Saturday, September 23, 2017

Booville Collection: Trick or Treat Banner by Wendy Sue

October is just around the corner, which means I've already started decorating our home for Halloween! Hi Doodlebug friends, it's Wendy Sue here today to admit I couldn't resist making a fun trick-or-treat banner with all of the cute little trick-or-treaters in the Booville die-cut pack! Here's how the banner looks hanging in my kitchen:


And here's a closer look at all of the pieces:


Each flag consists of a circle-shaped base (I actually used a die-cut meant for making a mini album):



Each base has a strip of black cardstock in the center.  Before I added the black piece, I used a star embossing folder to add texture!


Next, I added two different styles of doodle tape to the top and bottom of each black piece.



Each trick-or-treater was placed on the black piece with foam adhesive - I just love adding extra dimension to my banners!


I used doodle-pops, sprinkles, and additional die-cuts to embellish each trick-or-treater and his background.


After all of the trick-or-treat flags were complete, I punched two holes in the top of each flag.


Chunky twine is perfect for stringing any banner!


It's worth another look to notice the CUTE shaped sprinkles and doodle pops in this collection!!


And in the middle of the trick-or-treat parade is the perfect place to add some words!


And with that, I'm off to make something else with the Booville collection to add to my fun and colorful Halloween decor!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Booville Witch's Hat with Kathy

Hi Everyone!  It's Kathy today with a fun project featuring the adorable Booville Collection!  Halloween has always been a favorite of mine, I love the costumes, the decorations, and of course... the candy!  My girly is in college now, so no costume pictures for me, so I decided to make a fun Halloween centerpiece this year, take a peek...


As soon as I saw this Witches Hat cut file, I knew I had to make it!  I decided to make it a centerpiece for our table this season.  I added a number of 3D and Rolled Flowers by Lori Whitlock and then set to decorating it with the adorable Booville Embellishements!  Here are some close-ups...


I love Doodlebug Odds & Ends !!  They are such a fun way to embellish projects.  I especially love the acetate ones, like this ghost I used on the front of my hat.  I also added some Icons Cardstock Stickers, the kitty and the pumpkin.


I've said it before and I'll say it again... only Doodlebug can make a spider cute.  I love the little Silly Spiders Shaped Sprinkles.  I added them to the acetate spider web (which I cut in half)  from the Odds & Ends.  I also included a "mommy" spider from the Odds & Ends.


The adorable ghosts in the Booville Collection are one of my favorites.  I added one from the Odds & Ends and another baby ghost from the Sweet Spirits Doodlepops.


The Eye Candy Shaped Sprinkles are the perfect embellishment to have peeking out between the flowers!  The little bat is from the Cute Critters Mini Doodlepops.


The best part of this centerpiece... it's actually a box that you can fill with some sweet treats!


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


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Booville Collection: Halloween Card Set by Anita Bownds

Hi there Doodlebug peeps 
Anita here sharing some cards and a layout created with the fun doodlebug collection 
Booville , I thought I would make some cards cause those Doodle pops are just so stinking cute!

My first card I used the orange file tab card and chose the same colours
As the little boy Doodle pop
Matting the patterned paper on top then a few strips of patterned paper in the centre then a die cut doily 
Then a mini doily and added him in the centre 
Cut out the sentiment and backed it with black cardstock 


The second card I was thinking bright colours 
I used the fabulous candy patterned paper just so cute to matt on the background of my card from the card pack 
Using the same design as the first this time adding a border punched edges


And I decided to add something inside of the card
Happy Halloween and a few die cuts circles and some fussy cut pumpkins 
Along with the broom from the little girl Doodle pop


With my third card I thought it would be so cute to add that little house Doodle pop to the centre 
Of the small card from the card set using the black and white stripes for the background 
And a little sentiment at the bottom 

And I decided to make a layout using a photo of our cat Luna 
As she's sweet like candy!!


I went with a simple design and used a 4x6 photo I wanted the main focal point to be around the photo 
I started with washi tape to bring more black into the layout then adding that candy paper off centre 
And a few strips of that black and white striped patterned paper using scalloped edge scissors to add a decorative edge to the patterned paper strips then I placed my photo and matted it on 2 different patterned papers and adhered it down 


Then I decided I needed some flowers and using my cameo machine I cut 2 designs out flowers and leaves 
And backed them with patterned paper and using the Doodle pop little pumpkins I added them to the centres of the flowers I thought this would add a cute little touch and then I added the leave just tucked underneath the flowers 


Then it was time to add a title with those cute new alphabet stickers I used beetle black and the gold



And here is a close up of my photo 


here is a process video of how i created my layout



Product used


I hope I've given you some inspiration!!
Happy crafting..xx

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Booville Collection: Boo-tiful Gift Set by Brigit Mann

Welcome Doodlebug Fans!! It's Brigit here today sharing a couple of projects I created using the new hauntingly adorable Booville Collection. I love to make Halloween projects and this paper collection made these projects so much fun to create!


I used a couple of cut files from Lori Whitlock's shop to create this gift set.  The booville characters in this collection are absolutely darling, it was so hard to pick which ones to use.


