Halloween House and Scrapbook

Friday, November 8, 2013

Halloween SB closeup

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.

Halloween House-001

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.

Halloween 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.

Halloween SB cover

Halloween SB 1
Halloween SB 2

Inside the book there are interactive elements like the pull-out pocket pages (above) and fold-out flaps (second photo below).

Halloween SB 3
Halloween SB 3 open
Halloween SB 4
Halloween SB 5

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.


Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! That house is fantastic! The mini is great too, but the house, outstanding!

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Wow. And what a thoughtful gift. Love how it can be used through her first 5 years. :)

Connie H. said...

That is the coolest baby gift ever!! I love the house and all of the details and also love the album. What an awesomely creative idea! You do beautiful work.

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

That house is "the bomb" as my kids used to say! So so cute.. and the little scrapbook.. how darling! I bet your boss was thrilled to get it... and having room for the first 5 years, how cool is that? I love your projects and talent!

Nancy Ball said...

That house is WONDERFUL! I am imagining how it could be switched up for a gingerbread house! I love the album too, what a great idea to have it for 5 years!

Paula Lago said...

WAW! I love this present! Such an amazing job!, a bit of misty-eyed appreciation? I would have cried an ocean!! haha

Wendy Coffman said...

Stunningly creative! What a great present...and I love the crooked shutters!

Cindy Leek said...

Wonderful projects! Thank you, always, for the inspiration! :o)

Blythe said...

Love the house! And the album!

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