Saturday, October 21, 2017

Washi Tape Challenge: Christmas Tree Layout by Wendy Sue Anderson

Hi Doodlebug Friends!  It's Wendy Sue here today, sharing my take on the Washi Tape Challenge!  I couldn't wait to create a fun tree for last year's Christmas PJ's layout.  Here's a look at the completed page, but keep reading for more details!

washi tape christmas tree layout by @wendysue for @doodlebugdesign

I started by cutting a Christmas Tree shape out of white cardstock.  I used the same piece of cardstock for my layout base.  After I added a piece of patterned paper, the spot where the tree was cut out is covered up.  Here's a look at the back.  You could actually create a fun layout right on this side too!

washi tape christmas tree layout by @wendysue for @doodlebugdesign

Anyway, back to the tree.  After I cut out the simple tree shape, I started adding strips of washi tape.  I didn't want it to get too busy, so I alternated two different designs.  You can either trim off the edges, or fold them to the back.  I did a little bit of both.  After the front was covered, I added lots of coordinating glitter sprinkles and made a make-shift pot to put the tree in.  I added it to the layout with foam adhesive squares for a bit of depth.

washi tape christmas tree layout by @wendysue for @doodlebugdesign

Don't you just love these new "Abigail" letter stickers?  I sure do!  They worked perfectly for my title, and I used a sticker (again on foam squares) with a heart shaped clip for the subtitle.

washi tape christmas tree layout by @wendysue for @doodlebugdesign

I wanted to keep the page pretty simple so the focus could stay on the photos and the big tree, but I had to add a few embellishment clusters like this one with stickers and enamel sprinkles.

washi tape christmas tree layout by @wendysue for @doodlebugdesign

And, of course, another bit of washi tape here on the bottom:

washi tape christmas tree layout by @wendysue for @doodlebugdesign

So...how about you?  What's your favorite way for using washi tape?!? I challenge YOU to make an oversized tree for your next layout!

washi tape christmas tree layout by @wendysue for @doodlebugdesign

Friday, October 20, 2017

Washi Tape Challenge: Booville Home Decor by Jomelle Gomez

Hi there Doodlebug Fans! Jomelle here today and I am sharing my Washi Tape Challenge project. I love Halloween so I wanted to create something I can display in my home. I used the Booville Collection for this project.

 I found a wooden pumpkin shape at Hobby Lobby and I covered it with washi tapes. It was super easy to make. 
I used some of the doodle pops pieces since they have a 3D effect. I also added those scary looking trees using a die from my stash. I used a pop up adhesive for the trees. 
I used my new Iphone 8S Plus to take these photos and I am so amazed how it turned out. This new phone has a Portrait feature. It is so awesome.
 These are the washi tapes I used.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you had a Spooktacular time.



Thursday, October 19, 2017

Washi Tape Challenge: Unicorn LOVE by Caroli


Hello my dear Doodlebug Design friends!  Caroli here and today I want to share my take of the washi tape challenge we are having here with my peeps at he DT.

I must say that I don't use washi tape on my projects often, I love it, specially Doodlebug's, but never seem to find the way to include it on my projects, so this was a real challenge for me! I had to think outside the box and finally came out with this layout:



As you can see, I used washitape to fill a big unicorn diecut I used as a base on my design. I placed several strips of washi in a rainbow pattern, I love the result.
 
I used some pics of the last birthday party I threw for my baby girl, which was unicorn and rainbow themed, so Fairy Tales collection was simply perfect for it. You can see on the pic that actually the party was inspired by this collection, I even made the smiley clouds and a paper rainbow for decorating the candy table.


As always, shape sprinkles are just gorgeous and my fave item on each collection. I love the cloud shaped ones, they are the perfect add to my embellishments clusters.



Have you seen the new alpha typography Abigail?? I love the funny and happy feel of this aplha. I used Swimming Pool color to add my title.



Journaling is always an important element in my layouts and in this one I wrote all the history about the party and some memories around the diecut shape, I think it looks funny and pretty :)


I hope you liked this simply idea and got inspired to try it on your projects. Doodlebug Design's washi tapes are so beautiful, the possibilities are endless!

Have a lovely day!




