Sunday, September 26, 2010

Falling for Double Dot

Fall is finally here... at least in my neck of the woods. Leaves are starting to change colors and the temperatures are gradually dropping. This is one of my favorite seasons. Well.... like most Bo Bunny products they are all my favorites for different reasons. It's the same with Double Dot cardstock. In my opinion....this stuff is the unsung hero of all the Bo Bunny product lines. There's a lot of different types of cardstock out there for a scrapbooker to choose from and I've personally worked with most of them. I can honestly say that even if I didn't create for Bo Bunny I would still be singing it's praises! What's not to love about it? The many different colors available, the texture, the small dots on one side and a solid color on the other, the white core that shines through when you tear or sand it... yeah.... this is good stuff.

I'm normally a "patterned paper" girl. When I start on a project that's the first thing I reach for. Well.... I wanted to challenge myself a bit and create using nothing but cardstock.... not hard to do when it's Double Dot. Here's a few things I created to share with you.

This layout was a breeze to put together with all the fall color choices. I cut several different fall leaf shapes out then inked them, sanded them and crinkled them a bit to give them a realistic appearance. Also, instead of adhering them with glue or tape runner, I stapled just the centers down so they would still stand up off the page. This adds a lot more texture and dimension.
Supplies used: Chiffon Dot, Burnt Orange Dot, Clover Dot, Plum Dot, Olive Dot, Gingerbread Dot, Curry Dot, Pet Shop Combo Letter Stickers, and Bo Bunny buttons.

This "Give Thanks" fall decor was an especially fun project. I started with a 20" x 8" piece of cardboard as the sign's base so it's not very heavy. I created a leaf stencil to add some subtle patterns using light brown paint. Then I cut the letters out of several different fall shades of Double Dot. Again, inking them, sanding them, then adding some machine stitched borders to them. I used some pop dots on several of the letters to make them stand off the sign a bit.
Supplies used: Burnt Orange Dot, Olive Dot, Plum Dot, Gingerbread Dot, Chocolate Dot, Curry Dot, Harvest Dot, and Chocolate Chunky Chipboard letters.

This last project is a fall card featuring some paper pieced pumpkins. One of my favorite paper-crafting techniques is cutting paper into different shapes, adding some inking for shading, linework for detail, and scrappy embellishments to give it the cutesy factor. Bo Bunny's Double Dot paper is PERFECT for this because of it's tiny dotted pattern. I created the pumpkin vines by tightly winding some skinny strips of cardstock around a small paintbrush.
Supplies used: Honey Mustard Dot, Burnt Orange Dot, Clover Dot, Chocolate Double Dot ribbon, and a Bo Bunny button.

Well.... are you falling for Double Dot yet? Do you have some in your stash? Do you have a favorite color you constantly reach for? Leave a comment for your chance to win some Double Dot cardstock and I will send some to one lucky winner.

Have a great week! ♥

98 comments:

  1. I LOVE Double Dot! LOVE it! I use clover over and over, but there isn't a single one I don't love.

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  2. I love the double dot, but I don't think I have any in my stash. I don't know why I don't because I love everything polka dot.

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  3. I love the double dot!!! I have a green in my stash that I am hoarding a bit. ;)

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  4. Love this cardstock! I actually just bought about 30 sheets of it!

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  5. I love double dot; but don't have any in my stash right now. The projects are great. TFS.

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  6. These are all AWESOME! I love me some BoBunny Double Dot. ;)
    - April W

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  7. I love dots and all shades of blue

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  8. Oh, I have admired Double Dot from afar for quite some time now! I absolutely love the look of a project using all Double Dot! I just know it would be my favorite go-to paper if I had it! I'm always on the hunt for it when shopping, but never find it. I would be thrilled to win! Thanks for the chance!

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  9. Your creations are all beautiful! I love double dot cardstock and have a lot of sheets in my stash. They are so versatile!

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  10. I must admit that I love double dot.I don't have a favorite color because they're all terrific.

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  11. Pick just one...seriously?! I'm a Double Dot hoarder & PROUD of it!!:)

    If I have to pick, Shiitake, Decaf or Denim. I love everything about this paper!

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  12. I love the earthy colors the most !

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  13. I love the double dot .. I'm kinda boring .. but I use alot of white dot .. I think this will be the year I go out and buy all the fall colors .. love the projects!

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  14. Double dot looks fantastic.......I don't have any in my stash :( Haven't seen it around - will have to go start looking now!!!

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  15. I totally 100% agree that Bo Bunny Card Stock is the greatest card stock out there!! Beautiful projects! : )

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  16. polka dots are my absolute favorite - I love using a touch of black on every page

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  17. I don't own any, but I'm putting it on my Christmas list right now.

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  18. Wow, love your projects! I fell for Double Dot a while back because my sister was always using it and it made her projects look so good! I don't have a favorite, constantly using different colors depending on what I am making, love that it comes in so many colors!!

