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    Mini Haunted Houses! (And some new Tim Holtz Christmas goodies)

    Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Newsletters, Teri Calia, Tim Holtz

    Before Miz Bella tells you about Teri Calia’s Creepy Little Row Houses, there’s a new FREE gift! Following Teri’s lead, I thought some tiny creepy ghouls and goblins were in order (to fit in the windows of the new Mini Haunted House Chipboard Set)!

    This Tiny Ghouls Gift Sheet is FREE for all orders, regardless of order size (now through October 14th)! If you place an all-digital order, I’ll send you the Gift Sheet as a pdf file. Needs some more creepy characters? Some of the images in this gift sheet were borrowed from these 4 Halloween collage sheets.

    And… drum roll please! See the blog post announcing the winner of the Sugar Skull Swap Contest: Sheila Runkis!
     


    Design Team Emeritus Teri Calia has created some awfully cute Creepy Little Row Houses with the new Mini Haunted House Chipboard Set.

    How adorable! A tiny 1/2-size version of the full-sized houses (and windows) from the Haunted House Black Chipboard Set. A set of 10 pieces for you to play with and create your own mini-creepy goodness.

    I love how Teri has all of the houses laid out, with spatterings of text from the Creepy Words Collage Sheet. It kind of reminds me of an old Victorian novel come to life; at any moment you just know that something diabolical is going to happen! How about that Crescent Moon at the end of the houses? Which of course is needed to light the way of the villain so he can start on his fiendish deeds for the night…

    Teri covered the houses with the Regions Beyond Paper Stash, then used images from the new Mini Old Windows & Doors and Mini Gothic Architecture Collage Sheets to “build” her houses with.

    From Teri’s blog post:

    I love the Regions Beyond Paper Stash by Tim Holtz as it is so perfectly creepy and the color pallet is wonderfully warm and muted. I’m also really proud of my embossed spiderweb as I am usually a complete failure at using rubber stamps. I was super careful this time and the result was just right!

    It certainly did turn out right, the entire creation is fabulous!

    Creepy Little Row Houses Supply List

    Visit Teri’s blog to see more pictures and read about her Creepy Little Row Houses!
     

     

    Hooray for the Creepy Little Haunted Houses Giveaway!

    I started with the new Mini Haunted House Chipboard Set (and the two collage sheets with coordinating images:
    - Mini Gothic Architecture Collage Sheet
    - Mini Old Windows & Doors Collage Sheet)

    Then I went to Teri’s supply list to pick out a few more items:
    - A Witchy Encore Collage Sheet
    - Black Chipboard Crescent Moon
    - Clock Face Buttons
    - Creepy Words Collage Sheet

    THEN I added one of those ADORABLE new Miniature Owls

    Plus one of those spooky Tiny Ghouls Gift Sheets! (Yes, there are a couple photos of Poe on that gift sheet… you can see in the little pic at right… they were just covered up by that big scary close-up of the incubus in the photo above!)

     
    To enter the Creepy Little Haunted Houses Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, October 9, 2015)! AND tell me: What would you make with the new Mini Haunted House Chipboard Set? A tiny book? A banner? Wall hanging? Something else? BONUS: is Halloween a year-round event in your house?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org). So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

    Hey, who won the Two Provence Kits Giveaway? That would be Orianna!

    She replied to my query “Tell me one of these: Are you inspired to make a Princess Tea Crown? What Autumn project would you like to make with the new kits? (Perhaps something warm and cozy by the fire? I suppose that could be the subject of the art or you while making it!):

    I would make warm and detailed cards to send to dear friends.

      
    Posted by Leslie, October 8th, 2015


    58 Responses to “Mini Haunted Houses! (And some new Tim Holtz Christmas goodies)”

    1. Patti G Says:

      Love the creepy Halloween Little Haunted Houses set.

    2. Jeanne Fitzgerald Says:

      I absolutely love your website!

    3. cathy smith Says:

      I would love to make a little centerpiece for a table area – the bigger haunted house stuff is too marge for this area. And yes – Halloween and witches are a year round theme in my home!

    4. barbara macaskill Says:

      I have Halloween decorations out year round! Why put them away when they are s awesome!!
      I love the Mini Haunted House set and would probably make an awesome mini album using the kit and all the goodies! I would then put past year’s costume pictures in it and keep adding to it year after year! That way the grandkids can show their future significant other a piece of their past! TFS!

