Thursday, August 30, 2012

Using 3x3 Cards on a Layout + Giveaway

Love the idea of incorporating the new mini cards from the Create-a-Card collection on a layout. So we challenged both Melinda and Ro to show us how they would do it.

We'd love your help sharing these fun them to your Facebook and/or Pin them to Pinterest and leave a comment you did. We'll pick a lucky winner and send you some of these fun 3x3 cards!!

Life is Great Layout
by Ro Phillipsen

Halloween Layout
by Melinda Spinks

These tiny little cards and envelopes are just the cutest things and so easy to use for projects other than their intended purpose. I decided to place them on may layout as mini photo-frame for each of my three sweet children, and then flip the lids to reveal what really lurks beneath... their 'special' faces fit for Halloween.
Supply List: 3x3 Mini Stitched Cards - Limeade, Beetle Black, Tangerine; Haunted Manor - Night Owls, Ghost Town; Haunted Manor - Cardstock Stickers, Cardstock Frame Stickers; Doodle Twine - Halloween; Mini Pearls - Halloween Assortment; Mini Doodle Pops - Spidies, Wise Guys; Braddies - Spidies; Teensy Type Cardstock Stickers - Beetle Black, Lily White, Lilac; Expressions Rub-ons - Halloween.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Big Ideas with New Mini Cards + Giveaway

If you love our Create-a-Card program, then these pint-sized cuties are sure to make you just as happy.  You will love how much fun these cards can be by checking out the fun projects on the blog today and tomorrow. And if you'd like to WIN these before you BUY them, be sure to scroll down to learn how to win!!

Holiday Cards 

Hey there Elizabeth here to talk about the 3x3's!
All I can say it total cuteness! Aren't these adorable cards just the cutest thing! The first thing that came to mind for me is that I could make a bunch of them and stick them in Alyssa's lunch bag every morning for her! They are small enough and easy enough to pump out a bunch of them so I can have them ready for just that!  I really loved the different shapes they came in and the cute coordinating envelope is just darling too! Here's what I created using them:
You can even use these for Valentine's Day cards for your children's school this up and coming year! They were so fun to create with!!!
Kimberly Mini Album
by Stephanie Buice
Supply List:  3x3 Cards and Envelopes, 6x6 paper pad: Sugar& Spice, Hello Spring, Icons Cardstock, Stickers: Sugar & Spice, Cute Cuts: Sugar & Spice, Double sided Cardstock: Petite Prints, Teensy Type, Jewels: Lilac, Doodle Twine: Bubblegum, Flower Brads: Spring Flowers, Boutique Buttons: Lily White

Mini Card Assortment


Supply List: 3x3 Mini Stitched Card- Bubble Blue, Limeade, Swimming Pool; 3x3 Mini Scallop Card- Cupcake, Lily White, Ladybug; Doodle-pops cardstock sticker-Cuppy Cake, Doodle-pops cardstock sticker- Sweetheart, Doodle-pops cardstock sticker- Home Sweet Home, Doodle-pops cardstock sticker- Little Bot, Doodle-pops cardstock sticker- For Teacher, Party Banner cardstock stickers-Sugar & Spice, 6x6 Paper Pad- Sugar & Spice, Baby Girl Flower Brads, Fun-Fetti double sided cardstock, Birthday Celebration Cute Cuts, Welcome Home Fancy Frills cardstock stickers, Welcome Home cardstock stickers, Daisy Days double sided cardstock, Cake & Ice Cream Fancy Frills cardstock stickers, Candy Hearts double sided cardstock

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial: Halloween Bookmarks

Hi! Kathy Martin here today with a very simple and fun Halloween bookmarks project using Doodlebug's adorable new 3x3 Create-A-Cards.
Since our kids get more candy at Halloween that they can possibly eat, I like to create alternative goodies like these bookmarks and I think you will love how quick and easy they are to make!

Using the new 3x3 Create-A-Cards, cut in half diagonally.
Using a 3" length of a Fancy Frills border sticker, fold in half along the open edge of your card to seal. Each card will make two bookmarks. One of the bookmarks will have to be sealed on two sides.
This is what the back of your bookmark will look like with the Fancy Frills border sticker attached.
Now you can decorate your bookmark with papers and accents from Doodlebug's Haunted Manor collection. On a couple of my bookmarks, I started with a Cute Cuts die for a background and attached it to the bookmark with adhesive foam tape for dimension.
Layered over the Cute Cuts, I added some Icons Cardstock Stickers using more adhesive foam tape. I also added google eyes to all the Halloween spooks.

A little Doodle Twine was used for the tag on one bookmark and the spider on another.

These bookmarks are very versatile, you could make them for any holiday or occasion! Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and create some spook-tacular bookmarks!

Supply List: Haunted Manor Collection, Icons, Gallery of Ghouls, Cute Cuts, Doodle Twine – Halloween Assortment, Create-A-Card Mini Stitched Cards, Fancy Frills - Tangerine, Beetle Black

Monday, August 27, 2012

Winners + Mini Cards and Envelopes Launch Party

Thank you for your support last week during our launch party. We are so excited at the release of this years spooky Haunted Manor Collection. But of course you want to know who the Haunted Manor Winners from last week are: 

Shawninaz and Jennifer (Scraps of Grace) 

Please email us before 8/31/12 with your shipping information. Put in the subject line, "Haunted Manor Giveaway Winner". Email us at

Now we had SO much fun last week sharing new products with you, that we decided to continue with the release of our newest Create-a-Card Mini Cards & Envelopes....

