Halloween Shadow Frame

for  Craft Marketing Connections, Inc.

size: 12"x12"

  • Halloween Shadow Frame


  • The Paper Company/TPC Studio Beyond the Page Bracket Chipboard Frame, 12”x12”
  • The Paper Company/TPC Studio Papers, 12”x12”: Monster Mash Collection Spiderwebs, Candy Stripe, Trick or Treaters; White Cardstock
  • The Paper Company/TPC Studio Monster Mash Collection Chipboard Sticker Sayings
  • Elmer’s CraftBond Black Photo Corners
  • Photograph, 4”x4”


  • Elmer’s X-ACTO Tools: 12” Metal Ruler, 5” Precision Tip Scissors
  • Design Master ColorTool Flat Black Spray Color
  • Adhesives: glue gun; Elmer’s CraftBond All Purpose Glue Stick, Foam Mounting Tape, Thin Small Glue Spots

Basic Supplies

  • pencil, ruler, newspapers, transparent tape, large paper clip
  • 1. Position frame open side up. Trace frame and opening onto cardstock. Cut out pattern, cutting 1/4" inside frame outline and 1/4" outside traced opening. Pattern will be smaller than frame; check fit and trim as needed. Cut pattern from striped paper; set aside.
  • 2. Cover well-ventilated work surface with newspaper. Spray paint all frame surfaces with two light coats Flat Black; let dry.
  • 3. Adhere striped paper inside frame using glue stick. Cut web paper 1/4" larger than opening, noting design placement. Adhere paper to back of frame with transparent tape.
  • 4. Place photo corners on photo; adhere to background with two layers of foam mounting tape. Adhere stickers using two or more layers of foam tape.
  • 5. Detail cut five kids from paper, leaving 1/8" border all around and 1/2" tab below feet. Fold tabs back. Position images on bottom inside edge. For dimension, stagger placement; trim tabs as needed. For center image, fold tab in half vertically, then fold back again so it fits down into point of frame. Adhere kids with glue spots.
  • 6. For hanger, slightly separate rounded ends of paper clip and adhere to top center back of frame with glue gun. Cut 1-1/4" paper square and adhere over glued end of clip.
  • Tip
  • 1. Hand-cut elements from patterned paper for d.i.y. embellishments like these trick-or-treaters.