    5. LeAnn Says:

      I love the row houses idea. I would most likely do that. Halloween is definitely a year round event at my house!

    6. Emily Ann Says:

      More cool stuff!!! I’d make a spooky triptych.

    7. Gail S Says:

      I think I would like to make a Christmas village if I were lucky enough to win .

    8. Traci Says:

      I LOVE Halloween and all the halloween items I have made I keep out year round. I always participate in Laura’s halloween event making my own spooky projects following her ideas. I would love to win this giveaway-love the haunted houses by Teri. >^..^<

    9. Jen R Says:

      Last year my sister and I traded Haunted House books. they were so much fun, I’d use these in the same way!

    10. Amy Says:

      I think a chubby owl in that bird cage would be cute. would he fit?

    11. Lori D. Says:

      I don’t do Halloween year-round, but I do enjoy it in October. Iwould love to make a Halloween mini album. What a great giveaway! Thank you for all the inspiration and the opportunity to win.

    12. jean marmo Says:

      SO very creative!! No more little kids here so I mostly enjoy mini albums using old photos. Love anything and everything Tim holtz!

    13. Erika Says:

      These little kits are so inspirational! I’d LOVE to make a little mini haunted house – or maybe a wagon!

    14. Lynn Fox Says:

      What a wonderful little chipboard house! Definitely would make an album and might put in a picture, here and there, of the grandchildren, which they’d absolutely love! What fun that would be! Thank you for the chance to win!

    15. KIM Says:

      The row house is a wonderful idea.
      No year around Halloween at my house.
      My house is always scary!!!
      Not into housework. :)

    16. teri steele Says:

      I like what Teri did with them. Id like to make my own version with more of a 3D effect. With stairways to the doors like a Brooklyn street scene (At Halloween of course)

    17. Jennifer J Says:

      I would love to make a little house wall hanging. The architectural details are wonderful as is the owl!

    18. Barbara Raney Ferrell Says:

      I love everything you make all of you .i would love to win the mini kit. I would make a book or 2 , I make Halloween type things all year long, thanks for sharing your wonderful art.

    19. Marilyn H Says:

      I would turn it into a Halloween book.

      No Halloween isn’t year-round at my house, but I start working on Halloween stuff around July.

      Marilyn

    20. Jackie Barth Says:

      I think I would make a centerpiece for the porch table for H’ween. No, we don’t celebrate all year round, but that night is a family affair where we all gather on my daughter’s porch and hand out about 70 (!) bags of candy – kids are transported to her subdivision from all over town. I would really like to win this!

    21. Tanya Says:

      I would most likely make a mini book! Love making those books!

    22. DebR Says:

      Love Teri’s row houses, anything with Poe is a winner in my book! And I think I’d make a little ring bound book with your creepy little haunted houses giveaway that could sit out all year long because Halloween is definitely celebrated 365 days a year in this house!

    23. Barb J Says:

      I would make a book!!
      We celebrate halloween the whole month of October.

    24. Jenni Says:

      I would make a decorative piece inspired by Poe’s Fall of the House of Usher. Halloween is my favorite holiday, but I do not

    25. Mary Helene Says:

      I would love to make a mini album with this giveaway.

    26. marcia greer Says:

      those faces are to die for. what? me make something? when i retire…when i retire; i’ll have every single product to pull from if i can just make it to retirement with eyesight and dexterity.

      yes, halloween is all the time ’round here; we wear monkey masks to pop out and scare each other and Yes, I can drive a stick. yearround

    27. MaggieM Says:

      I would make a Halloween banner with the mini chipboard houses along with some other Halloween decorations:)

    28. Karen Mallory Says:

      Love the giveaway! I would make some row houses too. Flat storage is always good when making things. I work on Halloween all year but only put up my decorations Sept to Oct 31

    29. Leah Fein Says:

      Hi there!
      I would make a wall hanging/banner, and no, Halloween is not all year. I must change out my décor for other themes to maximize the fun.

    30. Regina Salvador Says:

      I love the mini-haunted house set! I think I will make Halloween cards and tags with them, and yes, Halloween could be an all-year event if other family members did not restrain me!

    31. Karen Says:

      I think I might make Christmas ornaments with the houses. Lots of sparkly glitter, snow and paints.

    32. Karen C. Says:

      More awesome Halloween goodies!! I would probably start with some ghoulish wall decor, and YES, it is Halloween all year long in at least one room in my home! Thanks!