For the popup box card I used the bug eyes paper as the background and some fa-boo-lous on the pop out section of the card.  Most of the cute stickers are from the icon sticker and mini icon sheets. The house, tree, and moon with cloud are all from the odds and ends pack and the speech bubble is from the this and that sticker sheet.  I just had to use a pair of the eye candy shaped sprinkles on the tires, these are so adorable!


How cool is this hocus pocus paper, I love it, can be used for so much more than just Halloween.  To decorate this spider web treat box I used two doodlepops, wanda witch and a spider from the cute critters pack.  To finish it up I added a speech bubble from the this and that stickers, a beetle black button and some Halloween twine.


Because I just love these acetate googly eyes that are in the odds and ends pack I had to make these super quick and easy bat treat boxes. Can't wait for the booville cut files so I can make a bunch more for Halloween. I used mct's treat pouch die and the wings from the stitched bat die and a couple of sentiments from the this and that sticker sheet and 6 x 6 paper pad.

I hope you've enjoyed these projects, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Booville Collection: Spook-tacular Note Holders by Karen Hanson

 
Hi everyone! Karen here, and I have a bit of a confession to make. Up until a few of years ago, I was not a bit Halloween crafter. Wait, wait, wait - hear me out! It wasn't that I didn't like Halloween, it was just that as a crafter who was into bright, colorful and whimsical, I just didn't love the products that we out there for Halloween. That is until I found Doodlebug!!! 

Now, it's one of my favorite times of the year to craft! The weather is getting cooler so I don;t feel as guilty being inside in my crafty space, and let's face it, with adorable collections like the new Booville to work with, who needs anymore reasons!
 
Today, I wanted to share a little paper crafting project that serves as a little Halloween treat - but not the candy kind! These little sticky note holders are a favourite project of mine! I love making these as teacher gifts or for anyone that I know loves a sticky note or two or three (and who doesn't, really!). I also create these as birthday cards, leaving a message written on the top sticky note for the recipient to see when they open up these cuties. I actually created one of these last month as part of our All About Me challenge, and I promised a tutorial coming up soon! Well, I have it for you today!! And once you see how easy these are to make, you will be making these for Halloween, Christmas, Easter...well, I think you get what I am saying! So let's get started!  
First, start by cutting a piece of sturdy cardstock at 4.25" X 9.5". Doodlebug's textured cardstock works perfectly for this part. This will be the base of your whole unit. Next, score it along the long edge at 4.5", 5" and 7.25".  
Now we are going to create the embellishments for the base. Cut mat paper at 4.25" X 4" and patterned paper at 4" X 3.75". Glue the patterned piece on top of the mat (I like a dry adhesive for this part so I don't get any warping, but use what you are most comfortable with). 
 
Now, cut 2 mat papers at 4 X 2" and 2 patterned papers at 3.75" X 1.75". Layer these as well and glue in place.  
Attach these pieces to your base as shown above. Essentially, the biggest piece goes on the bottom, and the other two go back to back to back on the reverse side.  
Okay, so far so good! Now we need to create the little box that holds the sticky notes. Cut cardstock 4 1/8" X 4 1/8" Place on your scoring board and score at the 1/2" mark. Turn that cardstock 90 degrees and score again at 1/2". Repeat on all four edges. Optional step - find the centre of on side of the cardstock base at 1 9/16" from the score line. Use a circle punch to create the moon shaped cutout, stopping at lease 1/8" before the score line. This will make it a bit easier to take out the sticky notes once the stack gets lower. 
 
 Snip up along one score line stopping where it intersects with the next score line. Turn the cardstock 90 degrees and repeat. Do this for each corner. Fold along all the score lines.  
Add adhesive along the backside of each little tab you created in the last step. I like the strength and stability I get from using a liquid glue for this step, but any adhesive will do the trick! Work your way around gluing each corner one at a time.  
Cut 3 pieces of patterned paper at 1/4" by 3". Glue on your cardstock base that you just created. Note: you will not need a piece for the backside of the box as it isn't really visible once the project is complete. You will also only need 2 of these pieces if you completed the optional step with the punch.  
And now comes the fun part - glue the cardstock box you created onto the base, placing the box about 1/4" in from all the edges of the matted patterned paper, and the have a fa-boo-lous time decorating!!  
The Odd and Ends packs are my favourite for embellishing these holders - they are the perfect size and with all the variety, you can create a hundred or more of these...  
...see?! I also used one of the cutie cute mini doilies and some mini paper clips because, well, I love them!
  
And don't forget the back. This is a create place for a little sentiment or a message to your recipient.  
Now, can I just say that my favourite product in the this new collection have to me the Eye Candy Shape Sprinkles. I added these on the little boxes in the front instead of my usual sprinkles. I just love, love, love these! I mean who wouldn't love crafting for Halloween with products like this?! So there you have it - a fun project for Halloween that doesn't include any sweets - except for sweet Doodlebug product of course! Let me know if you have any questions about the tutorial! Thanks for stopping by and have fun crafting!

Hugs, Karen
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