Monday, August 31, 2020


When Doodlebug released their two new baby collections, I was obsessed with the little baby characters. I mean, those little cuties make me want to pinch some serious cheeks. But the glorious thing about these collections is that there is so much other cuteness in there too - in the adorable animal characters in both collections! So, for this project, I decided to feature all the cute animals you can find in the Toy Box and Nursery Friends stamp sets.


The variety of cute characters in this collection is simply outstanding! And with matching Doodle Cuts to making cutting them out a breeze, pulling together a card for a little person in your life is easy-peasy!


I grabbed some of the Petite Prints in different gray patterns to compliment the papers and patterns I chose from the 6X6 stack...


...coloured up the stamps with some alcohol markers and topped everything off with some of the great shapes from the Chit Chat and Odds & Ends die cut packs that coordinate with the collection. These pieces are perfect for sentiments and to balance out the stamps a bit, adding a bit of extra texture and dimension.

At the end of the day, these little animal friends make great baby and toddler cards, but I also can't wait to use them for some other cute cards in the near future! Stay tuned!  Thanks for stopping by!

Doodlebug Design Product:
Bundle of Joy Collection
Toy Box Doodle Stamps Toy Box Doodle Cuts
Nursery Friends Doodle Stamps Nursery Friends Doodle Cuts
Other Products:
White cardstock Alcohol markers Ink

Sunday, August 30, 2020

BABY GIFT SETS | with Stephanie

Hello Doodlebug friends!  I am sharing another project today, again featuring both of the baby collections Special Delivery and Bundle of Joy. I have had so much fun creating cards and gift bags using these sweet little baby icons. For both cards and bags I used lots of Doodle Pop dimensional stickers as my focal point.  Here’s a look at the Special Delivery set:
The little critters are the cutest and of course steal the show, but the bag itself is a cut file I found at the Silhouette Design Store here.  I chose several 12 x12 pattern papers as well as matching petite prints to cut the different sections of the bag including the handles and pockets.  It has 3 pockets on the front and sides just large enough to put something small in each one.

Here’s a closer look at all the little goodies I was able to fit inside my 'diaper bag.’  All of the products are trial size and came in a box set which were a perfect fit for my bag.  
And if I make make something using one collection it’s hard for me not to recreate something similar using the other collection.  So here’s my diaper bag and card using Bundle of Joy.  

And finally here’s a little closer look at my cards.  I love using Doodle Pop stickers for cards, because let’s face it, they do all the hard work of making my projects “pop!”

For the base of the cards I used Doodlebug's assortment of card and envelope kits then layered two square and two circle die cut layers using 6x6 pattern papers.  The Welcome to the World sentiment comes from the 12x12 This and That Cardstock sticker sheet.

I think these make the sweetest cards and gifts to take to new parents complete with a little creative love and lots of Doodlebug cuteness! 

 Doodlebug Products Used:
 Special Delivery Collection
Bundle of Joy Collection 
12x12 Petite Prints 
Shape Sprinkles 
Doodle Pop Stickers
Shape Sprinkles Enamel Stickers

Other Products Used: 
 Silhouette Digital Cutting Machine

Saturday, August 29, 2020


It's been many years since I was pregnant with our boys, but I remember that I kept pregnancy calendars for each one of them.  I started them the month I learned I was pregnant, and then recorded important dates and memories each month until they were born.  It was a fun way to document my pregnancies, so I thought I would create a similar project to share with you today!  This would make a cute gift for a new mom-to-be, or a perfect place to save your own precious memories!
The Daily Doodles sheets and stickers are perfect for this project!
I created the top border by adhering a 2" strip of Bundle of Joy pattern paper across the top.  I added the month stickers and some Odds and Ends to finish the top of each page.

Adding embellishments to the squares was the really fun part!  I used Mini Icon stickers, Sunshine number stickers, and some printed journaling spots., but you could easily handwrite the important dates and appointments.

I also used paper from the 6x6 paper pad.  They add fun spots of pattern to the calendar pages, and would also make cute mats for some small photos!

The shape sprinkles added a little shine and dimension to the pages ... that little bear is so stinkin' cute!! Oh, and play with Doodle stamps on the pages too!  I stamped a few phrases like "baby shower" and "cute as a button", and you could also use the calendar stamps to add the days of the month!

So if you know someone who's expecting, consider making her a special keepsake that she'll cherish throughout her 9 month journey.  Then, once baby is born, she can slip the calendar pages into a 12x12 album to cherish for years to come!  And don't forget, if you prefer blue to pink, the Special Delivery collection has you covered with cuteness too!

Doodlebug Products Used
Daily Doodles Calendar pages and Month Stickers
Bundle of Joy Collection
Doodle Stamps
Shape Sprinkles (Nursery Friends, Snugs & Kisses)
Cloud Nine DoodlePop

Friday, August 28, 2020



Hi there! I hope this blog post finds everyone well! I spent some time in my craft room this past week getting to work on my latest batch of handmade cards. This time I got to play with the super cute "Special Delivery" collection. This fun collection is great for those bouncing baby boys in our lives. I  made 6 cards - one shaker card and one slimline card with this collection and  I sure love how they turned out. Here are some close-ups of each of the cards.

Card 1 is a little cluster of babies and all the fun baby products like a bib, toys, and a bottle. This little scene was made using Odds and Ends and the Icon stickers. The sentiment is from the This and That Sticker sheet. 

