Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Sharing is Caring | Today We Feature You!

We love nothing better than spotting Doodlebug creations being made by 'You' so we thought it might be nice to share some of those wonderful projects with everyone.

You're Stuck With Me Layout
By Becky Stidham
We think Becky's layout using So Punny is the sweetest design and we love how she has used the 'Waffley Cute' paper behind her heart cut file.
(We spied Becky's project on the Paper Issues Blog HERE)

I love You Gnome Matter What Card &
You Turn Me On Card
By Candi O Designs
So Punny really is a card maker's dream collection because we have matched all the Odds & Ends Icons with their very own punny Chit Chat pieces. And we think these two cards by Candi O Designs are simply adorable.
(We spied these two cards and many more on the Candy O Designs Blog HERE)

We Go Together Like Bacon & Eggs Card
By Yana Smakula
Oh my, how these little eggs pop right off the page with the use of a black background. Yana has created this clever design by stamping and coloring multiple eggs and adhering them using pop dots for extra dimension on her card. The Stamp Collection is called Breakfast Buddies by Simon Says Stamp who work with our icons to create amazing exclusive stamp sets.
(We spied this card on the Simon Says Stamp Blog HERE)

Me + You Layout
By Heatherjeana
This layout popped right out at us with its bright colors and super fun theme, not to mention the incredibly cute photo.
(We spied Heatherjeana's project on HERE)

Valentine's Treat Bags
By Sistang Mayumi
Seriously these little treat bags are so adorably sweet and would make perfect gifts for any age and any occasion. Sistang has created a wonderful video sharing how she put together these little bags so we thought we'd share because 'Sharing is Caring'.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Chit Chat Focus | Love You Layout by Tya

Just because Valentines Day is over - doesn't mean we have to stop telling the special people in our lives just how much we love them. The So Punny collection is perfect for ANYTIME you want to say "I Love You". I made this layout with a few photos of my sweetheart and I and then added a few of my favorite Chit Chat pieces from the So Punny collection scattered around the page. It was really fun to put together- I must say :)

I started with a piece of  I'm Daisy for you paper for the background. I chose a piece of lily white Gingham/Linen Petite Print paper to build on. I did a little mixed media on the paper with some light pink water colors and then some water color paint splatters in pink, yellow and aqua. I like adding a subtle bit of color with my watercolors to liven up a plain white background.

I chose a fun font called The Open Letter font that I purchase here and then uploaded the font into my Silhouette program. I cut out holes in the letter "O's" and placed 2 photos behind the cut out. I then cut the individual letter outlines out with some white cardstock and then the inside of the letters were cut out with various colors of the Gingham/Linen paper. I glued the letters to the front of the paper.
I then chose a few of my favorite pieces from the Chit Chat die cuts and some stickers from the Icon sticker sheets that matched the sentiments. Here are some close ups of the letters:

To finish the layout off I added a couple of banners from the Chit Chat die cuts to the top of the page and then a black polka dot ric rac sticker and a strip of hearts from the Heart Deco border paper. I also added a few Tiny Heart Sprinkle enamel hearts here and there for some added decoration.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to use up all of those Chit Chat pieces on a layout featuring your special someone! With so many different pieces to chose from in the package of die cuts - you will  be able to create oodles of fun projects with the Chit Chat die cuts! Happy Crafting friends!

Products Used:
Gingham Linen Cherry
White cardstock
Silhouette Cameo
The Open Letter Alpha - The Cut Shoppe

Monday, February 26, 2018

Chit Chat Focus | Punny Cards with Karen

For this little set, I wanted a variety of cards that would serve a variety of occasions. While the So Punny collection is filled with love, it is also filled with with great Chit Chats that will work perfectly for...  
 ...that great dad or grandpa in your life...
...a great thank-you or thinking of you card for the seamstress or quilter in your life...  
 ...or even a fun general purpose card for the tea fan in your life. And really, this is a just a sample of the huge variety in this awesome and versatile collection.  
 Team them up with the vibrant patterned paper in the 12x12 collection and some of the adorable new mini heart Sprinkles... ...perhaps a pretty mini doilie...  
 ...and some mini paper clips and twine and your cards will be full of fun Doodlebug texture! Who wouldn't want one of these cards sitting on their fact, I might keep one for my own! If you haven't had a chance to check out the Chit Chats, what are you waiting for?! They will definitely bring a smile to your face, and if you get around to giving them away, to the faces of those lucky enough to receive a homemade card from you! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Karen

