Friday, July 10, 2020

BAR-B-CUTE GIFT SET | with Stephanie

Sunshine, rainbows, clouds and balloons all with the cutest little happy faces!  If you want to brighten someone’s day, these are the perfect images and sentiments to do just that!  Today I’m using the Bar-B-Cute collection which is all about Summertime fun, but Doodlebug collections are very versatile with plenty of sentiments for greeting cards and tags to play with too! Here’s a look at the assortment of cards I created around a sunshine and rainbow theme. 
For the first two cards, I used card bases from kits I had from other collections and layered both with 6x6 pattern paper as well as odds and ends and chit chat dies cut images and sentiments.  I used the Fun in the Sun Doodle Pop sicker and some enamel heart shape sprinkles to embellish. 
Up next are two tags and a ‘bag’ layered with lots more colorful papers die cuts, stickers, and smiley faces.  
I cut this pillow box with handle using my Silhouette machine and focal point using a Doodle Cuts Nesting Scallop die and Icon cardstock stickers.  The two small cards are cut apart journaling cards I layered with foam tape.

There are still plenty of sentiments and images to make more cards and tags so I plan to do that soon. I hope you have fun mixing and matching and layering all the cuteness in this adorable collection. 

Thanks for stopping by today! 
 Doodlebug Products Used:
Bar B Cute Collection
 Fun in the Sun Doodle Pops
Love You More Shape Sprinkles 
Nesting Scallop, Large & Mini Tags Doodle Cuts 
Mini Clothespins 

Other Products Used: 
Circle and Square Pierced Dies
Foam Tape 

Thursday, July 9, 2020

BAR-B-CUTE LAYOUT | with Erica

Who loves a good summer barbecue with friends? The Bar-B-Cute; collection is the perfect collection to document all your summertime parties and more! I love all the yellow elements in this collection so I really wanted to highlight them in my layout today!
I started with a white piece of cardstock as my base and added a 2 inch strip of the Fresh Lemonade 12x12 paper to the left side of the page. For the right side of my page I trimmed a 1 inch strip of the same pattern paper. I pulled out the chit chat pieces and odds & ends from the Bar-B-Cute; collection and pulled out the pieces I wanted to use.
I love the Summer title piece with this super cute sun and it was perfect for my page. I trimmed down some pattern papers from the 6x6 Bar-B-Cute paper pad to add behind my photo. I distressed the edges of the papers to add some texture to the page. I adhered the layers down to my background and started to tuck in different ephemera pieces. Even though there is no lemonade in my photo I think the ephemera pieces I picked out still work well with my photo. The yellow and aqua on this page are so summery and bright I love how it all came together. To finish off my page I added in some Doodlebug sprinkles and a few super cute die cut ants! Here is a look at my completed layout using the Bar-B-Cute; collection.  
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!  
Doodlebug Design Products Used:
  Bar-B-Cute Collection

Wednesday, July 8, 2020


Summertime and Bar-B-Qs...what is better!
Today I'm sharing a fun hostess gift or picnic basket that was crafted from a recycled box and the adorable new "Bar-B-Cute" Collection.
The box measures 10"X7"X5.5" and I did remove the flaps on the top.  Next, I covered the sides and back of the box with Bonbon cardstock and lined the inside of the box with the gingham print paper found in the collection.  
For the front of the box I cut 1" strips of paper from two different patterns and then wove them into a basketweave design.  To embellish I simply layered a journal card with a larger swatch of paper and then added a couple of buttons.

For the handles: I cut a sheet of the Bonbon cardstock into fourths and then folded each section to measure 1.5" wide.  Two strips were attached together at the ends to form a long strip.  The handles seem to curve better when they've been machine stitched, so I did that as well.  Finally, they were attached to the inside of the box with hot glue.  

I made a trip to my local Dollar General and picked up a few things to tuck into the basket!
  Of course, I made tags for the ketchup and mustard bottles and added the cute matching stickers to the fronts. 
The set of plastic bowls' lids were embellished with a disc of layered papers, a die-cut and stickers! 
 I also found the wooden sign holders for $1 each!  I covered them with paper and a Doodle Pop.

Also from my trip to the store, I found...lemon napkins and plates!  
I crafted a little box for the napkins from a sheet of patterned can stand on the table and provide protection for the napkins too.  Finally, I tied the plates and napkins together with some chunky twine and topped off with a simple journal card :)

Enjoy a Happy Summer!

Doodlebug Design Product:
Bar-B-Cute Collection
Bonbon Cardstock
Ladybug Chunky Twine
Large Tags Doodle Cuts
Mini Clothespins
Boutique Buttons

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