Monday, February 24, 2020


I love typewriters.  They are so retro and fun.  I have a 1950's teal typewriter in my craft room, it just makes me happy.  It's my love of typewriters that made me determined to create a box card based on the adorable little typewriter icon in the Love Notes Collection.  It took a few tries, but I finally found success... take a peek...

How cute is this card??!! I originally thought it would be great for Valentine's Day, but when I thought more, this card could be used for any number of occasions.  I created 3 different typed sentiments.  Here are some close-ups...

The card even folds flat to fit into a standard 5x7 envelope.

I created an SVG file for this card, which includes all 3 sentiments (it does not include the envelope).  It is available exclusively in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop here.

I also put together a quick assembly tutorial.

1) Start by cutting the pieces.  The paper with the sentiment is done using Print and Cut.  Add the roller bar, paper and paper guide to the main piece as shown.  Add the keys and space bar to the typewriter key inserts.
2)  Add the dark grey rectangle to the back of the insert with the notch as shown.  Add the light grey "keys" to the top center of that piece.
3)  Add the front strip to the main typewriter piece to form the "box" for the box card.  The tabs are glued on the inside.
4)  Add adhesive to the biggest insert's tabs.  Insert into the box, aligning the edge tabs with the back of the box.  It should be flush to the bottom of the box.  Press the tabs to the typewriter sides to secure.

5)  Add the front (shortest) keyboard insert.  Add adhesive to the tabs, insert towards the front of the box.  A good guide is to use the tabs from the front of the box to align.  Press the tabs to the side to secure.
6) Repeat with the middle-size keyboard piece.  Use the tabs from the front insert as a guide to where to glue.
7) Repeat with the last keyboard piece.

A general note on box cards.  You want the tabs for all of the inserts to be folded in the same direction so your card will fold flat.

If you make one of these Typewriter Box Cards, be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram!  We would love to see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Doodlebug Products Used
Dot Stripe Petite Prints Collection
Gingham Linen Petite Prints Collection

Silhouette Cameo

Thursday, February 20, 2020

DOODLE STAMPS & CUTS - TAGS | with Shellye

What happens when you take assorted Doodlebug Stamps & Dies and combine them with plain kraft tags and some coloring? A delightful collection of tags for any occasion!
To begin, I sorted through the various sets of stamps and chose those that wouldn't be too busy as a background.  Next, I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Ink onto pre-cut kraft tags. I find that colored pencils (I used Prismacolor w/ a colorless blender) work beautifully on kraft.  For extra whimsy, I also used a white gel pen on a few of the tags!
After completing the tag backgrounds I moved onto stamping images to layer onto the tags. As you can see, some colored and stamped nicely and some didn't LOL! My process included selecting some of my favorite images, so not all of them were used for this project.  
For the larger background images, I decided to stamp only two or three times. And some images, such as the "love you" heart, was simply stamped without anything else added to it!

If you'll notice the nest that the two birds are sitting on...that's the crescent moon stamp!  It's so much fun to see how all  of the various images can be layered together.
For a few of tags I used some of the larger, basic-shaped dies to create little backdrops for the colored images.  Below, an upside-down heart was used!
After adding the die-cut images with foam adhesive, I went back and stamped sentiments that were attached to the tags.  Again, it was fun to sort through the stamp collections and find just the right greeting for each one!

Lastly, enamel shapes and sprinkles, along with a chunky twine hanger were given to each!
The tags can be added to gift bags, lunch boxes, card fronts or even used as ornaments.  
I hope that you'll give them a try!

Doodlebug Products Used:
Love Notes 6X6 Paper Pad
Pistachio Cardstock
Chunky Doodle Twine
Doodle Stamps
Doodle Cuts

Other Products Used:
Kraft Tags-Amazon; Gel Pen-Sakura; Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black; COPIC Markers;

I ❤️ TRAVEL LAYOUT | with Tegan

I have always loved postage stamps! And so I couldn't wait to do something cool with the I Heart Travel collection postage stamp patterned paper called Scenic Spot. Come take a look! 

I started by using the Sunshine Cardstock for the border and the red on red I Heart Travel Love This Patterned Paper for my background. I then cut apart a number of the postage stamp images from the Scenic Spot Patterned Paper and started building a block design. I added some fun Mini Icons Stickers and ephemera pieces with foam adhesive too! 

