Thursday, September 27, 2012

Christmas Card Inspiration

Holiday Cards 
I love the new North Pole collection!  The color palate is darling and the prints and characters are to die for!  I had fun mixing and matching the frames and inserts from the North Pole Frames Cardstock Stickers and embellishing with the new jewels and mini pearls and Mini-Pops stickers! 

Supply List: Create-A-Card Slim Sunburst Card-Ladybug, Create-A-Card A2 Stripe Card-Limeade, Create-A-Card Slim Sunburst Card-Limeade, Christmas Assortment Jewels, Christmas Assortment Mini Pearls, Christmas Doodle Twine, North Pole Frames Cardstock Stickers, North Pole 6x6 Paper Pad, Boutique Buttons-Ladybug, Boutique Buttons-Limeade, In A Flurry Double Sided Cardstock, North Pole Cute Cuts, Flurry Pops Mini-Pops Stickers

Merry Card
by Jing-Jing Nickel
Supply List: Create-a-card: square baroque assortment; doodles cardstock stickers: merry christmas lily white; doodle twine: christmas; mini doodle-pops: snow buddies; north pole: in a flurry, santa'sscarf, playful pine
Snowman Card
by Jing-Jing Nickel

Supply List: Create-a-card: slim filagree assortment; north pole: frames cardstock stickers, christmas cheer, festive frames, in a flurry; mini pearls: baby boy assortment 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Christmas Cards & Ornaments

This week we challenged some of our design team members to share their ideas for Christmas cards or Christmas ornaments featuring the new North Pole Collection. Today Wendy and Ro share their creative ideas! 

Merry Christmas Card
by Ro Philippsen

Christmas Loopy Ornament
by Wendy Sue Anderson

I sure do love the bright colors in the North Pole collection and I couldn't wait to try out of a few of the ornament ideas I have been gathering on Pinterest.  This was the very first one I tried and it was so easy - I think I'll be making a bunch more to decorate our kid's tree with this year!  

Supply List: 
north pole cute cuts; north pole holly days; north pole holiday lane; north pole frames stickers; north pole mini jewels (limeade and ladybug); doodle twine christmas

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial: Patchwork Christmas Card

Hi Everyone it's Stephanie here today with another Tuesday Tutorial.  Believe it or not Christmas is right around the corner, 91 days I believe!! Right now that may seem like a ways away but believe me it will be here before we know it.

This week we are featuring the new Doodlebug's North Pole Christmas Collection, and it has got to be my favorite christmas line. I love the modern prints and the traditional colors with pops of grey, Doodlebug has outdone themselves once again.

For my tutorial I am showing you how I put together my first Christmas card of the season. This line made it so easy because everything goes together so well.

Here it is:
SO lets get started!
Step One: Start with a card base, 4 1/2 x 3 3/4  piece of white cardstock and another white piece measuring 4x 3 1/2.  Section off your 4x3.5 piece of cardstock to use for your sunburst template. I left a 1 inch gap at the bottom and divided the upper portion. Once Completed cut the pieces apart to use as a template for your patterned paper.

Step Two: Use template pieces to cut your patterned paper pieces. Once done arrange them and adhear them together on the 4.5x 3 3/4 piece of white cardstockleaving an even white border around it. Then sew and adhear to card base.
Step Three: Using the circle Frames Cardstock Sticker place on white cardstock circle cut at 2 3/4, then punch 1 1/2 inch circle in the center. Add pop dots to back of frame and place on another round piece of white cardstock as the background.
Step Four: Adhear frame to card and place tiny pines doodle-pop in center. Add sentiment using mini rubons on white cardstock strip to card and that's it!
Easy Peasy :)

Hope you enjoyed!

Supply List: Create-A-Card (A2 polka dot assortment), 6x6 paper pad (North Pole), Double Sided Cardstock ( North Pole) Frames Cardstock Stickers ( North Pole)
Mini Doodle-Pops (Tiny Pines), Mini Rubons (Simply Sweet), Pearls (Christmas assortment and lily white)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

