The One with the 2Peas Happy Halloween Layout


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I love "happy email." That's what I call it when I get unexpected emails from people with happy news, etc. Pretty self-explanatory :) The email I got from Jamie Sorenson over at 2Peas a couple weeks ago was definitely a piece of happy email. I was asked to make a Halloween layout for their SpookCRAFTular event - heck yes I will!
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Check out this fancy shmancy logo that was made to go along with my project (I didn't make it, but whoever did, props cuz it's cool!):
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And here is the layout I came up with:
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN (me & eric)
Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, chipboard (borders, letters), Halloween stickers, badges, felt shapes, and rub ons, letter stickers, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Plastic Halloween charms: Dress It Up; Jewels: Doodlebug Design; Spray mist: Tattered Angels; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
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Journaling says: Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. Maybe it's because of the ridiculous amounts of free candy. Maybe it's the picking, planning, and making of costumes. Maybe it's the thrill of watching scary movies. Maybe it's all decorations and cooler weather. Maybe it's because it's the first holiday of the season. It's probably all of the above.
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How to recreate this layout: Start with a 12x12 sheet of white cardstock. Spray blue mist on the top right corner, green mist on the left middle edge, and red mist on the bottom right corner. Place chipboard border stickers around the edges. Cut out spider webs from patterned paper, accent the center of each with a black jewel, then adhere with pop dots over the sprayed parts. Add Halloween-themed dimensional felt shapes, badges, stickers, rub ons, plastic charms, and journaling spots cut from patterned paper around each spider web as shown. Adhere four 2 x 3" photos to the middle. Create a title from mixed colors and textures of Thickers. Using a pencil, draw journaling lines then straight stitch over the pencil lines using a sewing machine with black thread; erase any pencil lines still showing. Write journaling with a black pen above the stitched lines. Admire your work :)
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Okay, I'm off to pack my hospital bag. No, I'm not in labor, but perhaps it will be the ball that gets this process rolling...!!
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN