Friday, July 03, 2015

4th of July Treat Bags | Pebbles, Inc.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.
 
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I used the "hip hip hooray" collection because I love the colors and designs for both boys and girls.
 
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Little colorful bits and pieces add to the unique design of each card, including sprinkles, doodle tape, and twine!
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Of course, I added dimensional adhesive behind the stickers for a little bit of added dimension.
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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!
 
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Try mixing and matching colorful letters on your next set of cards!

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