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 

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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!

Party Challenge – New Year’s Eve!

 

Well??!!!  Did you survive?  Have you recouped from the holiday celebrations enough to think about New Year’s Eve?  Don’y worry – you have a couple of more days! And I’ve got you covered in case you have the energy for a few more projects this week!

Recently, the design team at Doodlebug was challenged to pull together a party collection and I thought I would have some fun with a collection called  Hats Off – a great graduation themed collection that was released earlier this year.  Although the collection is really graduation themed, the black and white theme seemed like a perfect fit. Once I started flipping through all the patterns I realized just how perfect it could be!

…starting with my favourite – some little place setting treat boxes that double as a party game for the evening.  

So, if you are interested in more details, make sure to come and visit me over at the Doodlebug blog!  These projects are really easy to complete, so even if you want just a bit of added “homemade” for your festivities, I’m sure you will find something!

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!