“Happy Halloween” | Happy Halloween file | Nicole Bingaman

Hello Cut To You crew! I am sharing a fun Halloween themed layout today. I tend to bounce around and scrap what I am in the mood for, and not necessarily what is the current season. One of my favorite ways to get ideas for layouts is to just scroll through the online store and see what catches my eye. The Happy Halloween cut file was an instant buy for me this month.

I sized my cut file to fill up a good portion of the page and cut it with black textured cardstock on my Cameo. I love stash diving for layouts with cut files to really pick and choose a variety of supplies to mix and match together.

I pulled a lot of Halloween themed papers from Bella Bvld and Doodlebug and backed the open letters with lots of different patterns. Normally I would select one or two busy patterns and then fill in with a lot of tone on tone b-side papers. This time I found myself using more of the busy prints and the multi colored papers.

I enjoy tucking small stickers, die cut pieces and embellishments into the letters of large cut files like this. I personally enjoy having my embellishments show up in all areas of the layout. For the title piece here, I used small phrase stickers, enamel dots, eye and spider rub-ons and some various icon stickers.

I could not decided on a pattern paper to use for the back of the spider web area, so I just went with vellum and ended up really liking how it was still backed with paper, but allowed for some of the text paper to show through. I used more rub-ons on the vellum to add some interest to it as well.

Lately, whenever I use black cardstock and darker papers I am loving a reverse style journaling strip. I just create a black text box in word, and then type with a white font and send to my office printer on smooth white cardstock. I think especially in this case it really pops against the text paper background.

I hope you enjoyed this pop of spooky inspiration in the middle of the year! I have a process video available below if you are interested in more details of how I planned and executed this layout.