Monday, December 26, 2022

Doodlebug Design | Candy Cane Lane Happy 2023 Pop Up Card

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!  We are still in the swing of things with another family party today!  Before the craziness set in I got to play with the Candy Cane Lane Collection.  I knew my project would post after Christmas so I wanted to do a New Year's themed project.  I came up with this fun little snowman pop up card.  Take a peek...


For my snowman, I used the Snow Sweet Doodle Cuts.  I cut off the Christmas tree top of the die cut, and added a little square sign in it's place.  The trunk of the tree worked perfectly as a sign post!


I added some transparency half circles to my card inserts so that I could add a whole "flurry" of the acetate snowflakes from the Bits & Pieces pack.  I love how they look like they're floating.  To attach them I used some clear glaze.  I also added the two birdies from the Love You Deerly Doodle Pop.


The happy on my sign is from the Happy Birthday Doodle Stamp set.  For the year, I used the date stamps from the Handwritten Calendar Doodle Stamps.  I stamped them in white, and added some white embossing powder so they would stand out a bit more.


I finished the base with a few snowflakes from the Frosted Flurry shaped sprinkles.  

I hope that everyone has a Happy and Healthy New Year!  I will be back in 2023 with more Doodlebug goodness! Thanks for stopping by to peek!


DOODLEBUG PRODUCTS USED

Candy Cane Lane Collection
Snow Cute Doodle Cuts
Happy Birthday Doodle Stamps
Handwritten Calendar Doodle Stamps

OTHER

Lawn Fawn Pop Up Platform Card Dies
Liquid Glaze
 Lawn Fawn Stitched Square Die
White Pigment Ink
White embossing powder
Acetate

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Lori Whitlock | December Creative Team Blog Hop


Hi Everyone!  It's time for the December Creative Team Blog Hop at Lori Whitlock.  You should have arrived here from Traci's Blog.  Here's the order for today's hop!

Kathy Skou {you are here!}
Anita Mulcahey
Brandie Adams
Ashley Cook

It's getting down to the wire for holiday gifts!  If you're giving gift cards, Lori has the cutest new Gift Card Huggers!  I made the new A2 Hugger Gift Card Holder Cat (SVG, Silhouette) and the A2 Hugger Gift Card Holder Dog (SVG, Silhouette) to wrap up a couple of last minute presents!


Aren't they cute??  They come with an A2 Envelope to mail or package them up.


And when you open them there's slots to hold the card (top part) and a nice to/from note.  I used Doodlebug Design's Candy Cane Lane and some cardstock to piece mine together.

There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code DEC2022 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.


Your next stop is Anita!  Have a great day and a fabulous holiday!!

Monday, December 12, 2022

Doodlebug Design | Candy Cane Lane Advent Calendar Train

Every year I love making a new Advent Calendar with Doodlebug's Christmas Collection.  This year I worked with Lori Whitlock to come up with this fun train SVG... and I'm so happy with how it turned out using the Candy Cane Lane Collection!  Take a peek...


I started with this SVG file from Lori Whitlock.  I made the base of the train with white cardstock.  I then started decorating with the papers and embellishments from Candy Cane Lane.


I made Santa the conductor, of course!  I used the Sweet Santa Stand Alone Doodle Cuts to make him.  I also decorated the sides of the conductor's box with cute presents from the Odds & Ends.


I covered each of the 24 boxes with papers from the 6x6 pad.  I used the new Alphabet Soup Puffy Stickers to number my boxes.  The wheels also have some sprinkles in their centers.  To embellish a bit more, I added more Odds & Ends to some of the boxes.  The boxes are a good size I could fit 3 candies in each.


The other side of the train was decorated in the same manner.  I have a fun trick I used to make my Santa show the same from both sides of the train... I cut one Santa and all his pieces from  my papers.  Then, I turned those papers over and cut a second set of pieces.  This gives you a mirror image of your first set to glue back to back so you can have him look the same on both sides!


The front of my train was decorated with a star from the icon stickers sheet and I made some snowflake "smoke puffs" using the snowflake dies in the Snow Cute Stand Alone Doodle Cuts.

Luckily I didn't eat all the candy before it was time to fill the boxes!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


DOODLEBUG PRODUCTS USED

Candy Cane Lane Collection
Sweet Santa Stand Alone Doodle Cuts
Snow Sweet Stand Alone Doodle Cuts
Petite Prints
Alphabet Soup Puffy Alphabet Stickers

OTHER


Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Lori Whitlock | October Creative Team Blog Hop


Hi Everyone!   It's time for the October 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!

Kathy Skou {you are here!}
Anita Mulcahey
Brandie Adams
Ashley Cook

I'm starting to decorate for Halloween! Lori has a number of great files ... I chose to make the 3D Jack-O-Lantern 3 file (SVG, Silhouette).  It looks so cute with a little battery tea light inside!


