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« on: October 24, 2019 07:55:36 AM »

Double your fun! I took two Alpha Stamps chipboard haunted houses and put them together to create a haunted duplex. These houses were identical, so I cut out one of the towers on the house on the left to create a different roof line. Then, I had a great time mixing and matching Halloween papers and adding spooky accessories. Chipboard gates, doors, and window frames, along with Dresden trim and flying bats, give the duplex dimension. The houses are attached at the back with a strip of washi tape.


Every year the residents of the duplex try to outdo each other in decorating. They do love Halloween! The skeletons, who live on the left, enjoy a nice banquet on the big day. Looks like their youngest has been out trick or treating.


Witches reside in the other half of this duplex. Most of them are probably out on their broomsticks, but someone has to stay home and watch for trick or treaters. I believe they'd rather be out riding.


Some of my favorite details on the skeleton house: a flag made from a small image. The flag pole is some thin wire with a seed bead at the top. The bats are attached with foam tape so they almost look like they're flying. A couple of skeletons peer out of the attic window.


Also at the skeleton house, a brad makes the perfect doorknob. The smallest skeleton inspects the candy in his trick or treat bucket. Striped paper helps create the illusion of stairs.


Over at the witches: more bats, and a friendly ghost. The ghost's head is glued behind the tower, but the hands are glued in front, giving him a nice 3D look. The pointy spire has an orange bead at the point.  To attach it, I used wire clippers to shorten a straight pin, then put a dab of glue on the tip and carefully pushed it into the cardboard.


More striped paper for the steps, and bat decor on the doorway. That poor witch looks like she's so bored. You know she'd rather be out scaring children.


The bat on the door is a charm. Usually when I use a charm like this, I clip the ring off. I was just about to clip this one off when I noticed it was in the perfect place for a peephole. I found a tiny eye on a collage sheet image, and glued it behind the charm. Someone is watching you!
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2019 08:03:35 AM »

Hot damnation! I love, love, love the stories behind the details! And of course, the whole kit and kaboodle is a treat to see!
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2019 08:22:28 AM »

This is spooktacular!
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2019 08:23:05 AM »

I need a mini series written about their lives!
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2019 10:27:45 AM »

So much fun and so many great little details!
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2019 11:09:35 AM »

This is so stinkin' adorable.  Love it!
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2019 06:28:59 PM »

Wow, this has so much character! My favorite things are the peephole and the little trick-or-treater on the steps. This definitely rocks!
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2019 05:07:55 AM »

A masterful masterpiece indeed! The peephole is so fun but really I just love it all.
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2019 10:36:29 AM »

This is spectacular. Rocked it!
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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2019 10:00:45 AM »

Knocked it out of the park, as usual  Cheesy
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