Santa Mittens for Doodlebug Design

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

This week I was in the mood for some kind of different crafting. My favorite thing to make are layouts, but sometimes you just want to switch things up. When I saw the cute mug dies from the Gingerbread Kisses collection, I knew I wanted to create some kind of little pockets or gift card holders. 

So that's what I did.

I made these during a workshop day at my house. While the ladies that came to my place, were occupied creating their first layout, I started cutting all of the pieces out. There are quite a few pieces in this die set, but it's relaxing choosing colors and preparing all of the parts. 

I made one traditional Santa and one Santa in pink. I LOVE this color combo and I think it just looks so cool. I really love this die set. 

When I was done with all the pieces, I glued everything together and added a black border, white highlights and pink cheeks to the Santas and gingerbread men.
Then, I drew a mitten shape and cut it out of four different patterned papers. The pink and red ones, called Berry Floral and Christmas Jammies and for the back sides, I used the brown side of Baking Spirits Bright and the back side of Berry Floral. 

Then I stitched both sides together and added the white furry part on the bottom. 
Before I adhered the mugs to the mittens, I created two rosettes out of papers Sugarplums and Holiday Sprinkles. I don't particularly like the process of creating rosettes, but I LOVE the end result and I love adding them to layered crafts.

For some more decoration, I added enamel shapes, jewels and some word stickers.
I also sprinkled gold ink on both of the mittens.

I just love this mug full of happiness and I'm sure I will create more of these... ;)

The bottom part of the mittens is open, so you can put money, a gift card or a letter in there.
I hope you are inspired to create your own little gifts using this die set.

See you soon...

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Doodlebug products used:

Gingerbread Kisses collection

Cardstock in different colors

Other products used:

Black pen

White pen

Gold thread

Distress Oxide in pink

Home Sweet home album with Hello Again collection for Doodlebug Design

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

This week, I allowed myself a small break from Christmas scrapping and used the wonderful and one of my favorite Doodlebug collections ever, Hello Again, with the Home Sweet Home house album. 

This could be such a cool gift for friends and family that just moved into their new house or to document the first year in a new house or a special occasion that happened in the house. The vibes of the Hello Again collection are sooo happy and fun and like I said a few times already, I LOVE all the gold in it. 

To make the cutting of the pattern papers for the pages easier and faster this time, I created cutfiles and let my Silhouette do the cutting work :) 

For the curtains, I just cut out triangles and adhered them to the back of the windows. I also used hanging flower pot stickers to add behind the windows, looks cute... :) 

As a tassel, I added shimmering tulle to one of the binding rings, (which I replaced by teal ones, btw... :) and I also added two little charms.

Let's take a peek into the album...

Some journaling spots and die cuts...

A piece of the lovely gold dotted acetate...

For the pages of the album, I tried to use a bit of all the kinds of embellishments. I also cut out a page from the acetate sheet with the gold polka dots. 
I love the page with the dimensional butterflies and the pink one with all the stickers around the borders.

I added some tulle on two of the pages, which I think looks so cute. 

I always need to think of leaving some space for the photos, otherwise I would never stop decorating and wouldn't have any pages left for photos... ;)

Try making your own house album, it's so much fun!

See you soon...

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 Doodlebug products used:

Home Sweet Home Album

Hallo Again collection

Other products used:


Binding rings

Black pen

NOEL - Advent calendar for Doodlebug Design

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Ahhh... after Halloween, I'm happy to go into the Halloween-Christmas transition phase. I'm not the Christmas-starts-on-Nov-first-kinda-lady, but I'm happy to start creating with a new collection. This time, we got the amazingly cool Advent calendars and I tried to embellish mine as cuuuute as I possibly could... :)

To start and give the whole house some color, I used acrylic paint to paint the whole thing with Christmas colors and an ombre effect. I let that dry and in the meantime, I let my Silhouette machine cut out the parts for the cute Santa and reindeer, I bought in the Doodlebug Silhouette store.

When they were done, I assembled them and added details, like cheeks, highlights, scribbled borders... The reindeer also got a gold bow and Santa got some cute little hanging legs, which I made with paper beads.

I added gold glittery paper around the chimney and also added white and gold splatters to the house.

For my little drawers, I wanted to add knobs, so that you'd open them with knobs instead of opening them through the half-circle hole. 
So I cut squares out of 4 colors of Dotted Petite Prints and adhered them to the little drawers, hiding the hole. Then I used different beads and adhered them with hot glue.

I used Abigail, Alphabet Soup and Sunshine Alpha stickers for my numbers and also added another font in gold using a different brand. Then I added two Doodle Pops, enamel stickers, enamel dots and jewels.

I hand-cut out letters in white to write NOEL on the roof and I also die-cut out big stars in gold to add to the roof too. The last thing was adding a scalloped border, suing the same glitter paper.
And in case, you didn't notice, I also added smoke coming out of the chimney... ;) Cute!

Now, I only need to fill it with the cutest little things from Doodlebug and it's ready to go... :)

Have fun decorating your own Advent calendar! :)

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Doodlebug products used:

Advent calendar

Candy Cane Lane collection

Gold enamel dots from Hello Again

Petite Prints dotted in Cupcake, Swimming Pool, Pistachio and Coral


Gold Alphas from Sunshine, Abigail and Alphabet Soup

Other products used:


Gold Alphas

Gold glitter paper


Sweet&Spooky mini album for Doodlebug Design

Monday, October 9, 2023

Okay... it's almost October and now we can start talking... crafting Halloween :)

I am a huuuuge fan of the super cute house album we got in our last DT package and of course I decided to create a haunted Mansion album with it using the new Sweet & Spooky collection.