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  19. I love Double Dot! It looks cute on ANY page! :) I have some but could always use more. :)

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  20. It looks fantastic!!! I'm constantly reaching for beige. It just goes so well with all the colors.

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  21. The projects using the Double Dot are great! I love the bit of texture the dots provide. I don't have any in my stash right now, but I would love some.

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  22. These are some fabulous creations!

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  23. Very cute stuff! I never realized how versatile the double dot paper is!

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  24. ohhh love all the inspiration with the double dot!!!! I always love shades of brown and kraft... goes with everything

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  25. I ended up with a couple sheet of the double dot used in the pumpkin card, and I LOVE the shade.

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  26. Yay! Love the double dot projects! And I definitely don't have enough double dot in my stash. Some pinks and some green but I could definitely use more :)

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  27. Decaf and Almond dot are a got to color but the denim is working perfectly for 4th of july ppics I am just now scrapping!

    -Kristin

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  28. I just recently picked up my very first piece of the Dot. I can't wait to use it. I've always looked at it from a distance and I may end up preferring to use it over Bazzill solids!

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  29. I love double donts and the give thanks project is so cute!

    Does anyone know what font "THANKS" is written in? If so, please let me know. Thanks! :)

    Sheila
    lil_scrappie781@yahoo.com

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  30. I Love Double Dot! The single color shade has subtle, beautiful shading to it - then turn it over - and you have the dots! Its the best!

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  31. Hi Sheila! Thanks for your comments! Thanks to everyone for your sweet comments!

    The letters I cut out to create the word thanks I actually drew out by hand. Sorry to disappoint. I have patterns though that I can trace out and email you.

    Shanna aka Mad Scrapper

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  32. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the double dot papers!! So cute!!

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  33. I think the dots really give wonderful texture and I loved these projects! I am always looking for orange in various shades for my projects and I never realized how that color brightens my day!

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  34. WOW! I love polkadots but have never had any of this since my LSS sells it for I think 1.25 or higher a sheet:(. I would LOVE some of these and I love your projects!!! WAY TO GO!

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  35. I'm goofy for anything with dots, I will need one of each color! Your projects are adorable, Shanna!

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  36. No stash for me, but I buy it and use it often! Seems like I've used one of the greens the most...

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  37. I don't have any Double Dot but I def need to get some!!!

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  38. Wow Shanna I lov everything you created and I´m a fan of double dot papers!!

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  39. I have some in my stash. I love the purples and the browns. Those are the colors that I tend to reach for most. I would love to win some, thanks for the opportunity.

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  40. I love all of them, but I hoard wasabi dot, wild berry red and brilliant blue. Love the vibrant colors!

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  41. Love the double dots! Could really use some too!

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  42. What a wonderful layout! I have a couple of pieces of DD but not enough! Thank you for a chance to win.

    mjmarmo@comcast.net

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  43. I love the double dot paper but don't have any in my collection yet. All of the projects shown are so cute!

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  44. LOVE Double Dot! Picking just ONE favorite color is like picking your favorite child :) Love them all!

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  45. These projects using double dot really sparked my imagination! I never thought to use it in so many ways! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  46. Oh, Boy, I'm your girl for double dot cardstock! I have loved it since I discovered it about a year ago, at a now-defunct scrapbook shop. Please, please, please pick me - I would love to see the colors you have, as now the only place I can find it is at Archiver's, in about 8 colors. I know you have oodles more. Pretty please?

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  47. Double dot is the best!!! I have at least 10 colors in my stash right now! I reach for my blues, yellows, and greens the most I think. What cute projects...I especially love that pumpkin card.

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  48. Double Dot is my favorite cardstock! I love, love, love it!!!

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  49. I love to use double dot and have many colors in my stash. My favorite color is the one that perfectly matches whatever project I am working on at the moment! Double Dot is definitely my "go to" solid!

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  50. Oooooo I am loving the Double Dot!!! Gorgeous!

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  51. Awesome paper, love how you used it for the leaves and the pumpkin. Great inspiration!

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  52. I have seen this paper before & always wanted to try it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  53. I have long had a soft spot for dots! Love bo bunny double dot, thanks for the fun today.

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  54. OMG adorable!! I gotta get me some double dot!!

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  55. Love the double dot paper! Your layout and Fall sign are adorable! How did you cut out your letters for THANKS? Are they a font or your own design? Love them!!

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  56. I LOVE the double dot cardstock. I've got a little in my stash. I've used most of it up, and I've used it in kits for mini books in the past. Have I mentioned I love it?

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  57. these are the cuutest! the double dot is so perfect on those pumpkins and i love how you used the cardboard for the wall hanging

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  58. Oh my gosh! I love your projects! Doubledot is one of my ALL time favorite staples for scrapping! I have written reviews about it for the store I design for...I have tons of colors! I keep a running list of the colors I need, the colors I use--each time I cut into a sheet--I write that color down so I know to stock back up! That list is getting quite long at the moment---so this prize would be awesome!

