Friday, February 28, 2020

Winter Wonderland Cards | with Tya

You can never have too many cards- a card makers mantra! I LOVE making cards and realized that I hadn't gotten a chance to share the "Winter Wonderland" batch of cards I made for Doodlebug booth at the Creativation Show this past January. They were too cute and fun not to share so I thought I'd better before Spring got here!

 Now you may be saying - "Tya -it's almost March - way too late for Winter themed cards!" Well not in my neck of the woods! Look at all of that snow lol! There is still time to make a few winter-themed cards!
I created 8 full-size cards and 4 mini cards using the adorable "Winter Wonderland" collection. Here they are!
3x 4 cards make card sentiments simple and easy! Simply trim to fit the card front and then decorate it!

Love these cute florals and the banner sentiment looks great in this window style card.

Glue some bakers twine in between two mittens for a fun, realistic-looking effect!

Add some glitter to mountains and trees like shown here for some sparkle and shine!

Add some of our cute Sprinkle Shapes to your titles for added interest!

Have you seen a cuter group of Winter Critters? I think not! Snuggle Weather is right! 

Turn our File shaped Create-a-Card base on its side for some interest!

The window on this Create-a-Card base is perfect for one of our cute Moose to peek out and send you Warm Wishes!

These little cuties are some of my favorite cards to make! Especially because I can use lots of Doodlepops! 
That's all of them! Thank you for stopping by the blog today and if you have the Winter Wonderland collection still sitting on your desk - why not whip up a few handmade cards today? Have a great weekend and Happy Crafting! 

Winter Wonderland Collection
Create-a-Card card bases
Doodle Twine 
Chunky  Twine
Lily White Sugar Coating Glitter

Thursday, February 27, 2020


It's the end of February and you know what that means?  Spring is right around the corner ... well, officially the first day of Spring is March 19th this year.  It might still be cold where some of you live, but all the more reason to pull out some sunny spring paper and play!  Here's a fun little project to spark your Spring creativity ... 
Most of the paper is from the adorable Simply Spring collection.  There might be a piece here and there from other Doodlebug lines, and I used some petite prints for the shutters and window box.  The window design is a Doodlebug SVG file which you can purchase over at Lori Whitlock's shop here.
Check out my video to see all of the pages, and I'll have a tutorial for cutting and assembling the window posted over on my blog tomorrow, 2/28, so stop by if you'd like to get more info on the design.               
Thank you for letting me share another mini album with you today!  

Doodlebug Products Used:
Simple Spring Collection

Petite Prints
Little Critters Shape Sprinkles
May Flowers Shape Sprinkles
Bloomin' Bugs DoodlePo
Simply Spring Window Flower Box SVG cutting file

Other Products Used:
White Cardstock

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

I ❤️ TRAVEL MINI ALBUM | with Maryám

I don't travel very often but when I do I make sure to document it! Last year, I got a chance to attend the Creativation 2019 show held in Phonix Arizona and it was so much fun. Since this was my very first time visiting the United States and because I had taken a lot of photos during the trip, I decided to create a mini album.
To create this mini album I used the I ♥ Travel collection as well as some Doodlebug basics, like some Petite Prints and alphabet stickers, which coordinate perfectly with everything.

For the cover of the album, I used chipboard and covered it up with the 12 x 12 Floral and Graph Petite Prints in Kraft color, and on the inside, I used Gingham and Linen Petite Prints in Pistachio color.

To embellish the spine, I added some cute little Boutique Buttons and put them through the binding thread with the help of a needle.

Now, let's take a look at the inside.

Since it is a big mini album with lots of pages in it, I decided to film a flip through video so you can see every one of the pages in more depth and detail.

You can check out the video here or watch it in HD on my YouTube channel.

That's 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 happy to help you.
Have an awesome day!

Doodlebug Products Used: 
I ♥ Travel Collection
Doodle Twine - Lady Bug
Teensy Type Swimming Pool Cardstock Stickers
Teensy Type Bumblebee Cardstock Stickers
Skinny Lily White Cardstock Stickers
Gingham and Linen Petite Prints - Rainbow
Floral and Graph Petite Prints - Rainbow
Rainbow Swiss Dot Petite Prints - Rainbow
Sequins - Rainbow 
Storybook Album Protectors
Boutique Buttons

Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Hello Doodlebug friends! I am back today with another happy mail project created with the Love Notes collection. Even though Valentine's Day is long gone, I still find many uses for this favorite collection. This cute little package is perfect to celebrate a friend's birthday, just to say hello or for a happy mail swap!

Inspired by this tutorial by Septeria 18, I first created an envelope with a piece of 6x6 paper from the Love Notes paper pad. I inserted a tag and some doilies in the big pocket and a few more goodies in the smaller front pocket: tiny tags, diecuts and stickers.
 I also created a two-sided mini pocket letter with more goodies inside and a shaker pocket:
Folded in three, it fits nicely in the big pocket of the envelope. For another look here is a short video:
If you're inspired by this post to create some sweet happy mail, we would love to see it! Make sure to tag your creations with #doodlebugdesign so that we can admire them!

Love Notes Collection
Mini paper doilies in Ladybug
Mini clothespin in Ladybug
Sequins Rainbow assortment
Glitter Rainbow assortment
Twine in Beetle black and Bumblebee
Sweet rolls stickers: Sweetheart and Sweet things
Doodlepops: Tweethearts
Washi tape: Tuxedo
Cute clips: Coffee Shop & Donuts
Mini Love Notes

Glassine bag
Page protector

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

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