Thursday, October 12, 2017

trick-or-treat halloween banner | doodlebug design

Hi friends!  Can you believe Halloween is only a few weeks away??  Didn't we just celebrate the 4th of July?  I swear we did.  Anyway, I wanted to share a fun little trick-or-treat banner I made with all of the cute little trick-or-treaters in the "Booville" collection by Doodlebug Design!  I shared this project a few weeks ago HERE on their blog, but wanted to share it here too!

Here's how the banner looks hanging in my kitchen:

"Booville" Halloween Trick-or-Treat banner by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

And here's a closer look at all of the pieces (I'll link to all of the products below, so scroll all the way down to buy the supplies to make your own!!):

"Booville" Halloween Trick-or-Treat banner by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

Each flag consists of a circle-shaped base (I actually used a die-cut meant for making a mini album):

"Booville" Halloween Trick-or-Treat banner by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

I used an embossing folder from Echo Park (linked below) for the subtle star pattern on the black cardstock!

"Booville" Halloween Trick-or-Treat banner by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

Each base has a strip of black cardstock in the center.  Before I added the black piece, I used a star embossing folder to add texture!

"Booville" Halloween Trick-or-Treat banner by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

"Booville" Halloween Trick-or-Treat banner by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

Next, I added two different styles of doodle tape to the top and bottom of each black piece.

"Booville" Halloween Trick-or-Treat banner by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

"Booville" Halloween Trick-or-Treat banner by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

Each trick-or-treater was placed on the black piece with foam adhesive - I just love adding extra dimension to my banners!

"Booville" Halloween Trick-or-Treat banner by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

"Booville" Halloween Trick-or-Treat banner by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

I used doodle-pops, sprinkles, and additional die-cuts to embellish each trick-or-treater and his background.
"Booville" Halloween Trick-or-Treat banner by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

"Booville" Halloween Trick-or-Treat banner by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

After all of the trick-or-treat flags were complete, I punched two holes in the top of each flag.
"Booville" Halloween Trick-or-Treat banner by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

"Booville" Halloween Trick-or-Treat banner by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

Chunky twine is perfect for stringing any banner!
"Booville" Halloween Trick-or-Treat banner by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

"Booville" Halloween Trick-or-Treat banner by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

It's worth another look to notice the CUTE shaped sprinkles and doodle pops in this collection!!
"Booville" Halloween Trick-or-Treat banner by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

"Booville" Halloween Trick-or-Treat banner by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

And in the middle of the trick-or-treat parade is the perfect place to add some words!

"Booville" Halloween Trick-or-Treat banner by @WendySue for Doodlebug Design

And with that, I'm off to make something else with the Booville collection to add to my fun and colorful Halloween decor!

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

simple life layered cards | pebbles inc.

Hi friends, I have a fun layered card project featuring the "Simple Life" collection from Pebbles, Inc.  Layering is just a simple way to explain how to "build" a card.  Here's a look at my finished layered card.

step-by-step instructions by @wendysuea for creating pretty layered cards with the "Simple Life" collection by @PebblesInc.

When you look at the card as a whole, it might seem like there is a lot going on...but it's simple to achieve this look.  It's especially easy if you choose products from one line, with all coordinating items.

Here's what I used for these layered cards:
  step-by-step instructions by @wendysuea for creating pretty layered cards with the "Simple Life" collection by @PebblesInc. 

Click over to the Pebbles Blog to see the entire process, step-by-step!

It was so easy, I made a second, VERY similar card!step-by-step instructions by @wendysuea for creating pretty layered cards with the "Simple Life" collection by @PebblesInc. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you're inspired to create a card with loads of layers soon!

Supplies I used for these cards - BONUS - almost ALL of these items are on sale now!!

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Monday, July 31, 2017

sweet baby cards | pebbles inc.

Hi Friends!  Today I'm sharing a fun little baby card I created recently, a lullaby spinner card!  Actually, I made TWO cards - one for a boy and one for a girl...because my silly friend didn't know if she was having a girl or boy, and I wanted to be prepared either way!  She ended up having the sweetest little boy - so now I'm prepared for someone to have a cute little princess!!  Anyway, the fun thing is, you can make pretty much the same card, just swap out a few papers (pink or blue OR make it gender-neutral with yellow, teal, etc.), and you can be prepared either way!

"Sweet Baby" Spinner card tutorial by @wendysue with the "Lullaby" collection by @PebblesInc.

I wanted to create something a little bit different, and after seeing a spinner card one day while perusing the internet, I knew that's what I wanted to do!  It was easy!  Let me show you how I did it.
I started by cutting a standard size card base (4 1/2" x 5 1/4") from white cardstock and a piece to go on the front (4 1/4" x 5"):

"Sweet Baby" Spinner card tutorial by @wendysue with the "Lullaby" collection by @PebblesInc.

Here's a sneaky little trick for adding stitching to the front of a card.  Just stitch on the patterned paper - NOT the actual card base!  I added a simple straight stitch with white thread.  Of course, this step is optional.  After the patterned paper is glued onto the front of the card, nobody will be able to tell they aren't actually sewn together.  The only giveaway will be the nice smooth back without any stitches or knots!

"Sweet Baby" Spinner card tutorial by @wendysue with the "Lullaby" collection by @PebblesInc.
Click over to the Pebbles, Inc. blog to see the rest of this fun tutorial!

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