I embellished the top of my photo with an ephemera cloud diecut, an Icons Sticker airplane, and a couple adorable cloud Hello Sunshine epoxy stickers. I added Teensy Type alphabet numbers in Ladybug to the 'Vacation To Remember' This & That Sticker. I created my title with a Chit Chat Ephemera Piece and Beetle Black Abigail Alphabet Stickers. And the Mini Icons Stickers make cute little accent pieces!

I purposely didn't add patterned papers on this layout because I wanted the postage stamp design to take center stage. All of the stamps are just so darn cute! I don't know if I can pick a favorite one, can you?  

Thank you for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to use the I Heart Travel collection and Scenic Spot Patterned Paper on your next layout! 

Doodlebug Design Products Used  
​ I Heart Travel Collection
​ Cardstock in Sunshine
​ Teensy Type Alphabet Stickers in Ladybug
​ Abigail Alphabet Stickers in Beetle Black

Wednesday, February 19, 2020


I am looking forward for Spring happiness with bright colors that always put a smile on everyone's faces. We're only halfway in February but I'm already thinking about blooming flowers. The Love Notes collection is so versatile that I was able to create a Spring layout for the first week of March.
I was able to put together many items from this collection to create a Spring theme. 
I was so smitten with the floral washi tape. The bright colors feel so cheerful and fresh. I can already hear the birds chirping.
Hello Sunshine! It's going to be a beautiful day. I decorated my weekly layout using mostly stickers.  I added the grass washi tape on the bottom to create the garden effect and floral washi tapes to each sides. 
As you can see here, I also created a simple insert cover where the front has a space for a little note or journal. I finished it off by using yellow, green and red twines and tied it around the insert and making a bow. 

Thank you for stopping by and I cannot wait for Spring time to finally arrive.

  Love Notes Collection
 Pretty Posies washi tape
S.W.A.K washi tape
 Mini Icons stickers
 Cardstock stickers
 Rose Garden 12x12 double sided paper
 Green grass washi tape
 Doodle Twines

Tuesday, February 18, 2020


Valentine's Day is over but I am still creating with the beautiful Love Notes collection! This collection has great pieces to document all things Valentine but also great for some silly Snapchat selfies!
I also wanted to use one of the new Doodlebug Design cut files available over at; Lori Whitlock. The You & Me cut file is perfect for any type of photos you want to document.
I cut the file out on some white cardstock and used the 6x6 paper pad to back the file. I love that the prints are smaller in the 6x6 paper pads! They are perfect for backing cut files! I used a piece of white cardstock as my base and trimmed it down so that I could mat the layout on the beautiful Love You Bunches 12x12 paper from Love Notes. This collection has some sweet mini love notes and I wanted to use one on this layout. The inside of the letter O was the perfect spot. To finish up my layout I added a couple floral stickers and the sweet tweethearts doodle pops! Here is a look at my layout! Thank you so much for stopping by today! We would love to see what you are creating with our new cut files and the Love Notes collection. Remember to tag us on Instagram or Facebook so we can see your work! Have a wonderful day!
Doodlebug Design Products Used:
 Love Notes Collection

Monday, February 17, 2020


When Doodlebug launched Winter Wonderland, I was absolutely smitten! This collection has been on my crafty table for months now, and I have used it for project after project after project! It has become a staple in my supplies - not only because it is cute beyond belief but because the collection is so versatile! It has me covered no matter what! So I thought today, I would show you what I mean. Now granted, I live in a country with winter for a good part of the year, but I think it is fair to say that many holidays and events happen during winter, whether there is snow on the ground or not! So being prepared with some thank-you cards seems like some good forward thinking to me! So I decided to whip up some winter-themed thank-you cards - perfect for acknowledging kindness any time of the year, but especially in winter! Now, you might be thinking - someone might rather see sunshine and rainbows in the dead of winter, but I would argue that with faces like these two from the Forest Friends and Winter Wonderland stamp sets, you can't go wrong. I mean, come on! How cute are they? And with beautifully coloured patterned papers with just the right amount of a punch of Doodlebug bright, these thank-you cards are sure to delight!

So while you may not be a fan of winter, I have a feeling that Winter Wonderland will have you embracing the Doodlebug version of the season all year! I know it is going to stay on my crafty table for even more months to come!
Thanks for stopping by!
Doodlebug Design Product:
Winter Wonderland Collection
Winter Wonderland Doodle Stamps and Die Cuts
Forest Friends Doodle Stamps and Die Cuts

Other Products:
White cardstock Alcohol markers Ink

Friday, February 14, 2020


Happy Valentines Day everyone! What better way to focus on a day all about Love - than to showcase a layout with the title "Love You"!

