Saturday, September 22, 2018

Daily Doodles Travel Planner for Autumn | with Jomelle

Hello Autumn... It's one of my favorite times of the year as I just love the colors, the holidays, the changes, the hot drinks and I adore the fall fashion, especially wearing boots. 

I thought a fall set up and layout would be perfect for my Petite Prints project in my brand new Doodlebug 'Mint Daily Doodles Travel Planner'. I used the kraft floral graph petite prints and cut it into the size of the standard insert to create my cover. I traced the fall leaf decor-the one you see on the top right corner in the picture below (I got the leaf at Michael's) using the lemon floral graph petite prints paper and I fussy cut it. After I finished cutting, I folded it in half and I placed it on the insert cover so that half of the leaf will show on the front and the half will show on the back. I inked the edges with brown chalk ink to finish the look.

I would have never thought that the mint Daily Doodles Travel Planner will go well with the Fall theme, but now that it's all put together the colors match perfectly.

I wanted to experiment with the sequins. I placed coordinating color sequins on a 3m laminating sheet and I laminated it. I cut it into the size of the standard insert and layered it on top of the insert that I had just created. Since the sequins were randomly placed, it was a little bit challenging for me to match it to the insert so that it will not cover the stickers that I used to decorate. It worked out well at the end. It was also a challenge to photograph it without the glare of the light.

November is another month that is very special to me since it's my daughter's birthday month. She is turning 3 years old on November 27.
 I used the bon bon teensy type alpha stickers to add the Month. Noticed how the letter "R" is in upper case? Well, as I was adding the letters and I got to the "R" I noticed that I ran out of the lower case "r" I used the upper case instead. It looks just as good.
I used the "Fall Friends" icon stickers to create my layout. I bought this sticker when I went to Doodlebug Headquarter last month. Another cool thing about attending that event was that I was able to purchase some "vintage" stickers, papers and more. When I saw the little fall critters, I knew I had to use it for my petite prints project.
 We haven't decided what we're doing for my daughter's 3rd Birthday. We took her to a Disney character breakfast at Goofy's kitchen last year since she loves Mickey Mouse.
Last year we also went on a mini vacay to Moab ,Utah to see the arches the week before her birthday. This year we're hoping to go to Iceland to see the Northern Lights.
I created another page to add to my set up by using one of the 12x12 cardstock paper from the Flea Market Collection. I cut it to the size of my standard insert and I made sure that the image sits right in the middle. I then added a vellum on the bottom and glued just the corner edges to create a pocket. This can hold stickers, pictures and other embellishments. You can see how the I placed the leaf gift card in the pocket I had created.

I also found these doodads at Doodlebug Headquarter. It was in the "Last Items" bin and it was literally the last one left. I turned them into cute paper clips.
Are you as excited as me for Fall Season? My hubby would say "It's boots season" I finally get to wear my boots. Living in Southern California I don't get to wear my boots as often as I want to.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed and was inspired by my Fall Set Up in my Mint Daily Doodles Travel Planner.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Petite Prints Birthday Mini Album | with Traci

The new Petite Prints are the focus today and I just can't tell you how much I love them!  My favorite thing about these patterns?  The colors match every single collection perfectly so I never have to hunt for a solid print to match a project. Here's a great example!
The stickers that I used for this album are from the Hip Hip Hooray collection. It's an adorable birthday themed collection from a few years back, and it matches the new dot/stripe petite prints perfectly!
For my album, I chose the swimming pool, lemon, mandarin, blue jean and citrus colors.  I mixed the two sides, dots and stripes, throughout the album for a fun contrast.
On the page above, I also added a few create-a-cards ... and again, they are Doodlebug so they match!

I've started collecting sleeves of my favorite petite prints so that I always have the perfect solid print to match any collection.  I hope I've inspired you to do the same! 
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Petite Prints 'One Sheet Wonder' Card Set | with Virginia

Hope you have been enjoying all the Petite Prints inspiration on the blog lately.  I am loving all the new floral/grid and dot/stripe petite prints, talk about a rainbow of happiness!  The smaller scale patterns on these papers are a wonderful way for add a colourful backdrop to your craft projects.

