I have been working on this haunted house for probably the entire past week! It ended up being somewhat labor intensive. The first thing I did was to paint the insides of the windows yellow, to create the illusion of there being light inside the house. I painted the edges of the house black. Then I cut out a piece of Core'dinations Black Magic cardstock to fit the house. This really took some time hand cutting out all the angles and windows with an Exacto knife! Then I gave the cardstock an initial sanding to reveal the green core beneath. To add even more texture, I took an embossing stylus and a ruler and embossed lines to mimic board siding. I then sanded again to make the embossed lines stand out. I carefully adhered the cardstock to the wood using Zip Dry. More sanding! I tell you, my hand was certainly tired after sanding all the little nooks and crannies on this thing! After everything was sanded, I inked all the outer edges with silver Color Box ink. I then adhered paper to the windows, using the backside of the Magic Stripes PP from Echo Park's Happy Halloween line. I adhered more Core'dinations cardstock with a gray core to the door and steps and added a button for a doorknob. Next, I used my Cricut and the Paper Dolls Dress Up cartridge and cut two trees, two tombstones, a cauldron and whole lot of grass! I lightly sanded the tombstones and the cauldron to reveal the color core underneath. I dry embossed the grass using a Fiskars texture plate, then sanded it to reveal the green core. Next step, embellishing! I used a wide variety of embellishments for this. The spiders and webs are EK Success Jolee's Boutique and Recollections. The awesome pumpkins are also EK Success Jolee's Boutique. The ghosts, Happy Halloween sign, cat and some of the bats are Little Yellow Bicycle. The "bubbles" in the cauldron and the "smoke" from the chimney are acrylic stickers by Recollections. The witch's legs and the cloud, moon and bats piece are stickers by Echo Park that I adhered to cardstock and fussy cut out. I layered everything using lots and lots of Glue Dots and assorted pop dots by Ranger and Scotch. I am really proud of how this turned out and I hope you like it, too!