Magic & Mischief Layout

Hello and welcome! My name is Meghann Andrew, and I am so excited to be with you for my first post on the American Crafts blog today! Halloween is by far my favorite holiday, and the Bootiful Night collection seems like it was made just for me! I love the fun patterns in the 6” x 6” paper pad, the sparkle on the Thickers and the amazing foiled ephemera die cuts! The graphics are the perfect mix of playful and spooky, perfect for a new layout about my little girl’s black cat costume!


When paired with American Crafts cardstock, the lovely patterns in the 6” x 6” paper pad was perfect for creating a striking photo mat for my square photo.


By fussy-cutting the purple and orange chalked graphic from a page in the paper pad, I created a fun shaped frame for my photo, adding lots of contrast behind my image and keeping it the focus of the page. I turned the striped 6” x 6” patterned paper sheet 45 degrees to create a diamond shape behind my frame, layering the leaves and ephemera in between and on the top corner of my photo.


I love using different media types to create a layout, and the “magic” die cut from the ephemera pack paired perfectly with the foam Thickers. I created a “shelf” in between the words using a ½” strip of the 6” x 6” patterned paper.


To balance out the weight on the top right corner of my photo, I again added an orange leaf in between the layers, then topped the corner of my photo with ephemera die-cuts and cardstock stickers.


Mirroring the title in the top left corner, I added my journaling, along with strips of patterned paper at the bottom right corner, finishing off the page with a fun scattering of cardstock star stickers, wooden buttons, puffy star stickers and Thickers asterisks and periods.

Bootiful Night is such a fun collection to use to document your Halloween memories—whether spooky or cute! Thanks for stopping by the AC blog today!

Supplies:  Bootiful Night — 6” x 6” Paper Pad (341076), Die Cut Shapes (341079), Foiled Stickers (341077), Puffy Stickers (341078), Thickers (341080). Halloween — Wooden Buttons (340390), Flair Plastic Buttons (376563).  Fall — Die Cut Leaf Shapes (341115)