Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray: Layout Inspiration by Melinda

Happy Thursday... it's Melinda with you today and I'm going to show Hip Hip Hooray's versatility by sharing a layout I created with a non-birthday or celebratory theme! Sometimes it's easy to look at a collection and think 'I love it but I just don't scrap that particular theme'... however, if you flip the papers over you'll find an array of gorgeous patterns and prints that can be used for any style of layout... if you love it then you'll find a way!

I must admit I find it hard to go past a chevron print so used the grey reverse side of the Shades of Chevron for my background paper. Then I decided to go a little wild with colour by adding more of the reverse papers in a wave panel across the page. The idea was to really make the panel 'pop' against the grey background plus to have a little fun!

Now the actual theme of this layout isn't one I really wanted to celebrate because it broke my heart to make the decision to finally cut my little man's hair. However, he wasn't worried about it at all and was actually quite cute and cheeky during the trim so I decided to use that as my inspiration which led me to the collage of Sprinkles, Sequins, Buttons, Stickers etc!

The photo collage was mounted on a mat of patterned paper layers to which I added small touches of the new Sprinkles vellum to soften the overall look.

Would love for my hand writing to be this neat but sadly I can't lay claim to the journaling as I used the mini rub-ons in Lily White.

GIVEAWAY!!! - only 2 days remaining to enter

We are giving away some amazing boxes filled with an assortment of our new Hip Hip Hooray Collection SIX lucky winners. We are going to be looking throughout the next couple of weeks as we feature this new collection. You can continue to support us each day and complete any or all of the following. The more you enter the more chances you have to win!!
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You will have until Saturday, April 19th at 12:00 noon MST to enter. We'll post the winner on Sunday, 4/20. Good luck!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray: Party Favor Packaging Ideas

Howdy crafters! It's me, Sharm again! This time, I'm here to share some ideas on what you can use the awesome Hip Hip Hooray Collection by Doodlebug Designs for! I bet you're already blown away by some of the amazing projects the design team has painstakingly come up with so far. And here's another fun idea....Party Pack Ideas

Lots of us have a tough time putting together party favors.... more so when it's a boyish themed one. Doodlebug makes this a whole lot easier with the Hip Hip Hooray Collection. From adorable (yep, downright adorable) monsters to super cute dinosaurs and robots, I had a field day with this collection!

Here's are some pictures of my projects that I'd like to share with you:

Chocolate Wrapper: I wrapped up a huge bar of Hershey's with some lovely patterned paper and went around it with some twine and a cute dino from the Pixies of the same collection.

Decorated Pocket: I decorated this pockets with some stickers and created layers with some punch out shapes

Pencil Case: This pencil case was made using the 6x6 paper collection and I closed the end with some washi tape. I further embellished with some punched out shapes and sticker

Doodlebug Designs Inc Products Used:

Hope you'll have as much fun as I did creating with this collection!

Feel free to visit my blog for other inspiring ideas.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray: Simply Put Project Life-type Scrapbooking with Doodlebug

We love that one of the hottest trends going on in scrapbooking today is the project life-type way of scrapbook. And even bringing back the popular style of using pocket sheet protectors to scrapbook more pictures quicker.

Today on the blog we have asked Sharm and Wendy to create spreads using the Doodlebug pocket Sheet Protectors and our new Hip Hip Hooray Collection.

We hope you will be inspired to create with these fun products from Doodlebug. And be sure to leave a comment, share or pin and you could win one of SIX boxes of assorted product.

Pocket Page Spread
by Wendy Sue Anderson

Hi Doodlebug Friends!  It's Wendy Sue here again today, and I am super excited to share my latest Doodlebug creation with you!  One of the biggest trends in scrapbooking today is using pocket pages - did you know Doodlebug has their very own collection of pocket page protectors?   They are called Storybook Album Protectors, and I just love all of the sizes and styles - they are perfect for adding in with my regular pages in my albums. 

