Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween + Last Minute Treat Idea

All of us here at Doodlebug wanted to take a moment
to wish you a very Happy Halloween.

And if you're like some of us, you need to pull out some adorable treats for a school class at the last minute ... so here's a quick and simple ideas using the Halloween Parade Pixies and Toppers.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday: Day to Day "Besties Layout"

Hi everyone! Jodi here today to share with you a layout with instructions and photos to complete your own layout at home!

Here is what you need to get started:


1 sheet of white cardstock
1 each of Day to Day Papers- bow ties, sunnyside lane, you + me, oh snap
Day to Day This & That Cardstock Sticker
Day to Day icons  cardstock sticker
Day to Day say chees Doodle-pops
Day to Day Doodle Twine (red)
Day to Day Icon minis- hipster, anyway
Washi Tape: This Way; Ladybug Dot
Yellow Pixies
Simply Sweet Ladybug Alpha Stickers

Other Tools Needed: 
Scalloped Border Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Punch, Large Heart Punch
Adhesive: Foam dots, Tape Runner; Glossy Accents (or fast drying glue)
Two- 4 x 6 Photos (vertical)

Step 1:  I love using white cardstock on layouts, in order to make the colors really pop on my layout pop.  Start by cutting a piece of white cardstock:  9 1/2 x 11 1/2.

Step 2:  I love using washi tape to create borders on my layout. Doodlebug has such a great variety that matches perfectly with each collection!  For this layout I added two different colored borders- Ladybug dot at the top of the white cardstock, and the This Way tape on both longer sides as shown below:

Step 3:  Center the White cardstock onto the teal side of the oh snap patterned paper.

Step 4: Punch out two scalloped borders that are approximately 1/2 x 11 1/2. Adhere these to both sides of the This Way Tape.

Step 5:  Make the following cuts:  Bow Ties Patterned Paper- 12 x 3; You & Me Paper- 12 x 1 1/2; Sunnyside Lane Paper- 12 x 3/4.   Make a V-cut at each end of each paper

Step 6:  Layer these three sheets as shown below.  Leave approximately two inches of white cardstock showing at the bottom for embellishing. Add two 4 x 6 photos, so they are centered, and the bottom of the pictures are just above the sunnyside lane patterned paper.

Step 7: Creating the Sun embellishment.
  • Punch two circles from the sunnyside lane paper. Adhere one of these in the top left hand corner
  • Cut several pixies ranging in length from 1/2 to 1 inch.  Apply a wet, fast drying adhesive to the circle already adhered to the paper. Arrange the pixies to create rays of sunshine. 
  • Add more wet adhesive to the second circle and adhere on top of the pixies, and first circle. Allow to dry.

Step 8:  Add stickers from the Day to Day this and that. use foam dots for one hear and the red cloud. Add your title using the simply sweet stickers. Add the four photo corner stickers.

Step 9: Wrap three pieces of twine around the the layout where the sunnyside lane v-cut paper is, and add a bow with the two tags attached

Step 10: Add the rest of the sticker embellishment. Use the doodlepop camera and layer with a heart punched from the you & me Patterned paper.

The final layout:

Stop by my blog for other creative ideas!


Monday, October 28, 2013

3D Owl Shadow Box by Monique

Hi everyone! Monique here with another Shadow Box. Last month I created a Haunted House Shadow Box and because I loved the shadow boxes so very much, so I decided to do another one. 

Those of you who know me well, know I {heart} owls, so the decision what to create was easy:

I used the Happy Harvest Collection which I love for its warm colors and awesome designs (the blue paper in the background with the owls is my favorite!). 

I used half of a styrofoam ball, painted it brown and covered it with punched 1 inch circles, which I adhered with lots of pins. I worked from the middle to the edge; so I started with the owl's eyes and tummy and then filled the rest of the body with brown circles. 

Last but not least I added some finishing touches like the moustache, the pupils in the eyes, the feet, and the wings and the little heart. 

I had so much fun creating the owl and the fun part is, there're so many other animals you can create with half a styrofoam ball and punched circles, like a cute prickly hedgehog or a green frog or a fat chicken ... ! The possibilities are endless! If you decided to try one too, I'd love to see them! 

Thanks for visiting Doodlebug's blog and I wish you happy crafting!


Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween Parade: Tiffany Takes over the Blog

The Doodlebug Design Team was challenged to use the new Pixies embellishments in a new way. Pixies come with sticks and toppers in a pack, and are meant to be used like I used them in the bottom left corner, but they can also be used in a lot of other creative ways.

I chose to use them to make a black spiderweb, and I used Beetle Black Doodle Twine to complete the effect.  I used Crystal Effects adhesive but you can use any liquid adhesive like Zip Dry as well.

I used the Halloween Parade collection, and the new stickers and Doodads. I think I've used Doodads on almost all of my new Doodlebug Projects.

Halloween Parade Mini Album

If you've been a reader of mine for a while now (a couple of years) you may remember a mini album I did for Doodlebug Design two years ago. You can see it HERE. Well- I decided it's time to add to it.  So here are some new pages for the last couple of years.


I just love the washi tape by Doodlebug.  It's by far the cutest out there.


Aren't the new stickers so dang cute!!???

And I can't wait to add another spread in a couple of weeks for this year!


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Halloween Parade Sweet Treats & Sentiments

It's time to start working up the cute cards and Halloween Treats. Today we have both here on the blog. From Kathy's darling cards to Wendy's yummy treat boxes.

Halloween Cards
by Kathy Martin

Popcorn Treat Buckets 
by Wendy Sue Anderson

Hi Doodlebug friends!  It’s Wendy Sue here today – and I’m excited to share a fun little halloween treat project with you today. I just love the new Halloween Parade line and can’t get enough of it!

 I started by choosing three different patterned papers from the Halloween Parade collection (treat bag, candy stickers, halloween parade) and then I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the pieces for the popcorn boxes.

I used a bracket label punch to make little tags with the black star (weird science) paper.

I placed “doodads” in the center of the labels and tucked in one of the little tickets from the fancy frills sticker sheet.

After all of the labels were assembled, I punched holes in either side and wrapped then around the box front with doodle twine.

Next, I created fun little Halloween picks to place in the popcorn – I used the Halloween pixies and flags to assemble these picks.

One of the best things about the pixies is that there are a LOT of them in the package – enough supplies to make 32 pixie sticks!
And that’s all there is to it – now just fill then up with some sugary sweet popcorn yumminess!

Happy Halloween – and here’s hoping for more TREATS than tricks! :)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Prep Your Halloween Mini Album in Advance

Hi everyone, it's Stephanie here with a little mini album to share with you today.
This is the time of year that is becomes hectic and with the holidays around the corner I always seem to be running short on time.  So this year I decided to make a quick mini album ahead of time so all I have to do is finish it off with our pictures.

The Halloween Parade Collection is filled with so much cuteness it really was easy to put this together. And I adore all the embellishments especially the Pixies.

This mini came together easily with all the stickers, I just layered away:

Here are the pages from the inside of the album: Because I didn't have my pictures yet I just made little Polaroid frames for where they will eventually fit in.

When making this album I found that the Simply Put 4x6 album inserts made the perfect pages! Because Doodlebug makes them to match each collection I found they were great journaling prompts and also saved me SO much time. Not only did they cut out guess work they will also help with taking pictures, now I know exactly which ones I need to get to make my mini complete. 

Hop on over to my blog for more inspiring ideas.  


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Halloween Parade Photo Tray by Tya

 Hi there! Tya here to show you today a fun and festive home decor item that will add that perfect "spooky" touch to your home! I just love Halloween! I love all the colors (black is my favorite color), the candy and of course the costumes. I love adding pictures of my kiddos to my home decor and photo trays are some of my favorite home decor items. So today I thought I'd share with you my "Halloween Parade" photo tray.
 My Photo Tray has 6 spaces that fit a 4x6 photo perfectly. This size of space is PERFECT for the darling cards that come in the Simply Put 4x6 Album Inserts pack. I love these packs and as you can see, they are not just for your scrapbook albums! They were so easy to just place in the spaces and decorate with all sorts of matching embellishments and stickers. Add some matching ribbon, your photos and you have a wonderful personalized home decor item that your family will be able to enjoy the whole season! Thanks for stopping by the blog today and hop on your broomsticks and grab some Halloween Parade goodies of your own!

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