Thursday, March 5, 2015

Washi Tape Challenge: Customizing Your Layouts

Hi everyone, Stephanie here today with my Washi Tape layout.
I love finding new ways to incorporate it into my craft projects and layouts are no exception, hope you like the one I have for you today.

Have you ever made a layout, gotten all the way to the title then hit a wall? Perhaps because you don't like any of the stickers or fonts you have, or they simply just don't match?? Well then this wash tape trick is for you!
True Friends Forever:

I had the design for this layout in mind and got right to work cutting everything and sizing things up. This layout came together quickly and I was in such a zone that I didn't really think it through too much and just went with it. Not that flying by the seat of my pants is really different for me anyways, it's just how I scrap.
It came time for me to add my title and then it hit me that I was stuck. I had used the Chipppers for the main part of my title but they just didn't look right underneath of it and nothing else I had really matched. Then it hit me...washi tape!

This trick was pretty easy, I just covered the part of my paper I was going to be cutting with matching tapes and then ran it through my silhouette. Done!

I had my finish touch of a matching word! So next time you are stuck on the fly and need that perfect piece break out your washi stash and put it to work for you!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Washi Tape Challenge: Card Set by Kathy Skou

Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today with some fun cards I made featuring Doodlebug's Washi Tapes.  I must admit, I have a bit of a hoarding problem when it comes to Washi...I can't resist it!  It's the perfect addition to any project!  Take a peek...

For my first card, I used some Swiss Dot Washi Tapes to create a banner rainbow.  I first put the tape on some Lily White Cardstock, then cut the banner pieces to make the colors pop a bit more.

My next card was really simple to put together.  I folded some Washi over a piece of Doodlebug Twine, and trimmed to make banner pieces.

Finally, I used some leftover flowers from my recent Inspired by layout to create a little bouquet for my card.  I made the flowers by first covering some Lily White Cardstock with the different Washi Tapes, and then running them through my Big Shot with some thin metal flower dies. 
Some bright and cheery cards to warm me up for these very snowy winter days!  Make sure to stop by the Doodlebug Blog over the next couple of weeks for more Washi Tape inspiration!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Washi Tape Challenge: Birthday Centerpiece by Jennifer Beason

Hello Doodlebug fans!  Jennifer here with my take on the washi tape challenge. I know washi tape has been around forever, but to be honest, I haven't really done much with, it until now. Since I have a couple of birthday's coming up this month. I decide to combine the challenge with a birthday centerpiece, I was planning to make.
Rainbow Stripe and Swiss Dot washi tapes, were used along with some Pixies and stickers to create fancy birthday flags.
Here you can see, I used an assortment of Candy Stripe tapes to outline the star on the lion's balancing ball.
  • To create the ball, a 3" paper mache ball was painted teal.
  • A star was then cut out of patterned paper and mod podged onto the ball.
  • Next, each point of the star was outlined with a different colored tape. Mod podge was used to seal.
  • Once the ball was dry, I used a low tack tape to mask off the star.
  • The rest of the ball was covered with glue and glitter was applied.
  • When the ball was dry, I removed the mask. 
  • Next, some twine was glued around the edge of the star.
  • A chipboard star and button were then glued to the center of the star to embellish.
  • Mod Podge was used to seal the entire ball.
Here are a few more close ups of the finished project.
The lion's head was made out of chipboard and his body from a Christmas ornament.
Small vinyl letters and the number three were added to a chipboard circle to personalize.
A wood box was used for the base of the project. Lots of fun patterned papers and stickers from the Hello Sunshine collection were used to cover and embellish the box.
Hope you have enjoyed my take on the washi challenge. Jennifer

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Eater Bunny Layout by Melinda

Oh my... wasn't it Christmas just yesterday and yet here we are with Easter almost upon us? Not that I'm arguing as chocolate rates rather highly on my list of life's necessities and I do believe my littlest man agrees with his mum!

These photos were taken last Easter and have been on my 'to do' list ever since. So when the new Easter Parade collection hit my desk I did a little happy dance at the sight of the 'bitty bunnies' paper. It was just perfect to use as a backdrop to the photos of my very own little Easter Bunny!