To start, I used almost all of the patterns papers to cover every page of the album. To do that, I traced the house on each paper, using one of the pages as a stencil and then I cut out all of the shapes. I covered each page front and back. 

I then created the curtains to go into the windows by using the stencils included in the album. 

To embellish my cover, I used die-cuts from the Odds&Ends pack. I trimmed the white borders a bit to make them narrower. I used the "An eye for an eye" black sprinkles to add to the eyes of the small characters. I also used some jewels to make it "bling". ;)

To add some extra sparkle and craziness, I added a lot of trim, tulle and ribbon to the binder rings.

I also wanted to create a small dangly-charm-tassel-thingy and I used the super adorable little charms from the collection and some other materials from my stash. Love this new product... the charms are just adorable...

I think the album looks so cute from the outside but it also has a ton of cuteness inside. 

On the inside I decorated each page a bit (or a lot) and I left enough space throughout the album to add photos and little notes. 

Take a look at the inside pages.

A page to write down what you did for Halloween or during the month of October.

A cute little Halloween scene...

A few tags I cut out from the Hello Sugar paper. I added fringes on some of them too...

Loooove the acetate sheet in this collection. It gives the ghost some added decoration and interest and when you lift it up...

... it reveals the little mummy ghost... :)

Some lists I cut out from the Candy Sticks paper and folded to fit the album. You can pull on the little tab...

... open the paper strip and write down your faves! 

The back of the album is very cute too... I added a few stickers and was done!

I wish you all a fun October month and remember to take a ton of photos for your layouts and mini albums... :)

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Doodlebug products used:

Sweet&Spooky collection

Sunshine alpha stickers in Gold

Other products used:






Hey Boo layout for Doodlebug Design

Are you all getting ready for Halloween already? Not me... hahaaa, I prefer staying in Summer a little while longer. But working with a super cute collection as Sweet & Spooky is fun, even in Summer. This week my project is a layout, my fave crafty thing to do. 

I saw this cute werewolf in the collection and was instantly in love. I needed to recreate it with paper.

I used different colored cardstock and some patterned papers to create the cute werewolf. First I drew him onto a sheet of white paper. Then I cut out the different parts and retraced them onto colored cardstock. Then I adhered all the pieces together. I added shadows with my Distress Oxides, black lines using a thin black pen and some white highlights using a white acrylic marker. 

I also made a tiny bow with patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pad and used some Washi tape in the middle. 

As a background, I used this really cool striped purple paper that is just a perfect color match for the brown werewolf. 

I framed the paper using the fun "Halloween" washi tape and also added a black scribbly border. 

I used a photo that I took at Disneyland last year and matted it with four pieces of patterned paper. Then I adhered it to the layout, creating this diagonal design. 

I then added white and black splatters, staying in the diagonal design, so only splattering on the top right and bottom left corners. 

I went through the embellishments and added bats, stars, jewels a moon and a tiny pink puffy pumpkin. 

For the title, I chose Skinny and Sunshine alpha stickers. 

I'm in LOVE with this cute little werewolf, he's just adorable... :) 

Even if Summer isn't over for me yet, I'm looking forward to the fall and Halloween season and since I will be visiting Wisconsin and Vermont in October, I'll be able to take a ton of new photos to scrap for Halloween collections next year... yay! 

See you...

Doodlebug products used:

Sweet & Spooky collection
Sunshine alpha stickers
Skinny alpha stickers

Other products used:
Distress Oxides
Black pen
Acrylic marker
Black ink

Just be you layout for Doodlebug Design

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

If you've read my last blog post, you already know how much I love this new collection. The gold details everywhere, the colors, the flowers... are just stunning!

This week, I decided to go crazy with fussy cutting again... haha :)

There's this gorgeous butterfly washi tape included in the Hello Again collection. I was really in the mood to fussy cut them out and use a lot of them on a layout. So to start, I adhered a few strips of washi tape onto white printer paper and then I fussy cut out the butterflies.

For my background, I used the rainbow striped paper. I cut out two stripes of each color, tore off the ends of each stripe, creating stripes of different sizes. I also distressed them. Then I adhered them to my white cardstock, always placing the two stripes of the same color next to each other and leaving a white space between the colors.

I used my sewing machine to stitch a gold zig-zag line through the middle of each color. Then I splattered some gold and white paint all over the layout.

I used a photo of myself and used a few pieces from the rest of the rainbow stripe paper to matte it. I then adhered it to the layout using foam tape.

As a title, I used one of the die cuts from the Chit Chat pack and I backed it with some black paper with tiny flowers, from the 6x6 paper pad.
I adhered it using foam dots.

To embellish the layout, I used three Doodle-Pops and Shaker-Pops that represent things that I love. I placed them in a visual triangle.

Then I went ahead and adhered all my little butterflies. I only added a tiny bit of glue in the center of each butterfly to make sure the wings could be bent upwards and give all the butterflies a dimensional look. 

I hope you're inspired to use the butterfly washi tape too, haha... fussy cutting is a super amazing way to calm down... just so you know... ;)

See you soon,

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Doodlebug products used:

Hello Again collection

Other products used:

White cardstock

Gold thread

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