Oct 14, 2012

Oodles of Doodles News! Tea Cup, MS Glow-In-The-Dark, Window Clings, Milk Carton Container, Halloween Printables,Repurpose Old Makeup, Holiday Pouch, Frankie!, Witch Christmas Boot Pattern, Scarecrow, Chandelier, Deer Papercraft, Stocking Pattern, and more!

Hello Fellow Doodlers!

Candy Corn is one of those delicious candy treats enjoyed only one time of the year, Halloween ... so, candy lovers unite and "felt" a CC Banner! Funky Polkadot Giraffe has the how-to and pattern to get you started. Some sewing required, but, there's always Aleene's No-Sew Fabric Glue to get the job done.
And now I'm getting a bit "Corney" but had to share all this with you too! First a corn pattern image to use as a template to whip up a banner ... then some "corn" costumes that I thought were sooo-cute, and of course, corn candy pillows for your decor-cocheted!!


Candy Corn Felt Fabric Sachets for Halloween! Make these candy corn filled treat bags for the kids, co-workers, family and friends (and plan ahead, click on the egg-shaped felt sachets). Read more... Also, scroll down to the bottom of the post for the Candy Corn Coffee Filter Wreath!
Let's not forget the harvest of those last few apples fallen from the tree ... Caramel Apple Cards that is! Kelli of No Place Like Home has the easy how-to, to creating these cute caramel apple cards/place cards/gift tag delights and easy pattern for you to use!
Visit The Gentleman Crafter for a wonderful tutorial from Jim Hankins for making this amazing Halloween Bat Candy Box. So cute!

You can make a variety of Halloween felt cuties from the pattern that Creative Breathing is sharing. And while you’re at her blog post, admiring all the possibilities and downloading the pattern. Read more...

Here are a couple of felt-applique blocks that are perfect for a little Halloween stitching. The patterns are free from Wee Folk Art. Go to the cat design and tute. Or go to the blackbird design and tute


Just found these three little scarecrow "cuties" and had to share!

UPDATE: October 16th is National Boss's Day and the 17th is a great day to wear something "Gaudy" and get away with it! Here's some more Scarecrow-cuties that I happen to fall upon during my mindless searching for other things for ideas. I hate it, when I'm web-surfing for something in particular, I inevitably find all the things I never knew to look for ... "DUH!" So that you won't loose your mind, I hope you have fun using them too! Since I'm beginning to think ahead about "harvest" themes for cards, scrap pages, and decor I just had to include you in on my Cornucopia find too. Scroll down to check out my 3-dimensional color pencil images of the freebie Frankenstein character - I'll be adding them as I go, and then some cards, all this week!


A QUICK CUP OF TEA! A teacup bookmark, with a hanging tea-tag. Possibly a birthday or Christmas book-gift for a tea-drinking, book-loving friend? Or for anyone who enjoys a good cup of tea. And a good book. At the same time! Get the free tea cup template PDF download and assembly instructions from Genuine Mudpie!
Don't forget to add a bit of "g-l-o-w" to your Halloween craft projects ... create eerie, glowing Halloween projects with this Martha Stewart Crafts Glow-in-the-Dark glitter. Apply to project as you would any glitter and then expose to light. Once dark it glows a spooky green. Perfect with our stamps and glue pad (sold separately). Features dual-cap lid. 3.24-ounce / 0.2grams container. Also available at your local Michael's Craft Store.
I love seasonal window clings, especially a wintry snowfall on the corners of windows and sliding glass doors! Snowflake Window Clings featuring Aleene's Original Tacky Glue in the Gold Bottle, is a design by Linda Peterson, courtesy of Aleene's. You'll find the project instructions at Michael's, Projects/Aleene's.
UPCYCLE: Milk Carton Into A Container! How smart is this, I ask you?! With just an empty plastic gallon milk container, a black permanent ink marker, a good pair of scissors and some Velcro (or maybe magnetic snaps), you can turn something destined for the trash into a nifty lunch container, makeup case, collection box, jewelry case, etc! I'm sure there's bunches of "use" for this no matter what you call it!! Just follow the pattern drawn on the photos container and "walla!"

Lil' Death, a Stitch Punk Free Halloween Printable PDF ... it includes two pages to print your little harbinger of doom, and two pages of easy to follow assembly instructions!

Country Club Witch PDF free pre-color printable download Here!
Cat and Pumpkin PDF free pre-color printable download Here!
Icky Iggy PDF pre-color printable download Here!
Count Dracula PDF pre-color printable download Here!
Spider Webs and Spiders Background Image Download Here! Just click on the image and save.