I had stumbled across this awesome cut file site called "Cut to You" on Instagram and saw this adorable Rainbow Heart cut file and knew I needed to use it to showcase the adorable "Love Notes" collection. I mean Rainbows and Doodlebug just go hand in hand!  The cut file I used is called "Rainbow Love" and it can be found here. I used my Silhouette to cut the SVG file out of some white cardstock.

I then used the Lovers Lane (Pink floral), Rose Garden (Red heart), Love You Bunches (Yellow dot), and Rose Trellis (Aqua clouds) papers to back the cut file. I used the Lily White Dot/Stripe Petite Print paper as my background. I love that the paper has tiny gray dots on it that softens the stark white paper a little bit. Perfect for placing the white cardstock cut file on. I added foam tape behind the cut file and added it to the base. 

Oh this picture,it makes me smile. I took these a  few years back of my girls. They were 7 and 12 at the time and to this day - ten years later, they still are the best of friends. I love that a photo can evoke so many memories. These two cute girls really do love each other so I had to document it on this layout. I added the friends and forever stickers from the This and That sticker sheet to the top left of the photo.  I also added a flower cluster from the Odds and Ends in the bottom left corner. I decorated the flowers with the "Roses" Shape Sprinkles.

The  "Love You"  title is from the Chit Chat die cuts. I added a pink heart from the Heart Shape Sprinkles for some shine. I love how it turned out. Along the bottom edge of the layout, I added a strip of the Lovers Lane paper. I love how it ties in the rainbow theme.

In the top right corner, I added a few die cut clouds from the Odds and Ends and a few tiny dots from the "Roses" Shape Sprinkles. How cute is that little, yellow birdie? He is from the "Tweethearts" Doodlepop.

 I had so much fun making  this layout and hope that I have inspired you to create a layout using the sweet "Love Notes" collection to celebrate those priceless relationships in our lives.  Have a wonderful day and Happy Crafting! 


Love Notes Collection
Lily White Dot/Stripe Petite Print

Cut to You Cut File - Rainbow Love 
White Cardstock
Foam tape 

Thursday, February 13, 2020


For this project I was inspired by an adorable piece from the Love Notes Odds & Ends collection.  The little envelope with the flowers popping out of the top is so cute, so I decided an album made of envelopes would be fun to create!
I made the album out of 6 A7 size envelopes.  Each page, including the cover, are open with the flap of the envelope folded out.  I cut paper for the inside and outside of each envelope by tucking a piece of 6 3/4" x 7 1/2" pattern paper into the envelope, tracing around the open flap, and cutting just inside my pencil line to create an internal offset.   Here is a video flip-through of the finished project!  
Thank you for letting me share my love of mini albums with you again today!  I would love to hear what you are creating with Love Notes!!

Doodlebug Products Used:
Love Notes Collection
Petite Prints
Other Products Used:
6 A7 Envelopes
Scallop Ribbon by May Arts
Binding Rings by Clear Scraps

Wednesday, February 12, 2020


Valentine's Day is around the corner and today I am going to share with you how to create a quick layout to document some sweet memories. The other day I was searching through some old photos and I found one that I knew would work perfectly with the Love Notes collection
After I printed out my photo, I went through my box of Love Notes collection and carefully selected some things that coordinated with my photo and the story that I wanted to tell.

For the title of my layout, I decided to try out something different and cut out one of the cards from the Conversation Hearts 12 x 12 double-sided pattern paper. I chose the one that has lots of flowers and leaves and says "love". I put it on my layout but I felt like it needed something else so I added some hand stitching around each one of the letters.
In order to do this, I took my Craft Pick and punched holes around the border of the letters. Next, I took some mint embroidery thread and with the help of a needle added some hand stitching. You can check out the photo above to understand the process a little bit better.
To embellish the page I choose some pieces from the Odds&EndsTM set and adhered them to my layout with foam dots. In addition to that, I also decided to include some stickers and one cute doodle-popsTM typewriter that it is actually called "love story".
To finish my layout, I added some little circles from the roses are red shape sprinklesTM and lined them up under the house die-cut and also under my journaling. 

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 me a comment or send me an email. I’ll be really happy to help you.

Have a super awesome day!

Doodlebug Products Used: 
Love Notes Collection

Other Products Used:
Embroidery Thread
Foam Dots
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