Wednesday, September 18, 2019

I❤️TRAVEL POCKET PAGE WITH A SPIN | with Shellye

Pocket Letters, Pen Pals and Snail Mail are all the rage!  Today I'm sharing a fun take on a pocket letter that's made from cardstock and patterned papers vs. plastic sleeves.  Let's take a look:
To begin I started with a 12X12 sheet of Maraschino Cardstock and scored as follows:
3.25" and 8.75"; turn paper 90 degrees and repeat. 
Next, I cut the 3.25" and 8.75" scored lines down to the adjoining score line below it.  
I chose to corner-round the edges and then cover the panels with various patterned papers.
On the largest, center panel I added one of the  5"X5" cards and trimmed the inner flap to make a pocket:
The little card pocket is a nice place to add larger items such as tags, doilies, die-cuts, stickers, etc.
On the left-hand side I created another pocket and tucked in a collection of die-cuts.  On the lower panel I attached a sampler of enamel shapes.

On the right side panels I attached jelly clips by making bands of paper that were attached with strong adhesive tape.  The clips were inserted through the loops and to the last loop, a strand of mini clips were tied on.
For the bottom panel I attached two bobbins with samplers of washi tapes!  The bobbins were held in place with large brads.
Now that the inside is complete, it's time to finish the outside! The flaps were folded neatly into the square shape.  A band of patterned paper (approximately 3"X 12") was wrapped around the folded packet and then a piece of strong adhesive added to hold the ends together.  
Lastly, the front was decorated with a square of paper , stickers and then addressed to the pen pal!

Thank you for joining me today in sharing one of my favorite projects to make!


Doodlebug Design Products:
I Love Travel Collection
I Love Travel Jelly Clips
I Love Travel Sprinkles
I Love Travel Washi Tape
I Love Travel Doodle Pops
Ladybug Cardstock
Sprinkles
Mini Paper Clips
Mini Doilies
Brads
Chunky Twine
Square Baroque Card

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

AND THE WINNERS ARE...

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all their wonderful comments and entries in our recent giveaways! And now for the winners...


SCHOOL DAYS LAYOUT | with Erica

I have been working my way through all my back to school photos and so glad I have the Doodlebug collection to help me document these moments! One other thing that is helping me get my layouts done is the amazing cut files Doodlebug has to offer! You can get the cut files at; Silhouette Design Store or at Lori Whitlock! If you have never used a title cut file like this I hope this layout inspires you to try it! It is a great starting point and cut files help break me from a creative slump!
I backed the star student & star border cut file using the 6x6 School Days paper pad. I love that the images are scaled down and they work perfectly to back the files. I printed two photos I took of our soon Gavin on the first day of school. I matted the photos on A is For Apple paper to add a little red behind the photos.
I popped up the cut file on a piece of white textured cardstock and then adhered the star border right below the title using some wet glue. I pulled out all the School Days embellishments and found some cute star stickers to add around the title cut file. I also used two of the School Days doodle pops on this layout! I tucked in some School Days stickers around the photo and added a couple tabs! I sprinkled a few tiny enamel hearts around the page as well to bring in some more stars! To finish up my page I added a strip of jounaling using my We R Memory Keepers typewriter. Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a great day!
Doodlebug Products Used:
School Days Collection
Star Student Cut File (Coming Soon)
Star Border Cut File (Coming soon)
 

Monday, September 16, 2019

I❤️TRAVEL HOME DECOR | with Jennifer

Hello Doodlebug friends. To be honest, I was completely at a loss, as to what to create for my I Love Travel assignment. Fortunately for me, I have a "team" of creative minds ready to assist. My kids! So here's my interpretation of someone rushing to the airport Doodlebug style.

To create this piece, I used my Silhouette to cut some basic shapes and car file out of thin chipboard. The chipboard pieces were then glued on to various thicknesses of foam board and cut out using a sharp utility knife.  The car details were cut out of layers of chipboard.
All the pieces for the base were covered with patterned paper and then glued together. Next, the chipboard pieces of the car were covered and pieced together, along with patterned paper for the window and stickers (the driver, pug, and suitcases). The chipboard car was then glued onto the foam board, as shown. The sides and back of the car were then covered with paper also.
I used some cute stacked suitcases (a doodle-pop sticker) on top of the car, which was mounted to chipboard for added thickness.

