When we think of Halloween scrapbook layouts, we tend to picture ghosts, jack-o’lanterns, and spiderwebs. Our layouts of parties and candy tend to be enhanced with the traditional colors of black, orange, and purple. It’s easy to find these types of scrapbook supplies almost anywhere, including *Creative Memories. Halloween or Trick or Treat themed scrapbook products are terrific if you have a Halloween-themed costume or party. But what if you don’t?
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Your layouts don’t have to be Halloween themed. If your costume or event leans more toward sweet than scary, you have other options. You can consider layouts that include embellishments relating to the costumes worn in the photos. Or you could use colors that compliment the space or event at which the photos were taken.
Here are some scrapbooking ideas to get you started with some of this year’s most popular costumes:
Last year lots of little minions came to our door. Minion costumes rank in the top 10 this year for adults, children, and pets according to the National Retail Federation. You could make the most of your minion memories by scraplifting a layout from Amanda Zampelli at Me & My Big Ideas. You probably already have some yellow or black paper (or digital paper) you could use.
I found this out of this world layout that uses the Intergalactic Scrapbooking Kit at Natalie’s Place Designs. Wouldn’t it look great to have a photo of yourself or your Star Wars character in the center of this layout?
Even though the movie has been out for a couple of years now, Disney’s Frozen characters still rank in the top 5 children’s costumes for this year. For help finding some beautiful scrapbooking products to use on Frozen layouts, see my post: Scrapbook Supplies for Your Princess Layouts. Here is a layout from Magical Scraps Galore at Gingerscraps.net to inspire you:
Comic Book Super Heroes
I am so pleased when my little princesses choose to dress up like a princess for Halloween, because the costume gets used for dress-up after the candy is consumed. Here is a princess layout to show you that those Trick or Treat photos can look just as cute in a princess layout as they do on a Halloween themed page.
Those little witches, zombies, and vampires will look great with the papers and embellishments in traditional Halloween scrapbooking products. But your Halloween layouts can still be “sweet” if you choose to forego the Halloween paper and stickers in favor of layouts themed to your costume.
Whatever your theme, make sure you get those photos off your phone and into a scrapbook. And remember that calories consumed while scrapbooking don’t count, so you can eat the trick or treat candy that comes home guilt-free. Or maybe not completely guilt-free. Our son suspected that some of his candy was disappearing one year so he confronted me about his missing Reese’s Cups and Kit Kat bars. He had actually counted them and told me how many were missing!
I’d love to hear your trick or treat stories and see your layouts!