Tuesday, August 31, 2021


Hey Doodlebug friends! Today, I have a fun accordion style mini album to share with you that I made with the Cute and Crafty Collection, some 4x4 Doodlebug cards and that adorable little shaker pops. I was so excited to finally use this with it's colorful sequins!

I started with some Doodlebug tri-fold cards I found in my stash. They came from various card and envelope packs. Since Doodlebug's color schemes have been the same for 20 years, you can mix and match products from various collections and they will always match beautifully. I 💗 that!

To make this accordion album, I used 4 cards in bubblegum, limeade, swimming pool & cupcake. I adhered panel 3 of the tri-fold card to panel 1 of the card after it, until all 4 cards were connected.
I used a mix of the 12x12 patterned papers, 6x6 paper pad and white cardstock to cover each side of the card, creating a cute page and mat on both the front and back sides. Then I added die cut pieces and sprinkles throughout.
I love the new Bits and Pieces. There are 95 different die cuts in the package and I may have used half of them in this mini, lol! The flowers, leaves, cute tags and different shapes are the perfect accent with the colorful prints.

I used the window on the front of the card to act as a frame for the cute jar die cut and a 3x4 card from the Precious Posies paper to make a fun flip-up.

For these pink pages, I cut 2 die cuts (from the Bits and Pieces) in half for added interest and embellished with some adorable little enamel flower sprinkles. Love!

The Perfectly Plaid paper on the page above is so pretty and on the reverse side, there are 25 squares with adorable images. That's where I got the cute little Polaroid card from. I love adding folding elements to my albums and these are perfect for them.

I hope this mini album and the colorful Cute and Crafty collection inspires you to create a fun mini for your own memories. Happy crafting!

Doodlebug Product Used:
Cute & Crafty collection
Sequin Jar Shaker-Pops
Bits and Pieces
Odds and Ends
 Bright Bouquet & Love This! Sprinkles
Chunky Twine - swimming pool

Monday, August 30, 2021


Hello cute and crafty friends! Happy to be here sharing a fun trio of cards I made with the awesome Cute & Crafty Collection! I am never going to get tired of using this collection!! My cards today will be perfect to set aside to mail out to my other crafting friends. I am featuring the Doodle Pops as my focal point on each card. I used the same card sketch layout - to feature lots of different patterned papers!

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 Each of these three Doodle Pops is just too cute! One card features the sewing machine, one the craft caddy, and one a little shaker of glitter. Fun fact: My sewing machine is actually that exact color! SO this is totally me! I started with white A2 card bases for each card. I used the Doodlebug Textured Cardstock for my bottom layer, and then layered three different patterns on all the cards. I used white circles to feature the sentiments and the images.

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 I used stickers from the 12x12 cardstock stickers sheet for my sentiments. 

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 I used lots of little hearts to add color and fun to each card.

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 I used the Doodle Twine and Doodlebug Buttons as accents and texture on all the cards.

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 Shake it up!! SO sweet!!

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That's it for my projects for today! Cute & Crafty will always have my heart... See you back here real soon! 




Cute & Crafty Collection
Cute & Crafty DoodlePops
Cute and Crafty 6x6 Paper
Textured Cardstock
Swiss Dot 6x6 Paper
Doodle Twine and Boutique Buttons
Cute & Crafty Sprinkles and Heart Sprinkles


Scallop Circles Dies
Stitched Circles Dies
White Cardstock
Foam Tape and Adhesive

Thursday, August 26, 2021


Cute and Crafty is definitely one of my favorite collections.  It has inspired me to create a series of organizers and even decorative wall art! 

I created this set of pictures to give color to my workspace, I used wooden frames which I painted with white acrylic paint, I cut pieces of chipboard, covering each piece with a different design from the collection.

I used odds and ends to decorate each picture.  I attached them with foam tape to a 3D effect. I created 3 pictures using the Odds & Ends.  For the fourth picture, I covered it with the button paper and added  the doodlebug shape sprinkles that matched perfectly.  Incredible, don't you think?

Now my creative space looks very colorful like Doodlebug, which is my totally work style and obviously my favorite brand.

I say goodbye as always hoping that my work inspires you to grow.  Thanks for reading!

Cute & Crafty Collection
Shaped Sprinkles
Odds & Ends

Wood Blocks
White Paint

Wednesday, August 25, 2021


Who is loving the versatility of the Cute & Crafty collection?  I just love how easy you can transform this collection  into a vibrant, colorful page that  is not related to crafts.  Let me show you...

This time, my choice was to play with the papers in the collection and one of the  Borders & Edges die set to create a rainbow for my page.

I used the die to create the scalloped borders from the 6x6 rainbow stripe paper, then created 4 more stripes of each color in the stripe.  These are glued together to the page to create a vertical scalloped edge rainbow background.

I am placing the photo at the top left corner of the page.  This is surrounded by 3x4 cut apart cards, bits and pieces, and chit chat pieces.

I placed my title at the bottom right corner of the scalloped background.   I am using Chit Chat pieces to create the title.  Then  adding  a few more embellishments to bulk up the title, so that it balances the page.

