Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sugar Shoppe: Gift Bag & Card Set by Candace

Hey crafty friends! Candace from Scrappin' 2 Little Princesses here! I don't know about you, but I feel like it is always someone's birthday. I can never keep enough cards and gift bags on hand. I love to make a statement with my cards and bags and I knew creating with the Sugar Shoppe collection would definitely make a statement. 

Shaker cards are all the rage right now and the gorgeous Doodlebug sequins work perfectly inside! I love that the bottles of sequins have so many different shades and finishes, making it easy to choose the ones that perfectly match my projects. 

I used some foam tape (two layers) to make room for the sequins in between my cake sticker and plastic acetate layer.

The colors in this collection are to die for!! So trendy, bright and fun! 

I took a plain white gift bag and added some patterned paper and used some stickers and sequins to embellish. 

To add dimension and interest to my bag, I made a rosette from patterned paper and layered a sticker over top using a foam sticker. 

A drape of stitched garland along the top of my bag was the perfect finishing touch! 

I am sure whoever I decide to give this too is going to be more in love with the packaging than the actual gift! I am so in love with the Sugar Shoppe Collection and cannot wait to create more projects with it! Definitely one of my favorites from Doodlebug! 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sugar Shoppe: Birthday Gift Tags

Hi Doodlebug Fans!  It's Mendi here and I'm thrilled to be sharing some Birthday Gift Tags with you today using Doodlebug's new Sugar Shoppe collection! I must confess that I've had this project on my "to do" list for a long time now... I'm super excited to have these on hand for upcoming kid's Birthday parties and for grabbing on the go!
To form my tag base I used Spellbinders Tags & Flags die by Page Maps which was the perfect fit for Doodlebug's new treat bags!  For my ice cream sprinkles I snipped small bits off from the pixies and topped my cone with an epoxy Sprinkle for the cherry.
I was able to re-purpose several of the the circular tags from the Sugar Shoppe Pixies set to add a bit of embellishment to several of my gift tags.  I cut the tab off of one, used the backside of another and punched a third one into a simple circle.
To stamp the "to" and "from" on each of my tags, I used Lawn Fawn's Winter Gifts Tag stamp set (they also have a darling birthday specific one called Birthday Tags that I don't yet own).  ;)
To keep my design process quick, I stayed with a simple, repetitive theme for each of my tags.  I ran a 1-1/2" strip of paper through my die cutting machine a second time using a coordinating piece of paper to form the top of my tags.  I then diecut the top piece with a decorative edge using Spellbinders On The Edge dies (would also work well with border punches or decorative edge scissors).
For the majority of my tags I was able to work almost exclusively with the 6x6 paper pad (using the bigger pieces only for the occasional border).  As someone who has a small addiction to buying 6x6 paper pads I LOVE finding more great ways to use them.  ;)
I hope I've inspired you to play with Doodlebug's darling birthday collections and make some gift tags of your own.  They are super fun to create and come together quickly!   :)

Monday, April 28, 2014

Sugar Shoppe: Simply Put Pocket Page Layout

Hi everyone! Jodi here today to share with you some Simply Put pages that I have been working on using the Sugar Shoppe Collection.  The Simply Put cards make it so fun and easy to create fast and beautiful pages! I decided awhile back that I would start creating theme albums to help keep certain holidays and occasions together.  I have now started a few, but when the Sugar Shoppe Collection came out I knew that I wanted to document my oldest daughters Little Spa Birthday Party!  I created two double pages to add into her album.  Here is the first double page:

I used the 12 X 12 Storyteller pages, and started to add some patterned paper and simply put cards.  The best thing about these cards is you can leave them as is, since they are already SUPER cute, or you can add some embellishments too!  Here is the left side of the page:

On the horizontal Simply Put card in the middle, I added some Sprinkles on the same color dots, and added a little title too!  Do not be afraid of added some washi tape and stickers to your photos too for added detail!

Here is the right side of the page:

I used three Simply Put cards on this side! The calendar card, I added the date, but also decided that I should add an embellishment on top, so I added a sticker balloon from the icon sticker sheet  and added a twine string to it!

My next double page:

Some details from this page:

The Simply Put Card with the cupcakes could be used for journaling but I decided to spruce it up with some sticker cupcakes and of course a sequin for added sweetness! My favorite on this page was the way I used the treat bags! I sometimes have extra photos that I want to include but I do not have room for on my pages! The treat bags are an awesome addition to any storybook page as you can add as many extra photos as you wish:

Here is the right side of this page:

Lots of photos on here too!  I added more balloon stickers and added some stickers to my photos to finish it up!