Do you remember those one-sheet wonder templates for card makers?  I created a very simple one-sheet cutting template and used the same cutting template for two contrasting petite print papers.  I chose the yellow dot/stripe and the blue floral/grid patterns.  If you follow the cutting template you will create a pile of double-sides squares, rectangle and strips that can be layered to create nine A2-sized card fronts.
I dipped into all the awesome So Much Pun ephemera elements to embellish my cards.  My pile of ready-made birthday cards are running low so this is a great way to restock my birthday card stash!

I'll quickly run through each trio of cards and indicate which pieces are used to create the backdrops.
The first trio is simply taking rectangle and square pieces to create a simple pattern base.
Card 1- It's Nacho birthday is it?- yellow 2x4, blue 2x4 
Card 2- Have a Dino-Mite birthday!- yellow 2x4, blue 4x4
Card 3- You mean the world to me!- yellow 4x4, blue 3x3

The second trio will require a few tools - a circle punch, your favourite border punch and a trimmer.
Card 4- You're gum-believable!- blue 4x4, 4x2, yellow 3x3 (circle punched out).
Card 5- Hot dog- it's your birthday!- blue 1x12 (border punch out two 4" strips), yellow 4x4, blue 3x3
Card 6- Poppin' in to say Hi!- blue 4x4 (cut on a diagonal).
The last trio uses up the rest of the pieces, if you have a favourite die cut or punch- now is the time to use it!
Card 7- yellow 2x4, 4x4, 3x3 (circles punched out to highlight shape sprinkles).
Card 8- blue 2x12, yellow 1x12 - adhere to the card base on an angle and then trim excess.
Card 9- butterfly punch used on remaining pieces left over to cover the card front.
Hope this gives you some ideas for your next card making playtime!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Petite Prints Traveller's Notebook Pages & Card | with Nathalie.

Hello, I am here today to continue our feature of the Petite Print papers and in particular the 6x6 paper pads. I love the tiny patterns, the thickness and the rainbow of colors in these pads! Not only that, they are perfectly scaled for traveler's notebook spreads too.
Because I had printed a large panoramic photo, I wanted to use papers that would enhance it but not take away from it. The tiny patterns in the Petite Prints are gorgeous and discreet. Look at these details up close...

To create these pages, I pulled several dark grey papers: the floral one is from the Floral-Graph Rainbow Petite Prints 6x6 pad and the dot and stripe ones are from the Dot-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints 6x6 pad. The journaling and torn edges on the bottom of my photo are done with two papers from the Floral-Graph pad (which is definitely my new favorite).
I used several blue mini doilies as embellishments including one supporting my title, spelled with Abigail alphabet stickers in white. Enamel dots in Beetle Black add the perfect finishing touch.

Once I was done, I couldn't resist making a card with the pretty scraps sitting on my table:
To the Petite Prints papers, I added die-cuts from the So Much Pun collection (Chit Chat and Odds&Ends packs) plus a few enamel dots. I love how easy and fun it turned out to be! 

Do not hesitate to purchase those 6x6 Petite Prints pads because you will get tons of use out of them!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Petite Prints Layout | with Anita

How lovely are the new petite prints.....stripes and dots, oh and the floral and graph.
They are just perfect for adding lots of colour, whether it be a background or silhouette cut flowers.
I started with a design idea to have big flowers cut from the floral and graph petite prints patterned paper. Layering them in different colours matching the flowers in the photo along with buttoned centers to add more dimension.
Next I used a background cutfile and cut the design out on my white cardstock and layering the white cardstock over the top of cupcake stripes petite prints patterned paper and machine stitching a border.
Then using a paper from the 6x6 dot - stripe I matted my photo and added 2 mini doilies behind in 2 corners. I added a few other cutfile cuts behind the opposite sides and added my big flowers on top of them. 
Then using some crepe paper I ruffled it and added it just underneath the bottom of the photo. 
Next I added a tag, paper clip and some cupcake sprinkles around the layout. 
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Monday, September 17, 2018

