Saturday, July 20, 2019

Rawr-Some Cup Card

Celebrate any little guy's birthday with this Rawr-some Card...
and it's not just any card, it's a 3D diorama-style Cup Card!  


To get started  I've used a paper to-go coffee cup with plastic lid.  I found 
this package of cups at my local dollar store for just a couple of dollars.

I used a craft knife to separate the bottom of the cup, as well as cutting the top portion of the cup in half as shown above.  The cup comes with the kraft wrapper, which I used as well.


The lid was covered with a disk of patterned paper and then trimmed with chunky twine.  The Jelly Clip fits perfectly inside of the little spout!

The bottom of the cup was covered with green gingham paper and then a strip of the same paper was die-cut with a grass die.  If you don't have a grass die: cut a strip of paper that measures 5"W X 1.5"H and cut away small strips to resemble blades of grass. The grass strip is then wrapped around the bottom of the cup and curled a bit at the ends.




To decorate the outside and inside of the cup, I used the flattened cup as a template and traced onto two different patterns of paper and cut out.  After attaching the papers , I glued on a trim of chunky twine to give a finished look.

Different dinosaur die-cuts were attached to pieces of paper straw.  The ends of the straws were clipped into three sections to create a "foot" and then glued to the bottom of the cup.

The front of the kraft band was embellished with a sentiment and small dino sticker.


After the card cup is opened, it can be displayed by stacking the cup into the kraft band and then onto the lid.  Such a sweet little keepsake for your RAWR-SOME little one!

Thank you for joining us today!
Shellye

Doodlebug Design Products:
6072: so much pun 6x6 paper pad 
6056: so much pun chit chat 
6057: so much pun mini icons sticker
6068: so much pun this & that sticker 
6055: so much pun odds & ends
6069: so much pun petite prints assortment pack 
6052: dino-mite jelly clips
4008: bumblebee sprinkles 
2474: Bumblebee Boutique Buttons 
4811: bubble blue chunky twine
6050: hang in there doodle-pops 

Vacay Mini Album & Journal

 It's officially Summer and everyone's social media is loaded with
beach pictures and vacation fun. For the occasion, I've designed a sweet
mini album to capture those "VACAY" memories!

To begin, I started with a sheet of 12X12 cardstock that I scored at: 0.5", 5", 6" and 11.5".
Then I turned the paper and scored at: 3.5" and 8.5".  After folding along all of the scored marks, I mitered  the edges of the 0.5" and 11.5" and made them into the end flaps.
 Using a full sheet of cardstock and doubling it, makes it nice and sturdy.  You could even add a lightweight chipboard between the scored areas of the front and back covers. 
Before adding the flip up pages, I cut a swatch of patterned paper that measured 4.75" square and then attached them to the inside of the cover page.  After that, I cut a 4.5" square (Bubblegum cardstock) and adhered to the center of the patterned paper square. (repeat for the opposite side).



 I wanted to keep the album congruent, so all of the papers on both sides matched going across. 
A mix of French Kiss and Hello Collections were used!




To create the flip pages I cut various colored cardstock as follows (sizes from top to bottom) and all with a 4.5" width: 4.25", 4.5" and 4.75".  Each piece was scored at 0.5" from the top.  I applied a strong adhesive to the 0.5" flap and began attaching the pages, starting with the bottom flap.




Again, I used a mixture of the French Kiss and Hello Collections' stickers and die-cuts to help bring the pages to life together!  And if you'd like an area for tucking in journal tags, just add a folded envelope as I did above!
In finishing, I applied a 7/8" satin ribbon completely around the spine with adhesive tape.  A loopy bow that I made from the same ribbon  was then attached to the front of the spine.

