Sunday, November 17, 2019


Have you seen the cute gingerbread house from the Christmas Magic collection? From the first moment I saw it I knew that I wanted to do a layout featuring this cute little house. I thought on using the Cookie Cottage doodle-popsTM, but even though it looked really cute, I wanted something bigger so it could cover more space on my layout. After thinking about some ideas, I decided to replicate the same house but do it on a bigger scale without using a cut file.

To do that, I pulled out some of my doodlebug cardstock and chose the cinnamon color from the Primary Cardstock Assortment to create my house. I drew each part with a pencil and then punched holes around some of the base pieces to add hand-stitching. For the other parts that didn’t need stitching, I used foam dots to stick them.

To embellish the house, I used some pieces from the Odds&EndsTM pack, cut the white border that they come with, and added some clear embossing powder to them so they could look more like real candies. I also fussy cut some elements from some of the 12 x 12” papers.

Once I finished the house, I created a scene on my page using the elements from before. In addition, I also added a Christmas tree and some other fun embellishments with the idea of building my own Santa’s Village.

Finally, I added my photos with some foam adhesive, the journaling at the bottom right side of the page, and some Chit ChatTM pieces for the title. 
Even though this layout took a lot of time to create, well, actually the little house was the one that used most of the time, I had so much fun creating it, and I really liked how it turned out! I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Also, don’t forget that if you have any questions just leave me a comment or send me an email. I’ll be really happy to help you.

Have an awesome day!

Doodlebug Products Used: 
Christmas Magic Collection
Sugar Coated 6 x 6 Paper Assortment - Pastel
12 x 12 Cardstock - Cinnamon, Pistachio, Sea Glass
Petite Prints Collection - Dot and Stripe - Pistachio

Friday, November 15, 2019


One of my favourite parts of Christmas are all the delicious treats that are a part of the season. Not just because I get to eat them, but also because I get to spend time with my two little gals baking and decorating to our heart's content. Christmas treats go hand-in-hand with family time, so I just love that they also play a starring role in Doodlebug's new Christmas Magic collection. Now I have another way to share the seasons's treats with those that are special in my life! Santa's Sweets is a darling new stamp set that Doodlebug released with this collection. Featuring everything from a darling gingerbread boy to gum drops and baked goods galore, this little stamp set is sweet in all sorts of ways! It became the inspiration behind this little scene that I created, featuring one of the great sentiment stamps that also comes with this set. With a bit of masking, the stamps perfectly complimented each other in theme and dimension. And for a little texture, I also used the darling tree stamp from the Christmas Magic stamp set, a set that was also created to coordinate with this collection. And can we just take a moment to admire these darling little mini heart Shape Sprinkles?!  
So, whether baking is part of your Christmas tradition or not, these stamps and this collection will definitely add a little (or a lot) of sweetness into your season. In the meantime, I hope this card sparks a bit of inspiration and adds a bit of sweetness to your day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Doodlebug Products Used:
Christmas Magic collection
 Christmas Magic Doodle Stamps Santa's Sweets
 Petite Prints
Other products:
Alcohol Markers
White Cardstock

Thursday, November 14, 2019


I absolutely love Christmas and so I couldn't wait to create projects with the new Christmas Magic collection. The mix of Santas, reindeer, gingerbread men, and adorable colors just makes me happy. I love creating fun cut out backgrounds for my pages, so I also used the tree cut file from the Doodlebug Design Santa in Car Cut File.

I used the tree cut file (again from the Doodlebug Santa in Car Cut File) to create a large background design of trees. I then backed each tree with fun patterned papers from the Christmas Magic collection. I used the adorable Tiny Heart Shape Sprinkles to give each tree a topper. This tree design turned out so pretty I almost didn't want to cover the trees up! I then used pieces of the Candy Stripe Washi Tape to embellish the top and bottom of the page.  
​ At the top, I added the banner sticker from the This & That Sticker Sheet and a reindeer sticker from the Mini Icons Stickers. I also used the Holly & Pine, Peppermint Twist, and Cookies & Candies Shape Sprinkles to embellish the Christmas tree background.

​ I added a few of the Peppermint Twist Shape Sprinkles to the scalloped circle sticker for some fun dimension. I further embellished it with Odds & Ends pieces and a Mini Icons Sticker reindeer. 

I used part of an Odds & Ends banner die cut to anchor my photos. I then used some Teensy Type number stickers in Limeade to put the year (2018) on the banner. And isn't that Santa and little elf die cut Odds & Ends piece just the cutest?! 
​ Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you are just as excited about scrapbooking Christmas layouts as much as I am! Have a great day!


Doodlebug Design Products Used
​ Christmas Magic Collection

Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Oh Christmas Magic is in the air!  Today I'm sharing the sweetest little gingerbread-house-shaped-mini album.  I've used a steel-rule die to cut the shapes from chipboard and patterned paper, but any house die or template would work!