Following the success of our unique Create-A-Card system, we are pleased to bring you a cheery little addition with Mini Cards. Perfect for packages, presents, love notes and more - these mini 3 x 3" cards are just as delightful as our original card system, but in pint-sized fun. Available in 9 colors and 2 styles, with matching Mini Envelopes, these tiny note-cards are sure to be the biggest talk of the town!

So join us this week on the blog as our Design Team shares their inspiring ideas with you featured these fun pint-sized cuties!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

EEK! Cute Haunted Manor Card Alert + Giveaway

We loved sharing our layout inspiration, but I have to say this half pint paper craft projects made me squeal with delight. I think they're all very pin worthy (hint, hint) and ones I'm definitely going to be copying. We'd love to know what your favorite Halloween Tradition is in a comment below this post and you'll be entered to win a package of your own Haunted Manor Collection!

Eeek Card
By Melinda Spinks

Supply List: Haunted Manor - Gallery of Ghouls; Hopscotch Cardstock Stickers - Lily White, Limeade; Mini Doodle-Pops - Spidies; Doodle Twine - Halloween Assortment.

Boo Bat Card
Supply List: Patterned Paper: Haunted Manor, Cardstock Stickers - Icons: Haunted Manor, Cardstock Alpha Stickers: Candy Shoppe.  

Boo to You
by Kathy Martin
Supply List: Haunted Manor Collection - Boo To You Card & Tag, Ghost Town, Cute Cuts, Icons Cardstock Stickers, Mini Doodle Pops - Ghosties, Jewels – Halloween Assortment, Mini Pearls – Halloween Assortment, Doodle Twine – Halloween Assortment, Create-A-Card – Paisley Assortment
Create-A-Card Mini Stitched Card

Cute Skull Card 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Boo-Tiful Layouts Featuring Haunted Manor

These fun layouts make me want to dress my (now teenagers) up in their favorite childhood memories so I can capture the fun and amazing memories like the ones you'll see below. We're still hunting for more winners of the new Haunted Manor Collection...scroll down to find out how you can enter today.

2011 Halloween 
Supply Lists: Doodle Twine Halloween assortment, Teensy Type Beetle black, Mini Doodle pops spidies, Haunted Manor Cob Webs, Haunted Manor Going Batty, Icons Haunted Manor, Mini Pearls Halloween assortment, Haunted Manor Cute Cuts

Halloween Party
by Monique Liedtke

For years now I've been wanting to scrap this photo of my daughters birthday party, but never found the right paper or embellishments .... until now! This Halloween line from Doodlebug is so extensive! All papers are double sided, there are so many designs to choose from and so many embellishments and matching stickers! I'm really happy how this turned out! Btw in this photo my daughter is celebrating her 7th birthday, right now she's busy planning her 16th!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Haunted Manor, Mini Doodle-Pops (Wise Guys), Doodle Twine (Halloween), Cardstock Stickers "Icons" and "Party Banner" (Haunted Manor), Buttons and the 6x6 Paper Pad (Haunted Manor).

Argh & Arriba

Supply List: patterned paper, 6x6: going batty, cob webs, night owls, spooky type, spook-a-lot, tombstones, funny bones, witchy way; cardstock stickers: haunted manor frames, haunted manor, party banner alphabet, fancy frills alphabet; haunted manor cute cuts; mini doodle-pops:  ghosties, spidies; doodle twine, beetle bug; brads: spidies braddies, halloween assortment, halloween boutique brads, spookytown boutique brads, bat ties brad dies; rhinestones: halloween jewels; pearls:  halloweeen mini pearls 

We'd love it if you would pin your favorite layout from today. Then let us know you did. If you aren't on Pinterest, then share the link to today's post on your Facebook, blog or email. Come back and tell us you did that and you'll be entered to win. Winners will be selected and announced on Monday, August 27th. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial: Haunted Home Decor by Ro

Today I would like share with you a cute home décor for Halloween. You could win this new collection from Doodlebug, scroll down to learn more.

Here's the Tutorial:

Step 1 – You will need:
  • modeling paste 
  • 4empty Match box 
  • Canvas 8”x 12” 
  • Black cans spray paint 
  • painting knive 
  • The amazing Haunted Manor Collection 

Step 2 – First I texturized the frame of the 8"x12" reverse canvas, using modeling paste and a painting knife.

Step 3 - After the gesso dries, I apply the black spray paint.

I recommend that you do this in a box to avoid the mess that's around, preferably outdoors because of the smell of paint can is very strong.

Step 4 - I don't fully painted it, I left half shaded.

Step 5 - And I also painted matchboxes that were so.

Step 6 - And then I decorated the small boxes, leaving them open, and I decorated the inside too.

Step 7 – And here is my Halloween home décor

Haunted Manor Giveaway
It wouldn't be a party if we didn't give away some of this new Haunted Manor Collection to a lucky winner. We'd love it if you'd tell your friends to come check out the Doodlebug blog this week to see some boo-tiful ideas!! Leave a comment telling us how you shared this (Facebook, twitter, email, text).
Winners will be announced on Monday, August 27th.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Haunted Manor Product Launch Party Week

Join us through out this week for fun ideas using the new 
Haunted Manor Collection

We'll be giving some of it away so be sure to hunt for the opportunity to win it before you buy it! 


And here's a preview of the great products you'll 
find with the Haunted Manor Collection release.

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