Friday, November 12, 2021

2021 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Super Sponsor

We are absolutely thrilled to be returning, once again, as a Super Sponsor for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!

This is an amazing HUGE twice annual community participation style blog hop hosted by Coffee Loving Cardmakers! We'll be hopping for a full week starting Friday, November 12th at 6:00am Pacific time, ending Friday November 19th 2021.

We are one of over 50 amazing companies to be offering a wide array of incredible prizes for those who create & link up a coffee, tea, matcha, chai, cocoa, hot cider, mulled wine or other hot beverage themed card or project! 

Want to Join the fun? Tag your creation on social media with #FallWinter2021CLH & link it up on the Main Hop Post over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog!

We've put together a MEGA Prize Pack valued well over $100 including a ton of current & retired Sparkle Blends sequin embellishment mixes as well as some stamps, dies and other goodies from some of my favorite companies! We'll be giving this pack away to one lucky, randomly selected participant of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop this year!


Our MEGA prize pack includes:

1 pack Doodles Paper Playground - Coffee Beans embellishments

1 pack Doodles Paper Playground - Sparkle Blends: PSL Season

1 pack Doodles Paper Playground - Sparkle Blends: Spill The Bubble Tea

1 pack Doodles Paper Playground - Sparkle Blends: So Matcha Fun

1 pack Doodles Paper Playground - Sparkle Blends: Frosted Gingerbread

1 pack Doodles Paper Playground - Sparkle Blends: Gingerbread House

1 pack Doodles Paper Playground - Sparkle Blends: Toasted S'mores

1 pack Doodles Paper Playground - Sparkle Blends: Cinnamon Roll

1 pack Doodles Paper Playground - Sparkle Blends: Love, Coffee (retired)

1 pack Doodles Paper Playground - Sparkle Blends: Hot Cocoa (retired)

1 pack Doodles Paper Playground - Sparkle Blends: Cafe Au Lait (retired)

1 pack Doodles Paper Playground - Sparkle Blends: Pumpkin Spice (retired)

Clearly Besotted: Spilling Tea - 4x6 photopolymer stamp set

Clearly Besotted: Warm Wishes - 4x6 photopolymer stamp set

Altenew: Latte - 2x3 photopolymer stamp set & coordinating dies

Paper Smooches: Cozy Coffee die set

Memory Box: Classic Coffee Cup die

Simon Says Stamp: Cocoa & Love - 2x3 clear stamp set

Waffle Flower: Warm Wishes - 2x3 photopolymer stamp set

The Ton: Coffee word die

The Ton: But First word die

Happy Town Studio: Love Coffee enamel coffee cup pin

Taste Beauty: But First, Coffee flavored lip balm set (gluten & cruelty free)


If you are not familiar with Doodles Paper Playground, WELCOME! We are a small embellishment company specializing in limited edition, small batch sequin embellishment mixes called Sparkle Blends, and have recently begun expanding our collection to include a range of unique embellishments and essential tools and supplies to help you use our products to their best potential! Our products are available for purchase exclusively in our Etsy Shop! We currently have some great comforting beverage themed Sparkle Blends options like PSL Season, Spill The Bubble Tea & So Matcha Fun and a brand new offering of Coffee Beans 3D embellishments-- as well as over 100 other sparkly choices! Join us over in the Sparkle Blends Fan Club for tons of inspiration, first looks, latest news and exclusive discounts, events and giveaways!

PSL Season

Apple Crisp

Toasted S'mores

Cinnamon Roll

So Matcha Fun

Spill The Bubble Tea

Coffee Beans

Don't worry, we've got a little surprise for EVERYONE! Save 21% on your total order at

with coupon code: CLBH21

21% discount is valid site wide, through Friday, November 19th, 2021. No exceptions. Not valid with any other coupons, promotions or discounts.


Thanks so much for hopping along with us today! Make sure you check out all of the amazing projects being linked up and add your own to be entered to win prizes and so we can be inspired by you!

Crafty Hugs & Glitter Dreams,


Sunday, August 1, 2021

Last Regularly Scheduled Blog Post

 Hello Sparkle Blends Fans!

Doodles Paper Playground Owner, Amber, here with a big announcement about the Blog.

It is with a heavy heart that as of August 1st, 2021 we have decided to discontinue regular new content here on the blog for the foreseeable future. We will be participating in some large blog hop events from time to time, but won't have a consistent schedul. We appreciate everyone who has followed us for these past few years, but unfortunately social media and the cardmaking industry seem to be starting to move away from Blogs as the most widely viewed form of Social Media & our readership has dwindled drastically this year. Don't worry, Doodles Paper Playground and Sparkle Blends aren't going anywhere, but we have made the decision to stop posting here on the blog in order to free up more creative time for our amazing Design Team to spend creating the projects that inspire you! 

Make sure you join our Sparkle Blends Fan Club over on Facebook for the most up to date information, announcements, sneak peeks and exclusive content & follow the Doodles Paper Playground Facebook business page for Release Announcement and weekly Thursday Lives with Alison Heikkila

Our Designing Divas have the option to continue to post on their own blogs, if they wish, so I encourage you to follow these very talented women directly, for more inspiration!

Amber MacMurtry

Alison Heikkila

Fawn Keuhne

EK Gorman

Annie Collins

Gina Crotchfelt

Judy Markowitz (link not currently working)

Thank you for 3 years of memories! All existing posts will remain active on the blog for as long as possible, so you can reference them & to avoid broken links.

We appreciate you! See you on Facebook & Instagram!

Don't forget to Share Your Sparkle!

Crafty Love Always,


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Apple for Teacher

Apple for Teacher


As usual, I started by die cutting my base panels,

Attached the two bottom panels together,

Added an acetate window and double layer of foam tape.
I am only making the big window a shaker.

I added another piece of acetate to the back. . .
It makes it much easier to place your shaker when it is already sealed up

Then I placed the shaker on the base panel.

I stamped, colored and cut my images.
I am leaving the fronl blank because I do not know if I will
 use this card for new teacher, teach appreciation or end of year. 

I can always attach a sentiment to the front or just put it all on the inside!

I added some more sequins to the front and love how this turned out!

For this card I used the Apple for Teacher blend.
This is one of my favorite blends!
I love the primary color mix!

There are more great Sparkle Blends over at the 

You can use my code FAWN10 for 10% off your order.

There is also a Facebook group where you can share 
creations you have made with Sparkle Blends!
Come check it out, share some inspiration!

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Now, Get Out There and Create Something Amazing!!

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