Friday, April 30, 2021


Dies that match with stamps don't always have to go hand-in-hand!  Today I'm sharing a couple of cards using the Fairy Garden Collection and a set of the dies that coordinates with the collection's stamp set...oh and Doodle Pops of course!

Before starting on the design, I looked through the Fairy Garden Doodle Cuts and selected two basic dies.  My intention was to create a 3D background for the cards by using the negative of the die cuts with a patterned paper behind it.  Next, I prepared two A2 card bases from white cardstock (4.25"X5.5").

For the "You Are My Sunshine" Card, I first cut the 6X6 blue cloud patterned paper to 4"X5.25".  I placed the two cloud dies randomly onto the paper and die cut several times; the die-cuts were saved for accenting the card later.  Next, I used foam tape between the die-cut areas and around the edges of the paper and then adhered to a 4"X5.25" piece of the hearts paper.  Lastly, I embellished with the cloud die-cuts, matching cloud sprinkles, Doodle Pop, paper frills and enamels!  
To balance the sentiment banners (I cut the sentiment into two sections), I also die-cut a blue banner using the smallest die from the Large Tags Doodle Cuts.

On the "Follow Your Dreams" Card, I kept the design more focused on a centralized design rather than the randomness of the first.  I placed the rainbow die in the very center top of the sprinkles paper and then at the center bottom to make two cuts.  Foam tape was added as before and then the paper was mounted onto the multi-floral paper. 

If you're so inclined, also think about adding acetate behind the die-cuts and adding sequins or beads for a shaker card!  I just love the depth and dimension when you design from below and above the main layer.  So even if you're not in the stamping mood, think about incorporating those dies in a new way!  Thanks for joining me today!

Doodlebug Products:
Fairy Garden Collection
Fairy Garden 6X6 Paper Pad
Chunky Twine
Doodle Pops
Shaped Sprinkles
Fairy Garden Doodle Cuts
Large Tags Doodle Cuts
Paper Frills

Thursday, April 29, 2021


I want pink hair and I want to live in a mushroom house!  How fun would that be?!!  Well, since that's not going to happen anytime soon, LOL, I'll settle for a mushroom house mini album (and maybe pink hair someday)!

I created this cute shaped mini using a Doodlebug cut file from the Fairy Garden collection.  I offset the base shape to create 5 white page backgrounds, and then had lots of fun layering on pattern papers from the 12x12 sheets.

For the cover, I used lots of sprinkles for the door knob, flower centers, and bugs.  And how cute is that tiny wreath?!  Those are tiny stickers from the icon sheet, layered with flower sprinkles from Birds and Bugs.

My photo mats are all 3 1/2" scallop circle punches layered with 3" circles, and I used a combination of odds & ends, icon stickers, and chit chat pieces.

I love how foam tape gives dimension to the pages, making the cute little bugs appear to be flying.  Wouldn't spring photos be super cute in this little book?  Playing outside, gardening, a visit to the park ... I'm sure we could all use a little more sunshine these days!

This is what my mushroom house would look like ... bubblegum pink with pretty flowers next to my tiny door :) CUTE!

The Fairy Garden collection has quickly become one of my all-time favorite Doodlebug lines.  How can you not smile at these colors, and those adorable fairies?? So let's see, what do I need to go along with my mushroom house .... maybe a cute garden with an adorable fence! Stay tuned!! ;)

Doodlebug Products Used
Fairy Garden Collection

Wednesday, April 28, 2021


Do you love rainbows as much as I do? I could create something with rainbow colors on each and every layout... :), especially using the cute Doodlebug colors.  Here's my rainbow layout I created with the new Fairy Garden collection.

Looking at the pretty colors and cute little characters in the collection, I knew I wanted to create a rainbow layout using as many embellishments as possible. I had the idea to create this tiered circle. I have made layouts similar to this one and they always turn out so cute. I didn't have a seven-tiered circle cut file though, so I created one on my Silhouette. I wanted to include six colors and one photo. 

