It’s A Lighted Halloween LayoutOctober 6, 2011 4:45 am Crafts, Fall, Halloween, Holidays, Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, Seasons
By Cardmaking & Scrapbook Layout Contributor, Peg from the blog Peg’s Crafting Corner.
One thing I love about Halloween is being able to decorate for it. Each year I try to add something new and different to my things. My son and I have even had fun making our own decorations to hang in the windows. This year I was fortunate to find several new things and thought it would be fun to start taking pictures and making them into layouts to see how much the decorating changes every year. I decided to add to the fun by using the new Echo Park Apothecary Under Your Spell paper and Alphabet Stickers.
I started by taking pictures of the things I’ve added this year and printed them out to 4″ x 6″. I, then, trimmed the white edges off the pictures to make them look even spookier. I chose some Orange Bazzill Cardstock and trimmed it to be 4″ x 6″. Next I used the Pumpkin Patch Punch by Martha Stewart and punched the top of each piece of cardstock. The details on this punch are fantastic and I wanted it to stand out more so I rubbed a q-tip over the Black Soot Distress Ink Pad and rubbed the ink onto the pumpkins and then turned the q-tip around, gently rubbing the ink into the grooves of the paper which also helped to remove some of the excess ink off the paper. It not only helped to highlight the pumpkins, it gave them a shadowed look, as well. I, then, adhered the pictures to the background pieces and onto the 12 x 12 piece of Under Your Spell paper. I placed the patterned pumpkin from the Echo Park Apothecary Emporium Elements sheet between the 2 pictures to add some more interest to the layout. I found that I had some of the Making Memories Toil and Trouble Foam Icons Stickers left from last year and decided that the stars would be great to add a glittery effect to the page. I knew I was close to being done, but it still needed something more besides the title.
Since most of my pictures showed my favorite pumpkins I realized I needed to use my newest Halloween punch which is extra special to me because I was able to help name this 1″ Lever Punch by Fiskars. It’s called, “Laughin’ Jack.” I used some yellow Bazzill and punched 2 faces out and adhered them to the layout using some mini Pop Dots cut in halves to fit onto the face areas. The last thing I did was included the title using the Apothecary Alphabet Stickers and what should Halloween decorations say to those who see them? “Happy Halloween!” of course, so that’s what I named this layout.
Often as we decorate for the holidays we don’t think to take pictures and scrap them, but if you think about it that’s also a part of what our family memories are so the next time you snap a few pictures of the cute little costumes your children wear be sure to snap a few pictures of the decorations you have put up. It’s all a part of the fun of the holiday! Have a very Happy Halloween everyone!