Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Guest Designer: Stephanie Buice Returns

Hi Everyone! Stephanie Buice here today and it is such a pleasure to be back here at Doodlebug as a guest designer. Doodlebug is where I first fell in love with designing for a company and color, lots and lots of color. I was blessed to be on the DT for two years in a row so I'm pretty sure it will always feel like home here to me.

For this guest post I was sent the Kraft in Color Collection and the rainbow of colors pretty much jumped out of the box onto my table. Here is the first layout I made for you today:

Cutest Piggies In All The World:

When I saw all the different colors and patterns in this collection my heart skipped a beat!
I knew I wanted to make my pages bright and cheery.

I cut strips of the papers, and placed them in a horizontal line down my page with my picture near the bottom. I added some Sprinkles and Sequins here and there to add some interest and keep your eye moving through the layout.

The title I wanted to use what way too long for me to place it along the bottom of my picture so I decided to put it to the right. and finished it off with the camera Doodad from the Day to Day collection.

Here is my second layout:
Hello Lovely Girl:
This is one of my favorite pictures of my niece Kimberly and it was calling to be on a page using the Sprinkles Vellum. The colors in the picture really compliment the vellum colors, so bright and cheery.

I cut out different sizes of circles from the vellum and 6x6 paper pad and sewed them together making mini banners.
I lined them up on the top and bottom of the layout using them to frame my picture in the center.

I cut the "hello" from my silhouette and used some watercolor to make it match the colors of my layout.

Here is a final close up of the mini circle banners, I love how it let me fit more bits and pieces on to my page, without taking away from my picture.
Thanks for having me and I hope you liked what I made for  you:)


Hi everyone! I'm Stephanie Buice, I live in AL with my hubby and our sweet 2yr old son. I love to scrap and document our everyday and I'm so blessed to get to design for some of my favorite companies. You can always find my work on my Instagram: and my blog: . I had so much fun playing with the Kraft in Color collection, I'm still drooling over all the yummy color! Thank you so much for having me back here at Doodlebug and I hope you like what I've created for you.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday Tutorial by Melinda

Hello and welcome back for another week of all things 'Chevron'. It's Melinda with you today and I have a tutorial that follows on from my washi tape post last Friday which you can see HERE.
Now Friday's tutorial was all about convincing you that it's okay to actually 'use' your beautiful washi tapes and not just have them sitting pretty on a shelf. So hopefully today we will keep the momentum going and really start working with your washi stash.

Now I promise that this layout doesn't use nearly as much tape as Friday so you can relax a little but have just as much fun.

So, today I'm going to show you just how quick and easy it is to make flowers and leaves from your tapes to create a sweet floral centrepiece.

First step... to grab that tape and start attaching it to a piece of plain vellum and continue your pattern along so you have a couple of inches to work with.

Now using a couple of your favourite punches start cutting out those flowers and leaves. The thicker the vellum the easier it is to punch and will reduce the risk of your tape tearing.

Once you have a nice little pile of pieces you can add some fun centres to your flowers using epoxy dots, pearls or even brads. It's entirely up to you.

To attach my pieces to the layout I simple used varying thicknesses of foam tape and a good quality glue (Tombow Multi Liquid Glue) that dries almost instantly.

And there you have it... a very fast but effective method of using more of your washi tape. Thanks again for stopping by the Doodlebug blog - Melinda

Doodlebug Products Used:
Washi Tape Chevron Assortment - Bumblebee, Cupcake, Lilac, Limade, Swimming Pool
Patterned Paper - Kraft in Color (Bumblebee Flower/Stripe)
6x6 Paper Pad - Kraft in Color
Candy Shoppe Mini Rub-ons - Swimming Pool
Expressions Rub-ons

Friday, July 25, 2014

Chevron Washi Tape Tutorial by Melinda

Are you a hoarder of washi tape because it's just too pretty to use? It's Melinda with you today and I can lay testament to having a large stockpile of washi tape that I use sparingly because... well it's too good to waste. Hmmm, that kinda defeats the purpose of having it! So, today I'm going to throw caution to the wind and show you how to really have some fun with your tapes.

