Friday, September 22, 2023


Who wants candy? Today I have some fun treat boxes for you using the adorable Stardust patterned acetate from the brand new Sweet and Spooky collection.

The boxes measure 3 1/2" on each side and are 6" high. They go together really quickly.

I decorated the front of each box using the two new Doodle  Cuts Set from the collection. With the Haunted Manor Doodle Cuts I added a moon die cut from the Odds and Ends pack.

For the Treat Yourself Doodle Cuts I made that into a shaker with the die cut candies inside.

I topped each with a element from the Chit Chat pack and some sprinkles and Doodle-pops.

Full tutorial can be found here.


Sweet and Spooky Collection
Stardust Heavy Acetate
Treat Yourself Doodle Cuts
Haunted Manor Doodle Cuts
Wisteria Doodlebug Textured Cardstock
6x6 Gingham Linen Petite Prints
6x6 Dot/Stripe Petite Prints
Lilac Doodle Twine



Thursday, September 21, 2023


Hey guys! Traci here and today, I have a new Halloween mini album that's packed with Sweet and Spooky cuteness. I'm so, soooo in love with this collection. The pastel colors are such a fun surprise for this holiday with pink, lavender, orange, yellow, and a touch of black. The Halloween characters are adorable with awesome costumes and smiling faces. It's all just ... perfect!

Trick or Treat Halloween Mini Scrapbook Album by Artsy Albums

To create this scrapbook, I used one of my 4.5 x 6.5 inch Tall Acrylic Albums in black, but I only used the back cover. For the front, I used the fabulous 12x12 Stardust acetate with its tiny colorful stars. I love it.

Trick or Treat Halloween Mini Scrapbook Album

On top of the acetate, I added some
die cut shapes from the Bits & Pieces. Then, I layered the haunted house and bat icon stickers on top with a few pop dots underneath to give it dimension. The Trick or Treat title is from the 12x12 Hallo-Weave element card sheet and the twine in Beetle Black finishes it off.

Halloween Scrapbook Album Page with candy, a pumpkin, & a haunted house

Inside, I covered the pages with paper from the 6x6 pad. The smaller sized patterns are perfect for mini albums. Above, I added the Candy Sticks stripe paper, lots of cute icon stickers, and made a flippie (aka folding element) using the haunted house element card.

Halloween Scrapbook Album Page with ghosts, candy, stars, and pastel colors

How cute are these ghosts with the bows on their heads?! Lol, I love them! This is a 4x4 card that I made into a little page - it has space on the back for a photo. And just behind that is a page made with the Stardust acetate. I added the October tab (from the Bits & Pieces) and it's just waiting for a cute picture!

Halloween Scrapbook Album Page with a pocket, journaling cards, and stars

No Artsy Albums scrapbook would be complete without a pocket so, I added one and filled it with die cuts from the Bits & Pieces. The package comes with 42 shapes in lots of cute colors and patterns. These are perfect for journaling and photos.

Halloween Scrapbook Album Page with pumpkins, ghosts, stars, and the moon

This folding page has a cute nighttime feel with the black star paper (called Trick or Treat), the moon die cut, and the little flying ghost stickers. I love how Doodlebug creates different pattern sizes for even more interest. From the tiny stars and dots, to the medium sized pumpkins, to the larger plaid ... it all coordinates perfectly!

Halloween Scrapbook Album Page made with the Doodlebug Sweet and Spooky Collection

I designed the pages so that some of the die cut shapes would extend off the edge. These can act as tabs to flip the pages with, journaling spots, or great places for photos. So many uses for these and I just love the playful look of them popping out from the album!

Halloween Scrapbook Album Page with candy, stickers, and trick or treaters in costumes

The 6x6 paper above with the candies, pumpkins, and stars might be my favorite. I love the lavender, the happy colors, and all those sweet treats. It makes the perfect backdrop for those cute trick or treaters!

Halloween Scrapbook Album Page with lots of ghosts and a cute little witch

This Sweet and Spooky Collection was so much FUN to play with. The pretty pastels, festive papers, and cute little faces will definitely get you in the mood for Halloween!

If you'd like to recreate my Trick or Treat scrapbook, the DIY kit for it will be available in my shop tomorrow (Friday). Thanks so much for stopping by & I hope you have fun making something great with this amazing collection!



Sweet & Spooky Collection
Twine in Beetle Black

Tuesday, September 19, 2023


I have a secret to tell you - It is my favorite time of the year! Halloween crafting time! Now, the funny thing is that Halloween is actually not my favourite holiday of the year. But there is something about the Halloween collections that Doodlebug puts together that never disappoint. And this year's Sweet & Spooky collection has me cheering once again!


