Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology

We're so excited to be sharing a mixed media piece we created with some of the new Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology products.  You'll find these products in our online store HERE, or stop by and take a peek in person.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Modern Wreath and Tree from Poppy Stamps

Today we're sharing a couple quick and easy cards we created during our Holiday Workshop.  Hope you enjoy them!

Modern Wreath die from Poppy Stamps
Modern Pieced Tree die from Poppy Stamps
String Ribbon Bow die from Poppy Stamps
Stick it Adhesive Paper (used on the red paper for the bow)
Gold Delicata ink
Jingle Greetings stamp set from Mama Elephant

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday

Hello everyone!  Just a quick note to update you on our upcoming events and deals!

If you shop online, we will be offering a 20% discount all weekend (Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Sunday, and Cyber Monday.  All orders over $20 will receive a FREE GIFT and FREE SHIPPING.  Please see below for all the details.

If you live locally, we hope you'll join us for our Small Business Saturday event.  Please see below for details regarding our in store event.

Special in-store offers, from 10AM until 1PM while supplies last.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Santa's Elves from MFT Stamps

We've been playing with the Santa's Elves stamp and die sets from MFT stamps and wanted to share this adorable card with you today.

We stamped the elf on watercolor paper and colored him with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  He sits on top of white cardstock cut with the Striped Sentiment Strip Cover-Up die from MFT Stamps.

We dressed up the elf with Stickles from Ranger.

1.  Santa's Elves stamp and die set from MFT Stamps
2.  Watercolor Paper from Strathmore
3.  Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
4.  Striped Sentiment Strip Cover-Up die from MFT Stamps
5.  Stickles from Ranger 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Our Favorite Products for Holiday Card Making

We've been busy stocking the shelves at Doodlebugs with seasonal products and thought we'd share with you some of our favorite products for Holiday card making and paper crafting projects.

Embossing powders are great all year.  However, for some reason, we seem to reach for these wonderful powders more often during the Holidays. You'll find all sorts of wonderful embossing powders HERE.  If you're planning on embossing your Holiday cards, don't forget VersaMark ink!

A few of our favorites?

Glittered embossing powders from WOW! and Ranger.

White Puff embossing powder from Hero Arts is also a must for snow, Santa hats and snowmen!

My favorite metallic inks are  Delicata Golden Glitz and Delicata Silvery Shimmer from Tsukineko.  They are amazing!

What's a Holiday project without some glitter?  Love these little bottles of Stickles glitter glue for adding that little touch of glitter that every Holiday card needs.  You'll find them HERE.

Another favorite Holiday product of ours is the snow marker.  It's great for adding dimension to Santa hats, snow on rooftops, bunny tails and clouds.  We use it all year round, but reach for it most often during the holidays.  You'll find those fabulous markers HERE.

We love the sand eraser for removing small smudges of unwanted ink from your projects.  I can't tell you how many times this handy eraser has saved a project from the trash.  The adhesive eraser is another must have.  It's great for removing unwanted adhesive!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Oh Christmas Tree from MFT Stamps

Today we have another card featuring Oh Christmas Tree from MFT Stamps.  If you missed the previous card using this stamp set, you'll find it on our post for Monday.

We decided to create a circle card using the Stax Double Stitched Circle die and the Stitched Circle Frames dies from MFT Stamps.  After stamping the tree with green ink and the Silvery Shimmer Delicata ink, we embellished it with some Silver Stickles.

I think this would make a great shaker card, or a Holiday tag for a package.

Supplies Used:

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Pix's Happy Holiday from Mama Elephant

The little Holiday bunnies from Mama Elephant's Pix's Happy Holiday set are adorable!  Today we're sharing a card and tag we created using this little angel.

After stamping the image onto watercolor paper, we colored it using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  Be sure to stamp using Archival Ink or something that is waterproof.  The stitched rectangle and scalloped rectangle were cut using Blueprints #20 from MFT Stamps.

The tag was cut from the Stitched Traditional Tag Die from MFT Stamps.  We used the  Home Collection dies from Mama Elephant  to create the little village at the bottom of the tag.

For both projects, we used the Gold and  Stardust Stickles from Ranger to add some sparkle to the bunny angel.

Supplies Used:
Home Collection dies from Mama Elephant
Pix's Happy Holidays from Mama Elephant
Gold Stickles from Ranger
Stardust Stickles from Ranger
Sparkly Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh
Stitched Traditional Tag Die from MFT Stamps
Blueprints #20 from MFT Stamps
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
watercolor paper from Strathmore
Archival Ink from Ranger