Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sugarplum Collection: Fauxdori Traveler's Notebook by Kathy

 Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today with a fun Sugarplums project that will help you get organized for the upcoming holidays!!  I created a traveler's notebook, also called a Fauxdori with inserts and printables to organize all of my holiday activities!  Take a peek...

I started with some Doodlebug Fabrics from the Santa Express collection and created my cover following the instructions in this great video by Doodlebug DT Coordinator Lori Allred on her Inspired by Pinterest Show on My Craft Channel.  The cover uses elastics to hold little notebooks you can mix and match!  The Christmas tree charm on my notebook was created by laminating a tree from the Sugarplums Diecuts Craft Kit, cutting it out and adding some sequins.

Inside, my fauxdori has 4 little notebooks.  Each of the covers were made using papers and stickers from the Sugarplums collection... take a peek ...

Inside each notebook cover, are printables to help organize everything!  I started with a calendar for November, December and January... because you know the holidays start early and continue long after some years! I love the little reindeer sticker on the Icon Sheet...too cute, and I used some of the new Polka Dot Washi to mark out some dates in my calendar!

My next notebook cover contains a Santa's to do list... just some blank pages to write down all the things that you need to ideas, errands, party lists... I thought the All I want for Christmas sticker from the This and That sheet was perfect for this!

Every year, I make cookies for friends and neighbors, so I thought it would be good to have a recipes notebook.  There's a little spot to add a picture (perfect size for an Instax photo!) and plenty of room to write out ingredients and instructions.  Of course I needed to use the gingerbread boy & girl from the Diecuts Craft Kit!

My last notebook has an insert to keep track of my Christmas Card list.  I make and send about 100 cards a year, so this is important to keep up to date! 

Just a peek inside my notebooks... each of the covers have little pockets for me to keep extra items such as receipts or loose notes.  The covers were created using a Silhouette file that I altered to fit the size of my inserts.

And what planner would be complete with out some little clip bookmarks??  I created these by super gluing a few of the Sugarplums Sprinkles Shapes to some Doodlebug Mini Clothespins.  They're perfect for keeping my place!  And they're too cute!

Now for the fun part!  I'd love to share the printables I created with you!  Even more fun, is the colors perfectly match the Sugarplums collection so you can create your own fauxdori notebook!  You can download the printables for free on my blog here.  I hope you enjoy them!  That's it for me today, thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sugar Plum Collection: December Daily Project by Traci Penrod

Hi everyone!  Traci here and I'm back to share my Sugarplums project with you! According to Ali Edwards, the creator of the original December Daily project, the album is created to document the 25 days leading up to Christmas.  "The simple goal", according to Ali, "is to capture the spirit of December via one story per day". I've seen many versions of this fun project on blogs and Pinterest, but I decided to create my mini with a bit of a twist....pockets!  This way, each day has a page for photos and a pocket for other items -- lists, recipes, receipts, tickets, notes, additional photos, etc. I love all the patterns and colors in the new Sugarplums collection.  Mixing and matching the papers on the 25 pockets/pages made for a colorful, fun album!  I combined 12x12 and 6x6 papers, lots of embellishments, brand new Chunky Twine, and a Simple Stories Sn@p album.
Hope you have fun documenting your December memories! Products I used in this album: Sugarplums 12x12 Paper Sugarplums 6x6 paper pad Sugarplums Die cuts Sugarplums This & That Stickers Sugarplums Sprinkle Shapes Chippers alpha/numbers Chunky Twine

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sugar Plum Collection: Warm Wishes Wall Decor by Jennifer

Hello Doodlebug fans! Jennifer here and today I have a project to share featuring the new Sugarplums collection. Christmas is definitely one of my favorite times of year and this collection is full of fun images of the season. Presents, cookies, ornaments and of course Santa Clause, just to name a few.
Originally, I had planned to have this project freestanding. Using the bottom section as the base, but opted to have it hang it instead, as I have more wall room than counter space.
Chipboard and foam core were used to create trees in the background and the "warm wishes"sign. The two sections were then connected using jump rings. The larger house was made out of raw chipboard, then chipboard windows and a door were added. Don't you just love the peppermint sprinkles and holly from the collection?
As you can see, I used lots of sprinkles on this project, along with die-cuts and stickers. Most of the patterned paper's used are from the 6x6 paper pad, as I needed the prints to be on the smaller side.
I'm really loving DB's new Chunky Twine and used it to outline the sign and embellish the roof of Santa's house.
Nothing says "Christmas" more than glitter and bells, so I added some clear glitter to some of the candy die-cuts and icicles.  Then I attached a wood snowflake and medium sized bell to the bottom of the sign.
Here are a few more photos.
Thanks for joining me today.  Happy crafting!  Jennifer
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