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Doodlebug Design Cupcake Time

Doodlebug Design Cupcake Time

Doodlebug Design Cupcake Time

It's Doodlebug Design Cupcake Time and the last day (day six) of the Doodlebug Design Inspiration. Today it is all about the cupcakes!  A tasty treat that i think most of us enjoy. Today i used some mixed buttons. I love using buttons as embellishments on my cards as they really stand out and form a great feel and touch experience. You can bling them up with twine or ribbon or simply leave plain and scatter like sprinkles. Here are the last 2 designs i used for todays inspiration.

Doodlebug Design Cupcake Love

 

The card design 3 is another design that is great to use up all the scraps you have left over from making cards. Simply use  some nesting circle dies and your cutting machine to cut circles from your scraps. If you don't have a die cutting machine you can trace and cut some circles out, or even squares would work instead. 

 

I hope you have enjoyed my blog this week and it has given you a few ideas on using the Doodlebug Design Collections Hey Cupcake and Party Time. I love making cards and sharing them! 

Lastly here are all the card i made this week! making a couple of cards a day is a great way to build up your Card Stash!

Doodlebug Design Hey Cupcake Cards
Doodlebug Design Party Time Cards

As always if you enjoy my card inspiration and are inspired to make a card or two using my designs feel free to download the Card Design sets (there is three of them) for FREE! Share on Facebook or instagram and tag me so i can see your creations! Also give this post a little love by leaving a comment so i know you’ve been!

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Doodlebug Design Horizontal Cards

Horizontal card Design inspiration

Doodlebug Design Horizontal Cards

Inspiration on Day 5 is Doodlebug Design Horizontal Cards. The horizontal layout i don’t seem to make very often as i always feel cards need to stand vertically (no idea why). Using the Doodlebug Design Hey Cupcake and Party Time Collections, i had fun using the 6×6 paper pad, odds and ends and chit chat die cuts. Here are the card designs i used for today’s inspiration.

Horizontal card Design inspiration

 

I used one that was already horizontal (design 2) and one I flipped to become horizontal (design 3). You can see how easy it is just to get some inspiration and you don’t need to stick to the actual card layout .

The one i flipped, I used the Doodlebug Design Hey Cupcake Collection. This design is great for all those left over strips you get when you make cards. There is no need to waste a single bit. The strips are 1 1/2 inches wide to fit a rectangle of 9.7cm x 14 cm and also allow space for a border colour from Kaisercraft card stock (10cm x 14.5cm). Sticking them on a diagonal, forms the pattern you can see.

Doodlebug Design Horizontal Hey Cupcake

 

The second card which i kept to the horizontal layout, you can see i didn’t follow exactly. I couldn’t resist the cute elephant.I had use him!

 

Did you enjoy my card inspiration today? Are you inspired to make a card or two using my designs? Download the Card Design sets (there is three of them) for FREE! Share on Facebook or instagram and tag me so i can see your creations! Also give this post a little love by leaving a comment so i know you’ve been!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Doodlebug Design Square Cards

Doodlebug Design Square Cards

Doodlebug Design Square Card

Day 4 brings Doodlebug Design Square Cards. I don't make cards square often as they don't fit in the dimensions of normal Australian Post letters. Which means it costs more to post. Square cards do offer a bigger surface area to fit embellishments and paper onto, but sometimes less is more. Taking inspiration from 2 card designs that were normal size I changed them to fit them into a square. Here are todays designs.

Doodlebug Design Square Cards

The cards are 14x14cm in size (5 1/2 inches for any one who works with inches). The cards  are simple and bright with the 6x6 paper pads and die cut odds & Ends and Chit Chat packs on show. I found some cute acetate shapes in the Odd & Ends which i added to one of the cards. I like the acetate shapes as they add something different as well as a shine to cards. To adhere them, use some clear glue like Helmer 450 or stick the foam tape behind the coloured section to hide it.

Here are the square cards i made. I accidentally made 2 from the Doodlebug Design Hey Cupcake Collection so you have three cards today using inspiration from my card designs.

