, and the sentiment is from the Chit Chat Pieces.  Here's a close-up...

And of course I had to complete the look with an ant from the Picnic Parade Sprinkles.  They are the only ants that don't require a call to the exterminator! 

Have you made any projects using the Bar-B-Cute 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!

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Doodlebug Design | Bar-B-Cute Clean & Simple Cards

Although most of my projects are 3D, or more involved, I do have a love for clean and simple cards.  Clean and Simple cards are uncluttered, lots of white space with one main focal point.  Doodlebug's Odds & Ends along with the Chit Chat Pieces are the perfect combination to make this type of card.  I used the new Bar-B-Cute Collection to make a few...take a peek...

These cards really went together in a flash.  I die-cut some rectangles from white cardstock and a slightly larger rectangle from the Bar-B-Cute 6x6 Pad and layered onto a card base for each card.  All that was left was to add the Odds & Ends and a coordinating Chit Chat Sentiment.  I popped them up with some foam tape because.. well I needed some dimension lol.  Here are some close ups...

There are so many great combinations of Odds & Ends and Chit Chat pieces .  You could make dozens of cards with them along with some patterned paper.  It would make such a fun gift to package them all together with some envelopes!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Bar-B-Cute Collection

Rectangle dies
Foam Tape

Monday, July 13, 2020

Doodlebug Design | Bar-B-Cute Floating Easel Cards

Sunshine, lemonade, and picnics are staples of summertime, and the Doodlebug Bar-B-Cute Collection has them all!   It's full of bright fun colors and cute smiling icons.   I decided to take some of my favorites and make a a couple of floating easel cards.  Take a peek...

Who doesn't love a glass of lemonade on a hot day, especially if it has a cute smile!  I used papers from the Bar-B-Cute 6x6 pad, some Odds & Ends and a Chit-Chat sentiment to piece together this card. 

Here's a close up... I stole some of my husband's fishing line to make it look like the lemonade pitcher is floating.

For my next card I used more of the 6x6 papers and Odds & Ends.  I also added elements from the Icon Stickers.

I was so excited to see the return of the Paper Frills!  Years ago I had them in every single color... I hoarded them.  But over time, they were all used up and I was very sad!  I used some of the Limeade Paper Frills to make the "grass" on my card.  I also added a cute little ant from the Picnic Parade Shaped Sprinkles.  I've said it before, and I'll say it again... only Doodlebug can make a bug be cute!

Have you used the Bar-B-Cute Collection for a summer project?  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!

Bar-B-Cute Collection
Limeade Paper Frills

White Cardstock
Fishing Line

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!