Saturday, June 8, 2019

Hello Boardbook Mini Album

Happy Saturday!
I shared this so-fun-to-make mini album over at
DOODLEBUG DESIGNS
a couple of weeks ago and wanted to share here too!
I also have it up for SALE in my Etsy Shop :)

Using just a few pieces of leftover patterned paper and sheets of heavy card stock,
this mini album is so quick and easy to put together!  The assemblage is similar to a
 child's board book and is also very accommodating  for layered embellishments!


To begin I cut five sheets of 110lb. white card stock to measure:
9.75" X 6.25"
9.5" X 6.25"
9.25" X 6.25"
9" X 6.25"
8.75" X 6.25"
Next, I placed each of the sheets onto a scoring board. Each sheet was scored at 4.25"
and then turned 180" and scored again at 4.25".  After folding all of the sheets along
 the score lines, I started building the pages beginning with the longest sheet first.
I added an extreme double-sided tape between all of the sheet's score lines and
 began assembling the pages.  



For all of the pages I used a 4" X 6" mat of patterned paper  and adhered to the center of the page. 
 As shown above, I cut a small strip of 1.25" X 6" paper and attached.

Below is a peek at all of the inner-pages that are photo-ready!  










I decided to leave a few of the pages blank so that larger photos could be added.  
The top of the album was finished off with a trio of Jelly Clips and now
 it's all ready for gift giving!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Cards of PUN Mini Album

We all have that special person that we make a great combo with!
 I'm sharing a sweet little mini album using several of the
A2 "Creat-A-Cards" and the "So Much Pun" Collection from
DOODLEBUG DESIGN


I turned the cards horizontally, with the openings to the right.  A strip of patterned paper was cut to  9"X3.5" and scored in half.  The paper was then attached to the front card flap ( and repeated for the following card fronts). For the cover: I did leave an opening along the top so that a tag could be included. 


I used a binding system and metal comb to hold the pages together.  After embellishing a metal-rimmed tag from my stash, I slipped it onto the comb.



In prepping all of the "card" pages, I attached mats of various patterns before setting out to add the embellishments.


To stretch the remnants of the 6X6 papers, a few of the pages used pieced papers for the mats; the seams were hidden with border stickers or washi tape!





For most of the 2.5"X2.5" cut-out cards, I made them inter-active by scoring an edge and attaching wtih adhesive tape.  This is a great way to allow larger photos while still using larger design components.




A total of 4  of the "A2 Striped Assortment" Cards were used.  After completion, there are a total of 16 pages!  Use the same design concept to create a story flip-book or brag book for kids!

Thank you for joining me today!

Shellye

Doodlebug Design Product:
2969: A2 stripe card assortment 
6034: perfect combo shape sprinkles
6032: out of this world shape sprinkles
6072: so much pun 6x6 paper pad
6079: far out double-sided cardstock 
6026: perfect combo washi tape 
6053: perfect combo jelly clips
6056: so much pun chit chat
6029: so sweet washi tape 
6035: taco-bout fun shape sprinkles
6057: so much pun mini icons sticker
6036: so sweet shape sprinkles
6055: so much pun odds & ends
6076: dots of fun double-sided cardstock 
6068: so much pun this & that sticker 
6066: so much pun icons sticker 
6031: so much pun assortment glitter sprinkles 
6078: best i ever plaid double-sided cardstock 
6044: gum-believable doodle-pops
6033: dino-mite shape sprinkles 
6028: taco-bout fun washi tape
6073: so much pun double-sided cardstock 
4501: swimming pool mini paperclips
4440: bubblegum mini clothespins 
2475: Limeade Boutique Buttons 
2477: Blue Jean Boutique Buttons
2988: Doodle Twine - Ladybug 
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