Monday, December 27, 2021

Doodlebug Design | Let it Snow Gift Card Holders

Hi Everyone!  I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and got to spend at least some time with friends and family!  We had a wonderful time, good food, good friends & family!  Of course there was some last minute crazy gift buying on my part... a few gift cards, which I decided to package up with the ADORABLE Let it Snow Collection.  Take a peek...

My first gift card holder was for my daughter.  Every year, I do a little gift card surprise to her favorite shops.  She's living on her own these days in NYC so it's always fun to get some fun money to spend!  I made a slimline Gift Card wallet.  On the front, I used a circles die to cut fun windows and filled them some little scenes using the snowmen stickers from the Icon Sticker Sheet.

When you open the card, I added 4 pockets stacked on top of each other.  Each one holds a gift card.  And of course I had to add the adorable Santa and reindeer!

For my next two gift card holders, I created double slider cards.  I added some cute stamped images from the Arctic Friends Doodle Stamps on my first slider along with some Let it Snow Snowflake Sprinkles. The scallop edge was cut using a die from the All Occasion Borders and Edges Doodle Cuts. 

And when you pull the tab on the bottom, the gift card slides out of the top!  This was for my great niece who has a birthday right after Christmas!  I love how you can use Let it Snow for non-holiday projects!

For my second slider card I used the cute little snowman, tree and present stamps from the Winter Wonderland Doodle Stamps along with more snowflake sprinkles.

Again, pull the tab and the gift card pops out of the top and the sentiment on the bottom!

Have you created any projects using the Let it Snow Collection?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram, we always love to see what you make!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Let it Snow Collection
Arctic Friends Doodle Stamps & Doodle Cuts
Winter Wonderland Doodle Stamps & Doodle Cuts
All Occasion Borders and Edges Doodle Cuts

Double Slider Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Frames Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Slimline Stitched Dies (MFT)
Slimline Circles Die (MFT)

Monday, December 13, 2021

Doodlebug Design | Let it Snow Advent Calendar

I love making Advent calendars.  Every year I make one with my Doodlebug Christmas goodies!  I put this fun one together using the Let it Snow Collection... Take a peek....

To create the calendar, I combined two different files that are available in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop.  I started with this file as the base with the 24 drawers.  I then resized and added the tree from the Christmas Tree Gifts calendar I created last year.  All that was left was to decorate with the fabulous papers and Odds & Ends in the Let it Snow Collection.

I used the 6x6 pad to cover the drawers and side panels.  I love the smaller prints!  There are so many cute icons in the Odds & Ends pack, I wanted to create little scenes that could be seen on every side of the calendar.  I made some to sit around the tree... propping them up with a little easel, and then more on each of the sides... 

Each of the drawers is big enough to hold a gift card or some special treats!  It's perfect if you have more than one little elf who likes to open the daily advent drawer, as it fits quite a bit!  For my drawer pulls I used some chunky brads and I used some My Type Alphas to number each drawer.  

Here are some close-ups of all the little scenes....

I really had fun putting this all together!  If you've made something with the Let It Snow 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!


Let it Snow Collection
Chunky Brads
Petite Prints
My Type Alphas


Monday, November 29, 2021

Doodlebug Design | Great Outdoors Pop Dot Cards Tutorial

I have always loved creating projects with lots of dimension... whether it be a 3d project, layout or card! I also love making little "scenes" with all of the adorable Doodlebug icons.  I decided to combine all of my loves using the Great Outdoors Collection along with the Great Outdoors Doodle Stamps to create some fun pop dot cards!  Take a peek...

I started with the adorable bear and fishy from the Great Outdoors Doodle Stamps.  I find coloring so relaxing!!!!  I layered on some of the pine trees and a night sky using papers from the 6x6 pad for my grass, sky and water.  To finish, I added the Happy Bear-thday sentiment from the Chit Chat pieces.

When you look closely, you can see all of the dimension in the card.

Next I made a sweet little card using the Moose and bunny stamps.  I added some mountains in the background, along with more of the pine trees.

And here is a close up of the card's layers...

Would you like to make some pop dot cards of your own?  I have a quick tutorial showing how I pieced them together.  To start, I created some cut files for the base of the cards.  You can get them on my blog here.  If you don't have a cutter, you can still make them.  The dimensions of the base pieces are as follows...

White Cardstock - (cut 3) 4.25" x 5.5" rectangle - with a 3.25" circle cut from the center.
White Cardstock - Card Base 8.5" x 5.5" - Fold in half
Patterned Cardstock - 4" x 5.25 rectangle - with a 3.5" circle cut from the center

On the left are the white pieces that make up the card base.  For each layer I cut some of the Great Outdoors 6x6 papers to create waves and grassy hills.  I also added a piece of the stars paper to the card base.  It will show through the holes in the layers.  I added my stamped pieces to each layer.  On the right you can see how I attached the patterned papers to the backs.  A good way to see where you want to add all of your images is to stack the layers before you assemble your card so you can see how everything lines up.

