Hippity Hoppity Chick Album

 Mini albums are perfect for Easter basket stuffers.  Whether it's for the bigs or littles, moms or grandmas, this little album is sure to be a hit!  Today I'm sharing a chick shaped album featuring the "Hippity Hoppity" Collection

I started with a wooden package of chick ornaments that I purchased from The Dollar Tree!

There are a total of eight 4"X3" wooden shapes in the pack; I painted both sides of each yellow.

I traced the shape onto one of the 6X6 paper pad papers and trimmed out. I used mod podge to apply the paper and seal.  Next I embellished with a Doodle Pop and a few stickers!

Using the 2.25" circle portion of the Nesting Scallops Dies, I cut various circles of paper to use as photo mats.  The pages were lightly embellished with stickers, mini icon stickers, enamels, small Doodle Pops, etc.

The completed pages were combined together with a 1.5" ring and a matching piece of gingham ribbon tied on!  This would also be a fun project for the kids to make a page for mom or grandma...a sweet Easter brag book keepsake!

Thanks for joining!

Doodlebug Products:
Hippity Hoppity Collection Kit
Hippity Hoppity 6X6 Paper Pad
Chunky Twine
Doodle Pops
Glitter Sprinkles
Nesting Scallops Doodle Cuts

Easter Egg Chacuterie

 Looking for an eggstra-special craft for the kids or grandkids? Let them make their own Easter Egg Charcuterie Board! 

Stamp and die-cut the sweet images from the Hippity Hoppity Doodle Stamps & Cuts and let the littles color the images in!  I've taken the finished images (colored with Copic Markers) and attached them to paper bands to create little egg holders:

As you can see, I stamped the various "motorized" bunnies, colored and die-cut.  I embellished them further with little patches of grass and flowers (also stamped, colored and die-cut).  

The paper strips were cut from various patterned papers to measure 6"X1.5" and then adhered the ends together to make a 1.5" diameter ring.  The bunnies were then lined up with the bottom of the paper rings and attached.  I filled with paper shred and plastic eggs.

I placed the finished egg holders on a covered egg-shaped piece of wood that I purchased from Dollar General.  I traced the shape onto patterned paper, cut out and then Mod Podged to the wood.  Using the Mod Podge allows a nice seal if you want to add candies or other things that may damage an unsealed paper.  Next, I trimmed the edge of the wood with a wrapping of chunky twine!


I wanted to add some height to the back of the tray, so I painted two mini spools, inserted paper straws and then attached the cute die cut! Add more character and sprinkle candy eggs between the traffic of bunnies :)

Hippity Hoppity Collection
Hippity Hoppity Doodle Stamps
Hippity Hoppity Doodle Cuts
Limeade Chunky Twine
Spring Mini Jewels

Hippity Hoppity Exploding Album

 Hooray, Spring is on the way!  Today I'm sharing my version of the very popular "exploding" box album.  These are double-the-fun because you can also use the inside for little treats or wrapped candies!

I started with two sheets of Doodlebug cardstock: bubblegum and bumble bee.  I left the bubblegum sheet 12X12 and scored at 3" and 9"; turned 90 degrees and scored at 3" and 9" again. Next, I cut the sides as shown below:
With the paper facing me (as shown above), I glued the bottom left flap to the bottom center flap.  Next, I turned the paper 90 degrees and repeated the process until the four flaps were all glued to the adjacent flap.  You will end up with a + sign.  You could cut away the flaps instead of gluing, but I wanted to make the sides extra sturdy.

I cut mats of paper to 2.5"X2.5" and added them to the outer-sides of the flaps.  I also corner rounded the top edges for a cleaner look.  The panels were then embellished with die-cuts, stickers, sprinkles and Doodle-Pops!

For the lid: I cut a 6.25" X 6.25" piece of patterned paper and scored 1" around all four sides.  The edges were folded to create the lip of the box.  I used the scallop border die to add a little decoration around the edge. 

Moving to the inside of the box: I cut a smaller piece from the bumblee cardstock.  I trimmed it down to 10"X10" and scored at 3 1/3".  Because this is an unusual scoring mark, I rotated the paper to score the three additional marks.  This helped to keep all of the scoring even!  

