A Haunting We Will Go!

A Haunting We Will Go!

Hey, friends!  Missy back here with you today, and I have two fun Halloween layouts to share using the Happy Haunting Simple Set.  Halloween is my favorite holiday to scrap, and I decided to create a layout about my daughter dressing up as the Hulk a few years ago.  If you know her and her personality, you’d know that this was the perfect costume for her…haha!  I love that there is a lot of green and purple in these photos, so I wanted to bring them into the layout to contrast with all the orange and black in the collection.  I started off brushing some Shimmerz Texturez  in a circle on a sheet of white cardstock.  I found a cute circle frame cut file from The Cut Shoppe and placed that over the paint.  I came in with some purple and green watercolors to peek out from the cut file and the photos.  I backed some of the open spots of the cut file with papers from the collection.

I cut the word “Halloween” from the 3x4 4x6 Elements sheet and paired it with some of the black Snap Bolds Alphas to create my title.  I fussy cut that cute pumpkin from the same paper and added some foam under him to pop him up a bit.  That cute spider web is from the 6x12 Cardstock Sticker sheet.  I also added some machine stitching.  I just love the mix of green & purple with this line!

I added a few phrase stickers down here at the bottom as well as a green button from my stash.  I love adding those little bits & pieces from my stash to add pops of color here and there.  Since there is no green in this collection, this was a great way to do that.  I also added some tangled thread for an extra pop of black.  I think the orange Texturez looks so neat under the circle frame!

Here’s a closer look at that adorable spider web sticker.  I positioned the pumpkin so it looks like the spiders are about to crawl on him.  I added a few bat stickers, too.

This turned out to be a pretty simple layout once I got the paint down and the cut file layered over it.  I think when you have super cute photos with bright colors, less is more when it comes to embellishing!


For my second page, I decided to start with a neutral background.  I pulled out some light kraft cardstock from my stash to build on.  I love how the oranges look against it.  It’s such a great Fall color, and to bring out the oranges in the collection I sprayed some orange ink first.  I used a small grid stencil with some gold ink spray to add a bit more interest and color.  I came in with some dark brown and black splatters.  Since my photo has a lot of orange and a lot of pumpkins, I decided to play on that and create lots of die cut pumpkins.  I found another cut file from The Cut Shoppe and cut several pumpkins using a few different patterned papers.  I created a row of pumpkins under the photo, which I backed with a few scraps of coordinating patterned papers.  Again, since my photo was pretty busy, I didn’t want to overwhelm the page with a ton of embellishments.

I lightly glued all the pumpkins together and lined them up centered with my photo.  I stitched through them all with shiny gold thread since I had some gold in the background.  I fussy cut the “happy haunting” piece from patterned paper and added foam under it as well as some tangled thread.  I kept everything on a centered vertical design and added a few lines of journaling down at the bottom.

Here’s a closer look at the layers behind the photo.  I love how the gold spray looks mixed with the orange…so pretty!  I cut “October” from the 3x4 4x6 Elements paper and used it as a cute embellishment here.  I also used my edge distress tool to roughen up the papers’ edges.

Here’s the other side of the photo.  You can really see the texture from the stencil and splatters here.  The machine stitching also creates wonderful texture as well as shine.

One last close-up of the top area.  I used some of the black Snap Bolds alphas to create the title.  I added in a few orange stars from the 6x12 Cardstock Stickers and some more metallic gold stitching.  I used my handwriting to finish off the title.  Again, a pretty simple layout, but I love how it turned out!

I hope these pages give you some fun ideas to try with the Happy Haunting Simple Set, it’s got everything you need to create something for Halloween!  Thanks for stopping by, and have a Happy Halloween!!