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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mix it up with Doodlebug!

Hello everyone it's Virginia here to share with you my 'Mix-it-Up' project.  Even though our lives are becoming more and more paperless I still do find papers in my junk drawer piling up.  To tackle this mess, I created a fun file folder binder which I will use to keep loose papers better organized.  The foundation of my binder are pocket file folders available at an office supply store.


I used 3 pocket file folders (you can use as many as you wish as long as they fit your binder rings). and there are lots of decorating opportunites (front cover, back cover, inside cover etc.). Woot! I get to raid all my Doodlebug stash, that just makes my heart smile!



Here I used an 8.5x11 page I previously created, this way I can enjoy the layout everytime I open up my file folder! 


You can embellish the insides pockets too, you know all those cute Doodlebug clips, I clipped them to the inside and they are ready when I need some papers clipped together- so much fun!



Love this Doodlebug typewriter cutting file, so many ways to customize your message!


I have filed away a yummy recipe, now I have no excuse that I can't find it- LOL,  I guess I better go now to start some holiday baking!

Wishing you and yours the warmest and merriest Holiday Season!




Thursday, December 7, 2017

Holiday Giving- Stockings!

December Greetings! Hope you are enjoying all the gift giving inspiration ideas.  Today I'm here on the blog to share with you a cute stocking that I made with some Silhouette cutting files from the Milk & Cookies collection.



In my stocking I have tucked in a little red money envelope called Chinese 'lai see'.  We give out 
these red envelopes during the Holidays, the New Year and other special occasions to wish luck and good fortune. 

Some assembly tips, to make the stocking I cut out two stocking bases and adhered them securely together all along the sides (leaving the top open).  I used a sewing machine to pierce the holes around the cuff. The blue snowflake is also a cutting file from the Milk & Cookies collection and I made a solid red mat under the snowflake by offsetting the snowflake by a 0.100 factor.  Some added details are the enamel dots and a scalloped green border.







Hope you have fun crafting some holiday gift ideas!