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Washi Tape Challenge: Holiday Frames by Traci Penrod

Hi there!  It's Traci and I'm back to share my Washi Tape project with you!  I found these 8x8 frames on sale at my local craft store so I decided to create a few holiday decor pieces, and a gift for a friend. 
The frames came with double white mats.  I covered the larger outside mat, and left the one inside white.  I started with a corner, positioning the orange "Happy Halloween" tape first.  Then I added the rest of the tape by stretching it across the frame cut-out from one side to the other, trimming it, and folding it under each side.  I could have saved some tape by not going across the opening, but this helped me line everything up perfectly.
Here's the finished Halloween frame in my family room.  This was a super easy way to add a little pop of color to the plain space on my shelves.
I also made one for Christmas ... 
 ... and one for a friend.  She can take out the center piece and add a cute picture of her new puppy!
I hope you are enjoying this week's washi tape projects!  Stop back by every day for new ideas on how to use this fun product. Booville Washi Tape Booville 4x4 card Milk & Cookies Washi Tape Here Comes Santa Die Cuts Puppy Love Washi Tape Puppy Love 6x6 Paper

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Washi Tape Challenge: Holiday Cards by Brigit

Hello Doodlebug Fans, it's Brigit here! I have a couple of cards to share with you today using Doodlebug's adorable washi tape. I had so much fun putting these cards together, washi tape is a quick and easy way to add decorative touches to any project.


For these three cards, I used washi tape from the Milk & Cookies collection along with some from the assortment packs.


I love pieces of washi tape with torn jagged edges place randomly on cards, so fun! I added a couple of odds & ends from the milk & cookies pack and the santa's sweet and peppermint twist washi tape also from that collection. A piece of ladybug swiss dot and gingham from the assortment pack. I finished off the card with some doodlebug sequins and glitter.  The matted red layer is ladybug textured cardstock and the sentiment is from the 6 x 6 milk & cookies paper pad.


I love the simplicity of this card, it's all about the washi tape.  I used the gingham assortment pack to create the diagonal striped background.  The sentiment is a piece of merry christmas washi on a white strip of cardstock.  The two little gingerbread men are from the odds & ends pack.


For the last card I placed washi pieces on cardstock and used a banner die to cut it out, makes such a great background!!  Washi used, santa's sweet, happy holidays and stripe assortment.  Other products, gingerbread man from odds & ends, milk & cookies 6 x 6 paper pad, raspberry textured cardstock and bubblegum chunky twine.

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Washi Tape Challenge: Christmas Cards by Mendi

Hello Doodlebugs!  It's Mendi here today with a trio of cards showcasing some fun ways to incorporate washi tape into your holiday cardmaking!
Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookie Washi Tape Holiday Christmas Cards by Mendi Yoshikawa
For my first card, I quickly covered the front of a 5.5" x 4.25" card with the darling tapes from the Milk & Cookies collection, as well as a few fun basic polka-dots.  After my card front was covered, I die-cut a circle from the front and inserted a cute little sticker in the open space.  This card design is perfect for mass producing and is great for mailing because it's very flat.
Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookie Washi Tape Figgy Pudding Holiday Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa
For my second card, I wanted to show off the translucent qualities of the washi tape so I adhered the adorable milk & cookies tape to a piece of clear acetate, alternating with the basic thin gingham and polka-dot washi tapes.   I left a little space between the tapes to see through to the inside of the card and then cut a 4x4 inch window from the center of my card front.  I then sandwiched the clear acetate between my front card panel and my card base, covering the seam with the scalloped aqua frame.  To finish my card I heat embossed a stamped sentiment onto a die-cut circle and added the darling milk and cookie stickers from the icon sticker sheet.
Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookie Washi Tape Holiday Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa
My last card of the day uses the super cute gingerbread washi tape with the same techniques utilized on my second card.  When my frames were in place, I embellished the outside with the adorable little gingerbread stickers popped up with foam tape and a sentiment from the This & That sticker sheet.  I thought the heart sprinkles were a great finishing touch to tie the pink colors in with the rest of my card.
Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookie Washi Tape Gingerbread Holiday Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa
I hope I've inspired you to pull out your washi tapes (or pick up some of these darling ones) to incorporate with your Christmas cards this year.  Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful day.  :)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Milk & Cookies Collection: Layout by Melinda

Here I was hoarding my Cream & Sugar Valentine's collection because I thought nothing could be cuter... until now! The new Milk & Cookies literally makes me smile as I craft because those darling little faces on the icons are just so 'happy'. And the addition of pink and mint to the Christmas colour palette is simply perfect!


