Midnight Haunting Halloween Pages

This week is Thanksgiving in the United States and before we head into Christmas, I thought I would share a couple of Halloween pages I created with the Pebbles Inc. Midnight Haunting collection.

SPOOKY

I was inspired to use a gray spiderweb on the background of this page by another Halloween page I saw this year … I want to say it was a page created by Kim Watson (LOVE her work!), but I’m not 100% sure. … Anyway, I just loved the softer look of the gray against the lighter background and decided I wanted to do that on a page, too!

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The base of this page is a cream grid paper I had in my stash by BasicGrey. I then used the Midnight Haunting 6×6 paper pad, cardstock stickers, die cuts, and puffy stickers to fill in the spaces around my photos.

I love the florals in this collection … okay, okay … I love florals period. But how cute are these flowers in their fall colors with their black leaves?!

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I cut the title using my Silhouette Cameo 3 machine using a cut file by Jamie Koay from the Silhouette Design Store (unfortunately, I could not locate the cut file number for this one … I’m so sorry! I’ll come back and edit this post if I ever figure it out.)

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I gave my spider die cut one creepy eye ball from the Midnight Haunting puffy stickers. I giggle every time I look at that one-eyed spider … I pretty much love him!

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The headstone die cuts look so cute clustered together to the right of the title. I like how the skeleton is in “pieces” below the appropriate caption and that the arrow of the other headstone points your eye to the year/date.

HALLOWEEN

Here is the second page I created with the darling Midnight Haunting collection! For this one I began with a Kraft cardstock base … Kraft always works so well for Fall and Halloween layouts!

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My pen was acting funny while I was journaling … thus, the darker and lighter looking words … but it’s okay, I will just roll with it!

The scariest part of creating a page for me (besides hand-journaling and unpredictable pens!) is at the end of designing when I decide to add a bit of ink to a layout. (I really don’t know why I don’t just begin a page with misting … I always seem to leave it to the end!) On this day, an ink droplet landed on the cat die cut where I didn’t want it to and ended up making it look “dirty.” To try and camouflage the unplanned ink spot, I darkened the edges of the moon/cat die cut and created a midnight “sky” around it with Pebbles chalks.

I can’t decide if I like it or not? But for now I will keep it that way. The great thing about chalks is that if you change your mind, you can always go back and erase it away.

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I used my Silhouette Cameo 3 machine to die cut the “Halloween” title and black leaf shape (die cut information is listed at the bottom of this post). I added a small strip of pinked black cardstock below the pumpkins to balance out the other two die cut cardstock pieces on this page.

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I almost always mat the background to my layouts, but when that seems like a little much, I will do what I did here and use a black journaling pen to outline the edge … or add a line of machine stitching.

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SUPPLIES:

OTHER SUPPLIES:
Spooky Title Cut File by Jamie Koay (Design # in the Silhouette Design Store couldn’t be found)
Spiderweb Cut File by Hero Arts (#13650 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Halloween Cut File by Rhonna Farrer (#155941 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Autumn Leaves Cluster Cut File by Jamie Koay (Design # in the Silhouette Design Store couldn’t be found)
Pebbles Midnight Haunting 6×6 Paper Pad
Studio Calico Clay Mist
Cardstock: Gray
Gems: KaiserCraft
Sewing Machine/Orange Thread
Computer/Printer for Journaling
Black Journaling Pen
Black/White Baker’s Twine
Orange Folder
Pinking Shears

I hope you enjoyed seeing these pages today … and even though Halloween is over and we are heading into Christmas, maybe it will inspire you to get this year’s Halloween memories scrapbooked!

See you again soon!
JanaBold

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Echo Park Paper: Round Christmas Card

Are you looking to do something “different” for your Christmas card this year. Try a circular shape!

I created this round card for the Echo Park Paper “Project in a Minute” Instagram series using the Christ-centered Wise Men Collection. (I hope you’ll forgive the smaller photo … I forgot to take a picture of this one and had to grab a screen shot from the Instagram video).

Watch this card come together HERE on the Echo Park Paper Instagram feed.

