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