Monday, January 18, 2016

slam dunk project | doodlebug design...

Hi friends! I just wanted to share another fun little gift project I created with the “Slam Dunk” collection to share on the Doodlebug Design blog recently!

Basketball season is underway, so this decorated water bottle, and a little note of encouragement will definitely come in handy soon!

The Slam Dunk collection is full of coordinating goodies - it really makes putting together themed gifts and projects really (really, really, really) easy!  Isn't the doodletape awesome?  It's one of my favorite parts of these sports collections - and I love that it lasts forever - I can make projects for the whole season (or the whole team) with it!!

I especially love these fun little shaped sprinkles - the basketball just looks like it's going to bounce right off the water bottle!

I don't think anyone can ever hear nice words enough - so a quick little pre-game note of enouragement is always a good idea!  This is just a 4x4 card mounted on a quick cardstock card base.  I added letter stickers and one little sticker - quick and easy!
Slam Dunk project by Wendy Sue Anderson for Doodlebug Design - Basketball Gift Idea!

Couldn't pass up the chance to make one more little tag for the bottle!  The doodle-pop basketball is darling!
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today - I hope you're finding lots of inspiration for all of the basketball players in your life!


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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

november gratitude calendar…

Hi friends!  I recently took a turn sharing a "Daily Doodles" idea over on the Doodlebug Design blog!  I decided to make a fun gratitude calendar for November, a place to jot down a little something I'm grateful for each day for the entire month. 
november gratitude calendar by wendy sue anderson for doodlebug design - to keep a record of all the little things you are grateful for this month!
I love that the squares are small, so I don't have to add a lot of detail - just a quick little something. I started with the bumblebee daily doodles base and added lots of stickers, embellishments, doodle tape, and accents from the "fall friends: and "give thanks" collections.
november gratitude calendar by wendy sue anderson for doodlebug design - to keep a record of all the little things you are grateful for this month!
I also pulled out all of the coordinating alphabet stickers I had in my stash and used several different styles and colors to add numbers to some (not all) of the days.
november gratitude calendar by wendy sue anderson for doodlebug design - to keep a record of all the little things you are grateful for this month!
Many of the stickers are added with foam adhesive dots.  Others are already 3-d, because they are doodle-pops!!
november gratitude calendar by wendy sue anderson for doodlebug design - to keep a record of all the little things you are grateful for this month!
november gratitude calendar by wendy sue anderson for doodlebug design - to keep a record of all the little things you are grateful for this month!
     Of course, Thanksgiving Day called for the turkey doodle-pop!  Isn't he the cutest?!?
november gratitude calendar by wendy sue anderson for doodlebug design - to keep a record of all the little things you are grateful for this month!
november gratitude calendar by wendy sue anderson for doodlebug design - to keep a record of all the little things you are grateful for this month!
I wanted to add this cute little notebook paper sticker to the top of my calendar page.  I embellished it with shaped sprinkles and stickers.
november gratitude calendar by wendy sue anderson for doodlebug design - to keep a record of all the little things you are grateful for this month!
Here's a quick little tip - when you want to have stickers hang over the edge, sprinkle the sticky part that's hanging off with a bit of baby powder!  Wipe off the excess and now there's no more sticky left!
november gratitude calendar by wendy sue anderson for doodlebug design - to keep a record of all the little things you are grateful for this month!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  I hope you've been inspired to use a daily doodle sheet to make a gratitude calendar for yourself!  Have a great day!!
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Friday, October 16, 2015

