Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Collectible Pin Challenge: Gift Giving Idea with Brigit Mann

Hello Doodlebug Fans, it's Brigit here to share a fun project using the Collectible Pins and some Doodlebug cut files.  So many people love to collect pins and I thought this project would make such a unique way to give one as a gift to somebody special.

These treat bags were so simple to make and they didn't take much time at all.  I took some of the cut files from the Silhouette Design Store and laid out my design in Silhouette Studio Designer Edition, you can also get the svg cut files from Lori Whitlock's shop to use with Cricut Design Space, Brother Canvas or any other software that accept svgs.  I then did a mirror image and printed the designs out on some Fabric Inkjet Transfer Paper.  I followed the directions and ironed them onto some muslin bags.  I replaced the string on the bags with some Doodlebug Chunky Twine and added the tags.

This Cup O' Jo pin along with a bag full of beans makes this the perfect gift for that coffee lover!  Cut files and tag are from the Cream & Sugar collection.

Hopper the grasshopper is the cutest pin, I knew I wanted him hopping through some flowers.  Everything except for the grass is from the Spring Things collection.

I hope you've enjoyed these projects, thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NEW Fairy Tales Cut Files Released with Unicorn Cards by Anita Bownds

There are some fabulous new FAIRY TALES Cut files
released today in the Silhouette Store and the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop
We've included links to both types of files below! Then keep scrolling to 
see the wonderful project by Anita Bownds. 

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Hi there, doodlebug peeps 
Anita here sharing a cute couple of cards using the new cut files 
I have to say these unicorns are just simply cuteness I absolutely adore them. Remember the Doodlebug cut files are available for all electronic cutting machines...the Silhouette, Cricut, Brother Scan n' Cut, Eclipse and more!!

But when I seen all the bits I needed to cut out I was like wow. So I thought I would add a little photo step by step to show you it's not that daunting to do. Start by cutting all the bits out using your cutter I used the pastel assortment cardstock and coloured all the file bits the same colour as my cardstock

Starting with the grey base of the unicorn 
Add the tail a bits and hair and horn at the top

Add more hair then the white base of the unicorn and the last bit of purple hair 

Add the black oval over the backside of the head

Than add it over the blank face spot 

Add the rest of hair and ear and little pink cheeks 
The little hoofs and the heart 

Now the little unicorn is ready to decorate a card
I made 2 unicorns for 2 cards they are just the cutest don't ya think !!

These would make a perfect gift card for those little girls birthday parties 

I hope I've inspired you to have a play around with theses cute cut files..

Product used 
4541 lilac glitter sprinkles
4533 cupcake glitter sprinkles
5448 dot grid daisy stripe rainbow petite prints paper pad
5449 swiss dot rainbow petitie prints pad
unicorn cut file
3588 pastel assortment 12x12 cardstock
Other  stitched star nesting dies

Thanks for stopping by the doodlebug blog today 
Crafty hugs xx

Collectible Pin Challenge: Message Board by Caroli Schulz

Hello everyone, how are you? Caroli here today and I would like to share with you another use for the gorgeous collectable pins by Doodlebug Design.

Although my favorite place to use DD pins are my clothes, specially my denim jacket, I also came up with this idea for displaying them when I am not wearing them myself.

My little girl just started third grade and we are still adjusting our times and routines to school again, so a bulletin board seemed a great idea to help her organizing her duties and tasks. I decided to decorate Doodlebug Design style, using beautiful Spring Things collection.

On the left side of the board there's this white board surface that included days of the week and a little space for her to write any task, homework she might need to do. Also, on the right side of this whiteboard there's a little space I used to write lists of things to be done.
As you can see, I decorated this in a very simply way, since the important thing will be the information that will be contained on this board. Anyway, I managed to keep it clean and cute!

I cut the words "this week" using my silhouette Cameo and font Learning Curve. Also, I used some alphas for the list place.

On the right side of the board there's this cork space where she can pin pictures and anything she might need or want to have there. In this part of the board I used my collectible pins as for pinning and also for display, they look so cute, don't you think?

