Thursday, 6 December 2012

Doodlebug's 12 Days of Christmas!

Hello everyone!! Are you all busy with the Christmas preparations? I haven't started yet, but will soon! To get you all in the festive mood Doodlebug is having a "12 Days of Christmas" and I was assigned Day 3!

As I couldn't decide on a project (layout, card or something else) I decided to just do it all: 2 layouts, a card and a decoration.

Let's start with 2 layouts: 

My first layout "Jip" is my favorite, it's about my sweet Cocker Spaniel: Jippie:

The photo was taken on December 25th 2011 (my son decided Jippie should join us in the celebrations as well and so he gave her a Santa hat). To emphasize the date I used my Silhouette to cut the numbers background and the big "25". The round scalloped background was also cut with the Silhouette. The other fun details like the snowman, the sign post and the deer are all Doodlebug stickers.

Doodlebug North Pole supplies: 12x12 Patterned Paper, 6x6 Paper Pad, Cardstock Stickers (Icons and Party Banner), Doodle Twine, Cute Cuts, Mini Doodle-Pops, Doodles Cardstock Stickers (Merry Christmas).

Then my second layout "Faster", a totally different style as I wanted to try something else entirely.

When I made this page I decided to use the strip with the Doodlebug logo as well. I think it adds a funny little detail to the layout. 

Doodlebug North Pole supplies: 12x12 Patterned Paper, 6x6 Paper Pad, Cardstock Stickers (Icons), Cute Cuts, Mini Doodle-Pops, Teensy Type Alphabet Stickers.

My next project is a Christmas card: 

Don't you just love this collection? Look just how sweet this little birdie is!! 
The snowflake was cut with the Silhouette. 

Doodlebug North Pole supplies: 12x12 Patterned Paper, 6x6 Paper Pad, Cute Cuts. 

And then last but not least, a teeny tiny tutorial for a Christmas ornament. I figured if you're not ready decorating by now you wouldn't want a lengthy tutorial, but rather a quick fun one and maybe even one to do with your kids .... maybe something like this?

Well, take your 6x6 paper pad and your scissors and let's get started! 

1. Choose one sheet of 6x6 paper

2. and fold in half: 

3. Take your scissors and cut about 9 lines (while you paper is still folded), starting at the fold and stopping half an inch before the edge (the spaces between the cut lines are about half an inch as well), like this:

4. Open the folded paper and now fold it the other way: 

5. Adhere the sides with double sided tape or staple and push gently on the top so it will get a bit wider and you get a form like this:

6. To create the second, more playful, form, you fold you paper double as well, but now you adhere the two diagonal corners of your paper with i.e. a stapler: 

7. Add a piece of Doodle Twine in one of the corners and you're done!

Hope you like it!! 

Doodlebug North Pole supplies: 6x6 Paper Pad, Doodle Twine. 

That's it! Hope you all have a wonderful day and that you'll be back soon!



  1. Jeetje Mo, jij gaat lekker. Eerst gisteren al zoveel en nu weer. Wat een leuke dingen heb je allemaal gemaakt!!
    Liefs Yvonne P.

  2. Leukkk!!! Ben echt weg van je eerste LO, maar ook dat strakke gaat je goed af.
    Letters uitgesneden met SIL?
    Kaartje top! Deze snowflake heb ik ook :) En leuk die tutorial voor de kerstdecoratie!

  3. Die eerste lay-out is geweldig! Mooie laagjes en leuke details. Maar ook de tweede vind ik erg leuk. Door alle wit straalt hij een mooi winters sfeertje uit.
    Mooie lampion en kaart ook!

  4. Wat een super leuke projectjes, die foto van Jip is echt geweldig!! :-) Mooie misting op je 2e layout en je kerst deco is ook super!

  5. Wow! Monique, these are fabulous projects!!! I love the page with your Pup. So cute!! I have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. It's been snowing on and off since Sunday. Total tally of snow.. 14 inches. I am not a fan of winter. Roads are not the best and it is getting pretty chilly. If I could send you some, I would. :)

  6. Jee Monique waar haal je de tijd vandaan om al dit moois en super leuke dingen te maken?! Zo leuk die lo van jullie kersthond, en de sneller lo. En dan de kaart en kerstornamenten, ben onder de indruk!

  7. I love how you used the mask & the mist on the shelter layout!