Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Quick Doodlebug Xmas Tutorial!

Hello everyone! Today it's time for a Doodlebug Christmas Tutorial!

I don't know about you, but in November and December I'm always terribly busy and although I would love to create some handmade Christmas cards or ornaments very often I just don't have the time!

Last year I decided that this year it would be different! I was going to start early and create handmade Christmas cards for my family and friends and create some decorations for our tree.... BUT .... of course I totally forgot about my resolution and didn't start early at all!

Because I still want to create some homemade cards and decorations, I decided on this super quick AND fun technique:

1. Gather your supplies: one sheet of doublesided Christmas paper (I used "Holliday Tweet" from Santa's Workshop) and a circle cutter.

2. Cut 4 circles of different sizes:

3. Fold them once:

4. Fold them twice:

5. Fold them a third time:

6. They should look like this:

7. Adhere them to a card (I added a glue dot in the middle of the fold so the circle would stay open too wide):

8. Stitch allong all 4 sides of the card, add a sentiment and a little sticker to the top of the tree and you're done!! Easy Peasy!

But, wait there's more! I said cards and ornaments ... and this technique is easily translated from a card to an ornament, look:

1. Punch the same 4 circles and fold them the exact way as you did above:

2. Instead of adhering them to paper, you simply string a piece of Doodle Twine through them and then you'll have this:

That's it!! Easy Peasy!

Hope you like it!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Santa's Workshop, North Pole and Petit Prints; Cardstock Stickers: Icons from Santa's Workshop and Doodles "Merry Christmas".

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


  1. Oh easy peasy - just a little something you whipped up???? ROFL. Very cool. I look forward to recieving one. LOL

  2. Hello Ms. Monique,
    Is there any way we can order your cards by bulk? I'm really dying to buy them and would appreciate a reply. :*(

  3. Leuk Monique !!!! Vooral die boomhanger is erg mooi ! Leuk idee !
    Groetjes Berdien

  4. Leuk gedaan! Altijd prettig, een snelle manier om leuke kaarten te maken :-) Ook ik heb er nog geen een gemaakt.

  5. Oooh wat leuk en duidelijk uitgelegd, zelfs ik snap het gelijk;-)

  6. Die kerstbomen zijn echt gaaf! Hele mooie kaarten!

  7. supergaaf ! ga je pinnen ....