Saturday, February 25, 2017

Easter Express Collection: Carrot Boxes by Wendy Sue Anderson

Hi Doodlebug friends!  It's Wendy Sue here today, sharing one of my most favorite Easter projects EVER!

I absolute adore the new "Easter Express" collection and I knew as soon as I opened it up that it was going to make some super cute little treat containers for some friends!

I used a "carrot box" cut file, along with some "petite prints" paper to create the carrot shaped boxes.

 The tops are tied with chunky doodle twine, then I added some shaped clips to the bows - I think they look like sweet little charms!  I also added a small strip of coordinating doodle tape to each box, about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom!

The tags are simple die-cut circles from various papers from the 6x6 paper pad, and embellished with lots of sweet animal stickers!

I used foam adhesive behind the stickers, because I just love that teensy bit of dimension it adds.

Of course, I had to fill them up with some of my favorite Easter candies before I gave them away:

Wouldn't these be cute tucked into an Easter basket?  I think they would!

Do you like to create your own packaging for treats?  I'd love to see what you're giving away this Easter - please leave a link in the comment section below!

Happy Easter!
♥ Wendy Sue

Friday, February 24, 2017

Easter Express Collection: Easter Egg Card and Gift Bag With Kathy

Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today with a sweet shaker card and gift bag I created using the new Easter Express!  Take a peek...

I started with this cut file for the adorable little egg-shaped bag.  I used the flowered side of the Chickie Babies paper for the box and decorated it with a bunny from the Odds & Ends, and one of the word strips from the Springtime Stripes Paper.

Just fill it with some Easter grass and some treats and it's the perfect little gift!  I searched for the perfect card to accompany this box, and ended up making one of my own!  I created a Silhouette file for the shaker card below...

This card reminds me of those diorama sugar Easter eggs from when I was little!  I decorated the inside with another bunny and some flowers from the Odds & Ends and added some Doodlebug Sequins for the shakers!  Now something for you!  I'd love to share the Silhouette cut file for this card with you!  You can download it from my cut-files page for free here!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Easter Express Collection: Easter Mini Album by Caroli Schulz

Hello everybody! Caroli here and today I want to show a little mini album I made using fabulous Easter Express collection. I adore this collection, it's so fresh and funny, perfect for scrapping pictures of your little ones.

As you can see, I used such a simple structure with 2 pieces of cardboard wrapped in patterned paper and linked by a piece of textured cardstock. The pages on the inside are wire binded.

I mixed pages with different sizes and shapes, so that to make the mini more interesting. Also, I added some vellum pages and printed my journaling there, I think this looks cute!

I like to decorate vellum pages using stickers, sprinkles and also some tiny flowers I fussy cut from patterned paper, love these tiny flowers to bits!

I really liked how this mini came out, the colors in this collection are so vibrant and coordinate so well, it was so easy to work with it!  Hope you liked this projects and maybe get some inspiration to get your scrap on, thank you for stopping by!! XOXO!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Easter Express Collection: Scalloped Mini Album by Traci Penrod

Happy Wednesday Doodlebug friends!  It's Traci, and I'm back to share a new mini with you.  I'm super excited about the Easter Express collection ... the colors, patterns, and odds & ends are so adorable.  You are going to have so much fun playing with all the cuteness!  
I cut my chipboard album out with a Sizzix die called Album: Scallop Rectangle #2 and covered each page with papers from the Easter Express collection, and a few of the gingham/linen prints.
I used glitter sprinkles throughout the album ... I can't get enough of these!!  
The "Easter" title came from the brand new mini icon stickers, and  the die cuts are from the Odds and Ends package.  Isn't that little paint brush the cutest?
I also incorporated pieces from the 6x6 paper pad into my album.  I love the smaller prints for mini albums and the little 2x2 cards are perfect for the front of my little flip-up photo cards.
I wanted to hoard this little Doodlepop bunny train, but he looked so cute on the page I decided to use him.   Well that's it for me today.  I hope you have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Easter Express Collection: Layout & Card Combo by Virginia

Hello, it's Virginia here today on the blog.  I have to admit my heart melted instantly at the first sight of the adorable bunnies, cute little chicks and sweet treats in the latest Easter Express collection.  You'll love stringing together the cute Easter train across your projects and the shape sprinkles are absolutely lovable!

