Thursday, August 31, 2023


This week, I decided to create something a bit different. I love the Gold Dot Heavy Acetate sheets included in the Hello Again collection and I absolutely wanted to make something with them. I decided to go with cute little transparent gift boxes.

To start, I cut my acetate using my cutting tool, creating the shape to fold the box. The bottom part of the box is 2x2x2 inches, so I cut out a square of 6x6, , cut off what I didn't need, folded it and adhered it together.

For the box lid, I did the same technique, except that the sides are only 1/2 inch. Be careful to add 1/16 or 1/8 inch to the lid, otherwise it won't overlap the box.

When I was done with the two boxes I noticed that they were the perfect size to put three washi tapes in them, so now they are washi tape gift boxes... :)

I created some flowers and butterflies using the Butterfly Wishes Doodle Cuts Dies that I then adhered to the lids and to one side of the boxes. I also added some enamel dots, jewels and gold puffy hearts.

I think the boxes look soooo fun and cute and can also be used to gift jewelry, cookies, candy...

Thank you so much for stopping by and have fun creating :)


Hello Again collection
Gold Dot Heavy Acetate
Butterfly Wishes Doodle Cuts

Wednesday, August 30, 2023


I decided to work off the page today, using the new Hello Again Charmers!  I made this beautiful necklace with the cute charms! They are just adorable, don't you think?

This necklace is made with materials for jewelry, such as chain. beads, rings and brooches. The charmers come in different designs,  but today I used the camera and the butterfly since I think they perfectly represent the decorative elements of the Hello Again collection.

And how about adding this beautiful butterfly pin to your Doodlebug outfit to make the perfect combination! Look how beautiful it looks on the mannequin.

I say goodbye as always hoping that my work will inspire you to create and use the beautiful Doodlebug products. See you soon!



Hello Again Little Charmers


Jewelry findings, beads, and brooch

Tuesday, August 29, 2023


Raise your hand if you love coffee as much as I do! I can sincerely say that it is my favorite drink and addiction. So, imagine how happy I was to find all the coffee icons in the Hello Again collection, and used them to document my coffee routine.

I took advantage of the tags in the Just Because paper to create this page. I cut 8 of the tags, and attached my pictures to some of them.

I attached all the tags onto a Cupcake Floral/Grid Petite Print so they create a grid on the page. I added a bit of Gray Doodle twine through the tags, so they are anchored to the page. To finish the set up, I framed the page with the Forever Flowers paper.

It was all then about embellishing each of the tags. First, I set the tags on alternate spots, then added pieces of Chit Chat and Bits and Pieces to the empty tags. The foiling just add that special touch to the page.

I am using Alphabet Soup Puffy Alpha Stickers and Puffy Stickers to number each of the coffee cups in their corresponding order. I added a few gems to the tags that do not have photos in them!

To complete the page, I once again mixed Bits and Pieces, Chit Chat, and Alpha Stickers to create my title at the bottom of the page. A few extra sprinkles complete the page.

I love how this turned out! My coffee cup pictures truly shine with all the beautiful patterns and colors from the gorgeous Hello Again collection. Be sure to check it out! XO


Hello Again Collection
Floral Graph Petite Prints
Alphabet Soup Stickers

Monday, August 28, 2023

HELLO AGAIN STAY COOL LAYOUT | with Guest Designer Ali Skifton

I am so happy to be sharing my third layout as Guest Designer this month using the fantastic Hello Again collection.   

I used a 12x12 white cardstock as my base. The mixed media was created with two different stamps from my stash, and I used a pretty blue ink to match the blue in the Hello Again collection. 

The hexagons were cut out of the 6x6 paper pad, and I used 8 different cute patterns for this page.  

I created three flower clusters for my page.  I used the flower die cuts from the Bits & Pieces and added some flower sprinkles from the Hello Beautiful set on top of them.  I just love how the sprinkle flowers shine.  Foam tape was added behind the die cut to add dimension to the page and I also went underneath to add some gold leaves and dots.  You can never have enough gold bling.  Don’t forget to add cute butterflies from the All Aflutter Sprinkles when you have flower embellishments, I added one to each flower cluster.


Two more flower clusters were added to the page for a triangle effect, which is very appeasing to the eye.  Thanks for joining me today and I hope you have a wonderful day!


Hello Again Collection


Hexagon Die
Blue Ink

Sunday, August 27, 2023


It has been so fun to get to be designing for Doodlebug again after my little hiatus. One of the things I love most is creating gift sets that I can use when I need them using my Doodlebug products and my trusty Silhouette Cameo! A match made in heaven for sure! I have a fun bag and a cute fun-fold card to share with you today all made using the amazing 'Hello Again" collection!

Let's look at each of the pieces up close! This adorable bag caught my eye because I had an identical one back in the day! You know the kind- made of plastic - just like my awesome jelly shoes! I knew it would be such a fun design to use to hold fun little gifts for someone special. The bag is cut out using a piece of the Bubblegum Textured cardstock found in the Hello Again Textured Cardstock pack. I used the Perforated Bag cut file from the Silhouette Store and cut it on my Silhouette.

