Monday, October 2, 2023


Hey friends! Brianna Lepper here and I’ve got another layout featuring the Sweet & Spooky collection. This collection is full of so many great elements to document your Halloween moments and I’m constantly being inspired as I work with this collection more and more. Here’s my page:

To start, I used a piece of white cardstock as my base and matted it using the Spooky Sprinkles 12x12 patterned paper. I also distressed and tore into the edges of my cardstock to give it a messy look. I then trimmed down these 12x12 papers into small panels: How Sweet It Is, Sweet & Spooky and Bitty Boos. I wanted to build some scenes on each one, so I chose these specific patterns to make sure each one didn’t get too busy.

Here’s one of the scenes that I created using the Odds & Ends pack, Puffy Icons Stickers and the Cardstock Sticker sheet. I LOVE all of the tiny icons. They’re perfect for small scenes like this one!

For my title, I used a phrase from the Chit Chat pack and layered it right on my photo. This photo is of me and my best friend at our work Halloween party a few years ago. That title went perfectly with it! And I love that the little ghosties frame the photo as well. So cute!

For the top panel, I layered a circle piece from the Bits + Pieces pack and added a few pumpkins from the Odds & Ends pack on top of it. Next, I adhered a few smaller elements from the Puffy Icons sticker sheet. It turned out to be such a fun embellishment cluster!

For some finishing touches, I sprinkled in the small circle stickers from the Spooky Spiders Shape Sprinkles and did some ink splattering with black paint.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope that I’ve inspired you in some way! Creating large panels with patterned paper allows you to display some of the beautiful papers in a collection and it also provides some fun spaces for your photo and embellishments. See you next time friends. Have the best week!



Sweet & Spooky Collection


White Cardstock
Black Acrylic Paint Spray

Sunday, October 1, 2023

SWEET & SPOOKY POP UP CARD | with Guest Designer Wanda Guess

Hi friends! It's Wanda Guess here! How have you been? I've missed being here with you on the Doodlebug Blog - and I'm so happy to be back as a guest designer! I love Halloween, and the only thing better than Halloween is....Doodlebug Halloween! I look forward to the new collection every Fall! Today, I'm sharing a project I made with the new Sweet and Spooky Collection. It's fantastic! I love how Doodlebug incorporated some aqua and pink in with all the other traditional Halloween colors. It's fresh and cute with just the right amount of spooky!

My card today is a pop up card! I made a little street scene for Halloween night - with trick or treaters, a haunted house, and some adorable ghosties! I used a die set that makes a pop up card - there are many on the market, or you can make your own too! I love that Doodlebug papers are double sided, so the front is just as cute as the back!! This card folds into an A2 envelope, and I used the awesome Cards and Envelopes Sweet and Spooky pack for the envelope.


I assembled my card from 12x12 Spooky and Sweet paper using the aqua spiderwebs paper as a nice neutral background. I used lots of icon stickers and Odds & Ends die cut pieces to decorate everything! When I first started paper crafting it was a 'thing' to make cards entirely from stickers! And it's so easy with the gorgeous stickers from Doodlebug! I put the haunted house in the background and the cute trick or treaters.... And then I glued the ghosties to the top to make it look like they're flying around.


Those big cardstock stickers from the This & That Stickers are perfect for sentiments! I used the Happy Halloween banner sticker across the bottom of my card and decorated with a few shape sprinkles.


I used the orange envelope from the Cards and Envelopes pack and decorated the front of it with matching stickers. I also splattered on a bit of black paint for good measure.



Here is the back of my card - again, the double sided papers make any project just that much cuter!!


That's it for me for today! My supplies for today are listed below. I hope you have a very Sweet and Spooky Halloween! All treats and NO tricks! It's been my pleasure to hang out with you on the Doodlebug Blog.  Have a great day, and Happy Crafting!


Sweet and Spooky Collection
Sweet and Spooky Cards and Envelopes


Pop Up Card Dies Set
Glue and Tape Runner

Saturday, September 30, 2023


Could the Sweet and Spooky collection be any cuter?! I absolutely LOVE documenting Halloween and all the cute costume photos! The Sweet and Spooky collection is perfect for not just Halloween projects but any projects!

I chose the Halloween Wreath 2 cut file as my starting point for this layout, cutting it out from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo machine. I then took the Sweet and Spooky 6' x 6' paper pad and backed some of the stars and the moon with a variety of papers in the pad. I took the 12' x 12' acetate sheet and used this sheet to back the remainder of the stars. Once the cut file was all backed I adhered it to another sheet of white cardstock using craft foam to add dimension, trimming the white cardstock down to measure 11' x 11. I then backed this onto the 'B' side of the Bitty Boos paper.

I added the photo of my witchy niece to the bottom, adding a super cute girly ghost from the Odds and Ends pack to the left of the photo to hide a blemish in the photo. I also tucked in some of the tags from the Bits and Pieces pack above the photo, adding some of the Bumblebee twine through the holes in the tags.

My title is the Halloween title from the Bits and Pieces pack, I placed this at the top, and I love the added touch of purple up here to balance out the purple from the bottom cloud. I kept the embellishing to a minimum, mainly choosing some of the acetate spider webs from the Odds and Ends pack, placing them tone on tone. Some of the other smaller embellishments I added were the Shape Sprinkles and a few small die-cuts also from the Odds and Ends pack.

I love how my layout turned out and I hope I have inspired you in some way. Be sure you get your Sweet and Spooky collection so create some super cute projects!

Thanks for stopping by today! See you next time! Happy creating!


Sweet & Spooky collection
Doodle  Twine - Bumblebee
Halloween Wreath 2 SVG


White Cardstock
Silhouette Cameo

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