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SUPPLIES:

Silhouette Cut File: Circle Penny Slider Card by Lori Whitlock (#42685 in the Silhouette Design Store)

Have a great weekend!
JanaBold

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Carta Bella Paper: Counting Down with a Christmas Tree!

This week we are sharing advent calendar ideas on the Echo Park Paper blogv. I chose to create mine out of one of my very favorite Carta Bella products … the designer cardstock! It’s usually a part of every project I do here for the blog, but this time I wanted to make it the focus!
I found this darling cut file in the Silhouette design store and knew that the Evergreen Shimmer cardstock would make the perfect base for this tree. It’s hard to capture just how beautiful the sheen is on these papers with a camera, but trust me! They are the perfect choice for all of your holiday projects.
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In addition to having a beautiful shimmery surface, this cardstock boasts a 111 lb. weight! It’s very sturdy and makes a great base for dimensional projects like this one … cardmakers will swoon over it’s weight, too!
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Let’s take a closer look at this project, shall we! In addition to the Evergreen Shimmer cardstock, I also used the Gold Shimmer and Ruby Red Shimmer to create ornaments and a star for the tree. For each day in December, add an ornament to the tree. There is a spot for exactly 25 ornaments.
If you look closer at the star and jingle bells you can see that I added dimensional details with yellow pearl paint.
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I also used the gold and ruby red cardstocks to create gifts for under the tree. The red gift bag holds all of the ornaments until they are ready to be placed on the branches. When the big day finally arrives, you or your child can open the small gift as one of your Christmas presents! The bow on this gift was created using the Mini 3D Bow die.
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In addition to the cardstock, I used the Christmas Dots & Stripes 6×6 paper pad and colorfully, striped baker’s twine for more pattern and interest. Some of the ornaments are decorated with gems and die cut stars and snowflakes (Snowflake #6 Die Set). I added some Liquid Pearls (Buttercup) to the jingle bell for more dimension.
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The gold shimmer cardstock tree stand rests on a gorgeous tree skirt cut from the Red Holly & Berries Gold Foil cardstock.
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This sweet, little tree measures 16″ tall. It’s the perfect size to place on a desk, dresser, or adorning an empty corner on a counter. You are sure to feel the holiday spirit as you decorate it each day!
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SUPPLIES:

Carta Bella Evergreen Shimmer Cardstock
Carta Bella Gold Shimmer Cardstock
Carta Bella Ruby Red Shimmer Cardstock
Mini 3D Bow Die
Poinsettia Die Set
Silhouette Die Cutting Machine
Various Gems
Red, Green, Navy Baker’s Twine

Happy Holidays!
JanaBold

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Echo Park Paper: Christmas Card

I love card designs that are different from the standard folded card base. Today’s project features a tag tucked inside of a pocket that would make a fun invitation to a holiday party, or an interactive Christmas Card with your family’s photo and sentiment tucked inside. Let’s take a closer look!

I created this project using Echo Park Paper’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas collection. (Be sure to take notice of all of the GORGEOUS hand-painted artwork in both Volume I and Volume II of this collection!)

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The tag was cut with my Silhouette Cameo machine from the Dark Red/Cream Solid Cardstock using the “3 Tags” cut file by Lori Whitlock (Design #46903 in the Silhouette Design Store). The top of the tag is adorned with a wreath die cut and a “Merry Christmas” sticker banner.

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The pocket for the tag was cut using the Christmas Time Paper (How cute is that Christmas plaid?!) and the “Library Pocket” cut file by Silhouette (Design #4301 in the Silhouette Design Store). I added some manually die cut branches to the front using the A Perfect Christmas Be Merry Branch Die Set and the Classic Green Felt Cardstock before adding the other elements.

Be sure to check out the Echo Park Paper Instagram feed HERE for a one-minute project video featuring this card!

SUPPLIES:


OTHER SUPPLIES:

Silhouette Cameo 3 Machine
“3 Tags” by Lori Whitlock (Design #46903 in the Silhouette Design Store)
“Library Pocket” by Silhouette (Design #4301 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Paper Trimmer
Adhesive/Foam Squares
Brown Distress Ink

See you again soon!
JanaBold

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