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Halloween Paper Piecings

Embellish your Halloween scrapbook pages or cards with spooky, handmade paper piecings. Download the free printable patterns for each motif.

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    • Bat Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Vicki Boutin

      Trim the shapes of eyes and a mouth from the top layer of the bat piecing and attach it to the base with adhesive foam. Add googly eyes and small ears to complete the look.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Die Cuts With A View, Prism Papers.

    • Caramel Apple Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Vicki Boutin

      To create the appearance of gooey caramel topping, drizzle dimensional adhesive, such as Diamond Glaze, over the brown cardstock.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Core'dinations, Die Cuts With A View. Dimensional adhesive: Diamond Glaze.

    • Ghost Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Vicki Boutin

      Give a ghost a shadow by layering a slightly larger piece of dark cardstock behind the white ghost shape.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Die Cuts With A View, Prism Papers.

    • Pumpkins Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Vicki Boutin

      Trim the outline of your pumpkins from dark orange cardstock and layer it over a light orange piece to give the piecing shape.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Die Cuts With A View, Prism Papers.

    • Witch's Hat Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Vicki Boutin

      Swap the band and buckle with cardstock that coordinates with your project for a fashion-forward piecing.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Die Cuts With A View, Prism Papers.

    • Spider Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Vicki Boutin

      Pop up the top of the spider's body with adhesive foam, but leave the leg pieces flat to give the piecing depth.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Die Cuts With A View, Prism Papers.

    • Skull and Crossbones Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Vicki Boutin

      Make a skull and crossbones a little less scary with comic googly eyes.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Die Cuts With A View, Prism Papers.

    • Pumpkin Treat Bucket Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      To get a cracked effect, smear orange crackle paint on your cardstock. When the paint is dry, rub an orange ink pad over the piecing to accentuate the cracks. Poke holes on either side, string thin wire through them, and twist the ends to create a handle.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Ink, crackle paint: Ranger Industries. Pen: EK Success. Adhesive: Xyron. Paper piercer: Heidi Swapp. Distressing tool: Tonic Studios.

    • Skeleton Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      Crumple white tissue paper, smooth it out, and adhere it to white cardstock before cutting the pieces to give dimension to a skeleton's bones. Hand-stitch with black floss to create a mouth.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Buttons: Autumn Leaves. Floss: DMC Corp. Adhesive: Xyron. Paper piercer: Heidi Swapp.

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      Witch Hat Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      Give a witch hat elegant style by using paper with foil flourishes for the hat and textured cardstock for the brim. Rough up the edges of an orange cardstock circle with a distressing tool to give it dimension.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Patterned paper: Making Memories (black flourish), Scenic Route Paper Co. (mustard dot). Brad: Making Memories. Gem: Me and My Big Ideas. Ink: Ranger Industries. Distressing tool: Tonic Studios. Adhesive: Xyron.

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      Magic Potion Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      Create a see-through beaker by cutting the shape from a printed transparency and outlining the edges with a black permanent marker. For authentic-looking spilled liquid, spray-paint scratch paper and cut out your design after it dries.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Patterned paper: Webster's Pages. Decorative paper: Die Cuts With A View (green), Hambly Screen Prints (transparency). Dye: Ranger Industries. Spray paint: Krylon. Pen: EK Success (red), Sharpie (black). Adhesive: Xyron.

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      Voodoo Doll Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      Make it easier to piece with fabric by backing it with cardstock. A sticker maker applies adhesive to the entire surface. Ink and fray the fabric edges for a tattered look.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Buttons: Autumn Leaves. Floss: DMC Corp. Ink: Ranger Industries. Pen: EK Success. Adhesive: Xyron. Paper piercer: Heidi Swapp. Fabric: vintage.

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      Skull Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Cathy Blackstone

      Straight- and cross-stitch around the edges of the skull paper piecing to define them. For evenly spaced stitches, mark where you want them to be, poke holes with a paper piercer, and then add stitching.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Karen Foster Design (black), Scenic Route Paper Co. (orange). Brads: Making Memories. Floss: DMC Corp.

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      Halloween Cat Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Cathy Blackstone

      Top the cat's body with circles trimmed from multiple patterned-paper prints. To create each whisker, pierce two holes about an inch apart and connect them with a long stitch. For the mouth, lightly sketch your design, poke holes, and then add stitching.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Karen Foster Design, Scenic Route Paper Co. Googly eyes: Westrim Crafts. Floss: DMC Corp.

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      Crow Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Cathy Blackstone

      Before attaching the crow, roughly sketch a branch design on the yellow circle. Set a short stitch length on your sewing machine and sew back and forth over the lines several times.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Scenic Route Paper Co. Googly eye: Westrim Crafts. Floss: DMC Corp.

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      Star Pumpkin Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Jodi Sanford

      Create raised impressions on a pumpkin piecing with dry embossing. To make lines, use a metal ruler and a stylus on top of a mouse pad or other soft surface. Highlight the lines with chalk.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Ink: Clearsnap.

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      Oval Pumpkins Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Jodi Sanford

      Give paper-pieced pumpkins a folksy look by adding hand-stitching, plaid paper, and a button. Tie a tag to the pumpkin stem with floss and pen a fall greeting.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper: Making Memories. Button: Autumn Leaves. Floss: On the Surface.

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      Candy Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Jodi Sanford

      In black, orange, green, and purple, this candy paper piecing is just right for Halloween. Switch the colors to make it work for a birthday invitation or Valentine's Day layout.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Ink: Rubber Stampede.

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      Candy Corn Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Jodi Sanford

      To maximize your cardstock, cut the background layer of this simple piecing from orange and layer the white and yellow shapes on top, covering the bottom seam with a ribbon. Smear ink on the edges.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Ribbon: Textured Trios. Ink: Clearsnap.

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      Haunted House Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Vicki Boutin

      Cut a haunted house from black-and-gray patterned paper and back the window and door cutouts with orange cardstock using adhesive foam. Mount the house on a patterned-paper full moon and adorn with tiny bats for extra spookiness.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper: Chatterbox (black), Scenic Route Paper Co. (yellow).

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      Witch Costume Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Jodi Sanford

      A craft knife makes it easier to cut out tiny, detailed piecing shapes. Use an embossing stylus and a brass template to create lines within your piecing. Just place the cardstock on top of the template and run the stylus along the edges. Rub white ink over the raised impressions.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Ink: Clearsnap.

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