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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…
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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…

Handy Last Minute Christmas Gift

Need a last minute teacher or co-worker gift? Or just something to have on hand for those unexpected Christmastime visitors? These adorable emery board sleeves are a breeze to create and everyone loves receiving them!


To begin I started with various double-sided patterned paper strips that measured 1.25" X 12".  Before scoring, think about how the print will be facing when the bottom flap is turned up.  Next I scored each of the short sides approximately 1/8" from the edge.  Depending on the width of your emery board, you may need to may adjustments; I always create a template first before cutting "good" paper LOL! Next I turned the paper and scored at 7 3/8" and 7.5" and then folded along all of the score lines.  The shortest end will be the part that flips up to make the front cover.
Once the bottom flap was folded up, I used it as a guide to trim away the excess side pieces for the back (see above).  Finally, all of the sides were assembled as y…

Doodlebug Snowglobe Treat Jar

I must confess that I have made quite a few of these adorable, adorable "Snow Globe Treat Jars" over the last couple of years.  After receiving the collection of "Christmas Magic" Collection, I knew that I must make another!  You may choose to use any-sized jar really.  For mine today, I have a one gallon apothecary jar that I found at Wal-Mart.  They're very inexpensive and can be used for all types of displays.

First, I placed a strange of battery operated (white line) mini lights and added flaky snow as I wound the lights inside.  After creating the nice mound of snow, I added a handmade gingerbread house using the 6X6 paper pad, white glitter cardstock for the roof and other fun components from the collection! All sides of the little house were embellished.  One may decide to add a battery-operated tea-light (some have timers, which is very handy!) if the windows are cut-out.




I placed the Doodle-Pop snowman onto a trimmed paper straw and gently poked him d…

Christmas Quotes FREE Printable!

Merry Holiday Season! I've created a fun printable of Christmas words and phrases that can be used on many of your crafting projects and cards!


-DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CHRISTMAS QUOTES PRINTABLE-
Ideas for using: -Print onto heavy weight cardstock, apply adhesive to the  back using the Adhesive Sheetsfrom Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Use scissors or paper trimmer to cut into 1/4" strips.
-After printing, die cut into circles or other shapes to create tags & ornaments
-I love to cluster these little word strips onto tickets and small tags along with a small icon sticker or other 3D embellishment!
ENJOY!