Monday, May 25, 2020

Red, White and Blue Birthday Cards

It’s Memorial Day in the U.S. so I thought I would make some red and white and blue Birthday cards accented with lots of Stars and Stripes. 

Happy Monday and Happy Memorial Day!  

Friday, May 22, 2020

Hey Cupcake Gift Card Holders

Do you need a cute and quick way to give a gift card for an upcoming Birthday?  My project today is a fun way to dress up gift cards using elements from the Hey Cupcake Collection and resembles a gift bag with a tissue paper insert that holds the the gift card.    
Here are some things you will need.  First, choose a sentiment/focal point for the front of the bag as well as the pocket for the gift card insert from the 3x4 cut aparts (Birthday Bash Paper). Then choose some pattern paper for the top and bottom of the “bag” as well as the tissue paper insert, a layering piece for your cut apart, and the tag. You will need some ribbon for your handles and twine to tie the tag to the handle.  I also used various stickers and sprinkles to embelish.

Cut your top and bottom bag pieces approximately 5 3/4” high and 5 1/2” wide.  Snip all 4 corners of your square pieces.  Score 3 sides (bottom, right and left) about 1/4” from the edges. Punch two holes at the top for your handles about an inch from either side.  I used a die cut with stitching detail, for my insert, but if you have mad cutting skills (unlike me) you could free hand cut the tissue paper element at the top of your 4 1/2” wide and 6 1/2” high insert piece.  Adhere your cut aparts to the front of the bag and insert.  Helpful hint: on my first attempt I used too much adhesive and without thinking even glued the top of my pocket closed which made it impossible to put the gift card inside.  Haha don’t do that! :)

Next, fold your sides and bottom flaps down and glue them together.  Thread your ribbon through the holes, tying small knots on the inside to secure the handles.  If you are adding a tag, use some doodle twine to tie your tag to the handle.  And all that’s left to do is add some sprinkles and stickers!

Here’s a final look at three finished gift card holders. I think the little critters are the cutest! Thanks for taking a look today, have a good one! 
Stephanie Isom
Doodlebug Products Used:
Hey Cupcake Collection
 Petite Prints Dot/Stripe - Linen/Gingham 
Doodle Pop Stickers
Doodle Twine
Mini Tags Doodle Cuts Dies

Other Products Used: 
Scallop Rectangle Die 

Friday, May 8, 2020

Party Time Card and Favor Boxes

Hello!  Today my project features the adorable new Doodlebug Design's Party Time collection!  I created two favor boxes and a pop up card using lots of patterned paper and die cut elements.  Let’s take a look... 
First up is my Happy Birthday cupcake card.  This is the cut file I used on my Silhouette machine. I cut the base and inside layer of the card with dot/stripe petite prints in kraft and lily white and the cupcake layers using a few 12x12 pattern papers. I used Chit Chat sentiments as well as Odds and Ends die images to embellish my card. I love the candles, they’re perfect for the cupcakes!

I think this pop up monkey wearing a birthday hat is a fun surprise when you open the card!

Next up is my cupcake favor box.  This is the cut file I used (again on my Silhouette). I wanted the box to match my card so I decorated it similarly.

Lasty, I cut this favor box and decorated it using the 6x6 paper pad and one of the Doodlepop cupcakes.  I cut the center piece using a 1/4 inch rosette die and the new Doodlecuts nesting scallops die.  I tied a ribbon through the top to close the box and done!

I had a lot of fun putting this Birthday set together.  I absolutely love the variety of matching colors and patterned paper and elements Doodlebug collections offer to make layering so fun and easy!  That’s it for me, have a great day! 
Stephanie Isom
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Doodlebug Products Used:
Party Time Collection 12x12 and 6x6 Paper
Party Time Odds and Ends 
Party Time Chit Chat Die
Party Favor Doodlepop Sticker
Petite Prints Dot/Stripe
Doodle Cuts Nesting Scallop Dies
Other Products Used:
Liquid Adhesive, Hot Glue Gun
Silhouette Digital Cutting Machine

Monday, May 4, 2020

Birthday Cupcakes - Hey Cupcake Collection

The super cute, new Hey Cupcake collection is so fun!  And yummy birthday cupcakes are the inspiration for the project I’m sharing today.    

We might not be having birthday parties right now, but my sweet neice is turning 16 this month so I wanted to make a treat for her and let her know we are thinking about her and haven’t forgotten her special day. 

I used cut files from Lori Whitlock that can be found in the Silouhette online store, but you could easily subsitute any cupcake cut file or die cuts you may have. The 3 cupcake treat boxes pictured just above are all the same cut file, I just made them in different sizes and they are perfect for putting goodies inside. I used several 12 by 12 papers from the new collection for the top ‘frosting’ part, as well as petite prints for the 'cupcake wrapper' bottom portion of the boxes. 

I baked up some real cupcakes too and found this box and cupcake paper wrap to decorate and put my cupcakes in. Then I used stickers and chit chat die pieces and doodle twine to embelish them.  How cute are those little birthday girls?!

