Tuesday, May 26, 2020


I love creating graphic designs on my layouts! I used the new Doodle Cuts Borders and Edges Dies and the Hey Cupcake collection to create a fun chevron background on today's layout. I love how it turned out so come take a look! 

​ I started by using the heart strips Borders and Edges die to cut out four strips in four different bold colors.
 then used the graph design of the Lollies Patterned Paper to help me create the chevron design. I used the light pink stripe in the middle of the patterned paper as a guide to place the heart strips at an angle against. Using the different colors of the graph to see where to place the strips made this design so easy!  I then embellished my photo with some Odds & Ends pieces and Sprinkles. I also used the largest Doodle Cuts Nesting Scallops die to create a circular frame around my photo.

​ The Odds & Ends and Chit Chat Die Cut Packs make embellishing projects so easy. I also added some Sprinkles Self-Adhesive Shapes as confetti in the balloon. And isn't that little birdie just the cutest?!

​ I used the fun Abigail Alphabet in Swimming Pool and a Chit Chat Die Cut piece to create the title. I embellished the word 'CAKE' with a few of the round Sprinkles Self-Adhesive Shapes. I love the little bit of detail this adds! I then further embellished the title with Mini Icons Stickers. 

​ The Hey Cupcake collection is just perfect for helping me document my niece's birthday! I can't wait until her birthday rolls around again so I can take more pictures to document with this fun collection. And I think the heart strip die makes a pretty cool background design! 

​ Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to grab some of the new Doodle Cuts Dies and the Hey Cupcake Collection for your next layout!

Doodlebug Design Products Used:
​ Hey Cupcake Collection
​ Abigail Alphabet Stickers - Swimming Pool
​ Doodle Cuts Borders and Edges Die Set
​ Doodle Cuts Nesting Scallops Die Set

Monday, May 25, 2020


Birthdays always seem to be a time when we reach out to one another and celebrate, so one of my favourite parts of planning for a birthday has been figuring out how to say "thank-you" to those who help make it a special day. Little treat containers have become a part of our birthday traditions so the new Hey cupcake collection together with some of Doodlebug's new Doodle Cuts are a welcome addition to my crafty collection! These little tags used to decorate the treat tube came together really easily with these new products. Using a combination of the Large Tag Doodle Cuts and the Mini Tag Doodle Cuts gave me a variety of tags that were easy to layer together to create dimension. The Birthday Girl Stamp set has a number of cute little characters that are a perfect size for the mini tags. With a bit of masking to add a party hat, and a quick colour with some alcohol markers, the tags each took on a style of their own. And with some fun washi tape, a sentiment from the Occasions many Thanks Doodle stamps and and my new favourite Shape Sprinkles called...well...Sprinkles, these little little tags were everything I needed them to be! A simple way to say thank-you for helping to make a birthday special.
Thanks for stopping by!

Doodlebug Design Product:
Hey Cupcake Collection
Party Animals Doodle Stamps
Many Thanks Doodle Stamps
Doodle Cuts Large Tags
Doodle Cuts Mini Tags
Other Products:
White cardstock Alcohol markers Ink
Tube treat containers

Friday, May 22, 2020


Do you need a cute and quick way to give a gift card for an upcoming Birthday?  My project today is a fun way to dress up gift cards using elements from the Hey Cupcake Collection and resembles a gift bag with a tissue paper insert that holds the the gift card.    
Here are some things you will need.  First, choose a sentiment/focal point for the front of the bag as well as the pocket for the gift card insert from the 3x4 cut aparts (Birthday Bash Paper). Then choose some pattern paper for the top and bottom of the “bag” as well as the tissue paper insert, a layering piece for your cut apart, and the tag. You will need some ribbon for your handles and twine to tie the tag to the handle.  I also used various stickers and sprinkles to embelish.

Cut your top and bottom bag pieces approximately 5 3/4” high and 5 1/2” wide.  Snip all 4 corners of your square pieces.  Score 3 sides (bottom, right and left) about 1/4” from the edges. Punch two holes at the top for your handles about an inch from either side.  I used a die cut with stitching detail, for my insert, but if you have mad cutting skills (unlike me) you could free hand cut the tissue paper element at the top of your 4 1/2” wide and 6 1/2” high insert piece.  Adhere your cut aparts to the front of the bag and insert.  Helpful hint: on my first attempt I used too much adhesive and without thinking even glued the top of my pocket closed which made it impossible to put the gift card inside.  Haha don’t do that! :)

Next, fold your sides and bottom flaps down and glue them together.  Thread your ribbon through the holes, tying small knots on the inside to secure the handles.  If you are adding a tag, use some doodle twine to tie your tag to the handle.  And all that’s left to do is add some sprinkles and stickers!

Here’s a final look at three finished gift card holders. I think the little critters are the cutest! Thanks for taking a look today, have a good one! 
Doodlebug Products Used:
Hey Cupcake Collection
 Petite Prints Dot/Stripe - Linen/Gingham 
Doodle Pop Stickers
Doodle Twine
Mini Tags Doodle Cuts Dies

Other Products Used: 
Scallop Rectangle Die 

Thursday, May 21, 2020


Sometimes I like to pull out a few fun supplies and create something small.  It gives me such a sense of accomplishment, especially when I want to be creative, but don't have a lot of time. Today was one of those days, so I gathered some Doodle Cuts, stickers, and a few scraps of paper and voila ... the cutest little birthday gift tags!

