Friday, July 03, 2015

4th of July Treat Bags | Pebbles, Inc.


Good morning!  Today I wanted to share a project I created for the Pebbles, Inc. blog.  It’s a  quick and easy little project I whipped up to share some fun patriotic treats with some of my favorite neighbors!  I love sharing a little surprise gift at random times, but when there's a holiday or reason for celebration, it's even a BETTER time to share!  I used the Gift Bag Punch Board (from We R Memory Keepers) and the "Americana" collection to create this fun little set of gift bags.


I love the versatility of the gift bag board.  I used the "large" size marking for all three of these bags, but made each one a different height.


I also like adding a contrasting band across the top of each of the bags.  Here's a closer look at the tops:

 wendysue_americana_giftbagset7 wendysue_americana_giftbagset8 Did you notice that two of the bags have "insides" that match the band?  That's because I simply scored and folded the top of the paper before creating the bag.

wendysue_americana_giftbagset9 But the third bag band doesn't match the inside.  I thought the pattern was a little too large for the top band.  So instead, I opted to cut a strip from a coordinating paper and glue it to the paper before making the bag.

wendysue_americana_giftbagset11 Both techniques are really easy and add a fun bit of contrast to the bags.  After creating the bags, simply add a few coordinating embellishments to the bag fronts, then fill them up with yummy treats to share!  Happy 4th of July!! :)

Supplies: Americana Die Cut Cardstock Shapes Americana Dimensional Pinwheels Americana Mini Clothespins Americana "Home of the Brave" Paper Americana "Liberty" Paper Americana "Justice" Paper Americana "Stars & Stripes" Paper We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

colorful birthday card set | doodlebug design inc…

Good morning!  Today I wanted to share a fun little card set I recently created, to share on the Doodelbug Design blog, using lots of rainbow mix & match letters!  I really love love love (x infinity) the Chippers!  They are larger letters, so my first inclination is to use them on layouts...but I LOVE the big bold statement they make on cards!  I created this set of birthday cards using various chipboard letters.
I used the "hip hip hooray" collection because I love the colors and designs for both boys and girls.


Little colorful bits and pieces add to the unique design of each card, including sprinkles, doodle tape, and twine!


Of course, I added dimensional adhesive behind the stickers for a little bit of added dimension.

For this final card, I opted to use several different letter stickers from many different alphabet sticker shapes.  I love the eclectic look of all the different styles.  Yet there is still a cohesiveness because of the amazing doodlebug color pallet!

Try mixing and matching colorful letters on your next set of cards!