Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Doodlebug Fairy Tales Birthday Party for Girls

Doodlebug Design Fairy Tales Birthday Party Invitations & Cupcake Toppers for Girls by Mendi Yoshikawa

Hello there!  I was over on the Doodlebug Blog yesterday sharing some happy ideas for a girly birthday party using Doodlebug's adorable Fairy Tales collection.  I have been smitten with this collection since I first laid eyes on it so when I need some quick invites and cupcake toppers for my daughter's 12th birthday last month, I knew immediately which papers I wanted to turn to.
Doodlebug Design Fairy Tales Birthday Party Invitations for Girls by Mendi Yoshikawa

To create my invites I started by die-cutting the fun polka-dot paper using these fun dies from my stash.  I then used the "You're invited" cardstock stickers and mini icon stickers from the Fairy Tales collection.  These are perfect for embellishing invites and cupcake toppers because each packages contains two sheets of mini stickers so I was able to stretch one package to cover both my party projects!
Doodlebug Design Fairy Tales Birthday Party Invitation for Girls by Mendi Yoshikawa

My daughter wanted a variety of desserts at her party this year with an ice cream cone bar, sugar cookies and mini cupcakes.  Between the two sheets of stickers that I used for my invites, I was also able to create 16 happy balloon cake toppers for these sweet mini cupcakes.  

Doodlebug Design Fairy Tales Birthday Party Cupcake Toppers for Girls by Mendi Yoshikawa

I die-cut the smaller polka-dot paper into scalloped circles and then cut Doodlebug's pixie sticks in half and sandwiched them between two scalloped circles. I used liquid glue to adhere everything together, but in hindsight I think a glue gun would have made it go so much quicker.  ;)

When I was done, I  punched out a 1-3/8" circle to adhere to the center, topping it with a balloon sticker and a little bow tied from Lilac twine.   Super simple, but super cute.  :)


Doodlebug Design Fairy Tales Birthday Party Cupcake Toppers for Girls by Mendi Yoshikawa

I hope I've inspired you to pull out some of your leftover paper and stickers to create projects for your next party!  Projects like these come together so quickly, yet add so much fun to your events.






Interested in the products I used to create my projects today?  To make supplies easier for you to find, I have listed them below (affiliate links included). 

Supplies Used (available at Scrapbook.com)

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Doodlebug Thankful For You Party Favor Treat Bags

Hi there!  This week the Doodlebug team is sharing ideas with a thankful theme so today, I'm popping in with a quick and easy project using the darling Flea Market collection from last fall.  I designed these sweet treat bags so that I could have one at each place setting to dress up our Thanksgiving table and let my family know how much they mean to me.


Doodlebug Design Thankful For You Party Favor Treat Bags by Mendi Yoshikawa

To keep thing from being too busy, I chose prints that had a good solid tone-on-tone print on one of the sides.  I alternated which type of print I put on the outside and which faced inward and then set to work cutting them out using Lawn Fawn's Tote Bag die.  For the bags that were more solid outside, I dressed them up with some icon stickers from the collection.


Doodlebug Design Thankful For You Party Favor Treat Bags by Mendi Yoshikawa

To reinforce my thankful theme, I stamped the 'thankful for you' phrase using Lawn Fawn's retired Happy Feast stamps onto tags from Doodlebug's labels and tags pack.  I then tied a bow through the top of the tags with baker's twine and adhered them to my treat bags with some mini clothespins to match.



Doodlebug Design Thankful For You Party Favor Treat Bags by Mendi Yoshikawa

I truly love that this project is simple enough to mass produce for everyone on your Thanksgiving guest list.  I hope I've inspired you to pull out some of your favorite Doodlebug papers to create some party favors of your own.  :)


Interested in the products I used to create my projects today?  To make supplies easier for you to find, I have listed them below (affiliate links included). 

Supplies Used (available at Scrapbook.com)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Doodlebug Milk & Cookies Washi Tape Christmas Cards

Hello there!  I was on the Doodlebug blog last week sharing a trio of cards showcasing some fun ways to incorporate washi tape into your holiday cardmaking!

Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookie Washi Tape Holiday Christmas Cards by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my first card, I quickly covered the front of a 5.5" x 4.25" card with the darling tapes from the Milk & Cookies collection, as well as a few fun basic polka-dots.  After my card front was covered, I die-cut a circle from the front and inserted a cute little sticker in the open space.  This card design is perfect for mass producing and is great for mailing because it's very flat.
Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookie Washi Tape Figgy Pudding Holiday Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my second card, I wanted to show off the translucent qualities of the washi tape so I adhered the adorable milk & cookies tape to a piece of clear acetate, alternating with the basic thin gingham and polka-dot washi tapes.  

I left a little space between the tapes to see through to the inside of the card and then cut a 4x4 inch window from the center of my card front.  I then sandwiched the clear acetate between my front card panel and my card base, covering the seam with the scalloped aqua frame.  To finish my card I heat embossed a stamped sentiment onto a die-cut circle and added the darling milk and cookie stickers from the icon sticker sheet.
Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookie Washi Tape Holiday Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

My last card of the day uses the super cute gingerbread washi tape with the same techniques utilized on my second card.  When my frames were in place, I embellished the outside with the adorable little gingerbread stickers popped up with foam tape and a sentiment from the This & That sticker sheet.  I thought the heart sprinkles were a great finishing touch to tie the pink colors in with the rest of my card.
Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookie Washi Tape Gingerbread Holiday Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

I hope I've inspired you to pull out your washi tapes (or pick up some of these darling ones) to incorporate with your Christmas cards this year.  Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful day.  :)






Interested in the products I used to create my projects today?  To make supplies easier for you to find, I have listed them below (affiliate links included). 
Supplies Used (available at Scrapbook.com)

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