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!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Altered Notebook for P13

Hi there lovely crafters! :) Have noticed the recent trend (well maybe not so recent LOL)? I have spotted many mixed media projects around and they always looks so very beautiful! When I bought this little notebook, I had just that in mind. To alter it, mixed media style. This is the outcome...

The book in full

some closeups. The cream coloured flowers were made from P13 flowers

The little banner at the top right was made using cut outs of P13 papers

Materials Used:


Thank you for looking! 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Ways to use Chevron Cardstock for your Storybook Page

Have you seen the glitter-ful chevron cardstock? ever thought of how you can incorporate those pretty, bling filled cardstocks into your project life or storybook pages? Well, I love those cardstocks to bits cause they not only come in a myriad of lovely shades but also cause they are so versatile (psstt...I'll let you in on a little secret too..I hoard them..I swear I use every single inch of these pretty things..right to the little-est bit lol)

I love using these cardstocks to create my own embellishments..and with storybook / projject life pages, these are really awesome to use..So without further's my storybook page..

Some of the uses of the glitter cardstock for my page are as follows:
1) To create my own embellishments from die cuts (the onesie, giraffe, flowers)
2) Background of the cards
* For those of you who don't own a die cut machine, you can use shape punches (but make sure your punches can support the thickness of the cardstock)

Here are some closeups

 Page in full

The chevron cardstock was used in these two cards for the giraffe, label and background as well as for the flowers

The onesie, flowers & bow were die cut

and lastly, for this card, the chevron cardstock was used for the flowers and leaves

Materials Used:

Hope you've found some new ways to use the cardstock from my little sharing here!

Monday, June 30, 2014

This Moment Tag - P13 DT

Hi there! Hope you're all having a lovely June so far..It's hard to believe we're halfway into the year so fast..this year has been filled with lots of emotions..roller coaster ones that have been far beyond i ever expected..nevertheles, it has been good so far..and I have God to thank for, for blessing us despite the hurdles that have come our way..

With that in mind, I always feel that we should live in this moment..embrace life..enjoy every second of it and most importantly live like there were no tomorrow :) Sharing with you, my 'This Moment' tag..

The roses and leaves are all die cut using the very pretty papers shared below and so is the frame. I then topped it off with some twine and blings

Materials Used:

                        for the frame                                   for the leaves

                         for the tag background                    for the rolled roses

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Tinkerbell Inspired Banner

Hello there!! This month the Design Team is sharing projects inspired by vellum. I'm sure you've been amazed by the inspiring projects so far. Today I'd like to share mine :) It's a banner that I made for my little girl's Birthday party which was to a tinkerbell theme. I knew the vellum paper by Doodlebug would be just perfect! :) 

The vellum was used for the leaves and layers of the banner pieces and what I did was to place the banner at the dessert  table. Here's my banner

Part of the banner in full

Close-ups of the banner pieces. I layered it on top of a plain coloured cardstock and also tucked some vellum leaves behind the flower

Materials Used:

Silhouette Cut file

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Altered Tealight Holder

I'd like to share this project I recently made for a wedding reception main table centrepiece. For those of you who don't already know, I'm a sucker for all things vintage and feminine..I chanced upon this lovely tealight holder and thought it would make a perfect centrepiece.

To go along with the candle holder, I altered two more little tea lights and a tall 6" candle.

They were rather simple to make. All you need is strong adhesive, twine/hemp cord & flowers and bling!

Here are some pics for you to take a look at:

Materials Used:

Hardware: Tealight holder, Candles
Hemp Cord: Craft supply
Flowers, Bling & Charm: Craft Supply
Dies: Sizzix & MFT

Friday, June 13, 2014

Storybook Page

Hello there! Sharm here to share a storybook page using the Hip Hip Hooray Collection. For those of you who are going 'gah, storybook page?' well, simply put, it is very similar to the very fast growing mode of scrapbooking called project life. I shall be very honest with you.. this is my very first attempt at this current-in-trend scrapbooking method.

I have always wanted to have a go at it, but was worried that I may not be able to catch up and maybe even run out of photos to scrap. But the beauty of this is, you need not follow what everyone else is doing. You just need to go at your own pace :)

Since I had the privilege of making one for my DT assignment this month, I must say, I LOVE This!! and the fact that Doodlebug Designs caters for this trend is simply amazing! Imagine the cutesy spreads you can come up with ;)

Without further delay, here's my spread ;)

I chose to document my wish list for my two girls and instead of using the usual pink for girls, I wanted to try something different and feel this theme turned out more than just right. Here are some closeups:


What I did was to further embellish the simply put cards of the said collection and on the last photo, I cut out a 12x2 strip of patterned paper and embellished it with washi tape! :)

Materials Used:
Item:4118  micro monsters washi tape Item:4119 ziggity zag washi tape
Item:4186 hip hip hooray this & that sticker Item:4193 hip hip hooray fancy frill CS stickerItem:4217 hip hip hooray mini tags cs stickers 
Item:4218 monsters icon mini cs stickersItem:4208 hip hip hooray simply put album inserts