Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Doodlebug Designs Sugarplums Christmas Cards

Earlier this week I shared some cards on the Doodlebug blog.  I was so excited to be assigned the task of creating Christmas cards with the new Sugarplums collection.  I absolutely love sending handmade cards to my friends and family and several of my designs I am sharing today would be really easy to make multiples of.

To make it reasonable to create multiples, I focused on embellishing my cards with the darling 4x4 and 4x6 scenes from the Christmas Magic and Merry Magic patterned paper. These are wonderful for cutting apart and using as the focal point of a card.  So many of the designs I am sharing could easily have the images swapped out to make use of all the pieces on the sheet.

As you can see many of my cards have a patchwork theme.  I love finding ways to incorporate all the beautiful patterns in a collection and my first card does this using circles.  I have created a free cutting file which you can download HERE for the card base (as well as for cutting out the patterned paper circles if you don't have the right sized circle punch handy.  I embellished with a gingerbread doodle pop and some heart and candy sprinkles.  I finished off my card with a Lawn Fawn Cozy Christmas sentiment stamp.

My second card uses the patchwork theme in the form of layered scalloped borders which I die-cut using Doodlebug's Eyelet Lace and Scallops Sizzlits Decorative Strip die by Sizzix.  I heat embossed my sentiment onto a small die-cut tag which I tied on with Ladybug twine and topped with a gumdrop sprinkle.  To lend a bit more interest to my card I decorated the ornaments on the tree by layering them with Doodlebug's glitter sprinkles.

Up next I have a card which uses a triangle banner die to create a patchwork borders above and below the sentiment cut from the 6x4 card.  I finished off my card with a simple machine stitched border and a couple of gingerbread icon stickers popped up with foam tape.

My next card makes use of leftover paper strips to form my patchwork background.  To give my card some texture I stitched to the right of each strip and then topped it with the 4x4 Mr. and Mrs. Claus card which I trimmed down just a wee bit to allow more of the background to peek through.  Once again I dressed up my card with some candy and heart sprinkles and heat embossed my sentiment onto an office metal rimmed tag.

For this card I trimmed down the 6x4 scene to fit onto my A2 card front with a small border of Bon Bon Petite Prints paper peeking through for my background.  I then cut small fishtail banners to form my patchwork pattern along the bottom.  To give my gumdrops a realistic feel, I coated them with Stardust Stickles and layered the dots in the icing with Doodlebug Sprinkles.  I completed my card by heat embossing a sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Sweet Christmas stamp set, topped with Doodlebug's chunky brads.

For my last card, I used a circle punch to cut out the 4x4 card and layered it over a scalloped die-cut which I cut from coordinating patterned paper.  I once again used sprinkles to dress up my trees and heat embossed a lawn fawn sentiment over a die-cut banner.

Phew! Are you still with me?  ;)  I hope I've inspired you to pull out this darling collection and get a jump start on your own Christmas cards. These adorable papers are guaranteed to make any recipient smile. 

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


  1. Fabulous cards~I LOVE the papers and cute designs:) Makes me want to get started on Christmas cards!
    Sherrie K

  2. Such adorable cards!!! Love every single one of the them! Isn't Doodlebug the best?!!

    1. Thank you Monique. Yes, I am pretty much head over heals in love. :)

  3. These are so great Mendi! Cute, colorful, and so fun!

  4. These are so great Mendi! Cute, colorful, and so fun!

  5. What awesome cards my friend!!!! This collection by Doodlebug is adorable! I really LOVE that cute gingerbread and the sweet Mr. & Mrs. Claus! You always have a beautiful eye for design! LOVE these cards. :)

  6. OH EM GEE - I squealed right out loud over these ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL AND SO SUPER CUTE CARDS!!! I admire you so much and love the cuteness you create - these ALL have me pleased and excited about this collection!!! So much adorableness and amazing cuteness in one post - YOU are AMAZING!!! Love you!!


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