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Ghosts & Haunted Houses!

Filed under Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Mini Haunted House Kit, Rhonda Secrist Thomas, Teri Calia, Tutorials

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Rhonda’s project that are still available on the new site.

Before we dive into all the new Halloween goodies (and THREE kits): Continuing from Thursday and ENDS TOMORROW night, October 2nd: Mini Potion Bottles Banner FREE Gift Kit!

We had TWO Halloween projects by Teri Calia in Thursday’s newsletter. I was inspired by Teri’s bottle banner and made a little collage sheet AND a custom set of miniature chipboard potion bottles, so you could make a mini version of Teri’s banner!

The new collage sheet AND set of mini potion bottles is Free for ALL orders — through Monday night, October 2nd! Note: all-digital orders will receive the collage sheet as a pdf file! Learn more

RELATED SALE: the ENTIRE Catnip Designs Collage Sheets Section is On Sale for 50% off! Now through Monday, October 2nd! Over 200 to choose from!

And be sure to come back and enter the Giveaway, to see a fab sample using the new kit by Teri (and win the supplies)!

NEW Mini Haunted House Kit

Oooh! Time for a spooky haunted house? This kit includes a mini size of the new Small Haunted House Frame Set (with the same size windows so the collage sheets and trims for the small windows fit, too). Plus some papers with mini prints of bricks or wood… and 2 new collage sheets with some ghosts to lurk inside.

Note: there are TWO related Add-On Kits this month.

Beside the mini haunted house frame set (exclusive to this kit), this kit contains:
New! The related Small Shabby Doors & Windows Collage Sheet
New! Ghosts in Abandoned Rooms Collage Sheet (These are ATC size but would be good behind the window of a castle or haunted house, too.)

FOUR 6″ x 6″ scrapbook papers with brick, stone or wood patterns.

More info about the new kit is on the Mini Haunted House Kit page. And remember to scroll down to the Giveaway on this page to see Teri’s artwork using this kit!

More Artwork! Halloween Row House Countdown Calendar (see the first wide photo below, and the photo at left) is by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel. Kristin used 2 of the Small Haunted House Frame Set and 1 Small Haunted House Shadowbox to make a wide house with a tiny door to open for every day in October!! (Such a clever idea!) More info in the Kristin’s blog post. Here’s Kristin’s supply list — and see the photo at left for a preview of Kristins tutorial!

Halloween House Party (see the second wide photo below) is by Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas. Rhonda used the Large Haunted House Frame Set (and made TWO houses — she used the solid back side of the house, with the aid of extra window trims, to make a second haunted house scene). More info and photos in Rhonda’s blog post, and here’s a link to see all her supplies.



Hooray for the Mini Haunted House Kit Giveaway!

Isn’t that little haunted house by Teri Calia fabulous! It’s got everything you’d want in a spooky Halloween project, in a tiny space. Teri only added a couple little items to the new kit for her supplies:

I love the Mini Haunted House Kit because the haunted house frame set is perfect size for an afternoon art project. Plus you get almost every thing you need in the kit so you don’t have to hunt down supplies! Just grab a pair of scissors and some glue and you’ll be set for some fun 🙂

So to start off: one of the new Mini Haunted House Kits is included in today’s Giveaway! The kit already includes the Travel Map & Rock Wall Scrapbook Paper (the stone background paper all over the art sample), the Small Shabby Doors & Windows Collage Sheet (for the creepy kids in the windows — and the shabby window frames, too), and the Black Thin Fleur Dresden Borders.

Here are a couple more things Teri added (that I’m also including in the Giveaway):
Tim Holtz Remnant Rub-Ons – Halloween (see the faux dormer over the round window in upper left? and the bats nearby? they’re both from this rub-ons set)
Halloween Words Collage Sheet (Psst! That’s one of the sale collage sheets!)

BONUS: I’m including a set of the new Small Haunted House Window Trims, as those window frames fit the mini haunted house, too!

