Best Ever Monster Bash! Stranger Things and a sweet scrapbook suite

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Whoo hoo!! We made it! If you're just joining us and wondering if you're at Song of My Heart or clicked into some alternate universe, never fear–you found me! But all this week I've been plotting with my Stampin' Up assistant and BFF Penni Litwiller to bring you happy Halloween ideas that are quick and inexpensive to make in an afternoon.

Today is our LAST DAY (sniff!) of Halloween projects! Be sure to click on the Cards, Misc Holidays and Party Decor & More blog categories to see awesome ideas from the past few years we have been doing this series.

Pocket card ghiradelli holder halloween Stampin Up dies wonderfully wicked bundle DIY treats

Penni has been working on cards, and came up with this adorable Ghiradelli chocolate holder using the Pocket die and the Wonderfully Wicked stamp set and die bundle.

That pocket die is super handy for holding gift cards and cash, too, as well as chocolate and other flat things like gum, temporary tattoos, magnets, and chocolate and… did I mention chocolate? Because chocolate is always a good idea.

Stranger things card DIY christmas bulbs alphabet Halloween craft rubber stamping

Next my very creative friend tried her hand at making a Stranger Things card. She nailed it with the Making Christmas Bright stamp set–so clever! No one who's ever seen the show can forget this scene.

The juices were flowing then, I guess, because we wound up with a Gorgon head made from the Perennial Flower punch and the White Chalk Marker… and a waffle card made from circle punches and the Basket Weave embossing folder!

Stranger things card DIY gorgon monster light bulbs waffles Halloween craft rubber stamping

31 pages days scrapbooking halloween spooky costume 12x12 layout scrapbook album 1

My last project was a scrapbook spread to document everyone's cute costumes this year. I had so much fun with the Spooktacular Bash bundle and mixing the bright colors in my two-page "wreath" layout. Even if you don't do anything else handmade for this holiday, I hope you WILL document it with photos of your little ghosts and goblins!

31 pages days scrapbooking halloween spooky costume 12x12 layouts scrapbook album 1

The stamps in this set transfer nicely from cards and favors to a scrapbook page. To make the small frames and monster "portraits" have more presence on the page, I grouped them together with other small elements, and sprinkled my embellishments near them. One other tip (which doesn't show up in the photos) is to spritz a heavy squirt of Shimmer Spray (recipe here) on those groupings so they really stand out from the matte photos and cardstock.

31 pages days scrapbooking halloween spooky costumes 12x12 layouts scrapbook album 1

One last not-so-spooky party food idea from the interwebz… this one made us laugh! And again, nice counterpoint to all the candy.


We also like it because it's perfect for a nice big centerpiece, but not something we have to store or attempt to use again. Bonus–we'll have chunked up fruit for our smoothies all next week!

Well there you are, my friends! Thanks for joining me and "Halloween Baby" Penni for our annual blog series. I wish you could come over for the afternoon and craft with us some time… we'd have soooo much fun!

Just a reminder, your last chance for the free Holiday Haul stamp set with any $75 purchase using the code Y4KJ7QN3 needs to be completed by Monday night, October 9th, 2019, to qualify. It will come separately from your order, in the regular mail.  Click to shop with Lyssa!

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