Thursday, February 18, 2016

Valentine's Give-away with Doodlebug

I created this base from a die on sale that easily cuts and scores the elements to create a mini note card. I am using a Doodlebug Design patterned paper for this project with Sweet Things: Tiny Valentines as the focal point. This patterned paper can be cut apart and it is an instant Valentine's!

After I trimmed the patterned paper, separating the icons, I ran each thru the Big Shot using a Lawn Fawn Stitched Square die for more detail. To mat the square icons, I cut any coordinating paper at 2 3/8" x 2 5/8". I added detail to this by using a Mama Elephant Postage Die. My paper is smaller than the die so I had to match the edges to the die to get the proper corner cut. I wish I have more Doodlebug patterned paper from this collection to use for this purpose. I just used scraps that coordinate and fit the measurement above. 

For the mini note card,  I maximized a 12 x 12 Doodlebug Design Kraft in Color patterned paper by cutting it at 6" x 3" being mindful of the orientation of the design. I am going to gatefold the mini note card so the pattern should be vertical. i scored this at 2" and 4 1/2". Using a We R Memory Keepers Envelope Notcher Punch, I punch a notch on the 2" side, making sure the notch is towards the edge of the paper. 

Now, it's time to start embellishing the note card. I adhered the Doodlebug Tiny Valentine to the Postage die cut. I adhered a foam to the back of this for added dimension. I adhered this to the outside of the note card. I embellish some of the Tiny Valentine with stamping, adding glitters, using a white gel pen. 

I lined up some Doodlebug Chevron washi tape on a white card stock. I die cut a Paper Smooches Heart die to this and adhered this heart onto the notch using a Glue Dot for added embellishment. I placed the lollipops inside these note cards which held well, not requiring any adhesive at all. But if I planned this well, and if I had more time, I would have punched two circles on the center to which I will thread a twine to hold the lollipop. The raised design on the front will conceal this and at the same time, keep it secure with the additional glue.

Thanks for visiting my blog. 
Have a brilliant day!

Maria Giselle B.

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