Here I also cut the word "let's" and completed the phrase with some stickers alpha in teal color. I decorated some more as well, and of course the grasshopper pin makes the perfect ensemble.

I hope you liked this idea, I can tell you it's been a great help organizing her time and mine: we can write her school tasks and even some home chores, not to mention how cute this looks on her wall. 

If you happen to make something similar label me on Instagram -I'm @papelisima- or leave a comment with your link here, I'd love to see what you created.  

Have a fabulous day!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Collectible Pin Challenge: Colorful Display Board by Jennifer Beason

Hello, Doodlebug fans.  Jennifer here with a fun way to display your Doodlebug collectible pins and brighten up your space at the same time.  Since my daughter has taken over my collection of pins, this project is for her.   She already has her eye on the unicorn pin from the new Fairy Tales collection, and at this rate, I may end up having to make another one of these pretty soon. But that's okay, it was super easy to create.
I used a Maya Road shadow box that I had on hand, but anything similar will do.  A piece of foam was glued to the bottom of the box, then a layer of thin cork was glued to the foam.  The sides of the box were covered with patterned paper and a raised scalloped border was added to the inside edges. (Note: To achieve this a thin foam border was attached to the cork first then the scalloped border was applied).
Polaroid prints from the Berry Blossoms sheet were mounted onto foam and cut out with a sharp crafting knife. The polaroids were spaced out then glued into the shadow box.
Now you can add your pins, they should stay in place once you push them firmly into place. If not just add a tiny drop of glue to the stem.
Since these are collectibles, I thought it would be nice to have the name of each pin and their number noted on the project. I don't like my handwriting so I printed them out on my computer,  the font is called "Bromello".
I left a few of the polaroids blank so my daughter can add more pins later and a few of the polaroids were embellished.
If you have a cool way to display your Doodlebug pins, please share it with us,  we'd love to see!! :)   Jennifer.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Collectible Pin Challenge: String Envelopes by Wendy Sue

Hi Doodlebug friends, it's Wendy Sue here today!!  Are you loving all of the fun collectible pin ideas from my fellow design team members?  I sure am! I decided to use my pins to make a gift or card a little bit extra special - these pins were used as part of the "string closure" systems on envelopes and gift boxes!  Simply replace one of the brads with a cute pin.  But be sure to tell the recipient that the pin is part of the gift - and totally removable!!

The two smaller items are gift boxes and the taller piece in the middle is an envelope!  The container is slightly different, but the collectible pin closure system is the same!  Here's a closer look at each piece:

The grasshopper pin made the perfect addition to this sweet little polkadot envelope:

And who could resist this coffee cup pin?  not me!!!

And finally, this little chick is just perfect for a little gift box!

Be sure to check every day through the next week for even MORE fun ways to use these adorable pins!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Collectible Pin Challenge: Display Idea with Traci Penrod

Hi everyone!  It's Traci and I'm back to share another project for my craft room with you.  As you may remember from my last post (wall calendar with Daily Doodles), I recently moved into a new craft space and I'm having lots of fun adding things to my walls.  So when the pin challenge came up, I decided to create some wall displays that I can add to as I collect more pins.
This is a 12x12 display.  I started with a piece of white card stock and layered the following pieces on top: Pistachio Gingham Prints 11 3/4" x 11 3/4" Spring-A-Ling double-sided card stock 11 1/2" x 11 1/2" Bubblegum Gingham Prints -- cut on my CAMEO machine.  (This is an offset of the cutting file). White card stock -- cut on my CAMEO machine.  Link Square Lace Background 11" square May Flowers Dot paper -- cut into 2" squares and adhered behind each square. I adhered everything to a piece of 12x12 corrugated cardboard cut from a packing box. Once I pushed each pin through the paper and card board, I attached the pin's original card with the pin backing.  This is so I can remember the names, but also so that I don't lose the original card.
I added my display to a  white 12x12 shadowbox frame .  I used this one because it has adjustable inserts to change depth as needed.
I went ahead and made two more frames for my room because I know I'll be adding more pins to my collection.  
Thanks for checking out my project today!  Be sure to check back next week, when the team will have more project ideas for these adorable collectible pins!
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