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Haunted Houses…

There should be a law against someone having as good a time as I’ve had the last couple of days playing with the Home Sweet Home Framelits and a Halloween theme.  I’m guilty…lock me up!

First, let me say I absolutely love Halloween…love dressing up my house and me and seeing all the kids too.  For the kids that I know, they get really special treats which I hope to share with you in future posts just in case you like Halloween as much as I do.

Today though, I want to share this haunted house neighborhood…

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Can you see the lights?  There’s one in each house (mounted underneath) and one between the trees in the graveyard.  Trying to take a picture was a little challenging, but seriously you should see how cute this is in lower light!

Here are a couple of close ups in case you’d like to make some haunted houses too…

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Here’s the graveyard.  You can just see the light between the trees and the witch and ghost flying through the air are actually on pieces of window sheet…

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This little house isn’t quite as spooky as its neighbor…but I love its little pumpkin patch.

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But this little house has spider webs and ghosts.  I pulled the door open so you could see the light inside.

Here are some Stuff ‘N Digits for you but trust me, your creativity will go wild as you begin to create your neighborhood…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
  • Stamps:  Spooky Fun and Sweet Home, Gorgeous Grunge on house roof tiles
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Home Sweet Home Thinlits, Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Window Sheet, Brick Embossing Folder

Digits

  • The whole thing sits on a box made from Basic Black cardstock 8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 1″ on all sides, cut tabs and add Tear & Tape to attach tabs to sides.  The white border is Thick Whisper White Cardstock cut with the roof shingle thinlit and glued around.
  • Once your base is made, make your houses.  The directions with the Home Sweet Home Thinlits are simple.  (Tip:  cut your cardstock sheet in half lengthwise and you can fit both sides of the house.)  When you cut your house sides, be sure to place your door and window thinlits too.  One house is cut from Basic Gray which I ran through the Big Shot with the Brick Embossing Folder.  I used the Basic Black ink pad directly to the embossing folder to get the variation in color on the bricks..  Cut your roof shingles.  It takes ten for a whole roof.  Glue your tile layers together for each side of the roof then glue to house.
  • The funest (I know that’s not a word) part is decorating with all the spooky stuff.  Those pieces flying above roof tops and trees are attached to small strips of window sheet with the stamped piece glued to one end and the other glued to a tree or roof top.
  • Once you know where you’ll be placing your houses, punch a hole and stick the light through from the base bottom.  Add a little glue to bottom of house.
  • The fence was cut from Basic Gray and a larger area left at bottom so you can score and fold to make your fence stand up.  UseStrip Adhesive on the bottom of the fence ledge.  Color any white that may show with your Basic Gray marker.  The two trees were added the same way as the fence.  The gravestones were stamped and cut with thinlet.  They were also added with Strip Adhesive to create a graveyard.  The light was placed behind one of the trees which gives a great shadow when the light flickers.  The witch is added to the back tree with window sheet strip.
  • The “grass” was purchased at Hobby Lobby and glued with Multipurpose Glue.

You know I have to make another one…for “the Littles”.  They will love this at their house.  Once that is done…Oh! a Christmas Village complete with Santa’s sleigh!  See you later…I gotta go!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Yep.

I’m all black, purple and orange…but HaPpY!

 

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