Monday, October 6, 2014

Chevron Cardstock Altered Notebook

Recently, we celebrated both our little girls birthday. What I wanted to make was a little notebook where our guests could pen down their message for my little girls to ponder upon when they're older. 

As with every little girl's birthday, all things glittery is a must :) So what I did was, to alter a little book that you can get from any dollar store and bling up the front cover with the very lovely chevron cardstock. 

 Here's what my project looks like:

Some close-ups

1) Cut out a piece of chevron cardstock to cover the entire front page of the book leaving about 0.5 inches all around

2) Next, cut out a smaller piece of a different colour and use an edge punch to create a pretty border (you can also use one of the cutesy border stickers by Doodlebug ;))

3) Layer some stickers and make your own banner using the same chevron cardstock and add some bling and twine

Materials Used:
Item:4087 12x12 lily white chevron sugar coated cardstock
Item:4088 12x12 gray chevron sugar coated cardstock
Item:4078 12x12 bubblegum chevron sugar coated cardstock
Item:4185 sugar shoppe this & that sticker
Item:3208 doodle twine - bumblebee

Lunch Bag Keepsake Book

How many of you happy campers love to collect little keepsake from your vacations? whether it is twigs, leaves, little notes etc, we all like to keep hold of a little something from our trips. One thrifty way to store these are by tranforming the boring lunch bags into mini memoribilia books!

The pockets make it wonderful to store things and just by adding a little bit of patterned papers and tags on the page, the boring kraft colour is immediately transformed into something cute! Here's my project using the Happy Camper line

Some close ups


Materials Used:
Lunch bags
Item:4475 happy camper icon sticker
Item:4477 happy camper this & that sticker
Item:4488 babbling brook double-sided cardstock
Item:4485 park pennants double-sided cardstock 
Item:4484 campground double-sided cardstockItem:4483 chowtime double-sided cardstock Item:4436 fall mini clothespinsItem:4445 swimming pool mini clothespins

Grateful For You Canvas

Fall is just around the corner and with that, comes Thanksgiving! This year has been one with more downs than ups..from my father's health to many more unforeseen circumstances. But, all these have left me with so much to be thankful for. My father is on the road to recovery and the other matters have pretty much settled...all with God's grace, leaving me with lots of things to be thankful and grateful for.

So, in celebration of Thanksgiving, here's a little something I made as a deco piece for my home. A little altered canvas inspired by the very talented Jodi Wilton's Autumn Princess layout.

Without further ado, here's my canvas :)

Some closeups 

Materials Used:
Item:3964 happy harvest 6x6 paper pad

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Haunted House Deco

Hello there Doodlebug fans!! I've something to share with you today in conjunction with the upcoming Halloween celebration. It's nothing but a deco piece that is super easy and fun to make!

Now, no matter how 'scary' a celebration Halloween is supposed to be, Doodlebug's super cute line for this Halloween is much too adorable. It's a pity we don't celebrate Halloween here in Malaysia but I still had a ball creating so many projects with my stash!

For this project, I used a Silhouette cut file and embellished with tonnes of Doodlebug cuties

Here's my project:

Some Close ups

Materials Used:

Item:4319 spooky sprinkles double-sided cardstock
Item:4322 itsy bitsy spiders double-sided cardstock
Item:4359 halloween diecuts craft kit
Item:4367 ghouls & goodies icon sticker

Monday, August 25, 2014

Baby Buggy Card & Altered Box

Hi there! I'm here to share some projects for my debut post with Polish chipboard co, I Kropka. I made two projects, a card using the lovely baby buggy chippie and butterfly whilst my second project is an altered box. The chipboard for both the projects were painted using Distress Paints and further embellished with various die cuts and flowers.

First up is my baby buggy card. These are the chipboards that I have used:
Kids - Trolley Retro Children & Butterflies Medium

My next project is an altered box, I have used this chipboard for the project: Animals Round Decor - Bird on a branch

Hope you've found the projects to be inspiring is some way :) Do visit the store for more awesome designs

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sweet Love Layout

Hi there!! This month each of us Design Team members were told to pick out a favourite Doodlebug colour and create a project using it. I chose cupcake! and I think that colour was very well suited for this pic of my muffin drooling over a dessert table laden with tonnes of sweets at a recent Birthday party. 

I have aptly titled my layout Sweet Love for two reasons, her love for all things sweet and cause she's my sweet love lol! :)

Here's my layout, using the delicious colour cupcake!


Some closeups

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Treat Bag Interactive Slider Card

Hi there! Sharm here to show you what you can use those awesome treat bags by Doodlebug Designs for. The treat bags need not be used for the conventional treats..but can also incorporated into your paper projects in many ways. 

Some of the projects that I use the treat bags for are as follows: 
1) Storybook / Project Life Cards
2) Cards
3) Banners
4) Layouts 
5) Treat holders!

For my project today, I'd like to share with you a little interactive card I made.

Some close-ups

1) Slit a little strip about the size of the straw that comes in the pixies pack on the side of the treat bag. be careful to create the slit on only the top of the treat bag and that it doesnt cut right through the back.
(this will act as the slider).
* I would recommend that you completely open up the treat bag to do this

2) Put a flag right through the straw and cut off the protruding bits of the straw. You want it to look seamless. Further embellish with flowers etc

3) Cut a piece of cardstock to fit into the treat bag. Embellish the card and slot it into the treat bag. Make sure that part of the cardstock is visible through the slit you just created in step 1 and that it is tight enough

4) Once you have slot the card in, apply a thin line of glue on the slit (onto the cardstock) and adhere the little slider onto it. Once dried, move it back and forth to make sure it's able to move. When you move the slider flag, it should cause the little card inside the treat bag to move up

5) Gently push the card back in. Push the 'Hi' flag upwards to see the card inside the treat bag to pop-up again.

Materials Used:

Hope you'll have fun making this!