Wednesday, October 19, 2011

13 Nights of Halloween

I have decided to do a 13 Nights of Halloween by doing a new Halloween inspired project each night up Halloween night! I am so excited to do this. I LOVE Halloween, it is both my Dh's and mine's favorite holiday. When I was in 6th grade I remember always drawing pictures of haunted houses and such. I have watched almost every scary movie out there as well. I can't wait for Friday when "Paranormal 3" comes out! :)

So each night I will post a new Halloween project ranging from cards to goodies bags to 3D objects. In fact that is what tonight's project will be. So here is night #1's project: A Haunted House! It is from the Cricut cartridge "Happy Hauntings". It took me about 4 hours altogether and about 5 sheets of black Bazzill paper to complete it. It took a little moving around to achieve this but you can just use more paper to make it easier. I cut it at 7" which was the Fit to Page size on 12 x 12 and probably won't do it much small as some pieces would just be too hard to keep from tearing. I did change a couple things. Instead of yellow cardstock for the windows I decided to use yellow vellum that way I can place a small light inside and the windows will glow. Second, I cut out small portraits of people and placed them in front of some of the windows to make it look even more haunted. I also added to the front step of the house a "beware" stamp from MPS "Spook-alicious" stamps. I may add to it more as the ideas come to me such as ghosts coming out of the house and chimney and small pumpkins around the outside bottom. Take a look:

I will give some advise about putting this together. First, in the instructions it has you put the windows on after some pieces are together. I went ahead and put them all on beforehand to make it easier on me which I found out later was a great idea. My next piece of advice is when you put the big side extension on the house, before you attach it to the house attach the covered door patio piece to the side piece first. I found this out the hard way and it was a BIG pain in the butt to attach it after.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed my first 13 Nights of Halloween project. I have so many ideas of things I want to do for the next 12. Have a great spooky night and don't let the vampires bite! :)


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE haunted houses! Thank you for joining in on the fun at My Pink Stamper's Pinkalicious Blog Hop! :o)


  2. Wow! Wow! Wow! So much work, but it sure paid off! This is amazing! Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot this week! Bobby

  3. Wow,this turned out fabulous.Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.
    Jayne x

  4. WOW, this is incredible! You did a great job on it.....this will make a great centerpiece or something! Thanks for joining Robyn's My Pink Stamper Pink-alicious Blog Hop!!

  5. Your haunted house turned out so spooky. :) I love it. Thanks for the *tips* on putting it together. Thanks for entering your project in this week's challenge at My Craft Spot. :)


  6. What an wonderful house. They can be so hard to put together, you did a fantastic job.
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