Thursday, July 27, 2017

Doodlebug Odds & Ends Project

Happy Thursday everyone!  It's Traci, and I'm back to share a  project I created for Doodlebug using the adorable Odds and Ends die cuts from their  Spring Things collection.

This is one of my all-time favorite die cut collections because of the flowers and cute little critters.  I wanted some thing I could hang on my wall for a fun pop of color in my craft room.  I didn't have a 12x12 frame, so the Doodlebug clipart board worked perfectly!
My inspiration started with this piece of 6x6 paper from the Spring Things 6x6 paper pad.  I used my circle cutter to cut out the circle, and then adhered it to the center of my white card stock.
Then I used a plate to draw another circle for my odds and ends.   I laid all of the pieces around the circle to determine placement before I adhered them.  I love how the acetate pieces look popped up and overlapping other solid pieces.
And here is my granddaughter again ... get ready, you are going to be seeing a lot more of her in future.  She is almost 10 months old and has completely stolen my heart!

I finished the piece by adding just a few sprinkles around the page, and backing the white card stock with a piece of dolphin textured card stock

I hope my project has inspired you to have lots of fun with Doodlebug's Odds and Ends!  Happy crafting!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Doodlebug Yankee Doodle Cut Files

Doodlebug's newest cut file release is SO CUTE!!!  You are going to love these super versatile (not just for July 4th) cutting files.  An adorable horse, darling cottage, words, flags, flowers and more!  And remember, you can use these designs with any of the Silhouette, Cricut, etc. cutting machines because the files are available in the Silhouette Online Store and as SVG files in Lori Whitlock's online shop.   

Today I'm sharing with you some cards I made with a few of my favorite cutting files from this release - the 4th Heart, the USA and the Love the USA ( the blocks). Links are at the bottom of this post.

I made the heart into a folded card by welding the base heart shape to a vertically flipped duplicate.  Here's a tip:  once you cut the stripes out of red paper, save the negative image and lay it over your white base card.  It will help you position where the red stripes should be placed.  I had a 5x5 square envelope, so I made my heart 4 3/4" wide.  Always be sure your card will fit into a standard size envelope before you start cutting.

I love that the little heart on the "USA" cutting file can be cut separately and placed anywhere on the shape ... since I live in Georgia, I placed it there :)

The "Love the USA" blocks are really fun.  You could add the entire phrase, or just the "I (heart) U" to so many projects.  I used foam adhesive to give the blocks a little dimension, and I'll use the USA shape on other projects in the future ... travel, home ... etc.  

That's it for me today ... hope you check out the rest of the super cute Yankee Doodle cut files and share your projects with us on Facebook or Instagram @doodlebugdesign!

Doodlebug PageMaps Challenge

Hi everyone!  Doodlebug Designs has teamed up with Becky Fleck and the Page Maps team this month to play with some of their new July sketches.  Becky sent me a great 8.5x11 layout with spots for three small photos ... perfect for pictures of my precious granddaughter!

Here's the PageMaps July 2017 sketch:

... and here is my layout.  
For this layout I used Doodlebug's Spring Things collection.  When my granddaughter was born last fall, I starting calling her "Buggy" or "Rylee Bug".  Spring Things has lots of cute little bugs so it was perfect for these pictures.
Rylee is, by far, the happiest baby I have ever met.  She is always smiling and laughing.  She truly has brought lots of sunshine to our family.  

In addition to Spring Things paper, I also used cherry paper from the gingham prints collection, bubblegum doodle twine, and lots of little Odds & Ends

If you haven't tried a sketch from PageMaps, you should!  Even though you can easily change the design, the maps are fun to use as a starting point, or to copy exactly for quick inspiration.  Have fun with them and thanks for stopping by today!