Saturday, October 12, 2019

Halloween Mini Book Happy Mail

Happy everything-Halloween month!
 I'm so excited that one of my favorite months is finally here.
  To go along with this month is one of my favorite things to make: happy mail!

I started with this cute, clear cosmetic bag (6.5"X4") that I found at 
The Dollar Tree and crafted items to fit neatly inside.


To the zipper pull I attached a shower-curtain ring that holds a spool of washi 
tape and a package of bradies.


Next up is this sweet little mini album!  To create this I followed the ingredients below:
12X12 sheet of paper scored at 3", 6" and 9"; turn the paper and repeat the scores again.
Next I cut the 3" and 9" vertical lines just up to the 3" horizontal lines.  
To assemble the pages, I folded the pages and attached the panels to the one next to it.  
The first panel and last panel will be single pages that you can attach together
 at the end of the process.

After decorating the cover and the inside pages with a swatch of paper, 
I kept the inside embellishments to a minimum so that it could still be folded.





Stickers, sprinkles, die-cuts and clips are perfect additions for the tiny-mini!

Lastly I made up an ensemble of bitty embellishments and a layered button sampler.


I started with some of the punch-out tags and then layered on the die-cut tickets, 
stickers, doodle pops clips and sprinkles!  For the buttons, I used a 3D adhesive dot 
to attach enamel sprinkles to the centers of the buttons.  Removable dots were used
 to add the buttons to the cute tent die-cut.

Now isn't that sweet!  All of those yummy colors will make your pen pal drool :)

Doodlebug Design Products:
Candy Carnival Collection Kit
Candy Carnival 6X6 Paper Pad
Candy Carnival Odds & Ends
Midnight Party Washi Tape
Black Cats Washi Tape
Tricky Treats Bradies
Candy Carnival Sprinkles
Tiny Treats Sprinkles
Halloween Night Sprinkles
Jolly Jack-O-Lantern Sprinkles
So Corny Sprinkles
Silly Spiders Doodle Pops
Edward Doodle Pops
Stars & Moons Clips
Halloween Striped Buttons
Halloween Assortment Mini Clothespins
Citrus 12X12 Cardstock
Boos & Brews Labels & Tags
Doodle Twine-Lilac

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Teacher Gift Clipboard

Back to School time is here and today I'm sharing the cutest Teacher's Gift using 
Doodlebug favorites and newbies!


I've used the Beetle Black 12X12 Clipboard and topped it with patterned paper from the new "School Days" Collection.  To the top of the clipboard I tied on a length of ribbon and looped through a roll of stickers before tying the ribbon into a pretty bow!

To the top of the base paper I added four different styles of the 8X8 page protectors.  Next, I placed the stack of protectors onto the base paper and attached with large brads.



The first page includes four 4X4 sections that were filled with squares of patterned papers.  I used two of the 3X3 envelopes and attached them to the top of the page protector with high tack adhesive.
One pocket stores mini paperclips and the other houses small stickers to give to students!


To  one side of the 4X6 vertical page protector I added  two sections of 3X4 cards as one solid piece.  Next I made a pen holder by doubling a piece of 1" X 6" strip of patterned paper.  One end of the strip was made into a loop and then held in place with a large brad.  The strip was attached with high tack adhesive tape.


For the larger 8X8 sheets you may choose to do a variety of things; I chose to make a collage of the different stickers and sentiments for a fun accent page!



Give the gift of Doodlebug's enamel shapes!  I removed the sheets from their original packaging abd then stapled them to same-sized patterned paper. 
And don't forget that the backs of the pages can be used for future photos or little notes!

Happy Back-to-School!
Shellye

Doodlebug Deisign Products:
School Days Collection Kit
Mini Icons Stickers School Days 6377
Sprinkles Primary Assortment 4580
Shape Sprinkles School Supplies 6356
Shape Sprinkles You're A Star 6354
Shape Sprinkles Apple A Day 6355
School Days Chit Chat 6375
Doodle Pops School Bus 6366
Mini Doodle Pops Colorful Crayons 4568
2361: Primary Chunky Brads (
3421: blue jean fancy frills CS Sticker 
3429: tangerine teensy type CS stickers 
5809: ladybug abigail CS stickers 
3455: ladybug mini stitched envelope 
3473: ladybug mini scallop envelope
3497: layout protectors 8x8 
3498: horizontal photo/recipe card protectors 8x8 
3499: vertical photo/recipe card protectors 8x8
4925: beetle black clipart
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Back to School Treat Bags

Whether you're a teacher, student or parent, I have a sweet welcome-back-to-school treat using just a few basic supplies from Doodlebug Design!

