Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Friendly Forest: From Cards to Mini Albums

Hello Doodlebuggers!  Amanda here today with a trio of happy fox cards.  Gone are the days of saving my favorite supplies for "later".  It would be a disservice to leave these little foxes hidden away in their packages.

The Friendly Forest collection is full of sweet, happy critters, but the little orange fox is my favorite.  He can be found as a Doodlepop, cardstock sticker, and journaling card (and on a ton of patterned paper).

This little fox says, "Hello!"  I layered several patterned paper rectangles and added some stickers.  Keeping your embellishments within the same color scheme will help create a cohesive look on your card.

I love the shine and dimension of the Sprinkles leaves.  They make a perfect accent for any card or page.  

Eye-catching cards don't have to be complicated.  Add a journaling sticker and some chipboard alphas on top of a piece of patterned paper and you're done.  Add some fun detail by adding a stitched border.

Doodlebug's new big Chippers letters aren't for scrapbook pages only--they are perfect for creating bold sentiments on cards, too.

For the third card, I created a little scene using the Friendly Forest 6x6 pad and stickers.  The rich colors in this collection are a feast for the eyes.

The little Doodlepop fox is my favorite.  I popped up a couple of trees with foam to add some dimension to the card.

Happy Fall!


Supplies: Doodlebug Friendly Forest collection, Chippers

Autumn Mini Album 
by Sharm 

Hello! Hello! Isn't the Friendly Forest line by Doodlebug Designs absolutely adorable? I love the little squirrels, fox..why just about everything! When i saw the whole collection all I thought was how well everything goes so well together. Almost like a family, together.

So I went about creating this little accordion piece that measures 4x4 when closed. It works out well as both, a deco piece and a mini album.

Here's how it looks

Materials Used:

Item:4335 forest friends double-sided cardstock
Item:4360 mini leaves & acorns craft kit
Item:4364 friendly forest this & that sticker 
Item:4370 friendly forest icon sticker
Item:4371 friendly forest fancy frill sticker

Assorted Projects 
by Courtney Lee

HELLOOOOOO out there! Are you LOVING Friendly Forest!?!? This is definitely one of my favorite collections of the year! I couldn't stop making things with it!!!

Court from Court's Crafts here to show you some versatility with this line! I used it for a card, a garland, and cable identification! Yep, 3 projects - one post! Enjoy! :) 

Project 1: Fall Family Card
This is a legal sized card as I wanted the height of the tree and the falling leaves to be the overall feeling. 

 I wanted to get a "sentiment" in there even though the background is full of words. I anchored it in the pile of leaves with a paperclip as well as the acorn from the icons. Check out the polka dots on the brown sprinkled shape leaf at the bottom... Lovin' that leaf. 

Okay, I admit it... This fat-headed owl was part of the Ghouls and Goodies collection... but he was just TOO darling!!! 

Ummm... HELLOOO sprinkled shapes!!!! These little leaves are so yummy!! And the pics of them don't do their mini-prints justice so I thought I would get you a few close-ups. Aren't the checkers on the orange one SO darling!?! 

Polka dots on the purple ones? Yes, indeedy. And just in case you thought the gloss was something I added, it's not! They come that way! Glossy goodness.
 Grab some. You will LOVE them! Spoiler alert: they came out with both of the Christmas lines too!!! :) 

Project 2: Leaf Garland
Isn't this so super pretty? And you know what?! It took absolutely. no. work. 

Here is the product that I simply pulled out of their die cut edges and sewed in a line... seriously. It retails for $3.99 and took all of 5 minutes to make. My kind of home decor!  

See those stitched lines around the edges of the leaves? They come printed on. love. it.

Here is how large it is all sewn together! Emmaline wants it for her door but we'll see... Mommy wants to put it on the mantle! 

Another close up!

Project 3: Okay... I know I got carried away... Cable Identification.
So.... do any of you have husbands that steal your power cords, etc.? Ugh. Mine. Steals. Mine. All. The. Time... It drives me nuts! Whenever your phone is fully charged there are chargers everywhere and the minute you need one - cannot be found!

