Made With Love Caddy

 Don't throw away those cereal or cracker boxes!  Today I'm sharing the cutest "Made With Love" Caddy using a recycled cracker box and the newest collection from Doodlebug Design:

To get started I used a cracker box that measures 2"X8"X8" and gently deconstructing the box so that it was completely flat.  Next, I traced a 3" circle into a 4 circle grid onto one of the 8X8 panels.  I used a craft knife to carefully cut out the circles. 

I used one of the patterned papers from the "Made With Love" Collection Kit and adhered it to the side with the circles. Again, I carefully cut out the circles, from the patterned paper.  For the remainder of the box, I used the lighter red cardstock to cover the remaining sides (back 8X8 panel and the four sides).  After trimming away the excess red cardstock around the box, I reassembled by gluing the sides back together. 

The cardstock didn't quite cover the entire box, so I used some of the yellow Paper Frills along the edge!  I also made a handle by piecing two pieces of 1.25"X12" strips of patterned paper together.  To make the handles extra-sturdy, I first cut the two strips of paper to 3"X12" and then scored into two sections and then folding.  

I decorated the front of the caddy with one of the large die-cuts that I laminated to protect from bending.  I also hot-glued on a couple of Boutique Buttons and one of the small flower die-cuts.  

I inserted these premade paper cups (found in the Target Dollar Spot) into the four holes, but you could also use paper cups, mini jars, or even large muffins or cupcakes!
To the inside of the cups I added all sorts of goodies for crafting.  I used binder rings to hold packages of Doodle Pops and Sprinkles together.  I embellished the rings with laminated die-cuts, stickers, and a bow.

I also cut the 6X6 Paper Pad tag papers in half and they fit neatly into the paper cup.

I love the idea of using the caddy for giving craft supplies, but also think about using it for baked goods, a cupcake kit (sprinkles, cupcake liners and gift tags) or a cosmetics/manicure gift!

Thanks for joining!

Doodlebug Design Product:
Made With Love Collection Kit
Made With Love 6X6 Paper Pad
Made With Love Chit Chat
Made With Love Cardstock Kit
Doodle Pops
Washi Tape
Boutique Buttons
Lady Bug Chunky Twine
Bumblebee Paper Frills

Valentine Tag Gift Card Holders

 Treat your friends, co-workers, and family to these cute 'n easy TagGift Card Holders!

I started with two different sized premade tags (3"X6" and 2.5"X5.25").  The bottoms of the tags were scored and folded up (red- 2.25" flap and white-1.25"flap). Make sure that the final length of your tag can accommodate a gift card.
 Paper gussets were used to attach the flap to the base of the tag. I also corner rounded the bottom edges!

To the pockets, I added either a small strip of paper or a die-cut.  I also lined the top of the red tag's pocket with a strip of washi tape.

I used the "Pumpkin Spice" Doodle stamps and copic markers to color in the drink cups.  Sentiments from the set were also used to stamp onto the die-cut tags and pocket front!

The tops of the tags were embellished with handmade bows and chunky twine for hanging!
After tucking in a gift card, add the tag to a bag filled with k-cups, a mug handle or a small bottle of creamer :)

Doodlebug Design Products:
Pumpkin Spice Doodle Stamps
Mini Tags Doodle Cuts
Diagonal Stripe Washi Tape
Ladybug Mini Clothespins
Ladybug Chunky Twine
Lily White Chunky Twine
Chevron Paper

Snowy Family Notepads

Gift-giving doesn't have to stop on December 25th! I wasn't able to craft gifts for co-workers before our break, so I whipped up a few handy notepads with a bit of Petite Prints, Doodle Stamps, etc.  Let's get started on this quick project:

I purchased a package of blue notepads from The Dollar Tree.  The pads can be broken apart into five sections (the pad is divided into 5 parts with chipboard sheets).  Next, I took various colors of patterned paper from the Petite Prints-Buffalo Check and cut them into 3.5"X10.25" strips, and then wrapped them around each individual notepad.
The color palette for this month's inspiration is:

Next I stamped all of the cute snowpeople from the "Winter Wonderland" Doodle Stamps with Copic Markers (C00, C0, C2, N4, N6, N8, B21, B23, B24, V12, V15, V17, RV00, RV02, RV04, B000, B01, B02, YR24, YR27) and then die-cut with the matching Doodle Cuts.

The snowpeople were clustered together on die-cuts using the Nesting Scallops Doodle Cuts.  I also used the Borders & Edges Doodle Cuts for creating the scalloped border at the bottom.  Chunky Doodle Twine was adhered around the inner circle and a smaller piece tied onto the "hello" tag!

To the "skies" of each scene, I added various white Shaped Sprinkles to mimic snowfall.  Aren't they precious? :)

Thanks for joining!


.Doodlebug Design Product:

Petite Prints Buffalo Check 12x12 Patterned Papers

Winter Wonderland Doodle Stamps & Cuts

Nesting Scallops Doodle Cuts

Mini Tags Doodle Cuts

Borders & Scallops Doodle Cuts

Chunky Twine

Shaped Sprinkles

Christmas Tray Collage Art

 I love to sit down with my Doodlebug Stamps, markers and just color the hours away!  After die-cutting the completed images (from the Night Before Christmas Stamp Set), I knew that I wanted to stage them on snowy hills, so I grabbed a wooden tray from my stash and got started:

My wooden tray measures 7"X18".  I first cut the blue snowflake paper to 7" wide and added it first.  From the Lily White Buffalo Check and the multi-snowflake papers, I cut the pieces as shown above.  I free-handed the shapes to form three different snowy hills.  The pieces were then layered on to the blue paper with foam adhesive to give dimension!

Next, I outlined the snowy hills with chunky twine and then staged the die-cut pieces and attached them with foam adhesive or glue. 

The sticker sentiments from the This & That Sticker Sheet were added to each cluster.

I finished the design off with various Sprinkles and Gems!

I would love to find a square size...maybe two...and create another collage to hang along with this one!  I just love the way it turned out :)

Doodlebug Design Products:
Night Before Christmas Collection Kit
Night Before Christmas Stamps & Doodle Dies
Christmas Sprinkles
Christmas Jewels
Lily White Buffalo Check Petite Prints
Ladybug Chunky Twine
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