Thursday, January 18, 2018

shaped birthday boy cards | doodlebug design

Hi Friends!  I'm here today with some super fun birthday cards, created with the "Dragon Tails" cut files and collection!


I loved the birthday treat cut files and had to use them for all of my projects!  The first card was made with the cake & candle file.  Here's a closer look:


I just love how the candle sticks up above the card - and isn't that flame paper just perfect for the candle?!?  Of course I opted to double up the flame and use a foam dot to pop it up!



 Here's how I used the cupcake with a candle to create a few more cards:


And those cute little vikings are the perfect way to wish a little boy "Happy Birthday!"




Finally, I used the icecream cone cut file to create these little gift card holders:


I cut down the little paper treat bags to work as gift card holders, glued to the back of the ice cream.


I love the detail cut for the cone:


I'm excited to have my birthday card collection beefed up and ready for all of the cute boys in my life!

Click HERE to buy the products to make your own!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

birthday card organizer | doodlebug design

Hi friends!  It's a new year and that means lots of organizing projects for me!  I wanted to share this fun birthday card organizer I made at this time last year for one of my Doodlebug Design Team projects.

I'm always looking for ways to stay organized, and this is an area where I truly fall short.  No matter how many cards I make, it seems I'm always scrambling to find just the right birthday cards for friends and family members...hopefully that will be a thing of the past after this project is complete!

 

The idea is that each month has it's own file/pocket/envelope thingy.  Yes, that's what you call it when you can't land on ONE name. ;)  And I'll be able to slip the birthday cards into the pocket way before the birthday...a special card made with a certain somebody in mind!  Then, when it's time for the celebration, the perfect card will be ready!

I love the feel of the calendar pages for this project!  In addition, I gathered a few additional cute doodlebug products and I modified a silhouette cut file to come up with this design.


Here's how it all goes together:

First, I cut the file/pocket/envelope thingy from one of the cute calendar papers and assembled it:



Next, I used a scrap from the paper to cut this tag shape. I wanted to add a month sticker to each tag. Since some of the months are too long to fit on the tag, I opted to abbreviate.  I punched a hole and tied chunky twine through the top


I added it to the front of the bag.  At the top of each file/pocket/envelope thingy, I added a circle of patterned paper and punched a hole through the center.


 The next step was to embellish the tag a bit - either on top or behind.


Next, I used a word document to create a text box and added names of birthday people for each month.  I printed it out on regular paper, but then used washi tape to secure a subtley patterned paper on top and printed again.


After trimming out the box, I added small number stickers for the date and attached the list to the front of the file/pocket/envelope thingy with a cute shaped clip.




Repeat the process for each month (I have finished four so far):


After creating one organizer for each month, I will add them all together with a binder ring!




Now as I create cards for each person, I can slip it into the organizer and I'll be ready well before their big celebration - at least that's the plan!  Now I just need to get busy making special cards for all of the special people in my life!

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Guess what?  This awesome calendar collection is still available (even though I created this project last year) and it's on SALE!  Here's a link:


Friday, December 08, 2017

snowflake gift bags | pebbles




If you're looking for a quick and easy little gift bag to share a yummy treat, I have a fun idea for you! I shared this project last winter on the Pebbles, Inc. Blog and didn't ever share it here!

Create a snowflake themed gift bag like this one by @wendysue using the "warm & cozy" collection and a few fun embellishments from the "home+made" collections by @pebblesinc



 Here's how quick and easy they are to make: Start by gathering the supplies.  
   
Create a snowflake themed gift bag like this one by @wendysue using the "warm & cozy" collection and a few fun embellishments from the "home+made" collections by @pebblesinc

The first step is to add the gold trim to the top and bottom of the plaid (it's sticky on the back, so this is so quick!) paper. 
 
Create a snowflake themed gift bag like this one by @wendysue using the "warm & cozy" collection and a few fun embellishments from the "home+made" collections by @pebblesinc

Place it on the bag front and secure with additional adhesive, and by wrapping the ends of the gold trim to the back of the bag.
   
Create a snowflake themed gift bag like this one by @wendysue using the "warm & cozy" collection and a few fun embellishments from the "home+made" collections by @pebblesinc

Next, "fluff" the snowflakes and layer them together.  

Create a snowflake themed gift bag like this one by @wendysue using the "warm & cozy" collection and a few fun embellishments from the "home+made" collections by @pebblesinc

And add them to the left side of the plaid piece - I like mine to hang off the edge slightly.
 
Create a snowflake themed gift bag like this one by @wendysue using the "warm & cozy" collection and a few fun embellishments from the "home+made" collections by @pebblesinc

Next, add a gold glitter circle sticker.  I used foam adhesive to add mine to the center of the snowflakes.  Now you have a pile of snow (just like my yard!) - or a snowflake-flower! ;)
   
Create a snowflake themed gift bag like this one by @wendysue using the "warm & cozy" collection and a few fun embellishments from the "home+made" collections by @pebblesinc

Cut the string off the pre-made tag and add some foam adhesive to the back.  Now tuck it next to the gold circle:
Create a snowflake themed gift bag like this one by @wendysue using the "warm & cozy" collection and a few fun embellishments from the "home+made" collections by @pebblesinc
   
Create a snowflake themed gift bag like this one by @wendysue using the "warm & cozy" collection and a few fun embellishments from the "home+made" collections by @pebblesinc

Use black twine or crochet thread to "connect" the snowflake center and the tag. Tie a bow!
   
Create a snowflake themed gift bag like this one by @wendysue using the "warm & cozy" collection and a few fun embellishments from the "home+made" collections by @pebblesinc

 That's it, now the bag is complete!

