Hi everyone! Noreen Smith here from OrganizedandCreativeMom.com to share a not-too-spooky Halloween layout along with some cut files that I created for you today! I’m using the Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Paper Pack and Stickers from Creative Memories which feature iconic fall colors and patterns with hints of Halloween. They are perfect for photos from the Pumpkin Patch, corn maze, bobbing for apples, Jack-O-Lantern Carving, Halloween costumes and parties, and of course, all things Pumpkin Spice! You might remember that last May I designed a Sunburst cut file to share with you, and I decided to take a spooky spin on it and turn it into a spider web! The rays of the sun became the radials of the web and I added the curved spirals in between to create a web that can be cut on any electronic cutting device! And what’s a web without a spider? Inspired by the cute spider stickers in the Pumpkin Spice Sticker Pack, I created a smiling spider, along with a layered title. You can download the cut files for your personal use here in the “Free Projects” section of the Creative Scrapbooker Website, or from the Shop on my own blog where you’ll find lots of other freebies too! Working with cut files is a fun way to add some extra detail to your layouts. You can cut the images at whatever size you like – I cut my spiderweb at 11” x 11”, the title at 3.25″ and the spider at 2” (although in the end, I didn’t use the spider on this particular layout). At first, I simply placed the web on top of a single sheet of the orange spider patterned paper – what a fast layout that would be! – but then decided that I wanted to use two different Pumpkin Spice papers to fill in the spaces between the spirals. To do this I lightly traced the shape of each opening onto the patterned paper, then cut just outside the lines I had traced, leaving enough extra paper to adhere on to the back side of the web using a combo of the Precision Point Adhesive Pen and Tape Runner Adhesive. Once I had filled all the spaces, I flipped it over and layered the whole thing onto an 11.5” x 11.5” piece of brown bats patterned paper and a 12” x 12” sheet of the light orange geometric paper. Tip: Whenever I layer papers like this I cut away some of the inside portion to save on weight AND to stretch my paper supply!I adhered my layered cut file title over the circle of the spiderweb and placed two photos of my son dressed up for a Beaver’s Halloween Costume party from a few years ago (matted on the leftover brown bats’ paper!) on different angles below the title. I added the cute stickers throughout the layout, but created an embellishment cluster at the bottom by layering them and mounting some of the stickers with Foam Squares for dimension. It didn’t need a lot of journaling, but I wanted to document the place and year, so I added that info along the bottom edge of the spiderweb along with a few silvery lines with my Silver Metallic Dual-Tip Pen, which writes beautifully on dark papers. The final layout is so cute and not at all spooky!I hope your little ghosts and goblins have a Happy Halloween and that you get to capture all the spooky memories! And don’t forget to head over to the shop on my blog to download your free cut files to help you document them on a fun layout!
All Creative Memories products featured in these projects are available in Canada on my CM website, and you can find advisors in the US and other countries by using the Advisor Lookup feature. Please drop by my blog, Facebook group, YouTube Channel or my Instagram feed for more ideas and inspiration – I create layout sketches, cards and other projects which showcase Creative Memories products & tools on a regular basis.
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