Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thankful for Nature Book

Hello Doodlebug friends!  Shellye along today with a 
"Thankful For Nature" Board Book that I created with "Happy Camper"
and "Friendly Forrest" Collections.

Both of the collections are filled with the cutest critters, so I wanted to showcase them in the form of a board book!  I started with a couple of 4.5"X5.5" dies by Top Dog Dies and sheets of heavyweight chipboard.  

I used some assorted alphabet stickers for the cover.

I cut the base pages from 12X12 papers and the oval inset was cut from 6X6 papers...I love the mix of larger prints with the smaller ones!  

I'ved added some of the new glittered enamel dots, but if you're making the book for a smaller child, you may want to try hand-tied buttons or brads instead.

The new "Chippers" chipboard alphas are perfect for spelling out smaller words!

Doodle Pops and stickers layered on with foam adhesive add interest, as well as dimension!

Again, if you're making a similar board book for a small child, you may also consider
laminating the pages and forgoing the dimensional embellishments.  Choose critters that are indigenous to your area and go on a nature hike scavenger hunt in search of them :)

Thanks for joining me today at Doodlebug Design!


  1. OMG!! This little book is precious!!

  2. A fun book, but I love how it show cases the doodlebug colors so well

  3. This is an adorable book! I love it! Shared it here: http://www.pinterest.com/eaybar09/doodlebug-design-friendly-forest/

  4. This turned out darling Shellye! Your zig-zag stitching captures my heart every time. ;)

  5. Super sweet book! I love how each page is a little different, but they all have the wonderful stitching! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. Pinned at this address:
    Carla from Utah

  7. Liked and shared
    on FB.
    Carla from Utah

  8. SUPER CUTE nature book Shellye - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    After looking at these, I want a pet moose and a bowl filled with fish :)

  9. Pinned lots of these as well as liked + shared on Facebook :)

    - Laura Shantora Nelles

  10. I gushed all over this at Shellye's blog!! Such an amazing creation!! Made possible with Doodlebug's amazing products!!

  11. I pinned the cover pic of Shellye's super cute nature book :)

  12. I pinned the fabulous fish page from Shellye's super cute nature book :)

  13. I pinned the fabulous moose page from Shellye's super cute nature book :)


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