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 

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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