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September 17, 2012

Get Festive With Halloween Decor Tutorials & Blog Contest!

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Hello G45ers,

Happy Monday to you all and welcome to another week of fun and inspiration here at Graphic 45! We are so happy that you've stopped by our blog today! This whole week is going to be so much fun! Since Halloween is not that far away we thought it would be good to help you get a head start on your Halloween crafting! All this week we're bringing you gorgeous Halloween-inspired crafts that are sure to have you howling at the moon with creativity. Today we've got two, that's right, two tutorials to share with you! Susan Lui has created a fabulous layout and home decor project, while Sharon Ngoo has created some sweet little trick or treat bags! You're going to love today's crafts! But first lets begin with this week's brand new blog contest! We're giving away this wonderful Happy Haunting prize pack that includes a Happy Haunting 12x12 paper pad, both sets of coordinating chipboard die-cuts, new Ornate Metal Key Hole Staples, Flower Staples and three Smooch pearlized accent inks by Clearnap! Wow! Just leave us a blog or Facebook comment any time this week for your chance to win this super Halloween crafting pack! We will choose one winner at random from this week's comments and announce them on our blog this Friday, September 21! Hooray!

 

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Our first amazing craft comes from Susan Lui. Check out this adorable and fun layout she made! This can also serve as a festive piece of Halloween home decor. Susan has created a great tutorial to show you how it was made. Follow her easy instructions to create one of your very own! Take it away, Susan!

"Here's a fun layout that's really quick and easy to make. It's created on a sheet of clear acrylic which gives it a different feel. I made this as a store decor for my local scrapbooking store, PaperMarket. But the idea can easily be adapted into a Halloween decor for your home by changing the words to something along the lines of A Witching Welcome! Or you could just adhere your favourite Halloween photograph onto it for a Halloween layout." -Susan Lui

Susan Lui Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Clear Layout 1

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Let's begin.

Supplies:
Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Papers - Trick or Treat, Pumpkin Time, Midnight Magic, Man In The Moon, Jolly Jack-O-Lantern, Jeeper's Creeper's, Bewitched
Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Alphabet Stickers
Prima Marketing Clear Acrylic Page

1. What you'll need is some Happy Haunting papers and a clear sheet of acrylic. Mine measures 12x6 inches.


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2. Cut a sheet of Bewitched paper into 6x5 inches. Tear the paper into two in a curvy line. Attach it to the top and bottom of the acrylic as shown.

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3. Cut a sheet of Word Play paper into 6x4 inches. Tear that into 2 in a random curvy manner and adhere it to the top and bottom of the acrylic, under the Bewitched papers.

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4. Select a few of your favourite images from the Happy Haunting papers and cut them out. You'll have a whale of a time doing this as there are so many images to choose from in this collection. Here's what I used.

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5. Stick these images to your layout, using 3D foam dots for more dimension.


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Some close-ups, showing how 3D foam dots add so much dimension to a simple layout.

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6. Add on your greetings or photograph and you're done.

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Next we have this delightful trick or treat bag tutorial by Sharon Ngoo! This is such a clever idea and so much fun to create! We spend so much time thinking about the perfect Halloween costumes. Why not take a moment to create the perfect trick or treat bag to go along with that costume! You can also use these sweet little bags for Halloween home decor. Have a few candy-filled bags around the house. They'll make your Halloween even sweeter! Here is Sharon's fabulous tutorial. Take it away, Sharon!

Hello, hello! Some of the stores are starting to stock up on Halloween stuff (yes, even in Singapore) like treat bags, pumpkin themed stuff etc... And I thought how much nicer it would be to have a treat bag made from Graphic45 papers and stickers instead.  So here's what I made:

Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo treat bags happy haunting

They're really easy and fun to make and is a fun project to do with little ones as well!  Here's a tutorial so you can make one too:
Graphic45 Sharon Ngoo treat bags happy haunting (Tutorial)

Now to fill them with candy!! :)

GRAPHIC45 SUPPLIES:
Papers:
Embellishments
2.  Happy haunting travelogue stickers
OTHER SUPPLIES:
1.  Ribbon - May Arts and my own

Well, there you have it, G45ers. We hope you had a lot of fun today. We are excited to read all of your blog and Facebook comments this week. Please come back and join us tomorrow as our Halloween crafting celebration continues. Huge thanks to Susan Lui and Sharon Ngoo for their fabulous work today. We hope you all have a delight ful day.