Re purpose That Old Makeup Into Makeup Sprinkles For Crafting. Admit it ... we all have some of it ... and hate throwing our compacts of makeup in the trash no matter how old they may be. Well, Rhiannon Faragher came up with a great idea for her makeup trash ... makeup shakers for craft projects!
Paper Crafter's Library 12 Weeks of Christmas 2012 is designed to inspire you this holiday season to enjoy a few weeks of creative inspiration! with this gift-giving idea called, Hot Chocolate Pouch! Please note that the video tutorials in Paper Crafter's Library and PDF handouts for the newsletter projects will only be available for one week online.




Yes I am, having too much fun coloring this Frankenstein image!! The first image I call Frank's "work attire" and the second one, Frank's "disco look" for the Monster Bash! Both are dimensionally designed; back layer shadow is grey, then the whole image cutout is applied onto it; pants-shirt-right shoe are colored. Second layer atop that is the left shoe cutout colored, the jacket hands and head are all one piece; just the jacket is colored. Third layer; face and hands are cutout, colored and overlayed into postion. If you really want to get into "depth," Franks top forehead piece is cutout and added again, eyes are glazed over using a big dallap of liquid glass to each; so are his fingernails. The photos really don't do it justice!
I just love-love-love Frankie! A man made up of all the parts/qualities a woman looks for in her man (tee-hee)! To me, just as the heart is to Valentine's Day, Frankenstein is to Halloween ... it's the only time he gets notoriety! You'll have to excuse me, but, I haven't any recollection as to where I acquired this adorable Frank image, but, I thought my doodles followers would like having some fun with it too! My packaging design has some similarities to the one in the video, however, I had to improvise the equipment techniques to whatever I could find and instead of the outer panel I used Frank. Of course any packaging template can be substituted (such as the one below) for your desired outcome (or make a card) ... the videos were just some inspiration that got me thinking! Funny, how that works?! Just click on the Frankenstein and box template images to enlarge, right click your mouse on enlarged image and in your drop down menu "SAVE AS..." to your folder :0)

For The Love of Classic Monsters (by Bob Canada) you can build your own pre-colored paper Frankenstein's Monster with this easy-peasy FREE downloadable PDF template ... note: varying sizes are available but I would just use the Download: Download the Original size of this photo link shown.


WITCHES BOOT or CHRISTMAS STOCKING using Big Shot's box #2 and Holiday Stocking Die from Stampin" Up by Fran Sabad. Just darling!
GIFT CARDS have become such a popular gift; dressing them up with a special Gift card holder will delight the receiver! Here is a GCH Stocking by Amy Matte from Plainfield, Illinois that will help you design holders for your gift cards.
Add these cute spider digital stamps to your Halloween projects. These are available for download in a png format with a transparent background and can easily be added to digital crafting projects.

Moveable Arms and legs Scarecrow for those Autumn projects!
This pretty paper chandelier will make a great decoration for parties and celebrations. This chandelier is easy to make using our template - Chandelier Template. There is, however, a lot of cutting involved, so this might be a good project to spread out over a couple of evenings. The chandelier decoration is made from cutting four chandelier shapes using the template and joining these together to create a three dimensional shape. Rubber stamps can be used to add decoration and detail to the paper chandelier. I used gold ink to add a sparkle to the chandelier decoration. There are a number of ways that this project can be adapted. Making more pieces, for instance, would produce a more detailed finished look. Read more ...
These stockings are a great way to package a gift for friends, neighbors or teachers. You can also do what we did and hang them on a Christmas tree for a decoration. Get the free stocking pattern template and general instructions. Use as a card too!


Lilla in AL said...

You certainly have been busy. Thank you so very much for all of the crafting links.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for all the cool information and wonderful images. This is a really fun website. Thank you!

Carmen said...

Thank you so much! I'm thinking of using the scarecrow for my seniors card class. I've also shared a link to this page on my FB page for my followers. Thanks again! :)

Lawren said...

I LOVE all the ideas you share. There is always something new.

You have turned me into a felt junkie. I am always on the lookout for new felt projects. So I came to share one. A Felt Candy Corn Bunting.

Thanks for all you do.

Unknown said...

Thanks for your lovely comments! I stayed up one night until 5:30 am getting bunches of info becuz one thing led to another thing! And couldn't stop myself. Thanks Lawren for the "felt" idea and passing it on-as you see, included it in my post. Now I r-e-a-l-l-y have to get busy. I'm making the M. Stewart mice and putting them up and down our stairwells in the apartment - everyone loves them. I'm draping the candy corn on the rails! :0)

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