Seasons Givings Blog Hop 2020

Welcome and Happy New Year!

Once again I am very excited to be participating in the
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 ♥LOVE DAY KIT♥

As you can see, we have collection of gorgeous Carta Bella papers and stickers, stamps, doilies, felt hearts, dies, foam sheets, crochet hearts, twine, ribbon, paper bags, twist ties, a stencil, washi tape and two shapes of tags.  All NEW or from packs of NEW product ♥


 1- Follow me on Bloglovin' 

2- Leave a comment

3- Follow me on Instagram (optional...earns an extra entry)

4- Use CODE: SEASONSGIVINGS2020 in my Etsy Shop
to save 10% on any order! (optional...earns an extra entry)

The lucky **WINNER** will be announced on January 7th!
Please make sure your email address is available or left in the comments
The winner will have 48 hours to respond to prevent a re-draw. 


Shellye McDaniel <----you are="" b="" dear="" here="">

And before you leave and hop over to Patti Gilliam's Blog,
 here is a look at my Instagram TOP 9 posts for 2019:

~May you all have a wonderfully blessed 2020~
T H A N K  Y O U!

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 tree to hold in place.  

And even the store-bought spool of trim got some attention!  I simply traced the top onto a swatch from the 6X6 paper pad, trimmed out and embellished.

Tiny jars are my fave!  I purchased these at the Dollar Tree and boy do they come in handy.  When I'm set to use certain colors, I'll fill the jars with pins, clips and other small bits.  I also found this handy doweled stand where I can thread on my assortment of winter-y washi tapes.

And I hope you didn't miss the front of the top tier where I added the sweet bunting.  I chose to attach it with repositionable adhesive dots so that it can be preserved once the tray moves into Spring.  

This Winter Wonderland display just brightens any dreary day!
Thank you for joining me today!

Doodlebug Design Product:
Winter Wonderland Collection
Winter Wonderland 6X6 Paper Pad
Winter Mini Clothespins
Mini Paper Clip Assortment
Sequin Assortment
Washi Tape Assortment

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 you would create a box...this is where 1/8" tape comes in handy!

Finally I stamped, colored and cut images from the Doodle Stamp Sets and layered them onto die-cut circles and scalloped shapes.  A few "sprinkles" and ribbon and they're ready for gifting!

I wanted something cute to deliver my gifts in, so I whipped up this quick little clear bag using a dollar store envelope file that I cut in half.  I machine-stitched around the perimeter, crafted a quick tag and then attached a couple of paper handles with brads!  Now I'm ready to HO HO HO :)

Thank you for joining me today!

Christmas Magic Collection Kit
Christmas Magic 6X6 Paper Pad
Doodle Pops
Doodle Twine
Ladybug Chunky Brads
Here Comes Santa Labels & Tags
Ladybug Sugar Coated Cardstock
Leapfrog Sugar Coated Cardstock
Rainbow Hearts Shaped Sprinkles
Jolly Holidays Sprinkles
Doodle Stamps & Dies

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 down in to the snow.  For the trees, I cut two various-sized "cones" and then added a few Sprinkles. 

To the top of the jar I added a fun and whimsical bow and embellished the center with one of the die-cut tags and a mini clip decorated with a heart sticker.  The ideas are literally ENDLESS when you have so much Doodlebug yummy to pick from:)

If you don't have a die to create your own gingerbread house, simply use a box and then create a tent style top for the roof.  There are also many pre-made houses on the market that are very easy to cover as desired.  These look so cute in various sizes all lined up on a table top or shelf...have fun!


Doodlebug Design Product:
Christmas Magic Collection
Cupcake Chunky Twine
Doodle Pops
Mini Clothespins
Lily White Sugar Coated Cardstock

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!

Ideas for using:
-Print onto heavy weight cardstock, apply adhesive to the
 back using the Adhesive Sheets from 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!


Christmas Magic Gingerbread House Album

Oh Christmas Magic is in the air!  Today I'm sharing the sweetest little gingerbread-house-shaped-mini album.  I've used a steel-rule die to cut the shapes from chipboard and patterned paper, but any house die or template would work!

The die also cuts out the window's shutters and door, which worked perfectly for the cover.  After dressing with patterned papers, I added the Doodle Pop Santa so that he's peeking out from behind the door!  I also modified the roof-line by die-cutting just a portion of the roof and then trimming to size.  
Around the edge of the front and back covers, I trimmed with Chunky Twine.  To give a nice attachment, I've found that Glossy Accents holds the twine really well; a drop on the end of the twine also gives a good seal to prevent fraying.

For the inside pages I chose to cover the die-cut areas (window and door) by adding a circle of paper.  The size is perfect for adding small pictures to.

I love, love, love interactive pieces, so on the above two pages, I added a die-cut and tag that were adhered by one edge.  Everyone enjoys a cute peek-a-boo page!

Because the album is "mini" it's the perfect canvas for showing off those bitty stickers, tags and decorative brads.

I didn't have a large ring on hand to hold the pages together, so I used a white shower curtain ring instead...add a bit of ribbon and it works out just right!

Thank you for joining me today!

Doodlebug Design Products:
Christmas Magic Collection Kit
Christmas Magic 6X6 Paper Pad
Ladybug Chunky Twine
Jolly Holiday Sprinkle Shapes

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