The only thing I love more than giving away a homemade card is giving away a homemade card that includes a pun! Doodlebug's new Chit Chat die cuts make pulling together a cute card with a great sentiment as easy as it gets! And given the huge amount of sentiments that come is a package, you'll have no shortage of cards to give away!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Chit Chat Focus | Punny card trio with Brigit

The So Punny chit chat pack is filled with adorable puns and more. Pair them with some odds & ends or Doodlebug cut files to make some of the cutest greeting cards ever.

The chit chats really make it so quick and easy to put cards together. It's nice to have a pack of speech bubbles to match the collection and there is a bunch in the pack a total of 93 die cut pieces.

I really love how this plate card came out and it was super simple to put together, I just used a couple of circle dies. The eggs and bacon are all from the odds & ends pack and the little hearts are from the tiny heart sprinkles pack. I cut the fork and knife on lily white gingham-linen paper and tied with bumblebee twine. Paper is I'm daisy for you and sea glass textured cardstock.

I used a box card die to create this card and added the little radishes from the odds & ends pack. The little hearts on the sides are also from the pack and the heart on the best friend sticker is from the hearts sprinkle shapes pack. Paper is from the so punny 12 x 12 collection and limeade gingham-linen petite print.

This juice box is a cut file from the so punny svg collection, you can get the file from Lori Whitlock's shop. Paper used, lily white gingham-linen, ladybug swiss dot, cupcake dot-grid and limeade gingham-linen petite prints and some raspberry and sea glass textured cardstock. I used a limeade button and limeade twine.

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

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Chit Chat Focus | 3D Get Well Soon Gift by Jennifer

Hello, Doodlebug friends. I hope you have all been enjoying the wonderful Chit Chat projects the team has been sharing. I originally had a different project in mind but after a short hospital stay, I was inspired to create a "Get Well Soon" gift using the So Punny collection. Here's what I came up with.
I'm hoping this fun TV and oversized bouquet of pinwheels will lift someone's spirits and show them how much they are loved.
I used a few puns from the Chit Chat set and also made two more to go along with the "get well" theme.
For the last pinwheel, I used the "punny" die cut, also from the set, and added coordinating stickers, doodle pops, and food shaped sprinkles.
The television is a So Punny cutting file. Two silhouettes of the TV were cut out of thin chipboard using my Silhouette machine, then mounted to foam board. I made a foam box to fit in between the two, then the sides were closed up using chipboard.
Once the tv box was made I covered it with patterned paper and cardstock. To give the box more dimension, the knobs, screen border and tv border were cut out of layers of chipboard or foam board.
Here you can see the Soda-lightful Chit Chat close up and of course, I had to give the tv a soda from the odds and ends pack, to drink.
The back of the box is very simple, just a few heart die cuts.
I really wanted to attach the antenna, but with all the pinwheels I couldn't decide on the placement. I decided not to glue it down, but make it an accessory. Once the recipient is feeling better the pinwheels can be removed and the box could be used for storage or as decor. Thanks so much for joining me today. Happy crafting everyone!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Chit Chat | Traveller's Notebook Pages with Nathalie

I have been documenting a day trip to the desert in a traveler's notebook insert for a bit and I used the So Punny collection to finish the last two pages. My goal here was to use the Chit Chat elements for a non-Valentine's project, showing you how versatile they are.

