Wednesday, January 17, 2018

So Punny | Card Trio with Kathy

It's no secret, I love a good pun and this collection does not disappoint!  The Chit Chat Pieces and Odds & Ends make putting together cards so quick and easy!  Take a peek...

I made a shadow box type card by layering different sized frames, with pop dots between the layers for dimensions.  I added the little tomatoes from the Odds & Ends and the speech bubble from the Chit Chat Pieces.  To finish, I added one of the Tiny Heart Sprinkles and done!

For my next card, I started with this card base cut with my Silhouette.  For the center I attached 2 of the soda can Odds & Ends back to back over a piece of Doodle Twine so that they floated in the middle.  Then I just added the "soda-lightful" saying from the Chit Chat pieces and done!  

Finally for my last card, I used a center box card base to showcase the adorable sewing machine and thread Odds & Ends Pieces.  The speech bubble and the Just Because Banner are from the Chit Chat Pieces. 

I really love how this collection is great for both everyday and Valentine's themed projects!  I've listed the products used for each card below.  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Products Used

Must Ketchup Card
Item:  5943 I'm daisy for you double sided cardstock
Item:  5903 so punny odds & ends
Item:  5904 so punny chit chat pieces
Item:  3402 lily white textured cardstock
Item:  5834 so punny sprinkles tiny hearts

You're Soda-lightful Card
Item:  5946 soda-lightful double sided cardstock
Item:  5903 so punny odds & ends
Item:  5904 so punny chit chat pieces
Item:  5834 so punny sprinkles tiny hearts
Item:  3393 dolphin textured cardstock
Item:  2988 Doodle Twine - Ladybug

You're Sew Cute Card
Item:  5944 I'm plaid about you double sided cardstock
Item:  5943 I'm daisy for you double sided cardstock
Item:  5903 so punny odds & ends
Item:  5904 so punny chit chat pieces
Item:  5834 so punny sprinkles tiny hearts
Item:  3374 cherry textured cardstock

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

So Punny | Planner Video Step by Step with Jennie

Oh how I love cute! Creating cute planner pages is one of my favorite, for sure!  What helps make a cute planner page?  Doodlebug's So Punny collection can certainly do that!

I wanted to decorate the monthly view in my Happy Planner® since I don't use it for anything.  I decided it would be so fun to have a cheerful scrapbook page right in my planner.  I can flip to it and enjoy the memories + cute supplies any time I want!

I created three separate clusters, each with photos.  I kept one cluster very simple so that it wouldn't overwhelm the page.

I kept the second cluster somewhere between very interesting with lots going on and simple -- but I love it nonetheless.

Lastly, I've got two photos and layering - there are so many fun things to look at in just one small area of the page.  I mixed together die cuts + stickers with patterned paper. All three together create a good balance of photos and fun stuff to look at on a planner page.

Would you like to see how this all came together?
You can see a step by step process video right here!


Monday, January 15, 2018

So Punny | Take-Out Treat Boxes with Karen

I love this time in the crafting industry because new collections and product are popping up like amazing flowers in the middle of the winter doldrums, and it is so fun to see what is new and exciting! I am sure it comes as no surprise that Doodlebug's new So Punny collection is at the top of my list. I squealed...yes, squealed...the first time I saw it! I mean come on! It doesn't get cuter or more versatile than this fun collection! From bacon to gnomes to sewing machines to sushi, this collection has it all! And I couldn't help but start my crafty fun with a sushi-themed project!  
Right? How cute is this paper and these die cuts from the Odds and Ends pack?! I had some small take-out containers kicking around (these were leftovers from a Christmas project but there are templates galore online so you can create your own). I thought they would make a great little hostess gift or even a place cards for a little dinner party you might be hosting! Fill them with a little bit of candy sushi or any other little treat, and you'll be the "ricest" gift giver ever!
In my family, I am going to use these as a gifts for my cuties. My oldest daughter is obsessed with sushi and rice...she would eat it everyday if she I thought it would be fun to actually serve some sushi in it. And given that the youngest won't touch either (because life would be too easy if they wold like the same things, right?!), I think her's will include some fruit roll up sushi for dessert!
Oh, and just as an embellishment for these cute die cuts, I added some chopsticks simply cut from Doodlebug's textured cardstock in cream...
 ...and included the cutest washi tape ever! As a final touch, my new favourite Sprinkles sealed the hearts! What???!!! I know - I heard you squeal! So there you have it. One of what will be at least 20 projects I have planned with this collection! Seriously - I'm not sure I will be able to stop. In the meantime, I hope you are enjoying this bright pop of colour in the winter. Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Karen

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Cream & Sugar | Card Set by Brigit

I'm so happy to be back for another fun-filled year with Doodlebug! Today I have a couple of cards to share using the adorable Cream & Sugar collection.