Did you enjoy my card inspiration today? Are you inspired to make a card or two using my designs? Download the Card Design sets (there is three of them) for FREE! Share on Facebook or instagram and tag me so i can see your creations! Also give this post a little love by leaving a comment so i know you’ve been!

 

 

 

 

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Doodlebug Design Gift Tags

Doodlebug Design Gift Tags

Doodlebug Design Gift Tags

Day Three of inspiration and showing off some Doodlebug Design Gift Tags. Cards don't always have to be the standard A6 size, they can come in different shapes and sizes. Today I thought i would share with you how you can turn my card designs into gift cards. Here are the card designs i used for the inspiration today.

Card Designs Day 3

These gift tags are approximately 3x4" in size. I simply cut a A6 card base in half and then folded each piece to create 4 gift tags. The thing I love about gift tags is that they are small enough to use up the scraps of your 6x6 paper pad once you have finished making a heap of cards. Even better those last odds & Ends and Chit Chat Card stock die cuts can be used up as well. You only need to add one or two and can cut them to size to fit the gift tag.

You will notice when i share the gift tags that i have slightly changed the design - a square becomes a circle and a straight strip gets turned into a banner. Thats the beauty of the card designs, they are there to help you start your creativity!

So here are my gift tags using Doodlebug Design Hey Cupcake and Party Time Collections.

Did you enjoy my card inspiration today? Are you inspired to make a card or two using my designs? Download the Card Design sets (there is three of them) for FREE! Share on Facebook or instagram and tag me so i can see your creations! Also give this post a little love by leaving a comment so i know you’ve been!

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Doodlebug Design Shaker Cards

Doodlebug Design Shaker Cards

Doodlebug Design Shaker Cards

Shaker Cards are so much fun, and especially Doodlebug Design shaker cards. Day 2  of my Card designs inspiration using Doodlebug Design Hey Cupcake and Party Time collection. I decided to show you how versatile the card designs really are. You can keep them simple or bling them up. I used 2 of the designs and changed some elements into Shakers. Everyone loves to shake something and watch the sequins and glitter move around.

Doodlebug Design Shaker Cards

 

Card Design Two

Let’s begin with Card design two. For this Card I used the Doodlebug Design Hey Cupcake collection. Using the 6×6 Paper pad and elements from the Odd’s & Ends and Chit Chat packs to create the card. I used the centre element section and turned it into a shaker.

To make the shaker I cut a square piece of Kaisercraft card stock and a piece of pattern 6×6 paper pad. Using double sided tape I attached these together. I then used my Sizzix Big Shot and a nesting circle to die cut an appropriate sized circle. The next step I used some white foam and cut 2 more circles using the same nesting circle and cut down to hide behind the card stock. Using some acetate I cut that to size and then assembled like this:

  1. Attach the acetate behind the card stock and pattern paper and flip over
  2. Using Helmer 450 Glue i attached the 2 foam pieces to line up with the circle, and let it dry.
  3. I then piled a heap of different sprinkles and sequins in the appropriate place on the card base
  4. Attached the foam shaker top to the card base over the sequins and glued with Helmer 450. Make sure you let it dry before shaking otherwise the sequins will stick!

I then finished the card off with a Hip Hip Hooray sentiment from the chit chat pack, a cupcake and banner from Odds and ends. Adding a couple of pink Doodlebug Design Sprinkles to finish.

Doodlebug Design Hey Cupcake Shaker Card

Card Design 3

For this card i got a little more creative and used the element in the bottom left corner as my shaker. Everyone loves a cupcake and adding  Little Birdie Sprinkles made it look like the sprinkles on the cupcake!. To make the cupcake i used a similar technique as above, but used my silhouette America Cameo to cut the cupcake. I then cut one piece of foam using a Craft knife to make a hole and cut to hide behind the cupcake shape. Adding a banner and circle die cut with various pattern papers from the Doodlebug Design Party Time 6×6 Paper Pad.

Doodlebug Design Party Time shaker card

Did you enjoy my card inspiration today? Are you inspired to make a card or two using my designs? Download the Card Design sets (there is three of them) for FREE! Share on Facebook or instagram and tag me so i can see your creations! Also give this post a little love by leaving a comment so i know you’ve been!