I added the "For You" tag from the "Just Because" tag paper. I tied it to the back with some Beetle Black Chunky Twine. I also added a few butterflies from the "All Aflutter" Shape Sprinkles to the tag for some shine with the beautiful gold foil on the butterflies.

This fun card was also cut out on my Silhouette. I am such a huge fan of fun fold cards and I fell in love with this fun one. It is the French Door Easel Card Birthday Balloons cut file. I made the card base out of the Beetle Black Textured cardstock. I then added a few pieces cut out from the fun "Forever Flowers "paper. I omitted the birthday balloons on the cut file, and instead, added the "Thinking of You" cut-apart cards from the "Hello Again" paper.

I then layered the card up with the "Butterfly Bouquet" Doodle Pop. This was such a great dimensional element to my card front that really makes a statement!

The inside of the card needed some decorating, so I added a small strip of the "Forever Flowers" paper and added the "Love You" circle die cut from the Chit Chat, along with the small yellow flower that was on the Doodle Pop.

I had so much fun creating this little gift set! I hope I have inspired you to make one of these to give to your special someone in your life! The 'Hello Again" collection has so many fun products that take your gift-giving packaging that little something extra that says just how much they mean to you! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Happy Crafting Friends!

Hello Again collection
Hello Again 12x12 Textured Cardstock
Beetle Black Chunky Twine

Silhouette Cameo
French Door Easel Card Birthday Balloons ( Design ID 401737)
 Perforated Bag (Design ID 446515)

Saturday, August 26, 2023


Hey crafty friends, It's Conny here and I'm incredibly excited to be here again with another project using the Hello Again Collection! I'm enjoying every project I have created with this collection and today I'm back with another mini-album! Yay! It's gorgeous layered pages with all the embellishments and beautiful papers.

Let's get started!

Firstly, I started by cutting three chipboard pieces. The front cover measures 7” X 5”, the spine is 7” X 2”, and the back cover is 7” X 2.5”. You will also need a piece from the Hello Again Collection - 12 x 12 Acetate - Gold Dots- measuring 7" X 3 1/2”. Make sure the gold side of it facing out, the cool thing about this acetate is that you have a silver and gold side! I covered the chipboard pieces with papers from the coordinating Textured Cardstock Assortment cardstock. On top of that paper, I added some of the Hello Again patterned paper. I also added some This & That stickers, Bits & Pieces and Odds & Ends. I used my sewing machine to stitch around the covers and spine.  Here are some of the pages.

For the album binding, you will need paper that measures 7” X 5 “.  Add the spine chipboard in the middle of that paper 1 1/2” by 3 1/2”, leaving 1 1/2” on both sides. Next, add the covers to the spine together leaving 1/8” on both sides so that the album can open and close easily! 

Let's go embellish the cover pages, here I used the This And That stickers, butterfly, flowers from The Bits & Pieces and Odds & Ends and Gold Sprinkles. So simple yet so beautiful, I’m loving all the gold details.

To create the hinges, you will need a piece of cardstock measuring 7” X 7” scored at every 1/2” building hills and valleys.  Adhere to the middle of the spine, you might need to trim 1/4” of the edges for the hinge to fit perfectly depending on the size of your spine. 

For the pocket pages, I used the coordinating Textured Cardstock Assortment for the pages. 1st page, 7” X 6” scored at 3” 
2nd page, 7” X 7” scored at 3 1/2” 
3rd page, 7” X 8” scored at 4” 
4th page, 7” X 9” scored at 4 1/2” 

Add double-sided tape to the 7” side leaving the inside open for pockets to add memories or journaling. The back pocket 8” X3 1/2” scored at 1/2” all around to create the pocket. Like always I can't wait to see what you create using the collection, hopefully I have inspired you to create this gorgeous layered mini album using Hello Again, see you soon! Have fun and make it yours!


Hello Again Collection
Hello Again Coordinating Textured Cardstock


Sewing Machine

Friday, August 25, 2023


One of my favorite things to make is shaped mini albums. Doodlebug SVG files just make it so easy!

For this album I was inspired by the Pretty Picture Doodle-Pop to create a very simple camera shaped album.

And of course I had to put a shaker in that lens!

The album is ring bound and has several 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" pages, along with two pages made from the heavy weight gold dot acetate.

I filled it full of my crafty friends. We are scattered all over the country but get on Zoom together most weekends and manage to meet up at retreats a couple of times a year.

The full video walkthrough and tutorial for this project can be found here. I show in the tutorial how I figured out sizing of the camera SVG file in Cricut Design Space.


Hello Again Collection
Hello Again Coordinating Solid Cardstock
Gold Dot Heavy Acetate
Doodlebug Sequins in Cupcake, Bumblebee, and Swimming Pool
Hello Again Camera Cut File


Light weight chipboard
Clear acetate
Craft Foam

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