I love making cards and this collection with its sweet treats, coffee, tea and hot cocoa embellishments made creating these so much fun. It was very easy to come up with five cards in no time.

The patterned paper used for all these cards are from the cream & sugar 6 x 6 paper pad. For this card, I used a couple stickers from the this & that sheet and the cake and notebook paper from the odds & ends pack. I added a piece of bubblegum daisy stripe petite print behind the notebook paper and finished with a ladybug mini clothespin.

This coffee cup odds & ends diecut is absolutely adorable! For some special touches, I added a little clear wink of stella to both hearts and some hand stitching. The speech bubble and sentiment are from the that & that sheet, I also used a piece of a mini swimming pool doily.

I think this is one of my favorite cards from the bunch. The diecuts are from the odds & ends pack except for the ampersand which is from a die. I added some cupcake and lily white sequins and a couple of sprinkles from the latte love and milk & cookies packs. There's a piece of swimming pool textured cardstock behind the first background layer.

This sentiment is cut from the tea time 12 x 12 sheet and diecuts from the odds & ends pack. to finish up this quick and easy card I added a couple of bon bon sequins.

For the last card like the others, I used odds & ends and paper from the 6 x 6 paper pad. Also used is a piece of paper from the rainbow gingham-linen petite print assortment pack, bubblegum mini doily, a teabag from the tea for two doodle pops and a mini heart clip.

I hope you've enjoyed these cards, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Cream & Sugar | Traveller's Notebook with Jennie + Video Tutorial

Hey, there!  Jennie here and I am so excited to share with you how I have set up my single travelers notebook using Doodlebug Designs Cream + Sugar collection.  I love the colors (oh so cute!) and the images (even cuter!) and it's the perfect way to create a cheerful planning space.
I am trying out a single pocket size Travelers Notebook for my main creative planner. I like to plan my memory planning in here and then keep some other fun items in here, as well.  I thought I'd try a single and see how I liked it.
Where to begin with all that cute?!  How about with the dashboards?  They are inspiring and I think that is key.  Having something that makes you smile and want to open up your planner and that keeps you on track!
This clear dashboard is durable yet cute thanks to the die cuts!  It definitely makes me want to flip through and see more!
How about that cluster of die cuts and stickers on soft vellum?  It allows for decoration and distinction in a less harsh way.
Die cuts are, of course, the star of the show!  Change them out on top based on your mood or what's going on. But, of course, dashboards aren't the only thing here.  We've got clips and cute storage solutions, too.
Want to see how all of this came together?
Check out my video sharing the set up and flip through of my functional + creative travellers notebook!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Cream & Sugar | Step Card Set by Karen

Happy New Year to everyone! I am so happy to be back with you and with Doodlebug for another term!
So, this time around with Cream & Sugar, I thought I would have some fun with cards. I am a huge fan of fun folds for cards - card making is actually where I started as a crafter, so I thought it was time to pull out the side-step card. Doodlebug makes it so easy with to pull together cards that are, well...delightful!

So, this time around with Cream & Sugar, I thought I would have some fun with cards. I am a huge fan of fun folds for cards - card making is actually where I started as a crafter, so I thought it was time to pull out the side-step card. Doodlebug makes it so easy with to pull together cards that are, well...delightful!

With so many different types of product to work with, every inch, piece and step is easy to fill with cuteness.

And if a side step card is not your jam, a traditional A2 might work for you! All of these cards were embellished with pieces from the Odds and Ends packs. This pack is perfect for cards this size - you can layer different die cuts to create fun dimension (both the yellow heart and the cart are different pieces).

I clustered similar theme pieces together on this card that reminded me of being in a tea shop! Couldn't get much sweeter than that.

In terms of sentiments, that part was easy too! I simply grabbed some stickers from the This & That sticker sheet , backed them with some paper from the 12x12 pack (although the 6x6 would be perfect too), and adhered them to the cards!

Nothing completes a card, layout or even planner page quite like sprinkles.

So there you have it - a cute set of three cards ready for Valentine's day next month, or any time that you want to send a little message that will make someone smile. For now, these little cuties are going to find a place in my crafty space because quite frankly, they make me happy! Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, Karen

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Cream & Sugar: Pocket Letter with Nathalie

I am very excited to be sharing my first project on the blog today! I played with the Cream & Sugar collection to create a tea themed pocket letter. You see, I don't drink coffee but I love a good cup of tea!
I started with the 6x6 Cream & Sugar paper pack to create the backdrops then I selected and placed several die-cuts from the odds&ends pack (which I love!). I filled a pocket with more die-cuts and another with shape sprinkles from the Cake Shoppe collection. Everybody knows that you need cute little cakes with your tea, right?
For the top pocket above, I used some bon bon teensy type stickers and put a Hello cardstock sticker from the 12x12 Cream & Sugar sticker sheet on pop dots for extra dimension. I like to put things inside but also on top of the page protector.
For this pocket, I have included two cute clips from the coffee shop pack and added word stickers from the already mentioned 12x12 sheet. Pretty matte enamel dots and machine stitching add the finishing touches.
The idea with pocket letters is to send someone goodies and I have included quite a bit here, visible and not visible. I have written a note and placed it into my homemade envelope and I will add a variety of tea bags behind a couple of cards like this last one above.

