Friday, June 23, 2017

Sunny Studio & Doodlebug Summer Cards + Stamping Sale

Today the Summer Issue of Scrapbooks & Cards Today is hitting newsstands and I'm super excited to be sharing two new cards using a fun sketch they provided as inspiration!  
For both of my cards I paired some of my favorite Doodlebug papers with some of Sunny Studio's newest stamps for Summer.

Up first is a card using the Magical Mermaid stamps that I colored in with Copic markers and mixed together with Doodlebug's adorable Under The Sea collection.

Doodlebug Designs Under The Sea & Sunny Studio Stamps Magical Mermaids Girly Summer Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my next card I went a bit more masculine and created a shaker card using the Oceans of Joy stamps together with Doodlebug's Anchors Aweigh collection.  I used a Silhouette cutting file that I created which I am sharing as a free download.

Doodlebug Designs Anchors Aweigh & Sunny Studio Stamps Oceans of Joy Summer Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

You can check out the rest of this amazing issue along with the cool sketch I used by visiting Scrapbooks & Cards Today.  :)

Before I go I also wanted to let you know that is continuing their week of summer sizzling deals.  For today only you can get 20% off all stamping which includes all Sunny Studio stamps, as well as all inks and other stamping supplies.

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).

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

All Doodlebug on sale at Today Only

Hello there!  Popping in a with a special sale today only at on all Doodlebug products.  Everything is currently 20 to 50% off automatically through midnight tonight (PST).  Visit HERE to see all the cool new products. Sizzix 20% to 50% off Summer Sale 6/22/17

In addition to the Doodlebug sale they have many other deals going on which you can see HERE including one (1) FREE Gelatos with every shippable order!  Happy Shopping! 

Here are just a few of my favorite Doodlebug products at right now:

(affiliate links included)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Doodlebug Yankee Doodle Cards & Scrapbook Layout

Hello there!  It's my turn on the Doodlebug blog and today I'm sharing some fun projects featuring the adorable new Yankee Doodle collection.  I don't know about you, but the Doodlebug's fourth of July inspired paper and embellishments win me over every time.  There's just something so happy about the red, white and blue color scheme, don't you think?

Doodlebug Yankee Doodle Red, White & Blue Everyday Cards by Mendi Yoshikawa

To start off I thought I would create some everyday cards that are perfect for all year 'round. I'm not very good about sending out holiday cards outside of Christmas, but I can always use some good basic cards to grab on the go when I want to let someone know I am thinking of them.  

For my first card I created a thank you card pairing the borders from the pint sized treasures paper with a sentiment strip from the summer celebrations paper.  I then added a clear acetate bicycle die-cut from the odds & ends pack and embellished it with some red matte sprinkles from the collection.  My final touch with a cute dog sprinkle from the Puppy Love collection. 
Doodlebug Yankee Doodle Bicycle Thank You Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my next card I cut another sentiment strip from that same 
summer celebrations paper and then tucked some banners below it using scraps from the 6x6 paper pad that I had left over from previous projects.  I completed it with a simple stitch around the edge with my sewing machine and a darling house die-cut from the odds & ends set.
Doodlebug Yankee Doodle Home Sweet Home Everyday Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my last card I wanted to mimic the shape of the cute Doodle Pop pocket full of posies sticker so I turned to some Fishtail banner dies in my stash to cut the bottom edge of my card base.  As a final finishing touch I added some white matte sprinkles to the centers of the posies on the border strips going down each side of my card.
Doodlebug Yankee Doodle Pocket Full of Posies Everyday Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

As one last project for the day, I created a fourth of July layout using this sweet collection. 

Doodlebug Design Yankee Doodle Fourth of July Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

I used all the die-cut stars from the odds & ends pack to form a diagonal trail across my page and to help direct the viewers eye from one side to the other.

Doodlebug Design Yankee Doodle Fourth of July Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

I hope I have inspired you to take a closer look at this happy collection.  I love the unexpected touches of green and I think you will find that it works beautifully way beyond it's intended holiday.  :)

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). 

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