Pocket Page Style: Documenting Halloween Costumes with Jess Forster

Hands down, one of my favourite things to scrapbook is Halloween. Snapping pictures of my kids in their costumes has brought me so much joy over the years. Using the goodies from the October kit and add-ons, I documented my family’s most recent Halloween get ups from 2019. Have a look:

Supplies | October 2020 Kit, Jewel Journaling Tags, Neutral Die Cut Labels, Happy Halloween Stickers, Thankful Chipboard Label Stickers, Acetate Stars, Jewel Polka Dot 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack

In this 9″ x 12” + 6″ x 12” spread, I decided to focus on capturing the dressing up portion of October 31st instead of the trick of treating aspect, as it rained heavily last year. Some years the weather cooperates, sometimes it doesn’t. C’est la vie! I think this year with all the uncertainty, I will also be centring on capturing my kiddos in their costumes. 

Starting this pocket page, I focused on using a traditional colour scheme of black, orange and grey. I loved the 3″ x 4″ orange star tag and I paired it with the other 3″ x 4” orange Jewel Journaling Tag as well as the 3″ x 4” grey journaling tag from the October 2020 Kit. I created my own unique title card by cutting a 4″ x 6″ piece of black polka dot paper from the Jewel Polka Dot Paper Stack. I added layers to the title card by adding neutral labels from the October Kit as well as the Acetate Stars. Who doesn’t love those candy corn stickers from the Happy Halloween Stickers? I knew that I had to also add them to my title card. 

I recorded the small details from the night on the orange 3″ x 4″ journaling tag and the grey “highlights” from the main kit. I “dressed” up the cards by adding stickers “a bunch of hocus pocus” and “October” to each of the tags from the Happy Halloween Stickers. I also added some texture to my page by layering orange Acetate Stars on top of die cut labels and my journaling tags. By placing the stars in a visual triangle, I also tried to balance the design of the page. 

Halloween can be a fun celebration to document. With some classic colour combinations and neutral die cuts paired with some simple Halloween themed stickers and acetate stars, you can stuff your pockets with spooky goodness! With the uncertainly of COVID, try focusing on documenting the dress-up portion of October 31st in your pages this year. Happy Halloween to all who celebrate! Stay safe and thanks for looking!

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