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!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Christmas Chocolate bar sliders

Good Morning!  I am getting so excited for Christmas!  

This little project is actually an oldie but a goodie. I created it last year for Doodlebug, but never got around to sharing it here at SCS.  Given that it is a perfect last minute craft, I thought it would be a good one to feature.  If you’ve spent any time here at SCS, you will know that I love Chocolate bar sliders.  They are an easy craft that takes card giving to the next level.  And these ones, featuring   Milk and Cookies and Cream and Sugar is a great way to show that you don’t have to own a whole collection of papers to make something great – mix and match and have fun! 

 

So, if you’ve got some time (or the need to pull off some last minute treat), these will certainly do the trick!  And if you need a tutorial, simply modify this owl one that I created a number of years ago and you will be all set! Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

 

Pumpkin Party Time! DRAFT

Okay here’s the thing.  I know that Halloween is not everyone’s cup of tea, but I have one word for you – candy!  Now, you may not like all the creepy, goriness of Halloween, but when you take a Doodlebug approach and wrap up some of the most delicious treats you can think of in the most delicious papers and paper products you can think of, crafting for Halloween is going to be one of your favourite times of the year!

Because seriously, does it get any cuter than this new Pumpkin Party collection from Doodlebug?

These are one of my favourite projects to craft – candy bar (or “chocolate bars” as we call them in Canada) sliders.  Wrap some amazing paper around your favourite candy or chocolate, add a ribbon to hold it in place, and voila – the most adorable treat you could give away!

The treat slips right out and could even be slipped back in to the packaging you create…although I find that once it is pulled out, it is usually quickly untied and devoured!

I have more details about these sliders over on the Doodlebug blog including links to all the products so you can take a closer look.  In the meantime, I give you full permission to break into the Halloween candy a few days early!  You secret is safe with me!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Petite Prints

Well, it was back to school earlier this month and that  usually spells the end of summer.  But I’m not ready this year.  Give me a couple more weeks of leisurely schedules and beach afternoons and I would be a happy gal. While I might not be able to change what the calendar says, I can change what my crafting space looks like.  So, I’m going to take a few more weeks to fill it with bright, colorful projects that bring the summer sunshine inside!

Like these little treat containers that I made with the amazing new Dot-Stripe Petite Prints and Floral-Graph Petite Prints.  If you have never worked with Doodlebug’s Petite Prints, you have been missing out.  These perfectly coloured patterned papers coordinate with everything Doodlebug, but definitely stand on their own as well.

If you are looking for more details on this project, I have them all posted over on the Doodlebug blog.  Don’t hesitate to stop by and say hi!

Thanks for stopping by!

Still Down on the Farm

Okay, I know that Easter is past, and one might say that the time has come and gone for a treat container containing chocolate eggs.  But I say, when Down on the Farm is the collection on the crafty table, it is the perfect excuse to bring on all fun things farm themed – including delicious chocolate eggs (like I need an excuse)!

And let’s be honest, it doesn’t get much more “down home” than little milk carton treat containers, so that is exactly where I went with this little project for the absolutely adorable and heart-warming Down on the Farm collection!

I decided to use some amazing primary coloured textured cardstock for the base of each container, and then used some of the great smaller prints in the 12×12 patterned paper collection for the accents on each side.

And then as the focal point for each container, I used an fantastic Doodle-pop to, well…POP!

I love the dimension that these Doodle-pops have and they are the perfect size for the little 2×2″ space I had on the front.

To add a little sentiment to each, I grabbed the funny Chit Chat die cuts and found one to match each of the Doodle-pops that I was planning to use.  Oh, and did I mention that I had choice galore – there are so many great sentiments in the Chit Chat collections that I could make enough of these treat containers to last all year!

Each container was then topped off with some of my favourite stand-bys – mini doilies, Sprinkles and a mini paperclip, all of which happen to be the perfect size for these little containers.  Oh, and if chocolate eggs are not your thing (besides the fact that we might not be able to be friends any more) you can fill these little containers with just about anything from candies to mini cookies to individual cupcakes.  It’s a farm-friendly project sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face!

Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs,
Karen 

DD Dragon tails

Okay wait a minute?!  How did I miss posting this project?  I created this layout last spring for Doodlebug and it has become one of my absolute favourite projects!  So the time has come to share it here as well…because it doesn’t get cuter than vikings, right?!

A couple of years ago, we took a trip to Disney World and while we had a great time at all the parts, we had some particularly fun memories at Epcot.  One of those memories was when my dear hubby donned a viking helmet because my youngest absolutely refused to put that thing on here head!  When this cute collection – called Dragon Tails –  came out, I knew it would be perfect for this photo.

Originally, I was going to do the journaling along the edges of the waves, but there were some images on the background paper that didn’t get completely covered by the waves, so I decided to create some hidden journaling, using the waves to create a pocket for the tag.

Oh, and I ended up having so much fun with this collection that I created some candy bar sliders as well.  All the details for both projects are still up over at the Doodlebug blog! 

Anyway, it might be a bit late, but I hope it brought a smile to your face today!

Thanks for stopping by! 

So Punny takeout containers

Hi everyone!  It’s Karen and today, I have a treat for you! I love this time in the crafting industry because new collections and product abound!  In fact, with In fact, with Creativtion going on right now in Phoneix, they are popping up like amazing flowers in the middle of the winter doldrums, and it is so fun to see what is new and exciting!

I am sure it comes as no surprise that Doodlebug’s new So Punny collection is at the top of my list.  I squealed…yes, squealed…the first time I saw it!  I mean come on!  It doesn’t get cuter or more versatile than this fun collection!  From bacon to gnomes to sewing machines to sushi, this collection has it all!  And I couldn’t help but start my crafty fun with a sushi-themed project!

I have a bunch of ideas of how to use these containers and more details about the products over on the Doodlebug blog, so i invite you to come on over and take a look.  There is a tonne of inspiration right now for this collection, and you will be blown away by how versatile this collection really is.

 

In the meantime, thanks for stopping by!