Two Halloween Treats

By: Carole Lassak
This morning we had a nip of fall in the air. Just enough to make me start thinking about autumn decorations and Halloween. I decided to make a Halloween banner using Arnold Grummer's Project Squares and a sheet of handmade paper that I made using these basic directions.

I used my Zing electronic cutting machine to cut the letters and the top layer of the pumpkin motif. The font is Misfits from The lower layer of the pumpkin motif is my very own handmade paper. I colored it using Arnold Grummer's Tissue Tints.

These 8"x8" heavy chipboard squares are perfect for banners. Since they are pre-punched, all I had to do to complete the hanging was tie the tiles together with orange gingham ribbon.

I also made a Halloween book using Arnold Grummer's Mini Fan Deck. I'll add photos and journaling about this year's Halloween to this special book. Every other page showcases a swatch of one of my handmade papers. The fan deck comes with 52 blank sheets, and I've alternated these with the handmade paper pages (but hidden the blank sheets from this photo). Don't you just love the deckled edges on the handmade paper swatches? Soon it will be filled with pictures of my grand-daughter in her Halloween costume along with the other neighborhood ghosts, villains, and princesses.

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You can see more projects  on my Create & Craft blog.
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