The same doodle-pop had some mini flag stickers which I attached to the car and the cases for some added fun detail.
The top tier of the piece needed a little color, so some colorful arrow stickers and heart-shaped sprinkles were used.
 It's hard not to go overboard with all these cute icons.
To make the stickers and die-cuts durable on this project, I mounted most of them to chipboard.
Here you can see a few more stickers mounted to a wood dowel to create a little sign.
Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope you have been inspired to use this versatile collection on some of your travel projects.  Happy crafting everyone! 
DOODLEBUG SUPPLIES USED:
I Love Travel Collection
French Kiss Collection 
Petite Prints
Jennifer

Saturday, September 14, 2019

I❤️TRAVEL POCKET PAGES | with Nathalie

You have seen many amazing projects created with the I❤️TRAVEL collection so far but today I am here to inspire you to use this fun new collection to document your travels in your pocket pages!
I created this page and insert to record the start of a recent trip in my family album. I made the cards using papers from the 6x6 I❤️TRAVEL pad along with a couple of tags from the Odds & Ends Tags pack. For my title card below, I combined the tag with a Doodle-pop (Jet set) and Teensy alpha stickers. 
Travel collections are my favorites and this one makes me happy! These little passports from the Mini Icons sticker sheets were perfect to illustrate our international travel. By placing them directly on the negative space of my photo, I added an eye-catching splash of color which enhance said photo. Aren't they the cutest together?
My journaling card features another sticker from the Mini Icons sheet and I placed it right in the center with foam adhesive. I like the look of the journaling (typewritten) all around it.
As you can see, I❤️TRAVEL looks great in pocket pages! Whether you traveled near or far this Summer, don't wait to document it and share your pages with us by using #doodlebugdesign on Instagram. I'd love to see them!
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Friday, September 13, 2019

I❤️TRAVEL CARD | with Karen

I don't think it is any surprise that I have been a happy crafter since Doodlebug released stamps earlier this year! Almost every Doodlebug project I create has at least one stamped image as a part of the design. And every time a new set is released I get more and more excited! So why do I love the Doodlebug stamps - besides the obvious Doodlebug cuteness and amazing quality of these stamps? I have always found stamps to be very versatile! Need a little embellishment to fill a space? Grab one of the adorable heart stamps that happen to come in a variety of sizes from a set like the i ❤️travel doodle stamps.
Need a larger image to fill up a space on a card? Grab a couple of different stamps like these cute suitcases and do a bit of masking or layering to get a substantial image that becomes the focal point of your project! Love how it worked out? Stamp and repeat! Feeling a bit "meh" about the design? Get out the stamp pad and try something different! Experiment and play to your heart's content!
And while I know this post is all about why I love the stamps, can we just take a minute to stop and admire the amazingness of Doodlebug sprinkles as well?! Ahhhhhh....
So, if you are already a stamper, I know you will agree that this new addition to the Doodlebug line-up has lit the crafty fire in your creative space! And if not, why not give them a try? They really are oodles of Doodlebug fun!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Doodlebug Supply List:
I❤️travel 6x6 collection
I❤️travel doodle stamps
I❤️travel doodle cuts
mini paperclips
sprinkles
Other:
white cardstock
alcohol markers
adhesive

Thursday, September 12, 2019

SCHOOL DAYS CUT FILE BOX CARD | with Kathy

Have you seen the new School Days Cut Files?  They are just adorable!  There are so many designs in the collection, each one is cuter than the next and they cover so many aspects of school life!  I decided to make a little box card for teacher using the Teacher Jar file.

I pieced it together using papers from the School Days and Petite Prints Collections.  For finishing touches I added some glitter sprinkles for the cheeks and a banner from the School Days Chit Chat pieces.  This would look so cute on a teacher's desk!  If you make something using the School Days Cut Files, be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram.  We would love to see what you create!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


DOODLEBUG DESIGN PRODUCTS USED:
School Days Collection
Gingham Linen Petite Prints
Dot Stripe Petite Prints
Glitter Sprinkles


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

SCHOOL DAYS LAYOUT | with Caroli

As you may know from previous posts, I am experiencing a bold patterned papers background phase (if you want to learn more about it just check here!) and Doodlebug Design patterns are perfect for this purpose.

I specially loved this gorgeous black patterned paper and decided to use it as background of this layout that documents the first day of school of my little boy.

Since there were so much happening on the background, I went for a simple grid design with a big cut file title. Here is my project:

I used few of the cards included on one of the patterned papers, these are perfect for a grid design. I also created few clusters on embellishments on opposites extremes of the page, just to keep it symmetric.
I created this simple diet title using the instruction of this video, it's really easy! I backed the letters with the paper of the 6x6 inches pads because patterns are smaller and work better for this purpose.
I love of colorful and happy this layout came out. Although it has a lot of color, embellishments, bolds background and 3 photos, it looks balanced and not overwhelming at all... at least that is what I feel when I look at it :)
I hope you like this idea, dare to get out from your confort zone with simple backgrounds and give a try to beautiful patterned papers. Have a lovely day!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

INTRODUCING 'I❤️TRAVEL' & 'SCHOOL DAYS' CUT FILES | + GIVEAWAY!!!

