12 Days of Doodlebug – Day 1

Welcome to the 12 days of Doodlebug



I am so excited about this 12 day series that I am doing here on my blog – I LOVE DOODLEBUG and I have been a user and collector for the past 15 years!! Anything made by them delights and excites me – I love their bright, happy colors and incredibly cute icons and borders they make!! I thought doing this series would be a perfect way for me to lead up to and celebrate my birthday with you – There will be prizes – more on that at the end!!!

Over the course of these 12 Days of Doodlebug I will share with you ideas on using their products for Home Decor, Scrapbooking, Card-making, and Enhancing any paper project!!  The Doodlebug Design blog is an excellent place to get inspiration and ideas also!! I hope you will visit them soon!! Their Design Team is AMAZING!!!

Day 1 – Spring Banner


Made using Doodlebug Design‘s Hello Sunshine collection(This link here is from earlier this year and the post talks about a giveaway – the giveaway mentioned is over but I still linked here because it is a great post with pictures of everything in this collection)

Here are pictures of each letter:







To make this banner I started with the largest die in the SU! Banners Framelits set


I cut banners in both chipboard and various Doodlebug papers from this collection:

4689 hello sunshine paper pack

Using Mod Podge I adhered the printed papers to the chipboard by painting on a thin coat!

I used these two  Stampin’ UP! punches to make the accent letter circles – 2 3/8″ Scalloped, 2’Regular



Using the word “spring” stickers from the icon sheet I added the letters!

Screenshot 2014-12-29 15.15.56

I added accents to each letter using the Sprinkles from this collection!!


I punched 1/8″ holes on either side of each piece and then I used some ribbon to thread them together. Then I used buttons and stitched them on the ribbon in between the banners!


And the finished result was this:


There you go – I used Doodlebug products to make a Home Decor project!! Stay tuned for Days 2 and 3 where I will be adding more things made for my Holiday/Seasonal Decor table!!

*** I am entering this project in Challenge # 255 Always Anything Goes over at Craft Your Passion***

AND Not Just Cards Challenge Challenge # 16

Also At Crafting By Designs  – April Anything Goes challenge

And Creative MomentsChallenge 65 Anything Goes/Anything But a Card

And Lastly at Scribble & Scrap Challenge & Blog  –  Challenge 41 Always Anything Goes

 As a bonus to this event – I am giving away Prizes/Gifts to Celebrate My BIRTHDAY!!!!!

The Prizes I will be giving away will be pictured soon –

A Corner Chomper, a $25 gift certificate to any store, A Stampin’ Up! stamp set, An Avery Elle mini stamp with die


My Sweet, super amazing friend, Cynthea Sandoval, who is the creator of Doodlebug Designs is sending me a prize of Doodlebug products to give to one of you lucky winners!!! So super excited and I appreciate her support so much!!!

Here’s how you can win: Visit my blog and comment on as many of my Doodlebug posts as you can/want!! 1 comment per person per post!  The more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win!  I will use Random.org to determine the lucky winners!!

Winners will be announced by 12 noon MST on Monday, April 13th!!!

Hope you have a bright, sunny and happy day!!!

See you tomorrow!!

33 thoughts on “12 Days of Doodlebug – Day 1

  1. 1
    Mynn xx says:

    This is TOTALLY DARLING, Taunya! I adore these fun colors and your patterns are perfect! Beautiful banner–I’m sure it brightens up your space! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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    Lisa Swift says:

    Totally fun and fresh and so perfect for spring, Taunya! 12 days of Doodlebug? Yes, please! I am anxiously awaiting the new mini doilies and alpha stickers. I’ve loved Doodlebug since I started scrapping in 2002.

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    Patti J. says:

    Awww….Taunya! You always make me smile. Your work is so cheerful, and one can just feel the heart that you put into each creation, and every word of your posts! What an awesome person you are! Love this sweet banner, and the SPRING is a great little word! That’s certainly a fun set of embellies! Thanks for sharing – I’m eager to see what you have to share with us tomorrow! Doodlebug rocks, and so do you!

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    Penny Ward says:

    Super, super cute. So Springy!!! I am in love with those little buttons. Can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us. Hugs, :)

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    Pat (mspfd) says:

    This is really an adorable banner for spring with wonderful, happy colors and whimsical patterns. Everything works so well together. What a neat idea to sew the buttons to the ribbon between the banners and I love the coordinating sprinkles. Doodlebug makes the best embellishments!

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    Nora says:

    This is so adorable. I love the bright, happy colors that you used and all the fun Doodlebug products you were able to show case. I LOVE Doodlebug myself. What a beautiful project to decorate your craft room. Thank you for sharing. Nora

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    Kim Heggins says:

    Oh my….this is just so adorable! Love all that beautiful and fun paper. You are just amazing and obviously feeling much better from the looks of your stunning banner!

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    Cheryl W says:

    Oh my goodness, Taunya, this is so bright and cheery and beautiful! I L.O.V.E. it! The papers and embellishments are all fantastic. Can’t wait to see what else you create. Have a super Easter!

