Friday, September 19, 2014

Happy Camper: Backyard Campout Layout

Hello Doodle Peeps!  It's Mendi here today and I'm thrilled to be sharing a layout using one of the cutest collections ever:  Happy Camper!
There are so many darling images in this collection from the retro camper to the cute little fish and critters!  To ground all these ultra cute images, I created a scene within a die-cut circle which I matted with a new Bon Bon Doily.
For my title I paired some Loopy Lou stickers with the new Chipper Stickers.  I love how the two font compliment each other!
To help tie everything together visually, I finished off each of my four background strips with a matching cardstock paper frill and some washi tape.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Happy Camper: Paper Bag Mini Album by Sharm

How many of you happy campers love to collect little keepsake from your vacations? whether it is twigs, leaves, little notes etc, we all like to keep hold of a little something from our trips. One thrifty way to store these are by transforming the boring lunch bags into mini memorabilia books!

The pockets make it wonderful to store things and just by adding a little bit of patterned papers and tags on the page, the boring kraft color is immediately transformed into something cute! Here's my project using the Happy Camper Collection.

Some close ups


Materials Used:
Lunch bags
Item:4475 happy camper icon sticker
Item:4477 happy camper this & that sticker
Item:4488 babbling brook double-sided cardstock
Item:4485 park pennants double-sided cardstock 
Item:4484 campground double-sided cardstockItem:4483 chowtime double-sided cardstock Item:4436 fall mini clothespinsItem:4445 swimming pool mini clothespins

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Happy Camper: Lego & Paper Play Set

Happy fall!  Amanda here today with a fun craft to make for your kiddos.  Inspired by the detailed scenes in the Happy Camper collection, I created a camping play set that will keep your kids entertained for hours! 

My kids, ages 8 and 10, girl and boy, are crazy for LEGOs.  They are always coming up with some new way to create with their LEGOs so I made a little play set for them to take on their LEGO camping adventures.  All of the pieces are moveable allowing the kids to rearrange the scene as they play. 

As I was looking over the Happy Camper collection (again), I remembered this little tent cut file I found a while back.  This little tent is what got the whole idea of a play set rolling as I knew they would be perfect for LEGOs.  

A little deer takes cover between the trees.  To make the trees, I folded four triangles down the center and adhered the pieces together.  

Happy bear.  Happy moose.  And glitter topped mountains.  So Doodlebuggy.  

I lengthened the tent opening on the tent cut file just a bit so the LEGO minifigs could take a nap.  

All of the pieces are unattached to the base and can be moved around during creative play.  

The free-standing paper pieces and stickers are propped up with little paper supports.  I folded strips of scrap cardstock to fit the pieces and adhered them to the back.  

And just in case you didn't see it already, look at that little camper!  If I had a camper in real life I would want it to look just like that.  

Happy camping! 

Supplies: Happy Camper collection, Forest Friends collection

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Happy Camper: Go Fish & Happy Camper Layouts by Kathy

Hi Everyone, it's Kathy today with a couple of fun layouts using the new Happy Camper collection.  I truly am not a camper, but in my younger years, we camped as a family all the time!  I remember many a trip to Maine or Canada!  We still have a lot of those pictures, many of which have us wearing trash bags (since it was sure to rain, and we always forgot rain gear!) but I did find some fun pictures to scrap!  First off is my Go Fish Layout. 

This is me!! My grandmother lived on a pond and I used to love to take my Pocket Fisherman down to the water to catch some of the little fish!

Happy Camper has some AWESOME Icon made it easy to create little "scenes."
I also fell in love with the Fishies Doodlepops....and had to use them!!!  I made them "swim" on the Babbling Brook Double Sided Cardstock, and gave them some "bubbles" using the sparkly Fall Sprinkles!
I was inspired by my fishing scene to create another "scenic" layout.  We often camped with the same family...and one of our favorite places was Bunganut Lake in Alfred, ME.  We always made a point of getting some fabulous Maine lobsters for dinner!  Here I am enjoying the lobsters, and later some S'mores!

Again, I used the Icon Stickers and some Doodlepops to create small scenes. Now for a freebie!!  I created a Silhouette file for the grid and "torn boxes" in my layout and I'd love to share it with you.  You can download the file here. I hope you enjoy it!!  That's it for me today.  Make sure to keep stopping by to check out all of the Happy Camper inspiration from the team!  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy Camper Collection Launch Party + Giveaway

Strike up the fire and setup the s’mores – we’re gettin’ ready for a campout with our newest collection, Happy Camper! An outdoor assortment of nature-inspired designs...complete with cute lil’ critters, silly salmon, and all the campground cheer you can handle. In bold harvest colors, this evergreen assortment is the perfect dash of nature-n-style your crafts have been looking for. So lace
up your hiking boots, and grab some more trail mix – we’re “glamping” this season in true Doodlebug fashion!

Layout by Lori Allred

So for the next two weeks we'll be featuring this collection and you can win!! Check out these fun products and scroll to the end of the post to see how you can enter to win the new Happy Camper Collection products!    


Happy Camper Collection Giveaway
We are giving away some amazing boxes filled with an assortment of our new Happy Camper Collection SIX lucky winners. We are going to be looking throughout the next couple of weeks as we feature this new collection. You can continue to support us each day and complete any or all of the following. The more you enter the more chances you have to win!!
1. Pin the images from each day's posts that you love to Pinterest and leave a comment when you do. The more you pin the more chances you have of being picked.

2. Go to the Doodlebug Facebook page and share each day's posts with your friends. Simply click SHARE under the image and then leave a comment under any blog post that you did this.

3. Follow Doodlebug on Instagram (@Doodlebugdesign) and leave a comment that you are following us!!

You will have until Friday, Sept 26th at midnight MST to enter. We'll post the winner on Sunday, 9/28. Good luck!!  
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