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Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat
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Trick or Treat
By Shauna Berglund-Immel

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  1. Place the background paper with the patchwork border on the left. Triple-mat an 8"x10" photo on black, orange, then lime faux-textured papers. Trim the black mat to 1/16", the orange mat to 1/8" and the lime mat to 1/4" and ink the edges of each. Glue the photo centered on the black portion of the background.
  2. Cut a 1 1/2" square each of orange textured and purple textured paper, then cut each in half diagonally and ink the edges. Glue one orange and one purple half side-by-side, even with the bottom left corner of the orange photo mat. Repeat in the top right corner. Add faux stitching penwork around the edges of the orange mat and photo corners, mimicking the stitching printed on the background paper's border.
  3. Cut a 2 1/2" length each of yellow, orange and black ribbon; fold each in half and use mini brads and bat brads to secure the folded ends along the top left edge of the photo. Add a black mini brad to the end of an orange arrow punch-out and use foam tape to attach it below the ribbons.
  4. Glue a ghost punch-out in the bottom right corner of the photo and add the Jack-O-Lantern Brad Buddy™ to the bottom of the ghost. Add the "happy haunting" quote punch-out, the "boo-utiful" arrow punch-out and a purple bat brad above the ghost. Add a black mini brad to the "fun" punch-out and two yellow mini brads to the green eye punch-outs. Foam tape "fun" and glue the eyeballs on the right side of the photo, above the other punch-outs.
  5. Use a black pen to fill in the faces on two ghost brads and add a black dot to the center of four lime mini brads. Accent each of the photo corners with a candy punch-out and the accented brads.

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A tip from Shauna: Add a fun, personalized touch to your projects by customizing your own brads! I used a black pen to add definition to the faces of two ghost-shaped brads, and turned four basic mini brads into spooky little eyeballs by adding a dot to the center of each (they're in the top and bottom corners of the photo). When adding penwork to metal surfaces, be sure to use a permanent pen like a Sharpie® or a Slick Writer™.

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