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Doodlebug Designs Crushed Velvet Flock

Being a child of the 70’s, I have vivid memories of gorgeous colorful flocked trees that decked the halls of the holiday season. I always wanted a colorful flocked tree but, alas, it was always evergreen for us. With today’s steal, the Doodlebug Designs Crushed Velvet Flock, I can appease my mournful childhood memory of never-ending green by adding a little colorful fluff to my paper crafting projects. And after seeing what Design Team member Regina Mangum did with today’s steal, I can’t wait to get colorful!

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If you’re like me, you may not have even heard of flock! What is it? I like to think of it as soft, happy fuzz. I got to play with Doodlebug’s Crushed Velvet Flock and I’m excited to share some projects I made with you today.

I was a little intimidated by these darling little jars of crushed velvet flock at first, but then I realized that it would be a great way to add some fun texture to a project. I decided to create three cards with just a small sampling of the amazing colors that come in the package of 12.

First up is one for all you owl fans! After die-cutting out my tree, grass, and owls, I applied some of the flock to the shapes. To get a smooth, even texture, apply adhesive with either an adhesive sheet before you die-cut your shapes or with an adhesive applicator (like a Xyron Create a Sticker) after you have cut your shapes. Then, sprinkle liberally, press down, and shake off excess.

Next, I thought it would be fun to create a shaped card. What could be more warm and fuzzy than a happy brown bear? I die-cut the bear shape using my electronic die-cutter and applied the flock to just the top overlay. I love the touchable texture of the “fur” and added a sweet banner and fun googly eyes.

For my third card, I thought I would make a girlie thank you card for my aunt, who is a poodle lover. The trimmed fur of a poodle was just perfect to use with flock!

I love how the flock looks on the tail and legs of the poodle.

I hope you enjoyed my “fun with flock” cards today. Once I got over my initial intimidation, I had such a terrific time adding texture to my projects. Thanks so much to ScrapbookSteals for bringing a little flock into my life!

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Ack! Regina, you are crazy talented, woman! I love your cards and think I may just have to flock up some decorations for a Christmas tree. Can you imagine how cute it would be to cut out some fun shapes on my Silhouette then flock the negative space onto clear ornaments?  Yeah. I’m excited.

Have a super weekend everyone! I know I will, aka: last weekend before school starts!

Doodlebug Designs All Mixed Up Alpha Rub-ons | Monday Card Madness #90

“Please remind me one more time, I keep forgetting! I tell ya, it must be a mom thing as those kids have zapped all of my brain cells. Wait a minute. I have an idea! Will you please take these Doodlebug Designs All Mixed Up Alpha Rub-ons and just go ahead and rub the reminder right on my forehead so I don’t forget? Ahhh. That’s better.” :)

I don’t know about you, but I think rub-ons have got to be one of the greatest scrappy inventions since the paper trimmer! And what’s better is that today’s steal comes in a variety of sizes and colors to meet your every paper crafting need. I’m over the moon in love with these mini alphas when it comes to making cards. I love being able to add the perfect sentiment to my project with the flick of a popsicle stick!

Can you believe that we have been at our Monday Card Madness fun for NINETY weeks now? That just makes my brain wiggle to think about! I had a lot of fun with this week’s sketch because I love scallops and tags.

I love how easy the Doodlebug rub-ons made it to customize my cards, and the best part about these rub-ons is that they don’t love their neighbors when you apply them. You know the irritating rub-ons that leave a trace of everything even remotely close to the one you actually want to apply? Not Doodlebug Designs rub-ons. They are perfection.

I love ‘em!

Don’t forget that we are currently teamed up with We R Memory Keepers Operation Write Home Card Drive for a fantastic giveaway. We have a lovely Red White and Blue Stack Pack that will be given to one random winner who participates in the Operation Write Home Card Drive.

To enter to win:

We will have a random drawing from all of the card drive participants. The winner will be announced on our July 30th Monday Card Madness blog post. (Don’t forget! Post your cards to a regular Monday Card Madness blog post by June 29th in order to be eligible for our regular monthly drawing.)

Let’s do our part to help collect 50,000 cards! I’m way excited that I will be hand delivering my contribution of around 20 cards to their offices today!

Good luck!