Just love how easy it was to transform a crafty collection into this page.   Remember to share your project ideas with us, we love to see how you use the collections!

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Supply List:
Cute & Crafty collection
Borders & Edges Doodle Cut Die Set
Cute & Crafty Bits and Pieces

Tuesday, August 24, 2021


Hi All! Today I am sharing my process for making DIY paperclip embellishments. I used the adorable elements from the Cute and Crafty collection. 

I started with a few large paperclips from my stash. I used the petite prints papers to build a base of a banner and I added stitching. 

Since this is a smaller space, I do fussy cut all the ephemera pieces to remove some of the white border. This way I can fit more images on the banner. I also like stitching on ephemera to give it some extra texture. 

I layer focusing on a couple colors to help pick out what images I want to use. I always like pink and mint together! I add foam tape in between all the layers. This helps create dimension and depth on these little embellishments. I also focus the larger, basic shapes (like circles) to the back of the layering.


Some charms and enamel dots always add the perfect finishing touches.  Thanks for stopping by today. Happy Crafting! 


Doodlebug Products Used
Petite Prints
Cute and Crafty Ephemera Packs
Cute and Crafty Sticker Sheets
Bubblegum and Cupcake Sprinkles

Monday, August 23, 2021


I love making slimline cards.  The different shape and size give you so much more space to be creative!  I haven't made any in a while and thought the Cute & Crafty Collection would be perfect for a few new ones!  Take a peek...

My first card uses the fun flowers from the Bits & pieces pack. I scattered the flowers along a frame, popping them up for a bit of dimension.

For my sentiment, I used the hello in the All Occasion Doodle Cuts.  

For my next card I used some of the fun icons from the Odds & Ends and Icon Stickers.  I added them to a few die cut frames so it looked like they were peeking out.  The sentiment is from the Chit Chat Pieces.

I just love those little Copic Markers!!

For my last card I used some of the adorable little colored pencils from the Odds & Ends and stitched some drawing lines using some embroidery thread.

The top and bottom lines were 'free-style" stitched.  For the hello, I used the negative of the hello cut out from my first card as a template.

Now I have a few "just because" cards on hand... which is always a good thing!  You never know when a friend needs a little hello.  Have you made any projects using Cute & Crafty?  Be sure to tag Doodlebug Design on Facebook & Instagram.  We love to see your creations!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!


Cute & Crafty Collection
Bits & Pieces
All Occasion Doodle Cuts


Slimline Stitched Die
Slimline Scalloped Die
Square Frame Scallop Dies
Embroidery Thread

Thursday, August 19, 2021


Hey crafty friends! Today I'm sharing a project made with the Cute and Crafty Collection! I am totally in love with this collection for making cards and presents for all my crafty friends. How nice to have paper, stickers and embellishments that are all centered around our favorite pastime - crafting! Yippee! Today I am sharing how I reuse and recycle other things using Doodlebug supplies. I made two composition books and a small organizer (or pencil) bin. These would be great to give a crafty friend, to send in the mail, or even would be fun if you wanted to host a creative event! There is no limit to how you can decorate and personalize this project. I buy the inexpensive composition books at Staples - they are less than a dollar! 


 This little organizer bin is actually a cookie tin! I covered it with paper, and also decorated the lid. You could use it for pencils, pens, scissors etc. or put the lid on and store your secret treasures! All of the papers, stickers and supplies are from the Doodlebug Collection. I love these happy colors together.


 I started each book by covering the front cover of the book with the 12x12 patterned papers. That was my foundation... Then I used all the other supplies to decorate the books. Flowers, gems, stickers...I love it all!


 I really like to layer all of the things! Different textures and shapes! The Flowers are from the Cute and Crafty Bits and Pieces pack. The scissors are a Doodlepop!


 I used pieces from the Chit Chat package, the Odds and Ends package and the Bits and Pieces package. It's so easy to craft when everything matches perfectly. 



These are the plain composition books and the tin I started with. I always save cool tins and boxes to repurpose! (oh and I love cookies, LOL).




 This book cover has a camera theme! I added a strip of repeating pattern across the bottom of each book. This one has cameras!


 That's my motto: Eat, sleep, craft, repeat! (maybe I would add drink coffee!)


 Here's the cover of the organizer bin. A simple stitched circle out of patterned paper. I covered the bin with patterned paper and added a sticker scalloped border. I added the saying with foam tape and a layer of hearts paper.


That's it for this project! Wishing you a happy day full of crafting and fun. I'll see you back here real soon! XO




Cute and Crafty Collection
12x12 and 6x6 Papers
Icons and Mini Icons, Cardstock Stickers
Chit Chat, Odds & Ends and Bits & Pieces
Cute and Crafty Sprinkles and Doodlepops
Rainbow Hearts, Bright Bouquet, Love This Sprinkles
Mini Jewels Bright Collection


Stitched Circles Dies
Liquid Glue and Adhesive Strips
Composition Books

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