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Spooky Ghosts for Halloween! Related FREE Gift & NEW Sale!

Filed under Digital Images, Grimsley Village, Halloween, Laura Carson, Mini Haunted House Kit, Tutorials
Update! A newer post about Laura’s Haunted House is here. And/or you can see the Haunted House supply list on the new site. Plus here’s a link to the supplies for The Ghost Queen.

Wow! We have 2 Halloween projects today (both by Design Team Member Laura Carson) and both projects feature ghosts. Before we look at the fun and spooky Halloween art, let’s talk new sale!

EVERYTHING in the Paper Theatres Collage Sheets section is on sale for 50% off!

Laura’s House Of Ghosts includes lots of windows and other architectural trims (all distressed to look old and abandoned). So I picked out a collage sheet section that includes windows (or curtains)… 87 options! The sale ends Monday night, October 16th! (Where is this month going?!)

House Of Ghosts

When thinking about projects for this Halloween season, I realized that in the hundreds of Halloween pieces I’ve made, none of them are Ghost themed so I’ve rectified that with 2 ghost themed projects and new ghostly image sets.

On the edge of Grimsley Village is crumbling brick house. It’s had many residents during its life; some of which have died and now haunt the house.

The house is crumbling with piles of bricks blocking the door and holes in the roof…

I love all the distressing Laura did (and tearing away parts of the roof and walls). And the faux metal patina on that Bat Border on top of the roof is so pretty and rich!

Here’s a link to Laura’s House Of Ghosts supply list. See more photos (and more of Laura’s witty prose about each of the ghosts) on her blog post. Don’t forget to come back to enter the Giveaway below (which has a photo of Laura’s other ghostly project, AND info on the new FREE gift)!


New Goodies! – ALL on Sale!  View all new items

The new items today are about equally split between Halloween and Christmas. Let’s start with Halloween! The Dark Hollow 12×12 Collection Kit is bound to be a really useful set, with backgrounds of dark, foggy forests (and is used in Laura’s second ghost project).

More New Goodies — Mainly Christmas Themed!

Hooray for The Ghost Queen Giveaway!

I know! Laura made a whole ‘nuther ghost project?! Yes, and it’s beautiful! She made an accordion-fold book with the new Dark Hollow 12×12 Collection Kit papers (including a poem she wrote for the project).

I love the crown that’s on the cover of the book (also shown in a close-up at far right of the photo trio below). Hint: it uses icicle ornaments!

This Giveaway begins with EVERYTHING in Laura’s supply list for The Ghost Queen! (Note: that includes the new digital set of images… if you want to substitute some of the related (printed) ghost collage sheets, that’s fine.) You can read Laura’s poem and see more photos (plus a link to a tutorial on making accordion-fold books) on Laura blog.


FREE Gable Trim for the Large Haunted Houses!
Now through Saturday night, October 14th!

I had sooo many ideas for additional architectural trims that didn’t get used when I designed the Large Haunted House Window Trims… so I had just ONE of them laser-cut as a start on a future set! See the wide photo below for 2 photos of this trim piece (one showing an idea for using it as a fancy pediment).

This exclusive trim piece will automatically be added to ALL orders placed on October 12th through 14th. Plus one will be included in this Giveaway!

To enter The Ghost Queen 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, FRIDAY, October 13, 2017)!

You get a choice of questions to answer: what part of Laura’s tutorial do you find most inspirational?
OR: What other architectural trims would you like in a future chipboard trims set? (To accompany the gable trim in the new free gift.)

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 Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Halloween House & Blocks Giveaway? Lisa R! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, October 12th, 2017

50 responses to “Spooky Ghosts for Halloween! Related FREE Gift & NEW Sale!”

  1. Barb macaskill says:

    Ghost Queen is mesmerizing and breathtaking! My favorite part of her tutorial is how to make accordion fold books! I love learning new ways to make books and Laura is a wonderful teacher! TFS!

  2. Jean Marmo says:

    Wow – this is just amazing!Loving that book and that sweet gable trim! Laura is so creative!

