Saturday, May 11, 2019

Happy Mail Embellishment Box

Who doesn't love happy mail? Whether you love creating them, 
getting them or both, these little Embellishment Boxes make the sweetest 
gifts...especially when they're filled with Doodlebug Designs' goodness!

I started with this clear, plastic storage box that I found at The Dollar Tree; 
it measures approximately 7.5" X 1.75" X 6.5" and has a hinged lid.  

To begin I traced the top and bottom sections of the lid onto 12X12 paper
 and then cut out.  I used a double-sided adhesive sheet to completely
 cover the backside of the trimmed paper and then attached to the lid.  
As you can see, there is a small domed portion in the center, which is left uncovered.  
I love how the embellishments show through! 

Next I sorted through the various die-cuts from the Simply Spring Collection 
and decorated the front as shown.  

Keep in mind the pattern direction of the paper as you'll be able to see 
it once the box is opened :)

Onto the really fun part: filling the compartments with goodies!  
Make layered tags, bows, clips and samplers of washi tapes, stickers and die-cuts.  
For a filler I used crinkle paper that was tucked into sections as needed.

Here are a few ideas to make all-ready-made items unique: 
  • Use embroidery floss cards to wrap samplers of washi tape and twine around
  • Combine 2-3 small containers of glitter by wrapping them with baker's twine and then embellish further with a cute mini tag
  • Add ribbon or twine to the all ready adorable Jelly Clips
  • Cut apart Cute Clips and dress up the top with a strip of folded-over patterned paper
  • Attach small stickers to Mini Clothes Pins

And if you love stamping and die-cutting you'll surely want to color-up some
 of these cute mini layered tags!  Here I've used alcohol markers to color in the
 images and then embellished further with a glitter brush pen and 
enamel dots for the cheeks!

I hope that you've enjoyed taking a peek at this project and will whip 
one up for your favorite crafty friends!

Doodlebug Design Products:

4990: little ladybugs washi tape 
5482: sunny skies cute clips
6225: spring assortment sprinkles 
6227: may flowers shape sprinkles 
6245: simply spring jelly clips
6250: simply spring odds & ends
6251: simply spring chit chat
 6272: simply spring 6x6 paper pad 
6307: bright bunch double-sided cardstock 
6331: oh boy! doodle stamps 
6332: oh boy! doodle cuts 
6333: flower girl doodle stamps 
6334: flower girl doodle cuts
5154: birdies sweet rolls mini icons stickers
5155: sunshine sweet rolls mini icons stickers
4440: bubblegum mini clothespins 
4442: tangerine mini clothespins 
4443: bumblebee mini clothespins 
4444: limeade mini clothespins
4445: swimming pool mini clothespins
4447: lilac mini clothespins 
4599: tangerine mini doilies 
2987: Doodle Twine - Bubblegum 
3208: doodle twine - bumblebee
3209: doodle twine - lilac 

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Easter Traveler's Notebook Album

If you love traveler's notebooks then you must give this fun mini album a try!  These notebook albums are great for swaps, gifts and because this is Easter-themed, it's perfect for an Easter basket.

For the cover: I took a 12X12 sheet of double-sided paper from the "Hoppy Easter" Collection and trimmed down to 7.25" X 11.25".  Next I scored the 11.25" length at 5 3/8" and 5 7/8".  I used a heat laminator to laminate both sides of the paper but this is optional.  If you look to create these as gifts or to sell I would highly recommend investing in this handy tool!

As you can see above, I punched to small holes into the "spine" of the cover and threaded through white elastic cording to hold the inserts in place.  

For the closure I also added a length of the same elastic cording.  To do so: create a small hold in the center of the spine and insert a knotted band of the elastic through the hole.  I tied on some ribbon from my stash and made a cute embellished tag to match the cover!

For the inside: To the two elastic loops on the inside of the notebook, I created two booklets from smooth white cardstock and a cover of patterned paper.  For each booklet I cut three sheets of white cardstock to measure 7"X10"; the cover measures 7.5"X10.25".  The sheets were folded in half and then sandwiched together.  I did choose to machine stitch down the center of the notebook, but again this optional.  

The notebook pages were decorated with journal cards, greeting cards, doilies, stickers, die-cuts, washi tape, sprinkles and more coordinates! I also made the journal cards interactive by creating them into little flip-up cards.

So whether you add more inserts, dashboards or pockets, the possibilities are endless when designing these fun notebook albums!  I hope that you'll give it a try!