To enter the Mini Haunted House Kit Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, October 2, 2017).

AND tell me: How will you decorate your mini haunted house?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Halloween Coffin Shadowbox Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Mary Mac! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, October 1st, 2017

65 responses to “Ghosts & Haunted Houses!”

  1. M. C. Sparks says:

    Needs to be gothic. With ghosts in the windows!

  2. Barb macaskill says:

    All of these haunted houses are SO cool! I especially love the countdown calendar! Totally awesome!!
    If I won I would do something similar to Teri’s except I would use more greens and orange on the outside of the house! Kind of a rusted look!
    Congratulations Mary Mac on being the winner this time around, ENJOY! TFS!

  3. Sue Young says:

    I’ll add witches, to sit next to my witch’s apothecary project from a few years ago!

  4. Nancy O says:

    I would decorate each piece, then mount them on the front and back of an atc book box to hold my Halloween swap cards in.

  5. Jean Marmo says:

    So much fun! I think a mansion haunted by ghosts!

  6. Peg says:

    I am thinking in terms of book covers lately. Like the Cinderella coach this would make a neat book cover. Still would use the little ghosties of course. Really love that little house.

  7. teri steele says:

    This project is right up my alley. I just Love the larger shadowbox kit and I love the little intricate window frames and trims. I will be doing this if I ever finish my cemetery!

  8. Barb A says:

    Love this project, so creative. Would make something similar but would need to add some ghostly animals to it.

  9. Gwen K says:

    Alpha Stamps has the cutest ideas for Halloween. I can’t wait to get started.

  10. Cheryl Lee says:

    This is a cute little project, I would do something similar to what Teri did. Lot of cute ideas this week! Love the window trims! Congrats to Mary Mac!

  11. Rose says:

    I would put some creepy drapes in the windows to slightly obscure the images. What is in those windows?????

  12. Jo says:

    Love this project! Halloween is my favorite!

  13. Kris says:

    This is wonderful! I love holiday countdown projects.

  14. Judith says:

    I love this! I’m in the process of building a haunted house with my Alpha Stamps purchases and you just keep giving me more and more ideas.

  15. Nadine says:

    I would make a spooky haunted house!

  16. Kris says:

    I would put cobwebs in the windows!

  17. Emily Ann D. says:

    Definitely an Addams family house.

  18. Catharine McCammon says:

    Ooooooo I’ll make a tiny house for the spiders that live in my patio garden. I can see it all “webbed up” already! Glorious fun.

  19. Rebecca Russell says:

    I would make a magical, mystical fairy haunted house! I Love fairies!

  20. Anne S says:

    I love this! Can’t wait to make a haunted house.

  21. Carol DuBois says:

    I love all the haunted house pieces you have created over the years. I want to make the house with stone outsides and pictures of ghosts and maybe black cats in the windows.

    Of course, I will embellish with Alpha’s mini hardware.

  22. Denise Bryant says:

    I love Halloween! I’d use some die cuts to decorate the haunted house…. pumpkins, ghosts and cobwebs!

  23. Kim R says:

    Wow! Love a haunted house! Mine would have ghostly Victorian people in it.

  24. Gay Cormier says:

    I would decorate using most of Teri Cali colors and design and Kristeins design! They are so spooky!

  25. Dennis L says:

    Great haunted house! Nice work, Teri! I would use photos of family members to make a spooky house setting.

  26. LeAnn says:

    The spooky kids are a nice touch. I would add some skeletons to the mix.

  27. Karen Mallory says:

    I love Halloween! Of course I would make a haunted house with creepy things in the windows!

  28. Jen R says:

    Well I LOVE Teri’s version, probably try my hand at something similar!

  29. Jennie Ingram says:

    Oohhh, I’d do something a bit Victorian gothic. 😀

  30. Roe says:

    I’d put witches and ghosts in the windows. With lots of webs and overgrown climbing ivy

  31. Kitty T says:

    why are children so creepy??!! Lol.
    Love the images used in the sample, will probably try something similar.