The die also cuts out the window's shutters and door, which worked perfectly for the cover.  After dressing with patterned papers, I added the Doodle Pop Santa so that he's peeking out from behind the door!  I also modified the roof-line by die-cutting just a portion of the roof and then trimming to size.  
Around the edge of the front and back covers, I trimmed with Chunky Twine.  To give a nice attachment, I've found that Glossy Accents holds the twine really well; a drop on the end of the twine also gives a good seal to prevent fraying.
For the inside pages I chose to cover the die-cut areas (window and door) by adding a circle of paper.  The size is perfect for adding small pictures to.
I love, love, love interactive pieces, so on the above two pages, I added a die-cut and tag that were adhered by one edge.  Everyone enjoys a cute peek-a-boo page!
Because the album is "mini" it's the perfect canvas for showing off those bitty stickers, tags and decorative brads.
I didn't have a large ring on hand to hold the pages together, so I used a white shower curtain ring instead...add a bit of ribbon and it works out just right!

Thank you for joining me today!

Doodlebug Design Products:
Christmas Magic Collection Kit
Christmas Magic 6X6 Paper Pad
Ladybug Chunky Twine
Jolly Holiday Sprinkle Shapes

Tuesday, November 12, 2019


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Every Christmas morning we get a photo of the kids in the hallway before they walk into the living room! They all know this tradition and the older kids help the younger kids get excited about it! After we take the photo they all enter the living room together and they get the biggest smiles on their faces! I wanted to scrap this photo from Liam's first Christmas! His first time in one of these photos! I pulled out the new Christmas Magic collection and started out my layout by die cutting this stocking! I ran it through my hand held die cutting machine using some pattern paper from the collection. I wanted my main background page to be white so I trimmed it down to 11x11. I also trimmed down the Christmas Love pattern paper to 11.5x11.5 and adhered to the Visions of Sugar Plums pattern paper.
I popped the die cut stocking up on some foam adhesive and adhered to the page. I found this super cute ephemera piece from the Odd & Ends back and it fit perfectly in the stocking! I tucked my photo in right next to the right of the stocking and added a cluster of embellishments to the right of my photo.

I used odds & ends, chit chat pieces, stickers and sprinkles to embellish the layout. I added this fun banner from the collection to the top of the page and pop up the wreath die cut in the middle! I love how it turned out!   

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, November 11, 2019


The cutest little elves I have ever seen has taken over and melted my heart. I've created a little something that is not planner related at all. I am a scrapbooker at heart and I wanted to create something that I can use as a decor for my home. 
I have not decorated a shadow box in a long time. I really fell in love with all the elves that I wanted them to be the center of attention.
 I've picked out the elves from the odds & ends and I arranged them how I like inside these boxes. I used foam adhesive for all of them so that they pop out and has that 3D look.
 The Christmas Magic Collection came with the cutest elves paper clips that I just kinda tucked them behind the shadow box because I just think they look really adorable the way they are peeking from the top.

 I try to use a simple paper for the background for each elves so they are not overwhelming and not too busy to look at. But with all the cute papers Doodlebug has, you can never go wrong with any combinations.
  It's sad to say that I can no longer find these shadow boxes at Michael's or Hobby Lobby. I only have a few left from my stash. I am most likely going to use the rest of my shadow boxes with anything Doodlebug related since they are all so adorable and they are the perfect pair.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you were inspire with my home decor shadow box.


Sunday, November 10, 2019


Ahhhh - can you feel it? It's always such a magical time of year right now - the weeks leading up to Christmas are indeed magical! And what better way to celebrate this festive time of year than with a  few handmade cards featuring the  "Christmas Magic" collection!

I used another bunch of card bases from the Create-a-Card sets. They really do take all the guesswork out of creating card bases, plus I love all the different designs of each card base. Here are some close-ups of each of the cards:

This card is so fun with all of the gingerbread and candy designs. I love adding shape sprinkles like the gumdrops and swirl candies to the  Odds and Ends to add dimension. And how fun are the tiny white hear sprinkles on the scallop edge of the card. It reminds me of icing!
 I love the long pine bough die-cut found in the Odds and Ends. I trimmed this one in half so it stretched across the whole card base and then covered the cut with one of the Chit Chat die-cuts. It's fun to repurpose the die-cuts to make them work for your design.
 The ornaments are so darling in the collection! As you can see I added a bit of Ladybug Bakers Twine to the tops of the ornament die-cuts. Simply punch a small hole in the top, and lace the twine through! Another fun way to add a little personal touch to the premade die-cut.
 These tall skinny card bases are some of my favorites! It was perfect for the tall Christmas tree die-cut. Simply add a few sprinkles and you've got some shiny ornaments on that tree! The little Doodlepop Elves are so cute with their little presents under the tree!
 I love the size of all the Santas that are found in the Odds and Ends. This one, in particular, has my heart - YeeHaw Santa! The file folder shape of this card is fun to turn on its side to have the flap on the right instead of on the top. Try that next time you use one of these cards!
 And I saved my favorite die cut from the  Odds and Ends for last.  How CUTE is this little gang of elves packing  Santa's sleigh up with all the gifts! All of their cute faces and jingle bell hats were the perfect touches to this large card base. I added a few Sprinkle Shapes, stickers and a ticket from the Chit Chat to decorate this card. Isn't the yellow in this collection a bright addition to the typical Christmas color pallet?
That's all I have for you today! It was just the most fun making all of these cards with the wonderful "Christmas Magic" collection. I hope I have inspired you to grab all of the bits and pieces of this collection and make a batch of cards for your loved ones this holiday season!  Make sure you share them with us so we can see your creations! Happy Holidays and  Happy Crafting! 

Doodlebug Products Used:
Christmas Magic Collection
Create -a- Card Card Bases
Ladybug Doodle Twine

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