Today I am sharing a layout using the 4x6 vertical photo protector page...along with the super fun, super happy, super colorful "hip hip hooray" collection.

I used these fun photos from Zach's 5th birthday.  He requested a "pizza picnic" on my bed for lunch - which is appropriate since his birthday is in January and it's way too cold for a picnic anywhere else!

I used one of the little treat bags to create an accent for one of the pockets - and also to act as a mat for my journaling.  I tucked some of the fun doodle-pops right inside and secured them with some foam dots.

For the title, I used some of the stickers from the border sticker sheet, some of the sweet little tickets, and that short, squatty, sweet little monster - I just love how everything coordinates and makes scrapbooking so easy!
For my final little decorative piece I used a card out of the Simply Put pad.  It was cute all by itself, but I wanted to jazz it up a little bit, so I added some doodle tape, doodle twine, stickers, and sprinkles.

The final result is a quick and easy page that celebrates a fun day - the best thing about pocket pages is that you can add as many or as few photos and decorative elements as you want and it looks good no matter what!  I tucked six additional photos in the back-side of these pockets - the story is complete, the memory is saved, and it didn't take me hours and hours to do it!  I call that a win-win!

Storybook Page Spread
by Sharm 

Hello there! Sharm here to share a storybook page using the Hip Hip Hooray Collection. For those of you who are going 'what's, storybook page?' Well, simply put, it is very similar to the very fast growing mode of scrapbooking called project life. I will be very honest with you.. this is my very first attempt at this current-in-trend scrapbooking method.

I have always wanted to have a go at it, but was worried that I may not be able to catch up and maybe even run out of photos to scrap. But the beauty of this is, you need not follow what everyone else is doing. You just need to go at your own pace.

Since I had the privilege of making one for my DT assignment this month, I must say, I LOVE this!! And the fact that Doodlebug Designs caters to this trend is simply amazing! Imagine the cute spreads you can come up with. Without further delay, here's my spread...

I chose to document my wish list for my two girls and instead of using the usual pink for girls, I wanted to try something different. I feel this theme turned perfect! Here are some close-ups:


What I did was to further embellish the simply put cards of the said collection and on the last photo,  I cut out a 12x2 strip of patterned paper and embellished it with washi tape!

Materials Used:
Item:4118  micro monsters washi tape Item:4119 ziggity zag washi tape
Item:4186 hip hip hooray this & that sticker Item:4193 hip hip hooray fancy frill CS stickerItem:4217 hip hip hooray mini tags cs stickers 
Item:4218 monsters icon mini cs stickersItem:4208 hip hip hooray simply put album inserts

Monday, April 14, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray: Treat Tub Holder + Party Bot Centerpiece

Candy Tube Holder
 by Candace Zentner

 Hey everyone! I am so very excited to share my project using the super fun Hip Hip Hooray collection today! I decided to make a super fun candy tube holder cutting file from the SVG Cutting Files store and embellish it using these great robot stickers

I used foam stickers on the backs of my robots to give my box some dimension. The green Fancy Frill stickers, adhered with foam stickers as well, made the perfect little ledges for my robots to stand on and they matched the gears perfectly. 

These little robots are soo fun and cute! Did you notice they are wearing ties?! 

I can't wait to give this fun little gift to one of my nephews on their upcoming birthday! 

I hope you were inspired and excited by how I used the Hip Hip Hooray collection today! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 

Party Bot Center Piece

If you're having a birthday party for your little man then gear up for some adorable homemade party supplies you can make with the new Hip Hip Horray collection! My inspiration for this piece came from the adorable little robots in the collection.

How cute would he be sitting in the middle of the table?!?! He was actually very easy to assemble using the Robot Box cut from the Silhouette Studio. After I had him adhered together I used a lot of the fun embellishments from the Hip Hip Hooray collection to get him ready to celebrate!

To create the antennae i simply added a piece of the striped pattern washi tape to a strip of white cardstock and ran it through my Silhouette.