On Card 2, I  created my own background with a cloud stencil and some ink. I love the dimension that it adds. The cute baby on a cloud is from the Odds and Ends. I also added some Stickles to the card for a little shine.

This little guy in the tub is so sweet and takes center stage on Card 3. I loved the striped paper and the white grid paper - both found in the 6x6 Paper pad- made a great statement with this cute tub themed card. More Stickles were added to the bubbles for a more realistic look.

I had so much fun making this card! Card 4 mimics a clothesline full of adorable little baby clothes. It also includes real-life clothespins to complete the look! The Stars are from the  Nighty- Night Shape Sprinkles. 

Card 5 is up next - I have really gotten a kick out of making shaker cards lately, and when I found these baby boy themed confetti shapes, I knew I had to make a shaker card!  The cute stork in the right corner is a Doodlepop and adds some great dimension to the card!

Lastly, Card 6 is  a Slimline card, a new card size on that is super trendy right now and just happens to be the perfect size to highlight this fun train found in the Odds and Ends. I decorated the wheels on the train with some gray Sprinkles and made my own sky and grass with  some of our textured cardstock and some Petite Prints.

That's all the cards I have for you today! I hope that I have inspired you to grab the Special Delivery collection and make some handmade cards of your own. These would be great for birth announcements, for gift cards or to use on cards for a baby shower gift. Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Crafting friends! 



Special Delivery Collection

Grasshopper Petite Print

Bubble Blue  Textured Cardstock

Blue Jean Mini Clothespins


Slimline Stitched Rectangle Die

It's a Boy Confetti

White Crochet Thread

Stickles in Crystal

Brown Twine

Monday, August 24, 2020


One of my favorite gifts I received when my daughter was born was a sweet frame with all of her birth stats.  It made such a cute decoration in her room.  Now when there's a special new little in our life, I love to make a baby stats frame for the new parents.  As soon as I saw the Special Delivery Collection, I knew I was going to use it to make one for a new little guy!  Check it out...

I started with the gray & white checked side of the Choo-Choo paper for my background. I printed the baby's name & stats along the bottom of the paper.  I then cut some train cars that I designed to look like the choo-choo train odds & ends from some of the other papers in the collection.  The cut files for these weren't available when I created this, but they are now in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop here.  I filled the cars with some of the adorable little critters from the Odds & Ends.  Here are some close ups.

I added some sprinkles to the wheels for a little dimension.  And of course I can't give a gift without a cute little card!  I used the new Toy Box Stamps and dies to make this card.  The sentiment was stamped on a piece I cut using the Doodle Cuts Mini Tags and attached with a couple of mini brads.

Now all I need to do is get this all in the mail to the new parents!  Have you made any projects using Special Delivery?  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
Special Delivery Collection
Toy Box Stamps & Dies
All Occasion Mini Tags Dies
Pastel Mini Brads

Copic Markers
Stitched Rectangle & Circle Dies

Sunday, August 23, 2020

DOODLE CUTS - ALEX ALPHABET CARDS | with guest designer Laura Bassen

 Hi there! Today I’m sharing a couple more Doodlebug projects featuring the adorable Alex Alphabet Doodle Cuts.

Doodlebug-Alex Alpha dies

For both cards I used a soft gray gingham pattern paper for the background. I used the Alex Alpha dies with solid colored cardstock to spell out “hello baby!”

Doodlebug-Alex Alpha dies

For this next card I used more gingham pattern paper and Alex Alpha dies to spell out “baby”.

Doodlebug-Alex Alpha dies, Special Delivery

I added the sweet baby image from Special Delivery. For the sentiment I used the “welcome” from Toy Box and embossed the “boy” from Special Delivery.

Doodlebug-Alex Alpha dies, Special Delivery

I also added a few enamel dots for embellishment. Make sure and check out the Doodlebug Design blog & Instagram for more inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, August 21, 2020


Hello, Doodlebug fans! After receiving the Special Delivery collection I had a bit of a dilemma. What should I create first? The possibilities seemed endless. With all the cute animals, toys, and baby icons, I couldn't decide. So, I consulted with my team of experts, my kids, and we came up with this.

The tractor cutting file I used wasn't 3d. But when cut from several layers of foam board, it gives the piece a nice chunky look.

I wanted the wheels to be just as thick, so they were each cut from 10 layers of chipboard. It was a little time consuming gluing all of those layers together, but cutting them out of foam board, would have been much harder. All the wheels have chunky brad centers. The larger wheels were layered with a striped button as well.

I love the mellow yellow polka paper from the collection and mixed it with some petite prints. For some color, I added some striped detail along the bottom of both pieces.

Initially, I planned to add a bear doodle pop in the front of the tractor, but these tiny birds looked adorable just as they were.

The bear doodle pop got to take a ride in the trailer instead. This piece is double-sided, so I used die-cuts with a mirroring pair, like the banner and envelope icon. For the reverse side of the bear, I just used an extra bear doodle pop.

Thanks so much for joining me today. Happy crafting, guys!

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Special Delivery Collection
 Confetti Shape Sprinkles
Petite Prints
Swimming Pool and Sea Glass Textured Cardstock
Pastel Chunky Brads
Metallic Mini Brads 
Baby Boy Striped Buttons
Other Supplies:
 Tractor cutting file, chipboard, foam board, ribbon, dowels, wood end-caps (headlights), Allen wrench.

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