Saturday, June 24, 2017

Yankee Doodle Collection: 4th of July Star Frame by Courtney Lee

So I have this frame and I change out the contents for the seasons and I just love it. I picked it up for like $1 at an Aaron Brothers on their ultimate reject sale table and I loved it! It sits on my entry table all year round.  :) Court from Court's Crafts here with this cute 4th of July home decor piece!

I really wanted to pack as many of these cute embellishments onto this star as possible. The mini icons made that so fun!

I started with the big pieces and then filled it in as I went. You can see the acrylic pieces from the awesome odds and ends and some of the awesome foiling details in this photo. :)

The shape sprinkles are always amazing. I put quite a few of those stars and hearts on here. I love how even the firework (top left) has a little foiled burst of flame at the back. Doodlebug's attention to detail is second to none.

Of course by now you should know how obsessed with cute clips I am. These bicycles with the baskets on the front - LOVE!!!!! So I just had to get one of those in my display as well.

Lastly, the star vellum was just too scrumptious to pass up so I made it the background. Did you see the awesome matte sprinkles scattered about? And the tiny dots are from the patriotic posies shape sprinkles. I used almost all of those little ones on this project.

Here it is again! I hope you make something cute for our nation's Independence Day!!!! 

materials used:
doodlebug: yankee doodle: odds and ends (5597)
doodlebug: yankee doodle: mini icons (5709)
doodlebug: yankee doodle: cute clips (5592)
doodlebug: yankee doodle: mini doodle-pops (5576)
doodlebug: yankee doodle: red, white, and blue matte sprinkles (5543)
doodlebug: yankee doodle: red, white, and blue star sprinkles (4293)
doodlebug: yankee doodle: shape sprinkles: patriotic posies (5548)
doodlebug: yankee doodle: red, white, and blue jewels assortment (3670)
doodlebug: sprinkles: ladybug hearts assortment (4294)
doodlebug: yankee doodle: sprinkles shapes vellum: red white and blue stars (4714)

Friday, June 23, 2017

Yankee Doodle Collection: Independence Day in Chile by Caroli Schulz

Hello! Caroli here and today I want to show you these two layouts I made using awesome Yankee Doodle collection.

I must say I'm glad that patriotic color of USA are the same as the colors of my country, Chile. This way, I can use this patriotic collection to scrap my own patriotic memories as well, how cool is that?!  

I love that this collection included flowers, in addition to traditional patriotic icons such as stars. Our independence day down here occurs during spring, so the flowers come very handy.

The first layout I made features my little girl when she was just 2 years old, she's wearing a traditional Chilean outfit called "huasita", thus the title. My mom sew her the dress and she was so proud and looked so cute too! Here's the layout:

I machine-stitched the title and left some thread loose just to add a funnier touch, it's messy but in a controlled way, haha!

Love all the silver metallic details on the paper and embellies, it really looks gorgeous in real life, pics dont really catch the effect properly. Love the clear acetate embellies on the Odds&Emds package as well, a bit of transparency will be always a great idea!

My second layout also features my little girl, but this time eating one traditional food called "anticucho", which basically are meat brochettes. She was so excited of eating them for the first time so it was a great memory to scrap. Here is my layout:

I love all patterns in this collection, I used the 6x6 inches pad for filling the letters I used as title, tiny patterns are so cute!

Love all the sprinkles Doodlebug makes and the ones of  this collection are so cute, don't you just love the super tiny dots?

Something I love about sprinkles is that you can use them on teh "i" of a title, and they are matte!

I hope you liked these layouts and get some inspiration to scrap your patriotic memories as well. Have a lovely day! 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Yankee Doodle Collection: Happy 150 Canada by Karen Hanson

Hi everyone! It's Karen from ScrappyCanuck Studios, and today I am celebrating with Doodlebug! Why? Well, Canada happens to be celebrating it's 150th birthday this July 1st, so this born and raised Canadian grabbed some paper and got crafty. Because let's face it, 150 is a big deal and I am always looking for a good excuse to craft! Who is with me?!
Now besides the fact that Canada is having a big birthday, I am also celebrating with Doodlebug because of the release of this cute new collection called Yankee Doodle. Now this collection is full of all sorts of red, white and blue fun, but don't be afraid to isolate a colour or two like I did for these 3D numbers that I plan on using for a centerpiece on the picnic table. And while this collection truly is perfect for the 4th of July or a trip to/around the States, it is also perfect for layouts or projects about picnics or other summer adventures!
In fact, up here in Calgary, we also celebrate a pretty famous rodeo/fair called the Calgary Stampede during the second week of July so I decided to add a bit of Stampede fun onto my 3D letters. Now I get to keep this cute piece up right through to the middle of July (although I might just switch out the party hat for a cowboy hat)! This cute horse is from the Odds and Ends pack in this collection and is probably my favourite piece in the whole collection... ...although these hearts and stars (especially the vellum) are a close second! And if the Odds and Ends don't give you enough to love... about the Patriotic Posie Shape Sprinkles that layer perfectly on a flower shaped
die cut?!
And while you are playing around mixing and matching different types of products, don't forget to dip into your twine stash to add even more texture to your project! The red and white Ladybug Doodle twine is a perfect fit!
You know, the flexibility and versatility of Doodlebug collections really is one of the things that I love the most about them! Mix and match across product types and even collections, and even isolate themes within themes! Which has me am I going to use Yankee Doodle next? Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Karen
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