Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Doodlebug Design: So Punny Cards

Hi Everyone! Today I have some fun cards featuring the new So Punny Collection from Doodlebug Design!  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...


For my first card, 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!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Doodlebug Design: Cream & Sugar Cards

Hi Everyone!  Today I have some fun cards I created using the fabulous Doodlebug Design 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!



Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Lori Whitlock: January Creative Team Blog Hop


Hi Everyone!   It's time for the January Creative Team Blog Hop over at Lori Whitlock!  You should have arrived here from Traci's Blog.  Here's the order for today's hop!

For my project I created some Valentine's Day themed Hand Sanitizer Holders!  Because Valentine's Day is smack in the middle of cold & flu season!  I know many teachers who would love one of these!


I started with the base of the Hand Sanitizer Holder Snowflake .(in Silhouette Store)  Instead of the snowflake, I re-sized and cut both the 3 Succulents File (in Silhouette Store)  and the typewriter from the A2 X-Card Typewriter (in Silhouette Store) file and added them to the front of the holder.  I created the little "punny" tags using the Tag Dingbats Font (b)(in Silhouette Store)  and Lori's Perfect Type Font..(in Silhouette Store)  The papers are Gingham Linen Petite Prints from Doodlebug Design.

 And now a few things for you!  First, Lori is having a 30% off Sale in her SVG Shop!  Just use code DEC2017 to get the discount!


Also, how about a free file!!  This file is free for today only!  No code or minimum required.




Finally, how would you like to win a $20 Coupon to Lori's SVG Shop!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

That's it for me today, your next stop on the hop is Anita  !  Have a great day!


Thursday, January 4, 2018

Lori Whitlock: Snowman Gift Box Tutorial

Hi Everyone, and Happy New Year!  I don't know about where you are but we are covered with snow here in the Boston Area!  I'm not a fan of the cold, but I do love snowmen!  I decided to make my own little snowman gift box using Lori Whitlock's new Polygon Box - 8 Sides. (here in the Silhouette store) and some Gingham Linen Petite Prints from Doodlebug Design.


This little collection of boxes is the perfect way to package up a treat or small gifts!   It was really easy to put together.  I started by loading the box into Silhouette.  I then copied the box two more times to make up the 3 segments of the snowman's body.  I resized each box so that they were graduated in size.  The sizes I made them can be seen below.


I cut the boxes, and glued the decorative panels to each piece before I set to assembling them.


These boxes are very easy to assemble.  To start, I folded the score lines on the tabs and then along the side panel.  Then you simply glue each section of the side to it's corresponding tab to form the base.


To finish, just glue the remaining side section to both the tab on the side and the tab on the bottom piece.


The top and the bottom of the box are assembled in the same manner.  Once I had all three boxes assembled, I decided to make a hat for the snowman.  I sized the bottom half of the box as shown below and then made a "brim" for the hat by re-sizing one of the decorative cover panels.


The rest is as easy as building a snowman!  I stacked the boxes and added a face & buttons using enamel dots.  The scarf is a piece of ribbon glued to the sides of the cover on the middle box.  I used a removable glue dot to hold the pieces together.  And of course I had to add the cute little Doodlebug birdie, (SVG here in Lori's Shop) which is this week's free file in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!


And each box opens to reveal a treat inside!


That's it for me today,  thanks for stopping by to peek!



Thursday, December 28, 2017

Doodlebug Design: Cut Files Print and Cut Calendar

Hi Everyone!  I'm was up on the Doodlebug Blog yesterday with a cute little desk calendar I created using a number of Doodlebug Cut files available in both the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop and in the Silhouette Design Store.  Take a peek...


I wanted to create a few gifts for friends this holiday season, but needed to keep the project manageable, lol.  I decided to make some cute little print and cut calendar pages using Doodlebug Cut files and this calendar file from Lori Whitlock (found here in the Silhouette Store).   I simply backed them with some Gingham Linen Petite Prints and added them to a frame!  Here are some close-ups of the individual months and links to the files used.  I was able to make the pages both horizontal and vertical because the frame can be set either way...


