Hi All, Shilo Johnson here and I am so excited for this first blog post with you all!! What perfect timing to share a Spooktacular project. My very good friends birthday is on Halloween and I wanted to make her a gift since its also her favorite holiday.
To show how versatile Teresa’s products are, I decided to use some of her everyday collections on this project. I gathered the black and white pages from the Reflections Paper Collection and the Stationery Studio Paper Collection. To keep myself from being overwhelmed, I focused on each compartment one at time, thinking of them as individual pieces. The first one I did was the potion bottles.
I LOVE the back wall in this compartment. I used Teresa’s gorgeous Wanderlust sequins and layered them in the back. It makes it super reflective and catches the orange light that I added.
I used some common items for the base of my potion bottles. The clear bottle was a mini syrup bottle from a takeout we got during quarantine.
For the spider venom potion I used Teresa’s molding paste and Spiders cut file to add some texture and dimension to this bottle
A little black paint, a little gold glitter and this guy was ready for a label.
I did not adhere the potion bottles to the hutch, so my friend can remove them and display separately if she wants.
Next up was the witches hat compartment.
I used some of the beautiful flower cut files. I love how the shine on the paper gives the flowers so much depth.
To give the hat even more dimension I used the Halloween Cupcake Wrapper to decorate the brim of the hat.
Now we come to the fun part! I named this guy Skully. Skully started out really beige and flat. So I painted him white and rubbed in some gold glitter to brighten him up.
Skully looked lonely and needed a friend. Luckily I found plenty of friends for Skully in the Halloween Creatures cut file. Skully is also removable. Leaving all of these pieces unattached makes it so the pieces can be moved around or used separately.
The Skully compartment has the owl from Halloween Creatures cut file as a photo. The rug in this compartment is Teresa’s washi tape rolled up.
To give the eye a moment to rest, I made the next compartment simpler. I used the Trick or Treat cut file. By creating a false back, it made the compartment feel less empty.
As soon as I saw the Halloween and Pumpkin banner die cuts, I knew I had to use them! I like how they filled in the bottom. Behind the banners is the witch compartment - I call her Broomhilda. She is one of the Halloween Icons die cuts.
The last compartment is more of the flower cut files.
To finish off the hutch I added some bats from the Halloween Creatures cut file.
I had so much fun making this hutch and can’t wait to give it to my friend. Thanks for checking out my project. Feel free to follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/toadlycrafty/ and YouTube @Toadly Crafty Hope your Halloween crafting is frightfully awesome! -Shilo
Stationary Studio Paper: https://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/collections/paper/products/stationary-studio-paper-collection
Halloween Cupcake Wrapper Cut File: https://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/collections/halloween-cut-files/products/halloween-cupcake-wrapper
Halloween Creatures Cut File: https://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/collections/halloween-cut-files/products/halloween-creatures
Trick or Treat Cut File: https://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/collections/halloween-cut-files/products/trick-or-treat
Halloween Banner Cut File: https://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/collections/halloween-cut-files/products/halloween-banner
Pumpkin Banner Cut File: https://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/collections/halloween-cut-files/products/pumpkin-banner
Halloween Icons Cut File: https://www.teresacollinsstudio.com/collections/halloween-cut-files/products/halloween-icons