Sunday, March 7, 2021


 Hello and Happy Sunday to everyone.

Today we finish the individual introductions to our 2021-2021 Design Team.

I am so excited to be continuing this crafty journey with Doodlebug!  While I love creating treat containers and scrapbooks, I am a card maker at heart.  In my early 20s, my parents bought me a small stamp and ink set from a little island they visited and I was hooked!  Now give me some Doodlebug stamps, paper and mini paper clips (they are my favourite embellishment) and I am a happy little crafter.  I can't wait to create more projects that will hopefully inspire you to get crafty too!

You can find Karen here:

Melinda continues with us as our Design Team and Social Media Co-ordinator.

Hello everyone and thank you for the warm welcome you have given to our 2021-2022 Design Team. We are so thrilled to have such a talented group of amazing ladies on our team and I'm incredibly honoured to continue being part of the Doodlebug family.
As most of you will know I hail from Down Under in Australia and live on a busy farm with 'The Farmer' and our three hayseeds. My life has always involved craft in some form as it has been a passion from a very young age and my love of scrapbooking has opened a world of amazing opportunities and some incredible friendships along the way.

2021 is going to be an exciting year with adorable new collections and products that will be showcased by this incredibly talented group of designers. 

You can find Melinda here:

Friday, March 5, 2021


Hooray, Spring is on the way!  Today I'm sharing my version of the very popular "exploding" box album.  These are double-the-fun because you can also use the inside for little treats or wrapped candies!

I started with two sheets of Doodlebug cardstock: bubblegum and bumble bee.  I left the bubblegum sheet 12X12 and scored at 3" and 9"; turned 90 degrees and scored at 3" and 9" again. Next, I cut the sides as shown below:

With the paper facing me (as shown above), I glued the bottom left flap to the bottom center flap.  Next, I turned the paper 90 degrees and repeated the process until the four flaps were all glued to the adjacent flap.  You will end up with a + sign.  You could cut away the flaps instead of gluing, but I wanted to make the sides extra sturdy.

I cut mats of paper to 2.5"X2.5" and added them to the outer-sides of the flaps.  I also corner rounded the top edges for a cleaner look.  The panels were then embellished with die-cuts, stickers, sprinkles and Doodle-Pops!

For the lid: I cut a 6.25" X 6.25" piece of patterned paper and scored 1" around all four sides.  The edges were folded to create the lip of the box.  I used the scallop border die to add a little decoration around the edge. 

Moving to the inside of the box: I cut a smaller piece from the bumblee cardstock.  I trimmed it down to 10"X10" and scored at 3 1/3".  Because this is an unusual scoring mark, I rotated the paper to score the three additional marks.  This helped to keep all of the scoring even!  

I repeated the same cutting of the flaps as I did wit the bubblegum paper above.  Finally, I adhered the middle of the bumble bee paper to the center of the bubblegum paper.  The flaps were all embellished with mats of 6X6 papers trimmed to 3X3, washi tapes, stickers and enamels!

Around the inner flaps of the bubblegum paper, I made pocket sleeves and then added die-cut tags using the Doodle Cuts Large Tags die set!  I'm also thinking that smaller versions would look so sweet tucked into Easter baskets...OR, add a handle in some way and use IT as a basket.  Great for table place settings or happy mail :)Thanks for joining!

Hippity Hoppity Collection
Lilac Chunky Twine
Doodle Cuts: Large Tags
Doodle Cuts: Borders & Edges
Boutique Buttons
Jelly Clips
Washi Tapes
Textured Cardstock

Thursday, March 4, 2021


"Here comes Peter Cottontail ... hoppin' down the bunny trail .... hippity hoppity Easter's on it's way"!  I'll be singing that song with my granddaughter in a few weeks!  We'll also be coloring eggs, eating chocolate bunnies, and taking lots of pictures to put in this new Hippity Hoppity mini album.  

The collection could not be any cuter ... from the colorful eggs and pretty patterns, to the bunny in the carrot car!  Seriously?  How stinkin' cute is that!!?

I used a combination of 12x12 paper and sheets from the 6x6 pad in this album.  I love all the pretty colors layered on the white pages!

That chick paper!!  Just darling ... and I can't wait to tuck photos in the folded card on this page.  I forgot to add them, but I'll have to go back and put some cute little sprinkle dots on those tractor tires ;)

This page not only has a pocket for tucking in those adorable 3x4 cards, but the pocket flips up so that a few more pics of Rylee hunting for eggs can go inside.  Oh, side note ... do you fill your eggs with candy or toys?  Rylee loves stickers and the rolled stickers from Doodlebug are the perfect size for tucking into eggs!  And they won't give the kiddos cavities!

For this pocket, I plan to include my favorite Carrot Cake recipe,
 some Easter cards, and of course, more photos of Rylee and Jax. All of the cute die cuts are from the Odds & Ends and Chit Chat packages.  There are so many fun pieces, but the bunny with the chick on his head is probably my favorite.  Something about those chubby baby chicks just makes me smile!  I hope my project has made YOU smile today!  If you'd like to make this album, it'll be available as a DIY kit in my shop over at Artsy Albums.  Thank you so much for letting me share it with you today!  Happy scrapping everyone!

Doodlebug Products Used
Hippity Hoppity Collection
Lily White Cardstock

Other Products
Simple Stories Binder Album

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