Welcome to October. Have you started putting out your pumpkins to celebrate fall holidays? I have, and with this month’s Scrapbook Workshop Kits I have scrapbooking tricks and treats for you to enjoy. I am always looking for points of inspiration and I find they can pop up anywhere. My daughter and I like to visit an awesome shop in our area every year as fall and Christmas-time get closer. I always find bits of inspiration when we go there. The pages I designed for October are inspired by this Woof and Poof witch that I found on one of our visits to this store and our classic family jack-o-lantern that my children have been nibbling treats from since 1992.
Woof and Poof always does a fabulous job of blending a variety of texture, patterns, and terrific little details in their pieces. This little witch instantly brought some Close To My Heart products to mind. It’s hard to see all the details of her outfit in the picture, but she’s got a fabulous outfit. When I sat her next to our jack-o-lantern I knew I had found my inspiration for this year’s Halloween scrapbook layouts. And, can I just say, creating these pages has been so, so much fun.
The pages use Close To My Heart Cardstocks and Nevermore Background & Texture Paper as a base.
To create similar textures and colors from my inspiration pieces, I combined several Close To My Heart products. I used black swirls made with scroll shaped die-cuts from the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge to be similar to those in the witch’s top. Then Green Shimmer Trim to tie in with the sparkly green tulle in her skirt, and Black Enamel Stars to match to her shiny black boots. I pulled in some orange pumpkins, messages, and accents using Sunset Cardstock and the new CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge.
I thought it would be fun to make these interactive pages with fold out sections with more hidden treats inside. Making interactive pages and story extensions is easy using CTMH Flip Flaps. While Flip Flaps come in many sizes, I wanted full 12-inch fold outs. I used the Memory Protector Flip Flap 12″ Assortments attached to the outside of the Memory Protectors to make the extra page spaces that give a little “trick-or-treat” bonus to the layout. The trick is that when you open the Flap Flaps on the front of the first layout, it reveals some sweet treats inside with more photos, journaling, and super cute Close To My Heart Cricut Artistry die-cuts inside.
There is a 4″ x 12″ Flip Flap on the left side of the first page and an 8″ x 12″ Flip Flap on the right side of the first page.
When the Flip Flaps are both open, you see more photographs while having all the parts and pieces still work well together visually. It’s almost hard to tell where one Flip Flap starts and the other stops. It’s fantastic.
You will also see some places where I added little accent icons, dates, photo tabs, etc. These all come from the Close To My Heart Basics Fundamental Stickers. These sticker sheets are packed full of options for personalizing pages and they are a great value. My Workshop Kits for this month include a package of these stickers, so you get four full 6″ x 12″ sheets of adhesive-backed artwork in the set.
I hope that October has some fun things in store for you and that you will enjoy adding photos of your Halloween adventures on these pages. If you are in the Boise Area, check the dates below to come create these pages at a Scrapbook Workshop. If you are long distance or schedules are tricky, contact me for a Workshop Kit “to go” and I’ll put a pre-cut Workshop Kit with photos and instructions in the mail to you.
October Scrapbook Workshops – $33 (plus tax and shipping)
Workshop Packages Include –
- Z3087 Green Shimmer Trim
- Z3166 Fundamental Stickers – Basics Pack
- Cardstock, Background & Texture Paper, Pre-cut Cricut Die-cuts, Black Enamel Stars, and Extra Supplies
- Z1325 Memory Protector Flip Flaps – 12” Assort. (1/2 pkg)
- Three Memory Protectors
(NOTE: You can make your Memory Flip Flaps package a full pack for an additional $2.50.)
Other Items Recommended For These Layouts –
- Z3083 Nevermore Assortment ($5.95) (see picture below)
- X7198C Nevermore Complements ($5.95) (see picture below)
- Z1979 Black Journaling Pen ($3.25)
- Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape ($5.95)
- Z1836 Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors ($13.95)
October Scrapbook Workshop Dates
Friday, October 9 at 6:30 PM
Friday, October 16 at 6:30 PM
To order a Workshop Kit or to reserve a date for a Scrapbook Workshop,
contact me at Michelle@SomethingAboutSharing.com.