Wednesday, April 25, 2018

mini notebooks | doodlebug design

Hi there!  Today I want to share how I used some of my favorite super cute Doodlebug products to whip up a few fun notebooks!


I made these fun little notebooks with the "At The Zoo" collection! I did a little bit of mixing and matching with patterned papers, doodle-pops, paper doilies, and doodle twine!



This koala is probably my favorite of all the little zoo pals!



Although this guy is a close second! ;)


I used a variety of "Teensy Type" letters on the covers too:



Just a quick little run-down of the process, in case any of YOU need a sweet little personalized notebook to throw in your purse or backpack or car - or all of the above! ;)

Cut the cover from patterned paper - 4 1/2" x 12" - then score 2 1/2" from the right edge and 3 3/4" from the left edge - this will allow the two pieces to slightly overlap on the front.


Cut five pieces of regular printer paper to 4" x 10" and fold in half.  Use a sewing machine to stitch along the center and attach the papers to the cover:


Now you can add clips, washi, stickers, or anything else to embellish the inside!


Use coordinating twine to create a tie-closure for each notebook!


Let me know if you have any  questions!

Supplies:

collectible pins and string envelopes | doodlebug design

Hi friends!! Have you seen all of the fabulous collector pins by Doodlebug Design?  I decided to use my pins to make a gift or card a little bit extra special - these pins were used as part of the "string closure" systems on envelopes and gift boxes!  Simply replace one of the brads with a cute pin.  But be sure to tell the recipient that the pin is part of the gift - and totally removable!!


The two smaller items are gift boxes and the taller piece in the middle is an envelope!  The container is slightly different, but the collectible pin closure system is the same!  Here's a closer look at each piece:

The grasshopper pin made the perfect addition to this sweet little polkadot envelope:


And who could resist this coffee cup pin?  not me!!!



And finally, this little chick is just perfect for a little gift box!




Supplies I used:

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

quick spring gift project | pebbles inc.

Hi friends,  I wanted to pop in today, and share a quick spring gift project!  I used the beautiful products from the "Tealightful" collection by Pebbles, Inc., to create these milk carton gift boxes.  They would be perfect for holding sweet treats, tea bags, or even gift cards!  And, in keeping with the assignment, they truly are quick and easy!
  Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 I used a cut file from the Silhouette store for the cartons.  Just search for "milk carton" on their site and you'll find lots of fun options!  After the carton has been cut, fold along all of the score lines.
  Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 I really like this red tape to assemble 3-d projects.  It's super strong and keeps boxes and bags together!
  Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 After the box is assembled, it's time to add embellishments. Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc. 

 I layered a couple of printed die cuts together.  Then I clipped them to the top of the milk carton and tied a twine bow around the clothespin.
  Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc.

For the phrase/sentiment, I used a sticker from this collection.  I used my small scissors to notch the end and then added it to the top of the layered die cuts with foam adhesive.
  Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc.
I wanted to add a bit of interest to the front of the milk carton as well.
  Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc.
I layered a few of the coordinating die cuts together and attached them to the front of the milk carton with foam adhesive squares.
  Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc.
Tada, the finished product! 
  Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 And because they are so quick and easy, you can easily whip up a few extras!  Here's a strawberry printed box:
  Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc.
And a cute pink gingham box too!
  Quick Spring Gift Project by @Wendysue with the "Tealightful" collection by @PebblesInc.
I hope you like this Quick Spring Gift Project!  Give it a try and then share your finished product with us!! 

 Supplies I used (and BONUS, many of these items are now on sale or clearance): 


Pebbles - TeaLightful Collection - Cardstock Stickers - Words
Scrapbook.com

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