Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Touchdown Collection: Gift Set for your Football Fan

Hello Dooodlebug Fans!! 

Piali here!
Did you all see our new Touchdown collection yet???
Awesome design isn't it??

Today I have project using TOUCHDOWN collection.
 A gift set for Football fan!!!

It will great for taking to a friend's home to watch a game together...
I created a easy peasy bottle tag...

Love the new chunky twines!!!

I also created a coaster set...

4x4 prints were great for the coasters...
Simply used Mod Podge to adhere the papers to the cardboard coasters.

And here is a card to complete the gift set....
I used the 4x6 print and stickers.

Hope you like this gift set!!!
Thanks for stopping by...
Happy Crafting!


Thanks, Piali My blog: http://touchofcreation.blogspot.com/

Monday, November 23, 2015

Touchdown! Flag Football Team Treats {and a bonus coach card}!

Hi friends!  It's Wendy Sue here today, sharing a fun "touchdown" project!  Everyone who has ever had a child play in any sport at a young age knows that the BEST part of any game (win or lose) is the team treat afterwards.  And it's an honor for each child to have their turn bringing the treat.  I love it because it gives me a chance to do something creative and fun to share with others!  My son played flag football this fall and we loved watching him learn and grow - and he loved the treats! ;)  Here's what we whipped up when it was his turn to take the treat:

We started by filling baggies with a capri-sun, cheese, and some crackers.  

Before we zipped the bags shut, we tucked in one of these cute 3x3 cards, cut from patterned paper:

Next, we created little bag toppers using papers from the 6x6 pad, washi tape, and die-cuts.

We added the toppers to each bag by simply stapling them on!  I thought it would have been super cute to sew them on with my machine...but I figured this was easier (and Zach could help me) and the little football players probably wouldn't really care anyway. ;)

Here's a close-up look at one of the bags.  Front:

And back:

Of course, we sure appreciate the dads (and moms) who volunteer to coach these teams, so I always like to give them a little something special at the end of the season.  It's not a lot, but just something to say thanks.  Here's the card we created for our coach with the "touchdown" collection:

You know I love decorating the envelope so it coordinates too! ;)
And we added a gift card to a local burger spot for a yummy shake - attached with coordinating washi tape, of course!

Putting these little gifts together was quick and fun - thanks to the cute "touchdown" collection!!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Touchdown Collection: Coaster Gift Set & Card by Mendi

Hello there!  It's Mendi here today with a gift set using Doodlebug's new Touchdown collection and the new chunky twines.
My Stepdad loves football so I thought it would be fun to create a special birthday card for him this year.  I think the doodle pop foam finger is just about the cutest thing ever so I had to find a way to incorporate that.  As you can see I tried to incorporate a little bit of everything on this card.  ;)   I love how the football sprinkles are the perfect size to layer over the football border paper--I think it adds a little extra interest to what may otherwise be a pretty flat card.  
To go with my card I decided to also alter a coaster set by Sierra Pacific that I found at my local craft store.  The coaster set was already painted black and white so I only needed to pick my favorite papers to decorate the two sides with and the lining of the box.
The 4 x 4 squares on the "football field" paper were perfect for the job.  The back of the coasters just happen to also be 4 x 4, but they are tapered on the front so I simply trimmed down my squares to be 3.75 x 3.75.   I then used Ranger's Multi Medium Matte with an old paintbrush to adhere the paper to each side of the coaster, followed by two more coats to the exterior (waiting for them to dry between each coat).  This product goes on extremely smooth and without the bubbling that I typically experience with other products.  I love that it dries to a clear matte finish and now my coasters are ready to be spilled on without damaging the fun paper underneath.
I must say I really had to fight the urge to add more cute details.  I really wanted to go nuts, but in the end I decided my Stepdad would prefer them to be simple, functional and generally blend with their home decor so I kept the outside of the coaster box plain.

I hope I've inspired you to take on this simple project for a sports lover in your life.  I love that this idea would work well with any of Doodlebug's four new sports themed collections.  
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