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  59. Wow! Love this paper!!!
    I always reach for browns or tans a whole lot!

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  60. Wow! Love this paper!!!
    I always reach for browns or tans a whole lot!

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  61. Wow...those are all so cute. I am blown away that it is only cardstock. I haven't used the double dot much, but after this, I think I need to check it out!!

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  62. I love the double dot paper! I love all the colors! Love all the projects today!

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  63. I haven't tried the double dot yet, but it looks fantastic. Interesting and versatile at the same time. Favorite colors I fall back on regularly would be a vintage dingey pink, a sort of aqua-y blue, and deep purple. You can't go wrong with those three any way you combine them. :)

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  64. Double Dot card stocks rocks! Ive always thought that it makes a great base for layouts...thanks for showing that it can be center stage for a page or card too.

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  65. I've just recently discovered double dot and love the possibilities. Love the pumpkin card. So, so cute!

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  66. Yes, I have fallen hoplessly with this cardstock, can't seem to keep in stock in my stash. Would love to be able to own some more to play with.

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  67. I never gave dot paper much thought before, but I'm loving it now. These are really cute projects!

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  68. oh, this is adorable. don't have any - YET! amazing how you could use double doses of it without being overdotted! love that gold. could use that in a million ways.

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  69. I LOVE the look of the Double Dot! Here's to hoping I can win some!
    juliewright3atattdotnet

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  70. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE dots paper - I don't know what name the color is, but I use a lot of red dot paper!! oh, and brown too, and pink - well, pretty much whatever i can find!

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  71. I have used the double dot in pinks and greens! Love it! love the projects! Would love to win! thanks!

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  72. LOVE double dot paper...I need to get some! Amazing projects!!!

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  73. Your projects are fantastic....I haven't seen double dot cardstock anywhere yet...and we have three scrapbook stores. I would love to have some of this in my stash!

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  74. Oh, I love dots. These are so cute. Thank you for the chance to win!!

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  75. I love dots and all your wonderful projects. I dont have any in my stash but I sure would LOVE to own some. Hope I get lucky!!

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  76. Ive got lots of dots...on fabric! Id luv to win some on paper, Thanks for the chance!

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  77. I have not used any Bo Bunny double dot cardstock yet but this is about to change! Have to add it to my wishlist. The LO is fabulous!

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  78. I love all of these projects... but I'm really loving the Give Thanks sign, that would be a fabulous gift!

    I haven't had the pleasure to use the Double Dot cardstock.... but I can't wait to get my hands on it!

    Thank you so much for sharing & the chance to win this wonderful product!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  79. Love that Double dot paper! Honey mustard is my favorite color, but I use the Harvest a lot. I have a small stash, and also save every little scrap that I have. Love the Double Dot ribbons too!

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  80. Gorgeous projects!! I love Fall, and these projects are so fabulous!! I love Double Dot! It's fantastic!!

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  81. Ohhh I always love using double dot cardstock a classic embossed look!
    All your creations are gorgeous!
    Reneex

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  82. I love Double Dot! My favorite colors are the red and yellow!

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  83. I just love the double dot, it is a staple in my stash. Long gone are the days where I use 'standard cardstock' it's always the double dot. More texture and depth really add to any layout or project.

    Lorena
    www.scrapingcorner.blogspot.com

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  84. Definitely a double dot lover. They are so versatile that I can just imagine using them on so many projects.

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  85. Love the fall projects. I have a question though. What font or stencil did you use for the Give Thanks banner?

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  86. I love double dot, I use it far too much through!! Hannah ♥

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  87. Well, that not a difficult colors. Cause I like autumn the most, just like you, my favourites are orange, brown, green and red. Wauw, I love the projects you made with this paper! Lovely! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs Ingrid

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  88. Those projects are just gorgeous! I love double dot, all the colours are fantastic :O)

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  89. My favorite is the pumpkin card. I cannot wait to pick up some double dot to make my own version!

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  90. Yes, I have double dot in my stash. I love texture on card stock and I don't have a favorite as of yet. The complementary color in the peacock line is what I am holding onto as of late.
    ava
    cottagerca

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  91. Love this stuff and would like to have it but they just closed the scrapbook store near me so if it's not hobby lobby I have to buy online. Love the fall colors and anything masculine. I need to go through my stash and see what I need and place an online order. Will definitley include some of the double dots paper.

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  92. There is one blue double dot color that is perfect for so many of my project and I always try to have some of it on hand. And of course I love all the others too! Spices things up rather thatn just plain cardstock.
    justjan

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  93. I must confess to only owning one sheet of double dot paper. a lovely light shade of orange. I would love to play with a few more colors!

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  94. I love Double Dot!!!!!! It's one of my go-to supplies when making cards!!

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  95. Love double dots as much as I love double dipped chocolate ice cream cones .... YUMMY ...

    Love, Tracy G

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