 I used Doodlebug's Petite Prints and a cute little spider sprinkle to piece mine together.

There's a sale happening in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!  Use code OCT2022 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 stop is Anita!  Have a great day!

Monday, July 11, 2022

Doodlebug Design | My Happy Place Succulent Box Cards

I'm in love with so many icons in the My Happy Place Collection.  Some of my most favorites are the adorable little succulent plants.  They just make me happy!  I decided to turn a couple of them into 3D Box cards.  Take a peek...


I started with the My Happy Place Pot of Succulents SVG from the Lori Whitlock SVG shop.  I thought they would be so cute as cards!  For my first card I used the Love This and Enjoy the Ride papers for my pot.  I pieced together my plant from the Love Grows Here paper and a Petite print from the coordinating petite prints pack.



To complete the card, I added the sweet little birdie from the Home Tweet Home Doodlepop and the Hello speech bubble from the Chit Chat pieces.  I just LOVE that cute bird!


For my next card I used the Cozy Spot cardstock for my pot.  I love the pops of black in this collection, it really makes the other colors shine even brighter!  For my cactus I combined the Enjoy the Ride paper with the Mint to Be paper... again.. the pops of black are fabulous!  I cut the hearts from some papers from the 6x6 pad and a coordinating Petite print.


To finish the card I added the Happy Birthday Banner from the Chit Chat pack and some of the flowers from the Flower Garden Doodle Pop... I know it's a miracle, I actually used 2 Doodlepops!!


These cards are now ready to be mailed off!  Have you created any projects with the My Happy Place Collection or cut files?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram... we love to see what you create!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


DOODLEBUG PRODUCTS USED

My Happy Place Collection

OTHER

Silhouette Cameo
Adhesive/pop dots



Monday, June 27, 2022

Doodlebug Design | My Happy Place Stamped Pop Up Cards

Have you seen the stamp sets that are part of the My Happy Place Collection?  There are 2 new ones... Happy Home and Garden Girl.  They are full of super cute images!  As soon as I saw them I knew I had to make a couple of fun pop up cards.  Take a peek...


I started with the Garden Girl Doodle Stamps.  I love all of the fun plants!  They make me think of my dad's green house!  I made the base of my card with the blue side of the Enjoy the Ride paper.  I stacked my plants on some cute little benches, and then added the birdie.  I love the "you grow girl" sentiment!  I added a few of the In the Garden shaped sprinkles to complete the look.



For my next card, I used the Happy Home Doodle Stamps and Doodle Cuts.  I have friends moving into a new house, and thought this would be a fun card to help celebrate their new "happy" place.  I made a little scene with one of the houses, some trees, the fence and that adorable little car.  I added more of the In the Garden shaped shaped sprinkles .



I just love that little car!!!  Have you made any projects using the new stamps?  Make 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!

DOODLEBUG PRODUCTS USED

My Happy Place Collection
My Happy Place Coordinating Petite Prints

OTHER

Lawn Fawn Platform Pop Up Dies
Lawn Fawn Banner Die
Copic Markers
Acetate



Monday, June 13, 2022

Doodlebug Design | My Happy Place Birdcage Card

The new My Happy Place Collection is so much fun!  (How could I not love it when my blog is named the same!) The colors, the icons.... and the cut files!  If you know me, you know I love Doodlebug's cut files, and When I saw the Bird in Cage file I immediately had an idea for a fun box card.  Take a peek.... 

I turned the flat birdcage into a 3D shape, where the little birdie hangs down!  In addition to using some papers from the collection, I also added some of the flowers from the Bits & Pieces pack.  These flowers are perfect to embellish just about anything!  I also used the perfectly punny sentiment from the Chit Chat pack.


To make the cage stand up, I added 2 thin strips of cardstock, folded into a box shape to the top and bottom of the cage pieces, then I layered the back piece of the cage so they were centered. To attach the bird, I glued a strip the same thickness as the top and bottom boxes and about 1" wider than the folded box.  I scored glued the bird and his perch to the center, then folded back about 1/2" on each side of the strip and glued the folded sections to the side of the box on the top.  This way he hangs freely.

Since the top and bottom "box strips" are centered and the same size, the card can fold flat for mailing.  I thought this would also make a darling anniversary or wedding card.  You could create another birdie, mirror image and add it to the perch with his friend!

