Friday, August 23, 2013

Non-Halloween Themed Projects using Halloween Parade

By Melinda Spinks

Halloween is one of those magical holidays that my children would love to be part of, however it's not something we celebrate here in Australia. Also, living on a farm might pose a little difficult for Trick or Treating as it's a long walk from door to door. So I needed to think of a concept that I could use the Halloween Parade collection in a non Halloween way which led me to creating this fun little shadow box for my son's bedroom and a layout celebrating my daughter's new dragon 'onsie'... and not a pumpkin or candy corn in sight!


To create the circle I simply used a scoring tool and traced around a smaller bread and butter plate so that the scorer left a slight imprint in the cardstock. You could use a pencil but it might be difficult to erase the line afterwards.


The next step was the fun part... adding all the elements. I simply stuck everything down starting from the top and working my way down with the larger pieces and then filling all the smaller spaces with the new sprinkles, doodads, star jewels, sequins and mini pearls.


Okay so now that I'd used almost every embellishment Halloween Parade has to offer it was time to bust out the beautiful papers which were the perfect color scheme for my daughter's long awaited dragon onsie.


I created little triangles to form the background for the layout using all the gorgeous patterned papers and avoiding anything with Halloween themed objects.


Sadly I used up the last of the new Halloween Sprinkles but I couldn't resist as they are so darn addictive and they gave the layout that extra hint of fun.



GIVEAWAY: Don't forget you can WIN a goodie box of the new Halloween Parade Collection by simply sharing a link to this post on Facebook, pinning the ideas to Pinterest or leaving a comment. Thank you for your continued support of Doodlebug!

53 comments:

  1. Love LOVE your projects, Melinda! I always look forward to your scrappiness!

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  2. Love the shadow box it is amazing!!! Can't wait to get my hands on it all! X

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  3. So So darn cute, Melinda!! Way to use those Halloween supplies! I too always love and look forward to seeing what you create. ;)

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  4. The shadow box by Melinda is Amazingly done!! So precise and so clean!!Love that! And on the scrapbook page I love the pennants with the hearts punched out - adds just another little somethin!!

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  5. Just shared about my obsession with all things Doodlebug with my facebook peeps!!! here's the url - https://www.facebook.com/taunya.j.butler/posts/10201277239365309

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  6. Ok, so I pinned several of these images to my Doodlebug - Halloween Pinterest board! Here is the url for one of them - http://pinterest.com/pin/99923685455694967/

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  7. These are awesome Melinda...as usual ;)

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  8. What great projects! The papers and embellishments are all so cute.

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  9. Oh my gosh, this is so cute. I've never thought of doing that before...

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  10. I pinned
    http://pinterest.com/pin/231231762090811713/

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  11. I pinned this one
    http://pinterest.com/pin/231231762090811715/

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  12. http://pinterest.com/pin/231231762090811717/

    LOVE this. pinned it

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  13. Love the close up shot.
    I pinned
    http://pinterest.com/pin/231231762090811721/

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  14. The colors speak Halloween. A great layout.

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  15. Both project are great, but the shasow box is amazing, so inspiring! I pinned. http://pinterest.com/memoryoftrees/doodlebug-design-halloween-parade-collection/

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  16. These are so amazing! Love them!

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  17. Melinda, you amaze me! Both projects are stunning!

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  18. Gorgeous shadow box and layout, thanks for sharing!

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  19. I pinned.
    http://pinterest.com/pin/486811040942171180/

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  20. Oh my goodness Melinda! Both these projects are so AMAZING (and inspiring)!!! Incredible!

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  21. Wow ! I love the shadow box idea. It's so cute. ^^

    Have a nice weekend ^^

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  22. Great projects and I love the collection especially the stars and jewels. I shared your post on Facebook.

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  23. Very nice work! Thanks for the chance to win.))

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  24. Love, love, love your shadow box and layout Melinda!! You have a beautifully unique style....I always know it's yours when I see it! Love your use of the Sprinkles and Stars!!

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  25. Pinned the layout and shadow box!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/302022718731574884/

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  26. OMG, these projects are fantastic!!! I pinned it blog post: http://pinterest.com/pin/58898707599942053/
    and I shared it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debbie.piercey
    Awesome, awesome job! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  27. What great projects! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. OH MY GOSH !!! I Love Love Love doodlebug and now to find out your having a giveaway WOW ;) boy I hope I win

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  29. Oh my! These projects are SUPER CUTE!!!! I love this new line as it keeps the "cute" approach to Halloween - perfect for my sweet little kids.

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  30. What an awesome project! We don't really celebrate Halloween down here in NZ either, but I just love these colours!

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  31. This is so darling! I love that's it's fast and easy to make.

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  32. Such a cute project! I love how quick and easy this it.

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  33. I pinned this cute project here:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/432064157971820638/

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  34. Posted on FB here:
    https://www.facebook.com/wendy.w.orme

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  35. Love, love, love these projects!!! So super fun!

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  36. Really loving this project! so creative!

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  37. I immediately went looking for that onesie. Love the colors and how you put everything together. Really great projects.

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  38. absolutely gorgeous!! I love the stars!!!

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  39. Love both of these projects! Thanks for showing how to use a collection beyond the theme!

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  40. I love love love this range! Melinda as always.. so inspiring!

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  41. This is so cute! I love having an idea for Halloween that does not include pictures. My kids are in high school and don't do Halloween any more. I always gravitate to Halloween things as they are so cute. Thanks for giving me a fresh idea and the chance to win blog candy!

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  42. Since I don't fb or pintrest---I'm leaving a comment....
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    the shadow box!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That is the coolest thing I've seen in a long time

    TFS and thanks for the chance to win

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  43. I love the circle decoration! What a fun idea to create something to display for everyone to see. Love it!

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  44. Melinda! Very interesting idea with the terms and Page I'm so pleased!

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  45. Melinda! Very interesting idea with the terms and Page I'm so pleased!

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  46. I super love the colors of this project. Heart the owls. Would be fun to use this to create my own project

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  47. I have no idea if I am too late for this, but I would love to win these goodies -- thanks for the chance! What a great idea. :)

    Happy creating,
    Birgit

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  48. I loved the frame project and your non themed layout. So innovative!

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