Next you want to start adding your layers to create your scene.  I started with the back-most piece with the trees and grass.  I added pop dots (you can use foam tape, or nothing if you prefer)  I centered this piece on my main card base and attached.

I then added the 2nd layer directly on top of the first, making sure everything was lined up.  There are pop dots between these layers.  To end, I added the 3rd layer, also with pop dots.  To finish I added the chit chat sentiment to the card front.

This cards can be mailed, but you will need a slightly larger envelope to mail if you've added pop dots.  If you have a cut file for an A2 Envelope I would size it up slightly to accommodate the layers, or you could use a 5x7 envelope.

The best part is that you can use any of your Doodlebug Doodle Stamps or even the Icon and Mini Icon Stickers to create fun little scenes with these bases!  If you do use the files along with your Doodlebug collections, be sure to tag us on Facebook & Instagram.  We love to see your creations.  That's it for me today, thank you for stopping by to peek!

Great Outdoors Collection
Great Outdoors Doodle Stamps and Doodle Cuts

Pop Dot Card Base Cut File
Copic Markers
Pop Dots (or foam tape)

Monday, November 15, 2021

Doodlebug Design | Great Outdoors Thanksgiving Place Cards

Hi Everyone!  I'm so excited that we can actually do "in person" Thanksgiving this year!  It's one of my favorite holidays... family, friends... the carbs... it's all so fun!  In addition to the turkey and all the fixings... I love to add a little something to each place setting.  This year I made these fun little Truffle Box Place Cards.  I got the idea from a gift box in a card I saw on Pinterest.  I thought it would be fun to downsize it a bit to make it a place card using the Great Outdoors Collection.  Take a peek...

The place cards are made up of an easel base with a cut out that perfectly fits a little box with a cover.  The boxes are sized for a small treat.  I love all of the fall colors of the papers in the collection,  it's hard to pick a favorite... maybe the Bits of Nature, but then I adore the plaid side of the Wildflowers cardstock too!

To create my name pieces, I printed everyone's name on some white cardstock.  I then cut out the ovals using the Mini-tags Doodle Cuts.  

Decorating the place cards was my favorite part.  I stamped lots of leaves and acorns from the It's Fall Y'All Doodle Stamp Set.  I colored them with my Copics and fussy-cut them.  If you're not into fussy cutting, there are matching Doodle Cut dies for the set, but I find the cutting very relaxing!

I popped up the leaves and acorns on the covers with a little foam tape and then added one last leaf to the front of the place card.  I finished them off with some mini jewels on the leaf.  I can't wait to see them on my table!

Would you like to create your own truffle box place cards?  I created a cut file for them and it is currently available in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, and it will be coming soon to the Silhouette Store.  I've linked below to the SVG.  If you make some, be sure to tag @doodlebugdesign on Facebook and Instagram.  We always love to see what you create!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Great Outdoors Collection
It's Fall Y'All Doodle Stamps
Mini Tags Doodle Cuts
Mini Jewels Party Assortment

Copic Markers
Sizzix Big Shot

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

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!

Brigit Mann

Christmas will be here before we know it.  I thought I should probably get started on my holiday cards!  I made the Stadium Box Card Winter City (SVG, Silhouette).  My daughter moved to Manhattan this year and it made me think of her cute little neighborhood!  This card folds flat to fit into an A2 envelope.

There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code NOV2021 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.

And finally, how would you like to win a $20 Coupon to the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop?

Your next hop stop is Anita.  That's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, November 1, 2021

Doodlebug Design | Fun at the Park Waterfall Mini Album

Happy Monday everyone!  While the Doodlebug design team (im) patiently waits for the fabulous new Great Outdoors Collection to arrive, we have some fun projects for you featuring some of our favorite collections!  I was excited to be able to play with the Fun at the Park Collection again... I just love all the fun colors and icons!  I thought a mini album would be fun, so I created this little folio type album with waterfall features that hold a bunch of small photos. 

I started with a simple cover, which I covered in the Mini Dot paper.  I decorated the cover with the Adventure Awaits Castle Doodlepop ... I love the acrylic elements on the pop!  I finished the cover with a string tie using some Beetle Black Doodle Twine.

When you open the album, it has two sides, each with a waterfall element.  I thought this would be a fun way to display your favorite vacation photos.  Each side holds 4 square photos.  I created the waterfall using a metal die in my stash, and papers and stickers from the collection.  Here are some close-ups of the individual flip pages...

I cut some tags from the Luggage Tags Cut Apart Cardstock and added them to my pull tabs... they were the perfect size!