Petite Prints Calendar | with Kathy

One of my all time favorite Doodlebug product lines is the Petite Prints! The Gingham Linen Petite Prints have always been a staple in my projects, so when the new Floral-Graph and Dot-Stripe Petite Prints were released, I was ecstatic!   I love using them as backgrounds and especially love them when working with the Doodlebug Cut files!   Each year I love to put together a calendar for my craft room, and no surprise, it is usually made up from Doodlebug goodies!  I got a head start on next year's calendar using the new Petite Prints and a number of Doodlebug cut files... take a peek...

This cute little calendar can sit on my table, and I love how easily it is to flip around and find a date!  Making it was really easy.  I started with 6 pieces of white cardstock each cut to 9.5" x 6".  Each piece was then scored halfway at 4.75".  To the inside of each piece of card stock , I added 2  pieces of Petite Prints that measured 4.25" x 5.5".  To make it into the star shape, I folded the cardstock pieces in half (with the petite prints on the inside) stacked them up, gluing them together to make a book-like form.  I then decorated the front cover with the year.  To make it into the Star, open it up so all of the pages fan out and clip the ends together with a couple of cute clips!

Now for the fun part, decorating each month!  I started with a print and cut calendar file from Lori Whitlock (SVG, Silhouette).  I un-grouped the file and resized it to fit into a 2.625" x 3.75" rectangle.  I then chose a fun Doodlebug Cut file for each month, which were all pieced together using the 6x6 Dot-Stripe Petite Print Pad.  Here are close ups of the pages...
Files Used: 
Snowman 2 - Frosty Friends (SVG, Silhouette
Candy - Cream & Sugar (SVG)
Files Used: 
Rainbow - Pot O' Gold (SVG)
Chick in Egg- Easter Express (SVG, Silhouette)
Files Used:
Hello- Flowers (SVG, Silhouette)
Happy Camper Birds (SVG, Silhouette)
Happy Camper Flowers (SVG, Silhouette)
Files Used:
USA- Yankee Doodle (SVG, Silhouette)
Watermelon - Sweet Summer (SVG, Silhouette)
Files Used:
Apple with Worm - Back to School (SVG, Silhouette)
Fat Pumpkin - Booville (SVG, Silhouette)
Sunflower - Flea Market (SVG, Silhouette)
Milk & Cookies - Kitty (SVG, Silhouette)
If you try your hand at making one, please be sure to share your pictures with us or tag us on Social Media!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Petite Prints Floral Treat Boxes | with Karen

Well, it was back to school for the kiddos this week and that usually spells the end of summer. But I'm not ready this year. Give me a couple more weeks of leisurely schedules and beach afternoons and I would be a happy gal. While I might not be able to change what the calendar says, I can change what my crafting space looks like. So, I'm going to take a few more weeks to fill it with bright, colorful projects that bring the summer sunshine inside!
Like these little treat comntainers that I made with the amazing new Dot-Stripe Petite Prints and Floral-Graph Petite Prints. If you have never worked with Doodlebug's Petite Prints, you have been missing out. These perfectly coloured patterened papers coordinate with everything Doodlebug, but definitely stand on their own as well.
I love that each piece has a different pattern on the this case, stripes and polka dots. If you love making treat containers like I do, this is a "must have" product. There is nothing better than opening up a little fold-over bag or opening up a box to find a different pattern inside. It elevates any project from "aw" to "wow"!
And because all of the colours come from Doodlebug's colour palate, they coordinate with each other as well. Mix and match your favourite colours for a fun trio of containers that are ready for candies or even gift cards!
Don't be afraid to use the Petite Prints for an organic object either - like these daisies that I made. These are cut from the Floral-Graph Petite Prints, and I find the pattern provides a whimsical texture to the flowers. Again, because you will find the same colour on the back or the paper just in a different print, you can create 3D objects with ease. Add some Chunky Twine and some Lily White Glitter Sprinkles and you will be all set. They are the perfect little containers to keep summer on you crafting table.

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs,

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