Doodlebug Design: Lucky

When my children were little Pat the Leprechaun would visit us every St. Patrick’s Day. He would leave a string of poetic clues for my children to follow around the house. At the end, they would find a bag of green goodies for each of them. This was such a fun family tradition, and one I couldn’t wait to document with the adorable Doodlebug Lots O’ Luck collection.

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I used my digital die cutting machine to create the title in a rainbow of Doodlebug Textured cardstocks. I used a couple of embossing folders from my stash to give them an embossed pattern before adhering it to my page using foam squares.

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The Gold Sugar Coated cardstock mat on this photo really helps it to stand out as a focal point on my page!

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I used my computer to type my journaling inside a circle sized to fit inside the scalloped circle sticker from the This & That Stickers.

In the lower left corner of the page I paired the leprechaun from the Odds & Ends pack with the Good Luck shamrock Doodlepop to create a sweet little scene. I love the gold-foiled accents on all of the components of this collection!

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In the bottom right corner of the page, I added a pot of gold, a rainbow, and a couple of shiny gold coins accented with the Gold Sprinkles.

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This page was a BLAST together and makes me want to resurrect our “Pat the Leprechaun” tradition this year, even though my kids are older. It was so much fun!

SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Good Luck Doodle-pop
Gold Sprinkles
“Echo Park Lucky” Cut File by Echo Park Paper
(Design #54703 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Small Spotted Embossing Folder by Lifestyle Crafts
Baby Boy 3×4 Diagonal Stripe Embossing Folder by Project Life

Have a happy day!
JanaBold

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Simple Stories: Snow Angels

When I think back to the winter days of my childhood, I fondly remember playing for what seemed like hours out in the snow. Now that I am a mom, I realize that I probably was only out there for about 20 minutes before I came back inside for a mug of hot cocoa. Ha! At least, that is the way it has been when my children were little.
For today’s page, I pulled out some older photos of my girls frolicking in the snow in our yard. The Simple Stories Freezin’ Season collection complimented their brightly-colored snowsuits perfectly!
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Even though my journaling for this page is a bit snarky, I assure my girls that I still love them “snow much” with this cute banner die cut from the Bits & Pieces pack. I stitched around the edges of the paper layers with black thread to tie them in with the black lines of the adorable hand drawn art in this collection.
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I love this chipboard snowglobe with it’s cozy little house. Looking at the wisp of smoke coming from the chimney makes me think of the smell of chimney smoke outside on a cold winter day! I added the pair of snowmen, fussy-cut from one of the 4×4 Elements cards, to mimic my girls in the photo.
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I created the title “Snow Angels” by combining the “SNOW” sticker word, with the die cut word “angels.” I used my electronic die cutting machine to cut out the word on two different colors of cardstock with the Lettering Delights Xiphoid Script font.
Next, I used large circle punches to create the journal spot and then accented it with pine trees cut from the 4x4 Elements cards and a pair of snowflake circle die cuts from the Bits & Pieces Pack.
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I love scrapbooking photos of my kids playing in the snow and need to make a point to get out there this winter with my camera. Have you snapped any winter photos lately?
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SUPPLIES:

Other Supplies Used:
Simple Stories Freezin’ Season 6×12 Chipboard
Freezin’ Season Bits & Pieces
Lettering Delights Font: ZP Xiphoid Script
Sewing Machine/Black Thread
Silhouette Cameo 3 Machine
Circle Punches: 2.75″, 3″
Black Journaling Pen

Thanks for stopping by today!

JanaBold

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Echo Park Paper: Down on the Farm Barn Gift Box

Hello! I had so much fun creating this Barn Gift Box using the Echo Park Paper Down On the Farm collection I’m sharing with you today. Let me tell you how I created it!

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I found this adorable cut file online and was inspired to recreate a similar look using cut files that I already owned. (Check the bottom of this post for the list of cut files that I used.)

First, I cut out the Barn Box using Ultra White Felt Designer Cardstock for the roof and the gingham check Barn Yard Friends paper.