Here Comes Santa - Snowman  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Here Comes Santa - Birds  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Here Comes Santa - Snowflakes 1  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Milk & Cookies- Snowflakes  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)


Cream & Sugar - Candy  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop)
Cream & Sugar - Borders  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)


Fairy Tales - Rainbow with Clouds  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)


Spring Things - Umbrella  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Spring Things - Rain Cloud  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Easter Express - Mr. Chick  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)


Spring Things - Bee  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Spring Things - Flower Cluster  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)


Spring Things - Bird in a Tree (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Spring Things - Rain Clouds (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Fun in the Sun - Sun  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)


Yankee Doodle - Wagon  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Yankee Doodle - Flower Cluster  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Yankee Doodle - Flower  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)


Under the Sea - Seaweed  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Under the Sea - Shells  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Anchor's Aweigh - Fish  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)


Back to School - Pencil  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Back to School - Push Pins  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Back to School - Apple and Worm  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)


Booville - Candy  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Booville - Ghosts  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Booville - Fat Pumpkin  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Booville - Halloween Kitty  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
  Boos & Brews - Bat with Moon and Stars  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)


Flea Market - Mice  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Flea Market - Sun Flowers  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Flea Market - Pumpkins and Acorn (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)


Milk & Cookies - Santa  (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Milk & Cookies - Mrs. Claus   (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Milk & Cookies - Kitty   (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Milk & Cookies - Puppy   (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)
Milk & Cookies - Gumdrops   (Lori Whitlock SVG Shop, Silhouette)

My friends really liked them!  That's it for me today, thanks for stopping by to peek!



Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Top 17 Projects of 2017 Blog Hop


***Giveaway is closed***
Thank you to everyone who hopped along!  The winner of the $20 gift card to Paper Issues is....

  1. Your projects are amazing!!! So creative, colorful and fun! I follow your blog and just started following you on Instagram (anel_sie7). Thanks for the chance!
Anelsie, Please email me at ekskou@comcast.net and I'll send along your Gift Certificate!

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Hi Everyone!  Welcome to the blog hop!  I'm so excited that you stopped by! 



 If you have come here first, let me explain what's happening.  There are 41 designers in this hop, each of us posting our top 17 (or 10...or...)  favorite projects of 2017...tons of inspiration!  In addition, many of the designers have giveaways planned (including me, see below)  Here is the hop order, you should have come here from  Christine Meyer 's blog ...


Here are my favorite 17 projects of 2017, in no particular order.  I've added links to the original posts.


Paper Succulents for Lori Whitlock 



Typewriter 3D Calendar for Doodlebug Design



Cream & Sugar Layout for Doodlebug Design



Dragon Tails Shaped Cards for Doodlebug Design



Easter Bunny Buckets for Lori Whitlock



Get Well Soon Card for Lori Whitlock



3D Witch's Hat for Doodlebug Design



Milk & Cookies Advent Calendar for Doodlebug Design



Spring Things Layout for Doodlebug Design



Hats Off Layout for Doodlebug Design



Odds & Ends Cards for Doodlebug Design



Happy Anniversary Card for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 14



Pinspired Floral Arrangement for Doodlebug Design



Easter Truck Box Card for Lori Whitlock



Fairy Tales Layout for Doodlebug Design



Yankee Doodle USA for Doodlebug Design




And now, how about a prize??  I'm giving away a $20 Gift Certificate to Paper Issues!  To enter, follow my blog and leave me a comment here.  Want an extra entry?  Head over to my Instagram account here and make sure you're following me.  Leave me another comment to let me know your Instagram name!  That's it!  I'll choose a winner on January 1st.  Thanks for stopping by to peek today, the next hop stop is  Kathleen Graumüller.