Our Little Boo Crew! by Jen McMurtey

Our Little Boo Crew! by Jen McMurtey

Hello friends! I’m so, so happy that fall is upon us! It is truly my favorite time of year and it has been made even better with all of the collections recently released by Simple Stories.

Today I want to share a layout created with the new Boo Crew collection – it is the perfect storm of Halloween cuteness and I cannot wait to use it on other projects aside from this one.



When I began this project, I knew I wanted to use a large cut file backed with several patterned papers. This Simple Stories Spooky Title cut file is located in the Silhouette Design Store, and I enlarged it to make it fill my 12 x 12 layout as much as possible.

Prior to creating the title, I applied oxide ink to the white cardstock using the smushing method and followed that with splatters in the same color. Once the ink was dry, I used the Starry Night stencil with black crackle paste to add contrast and texture.



While the crackle paste was drying, I began the process of backing the title with patterned papers. This went pretty quickly since the cut file includes the outlined text as well as a solid version of the word.



Originally, I planned on using just the white cardstock for the layout but later decided to back it with a floral paper that I love. With the title ready to go, I adhered it to the cardstock using foam squares to lift it from the page.



With the photo in place in the lower-left corner, I used stickers and die cuts to embellish the layout. There are seriously so many cute elements with the collection that it was difficult to narrow down what I wanted to use.



I settled on several of the cute mummy and skeleton figures peeking out from behind the title along with spiders and stars. Next, I added the Halloween puffy sticker along with a few phrase stickers and a stamped date. To complete the layout, I stamped the cute bats onto the cardstock and placed puffy stars and enamel brad stickers next to them.



This project turned out super cute and I love all of the adorable Boo Crew elements I was able to incorporate. If you haven’t picked up this collection yet, be sure to do so because it is truly delightful (or should I say de-frightful).

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

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  • Jennifer McMurtrey: October 04, 2020

    Thank you, Heather! For the smushing method, I apply ink and water to a piece of plastic packaging and blot/smush it onto my cardstock. It is super simple to do. I hope this helps.

  • Heather: October 02, 2020

    I LoVe this layoUt so so much!! I am shopping right afTer typing this comment, lol! So i’m wondering, what is the “smushing method”?

  • Jennifer mcmurtrey: September 30, 2020

    Thank you so much, debra! The boo crew collection is so adorable!!

  • Debra: September 17, 2020

    Great page!

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