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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  1. Hey sweet girl!
    Beautiful cards and sweet layout using Doodlebug's amazing products! I have always loved their July4th & Halloween collections! Just too cute for words!
    I am sorry that I haven't been around as often. I have been dealing with a lot of pain and health stuff and then to top it all off, I just lost 2 family members within 2 days apart of one another. On the 19th, I lost my uncle to a cancer battle. He had been fighting for 5 years and the cancer finally got the best of him. Then yesterday on the 21st, I lost my great-aunt. It's been extremely hard on my family and I and our heartbreak is enough to last a lifetime. I will try to reach out soon via email and catch up with you. Know that I think of you often and miss you lots.

    1. Thank you Jo. So sorry for both your losses... Sending hugs and prayers to you for everything.


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