The first thing I did was cut out 12 tags using the Doodle cuts large tag.  I also cut a bunch of colorful little hole reinforcers with Party Time and Hey Cupcake paper.
I had so much fun adding the mini icons to my tags ... they are the perfect size and there are so many stickers!  2 sheets in every pack!
I wanted some of the tags to have cute little borders ... the Doodle Cut borders and edges made this super simple and oh so cute!

That adorable little scallop circle above was cut using the Doodle Cuts Nesting Scallops, and the To: From: is a stamp from the Birthday Boy set.
Can you see how much fun this was to do?  Little tiny individual projects that will come in handy, and be so cute, on the next gifts I wrap!
So grab some Doodle Cuts and some mini icons and have fun making one little tag or twenty! My guess is, you'll have fun making more than that! Tag us and share your projects!  We always want to see what you're creating!

Doodlebug Supplies Used:
Doodle Cuts Large Tags Metal Dies
Doodle Cuts Borders and Edges Metal Dies
Doodle Cuts Nesting Scallops Metal Dies
Doodle Stamps Birthday Boy
Party Time Mini Icons & Pattern Paper 
Hey Cupcake Mini Icons & Pattern Paper
Chunky Twine

Wednesday, May 20, 2020


If you've been following my posts for some time, you will know how much I love to work with color in my pages, and as you can imagine, that's one of the reasons why I'm in love with the new Hey Cupcake collection! The Hey Cupcake collection is so much fun! The colors, patterns, embellishments, and those little llamas and hedgehogs are the cutest thing ever!!! Today I'm going to be sharing my first layout created with it so make sure read until the end.
To create this layout, I started by gathering some of my favorite pieces from the collection. I picked some from the Chit ChatTM set, Odds & EndsTM set, and also included some from the doodle-popsTM. Then I grouped them together creating some sort of a scene- a girl at a birthday party with balloons and a cake. Then, I positioned my photo on the right side, along with the title and the journaling, and started to embellish my page, as well adding some extra details to some specific pieces from the page- for example, to add some more interest to the cake, I added some glitter using liquid adhesive and also some dots of glossy accents to the center of each one of the little flowers. 
Since I love to add hand stitching to my pages, I hand-stitched the two banners that come in the Chit ChatTM set from this collection using brown embroidery thread. To add something extra to the banners, I added the number 12 (12th birthday of my sister) in gold using the Abigail Gold Foil Cardstock Stickers, and also included some cute little animals and enamel dots
Last but not least, for the title, I mixed the word "happy" from the Chit ChatTM set with the word "birthday" from the Happy Birthday Doodle CutsTM set. To make the "birthday" word stand out a little bit more, I cut out the word birthday from the 6 x 6 Dot-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints in Bon Bon color and then two times more in white cardstock. Finally, with some liquid adhesive, I glued all of them together into a vellum piece which I fussy cut later on.
Now, let's take a look at the finished layout!

That is it for today! I hope you guys enjoyed this post and liked the ideas I shared. Also, don’t forget that if you have any questions just leave a comment below or send me an email. 

Have a great day!

Doodlebug Products Used: 
Hey Cupcake Collection
Doodle Cuts - Happy Birthday
6 x 6 Dot-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints
Abigail Gold Foil Cardstock Stickers
Sugar Coating Glitter Assortment 

Other Products Used:
Vellum Paper
Embroidery Thread
Foam Dots
Liquid Adhesive

Tuesday, May 19, 2020


Grab your apron and get chillin’ & grillin!’
 It’s “Bar-B-Cute™” season!
Whether you are enjoying the sunny outdoors by having a family picnic or cooking
 on the grill, this shish-ka-bob of products has got you covered!
Filled with bright summer colors and family food favorites,
 creating with this fun-filled assortment will be a picnic! 

Layout created by in-house designer Tonya Prawitt
icons cardstock sticker
mini icon stickers

odds & ends
119 adorable diecuts!

chit chat
contains 85 adorable diecuts!

bar-b-cute this n that sticker

limited edition collection pins

mini jewels and sprinkles

washi tape


bar-b-cute doodle stamps & cuts

bar-b-cute 6x6 cardstock paper pad

bar-b-cute 12x12 cardstock paper pad

bar-b-cute double sided cardstock

picnic plaid double sided cardstock

summer sun double sided cardstock

picnic in the park double sided cardstock

primary plaid double sided cardstock

cherry sweet double sided cardstock

picnic spot double sided cardstock

fresh lemonade double sided cardstock

blueberry plaid double sided cardstock

slice of summer double sided cardstock

sno cone stripe double sided cardstock

picnic parade double sided cardstock

bar-b-cute petite prints assortment pack
bar-b-cute textured cardstock assortment pack
bar-b-cute essentials pack

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