I hope you enjoyed my storybook pages! They were so much fun to create and this collection is perfect for any little girl (or big girl) birthday!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sugar Shoppe: Bright Birthday Card Trio by Wendy

Hello Doodlebug friends! It's Wendy Sue here today and I am so excited to share my latest card creations with you.  I am loving the pinks, teals, and oranges in the new Sugar Shoppe collection - they are soft and pretty, yet bold enough to really make a statement!  I used products from this new line to create a trio of card and envelope sets.
If you are a card-maker and you aren't using Doodlebug's "create-a-card" card bases and envelopes, you really should rethink it.  Seriously - the bases come in super cute shapes and sizes, with coordinating envelopes and all in fun doodlebug colors.  For reals - you need to check them out! 
I used card bases and envelopes from the A2 polka-dot assortment pack.  The three colors I chose to work with coordinate beautifully with the Sugar Shoppe products.  Here's the first card I created:
I like embellishing the coordinating envelopes as well - I used one of the fun pixies, along with washi tape, stickers, patterned paper, and doodle twine on this one.

And here's card #2.  I turned this one on it's side and dangled a few of the pixie flags from doodle twine on the side.  I removed the bottom portion of the flag since I wasn't adding it to a pixie stick.

For the envelope, I simply used one of the cards from the "simply put" album insert pad.

And finally, this cute orange card.  I cut lots of strips from the 6x6 pad and placed them skeewhompus on the front of the card.  I added tabs from the border sticker sheet, some washi tape, and some mini tag stickers too.  I added the tag stickers with foam adhesive for just a bit of dimension. 
And for this envelope, I simply cut a piece of patterned paper into a flag shape (I'll add the name of the recipient with letter stickers later) and a cute cupcake sticker!
Creating cards with Doodlebug products is always fun and easy, but when you start with a cute card base, your cards are automatically 99% cuter - guaranteed! ;)

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sugar Shoppe: Dress Shaped Cards

Hello Doodlebug lovers and welcome to another fun day of Sugar Shoppe projects! Aimee here today to share some pretty dress shaped cards made with this great girly collection!

I found  these great dress shaped card cuts on the Silhouette site and knew they would look absolutely beautiful with all of the fun & fabulous colors and patterns. Once I started making them I couldn't stop! Plus, it's great having these on hand when we are invited to girly birthday parties.

I also added a few of the other new Doodlebug items to help embellish these pretty little dresses. As you can see every one of the cards has a layer of the new vellum.

This one wasn't created with the Sugar Shoppe papers but I knew the chevron glitter cardstock would blend in beautifully!

This pretty little aqua blue striped dress has been adorned with a fabulous sequin waist.

This sweet little dress puts me in mind of a toddler. After I layered it with some vellum, I punch out little flowers from the vellum and adhered them on top.

So happy you stopped by today and hopefully you are inspired by all of the wonderful Sugar Shoppe projects you've seen!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Sugar Shoppe: Mixed Media Project by Sharm

Hello! hello! Who's here for more sugar rush? :) I'm sure you can see what a perfect collection this is..I just cant seem to stop making more goodies with them

Well, since it's my time to share a project I made using the delish Sugar Shoppe Collection, I have something for those of you who are just about to venture into the beautiful world of mixed media :) Something simple to to start with, this canvas is perfect for your kitchen or even just to prop up on your dining room wall

Here's what my project looks like:

Step 1: Using Mod Podge or Multi Medium, first spread some of the medium evenly on top of your canvas.

Step 2: Next, using the side of the patterned paper that you wish to have as your background paper for your canvas, put that side down onto the multi medium

Step 3: Leave to dry. Once it is completely dry, spritz some water and gently rub off the patterned paper till you see the design you have chosen emerge. Continue doing so for the entire canvas

Next, prepare you layers using punch outs, die cuts followed by topping up with the cupcake as the last bit and a wee bit of the garland (for those of you who like me, love to hoard LOL)

Finally, using a stencil of your choice, add some modelling / texture paste (I have used one here to resemble the icing on a cupcake). 

Easy, Peasy? I guarantee! You can also add sequins here and there, spray some mists and even add some splats of acrylic paint to give it a more mixed media feel :)

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sugar Shoppe: Fabulous & Fifeteen Layout

Hi Everyone!  Kathy here today with two fun projects I created using the Sweet Shoppe Collection.  Sweet Shoppe definitely goes on the books as one of my all time favorite collections!  I just adore the combination of colors!  For my first project, I created a layout featuring my daughter blowing out her birthday candles last summer.

 I loved all of the papers, I wanted to showcase them all!  I decided that a fun layered look would work!  And of course I couldn't pass up using the fun garland!

There are some great stickers with Sweet Shoppe included this cake and balloon!  I used some Bumblebee twine to hand stitch the balloon string.

I also used some of the Sugar Shoppe Pixies to embellish my layout.  They were the perfect addition!

For my second project, I designed this fun shaped birthday card.  We've had a whole slew of Sweet 16 birthday parties this year!  Everything from a simple dinner out with a couple of friends to full scale semi formal dress up parties!  I'm just glad I have until the summer to come up with something, and am thankful that my daughter is thinking more along the lines of a PJ-clad, Just Dance-off kind of party!

I created the card in 3 layers to show off more of the fun papers from the collection!  I added more of the balloon stickers from the Icon Stickers and tied them together with some Doodlebug twine!

Now for something fun!  I'd love to share the cut file I created to make this card!  You can download it here!  I hope you enjoy it.  That's all for me today...make sure to keep checking in to see all of the Doodlebug Design Team's projects!  Thanks for stopping by!

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