 We are excited to reveal our brand new cut file collections
 which, as of today, are available at the Lori Whitlock Store.

I❤️TRAVEL CUT FILE COLLECTION
You can purchase full collection at Lori Whitlock


SCHOOL DAYS CUT FILE COLLECTION
You can purchase full collection at Lori Whitlock


GIVEAWAY!!!
Would you love to own your very own 'complete' cutfile set?
All you have to do is leave a comment telling us which is your favourite individual cutfile and why. And, you could be one of two lucky winners that
will be announced on Monday, 16th September.
You can also enter on our Facebook Page and Instagram Page to further your chances.

I❤️TRAVEL DAILY DOODLES ALBUM | with Anabelle

It's been a long time since I scrapbooked a mini-album or a page. That's because my son is now a teen and won't even let me point the camera his way! I have always enjoyed memory keeping, but haven't had much to document lately. Then, the I Heart Travel line came into my life and I had the perfect project. I created this adorable album in the Daily Doodle Mint Travel planner and love how it turned out. This summer, I have been screen-shotting and saving pictures of my son on the Snap Chat Map. Snap Chat is the way we communicate and I can follow him on the map. His little image shows up doing all sorts of things. I thought it was really cute, so I started saving the pics. I realized, I could create a travel album of his summer adventures - this kid has been on the go since school ended - using the Snap Chat pictures along with a couple of other ones. I love how it turned out.

To make the album, I used a grid lined insert. I started off by decorating the front pocket with travel themed die cuts. I love all of the sweet elements in this collection.

I made a cover for the insert using the Happy Trails paper. I decorated it using papers and stickers. I love using Doodlepops for the added texture and dimension. 
The first page of the album is an introduction page. I love the large stickers on the This and That sticker page. They are perfect for titles!
As I said, getting actual photos of my son isn't easy. I know other parents of teens have the same problem! So, to complete my album, I had to be creative. Each page shows a place he went this summer. The first one was our trip to the beach. I added a photo of the condo where we stayed and used that to document this part of his journey.

The die cuts from the Odds and Ends pack are my favorites! I love how I can easily decorate my page with them. The beauty of memory keeping in the Daily Doodle is that I don't need a ton of supplies for each  page. I love adding texture and dimension to my pages so I popped the cloud on with foam adhesive. 
His next big adventure was going to California with his dad, uncle and cousin. Here's where the Snap Map pictures come into play. While he was away, I was able to see where he was. I LOVE how cute the Bitmojis (his little cartoon like figure) look. The airplane and luggage die cuts were perfect for this page about his time in the airports.
First, he visited the San Francisco area where his cousin lives. (Good thing he is on Snapchat so he could be in the picture, too!) I love the banners from the Chit Chats pack. It's easy to layer them across both pages of the spread. As you can see, I used the same washi throughout the book for consistency.
This page about his journey to Yosemite was kept simple on purpose. I added a few small stickers and die cuts, but the focus is on the Vacation Time paper. I used it throughout the book for matting the photos and to journal. I left it blank here so that he could list all of his favorite things about this trip. Since the album is for him, I wanted him to have some say in the journaling. This paper is perfect for him to do so.
Sometimes you have to be 'stealthy' when getting a photo of your teen. Here he is ordering a burger at our favorite spot in Nags Head. I had to hide in the car to get this shot. (Well, not actually hide, it was WAY too hot to stand in the sun, so I waited in the car and took the opportunity to grab the shot. :) ) I'm glad that he actually made an appearance in the album! 

I used the Vacation time paper again and documented the fun things we did on this trip!
On this page, about another trip to the beach, the photos take center stage. All I needed to do was add a few small die cuts and some Icon stickers.
This last page is about a boat trip he took. I love the cruise ship images and thought it would be perfect to go along with the cute photo. Adding the border strips draws the eye to the main elements of the page.

As you can see, documenting your teen's travels CAN be fun. I love how versatile the I Heart Travel line is. There was something perfect for each of his adventures. Thanks for joining me on this journey. Happy Trails!


Doodlebug Supplies Used:
I❤️TRAVEL This and That Stickers
I❤️TRAVEL Icon Stickers
I❤️TRAVEL Odds and Ends
I❤️TRAVEL Chit Chat
I❤️TRAVEL Vacation Time Paper
I❤️TRAVEL Happy Trails Paper
I❤️TRAVEL Jelly Clips
I❤️TRAVEL Jet Set Doodle-pop
I❤️TRAVEL Going Places Washi Tape
I❤️TRAVEL Wish You Were Here Washi Tape
Abigail Font Stickers - Ladybug
Teensy Type - Ladybug, Swimming Pool, Limeade
Daily Doodle - Mint Travel Planner





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