  32. Carla says:

    Love all these Halloween projects! So many great ideas for crafts to make with my granddaughter!

  33. Megan Warren says:

    I’d decorate it with ghosts and skeletons in the windows and give it an abandoned decaying building look

  34. Jeri says:

    I’d put witches and ghost in the windows. Love it all!

  35. Leah Fein says:

    I make fairy houses so I would make this into a special dark fairy house

  36. Judy Goodwin says:

    I might try for a haunted Victorian mansion look.

  37. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I don’t know what that says about me…..

  38. Angela Bowling says:

    I think all haunted houses need ghosts in the windows, bats flying around and gargoyles at all the corners. This looks like so much fun.

  39. Kimberly says:

    I tend towards the traditional shabby-haunted look. Although I do love those done with patterned papers too 🎃👻☠️

  40. Marykay Chisum says:

    I think the classic movie monsters are having a party! I can see them through the windows!!!

  41. Jan K says:

    I will make a haunted house that includes monsters that have been around a while and some ghosts to keep them company. I’m thinking Frankenstein, Dracula, a werewolf, and of course some ghosts floating around too! Love this giveaway! It’s my favorite theme!

  42. Laurie staffaroi says:

    I would make it a haunted house using vintage family photos!

  43. Laura says:

    Oh what fun! This is a great way to have a haunted house without much space or if you need to keep it out of reach from curious paws (though I wouldn’t put it past my felines to find a way to get at something even on the wall).

  44. Traci says:

    Haunted house.

  45. Sandra Manring says:

    I would use family pictures to make it even scarier!!!!

  46. Janet Turner says:

    I love the haunted house. I sould use all those cute creepy kids in mine. Adorable!

  47. Marilyn Ray says:

    I love creepy children. I would love to have them peeping out of my windows.

  48. Cg says:

    Ok. Here’s the truth. I have NEVER done any type of craft for Halloween!!! It was never a favorite holiday for me. But I have to say that all the cute things that I’m seeing have really motivated me to try something! I’d definitely try the 31 day house!!

  49. Sara Tann says:

    This is a wonderful project!!! I would make this into an advent calendar using the ghosts and ghosts in an abandoned room collage sheets. I love moveable elements So I would make some into sliders so that they eerily creep on over to another window, Some flip up windows and pull outs as well. Maybe even some misfortunes to pull out as well. The possibilities for this project are absolutely endless. Just adore this project!

  50. Winnie says:

    So cute! I have been looking for a way to make a count down calendar. This is perfect!

  51. Sandy A says:

    Love it! Maybe not creepy kids, I’m thinking vampires need to be involved with that house somehow!

  52. Tana Underwood says:

    So cool! I would do vampires!

  53. a Halloween advent calendar is an awesome idea!

  54. Michelle says:

    I love it, I would love to make an October advent calendar…what an awesome idea!

  55. patti Gwyn says:

    Love the haunted house. It is so creepy with those little kids. I would decorate with skeletons.

  56. Nancy E says:

    Love the mini haunted house. I think I’d add glitter everywhere.

  57. Birgit says:

    How beautiful Teri’s project is! I would make a similar one — gothic and vintage. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win these goodies!

  58. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love this mini haunted house! I would make it a ghost house!

  59. Laural says:

    I would go with a steampunk theme

  60. K Toews says:

    I would use my family photos in it. Talk about scary!!!

  61. Charlotte Deerborn says:

    I would use the stone paper for the sides and add shingles to the roof. Some gothic rod iron looking trim would go well here too.

  62. Mary Mac says:

    I would decorate it with photos of my own family, They are quite scary. LOL

  63. Sue Stout says:

    Ghosts, of course, and maybe some distressed textures…love this project!

  64. I love making Halloween things! Especially mini things! So much fun!

  65. Carol Slowik says:

    Mine will be very creepy and scary!! Oh the HORROR!!