Friday, January 20, 2023

Doodlebug Design | Day to Day Collection August Calendar

Have you enjoyed the Design Team's Day to Day inspiration?  There are so many ways to use this collection... you can use it as a planner, a way to document your memories... they would even make a fabulous calendar gift with photos for friends and family!  I'm completing our posts with the month of August!  Summer is a fun time in our world... we spend our weekends with friends and family on the water! Again, I used the Day to Day collection as a way to document our activities.  Take a peek...

I used elements from the Seaside Summer Collection to embellish my calendar.  I also used my Insta photo trick, as I did on my July Calendar.  It's really easy to get this look.  I printed my photos 1.5" square.  I then cut papers from the Seaside Summer 6x6 pad and some petite prints to be 1.875" x 2.25", and then positioned my photo on the upper part of the paper to get the look.

The great part of these calendars is there is a lot of space to "play."  You can decorate the top banner of the page, and also the blank days of your calendar.  I used the water stamp from the Seaside Summer Doodle Stamps and some fish from the Mini Icons to add some fun to the open space.

In addition to the Mini Icons, I used a lot of the Seaside Summer Puffy Stickers to add some dimension to my layout.  That board was the perfect way to embellish the photos of my daughter & her boyfriend paddleboarding!

The word stickers on the This and That Cardstock Stickers are perfect as captions for your photos! And that margarita puffy sticker... perfection!

I added a bit more color to the bottom banner using one of the 12" stickers from the This & That Sheet.
I've had so much fun with these calendars. So much so that I'm planning a 2023 album featuring a page a month!  I think it would be a fun way to keep up with my monthly scrapbooking!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Day to Day Collection
Seaside Summer Mini Icon Stickers
Seaside Summer Puffy Stickers
Seaside Summer This & That Cardstock Stickers
Seaside Summer 6x6 Pad
Petite Prints
Candy Stipe Washi Tape - tangerine
Stripe Washi Tape - bumblebee
Polka Dot Washi Tape - swimming pool

Monday, January 16, 2023

Doodlebug Design | Day to Day Collection Monthly Scrapbooking

The new Day to Day calendar pages are not only a great way to organize and plan... they also are a fabulous way to document your month!  I opted to create  a scrapbook page layout featuring photos from last July using the Swimming Pool Calendar sheet and some Land that I Love Mini Icon Stickers.  Take a peek....

For my heading I used the new Day to Day Month stickers and numbers from the Sunshine Stickers.  The banners and balloons are from the Land that I Love Mini Icons.

We are big boaters and spend our summer weekends at our marina... so I had to add the cute boat stamped image from the Seaside Summer Doodle Stamps.  I picked some of my favorite photos from the month including this cutie... Parker is our neighbor at our marina.  He's such a good boy!   To create my little insta-photo pictures, I first cut my photos to be 1.5" square.  I then cut some petite prints 1.875" x 2.25" and added my photo leaving more room at the bottom to look like an instant photo.  

In addition to the Land that I Love mini icons... I also used a few mini icons from the Bar B Cute Collection along with some grass washi.  The little picnic basket was perfect to document my daughter's birthday picnic in Central park!  

I used some of the word stickers on the Land that I Love This and That Sticker sheet to label my photos... I love these words!!  Lastly I added one of my favorite characters... Steven Seagull from the Seaside Summer Stamp set. He just makes me smile!

This is such a fun way to keep up with your monthly scrapbooking!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Day to Day Collection
Land that I Love Mini Icon Stickers
Bar B Cute Mini Icon Stickers
Sunshine Alphabet Stickers
Seaside Summer Doodle Stamps/Doodle Cuts
Petite Prints
Green Grass Washi Tape
Gingham Washi Tape - Blue Jean
Stripe Washi Tape - Swimming Pool
Dot Washi Tape - Lady Bug


Black Ink
Distress Ink
Copic Markers

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Lori Whitlock | 5x7 Grid Pop Up Card Tutorial

Hi Everyone!  I'm back with another fun 5x7 Grid Pop Up Card from Lori Whitlock today!  In addition to the seasonal versions of this card type, Lori has a fun 5x7 Grid Pop Up Birthday Bundle.  I have a few January birthdays coming up so I decided to make the 5x7 Grid Pop Up Card Birthday Balloons version (SVG, Silhouette).  I pieced it together with papers from Lori's Pets Collection for Echo Park Paper.  Take a peek...

I put together a quick tutorial showing just how easy these cards are to assemble.... 

Start by cutting the pieces of your card.  You will have three plain bases (bottom) and three decorated inserts.  Next add the different elements to the inserts.  I cut and added the stars, balloons and banner to the front facing pieces (the clouds are part of my patterned paper).  I also print and cut the sentiment piece using the print and cut feature of my Silhouette.  This piece goes on the back of the largest insert.

Next you want to start assembling your "grid".  Start wit the three plain bases.  The two smaller bases go on the outer sides with the larger in the middle.  Slide the front star insert into the front-most slits in each of the base pieces as shown.  The bottoms should be flush.  You may need to wiggle them a little to get them there.

Next add the second insert with the balloons.  You want to slide it into the second set of slits in the base pieces.

Lastly, repeat the process with the largest background insert.  Slide it into the last row of slits until the bottoms are all flush.

Once assembled this card folds flat to fit into a standard A7 (5.25" x 7.25") envelope.  

That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Monday, January 2, 2023

Lori Whitlock | 5x7 Grid Pop Up Card Penguin

Happy New Year everyone!  Now that all of the holiday presents are opened... it's time to send out some thank you  cards!  Luckily there's a new 5x7 Grid Pop Up Card Winter Bundle in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop.  Each card comes with two options for a sentiment, one saying Happy Winter, the other saying Thank you Snow Much!  I put together the adorable 5x7 Grid Pop Up Card Penguin (SVG, Silhouette)  Take a peek...

How cute is is sweet face? I added some glitter glaze to my snowflakes to gift my card some sparkle.  The papers are Petite Prints from Doodlebug Design.

These cards fold flat to fit into an A7 (5.25 x 7.25) envelope.

Now to make a whole bunch to send out!  I hope that you all have a happy and healthy 2023!