Monday, November 30, 2020

Doodlebug Design | Night Before Christmas Advent Calendar

Every year I try to come up with a new and fun Advent Calendar for the holiday.  We always enjoy opening a new treat each day as we count down to Christmas.  This year while searching Pinterest, I found a wooden calendar with a tree and small gifts to hold some goodies.  I decided it would be fun to create one made from Doodlebug's Night Before Christmas Collection.  I set to work and created my own paper version... take a peek...

I started with some Gingham Linen Petite prints and some chipboard to make my tree.  I glued the tree to a circular base, made from some chipboard and the red side of the Jolly St. Nick Cardstock.  I decorated the tree with strands of sprinkles and the Twinkle Light Shaped Sprinkles...they were perfect!

I made 24 little boxes.  I added mini brads to help pull them open and numbered them using the Sunshine Alphabet Stickers.  All that was left was to embellish the boxes some more.  I used some toys and gifts from the Odds & Ends Pack.  Here are some close-ups of all of the boxes...

My favorite is the little kitty on top of the boxes, because let's face it, that's exactly what they do when they are not climbing the tree!  Each box is about 1.7" cubed so they are the perfect size for a chocolate or 2!

I created a cut file for this project and it is currently available in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop here.  It will also be coming to the Silhouette Store.  There is a quick tutorial in Lori's shop on the product page.  Be sure to come back to the blog for the next couple of weeks for more Night Before Christmas inspiration!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek.

Night Before Christmas Collection
Gingham Linen Petite Prints
Dot Stripe Petite Prints
Twinkle Light Shaped Sprinkles
Christmas Assortment Sprinkles
Sunshine Alphabets
Tiny Brads

Silhouette Chipboard
Silhouette Cameo
liquid adhesive
foam tape

Monday, November 16, 2020

Doodlebug Design | Pumpkin Spice Slim Line Cards

I'm loving the latest trend in cards... the slim-line card.  If you're not familiar with them, the finished card size is 3-5/8" x 8- 5/8", it's a longer, skinny card.  I love them because you can fit so many goodies on one card!  I made a couple using the new Pumpkin Spice and Forest Friends Doodle Stamps.  Take a peek...

For my first card I used the Forest Friends Doodle Stamps.  These critters are just too cute for words!  I fussy cut the stamped images and added the critters to little frame dies which I popped up with some foam tape for dimension.  Because the card is longer, I was able to fit four critters on the card.  I used a combination of Pumpkin Spice and the Woodgrain side of the Buffalo Check- Woodgrain paper for my papers.  The speech bubble sentiment is from the Pumpkin Spice Chit Chat pieces.  

For my second card I used the Pumpkin Spice Doodle Stamps.  I love that there are different face options in the set... you have 3 options of little smiley faces to add to the base stamps. Again, I fussy cut the stamped images.  I used some paper piecing for the coffee cozies on the takeaway cups, and of course I had to add some little heart sprinkles!  The sentiment was stamped using a stamp from the set on a piece I die-cut using the speech bubble Doodle-cuts die from the You're Sweet Doodle Stamp set.  

I had so much playing with these new stamp sets!  If you've made any cards with Doodlebug's Doodle Stamps, be sure to tag us on Facebook and Instagram!  We always love to see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek.

Pumpkin Spice Collection
Pumpkin Spice Doodle Stamps
Forest Friends Doodle Stamps
You're Sweet Doodle Cuts
Buffalo Check-Woodgrain Petite Prints Collection
Tiny Hearts Shaped Sprinkles

Mama Elephant Slim Window Dressing Dies
Lawn Fawn Mini Picture Frames Dies
Copic Markers
Foam Tape

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Lori Whitlock | November Creative Team Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!   It's time for the November 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

I made the new 3D Snow Globe Card Gnome (SVG, Silhouette).  These cars are so much fun to make and they fold flat to fit in a standard A2 envelop!  For a great assembly tutorial see Lori's YouTube Channel here.  I pieced mine together with some papers from a few different Doodlebug Design Christmas Collections.  I also added a fun little star enamel sprinkle to the tree.

There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code NOV2020 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!

Your next stop is Anita!  Thanks for stopping by to peek!

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Lori Whitlock | Christmas Countdown Step Card

Christmas will be here before we know it.  To help count the days, I created this fun little Christmas Countdown Step Card (SVG, Silhouette ) for Lori, and it was released this week!  It's such a fun card... you can make one for yourself, or mail one off (I recommend a 5x7 padded envelope) to someone special!  I pieced this one together using A Lumberjack Christmas from Echo Park Paper.  

I put together an assembly tutorial for this card and it's available on Lori's Blog here.  If you make one, be sure to tag Lori Whitlock on Facebook and Instagram, I'd love to see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, November 2, 2020

Doodlebug Design | Gobble Gobble Card and Treat Holders

As you have all seen from my doodle pop organizer post, I definitely have a doodle pop hoarding issue.  I have some doodle pops that are almost 10 years old!  One of my favorite doodle pops is from 2015, the little gobble gobble turkey!  He's just too cute!  Do you remember him?

I thought it would be fun to make a card featuring Mr. gobble gobble, I designed this card and updated him a bit with some Pumpkin Spice colors.  I didn't want him to be lonely so I made some little treat box place holders for my Thanksgiving table.  My own flock of turkeys!  Take a peek....

I thought the card would be perfect to send to relatives we are unable to see this holiday season... just a little something to let them know we are thinking of them!

And the little turkey treat holders will look great on my Thanksgiving table and they're the perfect size for a chocolate treat!!

Have you played around with the Pumpkin Spice 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!


Pumpkin Spice Collection
Gingham Linen Petite Prints
Dot Strip Petite Prints