Orange+ Black = Halloween
Stacy Croninger, Digital Managing Editor
I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older, but I find that I am not a big fan of the creepy Halloween things, but love the cute stuff – chubby ghosts, smiling jack-o-lanterns, and cute trick-or-treaters. Have no fear, the projects I selected to share today are not all sweetness, but they definitely are either orange or black.
Pumpkin Treat Bag
Katie Gehring created this cute, yet simple, treat bag for the September/October 2012 issue. It is perfect for co-workers, class treats, neighbors, or anyone that needs a sweet treat. If you don’t have a jack-o-lantern face stamp, cut one by hand or using a die-cutting machine. And then stuff it full of goodies! You’ll be the hit of the party or neighborhood.
Pumpkin Treat Bag by Katie Gehring
Fancy Ms. Boo Card
When I saw this card in the October 2014 issue, I instantly fell in love. I think it’s the ruffle under the collar made from doilies. Brilliant! Amanda Coleman created a realistic dress front using glitter paper, patterned paper (for the spider), and a charm. So fun!
Fancy Ms. Boo card by Amanda Coleman
So technically, this next card doesn’t scream orange or black, but it was too cute to pass up. This adorable ghost just makes me smile! Teri Anderson created her for the September/October 2012 issue using cardstock, a few rhinestones, and wiggle eyes. You’d fill up her bag with treats if she showed up at your house, right? The best part of this card is the pattern is a free download – bonus!
Ghost Trick-or-Treater card by Teri Anderson
Speaking of bonuses, we have a page filled with free Halloween downloads, patterns, and more. Most of the projects can be created quickly to use for Halloween this week. All you need is your PaperCraftsMag.com username and password (not the one that you use to read the magazine, but the one for the website). Note: You’ll find the login at the bottom of the page. If you don’t have one, you can set it up on the download page. And feel free to share the page with your friends.
I hope you like these orange and black projects as well as the free downloads. Have fun creating for Halloween!