Thursday, May 3, 2018

Lawn Fawn Mother's Day & Thank You Cards

Hello there!  Sorry to be such a stranger.  Crafty days outside of projects for Sunny Studio have become few and far between.  I recently created a couple cards for a local store challenge though so I thought I would pop in and share them since Mother's Day is right around the corner.  ;)

I was given the gorgeous floral paper from Pebbles Patio Party 6x6 Paper pad so I thought it would be fun to finally ink up the Fab Flowers stamps by Lawn Fawn which I thought were a great match.  I create the look of water in my jar by stamping a second jar on a post-it note, cutting it out and adhering the negative portion so that I could ink up the water using Tumbled Glass distress ink.
Snippet By Mendi: Lawn Fawn Mother's Day Card by Mendi Yoshikawa (using Fab Flowers, How You Bean, Bannertastic & Happy Happy Happy)

When I was done I still had some leftover flowers and paper so I created a second card with my scraps.  I used the Scripty Thanks die for my sentiment and heat embossed the Jillibean Wood Veneer butterfly with some Buttercup Embossing Powder.   

Part of the challenge for the store was to incorporate alcohol inks so for both cards I sponged on some Turquoise & Patina colored inks onto Yupo Paper.
Snippet By Mendi: Lawn Fawn Thank You Card by Mendi Yoshikawa (using Fab Flowers stamps & Scripty Thanks Die)


Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'm hoping to be back soon to share some layouts I've created over National Scrapbook Day.  Every year I attend a 3-day crop so I'm really looking forward to catching up with old friends, eating lots of junk food and scrappin' long hours.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend and get some scrapbooking of your own done.  ;)

Big hugs!



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). 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Creating a Christmas Village by Mixing Doodlebug Collections

Hello there!  How are you?  Are you guys feeling ready for Christmas?  I know in so many ways I'm not, but I guess it's coming whether whether I get my act together or not... ;)

Today I'm sharing one last project for Christmas featuring a mixture of some darling papers from several of my favorite Doodlebug collections.

Doodlebug Design: Christmas Village Houses by Mendi Yoshikawa (using Sizzix Dies & Patterned Papers from various Doodlebug collections).

I have been wanting to create a Christmas village ever since I received these sweet Sizzix Village dies earlier this year.  I knew if I didn't do something with them now they might become buried under a pile of other things on my rapidly growing "someday" list.  

Doodlebug Design: Christmas Village Houses by Mendi Yoshikawa (using Sizzix Dies & Patterned Papers from various Doodlebug collections).

Knowing these would take some a bit of time to create and wanting them to last year after year, I started by first cutting my houses from some heavy weight chipboard.  I then cut them again from some of my favorite Doodlebug Petite prints and other small prints from various 6x6 paper pads.  Because of the thickness of the chipboard, I needed to cut my patterned papers apart at the corner seams so that the windows and other openings would line up properly on all four sides.  To get around this, I matched the patterns with a corner piece that I created for each corner using a small piece of paper, scored and folded in half.

Doodlebug Design: Christmas Village Houses by Mendi Yoshikawa (using Sizzix Dies & Patterned Papers from various Doodlebug collections).

To add a fun detail to my roofs, I turned to various scalloped border dies in my stash, cutting them from 1/2" wide strips of patterned paper.  To keep the layers from blending together, I inked each edge with a bit of distress ink using a foam applicator.

Doodlebug Design: Christmas Village Houses by Mendi Yoshikawa (using Sizzix Dies & Patterned Papers from various Doodlebug collections).

One of the die sets come with the pieces to cut the snowy rooftops.  I started by cutting them all from white cardstock and then coated them with a Marvy Uchida Snow Marker.  Before heating them with my heat gun to puff them up and make them look real, I sprinkled them with Doodlebug's Lily White Sugar Coating Glitter.  When heated, the glitter becomes permanently adhered and it left them looking so sparkly and pretty!

I completed my houses, with simple wreaths created with a couple metallic pipe cleaners wrapped around a pencil and adhered with a little liquid glue. I love how they added a touch of green and added even more sparkle to my scene!

Doodlebug Design: Christmas Village Houses by Mendi Yoshikawa (using Sizzix Dies & Patterned Papers from various Doodlebug collections).

To complete my scene I picked up some miniature trees and an iridescent garland 
at Michaels to act as a filler in the background, while hiding my miniature strand of battery powered lights.

Doodlebug Design: Christmas Village Houses by Mendi Yoshikawa (using Sizzix Dies & Patterned Papers from various Doodlebug collections).

I hope I've inspired you to think outside the box and mix papers from different collections on your next project.  ;)

Before I go, I would like to thank everyone at Doodlebug for allowing me the sincere pleasure of sharing projects using their adorable products for these past four years.  It has been a dream of mine since I first discovered Doodlebug back in 2003 and I while I must step away for now, I hope to be back again someday soon.  They are truly the best of the best and I feel so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to work with them!  

I would also like to wish each one of you a very merry Christmas filled with lots of wonderful memories!



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, November 29, 2017

Doodlebug Milk & Cookies Waiting For Santa Scrapbook Page

Hello there!  I'm popping in today with a fun layout mixing a variety of cut files and cute embellishments from the darling Milk and Cookies collection.

Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookies Twas The Night Before Christmas Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

I was so happy when I stumbled across these photos of my daughter getting ready for Santa a few year's back because they are a perfect compliment to these adorable papers!  I started by opening up each of the cut files in my Silhouette software and then setting my screen to view them at 100%.  I then could hold up my various die-cuts and stickers to decide on sizing and see how everything would fit together.

Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookies Twas The Night Before Christmas Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa
When all my pieces were cut and assembled, I added touches of stitching using my sewing machine and embellished my scene with various sprinkles to help the scene come alive!  As a final finishing touch, I paired the Christmas word die-cut from the odds & ends pack with the Love Letter alphabet stickers to complete my title. I just love how it all came together and the over-sized 12x12 clipboard is the perfect frame to display my finished work of art.

Doodlebug Design Milk & Cookies Twas The Night Before Christmas Scrapbook Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa

To create my scene today, I used the following cut files:
  • Milk & Cookies Fireplace- available HERE or HERE
  • Milk & Cookies Santa In Chair- available HERE or HERE
  • Milk & Cookies Tree- available HERE
I hope I've inspired you to mix some cut files with your other embellishments on a future project.  It's seriously so much fun!  ;)

Make sure to swing by the Doodlebug blog this month to see more great ideas for Holiday gifts.  I've seen sneak peeks and my fellow teammates have dreamed up some darling ideas.  


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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