Here is my page,  I couldn't resist showing off all the cute little animals ephemera die cuts.  If you look closely at one of the photos, the bunny shape sprinkle fits onto the bunny clip if you want a little more dimension on your project. 

Here is an Easter card that is super easy to assembly.  Using the house die cut along with a a doodle-pop and a few sprinkles you have a cute card ready to give away!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Easter Express Collection: Easter Banner by Courtney Lee

Helloooo! It's Courtney Lee from Court's Crafts with an Easter banner!

I really wanted something to put on our mantle that is springy and wonderful. Doodlebug to the rescue! I love that my house is filling up with home decor pieces from Doodlebug! It makes me so happy. I am VERY slowly building my collection and LOVE decorating for every holiday. Now, if I could just have dishes for every season = courtney happiness.

My cute husband said, "It's Easter! There should be Easter eggs everywhere!" So in honor of that I hid an Easter egg on each banner piece. :)

Look at those Cute Clips!!!! And I the rainbow arrows were the last thing I added to this banner and I LOVE it. I really need to use these more. They are found on the This and That.

The chickedee and paint brush are from the new mini icons! Isn't she darling!?

Don't miss this other cute clip featured on this one! bunny!!!!

The bunny head at the bottom is a shaped sprinkle and totally darling.

I hid a chick in an egg mini icon on the bottom right and put some super happy clouds around. My girls have LOVED finding the Easter Eggs on each panel and my oldest LOVED the little chick in the egg.

I hope this inspires you to make a happy banner for your Easter celebrations!
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Easter Express Collection: Baby Bunny layout by Melinda

Is there a set of rules that applies to the order we scrap our photographs... Absolutely Not! The last thing you should worry about is falling behind with your memory keeping as it will lead to frustration and the risk of giving up altogether. I learnt a long time ago that I need to just scrap what I feel like doing at the time so it remains enjoyable, fresh and fun. The photo in my layout is from 2012 and has been sitting on my computer with all my other photos waiting for inspiration to strike. And the good thing about having an electronic version is the date is always stored so I never forget when it was taken. So, when Easter Express came along I knew I had a photo of Teddy as a baby that was a perfect fit and I enjoyed printing it out and preserving this precious memory.

The Story | Our little munchkin 'Teddy' was a huge surprise so having a little human in the house took some getting used to again. I'd almost forgotten how much fun it was to dress little ones in cute and cuddly clothes, especially during the holidays. This little bunny outfit was so sweet and soft and people complimented him whenever he had it on.

Product Crush | 
Can you spy the 'Cute Clip' on this layout? I could not resist attaching the sweet clip to the photo of Teddy as it matched perfectly with his bunny outfit! These clips come in so many different shapes to match the icons on each new collection.

Journaling | I cannot express how important certain pieces of journaling are to a layout. You don't always need to write an extensive story with every picture but recording the date, month or even just the year and who is in the photo is a guaranteed 'must have'. In years to come you will thank yourself for making the effort.

Tips | There's always some little trick you can do to add a bit of interest or make something a little easier when working with your projects. For example... adding baby powder to the back of adhesive stickers will instantly rid you of the adhesive so you can add foam pop dots to create different layers with your embellishments. You can also add a few dots of glue underneath your twine to keep it in place and also prevent the fringing from getting unruly when stored. Finally, try replacing the dot on an 'i' in your title with a flower, or star or even a heart for that extra finesse to your work.

Easter Express is now in store front businesses and also on-line craft stores so you will be all set for this year's Easter photographs. Thanks for stopping by today.

Melinda Spinks

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