I repeated the same cutting of the flaps as I did wit the bubblegum paper above.  Finally, I adhered the middle of the bumble bee paper to the center of the bubblegum paper.  The flaps were all embellished with mats of 6X6 papers trimmed to 3X3, washi tapes, stickers and enamels!

Around the inner flaps of the bubblegum paper, I made pocket sleeves and then added die-cut tags using the Doodle Cuts Large Tags die set!  

I'm also thinking that smaller versions would look so sweet tucked into Easter baskets...OR, add a handle in some way and use IT as a basket.  Great for table place settings or happy mail :)

Thanks for joining!

Doodlebug Product:
Hippity Hoppity Collection
Lilac Chunky Twine
Doodle Cuts: Large Tags
Doodle Cuts: Borders & Edges
Boutique Buttons
Jelly Clips
Washi Tapes
Textured Cardstock

Made With Love Recipe Board

Today I'm sharing a repurposed Valentine sign that I turned into an everyday recipe holder using the new "MadeWith Love" Collection! 

Any type of signage will work, but I've used a Valentine mason jar-shaped sign from the Dollar General.  I removed the jute bow and the gingham hearts before starting:
Next, I cut strips of patterned paper that matched the sizes of the "slats" and glued them over the painted area of the sign.

I wanted to add some color along the seams of the slats, so I cut strips of the Paper Frills in half and then glued them just along the edge.

I cut strips of paper to cover two wooden clothespins and then glue them to the two middle slats.  To the bottom right, I added a sticker and Doodle Pops!

To the top (below the metal lid) I added a pink scalloped background that I cut from a card base.  Next, I wound chunky twine around horizontally and then layered on die-cuts, stickers and Doodle Pops.  

I love that the sign can be hung or placed on an easel for easy viewing of the recipe that's been clipped on.  What a sweet gift for your favorite baker...just add hand-written recipe cards and a blank booklet of the fun Recipe Cards!

Doodlebug Products:
Made With Love Collection
Paper Frills
Doodle Pops
Boutique Buttons
Chunky Twine

Made With Love Caddy

 Don't throw away those cereal or cracker boxes!  Today I'm sharing the cutest "Made With Love" Caddy using a recycled cracker box and the newest collection from Doodlebug Design:

To get started I used a cracker box that measures 2"X8"X8" and gently deconstructing the box so that it was completely flat.  Next, I traced a 3" circle into a 4 circle grid onto one of the 8X8 panels.  I used a craft knife to carefully cut out the circles. 

I used one of the patterned papers from the "Made With Love" Collection Kit and adhered it to the side with the circles. Again, I carefully cut out the circles, from the patterned paper.  For the remainder of the box, I used the lighter red cardstock to cover the remaining sides (back 8X8 panel and the four sides).  After trimming away the excess red cardstock around the box, I reassembled by gluing the sides back together. 

The cardstock didn't quite cover the entire box, so I used some of the yellow Paper Frills along the edge!  I also made a handle by piecing two pieces of 1.25"X12" strips of patterned paper together.  To make the handles extra-sturdy, I first cut the two strips of paper to 3"X12" and then scored into two sections and then folding.  

I decorated the front of the caddy with one of the large die-cuts that I laminated to protect from bending.  I also hot-glued on a couple of Boutique Buttons and one of the small flower die-cuts.  

I inserted these premade paper cups (found in the Target Dollar Spot) into the four holes, but you could also use paper cups, mini jars, or even large muffins or cupcakes!
To the inside of the cups I added all sorts of goodies for crafting.  I used binder rings to hold packages of Doodle Pops and Sprinkles together.  I embellished the rings with laminated die-cuts, stickers, and a bow.

I also cut the 6X6 Paper Pad tag papers in half and they fit neatly into the paper cup.

I love the idea of using the caddy for giving craft supplies, but also think about using it for baked goods, a cupcake kit (sprinkles, cupcake liners and gift tags) or a cosmetics/manicure gift!

Thanks for joining!

Doodlebug Design Product:
Made With Love Collection Kit
Made With Love 6X6 Paper Pad
Made With Love Chit Chat
Made With Love Cardstock Kit
Doodle Pops
Washi Tape
Boutique Buttons
Lady Bug Chunky Twine
Bumblebee Paper Frills

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