Saturday, May 27, 2017

Hats Off! Collection: Gift Card Album by Wendy Sue

Hello Doodlebug friends!  It's Wendy Sue here today, and I'm excited to share a little project I made for my favorite 2017 graduate with the amazing "Hats Off!" collection!  (The little album I used is a cut file in the silhouette store.) Here's a look:

I doesn't look like much - but just wait until you see the inside! I needed to keep the outside kind of flat so the entire piece could be thrown in a purse or backpack.  Because, truly, they are going to want to keep this gift close after they head off to college!  (Oh, and don't miss that fun velcro closure!)

Drum roll please...

Ta-daaaaa!  Can you tell what it is?  It's a mini accordion album...with pockets!  Here's a closer look at the inside of the front cover - then we'll get to the meat of it! ;)

I really really wish I could take better photos of these odds & ends pieces - they are gorgeous metallic silver - SO pretty!

And here's a look at the first pocket page - first empty...then sporting gift #1!  I embellished the top of the pocket page with the cutest graduation shape sprinkles!

Each little pocket is the perfect size for holding a giftcard!  Of course, every grad needs to head to Target to buy supplies for college! 

Oh, and food.  Every college freshman needs to be spoiled every once in a while - when they are tired of ramen or mac & cheese, they can pull out their handy-dandy gift and treat themselves to a delicious meal out! The gorgeous metallic odds & ends have been added to both of these pages.  And don't miss that awesome graduation cap paper clip on the right page - it's the cutest!

Maybe a few more meals out. ;)  I added some fun stickers (tip: use baby powder to remove the stickiness on any portion of the sticker that hangs off of a page - or in this case, a pocket) to both pages.  And that doodle pop grad cap is so perfect over there on the right page.  Can you see the sweet little acetate cloud behind it?

And the perfect gift for any grad - especially your FAVORITE grad? 

Cold. Hard. Cash.  It fits perfectly in the pocket as well. ;)

The last page is perfect for this little grad owl and his special message for your graduate:

Don't forget to embellish the back of the closed album:

It's the perfect sticker (with awesome metallic silver) for the back - the perfect message for a new graduate!

And, if you want to gift a little something extra, pick up one of these awesome collector pins to add to your already amazing gift - because they are just the cutest things ever:

"Hats Off!" to all of this years grads - now go make them something fun to celebrate!!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Hats Off Collection: Congrats Grad Layout by Anita Bownds

Hi there Doodlebug peeps,
Anita here with you today sharing a layout created with the fabulous hats off collection 
I have to say that the silver foil in this collection is wonderful so sparkly.

I started off with a design in mind using strips of patterned paper going on a angle across the layout 
And in the centre at the bottom having my journaling typed with my typewriter 

After lining up the paper strips I add a some washi tape just under the edge
adding the strips of patterned paper I machine stitched on the edges of the starstruck 
Next I added a few papers behind my photo and one of those diploma bits of paper in my photo layers 
I also added a little cute star clip and that cute doodlepop hat

I used a die cut from the odds and ends pack
And decided on using the shape sprinkles around my journaling 

On the right hand side of my photo I added another die cut with silver foil 
on it from the odds and ends 

Supply list
5571 hats doodlepop
4795 official stripe washi tape
5591 cute clips graduation 
5547 graduation shape sprinkles 
5596 odds and ends 
5613 sterling stripes
5615 starstruck 
5616 party harty 
3863 cap and gown

Thanks for stopping by the blog today

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Hats Off Collection: Birthday Girl Layout by Mendi

Hello Doodlebugs!  It's Mendi here today with a playful twist on Doodlebug's cool new Hats Off collection for Graduations and so much more.  For my project I thought it would be fun to show just how versatile these products really are by using it to create a birthday layout.

