Tuesday, August 11, 2020


Hey friends! I can't wait to share my latest bear-shaped mini album using the adorable Special Delivery collection. This baby scrapbook is filled with the cutest papers and embellishments. Take a look!
For the cover I used my Silhouette machine, a Doodlebug cutting file HERE and paper from the Petite Print paper pack to create the bear's face. For the oval shape around his nose, I used a 2" oval punch and an opaque white Signo Uni-Ball pen for the “stitching". I added enamel dots for his eyes and a heart punch for that sweet nose. And for those precious pink cheeks, I used a 3/4" circle punch and cupcake petite prints paper. Love those pink cheeks! 
The sweet Doodle-pop had to be the star on this page but I added a fun shape behind him using the cutest paper and a Marvey Uchida 3.5” scallop circle punch. Then of course I had to add a little heart shaped sprinkle too! Sprinkles are my favorite!
I used that same scallop circle punch throughout the album & I think it's perfect to highlight your photos and the adorable odds and ends this collection has. I mean, who doesn't have a picture of their little one with food on there face? Lol!
This bear paper had me laughing at it's cuteness the minute I saw it. Something about that little bear image repeated so many times on one sheet of paper just made me happy! I added a few boutique buttons and a Doodle-pop for dimension and I think a little photo would be precious on this page!
I added lots of fun little sayings from the chit chat like this "Hello Little One" and die cut pieces from the odds and ends. Love that little pacifier face!

This Special Delivery collection is awesome but if you want to make a more feminine album, you can always use the Bundle of Joy collection. It's so pretty.

I hope this mini album inspires you to create a keepsake for your own to save your wonderful baby photos. Happy scrappin'!

Monday, August 10, 2020


There's nothing quite as cute as a baby smile... well maybe their toes, or their little chubby arms... their little noses, dimpled hands and belly laughs... don't forget the belly laughs!  As you can tell I'm quite a fan!  I am definitely the one who "hogs" the baby at family events.  So needless to say, the new Bundle of Joy Collection is a new favorite!  I made a fun "Baby's First Year" album using all the cute papers and icons... take a peek...

I started with this Circular Pop Up Card File from Lori Whitlock.  I added six sections, one for every 2 months.  On each section instead of just gluing the background paper, I sewed around the sides and bottom to form a pocket.  In each pocket I added a tag where you can record the new baby's weight and length each month of the first year.  On top of the pocket, you can add a photo.  Here are the inside pages.  The Chit Chat month pieces were perfect!

It was so fun picking the different Odds & Ends to decorate the months!  The album is held open with a mini clip, but it also folds "flat".

This would make such a great gift for a new mom to be or even a Mimi to be!  Have you used the new Bundle of Joy in any of your projects?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook and Instagram.  We love to see your creations.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Doodlebug Products Used:
Bundle of Joy Collection
Tiny Clips

Other Products Used:
Tiny Attacher Stapler

Thursday, August 6, 2020


Do you struggle with what to do with left over paper strips? Today I want to share how you can take a basic shape and add some interest and texture to it using those paper strips!  
I am using the new; Special Delivery collection from Doodlebug Design. I started out with a plain heart that I cut using my Silhouette Cameo. You could also draw your own heart and cut it out. Once my heart was cut I took strips of 12x12 pattern paper from the collection and distressed all the edges to add some texture. I covered the plain cardstock heart with some adhesive and then added my paper strips at a diagonal.  
I trimmed off all the over hang pieces and love how it turned out! I added lots of foam adhesive to the back of the heart and placed it on a trimmed down piece of white textured cardstock. I picked out the Special Delivery Nighty Night 12x12 paper to mat my trimmed down white cardstock. Since my paper strips are at a diagonal I thought it would be fun to keep the embellishments and photo on the same line. The doodle pops in this new collection are adorable and I just had to use the Special Delivery one on this layout! The stork and baby are just the cutest and fit perfect to the right of my photo!
I used some large words from the Special Delivery chit chat pack for my title and I think it fits perfectly on this heart! I popped the words up on some foam adhesive to add some more dimension. My photo is printed out in black and white and is of baby Eli James when he came home from the hospital. His big brother Gavin and big sister Alyssa were loving on him. Such a sweet photo of these three! I added a banner from the chit chat pieces along the bottom of the photo and placed a few die cuts and stickers around the heart!
Save your paper strips and give this technique a try! I think it would work well on a large circle and even a large star! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my layout today and I hope you all have a wonderful day.

 Doodlebug Design Products Used:
  Special Delivery Collection

Wednesday, August 5, 2020


New Moms or Grandmas would love to receive a handmade brag book featuring the new "Bundle of Joy" Collection!  

Along with the brag book, I also stamped, colored and embellished little accent pieces with the "Nursery Friends" and "Bundle of Joy" Doodle Stamps & Cuts.  

After die-cutting each piece, I layered on a smaller die-cut piece (mini hearts, stars, flowers, etc.) using a small piece of foam.  Lastly, I used various sizes and colors of Mini Jewels to accent!  
I also die-cut a matching shape from white cardstock and then glued to the backs of each piece.  This allowed me to hide the bleed-through of the Copic Markers. 

