Friday, April 17, 2015

Doodlebug Patriotic Picnic Layout & Washi Tape Organizer

Hi there!  I'm popping in today with a couple projects using Doodlebug's happy new Patriotic Picnic collection.

For my first project, I couldn't wait to make a layout using these photos which I knew would be a perfect match for the darling heart with the flag print found on the 4th of july double-sided cardstock!

To create my layout I used a sketch from the upcoming Summer issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today which called for 4 photos.  I decided to steal one of the spots reserved for a photo and turn it into an embellishment opportunity, creating a little scene with some stickers from the collection (and one teddy bear sticker from last year's collection).

I created my title block mixing Doodlebug's newest Skinny Cardstock Stickers with my old favorite Love Letters stickers.  Together they were a perfect fit for the space I had to work with.

While I had these yummy papers out I couldn't resist using them on a home decor project that's been on my "to do" list for a couple months now.  I purchased two of the Kaisercraft Beyond The Page 3-drawer Storage Units for my craft room to store all of my washi tapes and I knew the Patriotic Picnic papers would be a great compliment to my space.

I love how well these units stack to save on space!  I'm a bit embarrassed to admit I've nearly filled them, but I did make sure to get units that would be large enough to allow for a bit of growth.

I used Sizzix dies to cut bookplate labels from both my paper and chipboard and created custom drawer pulls by stacking Doodlebug buttons with flat white buttons below which I mounted with E6000 adhesive.  I embellished the top of each drawer using Doodlebug's Fancy Frills stickers.

Here's a peek at two of my drawers sorted by color.  Can you tell which two colors are my favorite?  I think it might be time for me to remind myself to "just say no" the next time I'm at the store.  ;)

Here's another look at two of my favorite drawers sorted with Doodlebug's yummy array of novelty washi tapes.  I love how each drawer will hold at least 36 standard rolls which adds up to space to hold over 108 rolls per unit!

I can't tell you how excited I am to finally have all my tapes together in one spot and easily accessible.  No more fishing them out from the bottom of a jar.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope my projects have inspired you in your own crafty endeavors!  :)

Supplies used (available at Simon Says Stamp)

Supplies used (available at


  1. Mendi - I already gushed over this over at the Doodlebug blog but I wanted to come and leave you some love here!! Let's start with that amazing way of storing your washi tapes!! Super cool and I love the dressed up, "CUTE"d up drawers!! They look so awesome and I bet they look so great in your gorgeous craft space!! As for this wonderful layout full of Patriotism and great vibrant colors - I love the little scene you made with the teddy bear in the wagon!! Wonderfully done and i think the way you do titles is so great because they always add so much to the layout but never detract from the theme of the page - most often it adds to the theme because you just ROCK that much!!!

  2. WOW Mendi! What you have done with those drawers is amazing!!!! But first... your sweet Patriotic layout, Love it! I love the cluster scene you created with the bear! The photos are great and I always enjoy your girls' sweet smiles! Now onto those drawers!!! I LOVE the RW&B papers you used to make it more fitting for your space. The handmade drawer pulls are just pure genius, but then again, that is what you are my friend! A genius! Love your projects!


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