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Eat, Drink, and Be Scary: A Miniature Trick-or-Treat Delight!

Filed under Halloween, Miniatures, Shannon Cooper

Wow! This is such a fun miniature room (? not sure it’s a room… backyard party setting)? Design Team Member Shannon Cooper was obviously inspired by the Halloween spirit (check below… the new luminaries are lit up on the steps)!

Read on as there’s tons of eye candy, and there’s a new Eat, Drink, and Be Scary SALE too!!

Eat, Drink, and Be Scary! by Shannon Cooper

Starting with some text from Shannon’s blog post:

I’m just going to cut to the chase. The new Porch & Courtyard Scene Box from Alpha Stamps is a scream!!! It’s a hefty 11-1/2″ long x 11-1/2″ wide by 13-1/2″ tall kit with a raised porch, steps, and a courtyard! Did I mention the arbor covering the porch?? Wow. I love this thing.

There’s tons of possibilities with the kit, but with it being October and all, there was no way I was going to do anything but a Hallowe’en project! My trick-or-treat porch looks like any old house you might come across in a neighborhood — silly decorations, tombstones in the yard, and a spooky skeleton a kid would warily creep up to to if they wanted any candy — but this scene box could be turned into an amazing haunted house. It would also be pretty cute decked out with Christmas decorations and lights… oh my, how long until Christmas??!

Speaking of lights, I used a few adorable Tiny Halloween Luminaries and a Mini String of Fairy Lights to illuminate the steps!

The rest of the string of fairy lights are tucked behind the silhouetted images under the porch. I had made similar kinds of window silhouettes many moons ago when we went all out with decorations for the house. The life-sized versions were spooky images cut from black plastic that were glued to white fabric, then hung in the windows. The mini versions in the windows (top floor) are stamped images on vellum. The bottom silhouettes (under the porch) are black cats or skulls that have been taped to a frame made from Heavy Translucent Vellum and strips of wood.

Note: Shannon made 2 versions of interchangeable frames that fit behind the porch supports. One version with skulls is shown here (another version with silhouettes of cats & bats from the Black Creepy Critters Shape Set is shown on her blog post).

The new Tiny Halloween Luminaries are similar designs as the Tiny Halloween Lanterns but have 1 design per paper bag. They’re laser-cut and scored from heavy tan cardstock.

Shannon lined the front cut-out panels with vellum and 2 layers of orange cellophane (see how-to pics on her blog post). She also shows how she punched a hole in the bottom of each luminarie for the fairy lights to poke through (and how she hid the wires under the steps).

Thank you, Shannon! Such an inspired and detailed project! Here’s everything in Shannon’s (HUGE) supply list. Plus see below (below more fun photos — just look at that table of sweets!) for even more new items and the new sale!



More New Items!

Even more new items that Shannon used in her project! So everything new today is also included in the new sale!

Little Gable Boxes
(Did you notice the skeleton holding one of these above?)

Mini String of Fairy Lights

Miniature Foot Path LED Light

NEW: Eat, Drink, and Be Scary SALE

This is a coupon sale in honor of Shannon’s amazing project above! I should have a contest for trying to figure out how she repurposed items & images! 🙂

Use coupon SCARY when checking out to get an additional 20% off on EVERYTHING in this collection! That’s 20% off beyond current sale prices! Over 60 items!

The sale ends TUESDAY NIGHT, October 19th at midnight PST.

See the entire sale collection here! And remember to use the coupon SCARY when checking out!

And don’t forget to visit Shannon’s blog post for tons more photos and tips!

Posted by Leslie, October 17th, 2021

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