After drawing a rough sketch I set about preparing the background with holes for a hand stitched bauble. My intentions were to make a paper bow however I felt it might make the layout top heavy and take away from the icon cluster I had planned.


Crazy stitching is so effective and fun to do but keep in mind that it uses allot of thread and takes far more time than a regular stitch.


This photo of myself was a little crazy which portrays exactly how I feel on the Eve of Christmas after the mad lead up... I usually finish the day with a glass of wine or two whilst waiting for the 'hayseeds' to go to sleep before we can sneak in and deliver the Santa sacks to the end of their beds.


TIP: I love, love, love the speech bubbles from the 'This & That cardstock sticker sheets. However I do like to place them slightly over my photos so I always rub the backs with baby-powder first to remove the sticker adhesive before adding a dimensional pop dot to the back.


Foam adhesive pop dots were also added to the icon clusters as I really wanted lots of layering around the stitching. "Aren't those wee faces just the cutes things?"


To soften the overall look I placed random scatters of Glitter Sprinkles, Matte Sprinkles and Shape Sprinkles then finished the layout with a few splats of white ink.


And just in case you missed them... have a look at the shaped sprinkles from this collection. Now you know why it's hard not to want to hoard them forever.

So, that's a wrap for our Christmas inspiration, hopefully we've given you lots of creative ideas to help you with your festive preparations.

Melinda Spinks


Friday, October 13, 2017

Milk & Cookies Collection: Card Trio by Courtney

Okay, so this is one of those collections that you HAVE to have in your hot little hands to fully appreciate. It goes together SO easily and I just LOVE IT. It's Courtney Lee from Court's Crafts here with a card trio that makes me so happy. 

Traditions!
 This card was so much fun to make for me. It was one of those that had some inspiration behind it and then I just started cutting away and adding bits here and there. I really wanted to showcase some of the adorable patterned papers. 

I grabbed this fabulous Traditions sticker off of the This and That sticker sheet as well as the arrows that I used as corner pieces. If you know me then you know how I feel about shaped sprinkles and how I cannot get enough of them. I HAD to get that adorable gingerbread man on there and the cookies and hearts - how cute are those!?   

 I tied the doodle twine around the top and then glued the whole thing down. I actually pulled the whole thing up to add the doily. It was an afterthought that became the element that brought together the next two cards!

doodles used:

Santa's Hungry
This is a mini card that comes in the create a card Christmas assortment. I put another doily down and then the red and white border came from an odds and ends acrylic piece!

How cute is that doodle-pop? Santa visit was just too cute to leave in his packaging. I looked over and saw on the front of the 6x6 paper pad that they had santa in his chair with a glass of milk and a cookie in his hand so I just grabbed them off of the shape sprinkles package and added them. Done! Voila!

Look at the depth of those doodle-pops! They are so 3-D in real life! 

doodles used:
create a card christmas assortment (5738)
doodle pop: santa visit (5760)
odds and ends: milk and cookies (5766)
shape sprinkles: milk and cookies (5753)
mini doilie in lily white (4605)

Mrs. Claus is Baking
I mean, isn't she darling!? Again, these patterned papers were just too cute not to showcase. I picked three that were darling together and then added the red and white striped "belt".

This milk jug is just sooo 80's but 80's darling and I love whisks... like I have 4 and have to restrain myself from buying new ones so I just had to get it in here along with a couple more cookies. 

I added a spoon to Mrs. Claus and some shape sprinkle hearts to the sentiment piece which came off of the this and that sticker sheet. I tucked two halves of a doily behind the sentiment to finish it off.

doodles used:
6x6 paper pad: milk and cookies (5806)
this and that (5776)
shape sprinkles: sugarplums (5754)
icons (5774)
mini doilie in lily white (4605)


I hope this inspires you to start your Christmas card and that you will run right out to grab some of this fabulous and fun Milk and Cookies collection before it is gone! 
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