This trip, I focused on their Halloween selection - so much to choose from. I was inspired by the orange/blue color combo and vintage feel of October Afternoon's "Witch Hazel" line. (You can check out the whole line HERE) It made me want to dig up some old childhood photos. Luckily, I knew just where to look and put together this layout. Can you see my mom making a goofy face in the door window? He he - Fun times. For this layout, I broke up the heavy patterns by just using blocks or strips on top of a more neutral cardstock background. I tore some of the paper edges, distressed others, and inked around the background sheet. I also used Washi Tape from a My Mind's Eye collection and a few stickers off my Authentique Halloween collection. I cut the title with my Cricut (Happy Hauntings).
Here are a few tags I created with some of the scraps. I thought they would be fun to place on a card or use to embellish treat bags this Halloween. Tags are also a fun way to experiment with new products or techniques. I used my Washi tape to alter some of the strong paper patterns - the moon and the chevron backgrounds on the first and last tags below, for example. It was a fun way to get more out of the papers and highlight some of the cute images and patterns.
October Afternoon recently hosted a "Witch Hazel" blog hop on their blogs, if you need more inspiration!