Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Partying It Up: Birthday Set by Anita Bownds

Hi there Doodlebug peeps 
Anita here today sharing birthday gift set using the fairy tales collection 
I created this set for my daughters 13th birthday..


With the card I cut 2 panels from the cut apart patterned paper and folded it in half to make a card 
Then I cut some copy paper and added it in too the middle of the card and machine stitched it down the middle 
Then I add a few stickers on the front of the card

I decided to create a 3D cupcake 
I started with a water balloon and paper mached over the top of the balloon 
Then I traced out a cupcake pattypan and cut out and adhered it around the paper mache
Then I cut a paper straw to size and polled a hole in the top of the cupcake 
Next I used white heavy gesso over the top of the cupcake like icing then using the glitter while the gesso was wet so the glitter would stick then I added some sequins over the top and let it dry 
Next to keep the sequins and glitter from falling of I add a 3d gloss gel over it..




Monday, November 20, 2017

Partying it Up: Book Themed Baby Shower with Kathy

Hi Everyone, it's Kathy today!  The Doodlebug Design Team was challenged to come up with some fun party themes using Doodlebug products.  This was perfect for me since I offered to help out with my niece's baby shower! The shower was book-themed, everyone brought a favorite baby book in place of a card!   I made a fun banner, the favors and a cute little card, to go along with the theme, take a peek...


I started with the favors, I made little book boxes using my Silhouette and the Pastel Plaid Paper from Kitten Smitten and Gingham Linen Petite Prints.    The favors were a combination of a couple of cut files I edited to fit what I needed.  I then added cute little thank you labels.  The pictures on the labels are Doodlebug Cut files that I made into print and cut files.  They represent some of my daughter's favorite books when she was little. (The books are:  If You Give A Dog a Donut, Make Way for Ducklings, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and If You Give a Cat a Cupcake. )  I filled the favor boxes with bars of custom made cold pressed soaps from a local business.  Here are some close ups of the books...






Once I finished the favors (all 40 of them!)  I couldn't resist making a banner with the characters from the labels.


 The banner base is from a Lori Whitlock file here.  I used the following Doodlebug Cut files for the characters (same as the labels on the boxes)  Orange Dog, Donuts, Duckie, Mice, Chocolate Cookie, Caterpillar, Leaf 1, Green Kitty and Cupcake 2.  Again I used the Pastel Plaid paper and some Gingham Linen Petite prints.  I tied it all together with some Cupcake Chunky Twine.  Here are some close ups of the banner pieces...






Finally I made my niece a coordinating  Pop Up Card.  We already know she's having a girl and they decided to name her Marian.


Here is my adorable niece and her even cuter baby bump!  She loved the favors!


That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Partying it Up: Planner Meet Up Gift Idea by Jomelle

Jomelle here today and I would like to invite you to a Planner Meet Up. What's a planner meet up you ask? It's a get together for all planners to meet and greet new planner friends. We also enjoy talking and mingling with others while sharing our planners and showing our planner set up.

Each of  my planner friends will be receiving one.
I used a pocket envelope die to create these for my planner friends. These pocket envelopes can be used as a page marker by adding holes to the side and can be placed inside a ring bound planner. You can also adhere them to a page in your Traveler's Notebook.

 Planner Girls love Washi Tapes. I used my ornaments die to create these and then I laminated them. I added washi samples by wrapping the washi as you can see here. 
I made the tags using the 6x6 paper pad and I just put all the goodies together. I also added Boot Pens as a finishing touch.





So what are you waiting for? Come and join the planner community and attend a planner meet. 
Thank you for stopping by.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Partying It Up: Hot Cocoa Bar by Wendy Sue

Hi Doodlebug Friends!  It's Wendy Sue here today, sharing my fun little hot cocoa bar party!  I always enjoy hot cocoa in the wintertime, especially around the holidays, and when I have fun little add-ins, it's even better!!  So, naturally, that's what I decided to create and share with you today!

Hot Cocoa Bar Party by @WendySue with the "Milk & Cookies" collection by @DoodlebugDesign

I have a little buffet table in my kitchen, and for the next little while, it's going to be a hot cocoa station!  I used papers and embellishments from the "Milk & Cookies" collection to make it cute and fun!

I made these little cup wraps by cutting 1 1/2" strips of patterned paper and wrapping them around simple styrofoam cups. Where they cross in the middle, I punched a ladybug red cardstock circle and added a Christmas tree cute clip!  It was easy to put these together - and as a bonus, we won't get our cups mixed up!

Hot Cocoa Bar Party by @WendySue with the "Milk & Cookies" collection by @DoodlebugDesign

In the background here, you can see that I framed the cute Santa Scene - because it's so super cute and I just had to display it this holiday season!

Hot Cocoa Bar Party by @WendySue with the "Milk & Cookies" collection by @DoodlebugDesign

Of course, you can't have hot chocolate without a spoon to stir it with - so I embellished a simple mason jar and some fun wooden spoons with doodle tape!  Quick and easy and so much fun!