  3. Barb macaskill says:

    Forgot to add congratulations to Lisa for winning the last giveaway and to say how amazing the House of Ghosts is! I am going to have lots to add to my wishlist today! LOL TFS!!!!!

  4. Kim R says:

    Spooktacular! I love reading on Lauras blog on how to make the crumbling brick wall. I will be using that idea on future projects.

  5. I love the house. I like how she did the roof.

  6. Rebecca Russell says:

    I would love to see some crawling Ivy trim or some sparking fairy lights!

  7. Cheryl Lee says:

    Both projects above are interesting! I also like how she did the bricks. As for future architectural ideas, how about adding quarter scale things to your inventory??? That scale is quite popular now. Congrats to Lisa R!!

  8. Emily Ann D. says:

    Love the house! I’d like pillars and steps.

  9. Connstance Garcia says:

    I found elements in both that remind me of my last trip to NOLA where I visited a haunted plantation. I’d love to add a column or two or three along with the trim.

  10. Verna says:

    Laura always has such incredible attention to detail. I checked out the tutorial, and, as usual, it is very detailed and easy to follow. What a great share and inspiration! Thank you for the giveaway.

  11. Michelle G. says:

    I love how Laura printed the ghosts directly onto the papers for the Ghost Queen book. And I love how she cut out some bricks on the Ghost House to make it look even more spooky and rundown! Love both projects!

  12. Gay Cormier says:

    This project is fantastic! So much creativity! I can feel so much fun when designing and making this. The options are endless when adding your own spin to this spooky project.
    I personally would add old ivy trailing all around this spooky house. Also spider webs thick and thin all over placed properly within and out of Windows, tangled throughout outside foliage and debris.
    This is great!!!!
    Thank you

  13. Laural says:

    Incredible inspiration

  14. Anne W says:

    Hi everyone. I am brand new to crafting but the bug has bitten hard. I just discovered this amazing site. What inspiration you provide! Laura’s tutorial was so full of gorgeous images and ideas that I don’t know where to start. I can’t wait to let my imagination run wild. Thank you for all the information.

  15. Karen says:

    Wonderful spooky haunted house! The details are incredible and just so much to look at. I really enjoy looking at the creativity that Laura employs in ALL her wonderful projects!!!

  16. Susan S. says:

    I really like Laura’s work, but her Halloween themed projects are my favorites. I love the idea of printing the ghost images onto transparencies or velum for a layered look. The cutaway brick technique is one I will definitely use in the future too. And the crown is lovely.

  17. Barb A says:

    The House of Ghosts is wonderful, as is the story of the inhabitants. I especially liked the tutorial about the bricks & roof……both things I will use on future projects. So inspirational, thank you Laura!

  18. kathleen doyle says:

    WOW WOW WOW Since my outside display on my lawn contains a ghostly cemetery, what a great give away for the inside of my house!!!!!

  19. barbj says:

    The ghost queen is my favorite

  20. Marilyn Ray says:

    I never thought of printing directly onto my background paper. I will definitely use that nugget of wisdom

  21. Marykay Chisum says:

    I love Laura’s creations! I love her tutorials. She is a great inspiration and it doesn’t hurt that she loves Halloween as much as I do!

  22. K Toews says:

    I would like to see some Art Deco style trims laser cut.

  23. Nancy O says:

    I would love to see some future architectural trim that would allow the houses to be converted to a Victorian Christmas theme or a gingerbread house.

  24. M. C. Sparks says:

    More architectural things for fairy houses

  25. Peg says:

    Laura you are an inspiration!!! Love the house and love the book!! That crown is fabulous and the trees with that raven glitter. I would like to make a book like this. Would love to win this one! Thanks for the opportunity 🙂 I need to see how she made that crown!! Thanks Laura for sharing!!

  26. Denise Bryant says:

    I love Laura’s projects! Such great details! I love the chipboard Bat Border and the colors that she used to paint it! I also love the crown!

  27. Jen R says:

    I love the roof and how she painted the bat border!

  28. Kat Cashwell says:

    I love the crown made out of icicles!! also lobe the new architecture trims and would love to see some with snow or icicles! love Laura’s creations!