North Pole Layout Inspiration by Elizabeth

Real Christmas Tree
by Elizabeth Carney

About the tree..
There are many things about Christmas I love but something about a real tree really warms my heart. Makes it sing, do a lil jig and dance too! I dunno about you but having a real Christmas tree in our home really makes it seem like its real! Every year we go and cut one down at a local tree farm. Its a lot of fun to go and find the perfect tree! It's a tradition!
This week I created a layout for Doodlebug Designs using their new North Pole Christmas Collection. 
Supplies: North Pole Sweet Tweets papers, American Crafts cardstock, North Pole Holiday Lane papers, North Pole Festive Frames papers, North Pole Cute Cuts, Simple Sweet cardstock stickers, Mini Pearls Ladybug, North Pole Icons, Doodle Twine Christmas Assortment, Computer font Arial Narrow. Mini Pearls Limeade Assortment, Mr. Huey's Mist, Glimmer Mist. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

North Pole Collection Wreath and Layout + Giveaway

north pole collection

Fun frosted trees and cheerful critters are just the start to our festive new collection, North Pole! A holiday destination that is just the ticket to a Christmas filled with glee & delight. With whimsical pine trees & playful reindeers, this assortment of holiday papers and accents is filled with more jolly spirit than you can imagine. In nostalgic shades of red, green and silver, this winter wonderland is sure to put some flurry into your holiday crafts and keepsakes.

Holiday Wreath
by Sherry Cartwright

This holiday, take your scrapbooking and papercrafting supplies off the page!   Use them for crafts, cards, gifts and home decor.   I used Doodlebug's awesomely cute North Pole collection to create this wreath, adding to it some staples ---- pearls, jewels and buttons.   

I traced a dinner plate, and a dessert plate inside of that circle, onto cardstock to make the base.  Cut it out.   Then it was ready decorate with handcut holly leaves of various sizes and using a variety of green papers, all folded in the center with the ScorPal.   I was sure to leave some still folded and gluing only the ends so that there was some dimension.   Then, decorate with all those cute doo-dads in your scrappy space.   

I created a very small snow scene by the bow, then added two mini doodlepops to pull it altogether.   
I'm ready to make another in a non-traditional color scheme. Falallalalalaallalalaaaaaaaa!

Supply List: patterned paper: north pole playful pines, holly-days and santa's scarf, santa's workshop little helpers, petite prints daisy-stripe; mini doodle-pops: flurry, festive flock; north pole card stock stickers; jewels - christmas assortment; mini pearls - christmas assortment; boutique buttons - ladybug; mini jewels - ladybug

List Making Layout
By Jing-Jing Nickel

Supply List: north pole: santa's scarf, christmas cheer, in a flurry, jolly lollipop, festive frames, playful pines; frames cardstock stickers; boutique buttons: ladybug assortment; teensy type cardstock stickers: ladybug; santa's workshop fancy frills; cardstock stickers: tiny pines

Would you like to win this fun Essentials kit?? 

How to Enter to Win: 
Share the link to this fun post from today on your Facebook, or Twitter or Pin the projects and leave a comment for each thing you did. We'll pick a lucky winner on Sunday, September 24th at 11:59pm. Winner will be announced on Monday.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Scrapfest Challenge Winner

We challenged our Facebook Followers to share with us photos of our team at Scrapfest this past weekend and the lucky winner is: 

Cathy Sobotka

She snapped some GREAT pictures that really show how funny our team can be (or not)!! Be sure to check the blog later for a fun tutorial by Kandis Smith.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Travel Layouts with Monique and Jessy

Le Couchon Layout

and a close-up:

Supply List: Doodlebug Boys Only (Patterned Paper, Star Brads, Doodle Twine, Cardstock Stickers Fancy Frills, Cardstock Stickers Icons), Cardstock Alpha Stickers: Hopscotch, Stamps: Doodlepop Icons Clear Stamps and Doodlebug Tangerine Pigment Ink Pad by ColorBox.

Traveling with Boys
Supply List: Boys Only collection (fancy frills card stock sticker, card stock sticker, 12x12 paper pack, brad), Teensy Type card stock stickers (bon-bon)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Travel Ideas with Doodlebug

On the Road Again.....
And if you're in the Minneapolis/Mall of America area this weekend, be sure to stop by Scrapfest and say HI to Cynthea and the crew at the Doodlebug that's something to scrapbook about!! 

So we had a few customer request that we challenge our Design Team to come up with some "travel" related ideas to share on the blog. We are excited to share with you those ideas that our team was able to create without a "travel" specific collection to work with. They cut, pasted and worked up ideas from the collections of product released over this past year. 

And be sure to come back by the blog tomorrow to see a couple amazing layouts! 

