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!

So “Fortune-ate” to have you! A Video Tutorial

Paper fortune cookies

So today is a big day for me!  Last month, I entered the design team challenge over at Crop Chocolate, and today is the day that my design is featured!  More importantly, it is the first time that I have put together a video tutorial for you all on a project that I created!  I can’t wait to see what you all think!

So, the theme for the project was “All About {You}”, and since I hate doing anything about myself, I decided to use my hubby as my {you}!  Now having said that, I did incorporated a bunch of things that I love, including Chinese food, fortune cookies with TWO fortunes and blue scrapbook paper, but the real focus of the project was to show my guy All the things I appreciate about you!”.

So "fortune-ate" to have you!So the result is this little takeout container and 6 fortune cookies each containing a message or two explaining all the things I appreciate about him.  In reality, I could have written many more things for him, but I don’t want his head to get too big! 🙂  So, you will need at least 3 pieces of double sided 12X12 paper (I used Fancy Pants “Like Father Like Son” collection), some brads or eyelets, ribbon and embellishments.  I also put together a Takeout Container template in PDF format that you can use on 12X12 paper.  Other than that, you just need a little bit of glue to go with all the paper! 😉    Oh, and the video on how to put it all together:

So what do you think of the project and video?  Should I post more of these little diddies here for you?  Oh, and let me know if you make a version of this project – I would love to feature links to your work here!  Leave me a comment below…it’s been quiet here lately (I’m feeling lonely), so I would love to hear from you!