For this project, any type of premade sack, bag or box can be used.  I've chosen a 2.5" die and cardstock to create this cute mini shopping style bag.  SVG files are also a good place to hunt for cute bags!

After cutting the bags and assembling, I moved to stamping and coloring the images
with alcohol markers.These type of projects are perfect for mixing up your collection of Doodlebug stamps and dies!



The stamped images were embellished with sprinkles and twine.


Inside of the little shopping bags I added clear bags of candy.  What better way to tie off the clear bags than with a twist of washi tape!  To create the "washi twist ties" I used a thin gauge wire (I actually pulled a strand from a piece of wire-edged ribbon) , placed it in the center of the washi tape and then wrapped around.  I also trimmed the washi twist tie to about an 1/4" width.  



Again, have fun mixing and matching papers from different collections, as well as stamps to create unique little gifts!  

Shellye


Doodlebug Design Products:
4008: bumblebee sprinkles 
5834: tiny hearts shape sprinkles 
6032: out of this world shape sprinkles 
6072: so much pun 6x6 paper pad 
3586: primary textured cardstock asst 12x12
3207: doodle twine - blue jean 
6327: you're sweet doodle stamps
6339: far out doodle stamps
6333: flower girl doodle stamps 
6328: you're sweet doodle cuts 
6334: flower girl doodle cuts 
6340: far out doodle cuts
3650: ladybug swiss dot washi tape
3652: bumblebee swiss dot washi tape


I Love Travel Tote

Travel in style with this adorable paper tote filled with fun goodies featuring the brand new "I Love Travel" Collection! Inside you'll find old-fashioned board games, cute luggage tags and a mini journal for jotting down memories.

To begin I crafted this simple luggage-style tote from Doodlebug Bon-Bon cardstock.  Here are the measurements for creating the 7" X 4.5" X 1.75" tote:
Cut cardstock to 12"X7".  Score the 12" length at 4.5", 6" and 7.5".  Fold along score lines and then corner round all four corners.  Next make two tabs from the same brown cardstock that measure 2.5"X3.75".  Score the strips at 1" and 2.75".  Attach to the front and back of the piece to create the sides of the tote:

For the front and back I cut two strips of Ladybug cardstock to 3/4" X 4.5"  and adhered them as shown:
The handles were made from a loop of the same 3/4" X 12" Ladybug cardstock. I used large brads to attach the handles.



Next I crafted a couple of "board" games that were laminated so that they could be written on with a dry-erase maker and then easily erased. 




Using the sheet of  4X6 journal cards I made this quick and easy booklet:


To create the booklet I scored each journal card approximately 1/4" from the left edge. After prepping a cover from a 8.5"X 6.25" sheet of patterned paper, the cards were attached  along the scored tab.



Finally I used these adorable 3X4 cards and turned them into luggage tags.  The fronts were embellished with enamel shapes and sweet bows.

You can find more ideas for board games and even printables that can be printed onto patterned paper! So whether one is traveling by train, plane or automobile, this cute tote makes a great gift and keepsake!

Thank you for joining me today!
Shellye

DOODLEBUG DESIGN PRODUCT:
I Love Travel 12X12 Kit
I Love Travel 12X12 Sticker Sheet
I Love Travel Sprinkles
I Love Travel Mini Icon Stickers
I Love Travel 6X6 Paper Pad
Hello Sunshine Shape Sprinkles
My Happy Place Shape Sprinkles
Bon Appetit Chunky Brads
3436: bon bon teensy type CS stickers
3586: primary textured cardstock asst 
5482 Sunny Skies Cute Clips
6361 Pack Your Bags Doodle Pops