Now this week the focus has been on 'Chevron' which is certainly a pattern that has been popular for quite some time and doesn't look at though it's going to disappear any time soon. Thank goodness because it is one of my all time favorites... especially when combined with washi tape.

... yes I went crazy!

Now let me show you how I put this layout together... and if you find it almost impossible to use lots of washi tape then please look away now!

Firstly I cut a circle from cardstock and laid a strip of washi tape directly across the centre leaving an inch overhang on both sides.

I then positioned my circle onto my background cardstock and used the tape overhang to position in place.

Now for the fun stuff... continue placing strips of tape around the circle until it is completely covered in tape and looks absolutely fabulous for about three seconds before your eyes start to go funny!

I then very gently cut around the edge of my circle using a craft knife and then removed the centre piece. NOW PLEASE DON'T PANIC! All that excess washi tape does not have to go to waste. Firstly, you can still use it on other projects because it peels off easily without tearing. You could also grab out some punches and use it to punch out some cute flowers or even confetti.

Time to decorate your layout. I added a row of stitching in white just to fill the space around the circle that wasn't going to be taken up with the photo and title, it also helped to define the shape of the circle. I also used a scattering of sequins to extend the flow of the washi circle and soften the edges of the layout. My photo was mounted on a pink paper doilie and the heading was created using rub-ons. Lastly I made up a few flowers from the Mini Flower Kit to fill the space where the title didn't fill around the circle.

So, there you have it! A fun way to start getting the most out of your washi tape collection.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend wherever you are in the world and thank you for dropping in today - Melinda

Doodlebug Products Used:
Chevron Assortment 8mm wide Washi Tape
Candy Stripes Assortment 8mm wide Washi Tape
Sequins - Bumblebee, Beetleblack, Lilac, Limeade, Swimming Pool, Tangerine
Mini Flower Kit
Cupcake Doilies
Jack & Jill Alphabet Rubons - Limeade, Swimming Pool
Candy Shoppe Mini Rub-ons - Cupcake
Hip Hop Hooray Patterned Paper - Party Plaid
Sprinkles - Birthday Girl

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chevron Project Life Spread by Sharm

Have you seen the glitter-ful chevron cardstock? ever thought of how you can incorporate those pretty, bling filled cardstocks into your project life or storybook pages? Well, I love those cardstocks to bits cause they not only come in a myriad of lovely shades but also cause they are so versatile (I'll let you in on a little secret too, I hoard them. I swear I use every single inch of these pretty things..right to the littlest bit.)

I love using these cardstocks to create my own embellishments..and with storybook / project life pages, these are really awesome to use..So without further's my storybook page..

Some of the uses of the glitter cardstock for my page are as follows:
1) To create my own embellishments from die cuts (the onesie, giraffe, flowers)
2) Background of the cards
* For those of you who don't own a die cut machine, you can use shape punches (but make sure your punches can support the thickness of the cardstock)

Here are some closeups

 Page in full

The chevron cardstock was used in these two cards for the giraffe, label and background as well as for the flowers

The onesie, flowers & bow were die cut

and lastly, for this card, the chevron cardstock was used for the flowers and leaves

Materials Used:

Hope you've found some new ways to use the cardstock from my little sharing here!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Chevron Card Creations by Mendi