Vacation Card
by Kandis Smith
Supply List: Braddies Fishies; Expressions Vacation Rubon; Jewels Swimming Pool Assortment; Boys Only Puzzling Pieces paper; Boys Only Skater Stripe paper; Boys Only Superstar paper; other: white cardstock, machine stitching

Bon Voyage

Supply List: Petite Prints (bumblebee daisy-stripe), Teensy Type card stock stickers (bon-bon), Snips & Snails (cardstock stickers, fancy frills cardstock stickers)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Heartland Paper + Tiffany = Spooky Banner

I'm excited to feature one of my favorite local scrapbook stores, Heartland Paper. And I don't say that because it's the only one near my home, it really has been one of my all time favorites for years. I took some of my first classes there and continue to enjoy cropping, shopping and just loving the inspiration I find every time I walk in the doors. 

Which leads me to this darling paper crafted featured I saw the last time I walked in the doors for Heartland Paper. This darling "Spooky Banner." When I asked around I round out that our very own Tiffany Hood created this darling project that adorns their shelf behind the registers. So I asked her to share more photos and tell us how she created this for our followers. 

Notes from Tiffany: I made the letters and background frames using the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge.  It's about 3 1/2 feet long.  The individual pennants were cut with my paper trimmer and a ruler.

Friday, September 7, 2012

More Happy Mail with Stephanie and Monique

Thank You Happy Mail
by Stephanie Buice

There was no question in my mind who I was going to send happy mail to first, my mother in law is my sunshine. Since Brady was born in February my eyes have been opened to how Challenging being a mommy really is. It has been hard having my family so far away from us (Canada and AL are not side by side) but my mother-in-law who lives in GA has really stepped up to the plate. Not only is she an awesome grandma to Brady, she has also taken care of me as if I were her very own. There are times when a girl just wants her momma, and after having Brady that was when I wanted mine. My mom couldn't be here, and although I missed her Kathy made it so much easier for me.  God has truly blessed me with her, she is one of the most selfless and amazing women I know. I could never have done it without her and will be forever thankful. I love you Kathy :)

Supply List: Create-A-Card: Square baroque Assortment, Fancy Frills Cardstock Stickers, Doodlebug/Hampton Arts Stamps: Home Sweet Home, Doodlebug Ink: Swimming Pool,Doodletwine: Valentines Assortment, Mini Pearls: Beetle Black.


Jump for Joy Happy Mail

This card is for someone I've met through the internet and haven't met in real life yet, as she lives literally at the other side of the world. She's one of the kindest & warmest people I know and I really hope there will be a time that we will meet in real life. She has had a difficult time dealing with earthquakes and some personal matters, but she always manages to stay positive and look on the bright side of life. With this card I want to let her know how much I appreciate and admire her.

Supplies: Create-A-Card "Square Grid Assortment", 6x6 Paper Pad "Sugar & Spice", Cute Cuts "Sugar & Spice", Sugar Coated Cardstock Stickers "Sugar & Spice", Doodles Cardstock Stickers "For You", Teensy Type Alpha Cardstock Stickers.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Happy Mail from Sherry and Kathy

We hope this week that we've inspired you to send some Happy Mail of your own. We'd love to have you share with what you create and who you're mailing it out to on your Facebook page. We'll be randomly selecting our fans that share their Happy Mail with us and sending some happy packages out to you throughout the campaign. 

For You Sunshine Card
 Who doesn't love a little bit of sunshine in the mailbox?   I am sending a pocketful of sunshine and lots of love to my bestest friend, Tania.   We live thousands of miles apart, live completely different lives and yet we still connect via crafts, facebook, email and phone.  Our friendship, though, does not show those miles separation.  Tania is always encouraging me, no matter what the challenge or situation.  I am lucky to have met her via scrapbooking years ago and am thankful for our friendship.  

Supply List: polka dot Create-a-card, cupcake; polka dot envelope, cupcake; mini scallop envelope, bubblegum; doodle twine: cupcake, bubblegum, tangerine, buttercream; candy dots sugar coated cardstock, buttercream; rainbow jellies cardstock, hello spring collection; daisy stripe and dot grid petite prints, buttercream; stamps [cloud, hearts, sunshine, for you]; pearls, tangerine assortment; boutique brads, lily white assortment; sugar coated cardstock stickers [flowers], color wheel collection

Thinking of You
by Kathy Martin

I'm sending a Doodlebug 'Happy Mail' card to one of my regular blogger friends, Ruth, who always leaves sweet comments that makes my day. Ruth also thinks of me often and sends me e-mails with links to things she knows I'm interested in.

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