Hi PCC friends!
Sophie Crespy here today, all the way from France (so excuse my accent :)) to talk to you about Halloween products and how to use them to document your everyday life.
Halloween is not something we celebrate in France: we envy the fun you have on the other side of the ocean!
Now, I am lucky enough to be part of some awesome teams and I get a lot of collections to play with, including Halloween collections. So what to do with all these gorgeous goodies if I don’t celebrate Halloween? And what can YOU do with your halloween stash?
1. Use both sides of patterned paper sheets: one side is usually perfect for documenting autumn and Thanksgiving, as the color schemes include orange, green and brown.
I received the awesome American Crafts Pumpkin Patch collection, and the good thing about this collection is that it can be used for autumn themed projects as well as for Halloween ones.
The B side of this sheet is full of spider webs but the orange grid on the other side is perfect for any autumn projects.
I used it along with other sheets of patterned paper from the same collection to create this layout , documenting the snow we got last week and how it was strange to see the mix of autumn beauty and snow at the same time.
I layered a yellow sheet cut with my Cameo on top of that orange paper.
Pow papers, especially in that dark grey shade, are also a great hit this autumn: I cut it with my Cameo again ( can you see an addiction here?) to create my title and embellishments.
I used bits of brown polka dot and used the other orange side as the base of my layout.
2. Now what to do with Halloween Stickers?
On my layout, I just let the top of a sticker show for a touch of darker color. You can also use them to document a pumpkin patch day out or your children nightmares or any kind of scary or unlucky event!
3. You can also use these Halloween collections for any “get dressed up” occasions: Carnival for instance or everyday fun, if like mine, your kids like to dress up all the time!
On this layout featured in the Elle’s Studio November Gallery, I used the Circle Tags and Large Tags from Spooky Tales collection to document my boy’s love for his tiger costume: an everyday sort of Halloween! The orange and brown shades on the tags were a perfect match to my boy’s costume.
So don’t let your Halloween collections sleep at the bottom of your drawers, get them out and use them to celebrate autumn beauty, or any situation. It is also a mine of orange and green shades you can use to match any photo.
We would love to see what you create with your Halloween stash: drop us a line and a shot or your projects on our Facebook page!