Wednesday, May 27, 2015

DOILIES: You Are So Loved Layout by Piali

Hello Doodlebug Fans!!

Piali here...sharing a layout of our new fur baby...Twix!!
Did you all see the cute new Doodlebug mini doilies...they are fabulous!!
Today I used lovely Doodlebug doilies for my  layout.
I also trimmed little flowers from mini doilies.

Love the colorful Fancy frills for  Back-to-School collection,
worked perfectly with all the colorful doilies
I used stickers from various Doodlebug collections and
my favorite Doodlebug Sprinkles.

Hope you like this layout!
Thanks for stopping by..
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

GUEST DESIGNER: Doily Project with Courtney

Hello everyone in the doodlebug world! I have MISSED YOU!!! :) It's Courtney Lee from Court's Crafts back here for a guest post (THANKS DOODLEBUG!) using their awesome doilies! 

I wanted to get a LOT of doilies on this card and really make it the focal point. I grabbed one of every color in the rainbow and cut them in half (eek! Why is cutting them in half so hard to do!?!) Then I started layering them from outside in. I knew I wanted to "right justify" my focal point and I love this color purple. This card fits into a legal sized envelope. It's long and fantastic - perfect for a 3 year old's birthday party that I have coming up. Legal sized cards also allow you to put checks in without having to fold them and you can even use photo corners to hold them in place. Super cute.

I grabbed some happy birthday stickers (these are pre-done by doodlebug. You can check them out here. They make my life so. much. easier.) I also grabbed the icon stickers from the Springtime Line and went to work on my little scene. I added a lilac mini doily to the center of the other purple one to pull in the focus just a little bit more.

Lastly I put a fancy frill underneath and popped the base layer.

Thank you SO much for checking out my card today and don't forget to link up to the doily party here so you can win an obscene amount of doilies for yourself!

bugs used:
4188 springtime icon sticker
4189 springtime fancy frills
3128 multicolored happy birthday doodles
4604 lilac mini doilies
4451 cupcake doilies
4452 bubblegum doilies
4453 ladybug doilies
4454 tangerine doilies
4455 bumblebee doilies
4456 limeade doilies
4457 swimming pool doilies
4458 blue jean doilies
4459 lilac doilies

Monday, May 25, 2015

DOILIES: Ice Cream and Ruffles by Vicki Boutin

Hey there!  It's Vicki here with a little more Doily fun!  I am in love with the new Mini Doilies.  So many colors, so many possibilities!!!  And anything "mini" is especially sweet, right!?

How about a doily ice cream cone?  These little guys are perfect for "two scoops"!  I had this fun photo of my daughter eating her favourite treat and I immediately wanted to make a little paper piecing.


The addition of Sprinkles make for the perfect "sprinkles" on the cone and the sunglasses sticker adds a little "cool".  I added a stack of doilies (2-3 doilies) to make the "scoops" a little more substantial.


A fun way to add interest to a paper piecing is with tone on tone texture.  I just cut a few wonky strips and added them to the cone.


The title is made up of Skinny Stickers.  I love these!  They are the perfect height for title work and the thin width allows you to fit a lot of "word" in a tight space.


My fellow design team members have been creating so many fabulous projects with doilies and it seems Melinda and I were on a similar creative wave length.  I also added some layered the doilies.  It is a super fun and textural approach.  I created a little border using this application.  I think it gives the appearance of lace.


One more look.  These little guys are so pretty and versatile.  I hope you have been taking note of all of the ideas shared here on the blog and you get a chance to come up with a few of your own!!

Friday, May 22, 2015

DOILIES: Mini Doily Layout by Melinda Spinks


 (ˈdɔɪ li) 

n., pl. -lies.

1. any small, ornamental mat, esp. one of embroidery or lace used on or under a plate.
2. Archaic. a small, dainty napkin used under a cake.
Sometimes, doyley.