I thought this would be a fun way to document some of your favorite photos from Disney!  Be sure to check back all of this week for more design team favorites!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Doodlebug Products Used
Fun at the Park Collection
Fun At the Park Coordinating Petite Prints
Mini Brads
Doodle Twine 

Lawn Fawn Flippin' Awesome metal dies
Lawn Fawn Scallop Circle Die
White Cardstock

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Doodlebug Design | Happy Haunting Treat Boxes

I used to love to make Halloween favors filled with treats for my daughter's class when she was in school.  Well now she's older and living in another city, but I still felt the need to make some fun treat boxes for her and her friends.  When I saw the fun jars of creepy crawlies in the Happy Haunting Odds & Ends Pack, I decided to make some 3D versions.  I mean, how cute are those little worms??

I found a mason jar treat holder in the Lori Whitlock Shop and used that as the base for my boxes.  I added a fun shaker element to the front of the jars.  Take a peek...

Inside my shakers, I added the beetles, worms and flies from the Odds & Ends pack along with some seed beads.  I created the fun labels for the front using the print and cut feature of my Silhouette.  I finished them off with some cute little stickers from the mini icons sheet.  Here are some close-ups...

I filled them each with mini chocolate bar that I wrapped in some of the 6x6 papers from the collection. They could also hold some kisses or other goodies.  The "big" kids all loved them!  If you've created some fun projects with the Happy Haunting 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
Happy Haunting Collection

Other Products
Mason Jar Box Trick or Treat SVG
September Font
Moon Flower Font
Seed Beads
Silhouette Cameo

Monday, October 4, 2021

Doodlebug Design | Happy Haunting Box Cards

I have always loved Halloween... the costumes, the decorations... and let's face it... the candy!  Doodlebug's Halloween Collections have always been among my favorites... and Happy Haunting does not disappoint!  As soon as I saw all the fun patterns and icons, I knew I wanted to make some box cards with scenes featuring all the cute characters!  Take a peek...

One of my favorite things in Happy Haunting is the new Bits & Pieces Pack.  Not only does it have some fun tabs and tags, but it also has a lot of spooky trees and tombstones.  I made these the focus of my first card.  I created a creepy cemetery and of course I could not resist the skeleton hand from the Odds & Ends pack!  I finished it off with a cute owl from the Icon Minis.

My next card features my favorite icon... the little black kitty from the Odds & Ends Pack.  He's hanging out in the pumpkin patch.  There are so many cute jack-o-lanterns in the Odds & Ends pack it was hard to choose!

My last card features on of the many haunted houses in the Odds & Ends pack along with a cute ghost and a spooky tree from the Bits & Pieces.  The acetate fence is from the Odds & Ends pack.  There's a bunch of acetate pieces, they are fun to use!

Have you made anything with the Happy Haunting Collection?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook & Instagram.  We always love to see your creations.  Be sure to stop by the blog all month long for more Happy Haunting!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Happy Haunting Collection
Petite Prints


MFT Outside the Box Low Profile Dies
MFT Outside the Box Level Up Dies
MFT Outside the Box Grass Dies

Monday, September 20, 2021

Doodlebug Design | Fun at the Park Autograph Book

We have been to Disney a good number of times, and each time we still feel the magic!  When my daughter was about 6, she made it her mission to see all of the characters around the park, and get their autographs.  It was adorable.  So when I saw the Fun at the Park Collection I immediately thought to make an autograph book.  Take a peek...

I love the little heart shape in the Odds & Ends and decided to model my autograph book after that.  I used a heart shape in my Silhouette, welded on a little tab for my binding and decorated the front with Petite Prints and the hearts side of the Tea-riffic Time Cardstock.  I even wrapped some mini dots paper around a marker to bring along for signings!

Inside each spread I have a page for a photo (because we must get photos with each character as well!!) and a place for each character to sign.  I made little eared balloon pieces for a project a few years ago (see here) and I thought it would be cute to make them into  "sign here pieces" with a little doodle twine tail.  I also framed all of the autograph spots with some coordinating paper frills.  Here are some more views of the inside pages...

The Character Autograph ticket from the Chit Chat pieces is just perfect!

I just love all the cute balloons and fireworks in the Bits & Pieces Pack!  And the shaped sprinkles are so fun to spread around.

My now 23 year old daughter has now volunteered to go back and get this book filled with more autographs if I would only send her there!  We just might have to make another family trip!

Have you made any projects using the Fun at the Park Collection?  Be sure to tag @Doodlebugdesign on Facebook and Instagram, we love seeing what you create!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek.


Fun at the Park Collection
Petite Prints
Paper Frills
Doodle Twine

Silhouette Cameo
Cinch Binder