Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Halloween Decor from Graphic 45!

(This is my second post for today. If you are looking for
the CPC Sketch, scroll down!)

It's all about the purple! I am not big into Halloween, but I like vintage images and old fashioned things, so I'm drawn to the Magic of Oz and Hallowe'en in Wonderland papers from Graphic 45, especially the purples! I created this "folding screen" project for the Graphic 45 Blog. Super fun!

To create the screen, I cut cardstock to 6x12 inches, and scored at 3, 6, and 9 inches. I glued heavy chipboard to the back of each panel for stability. (Cut the chipboard slightly smaller than 6x3 inches.)

I covered each panel with tan cardstock and then a strip of Graphic 45 paper...in purple, of course!

For the first panel, I added one of the Magic of Oz chipboard buttons tied up with twine, a ticket, and a bottle of "wizard polish." I cut the labels from Goblin Gazette and glued them to the 7Gypsies bottle!

For this second panel, I used one of the cards from Journey to Oz and a flower that I made from Graphic 45 Flower Staples. I inked the #31 with some Staz-on to make it look old. The text is a stamp that I found...somewhere. I have no idea who makes it. It's part of a quote from MacBeth, but I cut it up and used only part of it.

You can see the rest of the quote here: By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes. Perfect for the Wicked Witch! I cut her out and popped her off the page! And I used more of the chipboard.

The purple stripe paper is The Mad Hatter from the Hallowe'en in Wonderland collection. More "ephemera" and another flower. And an Idea-olgy metal clock.

Here are a few more views of my little Halloween screen!

I wanted to try to show you the dimension. I like to pop things up and wrinkle everything. Makes it look more interesting.

Hope you enjoyed my little screen. I plan to make one for Christmas, too. So check for that in December. I had the idea of making one for each month/season/holiday. We'll see how I do by this time next year! {wink}

Make sure you check the Graphic 45 Blog for more sneak peeks of the NEW Graphic 45 collection: Tropical Travelogue!

Graphic45 Papers
The Magic of Oz: Journey to Oz, Goblin Gazette, There's No Place Like Home, Wicked!
Hallowe'en in Wonderland: The Mad Hatter
Graphic45 Staples: The Magic of Oz Chipboard Tags 1 and 2; Flowers

Partner Products:
Clearsnap: Colorbox Chestnut Roan, Creamy Brown Chalk Ink; Colorbox Decades Photogenic Dye Ink
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: EZ-Runner, 3D Foam Squares

Grafix: Bulk chipboard
Bazzill Basics: Raven, Kraft cardstock
Neenah: Natural White cardstock
Stampers Anonymous Stamps: Tim Holtz Collection Odds and Ends
Clear Art Stamps: Halloween Fun
Autumn Leaves Stamps: Ticketed
Tsukineko: StazOn Timber Brown ink
7 Gypsies: Glass bottle
Idea-ology: number plate, long brads, game spinners, clock
Glue Dots: adhesive craft dots
Craft supply: twine; brads; glue


  1. Such a fun project! Love how you decorated each panel. The witch pops off the page. And your beautiful flowers - Gloria you are the master!

  2. This is a fabulous project... I love it!!!!