We laughed about my nephew being a “zombie baby” because he was always trying to chew on my hands so I wanted a layout that was both spooky and fun to reflect that. And nothing says fun to me quite like a full page shaker layout!
To begin, I found a spooky frame cut file and cut it from black cardstock, just slightly smaller than my 12×12 background. Then I used my sewing machine to roughly stitch it onto a piece of clear plastic packaging. I purposefully left a lot of the threads hanging long and loose to add to the spooky vibe.
Then I grabbed the sequin mix from Truly Grateful and started adhering a few sequins onto paper 16. By adhering a few, or as many sequins as you like, you avoid all the sequins falling to the bottom fo the layout when stored vertically. I tried to make sure that I didn’t place any underneath where my photo would eventually go.
Next, I layered my photos with a few of the pumpkin die cuts and stickers and adhered the cluster to the front of my plastic packaging, tucking some underneath the cobweb frame. Then I adhered a few more stickers around the photo cluster, trapping some of the loose threads underneath. I added my title using the gold Thickers from the Auburn Lane collection.
Once everything was adhered down to the plastic packaging, I added a small amount of adhesive underneath my photo and secured it in place on top of my background paper. This will stop the sequins falling behind the photo and disappearing and is also the reason I avoided glueing any sequins under that spot. Then I used my sewing machine to stitch the packaging onto the background on three sides, leaving the top open.
I filled the pocket with the rest of my sequins and then stitched the top shut and roughly sewing around the piece again for a bit more texture. Don’t forget to leave those threads loose! Then you can shake to your hearts content.
I love how spooky and sparkly this layout turned out. There’s no reason you can’t have both!