Our October project sheet went up on the Bella Blvd blog today, featuring our new Halloween Magic collection. I've been creating these monthly project sheet layouts for over three years now, so this is actually the forth Halloween project sheet layout I've done for Bella. Add in all of the Bella Halloween layouts I've created for CHA's, catalog work, and other promotions, and it's no wonder that you keep seeing the same Halloween photos on these layouts. Lol.
I created this layout right after working on a layout for another assignment (for something non-Bella), where I had used lots of small squares of photos and papers. I knew right away that I wanted to go with the same small squares in my design, which would be a great way to use lots of the fun patterned papers in this collection.
I added a 12" strip of the grey woodgrain patterned paper across the page, keeping it the same height as my small squares, to hold my title. The Chipboard Icons package has these colorful "Halloween" alphas, and then I used the black number stickers from the Treasures & Text sticker sheet.
I added some chipboard embellishments and stickers to some of the patterned paper squares. To add a little more interest to the squares, I added some random machine stitching to some of them, before adhering the embellishments.
I love the green and white against the black polka dotted background paper. I used my favorite scalloped border punch on the green star patterned paper to create four border strips. I trimmed them down so they were just a tad bit shorter than the width of my white cardstock, and then tucked them under the edges before machine stitcking around the outside edge of the white cardstock.
I think I need to retire these Halloween photos, since I'm pretty sure I've scrapped them 2009 times. I know, 2009 is the year I took them, but it still feels like I've used them one too many times. Only problem is that my girls don't dress up for Halloween anymore, and haven't for a few years now. So it's the last set of photos I have to pull from. I need to find new kids, I suppose ;)
To download our October step-by-step project sheet, with complete supply list and detailed instructions, click HERE.