I wanted the roof to have shingles like the inspiration photo, so I simply cut 1” strips of the Ultra White Felt Designer Cardstock using my paper trimmer and then cut notches into the strips using a pair of scissors. I layered them together along the roof, finishing it off with a wider strip scored down the middle and notched on both sides to lay across the top of the roofline. To help the shingles pop a bit more, I brushed the edges with light gray distressing ink.

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I used detail scissors to fussy-cut the farmer from one of the stickers on the Element Sticker sheet. I added him along with the cow sticker to the front of the barn using foam squares. I created a few corn stalks to go on either side of the barn door using the leaf sprig from the Flowers Bloom Die Set.

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Next, I used the Carta Bella Paper Tree Die Set to add die cut trees and additional corn stalks to the sides of the box.

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The barn is placed on top of an octagonal shaped box that I cut using Navy Blue Felt Designer Cardstock. I added green “grass” to the top of the box using Classic Green Felt Designer Cardstock. Before adhering the grass panel into place, I embossed it using a letter-sized polka dot embossing folder from my stash. I also die cut a long fence shape from Ultra White Felt Designer Cardstock using the “Echo Park Fence” cut file (Design #39988) and adhered it along the edges of the panel. I welded the fence sections together in the design program to make a longer border, then scored the bottom of each post, which allowed me to adhere it to the grass panel.

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The rim of the box is decorated with the chicken border cut from the Journaling Cards paper. I also added panels to the base of the box cut from the Farm Trucks paper.

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The front of the box is decorated with the “Farm Living” die cut from the Ephemera Pack, a dog sticker (Element Stickers), more die cut corn stalks (Flowers Bloom Die Set), and a pair of cowboy boots created with the Carta Bella Boot & Horseshoe Die Set.

I cut the boots from Kraft Designer Cardstock, Chestnut Brown Linen Designer Cardstock, and silver foil cardstock from my stash. I stamped a design on the side of the boot with brown ink using the leaf stamp from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set.

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I love the way this project turned out and think it will be so much fun to fill with goodies for someone!

SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Classic Green Felt Designer Cardstock
Carta Bella Tree Die Set

CUT FILES:
“Echo Park Fence” by Echo Park Paper
(Design #39988 in the Silhouette Design Store)

“3D Barn” by Snapdragon Snippets
(Design #51051 in the Silhouette Design Store)

“Bride 3D Box Eight Sided” by Snapdragon Snippets
(Design #260594 in the Silhouette Design Store)

Thanks for joining me today! See you again soon!

JanaBold

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Gingerbread House Cartons

Do you have a stash of brown cardstock that needs a little love? Why not make some gingerbread house cartons and fill them with treats as gifts this season? I think these would be so fun for co-workers, or to give to your little friends in the neighborhood. You could even add a loop to the top and use them as Christmas tree ornaments!

I mostly use dark chocolate brown cardstock in my scrapping, but have a lot of this lighter, gingerbread brown hanging out in my stash. I thought I would put it to good use by creating these gingerbread house milk cartons for Christmas.

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I cut out a milk carton using the “Milk Carton Favor Box with Handle” cut file by Lori Whitlock (Design #138116 in the Silhouette Design Store) using brown cardstock. I then used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder to add texture to the side panels. To give them a frosted look I rubbed the edges with white ink.

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Next, I created a tiled roof by cutting strips of brown cardstock with large scalloped scissors. I fluffed up scallops to give them more dimension, covered them with glue, and then “frosted” them with white glitter.

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The windows and doors come from another Lori Whitlock cut file called “3-D Gingerbread House (2 of 3)” (Design #22480). They are part of a larger gingerbread house cut file. I simply resized them to fit my milk carton and I was ready to go!

Last, but not least, I added dimensional foam snowflake stickers  to the roof(bought at Dollar Tree several years ago … but each year they offer them, the ones this year are just a different style of snowflake), a candy cane sticker next to the door, a few foiled domes from my stash, and topped it off with a spray of ribbon and a button tied with twine. They turned out so CUTE!

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Fill them with treats for your child’s friends, your co-workers, or girlfriends!

Thanks for joining me today!
JanaBold

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