With this collection comes a brand new "color" of my favorite Skinny Alphabet stickers... Metallic Silver!  I paired them here with a word bubble die cut from the odds and ends collection and a couple of star stickers from the icon sticker sheet.
Doodlebug Design Hats Off Graduation Collection used for a Birthday Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa
The odds and ends pack for this collection is AMAZING!  It comes with such a great variety of shapes in clear acetate as well as cardstock and foil.  I immediately fell in love with these fun balloons!  Aren't they cool?   To hide my adhesive for the two white balloons, I added my liquid adhesive behind the stripes and polka-dots which worked beautifully.
Doodlebug Design Hats Off Graduation Collection used for a Birthday Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa
I finished off my page with a simple decorative banner and a camera from the same odds and ends die-cut pack.  A simple blue button to the lens adds a splash off color.
Doodlebug Design Hats Off Graduation Collection used for a Birthday Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

I love that with this collection's monochromatic color scheme, you can pair it with any color under the rainbow to match your occasion.  I hope I've inspired you to take a second look at this fabulous collection.  :)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hats Off Collection: Congrats Grad Layout by Virginia Nebel

Hello, it's Virginia here on the blog today to share with you a few projects using the gorgeous Hat's Off collection!   The silver foil papers, ephemera and transparencies are simply stunning!  You can definitely use this collection for more than just graduations, I'm thinking anniversaries, parties and other special memories.

Here on my page, I love anything with stripes so I couldn't resist using the silver foiled striped paper as the backdrop to my photos.  Have you noticed the cute shaped clips that come with every collection?  So easy to just clip them to the edges of your paper and you add instant pizzaz on your project!

For my second page, the base paper is an embossed velvet paper and the texture is so rich (I hope you can see it in the photo)!  The delicate vellum dot paper is perfect to run through die-cuts and punches, here I made some pretty vellum butterflies with silver sprinkles.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hats Off Collection: Graduation Layout by Caroli

Hello my dear Doodlebug friends, how are you today? As for me, I'm super excited to share the projects I've made using Hats Off collection. I have these pics  since I graduated from college, 15 years ago (I'm old!!!) and never scrapped them because never found the appropriate collection to do it so.... until Doodlebug geniouses came up with this and I knew the moment to undust my old grad pics.

I dont have too many pics and most of them wew taken with an analog camera, (yes, I AM THAT OLD! LOL!)   so I scanned my pics and printed in a more convenient size to use them on my pages. 

I love the shades of black, white and silver of this collection, it's really beautiful and very adult at the same time. I combined it with some blue basics to match the colors of my Alma Mater.   

In my first layout I used some layers and round pics, I love the cute graduated owls included on the Odds & Ends package.

I also love the clear acetate elements included, I used some here and there as well. 

Don't you just love all the silver in this collection? In general I love metallic details on paper and embellies and this collection really rocked that. 

For my second layout I usedmy fave grad pic, I look so serious and formal receiving my award, so proud as well. 

I created some kind of embellishments cascade and used a lot of elements from the odds & Ends package, sprinkles, and also some ink splatters.  Again, the little graduated owl was my chosen embellie, how cute is that!  

I created my title using a phrase from the Odds& Ends package and letter from the blue Teempsy Type Alpha.

I really had a lot of fun working in these layouts, this collection is really different from regular Doodlebug Design items and I LOVED it! Also i had a good laugh with my little girl showing her my graduated pics, she just thought I looked ridiculously funny in my cap and gown, LOL!

I hope you got some imspiration from my layouts and decide to scrap your graduartion pics as well, it's a beautiful excersise to remember good old days, isn't it?

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Hat's Off Collection: Cards by Courtney Lee

Hellooooo out there doodlebug lovers!!! This is Courtney Lee from Court's Crafts kicking off the new Hat's Off collection! The acetate odds and ends and the silver foil REALLY make this collection shine (literally). The silver is practically mirror and is REALLY gorgeous in person.

Happy Graduation!
My mother in law just finished her teaching credential and I am so proud of her for completing it while working! I thought I would make her a really fun card using this sweet lady owl!

This new chenille and crushed velvet cardstock are amazing. They are SOOOOO soft. I used the crushed velvet on all of my cards and it cuts BEAUTIFULLY! Have you ever had fuzzy cardstock that left like pilly edges? Not this! Look at that edge! Gorgeous. 