The Hey Cupcake collection is so vibrant and fun!  It’s hard to say which cupcakes I like better, the real ones or the paper ones. I hope this sparked something in your imagination to get you busy crafting.  Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
Stephanie Isom
Doodlebug Design Products Used:
Hey Cupcake Collection 12x12 Paper
Party Girl Doodle Pop Sticker
Hey Cupcake Icon Sticker Sheet
Bubblegum Doodle Twine
Hey Cupcake Chit Chat Die Cuts
Rainbow Petite Prints - Gingham/Linen 
Rainbow Petite Prints - Dot/Stripe
Other Products Used:
Silhouette Digital Cutting Machine
Scor Tape & liquid glue

Friday, April 10, 2020

Bee Happy Using Simply Spring

There is so much to love in each Doodlebug Collection with all the different types of coordinating goodies to work with. From Washi tape to Doodle Pop dimensional stickers to Chit Chat phrases to Sprinkles enamel stickers, the possibilities are endless! Once I pulled out my Simply Spring collection and saw all the cute little bee stickers, images and sentiments I got right to work on my theme for today's project. And once I got started, I couldn't stop!  
Up first is a card and tag using stickers as well as Odds and Ends and Chit Chat Die images and sentiments.

As I was flipping through the 6x6 paper pad, I found the adorable Bee Happy paper and knew there was a perfect way to use it! 

I found this Bee Well Soon Tissue Wrap Box from Lori Whitlock at the Silhouette Design Store. It stores a small stack of mini size tissues!  

I found 2 other boxes also from Lori Whitlock and the Silhouette store here and here to continue working with my bee theme. 

This last box is so tiny!  I stamped thinking of you and added 2 bees from the Little Critters Shape Sprinkles stickers pack. I glued a flower and greenery to a mini white clothespin, tied some twine in a bow and clipped the flower over it to close the box. 

I'll admit, maybe I did go a little Bumble Bee crazy, but they sure are cute aren't they? As I mentioned earlier the possibilities for embellishing cards, gifts, tags etc. are endless, so pull out those Simply Spring collections and start crafting!  


Doodlebug Products Used:
Simply Spring Collection 12 x12 Paper 
Simply Spring 6x6 Paper Pad
Simply Spring Odds and Ends/Chit Chat 
Little Critters Shape Sprinkles 
Bloomin' Bugs Doodle Pops 
Dot-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints
Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite 6x6 Paper Pad
Bettle Black Doodle Twine

Other Products Used:
Adhesive Foam Squares
Mini Clothespins
 Gift Tag and Grassy Border Dies

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Hoppy Easter Tags and Treat Boxes

Today I am sharing tags and treat boxes featuring the cute Hoppy Easter Doodle Stamp images and 6x6 paper from Simply Spring and Hoppy Easter.  To add a little extra interest and dimension I attached mini action wobbles to the bunnies to make them wiggle.  

First I stamped and die cut an assortment of bunnies, baskets, carrots, colored eggs and grass, and colored them. I die cut some gift tags and arranged little grassy scenes with the bunnies front and center.  

I tied some ribbon and twine to the top of the tags. 

Here's a peek at the action wobble behind the bunny.  
I die cut 2 treat boxes an arranged and adhered similar scenes to the front of the boxes.

To finish I put some pastel paper shred and some Easter candy inside my boxes.  

These adorable little bunnies make me smile, I hope they bring a little smile to you too!  Thanks for stopping by today!  


Doodlebug Products Used:
Hoppy Easter 6x6 Paper pad
Simply Spring 6x6 Paper pad
Hoppy Easter Doodle Stamps
Hoppy Easter Doodle Cuts
Petite Prints Swiss Dots Kraft

Other Products Used:
White Card stock 
Alcohol Markers 
Tag and Treat Box Dies
Mini Action Wobbles 
Ribbon & Twine 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Cute Gum Ball Machine and all the Rainbow Colors

I had so much fun putting this little card and tag set together.  How do the rainbow colors not brighten up your day?  

I started with one of Doodlebug's square grid cards (color swimming pool) then added my first layer using a piece of just my stripe paper from the 6x6 So Much Pun paper pad.  I used a scalloped circle tag die and a regular circle die to cut the circle layers.  I used the gum ball die and the 'you're sweet' sentiment from the odds and ends and chit chat die cut packs.  To finish, I tied a bow at the top with doodle twine in beetle black. 

Next up I decorated a small black paper bag again layering papers from the 6x6 paper pad and using a square scalloped tag and regular square die.  The gum ball machine is a doodle pop sticker and the 'thank you' is also from the chit chat die cuts pack.  

Lastly, I made 3 tiny tags using a small scalloped tag die and the So Sweet sprinkles enamel shaped stickers with a bow tied at the top with 
lady bug doodle twine.  

Here is another look at the set.  I love this cheerful collection with all the colors of the rainbow and happy smiling faces staring back at me.  

Thanks for taking a look, Happy crafting!