Doodlebug Cut File

Hello everyone!  It’s Karen, and I am up today with a layout featuring some great cut files I created with my trusty Cricut and cute Doodlebug product.

I really love the winter, but I have to admit that I am craving a bit of the colour that comes in spring and winter.  The good news is that my paper collection…ummm… I mean, “supplies” are filled with colour!  And together with some cute cut files from the Lori Whitlock Spring Things collection from Doodlebug, colour can abound this winter!.

A couple of years ago, we took a trip to visit family in Vienna, and some of our favourite places to visit were the amazing gardens.  I took enough pictures to create a whole album just in the gardens alone.  So I thought it would be fun to feature the beautiful flower svgs in this collection for this layout.  

Paired together with Doodlebug’s amazing textured cardstock, the cut files are fun and whimsical!  I used a combination of the brights and rainbow collection for the different flowers featured on the layout… 

…all beautifully coordinated with the patterned paper from the Spring Things patterned paper collection.

All the details about this layout are featured over on the Doodlebug blog, including links to the cut files I used.  Feel free to pop over and have a look!


In the end, I have to say that I just love the dimension you can create with the cut files!  perfectly coordinated with this Doodlebug collection, you could actually change up the colours an pair them with other collections you have as well.  Change the size slightly and/or placement and you would have a totally different layout!

Thanks for stopping!



Spring Interactive layout fun!

Hi everyone!  It’s Karen from ScrappyCanuck Studios, and today we get to talk about Spring!

Spring is such a fun time filled with bright fresh colours…well, at least it is in pictures I have seen.  Up here in Calgary, spring is, well, muddy!  We tend to have a bit of a late spring, so the first few months are a chance to get down and dirty – and my two girls love to do just that.  In fact, I have pictures of them every spring playing and jumping in muddy puddles.  The new collection from Doodlebug called Spring Things was a perfect chance to get some of those pictures scrapped!


Now this collection is filled with all sorts of cute elements…


…like some amazing acetate Odds and Ends pieces and shaped Sprinkles!  In fact, these acetate pieces inspired the interactive elements on both projects I get to share today!  One of the great things about acetate is that it is very durable, so die cuts made from it are perfect for pulls or tabs on projects.  I really love making interactive layouts, but adding a piece that can be handled regularly is not always easy…until now!  Check it out:


Here is everything tucked nicely away…


…but pull up on the top flower piece and voila…


…some hidden pictures!  And if you are worried about your adhesive showing through, fear not!  Simply apply a cute Sprinkle over top of any adhesive peeking through…


… or even a sequin!  Because the best part about acetate is that you can see through it!  Shake away crafty peeps! These pieces would be used as awesome inside a shaker element as they are on top as I have them here.


Yup, acetate is my new favourite material (especially when I remember to take off the protective film that is on top before I add elements…whoops)!


So don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty with this new collection!  It is everything that is Doodlebug adorable with some hidden surprises as well!


Thanks for stopping by!



Spring things time!

Good morning everyone!  Today, we get to celebrate three things I love – Doodlebug, my new Cricut and spring!

Before Christmas, Doodlebug announced some amazing partnerships that allowed them to create cut files that coordinate with their new collections.  Now at the time, I was excited but jealous because my cutting machine was so old that using cut files just wasn’t an option.  But then along came Christmas, and with it, a new machine (perhaps my not so subtle hints paid off), and with it came a chance to try all sorts of things…


…like creating some fun wall art for my daughter’s room!  All of the shapes you see in these altered embroidery hoops were created with Doodlebug Spring Things cut files (except for the hearts which were a basic shape that I simply created and cut).


Everything from this adorable sun peeking out from behind a cloud…


…to this adorable bird on a branch…


…to the fantastical (is that a word?) frog on a lily pad…

img_1099…to a perfect “Sunshine” title cut…


…and my absolute favorite ladybug…

…these cut files will have you running your machine full tilt!  The details are amazing in each file, and they are a really easy to layer and put together!  Best of all, Doodlebug has the perfect textured cardstock and new matte Sprinkles (I love, love, love these) to make your cuts coordinate with all the great elements in the Spring Things collection.


So, get out those machines and start cutting – whether it’s for a project or style you are used to working in or something completely new, you will want to cut these cuties over and over again!  Anyone need some wall art?!

Thanks for stopping by!