Well, my husband claims he never takes mine... now we'll know!

I added this simple touch of washi tape to give it some fall flair! I LOVE IT!!! I am totally going to change these out for the seasons and do different designs on them! So fun and SO fast!

Earbuds: cute-ified. Love.

I had a thicker band on the computer charger so I decided to use a wider one. Aren't the polka dots cute!?

So... One of the best things about doodlebug washi tape is the different widths! You can see them all in perspective here. The bands at the top of the tags let you know how thick they are and what the washi tape looks on a white background. :)

Close up of the cuteness. :) They are so happy! :) My mom already asked if I could do hers so I brought some washi tape over and put it around hers too! :)

So... I just got the new iPhone6 and found this case... in classic doodlebug color: swimming pool blue.. :) Of course I had to pick that one! Now... I can match the washi tape to my phone!!! :)

Fall Family Card
bugs used:
doodlebug: friendly forest: fun with fall (4336)
doodlebug: friendly forest: fall forest (4330)
doodlebug: friendly forest: forest friends (4335)
doodlebug: friendly forest: sprinkles shapes: falling leaves (4398)
doodlebug: ghouls and goodies: mini doodle-pops: lil' owls (4421)
doodlebug: friendly forest: this and that (4364)
doodlebug: friendly forest: icons (4370)
doodlebug: friendly forest: mini paperclips: fall (4492)

Leaf Garland
bugs used:
doodlebug: friendly forest: mini leaves and acorns (4360)

Cable Identification
bugs used:
doodlebug: friendly forest: washi tape: autumn stripe (4410)
doodlebug: friendly forest: washi tape: colors of fall (4408)


  1. I love all of these projects ladies! Such great ideas...and Adorable!

  2. I pinned!

  3. I love the variety of projects featured today!

  4. So many wonderful projects ladies! Love them! :)

  5. I pinned! love the ideas!! http://www.pinterest.com/sueb19/doodlebug/

  6. Pinned here:
    Carla from Utah

  7. Pinned at this address:
    Carla from Utah

  8. Also pinned:
    Carla from Utah

  9. Message, liked
    and shared on FB.
    Carla from Utha

  10. These projects are so
    cute and loving the
    paper and washi
    tapes used.
    Carla from Utah

  11. Wow, all of these projects are fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. What a feast for the senses here!! My eyes were amazed with what I saw here on this post!! Amanda, Sharm, And Courtney did a super great job!!

  13. I pinned.

  14. I pinned all 3 of Amanda's cards!!!
    I pinned Sharm's mini album!!
    I pinned Courtney's garland and card!!

  15. I pinned the fantastic mini album.

  16. I pinned the cute owl card.

  17. I pinned the adorable fox card.

  18. I pinned the cute "hi" fox card.

  19. Love it so cute owls

  20. Such cuteness! I shared on Facebook!

    LOVE Amanda's cute & foxy cards, LOVE Sharm's cute Autumn mini and LOVE Courtney's projects too, from her pretty card & leafy garland to her CLEVER Washi tagging :)
    THANK YOU ladies!!!

  22. I shared the Facebook post linking to Sharm's pretty Autumn mini :)

  23. I shared the Facebook post linking to Courtney's card, garland & clever labelling :)

  24. I shared the Facebook post linking to Amanda's cute & foxy cards :)

  25. I pinned each of Amanda's cute & foxy cards :)

  26. I pinned three different views of Sharm's cute mini :)
    front view - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/247275835766123199/
    open view - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/247275835766123199/
    top view - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/247275835766123205/

  27. I pinned Coutney's fabulous projects :)
    cute card - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/247275835766123225/
    leafy garland - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/247275835766123232/
    clever labelling - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/247275835766123234/

  28. Super cute ideas!
    Pinned http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79727855879073765/

  29. pinned & shared, love this colour combo and the animals are so friggin cute!!

  30. All of these cards and project are just precious! I love these bright and bold colors of these collections!


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