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Two Haunted Houses, New Miniatures, New Sale & FREE Gift!

Filed under Guest Designers, Halloween, Laura Carson, Miniatures

Before we dive into the artwork (and the new supplies), I’ve picked out this new gift set that includes bits of both projects!

See the photo at right for all 3 items in the kit:
Single Gravestone – Laser Cut Wood (one is also used in Laura’s project)
– One of the Jack-o-Lantern Cabochons (one is in Connie’s art)
– One of the Day of the Dead Wooden Skulls (just cuz!)

The Tombstone, Skull & Jack Gift Kit is FREE with all orders placed today through TUESDAY (ends at midnight October 11, 2022)!

Haunted Aviary by Connie Littell!

Both of today’s projects started with the Large Haunted House Shape Set. They look quite a bit different from each other as one project shows them bound (interspersed with other chipboard pages) into a book.

Guest Designer Connie Littell has turned her standing house into a Haunted Aviary!


Here’s a bit of intro text from Connie’s blog post:

Spooky season is upon us. Yay! I have a little haunted aviary for Alpha Stamps to share with you today. An owlery if you will.

I fell in love with this orange on orange swirl from the Spooky Night Scrapbook Paper, and decided to use it for both the front and the back of the house. I used the chipboard as a template and carefully traced around the house shape. The paper edges were inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink before gluing them down with tacky glue.

[Note: There are photos of all of the steps on Connie’s post.]

The papers I used as roof accents all came from the Hocus Pocus 6×6 Paper Pad. The trims were cut from a Black Dresden Border Sampler Set. It was great having so many to choose from with lots left over for another project or two.

The windows for this project all came from the Windows For Tall Houses set. I’ve not worked with these before but you can bet I will again, they are darling. The owls came from one of my favorite collage sheets: Into The Woods. I resized the individual owls down a bit and glued them in place using the windows as a guide for placement They were glued onto this orange and black bat paper that looks like spooky wallpaper perfect for a miniature room.

I used one of the new 18×13 Gothic Frames for Oval Cabochons for this project. They come in two sizes, this is the smaller of the two. Check out the awesome skull detail in the filigree, isn’t it darling? The other one that’s included in this set has a bat detail.

Connie used the smaller of the Gothic Frames Sets because of space requirements. That worked out great but the glass cabochon is covering a bit more of the skulls than if you use the larger frame set. I added the larger set to the sale group, too!

Thank you, Connie! See more details in Connie’s blog post and here’s her supply list! (And come back to see more new items, plus the sale that includes EVERYTHING in Connie’s artwork!)

House of Horrors Handmade Book by Design Team Member Laura Carson

For our second haunted house, we’re revisiting Laura’s House of Horrors Handmade Book! Laura created 4 collage sheets and a digital images set for that book! AND I just checked: there are still 29 items available from Laura’s supply list!

Here’s some text from the original blog post:

Just in time for Halloween, I have a spooky book project for you titled “House of Horrors.” I’ve packed in lots of creepiness from my new image sets and other embellishments. The book is constructed using chipboard haunted house and tombstone shapes which makes it easy to assemble and decorate.

The house is full of spooky pictures with vampires, werewolves, ghosts, witches, skeleton people, and headless women. Inside you’ll find a trunk full of creepy doll heads. Behind a gate is a vampire with her coffin. I’ve used lots of candles on the pages, as I think they add to the creep factor.

On the back of the book (which is the large photo at left), there is a shrouded skeleton walking through a graveyard with blood flowing from a fountain. (I have the fountain image for you in my blog post.) I used paper roses with their stems twisted together to make a vine. A blood-red moon and bats complete the scene and of course, more candles.

Beautifully spooky work, Laura!! I love the binding techinique Laura used (to keep all the surface of the book pages available for decorating, shown in the wide photo below).

Go visit Laura’s blog post for more photos and a video tutorial! And here’s Laura’s supply list (and remember all those items are on sale — see the bottom of this post for more info).


New Miniatures!

A varied mix of building supplies and kitchen items (in wood, resin and metal)!

NEW: Haunted Aviary SALE

This is a coupon sale in honor of both projects above! The supply lists from both are in this collection, plus…

Bonus items added to the sale: ALL EIGHT of the items shown at right and below!
– I added the 3 larger 12×12 scrapbook papers related to the 6×6 pad in Connie’s artwork
– Then the TWO Simple Vintage October 31st paper sets (cuz you just need more Halloween paper options!)
– The Small Haunted House Shape (mini size of the set used in both art projects)
– Gothic Frames for Oval Cabochons – 25x18mm (the size that’s actually meant for the size of glass cab in Connie’s project)
– Day of the Dead Wooden Skulls (one is in the FREE Gift)!

Use coupon AVIARY when checking out to get an additional 20% off on EVERYTHING in this collection!

The sale ends TUESDAY NIGHT, October 11th at midnight PST.

See the entire sale collection here! Over 50 items!

Posted by Leslie, October 9th, 2022

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