Tuesday, February 13, 2018

valentine's day letter board | pebbles inc.

Happy Valentine's Week, friends!  I wanted to hop on today to share my letter board, all decked out for the big day of love! I love the versatility of switching out cute/funny quotes on my board often, but I wanted to take it a step further this time and decorate it even more! I created several paper banners to hang on the top of my board, and I also used some cute foam thickers, along with the "Love" letterboard collection by DCWV.  Here's how it turned out:

  Decorated letterboard for Valentine's Day by @Wendysue with the "Forever My Always" collection by @PebblesInc.
Here are some of the details.
  Decorated letterboard for Valentine's Day by @Wendysue with the "Forever My Always" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 I cut lots of hearts from the "XO" patterned paper and used my sewing machine to stitch them together to create the top heart banner.
  Decorated letterboard for Valentine's Day by @Wendysue with the "Forever My Always" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 The second banner was created the same way, with slightly smaller hearts, cut from two coordinating patterned papers.
  Decorated letterboard for Valentine's Day by @Wendysue with the "Forever My Always" collection by @PebblesInc.

For the larger banner, with photos of my kiddos, I printed the photos out at 2" square.
  Decorated letterboard for Valentine's Day by @Wendysue with the "Forever My Always" collection by @PebblesInc.
Then I placed each photo on a banner, cut from the pink gingham paper.
  Decorated letterboard for Valentine's Day by @Wendysue with the "Forever My Always" collection by @PebblesInc.
I used foam adhesive to attach the photos.  And I embellished each one with stickers.  After stringing the banners on white twine, I hung the banner below the hearts.
  Decorated letterboard for Valentine's Day by @Wendysue with the "Forever My Always" collection by @PebblesInc.
I might be breaking some unwritten rules, but I really wanted to add these gorgeous gold thickers to complete my board, so I did!
Decorated letterboard for Valentine's Day by @Wendysue with the "Forever My Always" collection by @PebblesInc.

The work perfectly with the "Love" letter board collection by DCWV.

  Decorated letterboard for Valentine's Day by @Wendysue with the "Forever My Always" collection by @PebblesInc. 
 Have you decorated your Letter Board for Valentine's Day?  I'd love to see it!

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Friday, February 09, 2018

heart shaped cards | pebbles, inc.

Hi everybody! Wendy here. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I have a fun Valentine card idea to share with you today.  I used last year's "My Funny Valentine" collection from Pebbles, Inc. to create these fun "pretend pocket" cards.  As you can see, I created an entire set - and that's because they are so easy to create!  Honestly, if you're making one, you can whip up a bunch in not much more time than one takes!
Create these lovely "pretend pocket" cards with the "My Funny Valentine" collection by @PebblesInc and step-by-step instructions by @wendysue  

