Saturday, August 24, 2019

School Days Mini Album | with Tya

I have to admit- I am on such a mini-album kick lately! I just love creating these albums. Probably because I get to play with so many fun products! Today I am sharing my latest mini-album featuring the adorable School Days collection. This mini-album also features a box to store the album in. I have included an introduction and a walkthrough video of this mini-album but here are some still shots of the album.

 I followed a tutorial on YouTube to create the box as well as the mini-album. They can be found here:

 Here is just a small sample of pictures of the inside of the mini-album. The album measures 6 1/2 x 8 inches and is constructed using chipboard, cardstock and lots of  School Days products. It has 3 base pages with many fold-outs, flaps, and pockets for photos, journaling or memorabilia. I love all of the interactive elements in this album.

This project came together rather easily. The longest part was choosing how to decorate all the pages! (but that is honestly my favorite part so I don't mind too much) 😊
Here is my intro and walkthrough video. I appreciate so much you taking a few minutes on your Saturday to stop by! Thanks so much! Please let me know if you have any questions about this album! Happy Crafting!

School Days 12x12 Paper Pack
School  Days 12x12 Petite Print Assortment
School Days 12x12 Textured Cardstock
Headlines Cardstock Stickers - School Days
School Days This and That Stickers
School Days Icon Stickers
School Days Chit Chat Ephemera
School Days Odds and Ends Ephemera
School Days Jelly Clips
School Days Paintbox Doodlepop
School Days Schoolhouse Doodlepop
School Days Sprinkles School Supplies
School Days Sprinkles Apple a Day
School  Days Sprinkles You're a Star
School Days Washi Tape- Tape Measure
Doodlebug Sprinkles Primary Assortment
Black and White Bakers Twine
65 lb weight black and white cardstock
Medium-weight chipboard
Foam Tape
Scor tape
Scoring board

Friday, August 23, 2019


I must confess, I'm addicted to stationary. Yes, it's true. I am not sure what it is, but give me cute sticky notes and pretty pencils and I am a happy gal! So when Doodlebug launched the new School Days collection, I squealed - yup, just like a pig in mud! Because the only thing better than sticky notes is sticky notes wrapped up in Doodlebug goodness! So I decided to whip up a couple of welcome back treats for my teaching colleagues. Designed to hold 3x3 sticky notes, these little holders feature the 6X6 paper collection together with stamps from the School Boy and School Girl Doodle stamps. To create the layered look of the stamped images, I simply did some masking, starting by stamping the image in the front (the pencil) and working backwards. The great part of masking is that you can create your own little scene that fits perfectly into the space you have on a project!
If the idea of masking is intimidating for you though, you can create the same look by stamping the images and then using the Doodle Cuts to cut out the ones you want to appear in the front (the easel and the apple). Use some foam adhesive to attach them and get some added dimension! And while you might not having teaching colleagues to welcome back, these would make great teacher appreciation gifts or even gifts for students. Write a personal little note on the top sticky note... ...and then close it up and sneak it inside a suitcase or care package for that college student you have in your life! Because quite frankly, with all that layered Doodlebug goodness, they are just as cute all closed up as they are open!
So there you have it - two of my favourite things all together in one cute project! I might actually have to go and make one for my own desk too! Now why didn't I think of that sooner?
Thanks for stopping by!
Doodlebug Supply List:
school days 6x6 collection
school boy doodle stamps
school girl doodle stamps
school girl doodle cuts
mini paperclips
school supplies shape sprinkles
swiss dots petite prints

black cardstock
alcohol markers
sticky notes (3x3)

Thursday, August 22, 2019


To say that I had fun documenting my niece's first day of kindergarten would be an understatement! The brand new Doodlebug Design School Days collection is full of whimsical colors and adorable icons! The cute paperclips, colorful stars, and smiling school supplies were a blast to work with! I can't wait to use this collection again! 
I love that the Chit Chat die cut packs always have words that can be used for quick and fun titles, like the 'First Day' title here. The 'Just a Note' cut apart card from the Color Me Happy Patterned Paper makes a super fun spot for the journaling! I used the awesome rainbow striped Very Primary Patterned Paper to make top and bottom border strips. And aren't those crayon stickers and little girl sticker just the cutest?! 

I wanted to somehow 'feature' the adorable Shape Sprinkles and Icon Stickers, so I die cut stars out of a few of the simple patterned papers of the collection. I used the star from the Doodlebug Design Lots O' Luck Lucky Shapes cut file set to create 3 1/2" stars from the blue star, black music note, and red dot patterned papers. I then used dark yellow embroidery floss to create a fun circle on the star to really make the stickers pop. And of course I used the You're A Star Shape Sprinkles to embellish around my big paper stars! 

Craft paint, paperclips, and pencils - oh my! There are so many super fun elements in this collection that I can't picked any favorites! What are your favorite things in the School Days collection?! 

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to grab the School Days collection and document your student's first day of school! 

Doodlebug Design Supplies:
School Days Patterned Papers: Spelling Bee, Good Measure, Color Me Happy, Band Class, Playground Plaid, Field Trip, Very Primary, School Days 
School Days Chit Chat pack
School Days This & That Stickers
School Days Mini Icons Stickers
School Days Icons Stickers
School Days Shape Sprinkles: School Supplies, You're A Star

Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Whether you're a teacher, student or parent, I have a sweet welcome-back-to-school treat using just a few basic supplies from Doodlebug Design!

For this project, any type of pre-made sack, bag or box can be used.  I've chosen a 2.5" die and cardstock to create this cute mini shopping style bag.  SVG files are also a good place to hunt for cute bags!
After cutting the bags and assembling, I moved to stamping and coloring the images
with alcohol markers.These type of projects are perfect for mixing up your collection of Doodlebug stamps and dies!