I purchased a plain 4X6 photo album from The Dollar Tree and cut swatches of patterned papers to place inside of each sleeve. The pages were decorated on the outside of the sleeve with die-cuts, stickers, sprinkles, etc.

When attached the journal cards and large die-cuts to the front of the plastic sleeve, I made a score line so that the pieces can easily fold back to display the photo.

On the cover, I machine-stitched a journal card and border stickers to the paper before inserting it inside of the sleeve.  The outside of the cover was embellished with a sticker added with foam, sprinkles and a small Doodle Pop flower!

Be sure to add additional Sprinkles, die-cuts and stickers to the gift...mom or grandma will be in love!

Thanks for joining us today!

Doodlebug Products:
Bundle of Joy Collection
Bundle of Joy Doodle Stamps & Cuts
Nursery Friends Doodle Stamps & Cuts
Mini Jewels
Baby Girl Stripes Washi Tape

Tuesday, August 4, 2020


I absolutely love Doodlebug's signature bright colors, but the soothing soft colors in the brand new baby boy and girl collections have me swooning! The pink based Bundle of Joy and blue based Special Delivery collections are perfect for documenting your little ones! Here I combined the two collections to document a sweet picture of my niece when she was a baby.

I started by using the gorgeous soft gray Choo Choo Patterned Paper from the Special Delivery Collection for my background. To say that I love this plaid paper is an understatement! I then used the cool new Doodlebug Design Doodle Cuts Nesting Scallops Circle Dies and Bundle of Joy patterned papers to create my page design. Did you notice I used some of the brand new Shape Sprinkles around the page? 
I used words from the Bundle of Joy Chit Chat Odds & Ends Pack to easily create a sweet title for the page. 
I embellished the scalloped circle cut outs with Bundle of Joy Icons Stickers and lots of the awesome new Shape Sprinkles! I can't get enough of this sweet and soft color palette for babies. Isn't that stork sticker just the cutest?!
I had so much fun using the Doodle Cuts Nesting Scallops Circle Dies to create this page design. I think the circles work great with the muted Bundle of Joy colors to create a soft page background. 
Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to grab the Bundle of Joy Collection and Scalloped Circle Doodle Cuts for your next layout! Have a great day! 

Doodlebug Design Products Used:
Bundle of Joy Collection
Special Delivery Collection
Shape Sprinkles: Cupcake Confetti, Bon Bon Confetti

Monday, August 3, 2020


Okay, I have a confession to make. I am not much of a baby person - yes, even when I had my own! But this new Bundle of Joy collection from Doodlebug has me "goo gooing" all over the place. I mean, come on! It doesn't get cuter than this collection!
I decided to create one of my favourite container shapes to showcase this collection in all it's cuteness. Pillow boxes are great because they make great party favours - say, for a baby shower. But they also make great little gifts when a gift card is in order (and who doesn't appreciate a gift card when you are expecting?!).  So I stamped up some little gals using the Bundle of Joy stamps, coloured them up...
...and then used the coordinating Doodle cuts for an easy cutout!
I added some of the awesome Paper Frills to finish off an edge and add some texture and then topped everything off with some pretty Doodlebug Jewels!
And while my two little gals are hardly little anymore, and I have no reason to display these in my home, they are just too cute not to! This collection seems to have turned me into a baby person after all! Thanks for stopping by!


Doodlebug Design Product:
Bundle of Joy Collection
Bundle of Joy Doodle Stamps
Bundle of Joy Doodle cuts Mini doilies
Paper Frills
Other Products:
Alcohol markers Ink

Saturday, August 1, 2020


Hi there! So glad you could join me on the blog today! I hope you are having a great weekend! I was in my craft room this weekend and got a chance to play some more with the adorable Bar-B-Cute collection. This time around I decided to get back to card making! I created ten cards with this collection and it was so much fun! I also decided to challenge myself and use CardMaps sketches to create my cards. If you are not familiar with CardMaps, they are from the same company that makes PageMaps... my go-to resource for scrapbook layout sketches. I was super happy to see that they also had card sketches! So I gave them a go!

These ten cards are from the July 2020 set of  sketches that can be found here: JULY 2020 CardMaps 

Here are the cards  I created. I used some 12x12 papers, some 6x6 papers, the Odds and Ends and Chit Chat die cuts, the This and That Sticker Sheet, and the Icon Stickers. I also used the Picnic Parade Shape Sprinkles, some of the new Confetti Shape Sprinkles, and some Doodle Twine. I also used a few metals dies, some ink, and some Wink of Stella glitter pen for some accents. Lots of fun stuff happening here! 

Here are the close-ups:

This collection was so much fun to play with. I loved all the food icons as well as the fun sun, clouds, and the hot air balloon. This is a great summer-themed collection and a great way to send a sunny greeting to someone special with one of these cards. I hope I have inspired you to create a few of your own using collection. 

Bar-B-Cute Collection
Beetle Black Doodle Twine
Sweetheart Textured Cardstock
Bumblebee  Textured Cardstock
Grasshopper  Textured Cardstock

Stitched Circle Metal dies
Stitched Rectangle Metal dies
Scallop Rectangle die
Wink of  Stella Glitter Pen

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