Thursday, May 29, 2014

Doodlebug Patriotic Parade Simply Put Pocket Style Layout

by Tya Smith

Hi everyone - Tya here, sharing with you this fun and festive Patriotic Parade layout featuring the darling Simply Put Stars and Stripes 4x6 cards and the awesome pocket style page protectors from Doodlebug Design! I have a confession - The 4th of July  is my absolute favorite holiday! Because of that I usually end up taking oodles of photos on this holiday documenting every parade, flag and firework- so these nifty pocket style protectors and the 4x6 cards make scrapbooking these type of events quick and easy!

I am always on the lookout for an awesome brush script font - I used Cheddar Jack font from I love this one- Definitely a keeper!
Here is the pocket page-- this protector type is one of my favorites- I love the mix of vertical and horizontal photos , plus the 2 x 12 inch space on the side was perfect to highlight the darling star garland that is one of the newer products that Doodlebug came out with this year!

Here are the close ups of the pocket page elements- I used lots of different embellishments such as Stars and Stripes Jewels, Red, White and Blue mini pearls, Firecracker Doodlepops, Silver sprinkles, Red, White and Blue star sprinkles,and Ladybug hearts sprinkles.

Thanks for stopping by and remember when scrapbooking events that include lots of photos - reach for one of the super useful Simply Put 4x6 paper pads, and your favorite pocket page protector, and you will have darling pages in no time! Happy crafting!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Patriotic Parade: Beautifully Bright Cards

Candace from Scrappin' 2 Little Princesses here today, sharing a couple of cards made with the new Patriotic Parade collection. Since I am Canadian I wanted to show the versatility of this collection and that it can be used for many occasions! 

It's a great collection that can be used year round... 

I was instantly drawn to these super cute balloons, which I added little heart stickers to to make them even more cute! 

This collection has some really great matching sentiment stickers for occasions other than July 4th, which I love! 

I have been so anxious to play with this cute little Doodlepop plane! 

I love adding a few sequins to every project and I thought the pretty white ones were fitting in the clouds. 

One of my favorite elements in the Doodlebug collections are the Fancy Frills stickers. I can ALWAYS find a place to put them, like along the edge of a layer of patterned paper. 

I hope you were inspired with how I choose to use the new Patriotic Parade collection! The color combination is so fabulous and fun to play with! 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Patriotic Parade: Festive Table Display

I decorate all Summer long with patriotic colors, so this little display
will get a lot of use in the upcoming months :)

I started with my personal cutting machine (you can use a Cricut or download your
own star image for tracing if needed) and a general 'star' shape that comes in the basic
shapes preset to my machine.  I set the size to 5.75" and began cutting from various
patterns of paper from the Patriotic Parade Collection.

For each star you will need at least FOUR cut-out stars in four different patterns.
I have a total of FIVE stars, so I cut a grand total of 20 stars.  
Place each star on a score board and score down the center as you can see above.  
Using a liquid glue (because you will make adjustments when lining up the stars) begin
adhering one side of a fold to another star until you have four different stars assembled together.

Now that my stars are assembled, I moved onto die-cutting three
hearts so that I could display the letters USA between the stars.  I added a paper straw
to each heart and attached a pinwheel to the top of each!  Decorate with 
sequins, Doodle Pops, Sprinkles, etc.

Attach the sections together by using the small end of a hole punch to create
holes at the ends of the stars and hearts; insert a medium sized brad through the holes.

Stands easily to act as a display for your Memorial Day buffet table or punch holes in the 
two stars on the end and hang as a banner!

Again, you can stack as many of the star shapes together to create ornaments,
individual place seating markers or favors!  Try smaller or larger sizes too...have fun with it!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Patrotic Parade: Celebrating Canada & the USA

Canada's Sweetie Layout
by Jodi Wilton

Hi everyone Jodi here today to share with you a layout I did using the Patriotic Parade Collection.   Now being Canadian,  it may surprise you on how much I LOVE this collection! It is not just for Americans, but can be used for everyday crafting projects, and even for Canada Day!  My baby girl is born on Canada Day, and I simply love all the elements that this collection has! Here is the layout I created:

I used a picture from her first birthday and decided to play up the Canadian and birthday theme with this collection! I started by doing a lot of layering with the patterned paper and washi tape. 
I then created the Canadian Flag by die cutting it with the lily white chevron sugar coated paper and the ladybug sugar coated cardstock.

I even added some more Maple Leafs behind the letters for extra interest, as well as some red, white, blue star sprinkles

I finished off the layout by adding lots of stickers and twine from the this & that sticker sheet and the icon sticker sheet.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the versatility of this fun collection!