 Gather the supplies, some adhesive, and let's create a set together!  Here's everything you'll need - a heart shaped card base (cut from white cardstock), two patterned hearts (the same size as the card base), stickers, washi tape, ephemera (tags and pieces), and baker's twine. Create these lovely "pretend pocket" cards with the "My Funny Valentine" collection by @PebblesInc and step-by-step instructions by @wendysue
Start by cutting one of the hearts into two pieces.Create these lovely "pretend pocket" cards with the "My Funny Valentine" collection by @PebblesInc and step-by-step instructions by @wendysue  
 Place a strip of washi tape along the top edge of the bottom portion of the heart.
Create these lovely "pretend pocket" cards with the "My Funny Valentine" collection by @PebblesInc and step-by-step instructions by @wendysue  
 Place this piece on top of the other patterned heart.  Don't glue it down yet - this will be to determine placement of the embellishments.  The idea is to have the items look as though they are peeking out of the "pocket" formed by the two patterned papers.Create these lovely "pretend pocket" cards with the "My Funny Valentine" collection by @PebblesInc and step-by-step instructions by @wendysue  
 Now that you have an idea as to where the items should be, arrange them and attach them with adhesive.Create these lovely "pretend pocket" cards with the "My Funny Valentine" collection by @PebblesInc and step-by-step instructions by @wendysue  
 Now you can glue the bottom portion down!  Wrap baker's twine over the washi tape and tie a bow.
Create these lovely "pretend pocket" cards with the "My Funny Valentine" collection by @PebblesInc and step-by-step instructions by @wendysue  
 Now add some dimensional foam adhesive on the back of the banner piece.Create these lovely "pretend pocket" cards with the "My Funny Valentine" collection by @PebblesInc and step-by-step instructions by @wendysue  
 Place it on the bottom portion of the heart, below the washi tape.Create these lovely "pretend pocket" cards with the "My Funny Valentine" collection by @PebblesInc and step-by-step instructions by @wendysue  
 Add a gold heart sticker right on top of the printed heart!Create these lovely "pretend pocket" cards with the "My Funny Valentine" collection by @PebblesInc and step-by-step instructions by @wendysue  
 Place the entire piece on the white heart card base.  Ta-da! That's all there is to it! Create these lovely "pretend pocket" cards with the "My Funny Valentine" collection by @PebblesInc and step-by-step instructions by @wendysue  
 See how easy that was?  Now go ahead and use different stickers and embellishments.  Use the same basic steps, and you'll have an entire set of cards in no time at all!Create these lovely "pretend pocket" cards with the "My Funny Valentine" collection by @PebblesInc and step-by-step instructions by @wendysue  
Create these lovely "pretend pocket" cards with the "My Funny Valentine" collection by @PebblesInc and step-by-step instructions by @wendysue
Create these lovely "pretend pocket" cards with the "My Funny Valentine" collection by @PebblesInc and step-by-step instructions by @wendysue
You might even want to incorporate them in your Valentine's Day decor - they're so cute you might not want to give them away!
  Create these lovely "pretend pocket" cards with the "My Funny Valentine" collection by @PebblesInc and step-by-step instructions by @wendysue  
 Happy Valentine's Day! 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

birthday gift bags & boxes | doodlebug design

Hi friends!  I wanted to hop on here today to share some fun birthday gift bags and boxes I created with the "Dragon Tails" collection from Doodlebug Design!  I just love the combination of dragons and vikings in this collection, and the colors are perfection for boys of all ages!  Here's a look at the set:


And a closer look at each of the pieces.


I purchased the plain blue gift bags at Target - the color is a perfect match for this collection!


 And the tissue paper is all Hallmark brand - again, perfectly matching colors!  yay!  And the doodle tape - it's SO perfect on these bags!


The little 4x4 cards are perfect to feature on the front of each bag


Adding odds & ends with foam adhesive squares gives each project a bit of extra dimension.


Isn't this two-toned blue doodle twine the cutest?  I just love it for these birthday boy bags!


For the cute little viking pillow boxes, I used a generic cut file and cut them with my Silhouette Cameo.



Then I die-cut a tag and embellished each tag with odds & ends, stickers, and those DARLING sword-shaped doodle clips!


These are the perfect size for a little bag of candy and a gift card!


So the next time you need a cute collection for a Birthday Boy project, be sure to turn to this darling "Dragon Tails" collection!  Check out the Doodlebug Blog for lots of inspiration!

Here are links to some of the supplies I used:

Thursday, January 18, 2018

shaped birthday boy cards | doodlebug design

Hi Friends!  I'm here today with some super fun birthday cards, created with the "Dragon Tails" cut files and collection!


I loved the birthday treat cut files and had to use them for all of my projects!  The first card was made with the cake & candle file.  Here's a closer look:


I just love how the candle sticks up above the card - and isn't that flame paper just perfect for the candle?!?  Of course I opted to double up the flame and use a foam dot to pop it up!



 Here's how I used the cupcake with a candle to create a few more cards:


And those cute little vikings are the perfect way to wish a little boy "Happy Birthday!"




Finally, I used the icecream cone cut file to create these little gift card holders:


I cut down the little paper treat bags to work as gift card holders, glued to the back of the ice cream.


I love the detail cut for the cone:


I'm excited to have my birthday card collection beefed up and ready for all of the cute boys in my life!

Click HERE to buy the products to make your own!