Friday, July 25, 2014

Chevron Washi Tape Tutorial by Melinda

Are you a hoarder of washi tape because it's just too pretty to use? It's Melinda with you today and I can lay testament to having a large stockpile of washi tape that I use sparingly because... well it's too good to waste. Hmmm, that kinda defeats the purpose of having it! So, today I'm going to throw caution to the wind and show you how to really have some fun with your tapes.

Now this week the focus has been on 'Chevron' which is certainly a pattern that has been popular for quite some time and doesn't look at though it's going to disappear any time soon. Thank goodness because it is one of my all time favorites... especially when combined with washi tape.

... yes I went crazy!

Now let me show you how I put this layout together... and if you find it almost impossible to use lots of washi tape then please look away now!

Firstly I cut a circle from cardstock and laid a strip of washi tape directly across the centre leaving an inch overhang on both sides.

I then positioned my circle onto my background cardstock and used the tape overhang to position in place.

Now for the fun stuff... continue placing strips of tape around the circle until it is completely covered in tape and looks absolutely fabulous for about three seconds before your eyes start to go funny!

I then very gently cut around the edge of my circle using a craft knife and then removed the centre piece. NOW PLEASE DON'T PANIC! All that excess washi tape does not have to go to waste. Firstly, you can still use it on other projects because it peels off easily without tearing. You could also grab out some punches and use it to punch out some cute flowers or even confetti.

Time to decorate your layout. I added a row of stitching in white just to fill the space around the circle that wasn't going to be taken up with the photo and title, it also helped to define the shape of the circle. I also used a scattering of sequins to extend the flow of the washi circle and soften the edges of the layout. My photo was mounted on a pink paper doilie and the heading was created using rub-ons. Lastly I made up a few flowers from the Mini Flower Kit to fill the space where the title didn't fill around the circle.

So, there you have it! A fun way to start getting the most out of your washi tape collection.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend wherever you are in the world and thank you for dropping in today - Melinda

Doodlebug Products Used:
Chevron Assortment 8mm wide Washi Tape
Candy Stripes Assortment 8mm wide Washi Tape
Sequins - Bumblebee, Beetleblack, Lilac, Limeade, Swimming Pool, Tangerine
Mini Flower Kit
Cupcake Doilies
Jack & Jill Alphabet Rubons - Limeade, Swimming Pool
Candy Shoppe Mini Rub-ons - Cupcake
Hip Hop Hooray Patterned Paper - Party Plaid
Sprinkles - Birthday Girl

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chevron Project Life Spread by Sharm

Have you seen the glitter-ful chevron cardstock? ever thought of how you can incorporate those pretty, bling filled cardstocks into your project life or storybook pages? Well, I love those cardstocks to bits cause they not only come in a myriad of lovely shades but also cause they are so versatile (I'll let you in on a little secret too, I hoard them. I swear I use every single inch of these pretty things..right to the littlest bit.)

I love using these cardstocks to create my own embellishments..and with storybook / project life pages, these are really awesome to use..So without further's my storybook page..

Some of the uses of the glitter cardstock for my page are as follows:
1) To create my own embellishments from die cuts (the onesie, giraffe, flowers)
2) Background of the cards
* For those of you who don't own a die cut machine, you can use shape punches (but make sure your punches can support the thickness of the cardstock)

Here are some closeups

 Page in full

The chevron cardstock was used in these two cards for the giraffe, label and background as well as for the flowers

The onesie, flowers & bow were die cut

and lastly, for this card, the chevron cardstock was used for the flowers and leaves

Materials Used:

Hope you've found some new ways to use the cardstock from my little sharing here!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Chevron Card Creations by Mendi

