Thursday, November 15, 2018

Christmas Town Calendar Layout | with Virginia

It's early November and as I'm writing this blogpost we are having our first snowfall!  It's so magical when the rooftops and trees are lightly dusted with white fluffies!

Do you have lots of holiday memories to document in anticipation to Christmas? My layout records receiving Santa's letter, a fun snow day, a family gathering and Christmas Eve all in one 12x12 layout!  Using one of the Daily Doodles calendar pages as the page base makes it easy to tell the story line of many events occurring in the month.
Have you seen some of the adorable washi tape rolls with this collection? I used a few patterns throughout my page and are a great way to draw attention to embellishment clusters and journaling strips.

I added some Christmas twine borders around the photos for some extra texture.  On this page I used pattern papers mainly from the 6x6 pad to keep everything small in scale.  The cut-apart square cards paper is perfectly scaled smaller to fit in one of the daily grids on the calendar page.

It's a busy fun-filled page for a busy month! Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Christmas Town Planner Pages | with Nathalie

I am so excited to finally share my Daily Doodles travel planner with you which I had so much fun filling up with the new Christmas Town collection! I love the colors in this collection, especially the kraft base. The embellishments are so cute, whimsical and varied, you will love decorating your notebooks with it!
Since December is fast approaching I decided to organize myself in one of my Doodlebug planner inserts. I started by making a gift list and then had the idea to create a Holiday bucket list:
For the gift list, I made a table with a black marker (super easy thanks to the grid design!) with columns for names, ideas, done and w. for wrapped. I added the title with some Teensy Type alpha stickers in Ladybug and decorated the rest of the page with some Mini Icons and Icons stickers. 
For the candy cane border, I trimmed the side of the Mini Icons sheet. Oh, and don't forget to include your own wish list! :)
On the left page, I made a "bucket list" using more Mini Icons stickers to illustrate a list of things I want to do during the Holidays. For the title in the center, I combined a diecut from the Chit Chat pack with my own handwriting and a Santa sticker (also from the Mini Icons sheet). This was fun and now I am very much looking forward to December!
Supply List: Mint Daily Doodles travel planner, Daily Doodles inserts, Christmas Mini Clothespins, Festive Flurry Sprinkles, Holiday Cheer Jelly Clips, Christmas Town Chit Chat, Christmas Town Mini Icon stickers, Christmas Town Icons stickers, assorted Christmas Town 12x12 cardstocks, Teensy Type stickers in Ladybug, Doodle Twine in Beetle black, Christmas Town Odds & Ends, Snow Much Fun Shape Sprinkles

Here are a few more things that I am planning to add in this insert: a spot with everyone's sizes for clothing purchases, a list for Christmas card writing/mailing, a to-do list, a calendar with events and deadlines, menu/treats ideas... and of course, they will all be embellished with Christmas Town! 
I fell so motivated thanks to my notebook and this new collection and I hope to have inspired you to get creative and productive as well!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Christmas Town Layout | with Anita

Are you totally loving this fabulous Christmas collection, I’m so in love with this little deer it’s totally cute but everything about this collection is totally adorable and I really love the colours and patterned papers.
Each year we would go and take photos on Santa’s chair in the shopping centre as our youngest daughter was terrified of Santa and would non stop cry so this was the best idea to get that happy Christmas photo.
I started off by cutting out a Christmas tree shape with my silhouette cameo with 3 separate parts that I could layer on top of each other and using my fringing scissors I added a fringe along the bottoms of each part of the tree and layered them all and machine stitched each layer then adhered them together and on the background 
Then I was thinking I need a bit of colour at the top of the layout so I cut a strip of patterned paper then using the border stickers from the this and that sticker sheet and put them across the bottom of the patterned paper strip then adding a few little die cuts from the chit chat pack then machine stitching across the middle of the sticker 
Then I mattered my photo on patterned papers from the 6x6 paper pad then added it to my card stock just tucking it under the edge of the tree. Then I started adding die cut pieces from the chit chat and odds and ends pack until I was happy with the placement of each piece then it was time to add the title I used Xmas for part of my title from the chit chat pack and the rest of my title from the this and that sticker sheet.
Then to finish the layout off I add a little heart sticker to the deers cheek 
and a few stickers from the mini icon stickers 

I hope you have lots of fun with this cute collection 
Here are the products I’ve used.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Christmas Town Advent Calendar | With Kathy

The holidays are upon us!  I was so excited to see the new Christmas Town Collection... the little characters and icons are too cute! I thought they would be adorable as part of an Advent Calendar... so I decided to make one!   I worked with my Silhouette Model Maker Software and designed my first SVG file!  I work for Lori Whitlock so she helped me to fine-tune the details.  I'm so happy with the results, and it's even cuter using the new Christmas Town Collection!  Take a peek...

For the tree base and star I used some new Dot-Stripe Petite Prints in Grasshopper and Lemon.  I added the little pockets using some of my favorite patterned papers from the Christmas Town collection including the Festive Flurry, Christmas Cookies, Snow Much Fun, Christmas Jammies, Berry Christmas, and Merry Hearts.  I then decorated each pocket using the Icon Stickers Sheet, Mini Icons, Baby Hearts Shape Sprinkles, Holly Berries Shape Sprinkles, and Festive Flurry Shape Sprinkles.  Here are some close-ups of the pockets...

