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September 20, 2012

Creating Your Own Unique Halloween Decor With Graphic 45!

Happy Haunting Layout Graphic 45

Hello G45ers,

Happy Thursday and welcome to another day of Halloween cheer here at Graphic 45! We are gearing up for this delightful holiday with our week-long focus on splendid Halloween crafts! Halloween is more than just fancy costumes and candy. It's also about lavish home decor, fun photos for mini albums and layouts, pretty cards and incredible memories! It is a great occasion to have fun with friends and family! Embrace the creative spirit of Halloween with today's gorgeous crafts from our design team! Maiko Miwa has created a fantastic layout and tutorial. We also have a beautiful piece of altered art by Tara Orr that you're sure to love! Both of today's crafts are just perfect for decorating your home for Halloween. So get ready to smile and be inspired! It's time for some crafts! First up is Maiko Miwa's fun and easy Happy Haunting layout! This is such a bright and wholesome LO. It is just perfect for children's photos from Halloween. Follow Maiko's fun tutorial to create one of your very own!

Happy Haunting Layout Graphic 45

Papers: Graphic 45 Happy Haunting
chipboard: Graphic 45 Happy Haunting
ribbon: MayArts
flowers: Prima ,Zva
ink: tsukineko

The theme of my simple creation is "the Blocking Layout". When you use this style it's easy to make a layout. And you can make a layout using many photos.

1. Cut out the center part of the "Man in the Moon" paper. The cutting size is 6x6 inches.

Happy Haunting Layout Graphic 45

2. Cut the"Jeeper's Creeper's" paper. The cutting size is 11.25x11.25 inches. Distress around the paper with the scissors and DTP around the paper with black ink. Then adhere this on the paper from "instruction1".

3  Cut 5 kinds of the paper that you like or suit your photos. The cutting size is 2.5x2.5 inches. Cut out the clock pattern from the paper of Pumpkin Time. Then distress and DTP around the edge of the papers.

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4. You need to cut the following pieces as shown in the photos below.

Happy Haunting Layout Graphic 45

Happy Haunting Layout Graphic 45

5. Crop 5 pieces of your photos. The cutting size is 2.5x2.5 inches.

Happy Haunting Layout Graphic 45

6. Splatter the  background with black acrylic paint.

Happy Haunting Layout Graphic 45

7. You need the chipboard to use the following pieces as shown in the photo below.

Happy Haunting Layout Graphic 45

8. Let's make 5 blocks using pieces of cutting papers and chipboard!

Happy Haunting Layout Graphic 45

9. Adhere 5 blocks and 5 photos on the base . please adhere them with the 3D glue.

10. Adhere pieces of the papers as shown in the photo below.

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11. Mark around the paper with black pen like the stitch of a sawing machine.

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12. Decorate this layout with the gemstones and flowers.

Wasn't that great, G45ers?! Next we have a delightful piece of Happy Haunting altered art by Tara Orr. Great Halloween home decor doesn't have to be expensive. Just hop on in to your local thrift store or garage sale and find something simple you can alter with Graphic 45 paper and embellishments! You can also find basic little treasures from your local scrapbook store too! That's how Tara found this sweet and simple wooden box. Have fun creating fabulous home decor that will last for many years to come!

"I decided to alter a plain wooden box found at Michaels.  I simply traced the box shape onto my patterned paper, cut out and then applied using tacky glue. I further embellished using some Graphic 45 tags and Imaginarium Designs Chipboard which I painted." Tara Orr


Happy Haunting Sticker Sheet
Happy Haunting Chipboard 1
May Arts Ribbon

That's all for today, G45ers. Big thanks to Maiko Miwa and Tara Orr for their wonderful work. Remember that today is your last day to leave us a blog or Facebook comment for your chance to win this week's amazing Happy Haunting prize pack! We will be announcing one randomly chosen winner on tomorrow's blog. We will also be bringing you more gorgeous crafts to inspire your day! We hope you all have a dazzling Thursday. We hope to see you again tomorrow for another day of fun!

Happy Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45


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I love Maikos layout! what a clever idea to highlight lots of photos. You could use this technique with any holiday where you take lots of pics!

Ans as usual, Tara has done a great job of "repurposing". I've seen that box at Michael's, but no inspiration. Now I have it.

Happy Thursday!

Amazing work, the details and layering on both both projects is stunning.

This layout idea from Maikos would be great for a tray that could be used over and over for decoration. Love it! Tara's box is just too cute! Great projects.

Love these projects, the paper is so cute!!

Love the layout and how the photos were incorporated into it! Thanks for the tutorial showing the layering process!

Awesome projects!!!

Tons of inspiration. Thank you!

Wowwwwwwwwww!! These are just gorgeous!! LOVING all the Halloween goodies this week!!!!

Love the treat bag, I have so many choices on cute treat bag. I may have to make one of each.

Thanks for the inspiration. It's nice to have projects that are quick and easy to put together.

This post is very helpful. I have been wondering what the process is in creating these lovely projects. I have been cutting elements out of my pack of paper. Then I will start putting things together. Hopefully, it won't seem so intimidating using this method.

Good idea to use squares to mark out your blocks. Save money by not having to buy a box with wood dividers - and you'd have more room for decorations.

These papers realy cheer me up!
fun projects to

so cute, TFS

I love checking in here each day to see the amazing projects! I get so much inspiration and motivation,and I really appreciate the tutorials on how to make the projects.


Thank you for all the great projects that were shown this week. Hugs, Velma

Great projects!! Lots of detail and so colorful and happy :-) Thanks!

Great tutrial today and Tara I love you little box! Too cute!

Gorgeous projects!

so fun, I love the blocks.

Great projects! It's been a spook-tacular week of Halloween inspiration!

That LO is over the top! Amazing! And the box would be so fun to have full of pixie sticks or something similar!

Wonderful items both. This paper is such fun to work with. Thanks for the giveaway.

very cute projects. layout is really cute

It's been a great week
Thanks for sharing with us!

MORE cute stuff... ok I NEED more chipboard !!! That ribbon (black/orange check) such a great touch!

Thanks for more fun Halloween projects! Judy D.

Maiko, your lay-out design is so unique! The patchwork background looks really beautiful. It is a gorgeous page.

And Tara, you did an amazing job on that wood bag too. It has a wonderful vintage feel and your bow is the perfect finishing touch.

I am totally fascinated by the creative minds who design and "build" these wonderful projects! I love Graphic 45, but often I buy it just to have it. ;-)

I see so many stunning projects this week .......can't believe my eyes!
It inspire's me to craft even more now.. Thank you DT members and Graphic 45 to give my mojo such a boost! Hope you all have a stunning weekend hugs Amy :)

Wow! That looks great. I really like the little bag too.

Great projects with great paper!!!

Very cute! I especially like the altered box... TFS!

Love all the projects so far this week! The Halloween paper is my all time favorite. I have been working with it for weeks now and just love the Happy Haunting paper.

Fun fun fun! I live this LO and tutorial!

Awesome tutorial!! Such amazing details! The Happy Haunting paper is going to be all over the web the next two months.. it's so beautiful! Thanks for a great week :)

These are darling! I love Maiko's tutorials, and always look forward to them. Tara's altered box is so fun!

I am loving the Happy Haunting!! so cute.

Love both projects today. the number of projects created with Happy Haunting is amazing and wonderful. Fantastic collection and so fun

I love the blocking layout - so many ways to vary it and make it seasonal. Love it. The altered wooden box was so cute.

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