Doodlebug Design Product:

4548: spring blooms washi tape
5460: bunnies shape sprinkles 
5544: birthday girl assortment glitter sprinkles 
5550: rainbow hearts shape sprinkles 
6228: jellies shape sprinkles
6229: spring babies shape sprinkles 
6252: hoppy easter odds & ends 
6256: hoppy easter mini icons sticker 
6265: hoppy easter icons sticker 
6269: hoppy easter this & that sticker
6273: hoppy easter 6x6 paper pad 
6279: hoppy easter 12x12 paper pack 
6227: may flowers shape sprinkles 
6264: simply spring icons sticker 
6275: simply spring assortment - cards & envelopes
6272: simply spring 6x6 paper pad
4602: swimming pool mini doilies 
3208: doodle twine - bumblebee
5467: bitty bunnies washi tape
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Easter Blessing Egg Shaped Mini Album

Who wouldn't love a pink truck filled with flowers to welcome in Spring! 
This glittery egg-shaped mini album features the newest cuteness from the
  "Simply Spring" and "Hoppy Easter" Collections from 
  By incorporating cut-files from the collection I was able to 
customize the truck to fit on the cover.

The chipboard egg shape was taken from an Easter banner that was purchased 
at The Dollar Tree.  I used the shape to trace and create the inner pages.

I also added some of the adorable motifs from the new "Hoppy Easter" Doodle Stamps.

The inner pages were constructed from Doodle Cardstock that was doubled to
 make them extra sturdy.  After cutting out a smaller egg shape from patterned 
papers, they were machine stitched to the center of the pages.  

So cute for an Easter basket stuffer or a mom/grandma for baby's first Easter!  
Mix and match the two newest Spring collections if you'd rather have a theme 
more geared for all-things-spring!

Doodlebug Products
 Hoppy Easter Collection - Clear Photopolymer Stamps
 Simply Spring Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Playful Plaid 
 Simply Spring Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Bee Happy 
 Hoppy Easter Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Sunday Dress
Hoppy Easter Icon Die-Cuts
Simply Spring Icon Die-Cuts
 Hoppy Easter Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad
 Simply Spring Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad
 Hoppy Easter Collection - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - This and That
 Hoppy Easter Collection - Cardstock Stickers - Icons
  Simply Spring Collection - Doodle-Pops - 3 Dimensional Cardstock Stickers - Bright Bunch
  Hoppy Easter Collection - Sprinkles - Self Adhesive Enamel Shapes- Spring Babies
Simply Spring Collection - Sprinkles - Self Adhesive Enamel Shapes - Spring
 Doodlebug Design - Chunky Doodle Twine - Bumble Bee
Bumbleee Boutique Buttons
Pastel Textured Cardstock Assortement 12X12

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Magical BIrthday Mini Album

Unicorns and bright, candy colors make the perfect setting for any girl's birthday album! 
  I'm sharing one of my favorite go-to mini scrapbook albums using the
 "Lots of Luck" Collection.  This collection is filled with unicorns, hearts, 
flowers and other non-St. Patrick's Day icons so think of it for your next project!

To get started I chose three sheets of the Petite Print Swiss Dot papers 
and cut them in half as follows:
Green Dot: cut at 5"= 5" and 7" Pages
Pink Dot: cut at 5.5"= 5.5" and 6.5" Pages
Orange Dot: cut at 6"= one 6" page
Next, score all of the pages in half so that they measure the 
height (above) and 6" wide.  Apply a strong adhesive to the bottom opening to
 create a pocket for each page.  I chose to use a binding machine to die-cut the
 holes, so that was also done before the pages were decorated.

Each of the pages were embellished with a photo mat and other components 
such as washi tape, enamel dots, icon die-cuts, stickers and 3D embellishments.  
I also used the cut-apart journal cards to create small pockets on the pages.
  Simply add a thin-width adhesive along the bottom and sides and 
then slip in a tag or two!

I used a sentiment from the new "Rainbows & Unicorns" Doodle Stamps 
for the tag on the cover.  The set includes a lot of generic sentiments that
 can be sprinkled throughout the album. 

I hope that you enjoyed this "magical" mini album and will give the design
 a try the next time you're in need of a quick birthday gift!

Doodlebug Products:

5288: fun in the sun swiss dot petite print assortment
4947: bright assortment matte sprinkles
5549: happy skies shape sprinkles
6215: tuxedo stripe washi tape
6249: lots o' luck odds & ends 
6263: lots o' luck icons sticker 
6267: lots o' luck this & that sticker
6277: lots o' luck 12x12 paper pack 
2470: Cupcake Boutique Buttons 
2473: Tangerine Boutique Buttons 
4808: bumblebee chunky twine
2986: Doodle Twine - Cupcake
4005: bubblegum sprinkles
4007: tangerine sprinkles 
5204: tropical assortment matte sprinkles
5815: swimming pool abigail CS stickers 
3432: swimming pool teensy type CS stickers