I'm so tickled that with this post I can announce that you will regularly see my work over at Lawn Fawn again! After a little hiatus from the team I am thrilled to be back creating with their amazing stamps, dies, paper and more! Love Lawn Fawn oh so much!
This might be one of my favorite paper projects I've ever created.... and it is ALL paper.
If you visit my blog regularly you might notice that along with scrapbooking and card making and quilting I really enjoy creating seasonal home decor projects to display in my home. When I got my Critters in Costume Stamp Set I knew I wanted to create something super special with it. I thought the little critters were the perfect size to adorn a haunted house.
I set to work looking for the perfect haunted house die cut and my first attempt was a bomb. The house was flimsy and the foundation was unsubstantial and I knew it wasn't what I was looking for. So I turned to Pinterest and came across THIS project (completely unrelated to Halloween but I digress...) and it led me to THIS photo of a haunted house made from paper and I was sold.
Just like that.
And I had never heard of this company before nor do I know them but I want to tell you that I am thoroughly impressed with their designs! This house has many components but I'm telling you.... SO worth it!
I followed the instructional video to put my house together, purchased some flickering faux battery operated candles at Hobby Lobby to place inside my house to light up the vellum windows (I am using 3. 2 in the main part of the house and 1 for the upper floor) and then set to adding my LF Critter Trick or Treaters!
Every house needs a house number, right? Tim Holtz Plaquettes make the perfect house number adornment for a haunted house!
I also used a Tim Holtz Fastener on the door because I thought it made the perfect door knocker! ;)
A glittery brad (a really old one from KI Memories is the door "handle".
I had to use one of the ghosts from LF Happy Haunting Stamp Set peeking out the door and I added the bunny in a pumpkin from Critters in Costume as well as the leaves and the pumpkins from So Thankful Stamp Set die cut with the brand new coordinating die set! Those pumpkins..... I used them a lot. LOVE them.
The upper floor showcases the Heebie Jeebies Stamp Set (one of my fav's!) with the spider web stamped and embossed, spider and bats. A little ghostie peeking out from the upper window keeps with the "haunted theme". ;)
A look at the entire front porch from the front. I used all the critters from Critters in Costume plus added additional critters from Critters on the Savanna and Critters in the Forest to round out the trick or treaters. I added "costumes" to these critters by using hats from the Hats Off To You Stamp Set.
My kids think the leaves "make the house". Funny how something so small makes such a big impact! And I LOVE that there is a coordinating die for it! ;)
I colored some of the pumpkins "white" for variety!
This is the left side of the house with trick or treaters heading towards the front porch.... and two little ghosties peeking out from the window!
One element that I added last was the flower pot from the new Our Friendship Grows Stamp Set and the bones from Critters in the Dog Park. It actually came to me one night as I was lying in bed getting ready to fall asleep! I love when you can incorporate non-holiday themed stamps in a fun, new way!
View of the right side of the house with more trick or treaters and another ghost peeking...
I hope you've enjoyed the tour of the haunted manor with LF Trick or Treaters!
- Maple Manor SVG Kit from svgcuts.com
- Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor Patterned Papers
Be sure to check out all the projects the design team has created using Critters in Costume over on the Lawn Fawn Blog HERE and come back tomorrow for more LF August Inspiration Week!