I added two main clusters of embellishments that would draw the eye around the layout and in keeping with the Easter theme I used lots of sprinkles, sequins and brads to give a lolly shop feel to the layout.

My title work was created using lots of alphas as I always seem to have sheets and sheets of oddments that don't really make full words. So I created a title within a random selection of alphas which used up quite a few of my leftovers.

Now that I have finished last year's Easter photos I need to think about getting ready for the impending Easter of 2015... or perhaps I'll just leave it until the day before like I do most other years. Thanks for stopping by today and hopefully I have giving you some ideas to take with you.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Easter Basket ID Tags by Wendy Sue

Hello Doodlebug friends!  It's Wendy Sue here with you today, sharing a fun little project that is sure to make the Easter Bunny (and your kiddos) happy!  If you have more than one child, and your children have identical Easter baskets, it might be confusing to the Easter Bunny and difficult for him to know which basket belongs to which child.  But, believe me, the children know which basket is to avoid tears on Easter morning, trust me, labeling the baskets with cute little name tags is a VERY good idea!

If you're going to make name tags to label the baskets, you should definitely make them cute! And I'm pretty sure there isn't anything cuter than these little bunnies and lambs in the Easter Parade collection.

To make these cute little tags, I simply started out with some fun papers from the "Hello Sunshine" and "Easter Parade" collections.  I chose a fun tag shaped die to cut the base for each tag.  Of course, you could simply cut rectangles and notch the top two corners as well.

Next, I cut a couple of coordinating patterned papers and layered them on the tags.  I wanted them to be flush with the left edge, but not cover the entire tag all the way to the right side.  I added a cute bright glitter sprinkle to each little paper collage.

The next step was to choose four of the cute little easter critters from the sticker sheet.  Since I have three boys and one girl, I was happy there were enough boy animals!  I placed foam adhesive squares on the back of each animal sticker and added them over the layered papers.

I pulled out my favorite letter rub-ons, the jack & jill alphabet, and added names to each tag.  After that, I simply clipped a colorful mini clothespin onto each tag and tied a coordinating bow with doodle twine.

We haven't even purchased our Easter baskets for this year yet, but as soon as we do, I'll be tying the tags to each basket so the Easter Bunny will know which treats to leave in which basket!  

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Easter Altered House by Jennifer

Hi Doodlebug fans.  Jennifer here and today I'm sharing a fun Easter project.  I love to create little houses of all kinds and this one was no exception.  I used the Easter Parade collection along with some Hello Sunshine and other DB basics. 

A cutting file was used for the mushroom, which can be found here.  I changed the design slightly by cutting out the door and curling up the ends on the roof.  I also decided to use stacked box lids for the base, instead of cutting out the base provided.  The finished size of the piece is approximately 6 1/2" x 10".
I couldn't resist using the Easter egg patterned paper for the roof and scattering it with Fun Flower, Mini Doodle Pops.
Lots of fun stickers were used from the border and icon sticker sheets. Some, like the chick and eggs were mounted to chipboard. 
To finish off the project an assortment of colorful Mini Clothespins were glued to the bottom tier, along with a scalloped border.
Thanks for joining me today. Happy crafting!!!


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hoppy Easter Layout by Stephanie Buice

Hi Everyone, Stephanie here today with my Parade Easter layout.
When I opened up this collection my favorite thing right off the bat were the Bunny & Friends Reversible Easter Die Cuts. All the little characters were so cute I knew I wanted them on my layout.
Here's what I came up with,
"Hoppy Easter" 

I decided to use a piece Kraft in Color collection paper as my base to because I felt like my white cardstock was too plain. The grid on the paper made it really easy to line up my letters.
I used the little bunnies at the top by my title "Hoppy Easter".

I layered some of the Easter eggs and other little animals on each side of my picture, the little lamb is so adorable! I think it's such a fun little addition to the collection.

I chose to add a little busier pattern on the bottom of my layout, this collection is full of bright and theme prints so it was hard to pick just one.

to finish off my page I typed up some journaling and cut it into strips to add underneath my photo.
I sewed them down then added some Sprinkles to them to prevent them from getting lost on my pattern paper.
This is a super easy layout to recreate and have some fun with so I hope you will give it a try.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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