Everybody loves Halloween, and this is evidenced by the large amount of scrapbooking manufacturers that put out a Halloween line every summer. This
year, many companies came out with a new line – My Little Shoebox, Echo Park, My Mind’s Eye, Pink Paislee, just to name a few. If we didn’t keep buying
them, they wouldn’t keep making them. There’s something so fun and whimsical about Halloween paper though – the colors, the images, the imaginative
approach. Whether the papers are cute or sophisticated, dark or bright, they all help us capture the feel of that special time of the year. Halloween
is a holiday that allows us to celebrate that imaginative child that’s full of wonder and belief in all of us.
On this page, I wanted to give some fun examples of celebrating Halloween and sharing the spirit through cards. Becky’s brilliant little card is
the perfect friendship or even thank you card to give during this season. By picking the right sentiment, you can make even the most Halloween-themed
paper very versatile. Erin and Chrys both made very traditional Halloween cards, although their styles are very different. Erin’s distressed card is a
perfect match for the adorable My Little Shoebox cardstock stickers, whereas Chrys took a more elegant approach, which worked beautifully with the bling.
Hopefully the layouts and cards put you in the Halloween mood, but most importantly, in the mood to do some scrapping!
Being Your Friend is a Treat by Becky Williams
Supplies: Paper, Alphabet Stickers, Stickers: My Little Shoebox, Cardstock: American Crafts, Pearls: Queen & Company,
Glitter Glue: Ranger Industries, Markers: Sharpie.
Design Notes: A great way to jazz up a project is to add extra details to your embellishments. I did that here by adding
the pearls and glitter glue to the little My Little Shoebox witch sticker. It's a simple thing but adds a bit more visual interest
Boo Card by Erin Yamabe
Supplies: Paper, Alphabet, Cardstock Stickers, 3D Roll Up Flowers: My Little Shoebox, Adhesive: Zot Dot, Therm O Web,
Thread: Bazzill Basics Paper Tools: Distresser: Heidi Swapp.
Design Notes: : I chose to distress the edges when I paper pieced this card together. And thought that adding some
black stitching was the perfect accent. It showed off the new roll flowers from MLS.
Happy Halloween by Chrys Q. Rose
Supplies: Paper: Boxer Scrapbook, Cosmo Cricket, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Rub-Ons: Melissa Frances, Bling: Basic Grey.
Editor's Note: Sometimes just a little stitching is all a project needs to add interest, detail, and texture.