Thursday, December 21, 2017

Mix it Up!

Hello out there! This is Courtney Lee from Court's Crafts here with my final cards on the Doodlebug team. I decided to step down this coming year. With three small children at home I want to be enjoying them more and I think I am getting into quilting! My heart is heavy leaving Doodlebug. They are truly the best company to "work" for as it always feels like play. Cynthea is the most generous person I have ever met in the crafty world and her encouragement along with Lori's keeps me going. I will miss it so. With that said, here are my cards for the mix it up challenge! 

Santa down the Chimney
I had such a great time grabbing my supplies from all over the place! I was really in love with this red, green and black palate and so I went diving into my extensive doodlebug stash to find my supplies. :) 

A Forth of July line, a Halloween line, and some staples? yes please. This santa going down the chimney from the Milk and Cookies odds and ends had me at hello. I added some liquid adhesive and tinsel glitter and gave Mr. Claus some pizzaz! 

kraft in color: beetle black stripe/houndstooth (4178)
booville 6x6 paper pad (5805) (green polka dot paper and black and white stripe paper)
yankee doodle: festive flowers (5619)
milk and cookies: odds and ends (5766)
milk and cookies: this and that (5776)
mini doily in beetle black

Merry Christmas
This card was so much fun to put together. Again I wanted to showcase this stocking odds and ends. I added some tinsel glitter to the top mantle and the tops of the stockings. The Merry Christmas sentiment is a sticker that comes pre-made from doodlebug and the little dog came from the mini icons in the milk and cookies collection. The velvet black cardstock gives it a lovely depth. 

I had my 5 year old encouraging me when I thought of the idea to cut the gingerbread and candy cane sprinkles and "stuff" them down the stockings. I cut the bottoms off at an angle to make it look like they were going down. It was so hard to do. I kept hearing that gingerbread man from Shrek™ say, "not my buttons! Not my gumdrop buttons!!!" brutal. But alas, it looks darling. tee hee.  

kraft in color: ladybug/chevron (4161)
kraft in color: beetle black stripe/houndstooth (4178)
yankee doodle: festive flowers (5619)
milk and cookies: odds and ends (5766)
crushed velvet cardstock: beetle black (1898)
yankee doodle: patriotic paisley (5620)
milk and cookies: mini icons (5768)
shape sprinkles: sugarplums (5754)
doodles: merry christmas - beetle black (3157)
mini clothespins: black and white (4448)
doodle twine: beetle black (2994)

Christmas Cake
Last but not least I felt like I was missing some green in my life so I grabbed this 6x6 paper pad from Booville and this fabulous green on green tone paper stood out to me. Isn't it vivid!?! And of course this Christmas cake doodlepop looked good enough to eat.  

Look at the depth of that doodle pop? I layered it onto two pieces from the This and That sheet and tied a twine bow around the base. I also added the candy cane stripe arrows to the four corners of the green panel and pulled all three cards together using the black on black houndstooth patterned paper from the kraft in color line (the BEST staples).

yankee doodle: festive flowers (5619)
kraft in color: beetle black stripe/houndstooth (4178)
booville 6x6 paper pad (5805)
doodle pops: Christmas cake (5759)
milk and cookies: this and that (5776)
doodle twine: beetle black (2994)
doodles: cardstock stickers: merry Christmas (3155)

And that is all I have for you today! I wish you a VERY merry Christmas and I will miss you all dearly! Luckily you have the BEST design team sticking around to inspire you (and myself). Did you mix and match any doodlebug lines to make Christmas cards this year? We would LOVE to see them! Please share them on any of our social media sites! 


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Neighbor Gifts

Happy holidays everyone!!!! I am SOOO excited to have just moved into a neighborhood where people are focused on community!!! I cannot wait to give out these neighbor gifts! Courtney Lee from Court's Crafts here to share a little neighbor gift inspiration with you for both adults and kids!

The girls had this cute idea to give gold sparkle nail polish. I loved it. To Pinterest I went and found this pin that used the mistle "toes" pun. I am one for puns so I thought this was really fun!

I had my Cricut do the write and cut feature which made this project very fast and fun. 

I tied them on using bubblegum doodletwine

While I was on Pinterest I found this hilarious phrasing about red and white wine and just had to use it. So I grabbed a bunch of bottles of champagne ('tis the season!) and made these cute tags!

I had my Cricut Maker do the writing for me (I am not blessed with that adorable cute writing most of the DT has! lol!) and wrote it on vellum so that the cutest Doodlebug paper would be the focal point. All of this paper is from the Milk and Cookies collection.

I adhered my vellum and while most of it stayed hidden on some of the tags, the adhesive was showing. No one wants that. So I used liquid glue on the edges and added tinsel glitter for some snowy fun. 

Then I decorated my trees with sparkle sprinkles and shape sprinkles and just had so much fun with it! Lastly I tied them to my bottle using some awesome doodlebug chunky twine

Now, just write your name and holiday wishes on the back and leave them on someone's doorstep! I am so excited to have something both for adults and for little ladies!

Did you make neighbor gifts with Doodlebug? We would LOVE to see them!