 I mean, it really doesn't get much cuter than this. Amazing colours with outstanding contrast, cute characters - it's a crafter's dream. I decided to team up the Card Assortment for this collection with the Sweet & Spooky Doodle Stamps and Cuts for some themed cards. The Bits & Pieces created the perfect layered background for the adorable stamped images.


One of the new products in this collection is a set of Shape Sprinkles called "An Eye for an Eye". These tiny black dots make the perfect addition to the eyes of your stamps or any of the die cuts in the Odds and Ends. The little shiny "pop" of texture really brings the characters to life!


 And speaking of Shape Sprinkles, there are all sorts of new coordinating shapes in this collection. My favourite happen to be the Hocus Pocus stars that I used on all three of the cards! There are a variety of star shapes in the pack that add a little Sprinkle magic to your creations.


I am going to be crafting with this collection all the way up until Halloween (and probably even beyond). I can't wait to share more ideas with you and to see what the other design members have up their sleeves! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs,



Sweet & Spooky collection
Sweet & Spooky Doodle Stamps and Doodle Cuts
Cards and Envelopes - Sweet & Spooky Assortment


 Alcohol Markers

Monday, September 18, 2023


Hey friends! Brianna Lepper here today and I’m so excited to share my first layout using the gorgeous Sweet & Spooky collection. I can’t get enough of it! My favorite color is purple and I love that this collection has so much of it! A couple of years ago, we dressed up our dog Luna as a bat for Halloween. She was so adorable, complete with bat wings and all. The best part? The costume has purple in it! So cute. Here’s my page:

I really liked both the Moonlight Magic and Bitty Boos 12x12 patterns so I decided to have bits of both on the top left and bottom right corners of my design. The purple stripe is the B side of the Bitty Boos paper. After I adhered both papers to my white cardstock, I added in even more purple by ink blending a bit of Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide ink. I also thought it would be fun to add some stamping using the bat from the Sweet & Spooky stamp set.

Here’s a closeup of the bottom right corner. Those bat images are just so adorable. I love stamping on my layouts, it just adds a little something extra to my pages.

I love everything about this collection and can’t gush about it enough! I needed to add more of the cute patterned papers, so I chose three different ones from the 6x6 paper pad and trimmed them down to small panels. I distressed the edges, folded down a couple corners, added some black staples and then layered them together in the center of my page.

For my title, I put together two phrases from the Chit Chat pack and stuck them right in the center of my photo. I also added in the cute bats from the October Sky Doodle-Pop.

Next, I created some embellishment clusters and added them to both sides of my photo to sort of frame it. I used the Odds & Ends pack to add in my larger pieces and then added in a few of the adorable pumpkins from the Pretty Pumpkins Shape Sprinkles pack.

I wanted some smaller elements so I adhered a few stars from both the Icons and Puffy Icons sticker sheets.

For some finishing touches, I adhered a few of the Sweet & Spooky Sprinkles and splattered some black paint around the page. Here’s one last look at this super fun Halloween layout:

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope that I’ve inspired you in some way! See you in my next post friends!


Sweet & Spooky Collection
Sweet & Spooky Doodle Stamps


White Cardstock
Black Acrylic Paint Spray
Black Ink Pad
Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide Ink Pad

Saturday, September 16, 2023


With Halloween right around the corner, what better way to get ready for the spooky season than with some super cute witch's hats using the gorgeous, new Sweet and Spooky collection!

I have a tutorial for you today to follow along and create your very own witch's hats! You will need an electronic cutting machine to cut out the SVG file pieces (link below) or if you are feeling game you could try free-hand cutting them! 

I resized the pieces from the SVG file so that my hats would be larger. Step 1 is to cut out all 4 pieces, 2 will need to be from the same paper, the hollow circle is plain cardstock and the skinny half circle/band, choose a contrasting color. See the first image below.

Step 2. Grab the hollow circle and the circle with slits in the center. Glue the hollow circle on top of the circle with slits - but make sure you glue it on the side you DON'T want shown on the hat. See image above where I have turned the circle with slits over to glue the black piece on.

Step 3. Next, flip over your newly glued circle and add glue to each slit. You will want to make sure you glue this well. Once that is done, push the slits up towards you. See left image above. These will secure the base of the hat to the top of the hat. Take the half circle and glue it into a cone. See right image above. Then place on top of the slits. You may want to shape the cone a little bit over the slits to make sure it is the right size before gluing.

Step 4. Press the slits against the cone to glue securely together and to create the hat shape. Lastly, add your cute band and embellish. And that's it! These hats are super easy to make!

I made 3 of these super cute witch's hats, 1 for myself and 2 for my nieces to wear for Halloween! You could add a hair comb or some pins to attach to your hair or you could use these as decorations by adding string to hang them or just sit them on your front porch!

