Tuesday, August 11, 2020


Hey friends! I can't wait to share my latest bear-shaped mini album using the adorable Special Delivery collection. This baby scrapbook is filled with the cutest papers and embellishments. Take a look!
For the cover I used my Silhouette machine, a Doodlebug cutting file HERE and paper from the Petite Print paper pack to create the bear's face. For the oval shape around his nose, I used a 2" oval punch and an opaque white Signo Uni-Ball pen for the “stitching". I added enamel dots for his eyes and a heart punch for that sweet nose. And for those precious pink cheeks, I used a 3/4" circle punch and cupcake petite prints paper. Love those pink cheeks! 
The sweet Doodle-pop had to be the star on this page but I added a fun shape behind him using the cutest paper and a Marvey Uchida 3.5” scallop circle punch. Then of course I had to add a little heart shaped sprinkle too! Sprinkles are my favorite!
I used that same scallop circle punch throughout the album & I think it's perfect to highlight your photos and the adorable odds and ends this collection has. I mean, who doesn't have a picture of their little one with food on there face? Lol!
This bear paper had me laughing at it's cuteness the minute I saw it. Something about that little bear image repeated so many times on one sheet of paper just made me happy! I added a few boutique buttons and a Doodle-pop for dimension and I think a little photo would be precious on this page!
I added lots of fun little sayings from the chit chat like this "Hello Little One" and die cut pieces from the odds and ends. Love that little pacifier face!

This Special Delivery collection is awesome but if you want to make a more feminine album, you can always use the Bundle of Joy collection. It's so pretty.

I hope this mini album inspires you to create a keepsake for your own to save your wonderful baby photos. Happy scrappin'!

Monday, August 10, 2020


There's nothing quite as cute as a baby smile... well maybe their toes, or their little chubby arms... their little noses, dimpled hands and belly laughs... don't forget the belly laughs!  As you can tell I'm quite a fan!  I am definitely the one who "hogs" the baby at family events.  So needless to say, the new Bundle of Joy Collection is a new favorite!  I made a fun "Baby's First Year" album using all the cute papers and icons... take a peek...

I started with this Circular Pop Up Card File from Lori Whitlock.  I added six sections, one for every 2 months.  On each section instead of just gluing the background paper, I sewed around the sides and bottom to form a pocket.  In each pocket I added a tag where you can record the new baby's weight and length each month of the first year.  On top of the pocket, you can add a photo.  Here are the inside pages.  The Chit Chat month pieces were perfect!

It was so fun picking the different Odds & Ends to decorate the months!  The album is held open with a mini clip, but it also folds "flat".

This would make such a great gift for a new mom to be or even a Mimi to be!  Have you used the new Bundle of Joy in any of your projects?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram.  We love to see your creations.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Doodlebug Products Used:
Bundle of Joy Collection
Tiny Clips

Other Products Used:
Tiny Attacher Stapler

Thursday, August 6, 2020


Do you struggle with what to do with left over paper strips? Today I want to share how you can take a basic shape and add some interest and texture to it using those paper strips!  
I am using the new; Special Delivery collection from Doodlebug Design. I started out with a plain heart that I cut using my Silhouette Cameo. You could also draw your own heart and cut it out. Once my heart was cut I took strips of 12x12 pattern paper from the collection and distressed all the edges to add some texture. I covered the plain cardstock heart with some adhesive and then added my paper strips at a diagonal.  
I trimmed off all the over hang pieces and love how it turned out! I added lots of foam adhesive to the back of the heart and placed it on a trimmed down piece of white textured cardstock. I picked out the Special Delivery Nighty Night 12x12 paper to mat my trimmed down white cardstock. Since my paper strips are at a diagonal I thought it would be fun to keep the embellishments and photo on the same line. The doodle pops in this new collection are adorable and I just had to use the Special Delivery one on this layout! The stork and baby are just the cutest and fit perfect to the right of my photo!
I used some large words from the Special Delivery chit chat pack for my title and I think it fits perfectly on this heart! I popped the words up on some foam adhesive to add some more dimension. My photo is printed out in black and white and is of baby Eli James when he came home from the hospital. His big brother Gavin and big sister Alyssa were loving on him. Such a sweet photo of these three! I added a banner from the chit chat pieces along the bottom of the photo and placed a few die cuts and stickers around the heart!
Save your paper strips and give this technique a try! I think it would work well on a large circle and even a large star! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my layout today and I hope you all have a wonderful day.

 Doodlebug Design Products Used:
  Special Delivery Collection
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