Happy Halloween Papercrafting!

Your Friends at Graphic 45

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Both projects are very cute and clever! I love the Happy Haunting line!

oh my this is a fabulous collection. I love Susan Lui's design and the added dimension using the acrylic gives. When i scrolled down and saw Sharon Ngoo's bags i could not make up mind which to try first. Just lovely is all i can say.

Love the Happy Haunting line - so easy to work with - I've already made a mini-book and a wreath. The treat bags are so awesome and also the wall hanging. Love the sheets with all of the pictures that you can cut out - so much fun!

Thanks for the Halloween inspiration! It's my favorite holiday :) I absolutely LOVE this collection!!!

My Favorite Holiday and my Favorite Papers!! Thank you for such beautiful inspiration! Lovely work!!

What great ideas! Can't wait for payday so I can get to the store and get the paper! I'm ready for Halloween!

Happy Monday!

Such a Happy project! Love all the dimension, just adorable! These papers are always so easy to use in s many ways!!!

These are cool ideas. Can't wait to put them to use.

WOW !!! These Halloween papers are out of this world,perfect for layouts with my grandsons,they love dressing up for Trick or Treat.I will try to make the goodie bags for them,now going shopping to see if your papers are in the UK yet
Janet

What great projects and tutorials today! Would never have thought to design on clear acrylic--but it is a terrific look!

Halloween is my favorite time of year and this collection is just awesome

Halloween is so fun. The colors, the costumes, the treats. This Halloween collection is just so creative. The moon makes me happy just to see it. I have an 8x8 pad and I am so ready to cut into it.

Gorgeous!! This is my favorite Halloween collection this year! I love G45!

Love both projects - love the new Halloween papers!!

Oh my so cool. I will make those bags for my friends and fill them with home made Halloween cookies. I so love the graphic45 papers. They are so great.

Wowwwwwwwwww!! These projects are just AMAZING!! LOVING that clear board and love love love love those bags Sharon made!!!! GORGEOUS!!!

I love these projects, I need to get busy on my Halloween Crafts!

What an inspiration the Halloween decoration is! I will definitely make the treat bags - thanks for the ideas!

I love Halloween and this line is awesome for creating stuff. The treat bags are so cute!

Love these vintage images. Merry Hallowe'en! Maddy x

What fun ideas! Love this line. Thanks for the Halloween inspiration.


I love Halloween!! These are great projects- I plan to make them both.

Wow, these projects are fabulous!!! I cant wait to see what else your amazing designers create this week!!! I absolutely love Halloween, it's by far the BEST holiday!!!!

Your beautiful products have inspired me to try some projects other than cards or scrapbook pages.

What awesome projects! I love this paper for Halloween. My daughter is a 5/6th grade teacher, so I think I must make some of the treat bags for her students. I always add a pencil too. You would be amazed at how many pencils are lost each year. tfs and the chance to win! Tami

C'est super beau, bises

What a great idea for paper bag and halloween idea with acrylic of the flying witch.
Thanks for the sharing, Susan and G45!

How Fun!! I really enjoyed your workshops at scrapfest. This paper line is awesome.

Graphic 45 has the best paper!! I love the projects.

This is such a great line - I love working with it! Been working on some projects recently and it's so fun!

i love these halloween projects i will make the trick or treat bags and put peeled grapes inside and tell the kids that they are eyeballs how sppoky is that Maria

what awesome paper! I always enjoy the projects created by G45!

Totally loved the layout idea!!!

Those creations look like fun!! Must show this groovy paper to my ATC swap friends to enthuse them to have a halloween swap! Love the smiling round moon ... such a happy face! Reminds me of Moonface from The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton!

No tricks here! These Halloween projects are some mighty sweet treats! G45,this Happy Haunting paper collection is totally bewitching!

JamieH

Happy Haunting is such a cute set full of fabulous designs. Love the design team projects made with it!

As usual, these projects are beautiful but anything you could make with G45 papers is always going to be. !!!

I love the Trick or Treat bags! I will make some and use them at work for "Boo Blessings"! Love Graphic 45!!

i love the use of acrylic... it is so versatile and you can make anything with it. add the G45 and its out of this world!

Gorgeous projects!

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