Doilies bring back so many childhood memories of my Nanna and her delicate china plates complete with lace doily and a beautiful spongecake covered in cream and fresh strawberries. However, the humble doily went out of fashion for quite some time and now it has made a welcome comeback. I wonder what my Nanna would have thought of all the gorgeous colours available in the Doodlebug collection?

I love these photos as they show just how silly my kids can be when they fool around in my craft room... fortunately (this time) there was very little mess and only a two stickers were claimed as casualties!

I had a wild plan to completely cover my layout in doilies but for the life of me I couldn't work out how I wanted to achieve the effect so it was a bit of trial and error. Eventually I decided on the layered approach.

Firstly I had to work up the courage to actually take a pair of scissors to my doilies and cut them in half.

Using a ruler as a guide to keep things straight I laid each row down starting from the bottom row and working my way up. I simply ran a line of double sided adhesive across the cardstock to adhere the doilies.

After staring at my page for quite some time I decided that I didn't like the look of the completely covered background so I cut a large circle from a second piece of card and adhered it over the top. I was really thrilled with the result and all that was left to do was decorate.

I hope you have been enjoying the past two weeks of doily inspired projects and hope you will come back next week for our final week of design team inspiration.

Don't forget to enter the Doodlebug give-away for your chance to win an amazing assortment of doilies in all colours and sizes!
You can find the details HERE!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

DOILIES: Paper Doily Poms on Inspired by Pinterest

Hi Doodlebug....

I love paper and I love doilies....but what I love even more is the Doodlebug Design doilies. I love all the colors and polka dots and the fact that they added the new MINI doilies to their already strong selection of regular size doilies. 

Today I am excited to sharing with you how to create paper pom poms using the colorful paper doilies from Doodlebug. Simply click over to the video tutorial at My Craft Channel to view this episode and learn how easy it is to create your own poms.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

DOILIES: Use for a Patriotic Bunting or Layout

Hello Doodlebugs!  It's Mendi here today and I am so excited to share with you my take on these adorable new mini doilies!
Up first I have a 4th of July garland inspired by patriotic buntings.  To create my banner I layered 1-1/2 inch circles punched from the American Pride patterned paper with a lily white mini doily and a full sized ladybug red doily.  Then to construct my banner I glued the three pieces together and folded them over a piece of twine and stitched in place along the top.  I then clipped twine bows in place between each bunting using alternating colors of red, white and blue clothespins.
To give my little doily buntings extra stability and make them less see-through I cut semi-circles from white cardstock on my Silhouette which I adhered to the back of each red doily. If you would like to make a 4th of July banner of your own I am sharing a free download for you HERE.
I was having so much fun with these sweet little doilies with so many ideas swirling in my head that it was hard to stop with just one project.  For my next project I thought it would be fun to create my own custom "patterned paper" using the mini doilies. To achieve a smooth seamless look I turned to my favorite 3M Spray Mount.  Like vellum, these doilies can be a bit transparent and delicate when fully separated from one another so I found this to be the perfect invisible adhesive.
I finished my layout with a variety of stickers from several different collections, completely letting the colors in my photos dictate my choices.  Two of my papers and the layered die-cut flower came from the recent Hello Sunshine collection, but I also managed to sneak in a border sticker from a past Halloween collection.  ;)
I hope I've inspired you to take a closer look at these fun new mini doilies!  I am in awe of all the cool ways they can be used.  :)

Monday, May 18, 2015

DOILIES: Bucket of Paper Flowers by Silvia

Hello, hello!!!
In Doodlebug we can find a complete collection of different colors of doilies,
you can use them in so many ways, I choose to use them for making doilies flowers.
I made an arrangement only with doilies, let me show you my project

I love to use the doilies, they are so colorful!!! Let me show you more pictures!!
I invite you to use the Doodlebug Mini Doilies, you will create so many things!!
Have fun creating!!
Thanks for stopping by
and remember I love to read your comments!
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