Have you created any projects using the My Happy Place Collection or cut files?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook & Instagram.  We love to see what you create!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

DOODLEBUG PRODUCTS USED


My Happy Place Collection
My Happy Place Coordinating Petite Prints
Buffalo Check/Woodgrain Petite Prints (Cherry, Gray)
My Happy Place - Bird in Cage SVG

OTHER

Silhouette Cameo
Adhesive/Pop Dots

Monday, May 30, 2022

Doodlebug Design | Special Delivery & Bundle of Joy Shadow Box Kits

There's not much more special than a new baby... unless it's two new babies!  My cousin and his wife are expecting twins... a boy and a girl!  We are all so excited for them!  Of course, as soon as I saw the new Shadowbox Insert Kits for Special Delivery and Bundle of Joy I knew I had the perfect gift for the new parents!  I set to work immediately!  Take a peek....


Some close-ups....



These insert kits are super easy and fun to put together.  They come with all of the stickers, jewels and sprinkles you need, along with a fabulous guide.  You just need to add some pop-dots and foam strips.  I love the Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares and 3D foam Strips.  They are the perfect size and width for some of the more delicate stickers. 

To start, you will want to trim the included vellum piece to be 8"x 8".  Then using washi tape (or very low tack tape) center the vellum over the template and secure.  Now for the fun part, embellish! I find it easiest to start with the jewels.  


Next I add the shaped sprinkles which are noted on the template with an "S".  If there's an X with the S, it means to use a foam dot on that sprinkle to pop it up.



Once the sprinkles were done, I added the stickers.  Some stickers are flat while others are popped up... as indicated by an X on the template.  I find it easiest to do all the flat stickers first, then the popped up ones.


This is where the thin pop up strips come in handy.  They can be cut to fit the smallest pieces. Of course you can use any type of foam tape or pop dots.


Once you've got all the stickers done, just check to make sure you haven't missed any spaces.


The kit also comes with a piece of white cardstock to back the vellum.  I trimmed that to be 8"x 8", and added it behind the vellum in the frame.  You can also use patterned paper if you prefer.

These shadowboxes were a big hit with the parents to be... I can't wait to see them in the nursery!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


DOODLEBUG PRODUCTS USED
Shadowbox Insert Kit - Bundle of Joy
Shadowbox Insert Kit - Special Delivery

OTHER
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Strips
8x8 shadowbox frames - Michaels

Monday, May 16, 2022

Doodlebug Design | Down on the Farm Triple Easel Card

I love making 3D cards.  It's always fun making little scenes using Doodlebug's icons... whether it be with the Icon Stickers, Mini Icons or Odds & Ends.  I found a new (to me) style of card recently... the triple easel card.  I immediately thought that it would be the perfect way to display some of the Down on the Farm cuties!  Take a peek...


The fun thing about this style of card is that at first, it looks like a basic A2 card....but then you open it and.... voilĂ !  You have an entire scene!



I started with the barn and sun from the Odds & Ends for my main backdrop.  I added the adorable chicken up in the loft from the Icon Stickers.  Next I added a fence from the Odds & Ends and the What's Moo cow Doodle Pop.  Yes, don't faint... I used a Doodle Pop! No worries, I have duplicates, lol.  Of course he's saying "moo" with the speech bubble from the Chit Chat pieces.


For my final tier, I used another Doodle Pop!  That little piggy is too cute!  I popped up his mud puddle to hold up the tier.  Here are some more close-ups....




There are tons of triple easel card tutorials online if you search.  I combined a few, and basically made my own measurements so the card would fit my needs.  They really are easy, and so fun to display!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


DOODLEBUG PRODUCTS USED

Down on the Farm Collection
Down on the Farm Coordinating Petite Prints

OTHER

Lawn Fawn Grassy Border Die
White Cardstock
Pop Dots, Adhesive

Monday, May 2, 2022

Doodlebug Design | Down on the Farm Pop Up Cards

Down on the Farm is one of my all-time favorite collections.  The little critters are absolutely adorable! The cows, pigs and sheep just make me smile!  I decided to make a few pop up cards using some of the stickers from the collection.  I love how there's always plenty of icons to make up little scenes!  Take a peek...

I love the punny sentiments in this collection.  They make it easy to create cards that are more "all purpose", springy cards.  The first card I created was with the little cow.  He is udder-ly adorable. And really... "Cow's it Going?"... just perfect.



My next card features those fluffy sheep and the little chicken.   They're having a great day hanging in the meadow.



My last card features the chubby little piggies, hanging out in some mud puddles... They really are "Sow Sweet!"  My favorite part is the little worm popping up on the front of the card!


As I said, I love how all Doodlebug collections contain a variety of icons that allow you to build some fun little scenes!  Have you created any projects using the Down on the Farm Collection?  Make sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram, we love to see what you create!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Doodlebug Products Used

Down on the Farm Collection

Other Products

Lawn Fawn Pop Up Platform Dies
Sizzix Machine
Acetate
Adhesive