Thursday, October 14, 2021


Who is excited for spooky season? I know I am and I could not wait to dig into the Happy Haunting Collection!

I have had this cut file cut out for over a year and thought it would be perfect to back with the Happy Haunting papers! I love to use the 6x6 paper pads to back my cut files because of the smaller prints!

For my background I used 12x12 Hocus Pocus paper and trimmed it down so that I could mat it on some textured black cardstock. To add a little bit of interest and color behind the cut file I used some ink in the color Grape Crush. I took a foam blending brush and lightly added color to the background. I also went in with some splatters of the same ink and some splatters of water. 

I have three photos matted on paper from the 6x6 paper pad that I added right above the cut file. I used the Happy Haunting Icon Stickers and Mini Icon stickers to embellish to the left and right of my photo.

The colors in the Happy Haunting collection are so fun and bright and I just love how this layout turned out!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my layout! Make sure to check out the full Happy Haunting collection and come back tomorrow for even more inspiration! Have a great day!

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Doodlebug Products Used

Happy Haunting Collection

Other Products Used

Paige Evans Cut File
Catherine Pooler Designs Ink Grape Crush

Wednesday, October 13, 2021


Halloween is such a fun time of the year. I have to admit that I have never been one that loves the creepy and scary parts of Halloween, but there is something endearing about being able to dress up and be whoever you want to be. For me, that would be everything and anything cute. So let's just say that Doodlebug's Happy Haunting collection is right up my alley!


So given all that, it probably comes as no surprise that my first project with this collection featured the adorable Going Buggy stamp set. Leave it to Doodlebug to make even the creepiest and crawliest things adorable!


I stamped up a bunch of the different images and coloured them up with my alcohol markers.


I then cut them all out with the coordinating dies for the stamps in a bit of an assembly line process. I grabbed some of the 6x6 paper and a simple circle punch and added a few holes for dimension. Then I placed the cuties around the card and adhered with foam adhesive for a little more dimension.


I add some interest to the empty spaces, I used the Halloween Night Shape Sprinkles. There is something about those shiny shapes that always finished off a card for me. And it was as simple as that.


And the best part of these cards for me is that while they are great for Halloween, you could certainly use them at other times of the year! Team up the cute stamps with other papers and you can be using the set the whole year round! And trust me, once you start colouring these cuties, you will want to use them all year round.

Here's to more Happy Haunting fun!

Thanks for stopping by!


Doodlebug Design Product:
Happy Haunting Collection
Going Buggy Doodle Stamps
Halloween Night Shape Sprinkles

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021


One of my favorite things about crafting is that the possibilities are endless when it comes to being creative.  Paint it, cut it, build it, draw it, glue it, redesign it!  So when it came to this week's project, I was in the mood to redesign it.  I wanted to turn something that is usually used for one purpose, into something different. So, four adorable Doodlebug greeting cards somehow found themselves turned into a mini folio album!  Check it out .... 

Here's what I started with ... 4 A2 Stripe Doodlebug cards in beetle black, limeaid, bubblegum, and tangerine.

I glued the back of each card to the flap on the front of the next card.  Once I had my album base, I covered each space in the album with a white mat so all of the fun colors in the Happy Haunting collection would really pop.

Once they were glued together, I made the first beetle black card a gate-fold cover.  I added pattern paper and popped up some boutique buttons and googley eye sprinkles so that twine could wrap around as a closure.

The inside was perfect for one of the cute blocks from the Bewitched paper, that adorable little worm, and a photo mat.  

For the next three cards, I adhered the striped flaps down to create pockets.  This is a cute place to tuck the fun tags from the Bits & Pieces package, along with mats for photos.  As you can see, I had a lot of fun with buttons in this mini! 

I made a little flip-through video of this fun project.  I hope by watching you'll be inspired to redesign something!  Have fun!

Doodlebug Products Used
4 A2 stripe greeting cards
Happy Haunting Collection
Bug-A-Boos DoodlePops
Eye-See-You Sprinkles
Boutique Buttons
Bubblegum Twine

Monday, October 11, 2021


BOO! It's October, which means Spooky Season...and of course Candy! Trick or Treat! One of my favorite crafting things to make this time of year is candy treats! It's fun to have Halloween - even as a grown up! I like to make little treats for my friends and co-workers. The new Happy Haunting Collection is so bright and colorful and playful. Pumpkins, ghosts and kitty cats! I knew I couldn't resist using the collection to decorate some treat boxes. I like to pop in lime green with orange and black for fun color contrast. 

Here is my trio of treats! Two candy boxes made from a die cut and black paper and one clear box I bought at the craft store. Filled with yummy pumpkin candies and made with lots of whimsy.

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I used patterned papers from the Happy Haunting 12x12 paper pack.... And elements from the Chit Chat and Odds & Ends too. I used some Sprinkles on tiny clothespins to decorate the tops and the closures.

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For this one I wrapped the clear box with papers and put on that big awesome sticker from the 12x12 Sticker Sheet. Some cute purple bats to finish it off. Oh, and always some twine!

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I die cut an oval in the front of this treat box and glued a piece of acetate to the inside to make a window - to see the treats! You could use a circle or even a star for this part!

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 I never thought I would say this - but that's one cute spider!

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Thanks for having some playful fun with me today here on the Doodlebug blog! I hope your day is filled with all treats and no tricks! I'll be back in a couple of weeks to share another fun Halloween project. Until then, Happy Crafting! 




Happy Haunting Collection
Mini Jewels 
Mini Clothespins


Scalloped Treat Box Die
Clear Craft Boxes


Friday, October 8, 2021


Are you ready to document October and Halloween?? Well, as much as I hate preparing and thinking about the next season and holidays, while I'm still enjoying the one I'm in at that moment, I think Summer is officially over and I'm ready for Fall and Halloween. So I decided to create a cute mini album using the new collection, Happy Haunting.

I wanted to include different sized pages, using the tags included in the collection and the tag cut-apart patterned paper. I cut the paper apart, chose the tags that I wanted to use and went through the rest of the die-cuts to see what I wanted to add. Then I also cut out some rectangles from the 6x6 paper pad. 
When I had all my pages, I put them in a specific order, so to have a good mix of different sizes. I stitched some of the tags and papers with my sewing machine to add some texture and then I also added pompom  trim to the bottom of a few of them. I attached them all to a black metal ring and then I started with the cover. 

For the cover, I used the amazing green and purple metallic chevron sugar coated cardstock. LOVE THEM!!! I just cut out a long rectangle, folded it in two places and that was it! :) I pierced two holes into the spine to attach the ring to it and the album was basically done.

Then came the good part... the decorating!

To decorate, I went page by page, going through all the embellishments and adding die-cuts, stickers, enamel shapes, jewels, doodle pops, paper frills... I adhered a lot of embellishments using foam squares and tape to create a lot of dimension. 

Here is a look at all of the pages... have fun! :)

I think it turned out sooo cute! :) I loved adding jewels or googly eyes to the little characters. The blank pages and spots are for photos of course and I plan to add photos from when we'll visit Disneyland Paris or Europa-Park in Germany for Halloween. On the cover I created a little spooky scene, using a haunted house and some cute characters. I used magnets behind the cat to close the album. It was the first time I tried that and I love how it turned out. 

To make the album even more special, I created a dangly tassel, using all kinds of beads and charms in the colors of the collection.

I hope you like how it turned out and are inspired to create one too!  Have fun and happy HALLOWEEN!!!

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Doodlebug Products Used

Happy Haunting collection

Other Products Used

Beads and charms


Pom pom trim

Metallic ring


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