It’s countdown time! Only five more days until Halloween, so this week we’re sharing some unique ideas for scrapbooking your spooky celebrations and traditions. First off is a fun layout about one of our family’s favorite traditions–pumpkins. And here is your Halloween scrapbooking tip #1: document the Halloween transformations you see around you. I’m a sucker for transformation pages. I love to see the “before” and “after”–very cool! So on this page I decided to place a photo of the pumpkins my daughters chose at the pumpkin patch while still on the vine next to a photo of their fully carved and lit jack-o-lanterns sitting out on our front porch.
Scrapbooking two horizontal 4×6 photos can be a challenge, so I went with a simple design placing my photos at opposite corners of my page. I placed the first of my two transformation photos at the top left of my page because that’s where the eye naturally goes first when it starts reading. Then the eye naturally moves down right as it goes to my title and the second photo. I placed my title across the middle of my page to separate the two photos and to act as the “point of transformation” between them.
I created my hand stitched title by first writing it in pencil lightly on the paper. Then I took my Sew Easy Needle and poked stitching holes following my writing with my Sew Easy Mat underneath the paper. Then I back-stitched the title with my needle and black Sew Easy Floss, adding some Enamel Shapes and sequins to dress up the title a bit.
There are papers on this page from two different collections, and an embellishment from a third. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different collections as long as the colors coordinate well and they share similar styles (ie both of these paper collections have similar distressing and geometric patterns). I finished off my page by adding some additional layers, texture and depth with machine stitching, washi tape, die cut stars, and sequins.
There are many more Halloween transformations you could document–your home before and after decorating it, making a costume, doing Halloween makeup, making Halloween goodies or party favors, your child/grandchild filling his bucket with trick-or-treat candy, etc. Which transformation could you scrapbook this week?
Notable Paper Pack
Farmers Market Paper Pack
Shine Cork Stickers
Sew Easy Needle
Sew Easy Mat
Sew Easy Floss–Neutral
Star Punch Dies