Monday, August 30, 2010

Is it too early for Halloween?

...because I couldn't wait to dig into my new Hocus Pocus from Pink Paislee.  It is Halloween paper that is truly pretty!  I started cutting and experimenting and a layout was born!  I figured I would walk you through it to give you an idea of how one of my pages evolves.  Here it is:

I first started by cutting out the Hocus Pocus title from a sheet of the patterned paper.

I am so in love with the shade of green on the Good Fortune sheet so I made that my base.  Notice the scallop on the bottom.  Using my craft knife, I cut along the edges of the scallop, being sure to leave the left and right side edges in tact.  I took a second piece of the Good Fortune and cut out the same scalloped border.  Then I tucked it underneath the first one.  Instant texture and layers.

I started experimenting and wanted to add a light color for contrast.  I grabbed the die-cut paper:

 I had already cut the border to use on a different layout so only the middle was left.  When I placed it under my photo, I notices the curves for the webbed lines.  The idea to randomly cut along them just popped in my brain.  I am experimenting lately with more random layouts.

I added other patterns for interest and mixed up my title using the new alphabet stickers. I realized that I wanted a flower, but not any ordinary flower.  The new canvas borders are awesome and I thought why not. 
I took the scalloped skeleton one and began rounding it, folding at the line between each scallop.  I simply curved it around folding it until five petals were formed.  It was sticky so I put some baby powder on the back to take the adhesive off, making it easier to work with.  A little mist and I had a custom flower.

Something was still missing to me, so I added the glitter cobweb sticker in the corner and cut some strands to decorate my flower with!  A few more details and my page was complete!

I wanted to share my enthusiasm for this line!  (Have I ever mentioned how much I love Pink Paislee) Even though Halloween is quite a way away!  LOL!


  1. this is one of the best halloween layouts i've ever seen. i love everything about it. bravo

  2. Totally cute! (And no it's not too early! Any excuse is a good excuse to get festive!)

  3. That is toooooooooooo funny! I just made a Halloween lo yesterday for a DT assignment!! I love love love yours!! That photo is ADORABLE and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the web! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  4. Stacey, FUN FUN page!!!! gosh...if I took a pic of my process...well, let's just say it would take forever, because I change my mind constantly!!!! Hugs, Katrina

  5. It's definitely not too early for cute stuff like this!

  6. Love what you did with the paper!! Great layout!

  7. LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE this one and no never to early for a Halloween LO!!!

    I love every single detail!!!

    Wishing you a great one!!!

  8. Heck no, never too soon for Halloween! I mean it's one night but there are tons of fun scrappy products to use. LOVE what you did with the PP. :)

  9. WOW Stacey!!! I just LOVE that layout! You did a fabulous job with all those embellies and that pic is too cute!

  10. No of course it's not too early!! I LOVE your layout!!! and those papers are definitely on my wish list!! TFS!

  11. It's never too early for Halloween. Fall is one of my favorite season to scrap. Thanks for the great layout!!


  12. Beautiful-must get some of this!


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