Now, for a little surprise of my own, I would love to send this letter to a Doodlebug fan who likes tea! Enter the giveaway on my Instagram account: anounceofcreativity by Saturday, January 13th and go put on the kettle :)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Cream & Sugar | Cards with Kathy

Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today with some fun cards I created using the fabulous Cream & Sugar Collection!  I have to say that this is one of my all time favorite collections.  The little coffee cups, the sugar cubes, the sweet treats... all just too cute!  Take a peek...

For my first card, I used the coffee cups from the Odds & Ends Package and the cute "punny" sentiment from the Cake Sprinkles Double Sided Cardstock .  The card base is from this cut file that I altered to fit my needs.  I like this card because it can be used for Valentine's Day or you could send it "just because."

My next card is a shaker card.  I just love shaker cards!!!  I started by cutting a heart shape in my base, then filling the shaker with some Doodlebug sequins and some X's and O's I cut out using my Silhouette.  The sweet candy hugs and kisses from the Odds & Ends pack and the Hugs & Kisses sentiment from the Cake Sprinkles Double Sided Cardstock topped it all off!

My last card I think is my favorite.  I love puns.  I use them liberally.  It makes my daughter roll here eyes.  So when this idea popped into my head, I couldn't resist.  I used the donut and the coffee cup from the Odds & Ends, and added some speech bubbles I made using the Booville Bubble Sayings cut file, and finished it with the Happy Valentine's Day sticker from the This & That Sticker Sheet.  The easel card base was made using this cut file.

I can't wait to send these out!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!

Supplies used:

I've Bean Thinking About You

Monday, January 8, 2018

Cream & Sugar | Sweet Layout by Anita

Hi there, happy holidays! 
 This week we are revisiting one of our most popular collections to-date 'Cream & Sugar' and I'm sharing a layout that I created by mixing things up a little and using donuts! It's not often I add sugary treats to my projects but seriously, who doesn’t love a pretty pink donut?

I began with white card stock backing it on light pink Sweet Shoppe Stripe patterned paper before machine stitching around the border. I then placed a panel strip of Bitsy Bouquet to the centre of the layout and adhered it down before adding another stitched border. And for some extra extra texture I used a small strip of Donut Shoppe Washi tape at the top and bottom of of the stitched patterned paper. 

The Cream & Sugar patterned paper made a perfect matt for my photo which I placed slightly off centre as I wanted to add further embellishments. The large donut was fussy cut from two sheets of the 'Cake Sprinkles' patterned paper which I then layered using foam adhesive to create dimension to the piece before placing on top of the sweet little kraft envelope.

Then using some of the Cream and Sugar Odds and Ends I added a few more donut pieces to embellish the rest of the layout before placing a single Donut Doodle-Pop over my photo.

I hope I’ve given you some fun inspiration using this collection?

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Product used
5808: bubblegum abigail CS stickers
5462: donut shoppe washi tape
5470: mini donuts mini doodle-pop
5484: cream & sugar odds & ends
5492: cream & sugar double-sided cardstock
5493: cake sprinkles double-sided cardstock
5498: sweet shoppe stripe double-sided cardstock 
5499: bitsy bouquet double-sided cardstock 
4495: cupcake mini paperclips 
4092: treat bags - kraft dots 
2983: Doodle Twine - Bright Assortment 
65: Pastel Asst. Mini Brads 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Cream & Sugar | Planner Pages with Jomelle

Many of you, including myself love the Cream & Sugar collection which has been an incredibly popular line of products. Some of you also missed out on getting your hands on them, but don't worry, stores are still stocking up on this amazing collection.

I'm excited to be sharing more of my planner set up using my Favorite Cream & Sugar Collection. Here is my layout for the week of Valentine's Day.

I am looking forward for Valentine's Day. I am hoping that my oldest son Joshua will be able to baby sit our 2 year old daughter so that hubby and I can go out for our Valentine's Day Date. 

I added a flap on the right side of this page. I can flip it over and add a picture and a little journaling.

You can see on the right side of the page that the flap is already flipped over.

I can't end my blog without showing you my "Pocket Love".

It always makes me really happy having my pockets filled.

Thank you for stopping by. 
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