I first cut a piece of 12x12 Plaid paper to the size of my right page. After placing my photo strip, I added two speech bubbles from the Chit Chat pack adhering the bigger one with foam dots for dimension. For the left side, I really wanted to use the big Love arrow diecut (also from the Chit Chat pack) and found a couple of papers in the So Punny 6x6 paper pad to add layers under my photo. The arrow diecut is also on foam dots and brings the eye to the photo.
The journaling tucked under the photo is actually done on the scalloped flap of an envelope from the Love assortment of Cards & Envelopes (I used the rest of the envelope on my next page). Since this is about a trip to the desert, I chose to add a couple of cactus stickers from the Icons sticker sheet. They just make me smile.
I finished off the spread with a cute flower clip and assorted enamel dots.
The next page was the last page of my book so I couldn't stop here! I fed a piece of the Work of Heart paper into my typewriter to write the last lines. I liked the notebook piece that was already signed XOXO. 
I selected two more diecuts from my Chit Chat pack, the banner to use as a title and a yellow heart. Feeling like it still needed something, I framed my page with bracket stickers from the This & That sticker sheet. I like how they add just a touch of color.

I just love working in this format and I am so very excited about the upcoming Doodlebug Design Daily Doodles Traveler's Notebooks and inserts! I can not wait!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Chit Chat Focus | Breakfast Layout with Anita

Do you get excited about an awesome tasting breakfast? We love having a family breakfast together on the weekends. I captured my daughter one morning after she had made a bacon, egg and pancake sandwich and she was pretty pleased with herself because it was going to taste amazing!!

It’s chitchat week so I’m sharing a layout using those awesome chitchat pieces on my layout.
My idea for my layout came from looking at those Doodle-pop eggs. I wanted to use circles and lots of them, so I started with die cutting them out using my Sizzix big shot and stitched circles dies using the patterned papers (waffley cute and sofa-lightful)

After arranging them on my white cardstock I adhered them down 
then started to add the chit chat bits around my layout. Next I added some of those cute doodle-pops (bacon and eggs and toaster time) to the corner of my photo.

I also wanted to add a few more things to the layout, so I pulled out those cute little 
(Breakfast buddies shape sprinkles) and added them around the layout.

I used another chit chat bit for my title and a cute mini heart paper clip at the top of my photo.

And to finish it off I added some pink glitter shape sprinkles to the top and bottom of my layout. 

And if you want to watch my create my layout check out my process video.

Here are the products I’ve used

5904 chit chat so punny 
5849 bacon and eggs doodle pop
5850 toaster time doodle pop
5764 mini heart clips
5835 breakfast buddies shape sprinkles 
5829 valentine assortment glitter sprinkles 
5945 waffley cute
5946 soda-lightful 

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chit Chat Focus | Planner Pages by Anabelle

Thank you for all the comments we recieved
from people wanting to know how Anabelle put together the little paper clips using the So Punny icons. Anabelle has been so kind to take a few photos and add a blurb explaining her process. We're sure this will help answer your questions. Scroll to the bottom of this post to find the new information.

There are many fun ways to use the So Punny Chit Chats on projects. They are paired so perfectly with the cute little characters in the line. But, they aren't just limited to that line. I decided to create my weekly planner spread using the Cream and Sugar collection. I seriously can't get enough of the cute coffee and donuts motifs and wanted to mix the Chit Chats with them. It worked perfectly! The little sayings worked wonderfully with the characters from this collection, as well.

Here is the result. I love the coffee and donut washi tapes, so I had to incorporate them into my layout. I was able to use the Doodlepop clips I had made a while back, too.

I made this pocket to add to my spread. I absolutely love the plaid paper so I had to use it for that. Since my theme was rather 'sweet' this week, I added the large 'SWEET' chit chat to the pocket. I tucked some stickers and another chit chat inside of it. 

As you can see, the little characters from the Cream and Sugar line were a perfect match for the speech bubbles. 

The coffee and tea were made for this adorable chit chat, don't you think?
And I love the coffee pot saying 'You turn me on." Really, these worked just perfectly with the collection!
While these were released as a Valentine's Day collection, they certainly can be used for so much more. I just loved pairing them with Cream and Sugar! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Planner Paper Clips
Making planner clips with Doodle Pops is easy and fun. It’s my favorite thing to do with them. All you need to do is hot glue the sticker to a paperclip. Then punch a round circle from card stock with a circle punch and adhere it to the back of the sticker to finish things off. Give it about 10 seconds to cool off and you are ready to go!

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