 

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Doodlebug Design Birthday Cards Day One

Kerry's Crafty Cards and Cuts Card Designs

Doodlebug Design Birthday Cards Day One

Doodlebug Design Hey Cupcake and Party Time Birthday Cards Day One. Todays share i kept to the card designs I chose. Here are the designs i used from the two sets.

Kerry's Crafty Cards and Cuts Card Designs

 

Doodlebug Design Hey Cupcake Card

Using the Hey Cupcake Collection and a design from the 3rd set i chose to use a cute Lama I found in the Odds & Ends. Lamas seem to be the thing now for girls and this one with the cat on top was totally adorable. The Card stock cut out was in fact one cutout with the Lama and Cat but i wanted to add some dimension to the card. I cut around the lama and cat to separated the two. Then using one of my favourite simple techniques to make my cards pop i added some 3D Double Sided Foam Tape to the Lama. The Chit Chat card stock pack has lots of cute and practical sayings to match the collection, so i chose Let’s Celebrate as an appropriate title to use. Lastly adding some acute dots from the Odds & Ends and some Glitter Sprinkles.

Doodlebug Design Hey Cupcake Birthday Cards

 

Doodlebug Design Party Time Card

Cute monkeys are the feature of this card…how adorable are they! I think monkeys would be one of my favourite animals to use on handmade baby boy and toddler birthday cards. Cheeky maybe like most young boys?. The Doodlebug Design 6×6 paper pads are a perfect way to make cards. 12 different designs (2 per pad) of double sided paper makes it hard to choose what to use! The thing i love about the 6×6 paper pads is the small designs that make it easy to see what each is when cut and placed on a card. I like to try and match my paper with my odds & ends to have a card theme. This one i obviously chose the cute monkey and balloon paper and some party hats to complement. I also love the fact that some of the designs are plain colours so there is no need to go looking for plain coloured card stock to match the card. 

Doodlebug Design Party Time Birthday Card

 

I hope you enjoyed my card inspiration today. Are you inspired to make a card or two using my designs? Download the Card Design sets (there is three of them) for FREE! Share on Facebook or instagram and tag me so i can see your creations!

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Doodlebug Design Hey Cupcake and Party Time

Doodlebug Design Hey Cupcake and Party Time

Doodlebug Design Hey Cupcake and Party Time 

Doodlebug Design Hey Cupcake and Party Time Collection

Needing some card making inspiration? or Are you a beginner not knowing where to start with designs? Over the next week I have decided to share some inspiration with you using the latest Doodlebug Design Hey Cupcake and Party Time Collections. Both these cute collections are perfect for using for children’s birthday cards and scrapbooking layouts.

As always Doodlebug Design delivers on their bright and colourful and awesomely cute designs. Lamas, cakes, ice creams, Cats and cute girls form part if the Hey Cupcake collection. The Party Time collection ideally with boys in mind has dogs, elephants, monkeys, cakes and gifts as part of the collection. Both contain acetate shapes as well as card stock shapes

I love to team up the 6×6 Doodlebug Design paper pads with the odds & Ends and Chit Chat, adding sprinkles, buttons and other embellishments i can find in my ever growing card stash.

Where do I start?

Starting can be hard sometimes especially if you have a “creative block” so i have developed my own quick, simple and easy card designs to help start the creativity. These card designs are designed to be followed as is, or get more creative with them by swapping shapes and designs. It is a starting point only to create your own card making masterpiece.

You can find 3 Card Design sheets for FREE to download here.

You can find the Party time collection here. The Hey Cupcake collection is here.

So come and join the fun this week starting with Day one on Tuesday and gather some inspiration. I will be sharing a design from each of the card design sets and both collections.

Be sure to follow my facebook page and Instagram page for more inspiration. Use any of my card designs?. Tag me on Facebook and Instagram as i love seeing your creations as well!

 

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Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookies

Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookies 6x6 Paper Pad

Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookies

Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookies has just arrived in store!

Some of you may have watched my Live facebook video a while ago on the new Doodlebug Design Milk and Cookies Christmas range for 2017. If you didn't and would like to, you can find it here. The video is about an hour long if you can brave it.

