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Love Jar Duo

Who doesn't love cute, tiny jars? I found this duo at Target and fell in love with the sweet heart print on the lids!  Wanting to include the two jars together as a gift set, I even made a carrier box for them!

To get started, I used a large scallop and circle die to create the lid toppers.  I embellished with various die-cuts, doodle pop blue birds and enamel shaped hearts.

The jars measured 3.5" in diameter so to create the box I cut a piece of 12X12 paper down to 7" X 11" and scored (7") at 2" and 5"and the (11") at 2" and 9".  Next, I cut the square pieces along the four corners to make the flaps.  To the (inside) bottom of the box, I cut a piece of cardboard and covered with matching paper.  For the paper handle I doubled a strip of 1.5"X12" paper and attached with very strong adhesive tape.
The front of the box was simply decorated with a handcrafted bow with a large doodle button in the center.
Because the jars are fai…
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Love Notes Truck Decor | With Shellye

Love is in the air!  I decorate with clusters of seasonal vignettes throughout my home, so when I spied this cute wooden truck, I had to have it for a Valentine display.

I purchased this pre-cut wooden truck shape from Dollar General:
Next, I traced the various sections of the image (hearts, truck) onto patterned paper and trimmed out.   I used tacky glue when attaching the paper to the wood. 
After die-cutting the wheels from grey cardstock, I accented the centers with a smaller circle and enamel dot. For the hub-cabs, I cut one circle from a 6X6 paper and then cut in half.  I used foam adhesive to attach the hub-cubs over the tires.  Next, I finished off the bottom of the truck with a scalloped sticker strip for the "step rail" :)

The truck also came with a wooden easel so that it could stand.  I simply cut patterned paper strips to cover the top and small strips of green cardstock for the edges.  For the grass I used another strip of green cardstock and cut into it rando…

WINTER WONDERLAND| Ornaments & Garland

Happy New Year, Doodlebugs!   Now that the Christmas decorations are down, it's time to focus on all things snowflakes, snowpeople, yetis, and winter!  Today I'm sharing an ornament and bunted garland that I crafted for one of my small trees:

The fabulous thing about this project is that you can use any shape of chipboard (think mini album pages, a sign from the dollar store, etc.) and then cover with a cute swatch of patterned paper from the Winter Wonderland Collection.


I designed different scenes for the fronts of each ornament.  Think die-cut shapes and then layer on die-cuts, journal cards, stickers and doodle-pops of course!
In finishing the ornaments, I used a fine point glue pen to attach chunky twine around the perimeter. Finally, I punched two holes along the tops and added ribbon for a hanger.
The bunted garland was super simple to make! I took a length of chunky twine and approximately seventy-five 1.5" circles which were folded in half and wrapped around the…

Blog Hope WINNER!

Thanks to you ALL who took the time to stop by, leave a comment, follow and share. I very much enjoyed reading the messages and feeling even more connected to crafters everywhere! As promised, I have selected the *WINNER* of the "LoveDay Kit"
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Thank you again for hopping along with another year's "Seasons Givings Blog Hop" May you each have a very blessed 2020 ♥

Seasons Givings Blog Hop 2020

Welcome and Happy New Year!
Once again I am very excited to be participating in the "SEASONS GIVINGS BLOG HOP" Each blog that you visit along the way will offer a unique giveaway, so don't miss a single stop and invite your friends to hop along too!
♥A little about me♥  I'm currently designing for Doodlebug Design and Scrapbook Adhesives and have had the honor of serving on 20+ manufacturers or retailer  design teams over the years!  When I'm not working as a school administrative assistant, you can almost  always find me crafting cuteness for my Etsy Shop: Dot & Whimsy :) Aside from paper-crafting, I also enjoy making jewelry, cross-stitch, embroidery,  home decorating, reading and watching reality TV. But enough about little 'ole me...let's get on to the give-a-way!
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I set out to find the perfect curation  of all things "red" and "love" in my stash.  The end result is this sweet ♥LOV…

Winter Wonderland Tiered Display

Winter is here and what better way to brighten up your crafty space (or desk area) than with an adorable tiered display featuring Winter Wonderland!

I love to decorate this metal tiered stand (I found at Wal Mart) for different seasons; I like to make it functional too with some of my go-to craft supplies.


To the tray I also like to add an "ornament" or sign for each tier, purely for fun and decoration!   For the winter theme, I chose to craft two little displays using the create-a-cards as the base.  I added a small wooden disc to the bottom of the cards to secure their standing.  



I had so much much sifting through the die-cuts, doodle-pops and washi tapes to create the two cute scenes for the sign-fronts.
Next I wanted to add some height and texture to my tray, so I chose two 6" bottle brush trees.  To them I added the gorgeous acetate snowflake (just attach with hot glue) and a button to the center.  I also adhered a dimensional adhesive dot to the bottom of the t…