Yesterday, I shared with you a Christmas project and today it is all about Halloween! My daughter chose to wear the cutest Sock Hop poodle skirt outfit for her Halloween costume last year. Instead of scrapping these photos with the traditional orange and black, I decided to be inspired by the colors of the fifties and use black, white, pink, and aqua. The My Mind’s Eye Cut & Paste Flair collection was PERFECT for this!
My Mind’s Eye Cut & Paste Flair Collection: “Wow” Specs Paper (black), “Wow” Sweet Paper (pink/black polka dots), “Today” Quoted Paper (blue/white polka dots), “Small” Charms Paper (frames/stripes), “Small” Point Paper (handcut arrow border at top), “Today” Present Paper (cut apart cards), 6×6 Paper Pad, “Today” 5×7 Sticker Sheet, Tiny Word Stickers, Decorative Brads, Enamel Shapes, Bits & Pieces (Layered Stickers), “Snapshots” 4×6 Journal Card, Decorative Buttons
Other: Cardstock (black, white, coral pink), Silhouette Cameo Machine, Cricut Expression Machine, Cricut Nifty Fifties Cartridge, Cuttlebug Machine, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, White string, SEI Pink Letter Stickers, Date Stamp, Black Ink, Trimmer & Scissors, Adhesives
The Charms paper has stripes on one side and these adorable mini chalkboard-looking frames on the other. I decided to cut out several of the frames to hold each letter of my title. In between the words “Sock Hop” I added a flower created with my Cricut Expression Machine and the Nifty Fifties cartridge. The flower is on page 65 and was cut at 1.75″. I cut two layers of each of the flower petals and then layered and secured them together with a My Mind’s Eye Enamel brad. Below the framed title, I added the word “sweetheart” cut on my Silhouette Cameo machine.
At the top of the page I created a little cluster with one of the cut apart journaling cards, a sticker from the 5×7 sticker sheet, and a layered sticker. The layered sticker with the hearts was initially a speech bubble shape. I just cut off the little tail with my scissors to use it as a rectangle. To the right of the cluster I added a chipboard button tied with white string. Below the cluster I added a tiny word sticker phrase. The “Date/Snapshots” flags were cut from the 4×6 Journal Card. I stamped the date with a rolling date stamp, and then accented the ends with a couple more enamel brads.
I couldn’t help but add this cute poodle from the Cricut Nifty Fifties cartridge. In retrospect, I think I would have made him a bit smaller, but it works. 🙂 I cut him (her? … because she is pink) out of black and white cardstock, and the ombre shaded sheets from the Flair 6×6 paper pad. I used the Cuttlebug to emboss the white layer with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.
At the bottom of the poodle I added one of the My Mind’s Eye enamel shape sticker. I wanted to repeat the felt heart that was at the top of the page, so I took out the layered stickers and carefully peeled the heart from the quote sticker. I used Tacky Glue to secure it in place on top of the enamel shape.
Thanks for taking a look at my non-traditional Halloween page! I need to get caught up on my other kids’ costume pages … so watch for those sometime soon.
Have a great weekend!