how to make your own diy trick-or-treat container…

Well, hello friends!  Just popping in today to share a fun little project tutorial I created for the Doodlebug Design blog featuring their super cute October 31st collection.  I wanted to make a little Halloween treat basket to keep on my desk at work - because all of my co-workers appreciate a little chocolate pick-me-up during a long work day (and I feel much less guilty about eating chocolate if I'm sharing with my friends!).  I started with this little wooden crate, which originally held a fun little holiday cheese sampler - last Christmas!  See, you've gotta hang on to these things because you just never know when you're going to be able to re-purpose them.  Anyway, here's how it started:
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I measured the inside of the crate and cut a few different papers from the collection to line the insides (I didn't want stray candies escaping through the sides). I just used a bit of adhesive to secure the paper to the wood.
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The "trick or treat" washi tape was perfect to wrap around the wooden slats:
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Mr. and Mrs. Ghostie look awfully cute, holding hands in the back of the crate.  They are part of the die-cut set.
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And I thought they looked like they wanted to say something, so I added these cute speech bubble stickers.
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     Next, I covered the front of the crate with another fun patterned paper.
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     I thought this label sticker would be the perfect addition to the front of the crate.  I rubbed baby powder on the back to remove the stickiness and placed two mini clothespins to on the top.
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Here's a peek at the back.  After the stickiness was removed, I placed three foam adhesive squares so the label could pop off the front a bit, and the mini clothespins wouldn't be skeewhompus.
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See how nicely it sits right on the front of the crate?  Oh, I added a strip of the spiderweb paper to the front also, because I felt like the label kind of got lost in the business of the other paper alone.
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     And of course, I had to add these little trick-or-treating doodlepops to the front!
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     Isn't it cute??
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     The only thing left to do is add the treats!!  mmmmm...I LOVE Halloween!
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     So the next time you receive a gift in a cute little container, hang on to it!
Tutorial for a diy, altered trick or treat halloween container by Wendy Sue Anderson
     You never know when you'll be able to dress it up (ha ha, get it??)...
Tutorial for a diy, altered trick or treat halloween container by Wendy Sue Anderson
And fill it up with something yummy...
Tutorial for a diy, altered trick or treat halloween container by Wendy Sue Anderson
     To share with your ghoul-friends!
Tutorial for a diy, altered trick or treat halloween container by Wendy Sue Anderson
     Okay, I'll stop now...but really, pick up this fun collection and see how you can use it to create an eerily fun and spooktastic project!!
Tutorial for a diy, altered trick or treat halloween container by Wendy Sue Anderson
Happy Halloween - eat lots of treats and share them too! :)

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

over-sized santa tags, plus bonus gift tags…

Good morning friends! I know, it’s been a while…but I’m here today, sharing a couple of super fun (and easy) projects I created with the new Sugar Plum collection by Doodlebug Design!
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When Santa comes to our home on Christmas Eve he leaves the gifts wrapped and sorted into areas so each child gets their own little stack.  Does he do that at your house?  Sometimes he needs a little bit of help keeping the piles straight, so this year I decided to help him out by creating these giant tags for each child. Santa will just have to make sure the correct tag is placed on or near each child's gifts and there won't be any confusion on Christmas morning - yay!
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Here's a closer look at the tags.
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To create the tags, I cut a regular paper in half.  Then I folded the bottom up 4" so the reverse side of the paper is showing.  This made the base 6"x8".
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Next, I added a strip of striped paper at the top of the  folded portion (this striped paper was cut from the 6x6 pad).
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After that, I added a strip of Santa doodle tape (isn't that the cutest?  I think I'm going to use that instead of scotch tape to wrap my gifts this year!), and a border sticker, below the striped paper.  I also tied a piece of doodle twine around the entire piece, tying a bow to the right side and clipping on a mini clothespin.
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I punched half circles and added them to the top of each tag, and placed an enamel dot over each top as well.  The main image is from the 4x6 card page - and each one is embellished with letter stickers, various stickers, and enamel dots.
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I started feeling a little jealous that Santa had his tags all ready, and I didn't have mine yet...so I decided to fix that!  I simply took this awesome patterned paper:
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And cut the tags out.  I also punched the holes in the top:
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And then I pulled out my brand spankin' new AMAZING rolls of chunky twine
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And added colorful twine to each tag.
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Now Santa and I BOTH have a jump start on our holiday gift tags!  What could be better?!?
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Now if I could only have my shopping done already…

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