Monday, July 31, 2017

Stitching Challenge: Birthday Tag by Virginia

One of my favorite go-to items in my scrapbooking stash is twine!  Love that Doodlebug has chunky twine and lighter weight twine, both types available in a rainbow of happy colors!

For my project, I wrapped some chunky twine around the middle portion of a tag for a fun textured foundation.

I stitched a few buttons onto the tag using the lighter weight twine.

I chose some cute embellishments from the Fairy Tales collection (love the happy faces on the icons) and the title 'happy' to finish the tag.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Odds & Ends Challenge: Clothespin Photo Holders with Tya

Hi Doodlebug fans! It's Tya here and I am closing out our awesome and super fun Odds and Ends Challenge that we have had going on the blog the last couple of weeks. It was so fun to use this amazing product  and I challenged myself to use it in a new and inventive way other than a card or scrapbook layout. What I came up with are these cute photo holders made from giant clothespins that I picked up at my local craft supply store.  I used the adorable Dragon Tails line to make these and used the Odds and Ends, pattern paper, clothespins, mini stickers, This and That Sticker Sheet and enamel dots.
These clothespins are something I have had pinned on my "Projects I Love" board on Pinterest for ages and I am glad I got a chance to finally make these. To make the clothespins I painted them with some acrylic paint and then added various pattern papers to the front of the clothespins.

 I then printed off a few photos and then had fun decorating each of the clothespins in different ways. Here are some close ups:

These clothespins would be great as party favors or party decor - or even fun for a little gift. I hope I have inspired you to make some of these cute photo holders of your own. The Odds and Ends come with so many different pieces that you will have plenty to create so many different projects! Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Odds & Ends Challenge: Planner Love with Jomelle Gomez

Hello Everyone! It's Jomelle today and I want to share my planner layout using Odds & Ends from the Sugar and Cream collection. This month's challenge was to use the Odds & Ends as the main focus. Being a planner girl, I just do what I do best, and that is to make weekly layouts. I love using these wonderful and adorable die cuts. I decided to use the ones from the Sugar and Cream collection since it's my favorite.

Here is my weekly layout for July 17 to July 23. This particular layout is more of my memory keeping of my family during this week.

Cream and Sugar Odds & Ends package is full of lots of cute pieces.


Most of the embellishments I used here are from the Odds & Ends. I just added the coffee washi tape on the bottom border on the left page and on the top border on the right page.

As you can see here, I made a page marker. I cut out the 12x12 double sided "love you lots" cardstock. I then decorated it with Odds & Ends. Then I punched the 3 holes on the left so I can put it in my planner.

I made a list of my Favorite Teas from different restaurants.

I decorated this mini pocket and I also punched holes on the left side. It'll also go inside my planner. I can add stickers or embellishments that I need for future use.

I always enjoy using the Odds & Ends in my planner layout. It's exciting just going through all the adorable die cuts. There are so many possibilities using these. So what are you waiting for? Grab a pack or two and start using them in you planner. Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Odds & Ends Challenge: Spring Wall Hanging by Traci Penrod

Happy Thursday everyone!  It's Traci, and I'm back to share my project using the adorable Odds and Ends die cuts from the Doodlebug Spring Things collection.
This is one of my all-time favorite die cut collections because of the flowers and cute little critters.  I wanted some thing I could hang on my wall for a fun pop of color in my craft room.  I didn't have a 12x12 frame, so the Doodlebug clipart board worked perfectly!
My inspiration started with this piece of 6x6 paper from the Spring Things 6x6 paper pad.  I used my circle cutter to cut out the circle, and then adhered it to the center of my white card stock.
Then I used a plate to draw another circle for my odds and ends.   I laid all of the pieces around the circle to determine placement before I adhered them.  I love how the acetate pieces look popped up and overlapping other solid pieces.
And here is my granddaughter again ... get ready, you are going to be seeing a lot more of her in future.  She is almost 10 months old and has completely stolen my heart!
I finished the piece by adding just a few sprinkles around the page, and backing the white card stock with a piece of dolphin textured card stock I hope my project has inspired you to have lots of fun with Doodlebug's Odds and Ends!  Happy crafting!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Odds & Ends Challenge: Safari Layout by Caroli

Hello friends, how are you? It's Caroli and today I want to share a new layout using some doodlebug cuteness.

As you may know, this month the Design Team was challenged to create projects featuring Odds & Ends packages from any collection, and I loved this idea because Odds & Ends are my fave product ever by Doodlebug Design.

It was so easy to create my project, there were so many cute die cuts on the package and everything flew easily. I used at The Zoo collection and pics from a Safari we got to enjoy at Animal Kingdom.

I decided to make the diecuts the main element in my project, so I used small round pics and created some clusters through my layout.

I added few palm leaves to make my clusters more interesting, some ink splatters and some sprinkles for an additional touch.

Here you can see how tiny round pics look great along with the embellishments, I love how this cluster came out.

I made my tittle using the word "safari" I cut with my Silhouette Cameo and some black alpha. I love combining different fonts and letter sizes on my tittles.

I hope you like this idea, Ods&Ends packages include a lot of diecuts and this is a great way to use many of them at the same time. Have great day!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Odds & Ends Challenge: At the Zoo Layout by Karen Hanson

Hi everyone, it's Karen and today I am having some fun with my favourite Doodlebug characters - the stars you can find in the Odds and Ends packs. If you are not familiar with the Odds & Ends packs, you are missing out. While I love just about anything with Doodlebug on the packaging, these packages of die cuts (that happen to coordinate with each collection) are one of my favorite product. And here's why... matter what picture I have for a layout, I can find a set of set of characters that help me tell my story! These cuties from the At the Zoo collection were just the addition I needed for this layout to add a bit of colour and dimension. Adhered with some foam squares, they are a great size to match up with pictures.
 ...and can I just say that their expressions, variety of sizes, huge number of pieces and even mini themes within collections allow a crafter to mix and match and create project after project with just one package.
And if cute characters are not enough, there are all sorts of additional pieces that you can use on projects. Letters and words make great titles for all sorts of projects...
...and did I mention that they are perfect size for A2 cards? I put this little scene together with more pieces from the same pack, adhering the animals with some foam adhesive to create a bit of dimension. They were a perfect match with some of the papers from the 6X6 paper pack... ...including this cute little incognito greeting embellished with some sprinkles.
I even used some of the fun leaf-themed banner pieces upside down for a little more texture in the top corner of the card. I can't wait to find a reason to gift this card. Almost every project I create with Doodlebug products includes Odd & Ends. Opening up a package and sifting through all the goodies is as much fun as crafting with them! If you haven't had a chance to work with them yet, I encourage you to pick up a package. If you have, tell me about your very favourite cutie and what collection it came from! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Karen

Monday, July 24, 2017

Odds & Ends Challenge: Zoo Layout by Virginia

Hello! it's Virginia here on the blog today to share with you my Odds & Ends only project. There are so many delightful die cuts included in each pack and just when you think you've dipped in to use every last bit, there is still more!  For my layout, I layered die cuts from At The Zoo collection, it was so easy to create a fun scene with all the cute animals.

When creating a layered collage I find it easier to layer the elements on a separate card stock base (sometimes I'll even take a picture) and then I'll transfer each die cut to it's final spot on my layout.  Have fun using up your Odds & Ends!

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