Friday, June 27, 2014

Vellum: Memory Jar + GIVEAWAY

Scroll down to end of this post to see how you could win a box filled 
with our new VELLUM AND SEQUINS...
I always have great intentions when it comes to keeping up with memories,
milestones and highlights throughout the year...this memory jar allows family
members to jot down their own memory and then add it to the jar!

 I've used a steel rule jar die by Top Dog Dies, but you can also find templates
online or use a cutting file :)  There are also smaller versions of the jar out there too
in case you need a smaller cut for a smaller jar.

I started by folding the 12X12 Lily White Sprinkles Vellum in half and then
die-cutting.  I made an effort to match up the dots (front to back) before cutting.
You could also use a plain sheet of cardstock for the backing.  
I machine-stitched around the sides of the jar with a zig-zag stitch, leaving an
opening at the top.  Next, I die-cut the lid  from silver glitter paper.

The lid and 'label' are a part of the accessory set that goes with the jar die.  
I die-cut the green gingham paper and then glued on some trim by Petaloo.
I used a scalloped heart die and then layered on a sticker and hand-punched
vellum flowers...I used two different punches to create the fun layering of the flowers.

With some Petaloo ribbon, I created a boutique style bow for the top of the
jar...and I love the little detail of the matching butterfly sticker :)

Next, I took a few of sheets of regular copy paper and cut into 4.25" X 2" strips.
I tucked the strips into the vellum jar can also tuck in a pen to make
things even more handy!  Some of the most precious things
are hand-written notes and memories that are put into someone's own words.
Collect all of the strips at the end of the year and place them into your scrapbook
or create pages around the different memories :)

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sprinkles Vellum Pillow Boxes

Hello Doodlebug Friends!  It's Wendy Sue here today, sharing a fun little project with this awesome Doodlebug "Sprinkles Vellum!"

I had about a million and one ideas I wanted to try with this unique vellum with glossy embossed polka-dots (sprinkles) - but this project was at the very top of my list!  I was hoping the vellum would be heavy enough to be used as some type of gift container.  I cut these little pillow boxes using my Silhouette, with my fingers crossed, and it totally worked!!

I assembled the boxes with strong adhesive and embellished each box with fun papers, stickers, and embellishments from the Patriotic Parade collection.

Since these boxes are vellum, the recipient gets a little peek at what might be inside - how fun is that?!?

I probably wouldn't fill them with anything too heavy (like gumballs), but they would be perfect for sharing a lightweight gift - or a giftcard.  Hope you're inspired to use some fun sprinkles vellum next time you're making a gift box! :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Vellum: Sweet Ways to Use Our Vellum

Hey Doodlebug friends!! Candace from Scrappin' 2 Little Princesses here today. I know you have all seen the totally yummy polka dot sprinkled vellum from Doodlebug and I'm sure a lot of you even own some. I have a couple projects to share today using this super fun product! 

The first project I wanted to share is a little treat box I decorated filled with skittles. I thought these would be great quick little gifts to brighten someone's day with. 

These were super easy to make using some Doodlebug vellum, washi tape and stickers. I cut a long strip of vellum, wrapped it around my clear boxes and adhered the end using a couple small pieces of two sided tape. To add a little more detail, as well as to hold the sides of the vellum in place, I used some of Doodlebug's awesome thin washi tape

My second project is a layout using various colors of the vellum cut in scalloped circles using dies. I find using dies with vellum is a super easy, no fail way to add great detail and layers to a project. 


Since the vellum comes in all the great Doodlebug colors it's so easy to find a color or shade to match every Doodlebug collection. I have been dying to use these great mix and match ice cream cones that are part of the Sugar Shoppe collection (my fav Doodlebug collection!) and since I wanted them to stand out on my layout, I choose to use plain white cardstock as my base and vellum to add layers. 

Adhering vellum can sometimes be intimidating to some, including myself, so I choose to use regular ATG tape strategically placed on my vellum pieces to hide my tape. Since I was layering a lot of different pieces on my layout, I made sure to place my tape in a spot that would be covered with another element. 

 Isn't this vellum SO much fun? I can see myself adding a little to almost every project in the future (much like my Doodlebug sequins!). 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Vellum: New Beginnings Layout by Mendi

It's Mendi here today and I am happy to be sharing a must have staple to any paper crafter's arsenal: Vellum!  But not just any vellum, Sprinkles Vellum.  I am smitten.  I love it's translucent quality and those sweet little raised glossy polka-dots!
To fully show off it's translucent qualities I cut two butterflies on my silhouette in two different sizes which I layered on top of each other and then tied with doodle twine to form my antennas.I found that it was easy to hide my adhesive on the center of my bottom butterfly with the multiple layers (although 3M spray mount is an excellent product when in doubt--Just make sure to do it inside a big cardboard box because it can ruin any surfaces it lands on).  ;)
To form my diamond background I altered and cropped a square lattice card design on my Silhouette software and then cut diamonds slightly larger from different colors of the sprinkles vellum which I glued with a Zig glue pen to the backside.  I embellished the design with sugar coated brads applied at each point.
To repeat my color scheme I used small tone-on-tone polka-dot (and striped) prints from various 6x6 collection pads for my journaling strips.  I love that Doodlebug has a consistent color scheme year after year so I know I will always be able to mix and match.
There are so many fun ways to use this amazing product.  Make sure you keep checking back to see all the cool projects the team has up their sleeves.  :)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Vellum: Rainbow of Colored Vellum Layouts