When I had my circle cut out, I chose the papers to create my backgrounds. I chose them from different Doodlebug patterned paper packs. I backed my circle with the six colors and then I hand-stitched all around the borders using matching embroidery floss. When I was done, I machine-stitched over the lines, on the inside of the circle, with white thread and I adhered the circle to a white cardstock sheet. I matted my photo on white paper and then vellum and placed it in the designated spot on the layout, using thick foam squares.

Then came the best part. Choosing all the embellishments, make them even cuter and add everything onto the six triangles. I added sequins and glitter in each of the six colors to some of the die-cut pieces that I chose. It really made a difference and looked so cute. I added some to the tiers with liquid glue, while using foam squares for others, to create dimension. 

Then I also wanted to add Sprinkles and Jewels. Love how it turned out :)  I didn't have any space left for my title, so I decided to add it partly over my photo. I used the word "sweet" from the die-cuts and wrote the word "times" using the Abigail alphabet stickers. To finish, I splattered paint in matching colors all around my circle.

Thank you so much for stopping by, hope you like the layout,  see you soon,

Doodlebug Products Used:
Fairy Garden collection
Gingham/Linen Rainbow petite prints paper pack
Dot/Stripe Rainbow petite prints paper pack
Made with Love petite Print assortment paper pack

Other Products Used:
Embroidery floss
White cardstock sheet
Prima watercolors
Sewing machine
Sewing thread in white

Tuesday, April 27, 2021


This month has flown by!  I back again to with a new project and I am very excited to show it to you. If you remember that in my last post, I made a magic diary.  I decided I needed a very special place to keep it, so I made a Magic Fairy House!

The idea for my fairy house was  spinning inside my head a few days ago and it took me some time and dedication to realize it!

My Fairy House is an altered box.  For the upper part, I created  a beautiful garden with the Fairy Garden Collection. The project has different materials and effects such as lights, sound and movement. Isn't it lovely?

I started with a Mushroom cut file from the Silhouette Store.  I then let my imagination loose!  Inside the mushroom, I put a rotating mechanism with lights.

On the outside of the mushroom, I used all the embellishments from the Fairy Garden Collection to create this magical garden, also place a musical button to add more sweetness! Now my diary  has a special place to protect it!

I say goodbye as always thanking you for reading me and remembering that everything we imagine can be achieved!

Doodlebug Products Used
Fairy Garden Collection

Monday, April 26, 2021


Up here in Canada, the bugs are just starting to reappear. While I have one daughter that loves watching them, I have another daughter that would rather live in sub zero temperatures all year just to avoid them. One thing they can both agree on though is that Doodlebug's version of bugs are always keepers! Because, come cute are these:


This little card set was created with the 6X6 papers from the Fairy Garden collection and the coordinating stamp set called Bugs and Kisses (yes, name of the stamps is as cute as they are)!


There are so many cute embellishment stamps like the little heart, mushrooms and the grass base that make for cute little scenes.


And the coordinating bug patterns in the 6x6 papers are perfect for cards! It really doesn't get any better than this!


Top them off with some Sprinkles, mini paper clips and even some die cuts from the Odds and Ends pack, and you are set to go!  So whether you consider our living bugs friends or foes, you need to pick up this collection and the coordinating stamps.  Thanks for stopping by!



Doodlebug Design Product:
Fairy Garden Collection
Bugs and Kisses Doodle Stamps

Other Products:
White cardstock
Alcohol markers

Friday, April 23, 2021


Hey there! I don't  know about you, but I all the cuteness in the new Fairy Garden collection is just amazing.  So what better way to showcase it all than in a scrapbook layout ( and this is a cute one!)

It all started when I saw how my Goddaughter's hair and dress matches the design in the fairies.   So, I quickly punched the edges of the Magical Meadow and Pink Posies papers to frame the page.

The 6x6 paper pad provides the perfect size patterned as a layer behind the picture.  The softness of the color vellum adds a soft separation from the layout.  Then, all it was left to do is embellish the page with all the cute goodies from the collection.

The  Garden Flowers Kraft Kit flowers are just a perfect way to ground the embellishments to the page.  I just love the Bugs and Kisses stamp set, as it creates the perfect detail for all those flying elements on the page.

For the title, I mixed pieces from the Chit Chat, Odds & Ends, and My Type Alpha Stickers.   The small Icon stickers are just the perfect complement to the page.