In this video I said that I would post my finished cards on my blog.  I based these cards around the simple card maps I had drawn for myself.

A list of the products used will be at the end of this post and linked to my website so you can go shopping if you like what you see!

I like to keep my cards clean and simple, with not much fuss and adding a few embellishments. My favourite embellishments to use are buttons, sequins, epoxy dots and paper string.

Giving myself card maps helps me to establish boundaries and allows me to create quickly. This is great when you need to make cards to sell or have limited time on your hands.

Here are the Products I used to make the cards:

Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookies 6x6 Paper Pad

Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookies odds and ends

Doodlebug Design Peppermint Twist Washi Tape

Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookies Sprinkles

Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookies Glitter Sprinkles

Doodlebug Design Santas Sweets Washi Tape

Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookies Washi Tape

Doodlebug Design Sugarplum Sprinkles

Green Tara Paper String

The Buttons and sequins used were in my personal stash but watch out as i will be adding these items soon to my store!

It's a Freebie!

Finally, I know you all like a FREEBIE. The Card Maps I have used are all on a printable page for you to use when making cards. Please don't copy the page for others but share the link to the page to spread the love. You can find the card map page HERE.

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Shaker Card Fun with Sweet Stamp Shop and Doodlebug

Shaker Card Fun with Sweet Stamp Shop and Doodlebug

Shaker Card Fun with Sweet Stamp Shop and Doodlebug

Lest we forget on this ANZAC DAY 2015…..Hubby and my eldest attended an ANZAC day service in our local town while I stayed at home snuggled in bed with my youngest. It’s so cold here at the moment and it’s not even winter yet! I had to get into my craft room and put some brightness back into my day! I knew exactly what i wanted to use and that was the new Doodlebug Design Collection Sunkissed. I love this collection for all it’s summer time themes and the colours are so bright and cheerful! I thought I’d make some Shaker Cards to add to the fun..Shaker cards are a lot of fun to make and add something unique to the front of a card or a project life page.

For the first card, I used the Sweet Stamp shop Beach Bum Stamp Set and stamped lots of the beach balls and sand buckets and spades, and a sandcastle onto X press it Blending card and coloured in with my Copics. I then cut a template for the stripes from a scrap piece of card stock, traced and then cut again using the stripes paper from the 6×6 Sunkissed paper pad. Next I adhered some acetate to the back of the paper, placed some foam tape around the edges of the template so the sandcastle, beach balls and buckets didn’t fall out when i placed them into each open stripe. I finished the card off by sticking the small polka dot paper onto the tape to hold the bits and pieces in and matted using the blue paper. I added some Enamel dots, paper twine and a stamp to finish it off.

Sweet Stamp Shop Shaker Card
Sweet Stamp Shop Shaker Card

So much fun seeing the balls and the buckets sliding around when you shake the card!

The next card I made I used some Nesting Circles and scollop circles to cut out my circles and scolloped border. Using the same technique of acetate, foam tape and some card stock on the back, I added some colourful sequins to the middle. Finishing the card with a Sunshine from the Sunkissed icons Sticker sheet, a few enamel dots and the same stamp. I love the noise this makes when you shake it around!

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I have started working on some project Life pages as well Using the Sunkissed Collection, which i hope i can share with you soon! Below is a list of all the things i used to make my cards. Click on the time to find it in my store!

Doodlebug Designs 6×6 paper Pad – Sunkissed

Doodlebug Designs icon Stickers – Sunkissed

Doodlebug Designs Glitter Sprinkles – Sunkissed

X Press it Foam Tape

Sizzix Happy Birthday stamp

Sweet Stamp Shop Beach Bum (discontinued and one left! be quick!)

Sequins (red, orange, yellow, green)

Acetate (Link coming soon)

Copic markers (Link Coming soon)

Paper Twine (Link coming soon)

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my project! Leave a little love below and I’d love to see your shaker cards! Post them on Instagram and  tag me in your post, or share them on my Facebook page for me to see and i will share your card!

Kerry xx

 

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