Saturday, September 14, 2019

Teacher Gift Clipboard

Back to School time is here and today I'm sharing the cutest Teacher's Gift using 
Doodlebug favorites and newbies!


I've used the Beetle Black 12X12 Clipboard and topped it with patterned paper from the new "School Days" Collection.  To the top of the clipboard I tied on a length of ribbon and looped through a roll of stickers before tying the ribbon into a pretty bow!

To the top of the base paper I added four different styles of the 8X8 page protectors.  Next, I placed the stack of protectors onto the base paper and attached with large brads.



The first page includes four 4X4 sections that were filled with squares of patterned papers.  I used two of the 3X3 envelopes and attached them to the top of the page protector with high tack adhesive.
One pocket stores mini paperclips and the other houses small stickers to give to students!


To  one side of the 4X6 vertical page protector I added  two sections of 3X4 cards as one solid piece.  Next I made a pen holder by doubling a piece of 1" X 6" strip of patterned paper.  One end of the strip was made into a loop and then held in place with a large brad.  The strip was attached with high tack adhesive tape.


For the larger 8X8 sheets you may choose to do a variety of things; I chose to make a collage of the different stickers and sentiments for a fun accent page!



Give the gift of Doodlebug's enamel shapes!  I removed the sheets from their original packaging abd then stapled them to same-sized patterned paper. 
And don't forget that the backs of the pages can be used for future photos or little notes!

Happy Back-to-School!
Shellye

Doodlebug Deisign Products:
School Days Collection Kit
Mini Icons Stickers School Days 6377
Sprinkles Primary Assortment 4580
Shape Sprinkles School Supplies 6356
Shape Sprinkles You're A Star 6354
Shape Sprinkles Apple A Day 6355
School Days Chit Chat 6375
Doodle Pops School Bus 6366
Mini Doodle Pops Colorful Crayons 4568
2361: Primary Chunky Brads (
3421: blue jean fancy frills CS Sticker 
3429: tangerine teensy type CS stickers 
5809: ladybug abigail CS stickers 
3455: ladybug mini stitched envelope 
3473: ladybug mini scallop envelope
3497: layout protectors 8x8 
3498: horizontal photo/recipe card protectors 8x8 
3499: vertical photo/recipe card protectors 8x8
4925: beetle black clipart
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Back to School Treat Bags

Whether you're a teacher, student or parent, I have a sweet welcome-back-to-school treat using just a few basic supplies from Doodlebug Design!

For this project, any type of premade sack, bag or box can be used.  I've chosen a 2.5" die and cardstock to create this cute mini shopping style bag.  SVG files are also a good place to hunt for cute bags!

After cutting the bags and assembling, I moved to stamping and coloring the images
with alcohol markers.These type of projects are perfect for mixing up your collection of Doodlebug stamps and dies!



The stamped images were embellished with sprinkles and twine.


Inside of the little shopping bags I added clear bags of candy.  What better way to tie off the clear bags than with a twist of washi tape!  To create the "washi twist ties" I used a thin gauge wire (I actually pulled a strand from a piece of wire-edged ribbon) , placed it in the center of the washi tape and then wrapped around.  I also trimmed the washi twist tie to about an 1/4" width.  



Again, have fun mixing and matching papers from different collections, as well as stamps to create unique little gifts!  

Shellye


Doodlebug Design Products:
4008: bumblebee sprinkles 
5834: tiny hearts shape sprinkles 
6032: out of this world shape sprinkles 
6072: so much pun 6x6 paper pad 
3586: primary textured cardstock asst 12x12
3207: doodle twine - blue jean 
6327: you're sweet doodle stamps
6339: far out doodle stamps
6333: flower girl doodle stamps 
6328: you're sweet doodle cuts 
6334: flower girl doodle cuts 
6340: far out doodle cuts
3650: ladybug swiss dot washi tape
3652: bumblebee swiss dot washi tape


I Love Travel Tote

Travel in style with this adorable paper tote filled with fun goodies featuring the brand new "I Love Travel" Collection! Inside you'll find old-fashioned board games, cute luggage tags and a mini journal for jotting down memories.

To begin I crafted this simple luggage-style tote from Doodlebug Bon-Bon cardstock.  Here are the measurements for creating the 7" X 4.5" X 1.75" tote:
Cut cardstock to 12"X7".  Score the 12" length at 4.5", 6" and 7.5".  Fold along score lines and then corner round all four corners.  Next make two tabs from the same brown cardstock that measure 2.5"X3.75".  Score the strips at 1" and 2.75".  Attach to the front and back of the piece to create the sides of the tote:

For the front and back I cut two strips of Ladybug cardstock to 3/4" X 4.5"  and adhered them as shown:
The handles were made from a loop of the same 3/4" X 12" Ladybug cardstock. I used large brads to attach the handles.



Next I crafted a couple of "board" games that were laminated so that they could be written on with a dry-erase maker and then easily erased. 




Using the sheet of  4X6 journal cards I made this quick and easy booklet:


To create the booklet I scored each journal card approximately 1/4" from the left edge. After prepping a cover from a 8.5"X 6.25" sheet of patterned paper, the cards were attached  along the scored tab.



Finally I used these adorable 3X4 cards and turned them into luggage tags.  The fronts were embellished with enamel shapes and sweet bows.

You can find more ideas for board games and even printables that can be printed onto patterned paper! So whether one is traveling by train, plane or automobile, this cute tote makes a great gift and keepsake!

Thank you for joining me today!
Shellye

DOODLEBUG DESIGN PRODUCT:
I Love Travel 12X12 Kit
I Love Travel 12X12 Sticker Sheet
I Love Travel Sprinkles
I Love Travel Mini Icon Stickers
I Love Travel 6X6 Paper Pad
Hello Sunshine Shape Sprinkles
My Happy Place Shape Sprinkles
Bon Appetit Chunky Brads
3436: bon bon teensy type CS stickers
3586: primary textured cardstock asst 
5482 Sunny Skies Cute Clips
6361 Pack Your Bags Doodle Pops
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