It's Mendi here today and I'm super excited to be sharing some cards today that came out of recent play date I had with Doodlebug's new chevron sugar coated cardstock! Up first I have a tone-on-tone silver and lily white wedding card.  I love how Doodlebug products can be elegant as well as cute.  For this card I cut my chevron cardstock into arrow like strips and then lined them up so the chevron carried across the card.  I added a little sprinkles vellum, a Congrats sticker and a Wedding Cake Doodle Pop and this card was done.  Super easy!
Up next I have a card cutting the chevron the other direction.  This might look intimidating, but it was actually quite simple.  I didn't want to to mess with lining up my cuts on both sides so I only cut one edge from each color and left a little extra with a straight edge to go under the row below it.  And my secret to cutting the chevron edge quickly?  I used my trimmer to cut close to the peek of the chevron stripe (careful not to clip off the tip) and then took my scissors and cut all the marks to the left and then again to the right until all the little triangle V's were removed.
Up last is another quick card I created with my leftovers.  I had cut 12" long strips from the chevron cardstock and thought while I had everything out I might as well put them to good use.  ;)
This chevron sugar coated cardstock is even more fun than I realized and I'm so glad I had some time to play with it and give it the full attention it deserves. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

3-D Candy Boxes Featuring Chevron Sugar Coated Cardstock

 Hi Doodlebug Friends!  It's Wendy Sue here with you today, sharing another fun project featuring our chevron sugar coated cardstock!

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out these fun candy-shaped boxes.  Cutting the sugar coated cardstock with my Cameo was easy - I simply used the same settings I use to cut regular cardstock.  I also used an extra sticky cutting mat - just to make sure the cardstock didn't move while it was being cut. 

After I cut each of the boxes, I folded them up (according to the assembly instructions) and secured the ends with hot glue.

After the boxes were assembled, I added twine to each side to secure the "wrapped" style of the box sides.

Embellishing the boxes was quick an easy with the sugar shoppe pixies, sugar shoppe mini tags, and doodle twine!

These boxes are the perfect size for filling with treats, money, gift cards, or any other small gifts!

Creating unique gift boxes with the sugar coated cardstock is a fun way to add personality to your gifts!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Chevrons...Use a Little or A Lot Layout Inspiration

Your Sparkle Layout
by Kathy Skou

Hi Everyone, it's Kathy today with a layout featuring Doodlebug's Chevron Sugar Coated Cardstock.  I love glitter, so this cardstock is right up my alley!!!  Here's what I created:
 This quote has always been a favorite, and worked perfectly with the sparkle factor in the Chevron Sugar Coated Cardstock ... and this silly selfie of my daughter.  I used a number of thin dies and my Big Shot to cut hearts from the cardstock.  I love how the colors coordinate perfectly with the Sugar Shoppe papers!

For my title, I couldn't resist mixing and matching Doodlebug Alphas and I HAD to use the Bubblegum Shin-Dig Sugar Coated Alphas

To complete my layout, I added some Doodlebug Sequins and stitched with some silver thread for a little more bling!  That's it for me today.  Be sure to keep checking back here to see more inspiration from the Doodlebug Design team!  Thanks for stopping by.

Little Girl Big Personality
by Jodi Wilton 

Hi Everyone!  Jodi here today to share with you a fun layout that I did of my daughter, Taylor! I love using as much color as I can on my layouts, so I decided on some rainbow stripes using the Chevron Sugar Coated Cardstock.


I used Beacons 3 in 1 glue to make sure the sugar coated paper stuck really well. The length of each strip is 1 3/4 X 11 1/2.

Next up I added 10 photos all sized at 3 X 2 and arranged them on top of the layout as shown below. I added the title using a variety of alpha stickers to add interest and added the rainbow doodle-pop in the middle!

I finally grabbed a bunch of embellishments to see what wound work on the layout, and decided to try my best to do tone-on-tone.  Here is the result:

I used a lot of doodle-pops and mini doodle-pops on the layout.  I layered the monster doodle-pop with the mini popsicle doodlepop... I think this is just so cute!!!

I also loved the little monster from the Hip-Hip Hooray collection and added that with the cloud from the Springtime Icon Sticker Sheet

I also layered a lot on the layout with a variety of jewels on top of stickers:

I hope you enjoyed the layout today and that the sun is shining wherever you are!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Cutting Doodlebug's Sugar Coated Cardstock with the Silhouette Cameo

 Hello Doodlebug fans! I am here today to give you a quick tutorial on how to cut Doodlebug's amazing Sugar Coated cardstock with the Silhouette Cameo. If you don't already know - I LOVE using my Silhouette Cameo to make all sorts of projects so it is always really important to me that the paper I use is compatible and easy to use with my Cameo machine - and let me tell you - Doodlebug's Sugar Coated cardstock cuts BEAUTIFULLY!  I decided to make a few of these fun purse themed projects and to give you a couple of tips on just how easy it is to use the Sugar Coated cardstock with your machine - so here we go!


