Happy Easter!

Every Easter, I find myself on a crafty mission to create treat containers.  And even if we are stuck inside and cannot meet with friends and family, I say that it is still a GREAT TIME to enjoy treats!

So if you are feeling crafty today, here’s little container that you can make to add a little festivities to…well, your festivities!  I thought I would share the sketch I created for these easy milk carton-inspired boxes using a piece of textured cardstock cut to 11.5″ x 5.75″(you can get 2 out of every 12 x12 sheet).

One you do all your cutting and scoring, it will look like this:

Note: when I created these initially, the top part of my carton was wider than I decided to keep it so the top flap in this picture are wider than your will be.  Follow the sketch as your guide for the measurement.  

I love the size of these because they are big enough to hold my favourite chocolate egg treats as well as some of the mini ones too!

I embellished them with the Easter Parade paper from Doodlebug matted on white paper and then topped them off with some Doodlebug Sprinkles.

The tops were trimmed with a flower I created with Petite Prints , a mini doily and mini clothes pin.  I then grabbed my Hoppy Easter stamp set for a sentiment and my new set Occasions – Holidays for the sweet little bunny and these were all done!

And while these would make a great addition to an Easter hunt, I think they would also be great as favours on your Easter table.  Or perhaps send a few off to those you love because it certainly true that we could all use a little chocolate and Doodlebug sunshine right now, don’t you agree?

Look, if you are anything like me, you don’t need an excuse to indulge every once and awhile!  But a little work of advice – buy the big bag of chocolately treats to fill up these beauties when you make them because you deserve a treat too!

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Distractions are good!

It is a crazy time right now! There is no other way to look at it. But for me, escaping into something that hasn’t profoundly changed in the last 4 weeks is a welcome distraction – one that I thought I would share with you too.  What is this distraction?  Well, crafting of course!  And what better way to escape for a bit than checking out the new Spring edition of Scrapbook and Cards Today!

Scrapbook and Cards Today Spring Edition

SCT always offers their readers access for free online and so you can check out the edition here!  There are so many great ideas and just pretty pictures that are sure to brighten your day!

And as you are reading through it, make sure you look carefully because there might just be a project from ScrappyCanuck Studios in there somewhere! 😉

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Happy International Scrapbooking Day!

Happy International Scrapbooking Day! It’s one of my favourite days of the year and I am so excited to be celebrating with Doodlebug and all of you!

Speaking of special days, I wanted to share a little project I am working on today to celebrate another great day coming up next week – International Teacher Appreciation day!  I know, I know – there is nothing like crafting at the last minute but I would like to think it is part of my crafty DNA!

And if you are like me and you need a quick project here or there, Doodlebug’s new Doodle Stamps will save the day!  I used two different sets for these cards – using themes that I knew my daughters had explored in school this year.

Now, if you are looking for more International Scrapbook Day fun, including some fun Doodlebug giveaways, make sure you pop on over to the blog and touch base with Doodlebug’s social media accounts!  You do not want to miss it!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fun (Inter)NSD!

Doodlebug product:
So Much Pun 12X12 paper pack
dino-mite doodle stamps
dino-mite metal dies
far out doodle stamps
far out metal dies
sprinkles
mini paperclips
Other:
White cardstock
Copic markers

Spring has Sprung!

It’s time.  No really. It’s time!  It has been a long and coooooold winter up here in Canada (I know, I know, it should be a long and cold winter up here), so let’s just say I am ready for spring!
So, when Doodlebug’s Simply Spring collection arrived on my doorstep, this collection went straight onto the crafty table.  It might still be white and bleak outside, but my crafty space is filled with the spring colours and cute spring icons that make me smile.  Goodbye winter – hello spring!
I decided to whip up a few treat containers for some of my colleagues – a little surprise for the first day of spring!   With the new doodle stamps and doodle cuts, these were a spring breeze!
Each treat container is constructed out of textured cardstock and topped with patterned paper from the 6X6 paper pad.  Because these treat containers are quite small, the scaled down patterns in the 6X6 are a perfect fit!
And the great thing about working with the new stamps is you can even play around with layering!  This little bird is a separate stamp from the turtle, but I felt they were just meant to be together!
If you have never made a mini milk carton before, you will be amazed at how easy they are.  There are definitely die cuts out there to purchase, but a rectangle sheet of paper and some scissors will do the trick as well!   Here’s a little template to get you started!
Hopefully these little creations bring a little spring smile to your face and inspire you to get crafty with this new collection! If you are looking for more information on the products used, come on by the Doodlebug blog for a full listing!

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