For the eyes, I used some of the blue Sprinkles.

I wanted some kind of sentiment so I adhered the "let's Party" ticket to the banner along with some more of the Sprinkles and then just draped it onto his hands. Now this party bot is ready to get his boogie on and let everyone know it's time to PARTY!!

I can't even begin to tell you how much fun this collection is! With all of the bold colors and fresh patterns it's sure to be a hit for all your birthday boy needs! Have a great day!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray: Birthday Card Creations by Courtney & Shellye

>>> by Courtney Lee 

Hip Hop Hooray is right!!!! This collection is fabulous from little boys to big boys and there are some great girl patterned papers too!!! Did you check out the yellow stars?!? love. And the turquoise polka dots? Match those two up with a nice bright pink and - yummy! 

The first card I made just to have on hand. Doesn't he look like a certain character from a certain movie? (I am not sure about copyright so I don't want to put the names in here!) I could have made him green like the character but this orange dot paper was too cute to pass up! 

I made the stripes on the pants from washi tape - so fun. I cut a piece about an inch long and then cut it in thirds. I didn't cut it evenly and usually that would bother me but in this case I LOVED the wonkiness! 

Did you see that I glittered his little feet with sugar coating? :) Even boy cards need a little sparkle sometimes.
Sprinkles... let's talk about doodlebug sprinkles for a minute (enamel dots)... usually my beef with embellishments that come like this is the adhesive... doodlebug has NAILED it! THEY STICK AND STAY!!! Seriously - pick some up at the store and compare them to anything else you have in your stash. They will blow them away. Don't stick them down until you mean it... because they mean business. :) LOVE that! 

Lastly, let's chat about doodlebug card stock. Did you know they made regular 12x12 card stock? And it comes in a huge variety of colors! I used three colors from the primary assortment. love love love. 

recipe for first card:

Second Card - this one was for my brother in law. He works at a hedge fund in finance and so the tie on the monster made me think of him! Is that good or bad!?! haha. He's super cute actually and so super sweet... and single... so if you are reading this and under 35 then please send me an application to date my brother ;) 

I popped up every other strand of the mini garland to give it some dimension. These mini garlands are so fun! I am so thrilled that they came out with every collection in the winter 2014 collection! Check them out if you haven't already!

recipe for second card:

Okay, this is Courtney Lee signing out today! I hope you have a beautiful day!

>>> by Shellye McDaniel

Hello!  Shellye along for some fun today with the HIP HIP HOORAY COLLECTION
 I never seem to have enough masculine, little guy cards on hand,
so I came up with four cute and easy versions to share with you.
Each card also focuses on the Simply Put cards, which make card-making a breeze!

Let's start with this quick, 5 minute card first:
I cut down four different pixie straws to the same width as the 
Simply Put card and glued them in place with Zip Dry.

I embellished the side with one of my favorite monsters found in the 
Pixies pack...I just attached with some brads and then added a few 
Sprinkles for added cuteness.

And who can resist this trio?  I just had to use them on a card!
I trimmed the monsters away from the 4X6 card, corner rounded the edges and 
then layered it to the top of green Sprinkles Vellum.

A row of colorful buttons were stitched with Doodle Twine and attached with
an adhesive dot.  

And we can't forget about the sweet robot dudes throughout the collection!
Here I simply die cut a couple of different patterns from the 6X6 Paper Pad
and layered on one of the stickers.

 I used one of the Simply Put cards as the background paper and highlighted
a few of the dots with round Sprinkles.

With this last card, I just loved both sides of the Simply Put card, so
I cut it in half so that I could have a bit of both patterns!

To tie the two sides together, I added a strip of orange paper, bordered by
Doodle Twine and a border sticker.  One of the Ticket sentiments and 
dinosaur man stickers completes the look. Oh and don't forget the Sprinkles :)

Thanks so much for joining us today at Doodlebug Design!

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