First off - pick the shapes you want to use - I used the following shapes to make my projects-

Now here's a sneaky little tip - While I love using my Silhouette mat to cut normal papers - I like to use my heavier Cricut mat when I cut heavier papers such as the Sugar Coated cardstock - it loads just fine into the Cameo :) I like to use a fairly new sticky mat so there will be no shifting going on.

Now - Go to your Silhouette cut settings and find the one that says glitter cardstock. Also make sure that you have the speed set super low - I use a 2 or 3 and that the Double Cut box is checked.

 Now adjust your blade to 8 - this is the setting I have always used and it cuts great without cutting through my Cricut mat (can't say the same for my poor Silhouette mat - lol! )

Now go ahead and make your cut - and before I take my shape off the mat, I always lift one corner off of the sides of my paper up just to make sure that it cut all the way through.
 So those are my few handy tips on cutting this fun paper - here's a few close ups of my projects - The Sugar Coated cardstock folds and layers beautifully and was so fun to work with! Hopefully with my tips you will find some fun shapes on the Silhouette to use with this cute glittered paper!

Thank you for stopping by - have fun!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Chevron Layout Inspiration by Shellye & Candace

What is better then chevron paper designs? Chevron paper designs with GLITTER on them!! We hope you find inspiration to create with Doodlebug's Sugar Coated Chevron Cardstock.

Swims Like a Fish Layout
by Shellye McDaniel
Hello there!  Shellye here to share a layout created with the amazing Chevron Sugar Coated Cardstock.

As you can see, I started out with the Swimming Pool and Bubblegum shades.  I cut the Bubblegum sheet into triangled pieces (there will be a total of four) and then layered two of the pieces on top of the Swimming Pool paper and machine stitched in place.

 Next, I cut a mat to measure 7.75" X 7.75" from Lily White cardstock and then topped it with a 7.5" X 7.5" square of diagonal striped paper from the Sugar Shoppe Collection.  I wanted to highlight the darker pink stripes found in the paper, so I cut strips from the leftover Bubblegum Chevron and glued them in place.  Before adding to the layout, I machine stitched the two pieces of paper together around the edge.

For the title I took to my electronic die-cutting machine.  I used Halo Handletter font and cut from Lily White Cardstock with a shadow of Pistachio Cardstock.

I embellished with piece of a doily and various cardstock stickers and Doodle Pop.

I love the illusion made by adding the square mat to the center of the triangular design; it's made even more eye-catching with the use of the Sugar Coated Chevron!

Thank you for joining us today at Doodlebug Design!

Birthday Girl Layout
by Candace Zentner

Hey crafty friends!! Candace from Scrappin' 2 Little Princesses here today sharing a layout using Doodlebug's awesome chevron sugared cardstock. This cardstock is AMAZING!! Since it comes in all the great Doodlebug colors you can find a chevron to match any project you are working on! I am so in love with the Sugar Shoppe collection that I just had to use it along with matching chevron cardstock. 

I am so in love with the pattern, texture and sparkle of this paper! I wanted to keep my layout very simple since the chevron is so great on its own. 

So YUMMY, right?! It is the most beautiful, glittery paper I have ever seen (told you I was in love!). 

I used some foam stickers on the back of my 'Birthday' stickers to make them stand out. I love how the grey title looked over the aqua chevron. 

I made a fun cluster of elements in the corner in my layout using foam stickers of various thicknesses to create a lot of dimension and interest. Here is a side view, making the dimension easier to see:

I love that this cardstock can be incorporated into every single project! Make sure you take a peek at all the great colors it comes in. 
Enjoy all the inspiration and great ideas the Doodlebug ladies have for you using this yummy cardstock! 
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