Aren't these cute clips adorable!? I hid them on two of my cards. I also added glossy accents onto the graduation cap and dropped a star into it while it was still wet. I love adding just a touch of something to the odds and ends. I feel like they really come to life!
doodlebug: hat's off: cute clips (5591)
doodlebug: hat's off: odds and ends (5696)
doodlebug: hat's off: 6x6 paper pad (5687)
doodlebug: hat's off: this and that  (5606)
doodlebug: hat's off: shape sprinkles: graduation  (5547)
doodlebug: beetle black: chenille cardstock (1940)
doodlebug: beetle black: crushed velvet cardstock (1898)
doodlebug: petite prints: ruby gingham-linen (5425)

My husband just hit a huge milestone in life and his company color is this blue. So I decided to make him a masculine congratulations card with this fantastic acetate piece from the odds and ends!

Check out that shine!!! On acetate! Once again, I snuck two cute clips in there on top and bottom to frame the sentiment. 
doodlebug: hat's off: cute clips (5591)
doodlebug: hat's off: odds and ends (5696)
doodlebug: hat's off: 6x6 paper pad (5687)
doodlebug: hat's off: shutterbug (5612)
doodlebug: beetle black: crushed velvet cardstock (1898)
doodlebug: colored cardstock: bluebird (3396)

Back to School
Lastly, have you ever had a card that just came together wildly and you just LOVED it!? This was that card for me. 

I had the concept of the star background, the apple and the worm and it was pretty plain. I added the "woo hoo" and the acetate film strip (LOVE) and then my daughters suggested some stars (of course!)

I tried to capture the shine of the silver foil and the acetate but it wasn't super cooperating. Take it from me that these cards really shine in real life!
doodlebug: hat's off: odds and ends (5696)
doodlebug: hat's off: 6x6 paper pad (5687)
doodlebug: hat's off: icons (5601)
doodlebug: sprinkles: silver assortment (4183)
doodlebug: beetle black: crushed velvet cardstock (1898)
doodlebug: petite prints: ladybug gingham-linen (5426)
doodlebug: petite prints: citrus gingham-linen (5433)
doodlebug: petite prints: grasshopper gingham-linen (5435)

I hope you will pick up this fabulously fun line and I hope you enjoyed my cards for today! :) 

Friday, May 19, 2017

At The Zoo Collection: Zoo Party

Hello Doodlebug friends!  It's Wendy Sue here today, sharing my "At the Zoo" project with you!  As you've already seen so many amazing projects, I'm sure you've seen the super cute little zoo animals and likely fallen in love with them already!  I couldn't decide which animals to I opted to use as many as possible - and I invited them all to the party!  Here's a look at my little party ensemble:

Let's take a closer look.  Here's the birthday card.  I used the brown paper and the awesome plaid paper from the 6x6 pad, along with a few of the "Odds & Ends" up in the corner.  Did you know Doodlebug has plain white doodle twine?  As much fun as the colors are, sometimes white is the perfect choice!

Of course, I had to use some sprinkles too!  And isn't that doodle tape the perfect addition to the middle?

How about that little gift (or treat) box?  I used my Silhouette to cut the small box from the multi-color polka dot paper, then embellished it with doodle tape, doodle twine, odds & ends, and stickers!

Can you see the details of the doodle tape below?  I wrapped it around the middle of the box - it's all of the cute animal faces - like a parade!

And, the grand finale....the doodle pops I used as the "cupcake" toppers!  (Only I used snowballs instead of cupcakes because I couldn't resist the green ones!) 

 I simply stuck the doodle pops onto sucker sticks and poked them right in the top of each treat!

And that's how I used so many of the CUTE products in this collection!  The good news is, there are still TONS of cute animals and patterns to use on future projects - which makes me so happy!  Now I'm off to plan a trip to the zoo so I can use these babies in my scrapbook too!

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