How to Bring Out The Best in Your Next Halloween Layout

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Using The Idea Book

With Halloween right around the corner, scrapbookers are preparing to capture all the spooky memories using their paper and tools. Mary Snyder is doing the same. This last week she was able to practice some of her Halloween ideas by using some old photos and paper.

The first thing Mary did when searching for inspiration is go through the Kiwi Lane Idea Book. When in search of inspiration, you should start by knowing what you want and what you have, even if it’s a short list.

Mary knew that she had 7 Halloween pictures and that she wanted to use the Haunted 6 template on her layout. Knowing what she had and what she wanted, she was able to quickly go through the idea book, her eye easily snagging on layouts that checked off her requirements and/or inspired new ideas. She chose a baby layout found on page 29 of Idea Book 3, flipped it, and used that to inspire her Halloween themed page.

Paper Used:

“Frightful” Halloween collection from My Minds Eye

A Closer Look

Since there were a lot of oranges, Mary decided to pull in some more black in white when using the Haunted 6 template. And since it’s Halloween themed, this is no ordinary house; it’s a haunted house. Make sure to add you unlucky black cat and your scary sheer ghost to help the haunting.

To create that familiar sheer ghost, Mary used vellum paper to cut out her retired Halloween 1 template and then traced around the edges to give it some body. She finished it off by adding those soulless enamel eyes.

In search of bats? Look no further. The bat a la carte is perfect for your cave explorations or your Halloween excursions. Mary was able to use this a la carte to bring focus to her ‘spooky’ title, and the Haunted 4 template to help make her bat a la carte stand out and pop up against a crescent moon.

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What templates are you using this Halloween? What are your Halloween plans? Let us know! 

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