Tuesday, June 11, 2024


One of the things that I love about Doodlebug collections is how versatile they really are. While the theme of a collection is always really clear and strong, there are also lots of ways to use bits and pieces for something a little different!


So for today's project, I decided to play around with that idea with the new Hometown USA collection. With Father's Day coming up here in Canada and the US, the masculine colours from this collection seemed like they could be a good fit! And I had so much fun creating those, I threw in a masculine themed birthday card for good measure!


One of my favourite parts of this new collection are the silver metallic accents. These little die cuts from the Odds and Ends pack are so cute on their own - but add a metallic accent on the legs of the BBQ, the utensils and even on the pop bottle and the card really has a little something special!


And can I just say that the cola theme in this collection is delightful! I think that this card, with the classic vending machine and cooler die cuts, is my favourite of the three. I feel like it is a classic image that could work on Father's Day or birthday cards!


While I think they still have a classic American feel to them, I also think they they really work in this context too! So grab your favourite collection and see what you can do to create a set of cards that is a little bit unexpected! They might become some of your favourite creations ever. Thanks for stopping by! Hugs,



Hometown USA collection
12x12 textured cardstock

Printed sentiments
White cardstock

Monday, June 10, 2024


Hey friends! Brianna Lepper here and I have another layout using the super adorable Hometown USA collection. We are missing our pool back in Louisiana right about now so I thought it would be fun to document some photos of me and pups celebrating July 4th by playing in the pool most of the day. Hopefully we will be back in it one day. This collection is perfect for your summer photos!! Here's my layout:

To start, I took two of the Red, White & Blue 12x12 patterned papers and set aside one (star side) for my base. I then took the other paper and trimmed out a 3x12 strip of the diagonal side. I also pulled out the Land Of The Free 12x12 paper and trimmed out a 2x12 strip of the red heart side. I then layered the two strips together and adhered it to the left side of the star paper. Those patterns go so well together.

Next, I pulled out the three tags from the Bits & Pieces pack and decided to make a shaker in one of them. I pulled out a square paper punch from my stash and punched it right in the center of the blue tag. I then adhered a piece of acetate to the back of the tag, adhered some foam tape around the square and poured in the Land That I Love Shakers. This mix is ADORABLE!! I sealed my shaker using a piece of vellum and attached the Blue Jeans twine to all three tags. I popped them all up on foam tape and adhered them along the side of the patterned papers.

Next, I matted my photos using the 6x6 Paper Pad and adhered my three photos to the tags. Look at my sweet Luna girl. She's smiling in this photo!

I used a phrase from the Chit Chat pack for my title and popped it up on foam tape. It needed a little more embellishing around it so I added a few more pieces from that pack and then also added in that sweet little girl and animals from the Odds & Ends pack. It was a perfect addition on top of that cute title. I love how it pops!

I embellished around the tags using more Odds & Ends, Icons Stickers as well as some of the Puffy Icons Stickers.

Here's one last look at this fun page:

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope that I've inspired you in some way! I'll see you in my next post friends!



Hometown USA Collection
Blue Jean Doodle Twine

Saturday, June 8, 2024


What do you do when you don't live in the US or celebrate 4th of July but have the gorgeous Hometown USA collection to create with? You improvise and find something else to document instead!  As it turns out, my Dad's favourite football team here in Australia have the colours of red, white and blue so the Hometown USA collection was perfect to document a photo of him and I at one of their games recently!

To begin, I chose my photo and then chose elements from all of the die-cut and sticker packs that would suit the theme of my layout. I then chose a free cut file from Paper Issues and cut it out from white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo machine.

I chose the various papers from the 6' x 6' paper pad and backed the diagonal 'burst' spaces with the papers using regular adhesive. I trimmed the white cardstock so that I could back the page onto red cardstock. I used craft foam to back the white cardstock against the red so that the layout looked to have some depth. To back the stars, I chose more papers from the 6' x 6' paper pad however this time I simply adhered them to the red cardstock making sure that the star would be filled.

Below is an example of how the stars look. They have more depth as there is a shadow created from the craft foam and dimension that this creates.

I used the silver Alphabet Soup puffy stickers to add the name of the football team and embellished my layout with Chit Chat die-cuts, Bits and Pieces die-cuts, Odds and Ends and This and That stickers. I absolutely love the acetate firework die-cuts! Lastly I stamped the date stamp of when the photo was taken and my layout was finished. I love how my layout turned out and remember even if you don't celebrate a specific holiday, you can always make a collection work with a different theme!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Hometown USA collection
Hometown USA textured cardstock pack
Alphabet Soup Puffy stickers - Silver
Lily White Doodle Twine


Silhouette Cameo machine
Black Ink
Date stamp
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