Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Christmas Town Layout | with Nicole

Hi there Doodlebug fans! Nicole back on the blog again to celebrate the holidays using the new Christmas Town collection!
I have this thing with patterned paper, I really hate to not use a lot of patterns, so this time, I punched several circles from various papers in the collection in several sizes and built my own tree on one side of the page.
I used foam adhesive to pop all those circle up and add lots of dimension. The variety of circles adds some visual interest and makes the tree very whimsical too! Next, I added in several stickers and bling to parts of the tree for a little holiday sparkle!
I couldn't resist adding in the fun Doodlepop Santa Claus and some Odds & Ends diecuts to the bottom area of my photo. The perfect touch to finish off the page.
I hope you are inspired to mix and match patterns from this great holiday collection.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Christmas Town - Shadow Box Advent Calendar | with Brigit

I couldn't wait to decorate this Shadow Box Advent Calendar that I picked up from the Silhouette Online Store with the adorable Christmas Town collection. The calendar comes with 25 triangle boxes and a download card with exclusive designs for your calendar from the Silhouette Design Store.
I decorated the fronts of the boxes with the cardstock from Christmas Town's 12 x 12 paper pack. The numbers are print n cut layered on top of a label cut from ladybug and limeade textured cardstock. To add something to the sides I used some of the happy holly-days, ladybug swiss dot  and thin limeade washi tape.

When all the boxes are removed it reveals the shadow box. I used the sleigh scene that came with the Silhouette download card and cut away what I didn't want in silhouette studio before I cut it out. I decorated with Christmas Town's odds & ends and a banner from the chit chat pack.

I heat embossed white dots for snow on vellum for the back panel, looks so pretty near a window.
Also used lily white cardstock, a piece of ladybug chunky twine and a Christmas sprinkle for the reindeer's nose.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Christmas Town Card Trio | with Tya

 Christmas cards are some of my FAVORITE cards to create! How about you? Do you make your own? I like to add little handmade touches to my gifts I give. The Christmas Town collection has some really fun elements and I am sharing with you a few cards that I whipped up.

Here are a few close ups of the cards I made. I used lots of the Odds and Ends on my cards. They are a  card makers dream! So many fun options to choose from!

This first card was made using one of the 3x4 cards on the Christmas Jammies paper. I love the effect that the cards have and this one was really fun to decorate.  I added some Sprinkles and twine and few stickers from the This and That Stickers as well.
This next card is a 5x5 sized card. I like using doilies as backgrounds to the Odds and Ends die cuts. The added texture is a nice touch to this simple card. I love the birdie! I added some Sprinkles to the Christmas tree for some added shine as well. The Xmas is from the Chit Chat die cuts
The last card was super fun to make. I chose a few of my favorite critters and made a little grouping  of them. Foam tape was added behind a couple of them for some varitey. The banner title from the Chit Chat die cuts were the perfect sentiment for this card.  I added a few heart stickers, die cuts, and a sprinkle for good measure!

With the enourmous amount of die cuts that come in the Odds and Ends and the Chit Chat , I could have easily kept making more and more cards! The options are endless! So I hope I  have  encouraged you to pick up a few of  these darling  products and make a  whole sleigh full of your own handmade Christmas cards! Thank you for stopping by today! Happy Crafting! 



Saturday, November 17, 2018

Christmas Town & Daily Doodles TN | with Jomelle

"We're walkin' in a Winter Wonderland" 

As soon as I finished my Christmas Set Up in my Daily Doodles TN, I knew I wanted to create another set up creating a winter wonderland. What can be more perfect to pair with my theme other than the lots 'o dots Daily Doodles TN? They are a perfect match.

Doodlebug is well known for their bright fun colors. I couldn't resist and I just had to create my theme using all the fun pink and blue pieces.
 I picked out the elements that matches the theme I was going for and I created my insert cover. The front also serves as my dashboard. It's the first thing I see when I open my TN.
 If you don't already know me, I love decorating my pockets with all the fun elements. I used a washi to keep my embellishments in place.
 I feel so jealous of everyone who is celebrating the magic of the holiday with the snow falling above their heads. The white snow just makes everything so beautiful.
Even though there is no winter season here in Southern California, I still wanted to have that "winter" feel even if it's just in my planner. 

 I love adding decorative poms to the edges of my insert to add more texture and it always looks oh so pretty.

I really wish I can be walking in the Winter Wonderland. Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Christmas Town Recipe Album | with Traci

I'm always looking for fun, unique gift ideas at Christmas and I love to give handmade items.  Here's a cute idea for passing on family recipes that are traditional favorites around the holidays.
For this sweet little book, I used a chipboard album from Prima, paper from Doodlebug's Christmas town collection, and alpha stickers from my stash.  

I used white card stock to create pockets in the album, perfect for tucking in some cute recipe cards and those adorable jellyclips!
When I fill out the recipe cards, I plan to handwrite them with colorful gel pens in lots of Doodlebug colors!

In addition to using the Mini Icon stickers throughout the album, I used lots of Doodlepops.  I'll tuck a photo or a recipe behind this Sweet Spruce tree on the page above.

I found some border stickers from a past Doodlebug collection (Milk & Cookies) that looked cute across the top of the pockets.  I love that Doodlebug collections coordinate from year to year since everything always matches!
Do you give handmade gifts for the holidays?  We'd love to hear about your projects, and hopefully I've inspired you with a unique gift idea today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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.

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