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Halloween Houses

Have you gotten one or two of the Design-a-Houses from Stampin' Ups Decor Accents line? You can find them on page 37 of the Holiday Mini Catalog and in my online store of course and for only $5.95! This high-quality white cardboard house comes with directions and templates so it's easy to assemble and it can be embellished however you like. I posted some Christmas ones earlier so you can see those by clicking here. But I want to show you a couple of Halloween ideas courtesy of two fellow demonstrators on the 3-2-1 Stamp Team.

The first house is all decked out with punch art ghosts and bats (do you recognize the owl punch transformed into a ghost with a few snips to remove the ears and feet?) This house was made by Sandy Mitchell and she covered hers with the Wicked Fun Designer Series paper before it was assembled. Sandy says the addition of the paper made it a little trickier to put together, but it was well worth it (and like I said, the house comes with directions on how to assemble and even a little metal door knob and chimney!) I love the wire and the chunky glitter around the windows that was just stuck to Sticky Strip for nice straight accents. Here's another side view so you can see the vellum added inside the windows -- it was so pretty in person with a flickering candle inside. (the battery operated kind of course!)

Here's house number 2 below courtesy of Beth Daniels and this is the method I will most likely use because it's fast! You put the house together first using Sticky Strip of the Tombow Multi Glue and then you spray paint the whole thing black and throw on black glitter (or other colors) while the paint is wet! Easy peasy as people say! You can also use some spray adhesive to attach the glitter after you've spray painted -- either way work outside so you're not covered in glitter!

And here's another view of Beth's house below as I love the little bats from the Wicked Cool stamp set that were stamped on the vellum that she put inside her window. I also like how she just used tiny strips of card stock stuck in the chimney as the strings to attach her punched bats to -- very clever and quick Halloween accent.

Thanks Sandy and Beth -- I have about a week to get my house done and I'm now inspired.