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    abusybee says:

    Your spring banner is wonderful! Love this paper and those banner dies are a must! Carri~Abusybee
    New Skittles Colors Just Released!

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    Mendi Yoshikawa says:

    You did such a great job on this banner! It’s so happy and captures the spring mood perfectly. I’m pinning it to my Doodlebug board right now. :)

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    LC says:

    What a great way to welcome spring! So bright and cheery! I’m glad that I recently came across your site and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for your next Doodlebug project. Thanks for sharing!

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    Danielle Vincent says:

    Hi there – thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and leaving me such a lovely note! I’m so glad you did as it led me to come check out your wonderful blog and see this FABULOUS banner!! I too am a Doodlebug fanatic – so we are kindred spirits :o) I’ll be checking back to see what else you are sharing with us these next 12 days. Hugs D

  13. 13
    Jo says:

    Hi Taunya :)
    I found Doodlebug about six months ago, so far I only have 2 paper pads, and I shall be visiting to see how you use other collections so that I can add them to my wanted list. Hello Sunshine is definately in that list now 😉
    It is such a pretty and fun collection and the name suits the papers perfectly. You’ve chosen to make a wonderful banner to showcase the products from this collection, perfect for this time of year. Makes me smile when I look at it, and i’m sure it makes you smile too :)
    Thanks for sharing this fab project with us, and the opportunity to have a play with some fabulous products too. You & Cynthea are very kind.
    Have a great day, can’t wait to see what you are sharing tomorrow!
    Jo xx

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    Miriam Prantner says:

    What a sweet banner! Perfect papers I like how you rotated the kraft and patterns.

  15. 15

    What a perfect banner for spring/Easter everything is coming up and some things are already blooming. Great job.

  16. 16

    Taunya, just like you I love Doodlebug – those papers are awesome and I love your banners!

  17. 17
    KT Fit Kitty says:

    Happy Birthday, Taunya! Your spring banner is wonderful! Love the Doodlebug papers, stickers, and other accents you used – everything looks amazing!

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    D.Ann C says:

    So I came here from the Autism hop and am interested in checking out your Doodlebug ideas and their site as I’m not familiar. Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. 19

    Taunya, You’ve created the cutest banner! LOVE those bright, cheerful colors and all the fun patterns! Happy Birthday!!!

  20. 20
    Becca Cruger says:

    This banner is awesome! The mix and match of bright patterns is awesome.

  21. 21
    jerrie says:

    First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Looks like you will be celebrating in style!! I am glad you posted where to purchase Doodlebug because I have not really heard of the brand in the Midwest. Love your banner!!

  22. 22
    Joyce M. says:

    Well, it looks like I got so far behind that I went through your Doodlebug posts backwards. Rest assured that they are just as cute backwards as forwards. Now that I am caught up, I can’t wait for more.

  23. 23

    This is so adorable! I love banners and bunting and things that hang! Really cute designs nd o colorful too!

  24. 24
    Kara Lynne says:

    Oh WOW! Your banner is all things SPRING! Doodlebug’s colors are always the best!

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    c says:

    Taunya, your Spring banner is nothing short of smile-making and day-brightening! The papers truly are gorgeous, but it’s what YOU do with them that makes them magical! I can only imagine how cheerful that banner makes everyone in your house feel: bright colours, pretty spring-time images and, most important of all, the realization that it was crafted, with love, by you! In awe, my dear friend…in AWE!

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    Monika/buzsy says:

    Fun, fun, fun…. amazing banner Taunya. Love the pretty prints. the pink and yellow look awesome on the Kraft paper.

  27. 27
    Monica says:

    What an awesome banner! I LOVE it!
    Thanks for entering our Not Just Cards Challenge and good luck!
    Monica – DT

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    Sabina says:

    Beautiful banner. Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments.

  29. 29
    Carla Hundley says:

    Taunya, so happy to have
    meet you and be invited to
    your blog! Loving this
    Spring banner. I love
    Doodlebug products and
    your choice of papers is
    Carla from Utah

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    D~DesignsByDragonfly says:

    I loVe your sweet spring banner. What a wonderful way to brighten a room. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

  31. 31

    OK, you know now you need to help me make one! it’s too stinking cute! by the time i get to it, it’ll be summer! we should make a summer one too!

  32. 32
    Janis in ID says:

    What a fun celebration of your birthday and of a terrific company with fabulous products. I am getting in late on your posts, but am starting at the beginning so I don’t miss anything!!!
    LOVE your happy banner. This is just so pretty and cute using all the fun Doodlebug papers. Thanks for sharing!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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    Leah Crowe says:

    Eeeps! How adorable this spring banner is, Taunya!!! I remember Doodlebug used to be one of my favorite companies. I actually still love them quite a bit, the bright fun colors and whimsical designs are so fun, I just haven’t purchased anything new in forever. lol Can’t wait to see the other 11 days. :)

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