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

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