Friday, March 31, 2023


Hey crafty crew! Can you believe it's the end of March already! So lovely to see you today :-) How about we finish the month on an extra cute, quick and fun project? This is super adorable and can go with any theme you like. These mini file folders can be used for birthdays, as love notes, to do lists and even as a store gift card sleeve to pop into a standard size greeting card!

I've used a die however you can easily use a piece of cardstock and fold in half or grab a template online and use that instead! Another great idea is to use pre-made greeting or note cards and add a hand cut tab on the top. Here I've used one of my favourite patterned paper packs: 12 x 12" paper pack buffalo check woodgrain rainbow petite prints. I love the look of woodgrain paper, don't you?

I love to create by colour, especially with the Over the Rainbow collection as everything goes so easily with each other! How sweet are the garden gnomies and their woodland friends? One of the greatest things about Doodlebug Design are the colours and the base products they have. On these mini file folders I've used the mini brads + paperclips too along with the odds & ends ephemera pack, this & that cardstock stickers and the icons stickers!

These mini file folders have a ton of use; the ideas are endless! Mini greeting + gifts cards, scrapbooking accents, love notes, school lunch reminders...what will you be creating them for?

To close the mini file folders, I've used the mini paperclips to add that extra charm feature. I adore paperclips!

Thank you so much for popping by today for a visit and I can't wait to see what you create! Keep crafting y'all! Until next time; doodle-dee!


Over the Rainbow Collection
mini brads
mini paperclips
petite prints buffalo check and woodgrain


mini file folder die
foam dots

Thursday, March 30, 2023


Did you ever use a themed collection to create a project that had a different theme? Well, that's what I did for this layout. I used the new Over the Rainbow collection and created a summery layout. Even though the photo I documented was taken in spring, the beach always screams summer, right?

I started by making a mixed media background using watercolors. I primed my sheet of cardstock with white gesso to create a barrier between the color and the paper. That way, you're able to play with the color a lot longer and it'll not sink into the paper right away.

Then I started with some aqua watercolors that I used with a lot of water. I like to create a big splatter and then turn the page in different directions to let the color run over the paper.

I then use my heat gun to dry the layer (actually, you can use it to make the color go where you want and create fun waves) and start again, until I'm happy with the result. I did the same, using pink and gold.

When my page was dry and ready, I continued with a Doodlebug cut file. I used the Fairy Garden Lightning Bug Jar file and pieced it together with Doodlebug Textured Cardstock.

I love how cute this cut file looks... :) I matted my photo with two different patterned papers from the collection and the placed my two elements on the layout. I never really plan my mixed media background, so sometimes I need some time to see how to place my elements, so to not cover up too much of the color.

I adhered the cut file and photo and then went through the collection's embellishments to see what I could add.

I chose some clouds and a sun from the Odds & Ends pack. To fill the jar a bit more, I used heart stickers and I placed a teeny tiny doodle pop bird at the bottom of the page.  Talking of that, I wanted to create some kind of base for my jar. Since the photo I took was on the beach, I chose sand-colored textured cardstock from Doodlebug and created three layers of strips to make it look like the sand on the beach.

For the title, I used a Chit Chat word and some Sunshine alpha stickers. For some more finishing details, I used a pencil and drew lines and shadows on the jar and fireflies, drew some white dots "in" the jar and I splattered paint around the jar.

That's it! :) I think it turned out cute!  See you soon scrappy people.


Over the Rainbow Collection

Doodlebug Textured Cardstock
Sunshine Alpha Stickers
Fairy Garden Lightning Bug Jar Cut File


Gesso and watercolors

White pen

Wednesday, March 29, 2023


Spring continues, so it's the perfect time to create with the Over the Rainbow Collection!  Just seeing all the cuteness and bright colors, makes my day! Today I used it to decorate this cubed shaped acetate box.

I used the gnome Doodle Pop to decorate the top of my box.  I also love using the washi tape as a ribbon to seal my box!

I also added lots of mini jewels to give it more sparkle and shine!

Inside the box, I added plastic rainbows with chocolates inside ! They go together beautifully!

Thank you for coming to see my project!  See you soon!


Over the Rainbow Collection
Washi tape

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