Thank you for joining me today at Doodlebug Design!
Shellye

Doodlebug Design Products:
3373: bubblegum textured cardstock 
3387: limeade textured cardstock 
3392: swimming pool textured cardstock 
5909: hello odds & ends
5910: hello chit chat 
5912: hello mini icons sticker
5931: hello icons sticker
5932: hello this & that sticker
5979: navy stripe double-sided cardstock 
6007: hello 6x6 paper pad 
6247: french kiss odds & ends
6253: french kiss mini icons sticker
6262: french kiss icons sticker
6266: french kiss this & that sticker
6274: french kiss assortment - cards & envelopes 
6287: city of love double-sided cardstock 
6289: love you dots double-sided cardstock 
2471: Bubblegum Boutique Buttons 
2475: Limeade Boutique Buttons
4004: cupcake sprinkles 
4008: bumblebee sprinkles 
4010: swimming pool sprinkles 
3427: bubblegum teensy type CS stickers 
3433: blue jean teensy type CS stickers 
5864: summer sun doodle-pops
3640: bubblegum love letters CS stickers 
Saturday, June 22, 2019

Unicorn Loaded Folder

Whether you need a gift for a unicorn lover or a project for a swap, this sweet "Loaded Folder" is completely made from scratch and oh-so-easy!


For the file folder: I cut a double-sided patterned paper  to 8" W X 10"H and then folded in half to measure 8"W X 5"H.  Next I made a center cut to one side of the paper (the front) and folded back to create a "collar".  The edges of the collar were embellished with buttons and border stickers.


Attaching the sides to create the folder: Using a small piece of the same paper, two 1" X 5"  sttips were cut and then folded in half and attached to the sides of the pocket.  By adding these "gussets" the folder is allowed to expand and accommodate a  ton of goodies!


One of the first inserts that I made was this adorable sequin-pocket-shaker!  

To make: I've used an 8X8 vertical photo page protector.  I carefully cut away the  edge (with the perforated holes) and the top 2X8" section.  


After the sections were cut apart, the remaining 6"X8"  portion was folded in half along the  seal.  The pocket with the opening facing DOWN was filled with chunky glitter and sequins.  I used a sewing machine to stitch the sides and bottom together, leaving the opening to the back unsewn.

For the handle: After cutting a 3/4" X 11" strip of patterned paper, it was attached to just the front part of the pocket with brads.  


I embellished the front of the shaker pocket with layers of  punch-out flowers and a hand-stamped, colored and die-cut unicorn!.  



The pocket was filled with three hand-crafted tags that I made with 4"X4" white cardstock and  journal cards that were trimmed to 3"X3".  The squares were attached to the white cardstock with thin foam adhesive that was placed along the sides and bottom.  I added stamped, colored and die-cut pieces to embellish each of the cards differently.  Small pieces of folded over ribbon (from my stash) added some soft texture.

Using the leftover 2" X 8" portion of the page protector, I made this bookmark!  I did add a strip of patterned paper to the inside before stitching around the perimeter.  A loop of ribbon and another hand-crafted unicorn were attached to the top.



Finally, these two adorable tags were created using 3.75" X 5.25" white cardstock topped with a 3" X 4.5" die-cut tag.  Again, I used some of the stamped and colored images to embellish the fronts.  I also found a package of unicorn party favors at a dollar store to which I tied a small button and tag around its neck...looks so cute peeking out of the opening!


Now, what unicorn lover wouldn't be thrilled to receive such a treat!  Choose other themes and fill with all sorts of planner supplies and or embellishments for scrapbooking and cardmaking!

Thank you for joining me!
Shellye

Doodlebug Design Product:

5125: garden flowers craft kit 
5977: good as gold foil double-sided cardstock 
6267: lots o' luck this & that sticker 
6302: rainbows end double-sided cardstock 
6303: pot o'gold double-sided cardstock
6329: rainbows & unicorns doodle stamps 
6330: rainbows & unicorns doodle cuts 
6248: french kiss chit chat 
4257: bubblegum sequins asst 
4258: ladybug sequins asst
4259: tangerine sequins asst
4260: bumblebee sequins asst
4261: limeade sequins asst 
4262: swimming pool sequins asst 
2049: Chunky Sugar Coating Glitter Assortment 
4435: halloween mini clothespins 
2471: Bubblegum Boutique Buttons
2472: Ladybug Boutique Buttons 
2473: Tangerine Boutique Buttons
2474: Bumblebee Boutique Buttons 
2475: Limeade Boutique Buttons 
2476: Swimming Pool Boutique Buttons
5676: fairy tales petite print assortment pack
3499: vertical photo/recipe card protectors 8x8
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!