Thursday, September 20, 2018

Petite Prints!

I am loving all the new Doodlebug floral/grid and dot/strip petite prints, talk about a rainbow of happiness!  The smaller scale patterns on these papers are a wonderful way for add a colourful backdrop to your craft projects.

Remember those one-sheet wonder templates for card makers?  I created a very simple one-sheet cutting template and used the same cutting template for two contrasting petite print papers.  I chose the yellow dot/stripe and the blue floral/grid patterns.  If you follow the cutting template you will create a pile of double-sides squares, rectangle and strips that can be layered to create nine A2-sized card fronts.

I dipped into all the awesome So Much Pun ephemera elements to embellish my cards.  My pile of ready-made birthday cards are running low so this is a great way to restock my birthday card stash!

I'll quickly run through each trio of cards and indicate which pieces are used to create the backdrops.

The first trio is simply taking rectangle and square pieces to create a simple pattern base.
Card 1- It's Nacho birthday is it?- yellow 2x4, blue 2x4 
Card 2- Have a Dino-Mite birthday!- yellow 2x4, blue 4x4
Card 3- You mean the world to me!- yellow 4x4, blue 3x3

The second trio will require a few tools - a circle punch, your favourite border punch and a trimmer.
Card 4- You're gum-believable!- blue 4x4, 4x2, yellow 3x3 (circle punched out).
Card 5- Hot dog- it's your birthday!- blue 1x12 (border punch out two 4" strips), yellow 4x4, blue 3x3
Card 6- Poppin' in to say Hi!- blue 4x4 (cut on a diagonal).

The last trio uses up the rest of the pieces, if you have a favourite die cut or punch- now is the time to use it!

Card 7- yellow 2x4, 4x4, 3x3 (circles punched out to highlight shape sprinkles).
Card 8- blue 2x12, yellow 1x12 - adhere to the card base on an angle and then trim excess.
Card 9- butterfly punch used on remaining pieces left over to cover the card front.

Hope this gives you some ideas for your next card making playtime!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Doodlebug So Mun Pun!

If you fell in love with the So Punny collection, get ready to fall big time again with So Much Pun because there is just so much clever humour over tacos, hedgehogs, dinosaurs, french fries, space ships etc. There is a large range of themes and it's definitely worth checking out!

I was inspired by the 'feel better' part of this collection. When I saw the 12x12 band-aid paper I rewinded my memory tape to the bandaid commercial tune 'I am stuck on bandaids cuz bandaids stuck on you'!  I cut the band-aid strips out and created a lattice weave background on my page.

I love the little smiles on the band-aids, if you are going to scrapbook some icky, not feeling so good times, every little bit of light hearted humour helps!  My page is about this little munchkin going into the hospital to get his ear tubes put it.  He was a brave little boy and is now happy to hear better and say good-bye to painful ear infections.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Layout in minutes!

Imagine a hot sunny day with kiddos splashing in pool, the adults too busy chatting to notice the overdone burgers on the grill and then throw in a couple of pooches running around stealing and hiding the kid's toys.  So much going on and yet time held still for a few seconds to record the love between a girl and her dog.

This layout came together very easily because much of it was already done!  No, I didn't get a visit from the scrapbooking fairy, LOL (although sometimes I wish one would!).  Remember those photo props and the chit chat tags I previously made?  I re-used them and created a simple grid design to highlight the photo on my page.

For an extra 3D fun effect I layered my photo to give it that extra oomph.  This is done by printing out your photo in the same size 3 times, just trim away 1/8" on all sides each time as you build up to the 3rd layer.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Doodlebug Chit Chats

Let's not have idle conversation about Chit Chats, instead let's give a whopping loud shout out to them!  Today I'm going to share some tags using Chit Chats from each of the So Punny, Down on the Farm, Hello and Sweet Summer collections.  I added a variety of machine stitching techniques to the tags for a little more dimension.

The first tag showcases beautiful gold foiled elements from the Hello line.  I machine stitched across the top part of the tag and intentionally left the ends uncut for some random whimsy.

From the Sweet Summer collection, here is a fun birthday tag. I stitched around the speech bubble to highlight the main message of the tag.

Who can resist pairing up Chit Chats with Doodle-pops?  Not me!! 

The last tag highlights some awesome puns from the So Puny line! 

Hope this inspires you to reach for some Chit Chats on your next project(s), they are so addictive!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Page with Doodlebug 'Hello'

Recording a special moment and then scrapbooking it the next day is a win-win in my books!  It doesn't happen too often for me and it's not like I put the pressure on myself to do so but when it happens I will certainly seize the opportunity!

This page was inspired by a couple of things. Firstly, by this sticker from the Hello collection, the title sentiment was perfect for my photo. Secondly, I had an idea to recycle planner pages.

With the strong pink title as the anchor point, I created a visual triangle of the same colour with the doilies.  Taking note of the soft coral and green colours in the photo I used some smaller pattern papers from the Hello collection along with gold/yellow ephemera to tie everything together.

I purchased a planner for it's pretty floral look but then later realized the spiral binding in the middle was too large as it kept getting in the way as I was writing.  Lesson learned and I purchased a 2nd (much more functional) planner.  I didn't want to toss away my first planner thinking the pages could be used to highlight the actual date of my page.

I used the entire planner page as a photo backdrop and then placed a triangle sticker and some enamel dots to highlight the actual day.

Love how cute these shaped sprinkles for that extra shine!

Thanks for dropping by the blog today, have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

July Cards!

Happy July! I dug into my Yankee Doodle collection stash and challenged myself to just use the sprinkles vellum paper along with some ephemera to create my cards.  The sprinkles vellum paper is 'da bomb', it adds a beautiful sheer texture with delicate raised shiny stars to the cards!

This camper card would be great for anyone you know embarking on a great camping road trip or heading up to their trailer for the Summer.

Send a wagon load of 'Thank-you's to that special someone, they will surely appreciate your kind sentiments!

Lastly, I couldn't resist dipping into the Down On the Farm collection for the moo-valous cow doodle pop to make this fun Birthday card!