American Girl Layout
by Kathy Skou
 Hi Everyone, it's Kathy today with a couple of projects using the new Patriotic Parade.  This is such a fun collection, perfect for all sorts of patriotic projects!  First, I created a layout featuring my daughter at the Chatham, MA Fourth of July Parade back in 2004.  This is such a fun parade...full of fire engines, bag pipes and ever some pirates!  Everyone dresses up in their best red white and blue!
The American in my title was cut using my electronic die cutter.  I added some Ladybug Teensy Type letters to complete it.
The balloons are from the Icon Stickers Sheet.  I embellished them by stitching some strings using the Red, White & Blue Doodle Twine.  The ADORABLE stars are from the new Red, White and Blue Star Sprinkles!  
I LOVE the little pinwheels from the Stars and Stripes Pinwheel Craft Kit!  They coordinate perfectly with the new Patriotic Parade collection!
 To complete the layout I created a small cluster using some Air Mail Washi tape, some Icon Stickers and a silver star from the new Star Sprinkles!

My second project is a fun little home décor piece.  I made a frame and easel completely from paper using a 3-D cut file.  I used it to frame a cute little flag made from some Doodlebug Washi, Star Sprinkles and Sequins.

I started with some Bubble Blue Swiss Dot Washi and added some Bandanna, Picnic Basket, Lady Bug Swiss Dot Washi and Ladybug Sequins for the red flag stripes.  The white stripes were created using some Lily White Sequins, Lily White Swiss Dot Washi and some Lily White Chevron Washi.
To finish the frame I used some of the new Ladybug Heart Sprinkles (my new FAVORITES!) 
That's it for me today.  Make sure to keep coming back to the Doodlebug Blog to find more Patriotic Parade Inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by!
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Friday, May 23, 2014

Patriotic Parade: DIY Kaleidoscope by Sharm

Hello there!! Can you believe we're already creating projects for the 4th of July collection?!  The year flying by so very fast!! Well, when I think 4th of July, I think of parties, parades...basically a lot of fun and sunshine filled days. With this in mind, I created a Kaleidoscope!

It's very simple to make. All you need are:
1) Cylinder shaped bottle. (I've used an old Pringles Potato Chips bottle)
2) 3 2x6 sized mirror strips and 1pc of 1.5x1.5x1.5 triangular shaped mirror

1) Tape the 3 strips to form a triangle.
2) At one end, using tape, adhere the triangle shaped mirror. This is so that you get reflections which is what the Kaleidoscope is famous for
3) Drop (gently) the constructed triangular piece into the box
4) Fill up the box with brads and sequins and what-nots.
5) seal the bottle with a transparent lid so you can see through! :)

Some close-ups, I put tonnes of layering made up of stickers, pinwheels and doodle-pops

What it looks like inside once I've put in little brads and sequins

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Graduates Collection Winners Announced

Winners from our
The Graduates Collection Launch Party!!

Congratulations to:
Maria Salazar
(pinterest), Marian Mears Hartley (facebook), Lindsey Rickett (pinterest),  Melinda aka Medialady,  Rhonda Van Ginkel and Aspen Green

Read below to find out how you can claim your prize.

You must email us at with "The Graduates Winner" in the subject line. Email must be received by Friday, May 30, 2014.  Please indicate your shipping address and allow 7-10 days for us to process the shipment. THANKS!

Patriotic Parade: Layouts that Explode with Inspiration

Stadium of Fire
by Wendy Sue Anderson 

Hi Doodlebug friends! It's Wendy Sue here today, sharing a layout I created using the new "Patriotic Parade" collection.
I was so excited to use that cute little airplane doodle-pop - and the mini star garland was just screaming to be added as a trail behind the plane!

 The stickers in this collection are just phenomenal - so perfect for any type of patriotic project.
I love the dimensional doodle-pops...I think I used almost every single one on this layout.  Of course you don't have to go crazy like I did - but it sure makes for a fun, dimensional page! 

 Oh, and don't forget the extra little embellishments - the mini pearls that I added to the polka-dot paper, the star jewels that I scattered throughout the page, and the awesome new star sprinkles...just the perfect size to add to the stickers and other elements.
And no Doodlebug project is complete without a bit of doodle tape - I am loving the star spangled tape for this collection! 
 Thanks so much for stopping by today - I hope you have a "star spangled" day! :)

4th of July at the Lake Layout
by Aimee Kid

Hello Doodlebug friends! Aimee here with you today to share a layout documenting a fun 4th of July day out on the lake with the awesome new Patriotic Parade collection. There are so many fun patterns and embellishments to this collection! And they all blend so beautifully!

There are so many great elements to this collection for all those July 4th daytime activites. One of those great elements is a pattern paper of clouds. So I  fussy cut some of the clouds to set the mood of my layout. Some are adhered straight to the layout and some I used pop dots for dimension.

Doodlebug has the best alphas for creating unique titles!

And how fun are these little treat bags? They are perfect for anything your heart desires. I decorated the front with layers of cardstock stickers and star sprinkles & jewels then stuck in three of the pixies.

I love the smaller prints you get with the 6x6 paper pads! I chose 3 of the prints and ran it through my Silhouette to get these sweet little polaroid cuts to frame my pictures.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope that I've given you some ideas on how to get all those yummy little Doodlebug embellishments on your next layout!


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