Halloween House and Scrapbook
Friday, November 8, 2013
Boo! It’s a little late for Halloween, but I just had to share my latest creation. I wanted to make something special as a baby gift for my talented boss and make-up genius at Scarywood Haunted Nights. He’s expecting a baby girl next year, his first child, so I created a Halloween House with a mini scrapbook for her first five Halloweens.
I used the discontinued paper pack, Mischief by Close to My Heart, and added a few brighter colors like Gypsy and Pear for a more playful color scheme. The paper mache house is from a craft store and I used a combination of Mod Podge and assorted glues to attach the papers.
To give the house a whimsical feel, I hand cut the black window frames without a ruler, and attached the shutters crookedly (not recommended for perfectionist types). The shutters are small strips of Smokey Plum cardstock, dry embossed with an embossing stylus and sanded to reveal the CTMH white core cardstock.
Behind the windows I placed vellum and included a small battery-operated candle so you can use the house as a décor item. I purposely left one window open on each side so the little one can peek inside and play with the house.
The roof of the house lifts off and inside you find this mini scrapbook. The size is about 5” tall by 6” wide, so it’s perfect for small hands and single photos.
Inside the book there are interactive elements like the pull-out pocket pages (above) and fold-out flaps (second photo below).
I’m proud to say that the gift was well-received and even brought a bit of misty-eyed appreciation to a big, tough guy who makes hideous monsters for a living.