Hot Cocoa Bar Party by @WendySue with the "Milk & Cookies" collection by @DoodlebugDesign

And the hot chocolate...we love the individual packets around here - no need to measure!  (Except for that jar of striped goodness in the top right corner of the photo below - that's my very special, very favorite Hazelnut flavor cocoa!!) Of course, the best part is all of the extra sweetness that can be mixed in!

Hot Cocoa Bar Party by @WendySue with the "Milk & Cookies" collection by @DoodlebugDesign

I made these cute little candy bowls with a silhouette cut file and various patterned papers from the "Milk & Cookies" collection!  Then I filled them up with all of my favorite festive and "meltable" candies!

Hot Cocoa Bar Party by @WendySue with the "Milk & Cookies" collection by @DoodlebugDesign

I'm fairly certain there's a law against NOT putting a candy cane in your hot cocoa in December.  Wouldn't want to break any laws, right?!?

Hot Cocoa Bar Party by @WendySue with the "Milk & Cookies" collection by @DoodlebugDesign

I cut out these letters with my Silhouette and hung them on Chunky Twine before hanging them to the wall behind the sweet goodness!

Hot Cocoa Bar Party by @WendySue with the "Milk & Cookies" collection by @DoodlebugDesign

And if one banner is good...two is even better, so I made a cute little scallop banner to attach to the front of the tabletop!  I used my sewing machine to quickly stitch them all together!

Hot Cocoa Bar Party by @WendySue with the "Milk & Cookies" collection by @DoodlebugDesign

Are you craving some hot chocolatey goodness yet??

Hot Cocoa Bar Party by @WendySue with the "Milk & Cookies" collection by @DoodlebugDesign

Go ahead, put together your own little hot cocoa party bar - everyone will thank you!!




Thursday, November 16, 2017

Partying It Up: Party Centerpiece by Caroli

Hello my dear Doodlebug friends! How's it going? Caroli here and today I want to share this project I made for the Celebration Challenge we have here at Doodlebug Design.

Some time ago I told you about the Christmas party I throw every year for my friends and our kids, it's called Caroli's Christmas Special and it's such a funny event I love (you can see the mini album I made about one of these parties using Milk & Cookies collection few weeks ago here).

I wait the whole year for this party, I cook yummy food  and I decorate the candy bar as pretty as possible, so this year I decided to make a cute center piece for adding an extra special detail to my table.



I used a white bucket as base, and filled it with different elements I made using the lovely Milk & Cookies cut files, which are already available at Silhouette Design Store and also at Lori Whitlock Store.


These are the files I used:



I created a sign that says "Especial Navideño de Caroli" (Carolis's Christmas Special), which is the main  focus of my center piece, and placed different elements around it.




I used wire to place the elements of the center piece, some of them are curled and some other are just straight, I love the funny look of this!


I look forward to use this cute decoration on my candy table this year, the party is just in few more weeks and I'm already working on it!

I hope you git some inspiration from this, have a lovely day!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Partying It Up: Bingo Holiday Party by Brigit

Hello Doodlebug Fans, it's Brigit here. I'd like to share my Christmas Bingo Party using Doodlebug's Milk & Cookies collection. I had so much fun putting together all these projects for this sweet party, loved working with all the adorable papers, stickers, svg's, etc from this collection.


Bingo, milk & cookies, Christmas popcorn, gingerbread, m&m's, just a whole lot of Doodlebug goodness going on here!


I created the bingo cards in Silhouette Studio and used the milk & cookies svg collection from Lori Whitlock's shop, you can also get Doodlebug cut files from the Silhouette Design Store. I sized each one to fit into the squares and then printed them out. For the muslin bag I printed the milk & cookies label on a t-shirt transfer sheet and used my Cricut easy press to iron it on, this holds the bingo draw cards that I also made in Silhouette Studio.


For some tasty treats, I picked up some gingerbread cookies and packaged them using a sheet of jolly gingerbread and some clear bags.


I printed and cut a couple of the milk & cookies svg's and cut a some bands from the milk and cookies paper. I also added banners cut from the jolly gingerbread paper onto each straw.


Can't have a party without popcorn and since it's for Christmas I melted some white chocolate and add green food coloring to mix through the popcorn.  I also added some of the red and green m&m's and mini marshmallows. The paper I used for the boxes are candy christmas, milk & cookies, santa's sweets and some milk & cookies this and that stickers.


The printed cards measure 4.25" x 5.25" and each one is matted with sweetheart cardstock and paper from the 6 x 6 paper pad.


The red bag that holds all the bingo game pieces is decorated with some odds & ends and lily white abigail stickers. I bought the bag from the Dollar Tree, all the pieces fit nicely inside, this makes such a fun gift for a child.

For the banner and Christmas tree skirt shown in the photo above, I used the 12 x 12 paper pack.

Hope you've enjoyed this Christmas Bingo Party! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

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