My Rainbow Girl Layout
 by Jodi Wilton

Hi Doodlebug Fans! Jodi here today to share a fun layout tutorial on using Doodlebug's Sprinkle Vellum.  My favorite thing about Doodlebug's Vellum was of course the wide variety of Doodlebug's Rainbow Colors!  I wanted to use as much color on my layout that I could and keep the main focus on the vellum.  I decided to use six different colors and punched four hearts out of each of six colors I chose:

Next I arranged the hearts along with the three photos I chose on a piece of Lily White Cardstock:

I still thought the layout needed more, so I punched smaller hearts out to adhere on top of the larger hearts. To adhere them I folded the smaller hearts in half and added a small amount of Glossy Accents down the middle of the smaller hearts to give the heart more dimension when adhered to the layout. They should look like this:

After I added all the stickers (from Doodlebug's Spring Collection) and title (Simply Sweet Cardstock Stickers), but kept them to a minimum as I really wanted the Sprinkle Vellum Hearts to shine through on this layout!  Here is the final layout:

And some detailed shots:

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial today, and I hope the happy Doodlebug colors put a smile your face!  Thanks for letting me share my Rainbow Girl with you!

Summertime Vellum Layout
by Aimee Kidd

Hello Doodlebug friends! Aimee here with you today to show you my take on how to use that oh so delicious vellum from Doodlebug! I have this layout of my sweet girl in the pool with rays of colored sunshine. Let me get started explaining how this layout came together!

I used a sunray cut from the Silhouette Studio and saved the middle cuts to use as a guide so I would know where to cut out overlapping pieces of the vellum.

Once I had all of my pieces cut out I started adhering the vellum pieces to the back of my die cut. The entire sunray cut was measured to be 11 1/2". Then I adhered that piece to a sheet of 12 x 12 white cardstock so the vellum colors would shine through.

Once I had the main part of the layout completed I started decorating those beautiful rays of sunshine and around my photos! There are all types of matching embellishments from Doodlebug that were so much fun to use!

I also brought in pieces from other collections that were a perfect match! If you'll look closely you'll see pieces from Fruit Stand, Sugar Shoppe, and Springtime.

In this close up you'll see some of the staples of Doodlebug such as the buttons, Sprinkles, and the new washi tape that I used as additional sun rays!

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you are enjoying all of the fun ways to add vellum to all of your scrappy projects!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Vellum: Home Decor Inspiration

Vellum Floral Banner
by Sharm Nidyanandan

Hello there, it's Sharm here and this month the Design Team is sharing projects inspired by vellum. I'm sure you've been amazed by the inspiring projects so far. Today I'd like to share mine. It's a banner that I made for my little girl's birthday party which was to a tinkerbell theme. I knew the vellum paper by Doodlebug would be just perfect!

The vellum was used for the leaves and layers of the banner pieces and what I did was to place the banner at the dessert  table. Here's my banner...

Part of the banner in full

Close-ups of the banner pieces. I layered it on top of a plain coloured cardstock and also tucked some vellum leaves behind the flower

Materials Used:

Silhouette Cut file

Vellum Plus Sign Decor
by Amanda Coleman

Plus signs are everywhere!  Amanda here today with a quick and easy piece of decor using trendy plus signs.

Inspired by a variety of plus sign decor I keep seeing on Pinterest, I decided to make my own small piece of colorful plus sign decor using the bright and cheery Doodlebug Sprinkles vellum.

I created the plus signs simply by intersecting two identical rectangles in Silhouette Studio.  This simple design would be easy to recreate using any software program.

I picked a trendy combination of colors that would look fun in my daughter's room.  Pick your favorite Doodlebug colors to suit your own color scheme.

Vellum and adhesive can be tricky together.  Choose adhesive that covers the entire design so it won't leave awkward or unsightly adhesive marks.  I used my Xyron create-a-sticker to apply adhesive to the entire plus sign.  I used the grid on my cutting mat to help me place the plus signs.

Thanks for stopping by!


Doodlebug Sprinkles vellum
8x8 white shadowbox frame

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Vellum: Thank You Card

Hellooooo and good morning! Court from Court's Crafts here with some vellum love inspiration for you!!

I got my inspiration for this card here. It is where the idea for heart shaped clouds came from. 

I needed some more thank you cards and couldn't find a spot for the sentiment that I liked. I gave up on it for the night and slept on it and then remembered the cute cloud with the rainbow drops that I had been wanting to use from the Springtime line. Then Teensy Type came to mind and I thought - why not put the sentiment in the raindrops! I got super excited! :) 

This may be one of my favorite cards that I have made recently! TIP: I cut the vellum and sugar coated cardstock hearts twice - one out of white cardstock and the other from the sugar coated cardstock and vellum. That way they would be thick and I could put foam dimensional tape behind them to pop them off without it showing through the vellum. The white dot vellum is adhered behind the clouds. :)

Of course that little bird has been on my mind to use. Isn't he/she just the cutest!?! 

The background just needed a little something so I thought - more vellum!!! I cut a white cloud with my die cutting machine, added a stitching row to anchor the card and voila!  

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