Saturday, May 27, 2017

Hats Off! Collection: Gift Card Album by Wendy Sue

Hello Doodlebug friends!  It's Wendy Sue here today, and I'm excited to share a little project I made for my favorite 2017 graduate with the amazing "Hats Off!" collection!  (The little album I used is a cut file in the silhouette store.) Here's a look:

I doesn't look like much - but just wait until you see the inside! I needed to keep the outside kind of flat so the entire piece could be thrown in a purse or backpack.  Because, truly, they are going to want to keep this gift close after they head off to college!  (Oh, and don't miss that fun velcro closure!)

Drum roll please...

Ta-daaaaa!  Can you tell what it is?  It's a mini accordion album...with pockets!  Here's a closer look at the inside of the front cover - then we'll get to the meat of it! ;)

I really really wish I could take better photos of these odds & ends pieces - they are gorgeous metallic silver - SO pretty!

And here's a look at the first pocket page - first empty...then sporting gift #1!  I embellished the top of the pocket page with the cutest graduation shape sprinkles!

Each little pocket is the perfect size for holding a giftcard!  Of course, every grad needs to head to Target to buy supplies for college! 

Oh, and food.  Every college freshman needs to be spoiled every once in a while - when they are tired of ramen or mac & cheese, they can pull out their handy-dandy gift and treat themselves to a delicious meal out! The gorgeous metallic odds & ends have been added to both of these pages.  And don't miss that awesome graduation cap paper clip on the right page - it's the cutest!

Maybe a few more meals out. ;)  I added some fun stickers (tip: use baby powder to remove the stickiness on any portion of the sticker that hangs off of a page - or in this case, a pocket) to both pages.  And that doodle pop grad cap is so perfect over there on the right page.  Can you see the sweet little acetate cloud behind it?

And the perfect gift for any grad - especially your FAVORITE grad? 

Cold. Hard. Cash.  It fits perfectly in the pocket as well. ;)

The last page is perfect for this little grad owl and his special message for your graduate:

Don't forget to embellish the back of the closed album:

It's the perfect sticker (with awesome metallic silver) for the back - the perfect message for a new graduate!

And, if you want to gift a little something extra, pick up one of these awesome collector pins to add to your already amazing gift - because they are just the cutest things ever:

"Hats Off!" to all of this years grads - now go make them something fun to celebrate!!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Hats Off Collection: Congrats Grad Layout by Anita Bownds

Hi there Doodlebug peeps,
Anita here with you today sharing a layout created with the fabulous hats off collection 
I have to say that the silver foil in this collection is wonderful so sparkly.

I started off with a design in mind using strips of patterned paper going on a angle across the layout 
And in the centre at the bottom having my journaling typed with my typewriter 

After lining up the paper strips I add a some washi tape just under the edge
adding the strips of patterned paper I machine stitched on the edges of the starstruck 
Next I added a few papers behind my photo and one of those diploma bits of paper in my photo layers 
I also added a little cute star clip and that cute doodlepop hat

I used a die cut from the odds and ends pack
And decided on using the shape sprinkles around my journaling 

On the right hand side of my photo I added another die cut with silver foil 
on it from the odds and ends 

Supply list
5571 hats doodlepop
4795 official stripe washi tape
5591 cute clips graduation 
5547 graduation shape sprinkles 
5596 odds and ends 
5613 sterling stripes
5615 starstruck 
5616 party harty 
3863 cap and gown

Thanks for stopping by the blog today

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Hats Off Collection: Birthday Girl Layout by Mendi

Hello Doodlebugs!  It's Mendi here today with a playful twist on Doodlebug's cool new Hats Off collection for Graduations and so much more.  For my project I thought it would be fun to show just how versatile these products really are by using it to create a birthday layout.

With this collection comes a brand new "color" of my favorite Skinny Alphabet stickers... Metallic Silver!  I paired them here with a word bubble die cut from the odds and ends collection and a couple of star stickers from the icon sticker sheet.
Doodlebug Design Hats Off Graduation Collection used for a Birthday Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa
The odds and ends pack for this collection is AMAZING!  It comes with such a great variety of shapes in clear acetate as well as cardstock and foil.  I immediately fell in love with these fun balloons!  Aren't they cool?   To hide my adhesive for the two white balloons, I added my liquid adhesive behind the stripes and polka-dots which worked beautifully.
Doodlebug Design Hats Off Graduation Collection used for a Birthday Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa
I finished off my page with a simple decorative banner and a camera from the same odds and ends die-cut pack.  A simple blue button to the lens adds a splash off color.
Doodlebug Design Hats Off Graduation Collection used for a Birthday Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

I love that with this collection's monochromatic color scheme, you can pair it with any color under the rainbow to match your occasion.  I hope I've inspired you to take a second look at this fabulous collection.  :)
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