Halloween Scrapbooking – Using Scraps Part I

Halloween is around the bend, so think about getting your layouts ready! I’ve created a page to share with you that was made using mostly scraps. Everyone has scraps of paper, stickers and embellishments left over that we just don’t want to throw away. Here is how I did mine:

  1. For the title, I found the left-over paper that was cut out from when I made a “Happy Halloween” title using my Silhouette machine. I never threw it away and I’m glad I didn’t! I used a circle punch for the moon and adhered the title to an orange piece of scrap paper I had. If you don’t have a cut-out, just use stickers or draw some letters directly onto the page using a template. Look around where you keep your scraps — I bet you find something you can use!
  2. For the roof, I used extra orange and black scraps of paper and cut out scallops from a scallop template I had. This process looks like it took long to do, but it only consumed about 15 minutes of my time.
  3. Take a piece of gray, brown or tan paper and cut out the shape of a house. Don’t forget to use your ruler so it’s somewhat even.
  4. For the windows, I found a square piece of paper (another scrap) and traced 2 windows on the front of the house. Using my craft knife, I cut along the bottom and top edges of the window and vertically down the middle. I then adhered the “shutters” open and again used leftover black and orange paper for the slats.
  5. Cut open the top and one side of a rectangle shape for the door. I used an old Halloween brad for the door knob, but anything will do. Button, sticker…use your imagination!

Look around in your supplies for accents like a cat, tree, witch on a broom (she would look cute flying across the moon), etc. to dress up your page. Add your photographs in the openings of the door and windows and you’ve got yourself a cute Halloween layout ready to go!


About scrapbookeasy

Thank you for visiting my blog! Here's a little about me: I am now a stay-at-home mom courtesy of a little epidemic called "A Bad Economy." It was quite a blessing in disguise because all this new-found free time gave me the opportunity to start an online scrapbooking supply business (you can find us at www.TheScrapbookPeople.com. We are geared toward the busy scrapper and offer easy to use products and kits -- sorry, shameless plug). Scrapbooking is a craft I found, jumped into and became an addict of almost 20 years ago. I love history, so what better way to preserve my own history through this wonderful craft, right? I love to share new things that I learned, discovered or think about with everyone so enjoy!

Posted on September 13, 2010, in paper crafts, scrapbook, scrapbooking. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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