Create a snowflake themed gift bag like this one by @wendysue using the "warm & cozy" collection and a few fun embellishments from the "home+made" collections by @pebblesinc
   
 And it is so quick and easy, you can whip up multiple bags in minutes!  Add a little something to the inside and share the winter love!

Create a snowflake themed gift bag like this one by @wendysue using the "warm & cozy" collection and a few fun embellishments from the "home+made" collections by @pebblesinc

   
 Thanks for joining us today - I hope you have a wonderful wintery day! 

Supplies
 Home+Made Gold Circle Stickers (732621) 
Home+Made Phrase Tags (732639)

Monday, December 04, 2017

hot cocoa bar | doodlebug design

Hi Friends!  It snowed last night, so I'm definitely ready for hot cocoa season!  I recently shared this fun little hot cocoa bar over on the Doodlebug Blog (here) and wanted to share it with all of you in case you missed it over there! I always enjoy hot cocoa in the wintertime, especially around the holidays, and when I have fun little add-ins, it's even better!!

Hot Cocoa Bar Party by @WendySue with the "Milk & Cookies" collection by @DoodlebugDesign

I have a little buffet table in my kitchen, and for the next little while, it's going to be a hot cocoa station!  I used papers and embellishments from the "Milk & Cookies" collection to make it cute and fun!

I made these little cup wraps by cutting 1 1/2" strips of patterned paper and wrapping them around simple styrofoam cups. Where they cross in the middle, I punched a ladybug red cardstock circle and added a Christmas tree cute clip!  It was easy to put these together - and as a bonus, we won't get our cups mixed up!

Hot Cocoa Bar Party by @WendySue with the "Milk & Cookies" collection by @DoodlebugDesign

In the background here, you can see that I framed the cute Santa Scene - because it's so super cute and I just had to display it this holiday season!

Hot Cocoa Bar Party by @WendySue with the "Milk & Cookies" collection by @DoodlebugDesign

Of course, you can't have hot chocolate without a spoon to stir it with - so I embellished a simple mason jar and some fun wooden spoons with doodle tape!  Quick and easy and so much fun!

Hot Cocoa Bar Party by @WendySue with the "Milk & Cookies" collection by @DoodlebugDesign

And the hot chocolate...we love the individual packets around here - no need to measure!  (Except for that jar of striped goodness in the top right corner of the photo below - that's my very special, very favorite Hazelnut flavor cocoa!!) Of course, the best part is all of the extra sweetness that can be mixed in!

Hot Cocoa Bar Party by @WendySue with the "Milk & Cookies" collection by @DoodlebugDesign

I made these cute little candy bowls with a silhouette cut file and various patterned papers from the "Milk & Cookies" collection!  Then I filled them up with all of my favorite festive and "meltable" candies!

Hot Cocoa Bar Party by @WendySue with the "Milk & Cookies" collection by @DoodlebugDesign

I'm fairly certain there's a law against NOT putting a candy cane in your hot cocoa in December.  Wouldn't want to break any laws, right?!?

Hot Cocoa Bar Party by @WendySue with the "Milk & Cookies" collection by @DoodlebugDesign

I cut out these letters with my Silhouette and hung them on Chunky Twine before hanging them to the wall behind the sweet goodness!

Hot Cocoa Bar Party by @WendySue with the "Milk & Cookies" collection by @DoodlebugDesign

And if one banner is good...two is even better, so I made a cute little scallop banner to attach to the front of the tabletop!  I used my sewing machine to quickly stitch them all together!

Hot Cocoa Bar Party by @WendySue with the "Milk & Cookies" collection by @DoodlebugDesign

Are you craving some hot chocolatey goodness yet??

Hot Cocoa Bar Party by @WendySue with the "Milk & Cookies" collection by @DoodlebugDesign

Go ahead, put together your own little hot cocoa party bar - everyone will thank you!!


If you love this collection, hurry and snatch it up while it's on sale!  

Thursday, November 30, 2017

christmas gift trio | doodlebug design

**Edited to Add: You Guys - I just checked and this collection is on SALE right now!!  Click HERE to get a better look and to purchase!

Hi there friends!  Today I want to share a set of cute Christmas packages I whipped up with the fabulous new "Milk & Cookies" collection by Doodlebug Design!  I'm always in need of cute little boxes and bags for small gifts and gift cards and treats, so I was excited to get a jump start on my stash this year!  Here's a look at the set:


I'd love to share the details with you! Let's start with the Chimney/Santa gift box:


I think these two papers might be my favorite in the whole collection - I mean, come on, a Chimney with Santa on top?!? cuuuute!



I added foam adhesive behind the sticker, then embellished with chunky twine, a big Santa from the ephemera pack, and three sparkly glitter sprinkles!


Next up is the Tree print gift bag:



I used a Silhouette cut file for this sweet little gift bag.  Again, I tied with chunky twine and added a sticker to the front with foam adhesive for dimension.


Isn't that little tree so sweet?  It looks like it took a lot of work, but guess what?!? It's a doodle-pop and ALL the work was done for me!  Those cute little ornaments, the layering, all of it!  All I had to do was peel and stick! ;)


Finally, here's the cutest little milk carton gift box ever!



Again, I cut the box with my Silhouette, tied it with chunky twine, and added a sticker to the front with foam adhesive squares.


As far as embellishment, I had to add the milk and cookies from the ephemera pack, of course!


Oh, and did you happen to notice that little banner in the background?  It's simply triangles cut from the 6x6 paper pad with holes punched in the corners and connected with doodle twine!


Thanks for stopping by the blog today - I hope you're inspired to create some cute gift packaging with the "Milk & Cookies" collection!