Sunday, May 26, 2019

8x8 STORYBOOK ALBUM PAGES | with Traci

You may remember that I recently shared my 8x8 Storybook album with you (previous post here).  It's an album I'm working on for my granddaughter and I've completed a few more pages so I thought you might like to take another peek!
For these pages, I used another Doodlebug favorite, Down on the Farm.  This line worked perfectly for our family photo shoot even though we weren't at a farm.  

This 8x8 album is a great size for putting the focus on the photos.  The photos in the pictures above are 4x6.  
Most of these photos on these pages are 3x4 and I love how the Storybook Album highlights them.  
My granddaughter had a little stuffed pig that she brought to the park for the photos ... perfect piggy inspiration for these pages ;)!

Hope you all have a wonderful, crafty week!  See you next time!


Doodlebug Supplies Used:
8x8 Lily White Storybook Album
Down on the Farm 12x12 Collection Kit
Down on the Farm Odds & Ends
Down on the Farm This & That Sticker
Bon bon and Cupcake Sprinkles

Saturday, May 25, 2019

FRENCH KISS SHAKER BOOK MARKS | with Nathalie

I love the French Kiss collection and I have been wanting to dust off my fusing tool to make shaker bookmarks for a while so I recently spent a short afternoon making these. I think they turned out so cute now I'm hooked, I want to make more!
They measure 6.5x2 inches and are decorated both on the inside and outside of the plastic sleeve.
I had the idea of pairing some die-cuts with book related quotes. I typed the quotes on white cardstock using my manual typewriter (but you can also use a computer) and I glued them on the patterned paper.
After making individual pockets with my fusing tool and an old page protector, I added a mix of Sprinkles, sequins and glitter inside along with the patterned paper. I then adhered the selected diecuts on top of each pocket.
I then machine cut small hole reinforcers from matching papers using a die from the Pill Better metal die set and attached tassels created with various Doodlebug twines.

They make fun gifts for book lovers but once you're done you might want to keep them for yourself... I'm not speaking from experience of course! ;)
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Doodlebug Supplies Used:
6247: french kiss odds & ends
6248: french kiss chit chat 
6288: les fleurs double-sided cardstock
6293: navy dot double-sided cardstock
6296: french kiss double-sided cardstock
6338: pill better doodle cuts
4268: sequins assortment pack
2049: Chunky Sugar Coating Glitter Assortment 
4014: bon bon sprinkles
3508: swimming pool jewels
3677: doodle twine - red white & blue
2987: Doodle Twine - Bubblegum
2990: Doodle Twine - Limeade 
4598: ladybug mini doilies

Friday, May 24, 2019

VIKING PARTY CENTREPIECE | with Jennifer

Hello Doodlebug friends. Today I'm sharing a project that was a lot of fun to create. It features a mixture of Petite Prints, the Dragon Tails collection, a Doodle Cut, and even a little stamping.
This party centerpiece was made using Doodlebug's Viking cutting file, some foam board, and chipboard.  Below you can see how he was put together.
  1. Using the Viking cutting file, a chipboard pattern was cut using my Silhouette. The pattern pieces were glued onto some foam board and then cut out by hand. The body and head were then covered with patterned paper and cardstock. Some handstitched detail was added to the mustache and beard. After gluing the pieces together, I covered the sides and back of the Viking with cardstock and patterned paper.
  2. A boot pattern was drawn out onto some thin chipboard, they were then glued to 1" thick foam board and cut out.
  3. After covering the boots with some patterned paper, some twine/ribbon was wrapped around the ankle section of the boot. 1/2" dowels were used for the Viking's legs.
  4. For the title, I used one of the planets from the "Far Out" stamp set to make the wood disc shape in the center of each piece. Each disc was then embellished with die-cuts, alpha stickers, and sprinkles. Thin wire was used to hold all the pieces together. The title was then hot glued onto the front of the boots.
For the faux leather detail, the band-aid die from the "Pill Better" set worked perfectly.
For the shield, I used the same stamp as before. I stamped around the outer edges and in the center with some dark brown ink.
Here's a better look at the title and stamped details. The piece will stand without a base, but I decided to add a oval wood one, just to make it more stable. Thanks so much for joining me today. Happy crafting everyone! :)
Doodlebug Supplies Used:
Dragon Tails - Viking Cutting File
Dragon Tails - Odds and Ends 
Dragon Tails - Matte Sprinkles
Petite Prints Gingham-Linen (Beetle Black, Grass Hopper Green and Stone Grey)
Petite Prints Dot-Stripe (Stone Grey Grass Hopper Green)
6x6 Paper Pad - Dot-Stripe Rainbow Petite
12x12 Textured Cardstock - Bumblebee Yellow, Sunshine Yellow, Almond, Swimming Pool, and Cinnamon.
Sprinkles - Beetle Black
Doodle Cuts - Pill Better
Doodle Stamps - Far Out 
Abigail CS Stickers - Swimming Pool, Tangerine, and Limeade.
Other Supplies:
foam board, chipboard, metal buckle, oval wood base, black ribbon, foam dots, faux leather, embroidery floss, wire.
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