Trick Or Treat

“Sticky fingers, tired feet; one last house, trick or treat!”

My kids are both well into their teens now, so they are too old for trick or treating . . . NOT! They both still love Halloween -and candy! So as long as they dress up, I’m totally ok with them still going! Plus, let’s be honest, I eat a lot of the candy they bring home too!

This layout is of my son and his best friend, aged 13 at the time.  We all know 2020 was a rough year for kids, so I’m extra glad they decided to go to a few houses in the neighbourhood that were safely handing out treats.

For this project, I used both of the new Halloween cut files, the Haunted House and the Spiderweb Background, and made them a big focus of the layout since I only had one photo.  I LOVE how it turned out!

First, I cut out the Spiderweb Background.  Initially, I stamped a sheet of white cardstock with a web pattern, but I didn’t like the way it looked after cutting it, so I inked the cut out with black ink.  For the spiderweb, I backed it onto a patterned piece of paper. And then I splattered it all with black ink and a little bit of yellow ink.

Next, I cut out the Haunted House cut file on black cardstock.  Then I sized this at about 20″ I believe; large, but not too large to overwhelm the spiderweb.

I found a brick stencil in my collection and lightly inked dark grey ink onto some light grey cardstock. You could do many other stencils here also, so be sure to check out Jennifer’s in-stock options HERE. *Note – be sure to back the door on the haunted house first!

I used very little patterned paper for the house as I didn’t want it to get lost against the spiderweb background. So, I backed the windows with some yellow cardstock and popped them up with 3D foam dots.

For the final touches, I dug into my stash of Thickers for the title, spider, and even the doorknob! It is always great to dig into your stash and use things up! If you’re looking for an excellent way to do more of this, the definitely make sure to register for the next UYOP class & crop!

Thank you for checking out the blog today and I hope you have a Happy Halloween!

Andie 🎃


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