    33. Kim R Says:

      I have a house full of goth things Ive made + I keep them up all yr round. I would have a Halloween house all the time! :) I would make a Poe inspired Fall of the House of Usher.

    34. Megan Warren Says:

      I’m torn between the tiny book idea and the wall banner. YES!!! Halloween is a not just a year round event in this home, it’s a state of mind.

    35. Alyssa Epley Says:

      I would make a mini book that was able to stand up by itself and use it as home decor! I wish Halloween was a year round thing cause I love to dress up but at 27 you can’t really show up to work dressed like a witch unless it’s around October 31st!

    36. Charlotte Deerborn Says:

      I would make a book that opens up on both sides or flip flops to be read.

    37. Susan M L Says:

      Love the mini collage sheets! I would make a small book with the mini haunted house chipboard set and fill it with pictures of a very strange family that lives within. Halloween usually starts to show up around here in late September, merges with Day of the Dead, and clears out just before Thanksgiving. After Thanksgiving, it’s time for the magic of Christmas!

    38. M. C. Sparks Says:

      I’m liking the thought of some type spooky little book

    39. Jennie Says:

      I think I’d make a sort of Halloween advent calendar, with 7 tiny doors to open on the countdown to Halloween, each with a spooky surprise inside. :-)

    40. Tammy Lemon Says:

      I love your products ,Halloween is my favorite holiday

    41. Lana Says:

      I would make this a 3-D house and cut out the window and have a box behind it and put things into the box, perhaps even a curtain…lots of ideas on it, also, i’d make the shutters open and close…as for Halloween…it is the BEST holiday of the ENTIRE year…it was also the only holiday my mother couldn’t screw up!!!!

    42. Sharon McDonagh Says:

      I love the varying roof lines — these would make a wonderful book! I love all holidays & enjoy each having its own decor. Halloween is definitely a favorite!

    43. Michelle Says:

      I love that Poe house.

      I would use the houses to create some sort of cityscape and integrate them into a painting (or have them be the subject of the painting.). I also LOVE stencils, so I might use them to create more houses. Houses x infinity!

    44. Carolyn Bowlby Says:

      As always, I love everything. I would probably find a way to incorporate these ideas into an Altered Book.

    45. debbi george Says:

      Love your website! I would make a mantle decoration for Halloween. thanks for the chance to win.

    46. Noreen Says:

      I think a haunted house box would be fun. You could do a different house on each side, or just make a regular haunted house.

    47. Birgit Says:

      Hi there,

      I would probably make a wall hanging which most likely would be hanging in my study year round. I have my “Not every witch lives in Salem” picture on the wall year round, too. :)

      Happy creating,
      Birgit

    48. Karen adams Says:

      A wall hanging perhaps,an altered book! I don’t know,but it would be fun to play with!

    49. Betty Bead Says:

      I think a 3D haunted wall hanging would go very nicely with the rest of my year round All Hallows decor

    50. Jackie Neal Says:

      WOw I love Teri’s row houses! beautiful!!
      I kinda like your idea you threw out there about a banner made with the houses- very cool indeed! As for Halloween year round? No, too many other fun holidays to create for as well!

    51. Jo Says:

      I would make a little witch cottage for a mouse witch!
      Love the glow in the dark stickers!

    52. Diana Bittaker Says:

      I see those little houses all in a row on a coffee table or desk! ,! Love them!

    53. Francine perri Says:

      Halloween is not year round but the anticipation is fun I would make a 3d collage with these supplies if I won thank you

    54. Dawn Says:

      I would add these pieces to the Halloween scene I am working on now. I don’t have Halloween up all year. I like to celebrate the seasons and holidays by changing the decorations accordingly.

    55. Lorna E Says:

      Ever since the Halloween goodies have been appearing at Alpha Stamps I’ve been thinking about making a Wild West ghost town, which the mini chipboard haunted house set would be perfect for.

      Halloween isn’t necessarily year round in my house but it is in my head. I never outgrew the excitement I felt as a kid when the Halloween stuff started showing up in the stores.

    56. Holly Says:

      I’d love to try to make a set of tiny books for my daughter’s ever-expanding dollhouse!

    57. Kimberly Says:

      I’d like to think I could come up with something equally creative, but every time I see a new project here, I want To maken it. Well, I’m sure it would have my spin on it, but Teri’s creepy row houses will be my inspiration. Just enough sweet and spook 👻

    58. chark Says:

      not year-round, but I like getting started early on Halloween crafts! love the mini houses!