It's Mendi here today and I'm super excited to be sharing some cards today that came out of recent play date I had with Doodlebug's new chevron sugar coated cardstock! Up first I have a tone-on-tone silver and lily white wedding card.  I love how Doodlebug products can be elegant as well as cute.  For this card I cut my chevron cardstock into arrow like strips and then lined them up so the chevron carried across the card.  I added a little sprinkles vellum, a Congrats sticker and a Wedding Cake Doodle Pop and this card was done.  Super easy!
Up next I have a card cutting the chevron the other direction.  This might look intimidating, but it was actually quite simple.  I didn't want to to mess with lining up my cuts on both sides so I only cut one edge from each color and left a little extra with a straight edge to go under the row below it.  And my secret to cutting the chevron edge quickly?  I used my trimmer to cut close to the peek of the chevron stripe (careful not to clip off the tip) and then took my scissors and cut all the marks to the left and then again to the right until all the little triangle V's were removed.
Up last is another quick card I created with my leftovers.  I had cut 12" long strips from the chevron cardstock and thought while I had everything out I might as well put them to good use.  ;)
This chevron sugar coated cardstock is even more fun than I realized and I'm so glad I had some time to play with it and give it the full attention it deserves. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

3-D Candy Boxes Featuring Chevron Sugar Coated Cardstock

 Hi Doodlebug Friends!  It's Wendy Sue here with you today, sharing another fun project featuring our chevron sugar coated cardstock!

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out these fun candy-shaped boxes.  Cutting the sugar coated cardstock with my Cameo was easy - I simply used the same settings I use to cut regular cardstock.  I also used an extra sticky cutting mat - just to make sure the cardstock didn't move while it was being cut. 

After I cut each of the boxes, I folded them up (according to the assembly instructions) and secured the ends with hot glue.

After the boxes were assembled, I added twine to each side to secure the "wrapped" style of the box sides.

Embellishing the boxes was quick an easy with the sugar shoppe pixies, sugar shoppe mini tags, and doodle twine!

These boxes are the perfect size for filling with treats, money, gift cards, or any other small gifts!

Creating unique gift boxes with the sugar coated cardstock is a fun way to add personality to your gifts!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Chevrons...Use a Little or A Lot Layout Inspiration

Your Sparkle Layout
by Kathy Skou

Hi Everyone, it's Kathy today with a layout featuring Doodlebug's Chevron Sugar Coated Cardstock.  I love glitter, so this cardstock is right up my alley!!!  Here's what I created:
 This quote has always been a favorite, and worked perfectly with the sparkle factor in the Chevron Sugar Coated Cardstock ... and this silly selfie of my daughter.  I used a number of thin dies and my Big Shot to cut hearts from the cardstock.  I love how the colors coordinate perfectly with the Sugar Shoppe papers!

For my title, I couldn't resist mixing and matching Doodlebug Alphas and I HAD to use the Bubblegum Shin-Dig Sugar Coated Alphas

To complete my layout, I added some Doodlebug Sequins and stitched with some silver thread for a little more bling!  That's it for me today.  Be sure to keep checking back here to see more inspiration from the Doodlebug Design team!  Thanks for stopping by.

Little Girl Big Personality
by Jodi Wilton 

Hi Everyone!  Jodi here today to share with you a fun layout that I did of my daughter, Taylor! I love using as much color as I can on my layouts, so I decided on some rainbow stripes using the Chevron Sugar Coated Cardstock.


I used Beacons 3 in 1 glue to make sure the sugar coated paper stuck really well. The length of each strip is 1 3/4 X 11 1/2.

Next up I added 10 photos all sized at 3 X 2 and arranged them on top of the layout as shown below. I added the title using a variety of alpha stickers to add interest and added the rainbow doodle-pop in the middle!

I finally grabbed a bunch of embellishments to see what wound work on the layout, and decided to try my best to do tone-on-tone.  Here is the result:

I used a lot of doodle-pops and mini doodle-pops on the layout.  I layered the monster doodle-pop with the mini popsicle doodlepop... I think this is just so cute!!!

I also loved the little monster from the Hip-Hip Hooray collection and added that with the cloud from the Springtime Icon Sticker Sheet

I also layered a lot on the layout with a variety of jewels on top of stickers:

I hope you enjoyed the layout today and that the sun is shining wherever you are!

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