  29. Cg says:

    It’s funny how relatively simple things become mine blowing when someone points it out. Most of Lauras’s work is mind blowing to me… But in this case printing ghosts on transparencies just left me here with my mouth hanging open! Good Lord! It’s simple and the effect blew me away! I also love all of the distressing Laura does to the chipboard elements like the pieces above the windows and makes it look more substantial than just paper or chipboard. It looks like a wood structure! Once again, Laura hits a homerun… Does this woman ever run out of creativity?

  30. Katherine Williams says:

    I so admire Laura Carson and her ingenious creativity. I love all her tutorials. I really love how the ghosts looks printed on vellum against the collage sheets. What a clever idea. I also like the glitter effect on the trees. I made all her little spell books last year. They are displayed in my office each Halloween. I hope I get to make this one as well.

  31. Daphne says:

    I love Laura’s work; all her tutorials are extremely helpful. I used her accordion book fold instructions to create a small accordion fold book to fit in a tin and helped my granddaughter make one too. Thanks!

  32. Karen Mallory says:

    I love. love Laura’s projects. I like how she made the iridescent trees in the Ghost Queen project. Spooky Halloween but leading into winter too!

  33. Carla says:

    Iany kind of windows and doors!

  34. Laura says:

    I love the idea of printing semi transparent images on printed papers. I’m going to have to use this either on a similar project or on other projects. I had never thought about printing directly onto my scrapbook papers before and now the ideas are flowing like ghosts through the graveyard.

  35. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    I really love the house and the stories that go along with it. The crown is really awesome as well, but really the house stories are just great.

  36. Daylan says:

    I like the idea of writing a poem and then using the mixed media to illustrate it, but I was especially inspired by the Ghost Queen’s crown. I’m going to give it a whirl to make one for a Snow Queen display (that character’s rather ghostly, too). Thank you for another opportunity!

  37. Dennis L says:

    Such a great looking haunted house, Laura! I will use the idea to make individual bricks using brick wall scrapbook paper, and cutting away some of the roof to expose rafters.

  38. Halloween and Christmas are the best holidays for decorating. I love creating haunted houses and witch houses.Would love to win this give away.

  39. Mary Mac says:

    This is not a typical trim bu I would love to see gargoyles.

  40. Catharine McCammon says:

    Weeeeeeee! I would make the tiniest home for all the naughty night crawlers and snails slithering around my patio garden.

  41. Gwen K says:

    I can’t tell you how much I love Ghost Queen. Utterly amazing!!

  42. Nancy E says:

    I just love Laura’s tutorials and her detailed instructions. Love all the trim she uses. Trim can definitely make a project from good to Yeah!!

  43. Jennie Ingram says:

    Ooooh, I love the icicle crown inspiration!

  44. Anne says:

    I love this project! I would love to see gargoyle trim or individual gargoyles.

  45. Susan M L says:

    Another great work of art by Laura! Loving the ghosts and the extra bricks idea!

  46. Halloween and ghosts are so near to my heart!

  47. Jo says:

    i love the way she made the windows look old. very inspiring!

  48. Jackie P Neal says:

    I have to say, I LOVE everything Laura Carson! This gal amazes me with her elaborate and well thought out creations! She incorporates the best pieces from her shop of choice Alpha Stamps!
    I saw these pieces on her blog the other day and was completely blown away! Her use of the icicles and those glitter tress- Oh my! The accordion book tutorial was awesome and I will be using that inspiration in the near future!Happy to say I will be using that tutorial for inspiration on my own book in the near future!oh…I also love the idea of the transparency printout- such a creepy effect!! Thanks for your giveaways and best of luck everyone!

  49. Sylvia L. says:

    I’m always excited to see the Halloween projects!
    I love all the architectural elements, and would like to see stairs, weathervanes, and Mary’s great idea of gargoyles.

  50. Roe says:

    Although not architectural, (but some old houses had family cemeteries adjacent) I’d like to see some chipboard tombstones and monuments to go with those great cemetery collage sheets. Also maybe a climbing vine to cover the old houses.