The stamped images were embellished with sprinkles and twine.

Inside of the little shopping bags I added clear bags of candy.  What better way to tie off the clear bags than with a twist of washi tape!  To create the "washi twist ties" I used a thin gauge wire (I actually pulled a strand from a piece of wire-edged ribbon) , placed it in the center of the washi tape and then wrapped around.  I also trimmed the washi twist tie to about an 1/4" width.  
Again, have fun mixing and matching papers from different collections, as well as stamps to create unique little gifts!  
Doodlebug Design Products:
4008: bumblebee sprinkles 
5834: tiny hearts shape sprinkles 
6032: out of this world shape sprinkles 
6072: so much pun 6x6 paper pad 
3586: primary textured cardstock asst 12x12
3207: doodle twine - blue jean 
6327: you're sweet doodle stamps
6339: far out doodle stamps
6333: flower girl doodle stamps 
6328: you're sweet doodle cuts 
6334: flower girl doodle cuts 
6340: far out doodle cuts
3650: ladybug swiss dot washi tape
3652: bumblebee swiss dot washi tape

Tuesday, August 20, 2019


Back to school last week for my babies and of course I had to get pictures! I love to take individual photos of the kids and then some group photos! I knew the School Days collection would be perfect for documenting some of my photos.   I also wanted to use one of the new cut files available in the Lori Whitlock shop! I love the Hearts Background and really wanted to back it with the Very Primary paper from the School Days collection. I love all the color on this one piece of paper.
I cut the file out on some white cardstock and then backed the file with this colorful paper. I used two photos on this layout and popped them up on some foam adhesive.

I pulled out the odds & ends and mini icon stickers and embellished around my photo. I used the First Day piece as my title from the chit chat pack. This layout came together quick and I love when that happens! So much color from one piece of cardstock and I think it really makes the page pop! Here is the look at the completed layout!  
 School DaysVery Primary Paper
 School Days Odds & Ends
 School Days Chit Chat
 School Days Sprinkles

Monday, August 19, 2019


I just love the Odds & Ends in the School Days Collection.  There are so many cute icons, and the rainbow of Doodlebug colors in the art supply icons makes me so happy!  I thought it would be fun to add them all to a box card, take a peek...

I used a metal die to make the box card base.  I then set to decorating it with some of the fun papers in the collection including the grid side of the Spelling Bee Paper and the fun paint-splattered side of the Good Measure Paper. I thought it was cute to have the easel saying "you color my world" to the art supplies!  I finished it off with some of the little You're a Star Shaped Sprinkles.  This would be a great card for a teacher, friend or just because!
Have you made any projects using the School Days Collection?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram so we can see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek! 

School Days -This & That
School Days - Spelling Bee
School Days - Good Measure
School Days - Chit Chat Pieces
School Days - Sprinkles - You're A Star
Petite Prints Collection - Gingham and Linen - Stone Gray

Box Card Dies
Foam Tape

Saturday, August 17, 2019


Have you played with the new School Days collection yet?! It is so cute and it inspired me to create a banner for Back to School, which is right around the corner for me!
For the base, I layered two different patterned papers from the collection and machine stitched them together (to give you an idea of the scale, each pennant measures 3.25x4.25 inches). I then added strips of washi tape to reenforce the top and punched circles plus scalloped circles to hold my Skinny letter stickers.

After that I had tons of fun decorating each one with stickers from the Icons sticker sheet (adhering some with foam dots for extra dimension) but also with a few Doodle-Pops and shaped Sprinkles.
Towards the end, I decided to add two extra pennants in order to "frame" or "anchor" the banner with large die-cuts from the Odds&Ends pack.

Even though I am not really looking forward to going back to work I can't wait to put this banner up in my office! I think it will help cheer me up and wow my colleagues ;) Below is the list of all the supplies used to make this project.

School Days - Odds & Ends - Die Cut Cardstock Pieces
School Days - Sprinkles - Self Adhesive Enamel Shapes - School Supplies
School Days - Doodle-Pops - 3 Dimensional Cardstock Stickers - Cut & Paste
School Days - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Scientific
School Days - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Very Primary
School Days - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Just Write
School Days - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Spelling Bee
School Days - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - A Is For Apple
School Days - Cardstock Stickers - Icons
Cardstock Stickers - Skinny Alphabet - Beetle Black
Chunky Doodle Twine - Limeade
Chunky Doodle Twine - Bumblebee
Back to School Collection - Washi Tape - Apple a Day
Lots O' Luck Collection - Washi Tape - Tuxedo Stripe


Friday, August 16, 2019


I will not say that it is almost time for back to school. Nope. Not going there. Instead, I am simply going to celebrate the amazingly cute new collection from Doodlebug called "school days" and leave it at that! Because if I ignore it long enough, it will go away, right (not the collection - back to school...oh no, I just said it...<sigh>)? Can you tell I have been having a pretty amazing summer? Packed into it has been a whole lot of crafting, and these new collections that Doodlebug has released have made it even better! I mean, does it get any cuter than this paper (this math loving teacher is all over the formula paper)? And the stamps! Oh, the stamps! I did some masking to create this mini image with the little boy and school bus from the "school boy" stamp set. And while I didn't use the doodle cuts because of the masking, you could create the same effect by using the dies and simply layering the boy on top of the bus!

So while this little general purpose card (okay, okay, it would be great for back to school) was the first project I created with this collection, I can't wait to deck my whole classroom in gems from this collection! It brightens MY day...even if it is a day back at school!

Doodlebug Supply List:
school days 6x6 collection
school boy doodle stamps
mini paperclips
school supplies shape sprinkles
white cardstock
alcohol markers
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