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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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!

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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!

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