I just love how the page turned out.   The colors and the cute fairies are perfect for the pictures.   I cannot wait to see what you create with the collection!  'Til next time!

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Fairy Garden  Collection
Fairy Garden 6x6 Paper Pad
Garden Flowers Kraft Kit
Bugs & Kisses Doodle Stamp Set
Sprinkles Gem: Bubblegum


Edge Punch

Thursday, April 22, 2021


Hey friends! Erica here with you today to share a quick and easy layout using the Fairy Garden collection and the Pie Chart Cut Out from Bella Blvd.

I pulled out a 2 inch punch from my stash and the Fairy Garden 6x6 paper pad. I punched out a bunch of circles from Fairy Garden paper pad. I knew that these circles would not be the exact size to back the circles in the Bella Blvd Cut Out but I really like the look of it! Using the circle punch made it super quick and easy to back this Cut Out!

I adhered the 2 inch punched circles to the back of the Pie Chart cut out and then added foam tape all over the back of the cut out. I used some Doodlebug Design Lily White textured cardstock as my base and trimmed it down on the left and right sides so I can add a pop of color to the sides!

For some added texture I ran the layout through my sewing machine using a zig zag stitch. I added the backed Pie Chart Cut Out to the background and started to add my photos and embellishments.

I used a 1 3/4 circle punch to punch out my photos and added them around the layout to the center of the pie charts. I love using shaped photos on my pages and this is a fun way to create a multi photo page!

I hope you enjoyed my layout today using the Fairy Garden collection. This layout was quick, fun and easy to put together and I love all the cute bits and pieces in the center of some of the pie charts! Have a great day!


Doodlebug Products Used

Fairy Garden Collection
Lily White Cardstock

Other Products Used

Bella Blvd Pie Chart Cut Out

Wednesday, April 21, 2021


Hi there! Wanda here with a fun Spring project made with the super cute Fairy Garden Collection! I feel like this collection just screams "SPRING" so I decided to make a Spring themed project. A Garden Journal! I used an old kraft blank binder that's been in my stash for a long time and jazzed it up with papers, stickers, letters, and much much more! I encourage you to look at different things you might have in your craft room - things that you can cover with paper and decorate. Some of the things I like to use are - oatmeal canisters (for gifts), cookie tins, blank books, DVD cases and cool boxes. Anything can become new and wonderful again with some Doodlebug! 

My Garden Journal is 6" x 4" big, so it's perfect to tuck in your bag. I put in lots of pages for lists and notes.... Here's the cover! I used the awesome Doodlebug Alphabet Stickers to spell out Garden Journal on a piece of white cardstock, and then decorated around it. How cute is that sweet fairy?! 


I really like to layer stickers and different elements to have varying dimension on my projects. Here's a close up of the front cover with a sun, a rainbow and some little flowers too.



I will probably give this project as a gift, so I made some matching pens! I took my favorite Ink Joy pens and glued on some pretty flower Sprinkles. 


I used lots of green on this project since it's a Garden Journal... I'll walk you through each page. Here is the front inside cover and the first page.


And the second/third page...


 And the next pages... This one has a little pocket to tuck things inside...


 More room for notes!


 More pages....and more room for writing!


 And this is the final page, and the inside back cover. SO FRESH - all that pretty green!


 The next photos are some close ups of different elements.









Thanks for sharing a little time with me today here on the Doodlebug Blog! Have a happy, creative and wonderful day! I'll see you soon! 



Fairy Garden Collection
Fairy Garden 12x12 Papers
Fairy Garden 6x6 Paper Pad
Fairy Garden Mini Icons
Fairy Garden 12x12 Stickers
Fairy Garden Chit Chat
Fairy Garden Odds and Ends
Fairy Garden Sprinkles: 
Mushroom Meadow, Spring Flowers, Birds and Bugs
Fairy Garden Doodle Pops
Signs of Spring Washi Tape
Mini Paperclips 
Mini Hearts Sprinkles
Gingham 6x6 Paper Pad
Floral 6x6 Paper Pad
Kraft Blank Binder
Scallop Rectangle Die Cut
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Liquid Glue


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