Doodlebots - Robot Cards for Boys & Men

by Kim MacFarlane

Doodlebots - Robot Cards for Boys & Men

Doodle art is fun to do and a hot trend for 2016, so when Die-Cutting Essentials Magazine asked me to make some cards for men in Issue #9 I decided to add doodle details to the versatile new Robot dies from the Marianne Design range. It's so easy to do and you don't need a super steady hand either - simply leave the die cut piecings in the cutting dies and with a fineliner pen draw along the inside edges of the dies to add the lines. Remove the shapes from the dies and add more doodles or stamped details as required.

I kept my cards bright and cheery for the magazine but the robots would look just as good if given a retro rusty grunge look by working with darker papers and masks.

Happy Botday

Cut, score and fold the 135mm x 135mm base card. Die cut the circle aperture to house the plastic shaker bubble.

Cut and die cut yellow paper and glue in position.

Die cut the robot shapes from metallic card. Keeping the shapes in the stencil dies, draw in the outlines using the fineliner pen. Remove shapes and add more doodle line details. Assemble the robot.

Emboss the background panel. Assemble robot and panel in the shaker bubble and fix in position. Cut a 130mm square piece of card and glue in position to tidy the inside of the card.

Die cut the red circle and glue in position.

Die cut the banner. Arrange the alphabet letter stamps on a clear acrylic block. Stamp on banner. Fold banner and fix to card.

Die cut small stars. Glue in position and finish with rhinestone stars.

DAD Bunting

Cut, score and fold the 135mm x 135mm base card. Cut the red paper and glue in position.

Die cut the robot shapes from metallic card. Keeping the shapes in the stencil dies, draw in the outlines using the fineliner pen. Remove shapes and add more doodle line and stamped details. Assemble the robots and set aside for later.

Die cut the banners, letters and diamond grid and fix in position.

Attach robots to the card using foam pads.

Star Man

Cut, score and fold the 135mm x 135mm base card. Cut the striped paper and glue in position.

Die cut the robot shapes from metallic card. Keeping the shapes in the stencil dies, draw in the outlines using the fineliner pen. Remove shapes and add more doodle line and stamped details. Assemble the robot and set aside for later.

Die cut the stars and balloon. Attach twine to the balloon.

Arrange the alphabet letter stamps on a clear acrylic block. Stamp on the star shape and add a small rhinestone star.

Attach all elements to the card using foam pads and glue.

Love You to the Moon & Back

Cut, score and fold the 110mm x 210mm base card. Arrange the alphabet letter stamps on a clear acrylic block and stamp directly onto the base card.

Die cut the robot shapes from metallic card. Keeping the shapes in the stencil dies, draw in the outlines using the fineliner pen. Remove shapes and add more doodle line and stamped details. Assemble the robot and set aside for later.

Die cut the background landscape, stars and hearts. Use a circle die to double cut the crescent moon.

Attach all elements to the card using foam pads and glue. Finish with rhinestone stars.

Wish Big Milk Carton

Trace around milk carton template, cut out and score.

Emboss star pattern on top of carton. Assemble carton using glue.

Die cut the robot and gears shapes from metallic card. Keeping the robot shapes in the stencil dies, draw in the outlines using the fineliner pen. Remove shapes and add more doodle line and stamped details. Assemble the robot and set aside for later.

Die cut two background star panels and glue in position on carton. The two panels should meet on the back of the carton but not the front.

Die cut small stars and star tags.

Attach all elements to the carton using foam pads and glue. Finish with rhinestone stars.

Punch two small holes in the top of the carton. Thread star tags with viscose raffia and thread through the holes to close the carton.

Tips

  • Use a good strong glue when working with metallic finish papers and card.

  • Use the cutting dies as stencils to draw smiles and other details.

  • Carefully trim the alphabet clear stamps if required to assist with letter spacing. Hand trimming stamps will allow you to cut closer than the manufacturing processes allow.

Products Mentioned

  • Collall All Purpose Tacky Glue - 100ml
  • Collall Double Sided Sticky Foam Pads - 400pcs 5x5x1mm
  • Collall Double Sided Sticky Foam Pads - 400pcs 5x5x2mm
  • Dutch Doobadoo Box Art Template - Milk Carton 713013
  • Faber-Castell Indian Ink PITT Artist Pen Fineliner - Black - M 0.7mm
  • Hobby & Crafting Fun Eyelet Hole Puncher Set
  • Knorr Prandell Matt Viscose Raffia - 30m - Red #218533015
  • Marianne Design 6
  • Marianne Design A5 Paper Bloc 32pcs - Just for Men PK9129
  • Marianne Design Clear Stamps - Eline's Handlettering Bold EC0160
  • Marianne Design Clear Stamps - Eline's Handlettering Light EC0158
  • Marianne Design Clear Stamps - Eline's Handlettering Script EC0159
  • Marianne Design Collectables Cutting Dies - Alphabet COL1350
  • Marianne Design Collectables Cutting Dies - Eline's Banners XL COL1398
  • Marianne Design Collectables Cutting Dies - Snow Globe COL1362
  • Marianne Design Collectables Cutting Dies & Stamps - Balloons COL1378
  • Marianne Design Collectables Cutting Dies & Stamps - Robots COL1403
  • Marianne Design Craftables Cutting Die - Falling Stars CR1294
  • Marianne Design Craftables Cutting Die - Punch Die Hearts CR1322
  • Marianne Design Craftables Cutting Die - Punch Die Nuts, Bolts & Gears CR1324
  • Marianne Design Craftables Cutting Die - Punch Die Stars CR1321
  • Marianne Design Craftables Cutting Dies - Banners CR1299
  • Marianne Design Craftables Cutting Dies - Label XL & Labels XS CR1353
  • Marianne Design Craftables Cutting Dies - Tiny's Stars CR1226
  • Marianne Design Creatables Cutting Dies - Party Flags LR0329
  • Marianne Design Creatables Die - Horizon Pine Trees LR0283
  • Marianne Design Embossing Folder & Cutting Die - Diamonds DF3410
  • Marianne Design Embossing Folder & Cutting Die - Stars DF3408
  • Marianne Design Star Gem Stickers - Christmas CA3113
  • Papicolor Metallic 12x12 Cardstock - Baby Blue #264366
  • Papicolor Metallic 12x12 Cardstock - Casino Gold #264347
  • Papicolor Metallic 12x12 Cardstock - Metallic #264334
  • Papicolor Metallic 12x12 Cardstock - Pearl White #264330
  • Papicolor Metallic 12x12 Cardstock - Red Lacquer #264337
  • Papicolor Metallic 12x12 Cardstock - Steel #264332
  • Shaker Card Bubble Fronts - 5pcs Round
  • Tsukineko Memento Luxe Ink Pad - Wedding Dress
  • Tsukinenko VersaFine Ink Pad Large - Onyx Black

Kim MacFarlane

Designer & Founder of Buddly Crafts. A passionate crafter who enjoys seeing creativity grow wings and take flight.