For each hat, I chose a theme when thinking about how I wanted them to look, I did 1 in a pumpkin theme, 1 in a candy theme and 1 in a spider theme. I chose all the embellishments from the Sweet and Spooky collection, including Odds and Ends, Chit Chat, Puffy Stickers, Shape Sprinkles and Doodle Pops. Everything co-ordinates perfectly and this makes it so easy to create fun projects! I added some Doodle Twine around the bases of the hats and used the same color twine at the top to hang a Little Charmer from too. I also used some mini jewels to add some sparkle to each hat as well.

I just love how these witch's hats turned out! I hope I have inspired you to create something cute and fun with the Sweet & Spooky collection! Don't forget, you don't always have to make projects on a page - you can create pretty projects off the page too! Happy creating!


Sweet & Spooky collection
Mini Jewels - Cupcake, Tangerine & Lilac
Doodle Twine - Cupcake, Tangerine & Lilac


Black Cardstock
Silhouette Cameo
Witch's Hat SVG file (click to download)

Friday, September 15, 2023


Eeeeeeekk! Hi spooky boo crew! It's a super Spooky & Sweet day here so thanks for popping into today! Let's count down to October 31st together as we take a look at my first Sweet & Spooky project! Candy wrapper shakers... super spooktacular crafty friends because these are pretty fun to add to your crafty projects like greeting cards, tags, scrapbooking pages, journals and trick and treat packages!

You could use any packaging for these as well, cellophane packaging bags, folded over acetate, tracing paper or even vellum - that shaker sounds gets me every time! Fill with sequins, glitter, clay sprinkles - what ever you have in your stash! Make it colorful + fun!

I've used the Odds & Ends ephemera (every piece is darling and I wanted to use every piece) and the ones I've used today on my candy wrapper shakers are mister pumpkin, sweet witch, darling fairy godmother and boo boo ghosties! Then I embellished with mini Icon stickers, candies, icon stickers and sweet & spooky assorted sprinkles!  

Using foam dot and square adhesive really makes each element pop and gives valuable dimension. Shake, shake! For the word sentiments I cut these from the 6x6 matching paper pad, too cute! Arch the sentiments over the elements as well to give extra detailing!

Each sweet shaker measures approximately 6.5 x 1.75'' so they're perfect for anything! Can't give candy? No problem - make and give these! They can be used time and time again :-) Can't eat candy? no worries - make a cute batch of these! perfect for any theme as well! You know how much we appreciate versatile projects right!

Hope these have given you crafty inspiration today! Remember to check back tomorrow to see what tomorrow's fun project will be - and as always, please tag us in our your next Doodlebug Design collection; we adore seeing all your creations. Until next time, doodle boo! Heehee :-)


Sweet & Spooky Collection


candy wrapper bags
foam squares
sprinkle clay mix

Thursday, September 14, 2023


Are you all getting ready for Halloween already? Not me... hahaaa, I prefer staying in summer a little while longer. But working with a super cute collection as Sweet & Spooky is fun, even in summer. This week my project is a layout, my favorite crafty thing to do.

I saw this cute werewolf in the collection and was instantly in love. I needed to recreate it with paper.

I used Textured Cardstock and some patterned papers from Sweet & Spooky to create the werewolf. First,  I drew him onto a sheet of white paper. Then I cut out the different parts and retraced them onto colored cardstock. I glued all the pieces together. I added shadows with my Distress Oxides, black lines using a thin black pen and some white highlights using a white acrylic marker.

I also made a tiny bow with patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pad and used some Washi tape in the middle.

As a background, I used the purple striped side of the Bitty Boos Paper, it's really cool! It's a perfect color match for the brown werewolf.  I framed the paper using the fun Happy Halloween washi tape and also added a black scribbly border. 

I used a photo that I took at Disneyland last year and matted it with four pieces of patterned paper. Then I adhered it to the layout, creating this diagonal design.

Next I added white and black splatters, staying in the diagonal design, so only splattering on the top right and bottom left corners.  I went through the embellishments and added bats, stars, jewels a moon and a tiny pink puffy pumpkin from the collection's shaped sprinkles.

For the title, I chose Skinny and Sunshine alpha stickers. I'm in LOVE with this cute little werewolf, he's just adorable... :)

Even if summer isn't over for me yet, I'm looking forward to the fall and Halloween season and since I will be visiting Wisconsin and Vermont in October. I'll be able to take a ton of new photos to scrap for Halloween collections next year... yay! See you soon!


Sweet & Spooky collection
Sunshine alpha stickers
Skinny alpha stickers
Textured Cardstock


Distress Oxides
Black pen
Acrylic marker
Black ink
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