Friday, September 17, 2010

Spooky Halloween Houses

A few of us all got together to make some spooky houses. Everyone had their own little "twist" to define what is spooky. Some of the gals even put the dormers on a little crooked on purpose and the chimneys slightly at an angle, too. The roof is sponged using Craft White ink and the house is sponged using Black ink. The great part of this house is that the lid comes off so the house becomes a container for treats (and it Will hold a lot so add some fun toys) and other "catch all" spooky items. Finished size for this house is: 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" x 6". The inside box size is: 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" so that means recipe cards can be put inside the box.

This neighborhood is looking spooky!
Some of the gals placed plastic spider and bats onto the house, using mini glue dots. Other decorating options:
  • web on the dormers and peak
  • skeletons
  • stamped webs
  • stamped or 3D bats
  • Chunky Glitter
  • tombstones around the base of the house
  • punched rats
  • flying witch

Another view of the neighborhood:

And here is a photo of one of the houses that had to "leave" - like the open gate? Great idea, huh?

  • Stamps: non SU
  • CS: Pumpkin, Black
  • Ink: Black, Craft White
  • Accys: Sponge Daubers, Rat Punch (non SU), Swirl Embossing folder (non SU), Gate Punch (non SU)

I have not completed my house - decorating takes much thought! I will post my completed house with further details next week so stay tuned.

Thank you for stopping by this week........we have had lots of fun............more next week. Have a great weekend!


- - Sheryl - - said...

love it! I like the crooked details - fun!

Whimcees said...

Hi Patti!

Love the houses and can't wait to see yours and the tutorial!

Wishing you a great weekend!


Barbara Diane

Ellen Kemper said...

Crooked dormers and open gates - these are great ideas.

Csn't wait to see yours!

lisa808 said...

Fun houses.

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh these are great. I love the fence and decorations. TFS.

ktstamps said...

OMG! You are so incredible...I am on my knees bending up and down honoring you! :)
Well done! kt

Anonymous said...

Looks like all of you had a ton of fun with these spooky houses. Wonderful treat holders. Looking forward to your completed ones and the details.

PJ(Jessie Adams)

eunice said...

OMG, how cool are these?!!! You are so lucky to have a group of such talented & creative friends to play with! Oh, I can't wait to see how yours turns out to be!

Liam said...

Just love the houses. Just absolutely stunning. You are amazing.


Anonymous said...

Is this the Stampin' Up! house in the mini?

KT Hom said...

Now this is paper crafting at it's best --- with the WOW! factor, too! TFS

Whitney Richardson said...

I told you those houses are addictive!!
I love the bigger ones now I am going to have to figure those out! Your talent is wearing me out! always trying to case your projects is a full time job!!LOL

Very cute!

md said...

Grand talent

Chris Bishop said...

WOW! how awesome! These are so cool to put treats in with open gates and spooky houses. An imagination can run crazy with an idea like this. Thank you for sharing. Can't wait for the details. Love it!!