Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Doodlebug Easter Express Card Set

Hello there!  Last month I had to pleasure of creating some cards that I was able to take with me to CHA for Doodlebug to share in their booth and today I'm sharing them with everyone over on the Doodlebug blog.  It's a happy little card set featuring their new Easter Express collection!  

Up first is a little card featuring the star of the show from the line: The little bunny with his train of supplies and friends.  I hand cut a wavy strip from the Easter Express Double Sided Cardstock and then stitched it on my sewing machine.  I then combined the doodle-pop for the locomotive with the cargo cars from the Icon Stickers to mix thing up and add some variety.
Doodlebug Design Easter Express Bunny Train Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my next card I wanted to use some of the super cute carrot images from the collection so I created a garden using two basic scallop border punches and tucked in little carrots from the icon stickers.  For my bunny I used another Doodle pop sticker.  It just hard to resist all the cute layers they have.  I finished off my card by cutting a sentiment from the Springtime Stripe paper and adding one of the adorable carrot from the Easter Cute Clips.

Doodlebug Design Easter Express Bunny & Carrot Garden Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my next card I wanted to showcase the darling tree house from this collection.  Isn't it the cutest?  This card was made almost entirely from the odds and ends pack.  They're a bit bigger than the icon stickers so they are ideal for scrapbooking when you have a little more space to fill, but I made them work here, but making a slightly larger card.  I cut apart the fence from to continue it on both sides of my little scene and finished things off with some twine bows for my banner and a little So Tweet birdie sprinkle.
Doodlebug Design Easter Express Tree House Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For this sweet thank you card I paired the Polaroid frames from the odds and ends pack with all the adorable critters from the icon sticker sheet, filling in the backdrop behind them with some of the smaller prints from the 6x6 paper pad.  

Doodlebug Design Easter Express Polaroid Frame Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my final card of the day I couldn't resist using the darling sunshine and cloud shapes.  Those sweet faces are so irresistible!  I created a sunburst pattern using the lemon swiss dot petite prints with the Sunny Studio Sun Ray die (more info HERE).
Doodlebug Design Easter Express Hello Sunshine Sun Ray Card by Mendi Yoshikawa
Thank you for stopping by for a closer look today.  I hope you will check back at the Doodlebug blog to see more fun ideas with this set.  We have an amazing team of ladies & you're guaranteed to be inspired!



Interested in the products I used to create my projects today?  To make supplies easier for you to find, I have listed them below (affiliate links included). 

Supplies Used (available at Scrapbook.com)


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Doodlebug Spring Things Cards & Layouts

Hello there!  I'm popping in today with a handful of fun projects showcasing Doodlebug's new Spring Things Collection!  
Doodlebug Design Spring Things Ladybug, Frog & Bumblebee Card Trio Set by Mendi Yoshikawa


Up  first is a trio of cards highlighting all the fun critters from the collection!  As I was working on my projects (shown below) I realized there were patterned papers that featured each of the iconic critters so I couldn't resist creating a sweet set of cards highlighting a few of them.

Doodlebug Design Spring Things Frog Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

I die-cut my frames from white cardstock using a die from my stash and then filled in the background with some basic prints from the gingham linen petite prints 6x6 pap pad.  This is such a versatile pad that I find myself turning to over and over again.
Doodlebug Design Spring Things Ladybug Hello Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

My last card from the trio showcases the darling bumblebee doodle-pop.  For my sentiments I cut a phrase strip from the baby blooms double-sided cardstock.
Doodlebug Design Spring Things Bumblebee Thank You Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Next up I have a layout I created with the collection.  I wanted to arrange my photos and embellishments on the diagonal and the little tree and cloud from the odds & ends pack were the perfect embellishments to set my scene!


Doodlebug Design Spring Things Hello Sunshine Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

Half of the Spring Things odds & ends pack come with clear die-cuts which is super fun. To adhere my clear title, I used Spray Mount adhesive in a cardboard box (extra important) for an invisible hold.  Don't forget to remove the clear plastic covering from the top of your die-cuts when you're done.  They have a thin layer of protection to help them from getting scratched and smudged which is super awesome.


Doodlebug Design Spring Things Hello Sunshine Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa


To complete my scene in the bottom, left-hand corner I punched a grassy border from some petite print paper and embellished with some of the fun So Tweet and Pastel Posie Shaped Sprinkles.



Doodlebug Design Spring Things Hello Sunshine Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

Up next I have a couple more cards using the cut apart 4x6 and 4x4 panels found on the butterfly net and baby blooms double-sided cardstocks.  These panels are so perfect for quick and easy cards with big impact!  

To give my flower panel extra pizazz, I layered some of the flower stickers from the icon stickers that were popped up with foam tape and then topped them with some matte sprinkles.
Doodlebug Design Spring Things Flower Thank You Card by Mendi Yoshikawa


For my final project of the day I used a 4x4 panel and embellished it with the hello sunshine doodle-pop and a birdie from the So Tweet sprinkles.  

Phew!  Are you still with me?  ;)  I hope I've inspired you to take a closer look at this happy collection.  I love that there are so many fun ways these papers & embellishments can be used year 'round.  Make sure to stay tuned to see all the amazing inspiration the team has in store for you.  




Interested in the products I used to create my projects today?  To make supplies easier for you to find, I have listed them below (affiliate links included). 

Supplies Used (available at Scrapbook.com)

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