It's going to be so fun to countdown with this sweet {literally lol} calendar! The tree file is available in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop and will be available in the Silhouette Store Soon!  Be sure to stop by all week for more Christmas Town Inspiration from the Design Team!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Christmas Town - Santa Paws Layout | with Melinda

Do you scrap your furry friends and include them in your family albums? Pets can be such a huge part of our lives and isn't memory keeping about preserving all the memories no matter how big or small?

We were blessed to be given the chance to add this little pug-munchkin into our lives last year and he has filled a very important space in our hearts and home. So I decided he needed or perhaps 'I' needed to buy him his very own Santa Suit. He looked so adorable and the photo really was quite funny so I really wanted to give the whole layout a very whimsical look.
After drawing up a little sketch I worked on creating a background of hand punched snowflakes but I felt the traditional white snowflake wouldn't give the feeling of fun. Which is why I ended up with rows of coloured snowflakes to create an ombre affect down the page. I used the floral side of the brand new Petite Prints Floral/Grid which gave me the exact match of colours to those within the Christmas Town collection.

I mounted the photo on a couple of different pieces of Christmas Town patterned paper as it needed the extra color to make it really stand out. Then I created a little scene across the entire layout filled with the cute icon die-cuts from the Odds & Ends pack.
 I also added in a couple of the Christmas Town Doodle-Pop stickers as they are perfect for the added dimension.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Christmas Town Step Cards | with Karen

Okay, can I tell you a secret? I am a last minute Christmas card sender! It's true - even though I have a number of cards that I send over to Europe, I am usually hitting the post office at the last minute! But this year, Doodlebug's new Christmas Town collection has me crafting months in advance- it's like my very own Christmas miracle. But I mean, come on...I am not one to break with tradition, but with this cute collection sitting on my crafty kitchen table, how could I help myself?! This little step card collection was made using a simple formula - Petite Prints and 12x12 patterned paper for the background and adorable Odds and Ends die cuts for embellishment! All three of these cards follow the same formula, but change up the papers, colours and characters and you have completely unique cards! Oh, and because I like to add a gift card to some of my cards, I decided to hide a little pocket on the back. I ran some Deck the Halls washi tape up the gift card so it became an added embellishment on the front, and also so that it would be easy to pull out of the little pocket.
All the different Odds and Ends die cuts fill up the steps on the cards beautifully. I almost exclusively work at the A2 size for my cards, and these were no exception. I find that the Odds and Ends are the perfect size to feature on the main section of the card, but also to create the little scenes on the side! You get all the "wow" of dimensional cards without all the bulk that will cost you a fortune to send to someone you love. And if you break open the amazing Chit Chat pack instead of hoarding it like I usually do, you will find some perfect banner pieces to run across the bottom for sentiments...
...or to use to give your characters a voice of their own! Oh, and can we talk about these Baby Heart Shaped Sprinkles?!
I mean - COME ON!!! I need to get a hundred packs of these because they are the cutest Sprinkles ever! Christmas really is my favourite time of the year, and I so excited to have had a bit of an early start this year to my crafty projects! I hope these little step cards have inspired you to to get on top of your Christmas crafting too!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Christmas Town Planner Pages | with Jennie

I love Christmas!  I am sure most people feel this way, too. However, one of the things I love about the holiday [in addition to friends, family, festivities, etc.] is papercrafting, memory keeping and planning!  I get to use the festive papers, die cuts and stickers to document all the things going on and it's SO inspiring. I just love it! To start my December off right, I've decorated the monthly view in my travellers notebook insert and I'm hooked.  The Doodlebug Christmas Town collection is just perfect for the holiday AND my travellers notebook!  Let's not talk - let's take a look!

The traditional colors and icons are made even better with a fun twist, that is where Doodlebug SHINES.  I kept this page fairly simple because it's going to be the overview for the month and I didn't want to over do it.  I wanted to be able to keep track of all the goings on -- and not be too distracted.  [I'm not sure it's possible with all of this CUTE!]
I did add a little bit of decor, and I think it's the perfect balance with the Teensy Type stickers -- which keep me organized and straight on what day is which. [And, don't they look cute?!] Theres a lot of to love and I cannot wait for December to get here!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Christmas Town Layout | with Caroli

Hi there peeps! It's finally that time of the year when we are free to scrap Christmas memories without looking too early or impatient, yay! Today I want to share this layout I made using the beautiful Christmas Town collection, one of my fave collections by Doodlebug so far.
When I saw this collection I just fell in love with all the kraft details, especially in the Odds&Ends and Chit Chat packages, so I decided to make a layout using kraft cardstock as base.
I used a photo of my annual Christmas party with friends, I have been throwing this party for 4 years now and every year it gets better and better, I'm really looking forward for this year edition.

I must admit I went a bit crazy with embellishments in this layout. I created some kind frame all around the page using lots of diecuts, sprinkles and stickers.
I adhered the diecuts trying to fill as much space as possible, and also used some foam dots to add different levels and volume to my page.
I created my title by cutting one word in my electronic cutting machine using free font "Sacramento", and completed it writing the second word with Tiny Typo stickers in red color. 

I loved the result of all those embellies together. Actually, I feel that everything looked so perfect that I was kind of ruining my page by putting a photo, LOL! 
I hope you liked this way of organizing the page, I think it's a great way to use a good amount of stuff and display it beautifully.
Have a lovely day!
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