This Year's Must-Have Halloween Craft Supplies

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Halloween is just around the corner and now is the time to get a head start on custom party decor, invitations and pages! Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, from the macabre to the spookily cute, we’ve got you covered with the supplies and tools you’ll need for every creepy craft that comes to mind!

1. Pumpkin Party Collection by Doodlebug

If you’re starting your Halloween night off with your little guys and ghouls, you’ll want to make sure to have spook-tacular papers and embellishments with just the right amount of creepy and cute to document the night’s trick or treating! The Pumpkin Party Collection by Doodlebug Design is sure to cast a spell on you with patterned papers featuring delicious spreads of candy and subtly patterned solids to set off your pictures to costumed-cutie Doodle-Pops, cardstock stickers and washi tape complete with creepy crawlies and black cats.

Pumpkin Party has a wide variety of patterned paper, stickers, die cut pieces, washi, and other embellishments to make your Halloween cards and layouts glow!

2. Lawn Fawn Halloween

Speaking of designs too cute to be spooky, make sure to check out Lawn Fawn's Halloween-themed supplies. You’ll have everything you need for cards, pages and more (think goodie bags or decor) starting with the solid cardstock packs in traditional Halloween colors such as orange, purple and black to the clear acrylic stamp sets featuring jack o’lanterns, costumed friends, ghosts (and so much more) and premium, archival and quick drying inks. Finish off your projects with the coordinating Lawn Cuts Die sets and Bakers Twine in Black and Candy Corn orange!

Tip: Learn how to make the easiest and arguably the sweetest Halloween treat bags in this blog post from our friend at Creative Pixie Designs!

3. Bewitched Collection by Echo Park

Create bewitching invites, pages, goodie bags, party decor and more with the Bewitched Collection by Echo Park. Start a witchy card with the Witch’s Feet stencil and finish it off with the Trick or Treat Hat Designer Die set or a cut out from one of the double sided papers! The papers and cardstock stickers included in the collection range from cute to vintage-spooky with patterns featuring magical witches, ominous spell jar labels, bats, pumpkins, cats, plaids and more. The clear acrylic stamp sets feature horribly-fun and detailed designs such as cats, skulls, jack o’ lanterns and witchy supplies and expressions perfect for invitations, Halloween wishes and embellishing your pages.

4. Spellbinders Jane Davenport Platinum 6

Wondering how to cut those dies? We’ve got you covered with the Jane Davenport Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. Functioning with the same expected power and ease as the Platinum 6, this artsy-version is worthy of a "Best Costume" medal! 

Not only does it comes with cutting plates, an embossing plate, and mat— it features a fun and whimsical wicked sea witch-worthy design by Jane Davenport! Easy-to-use and easy on the eyes, you’ll love creating your ghoulishly delightful Halloween designs (and so much more) with this compact machine.

The Platinum 6 is compatible with foam, balsa wood, metal, wood veneer, fabric, paper, felt, cardstock, chipboard, vellum, foiled paper and so many other materials for a variety of hauntingly fun projects. You'll find yourself settling quickly into the Halloween spirit with this avant garde machine. 

5. Spooky Boo Collection by Pebbles

"Creep it real" with the Spooky Boo Collection by Pebbles. From getting your home haunt-ready to creating pages about your fang-tastic Halloween party to trick or treating goodie bags, this collection has it all! Create invitations to your Monster Mash with the fun patterned papers and cardstock stickers, then set the scene with the Wall Bats or Spiders. Make sure everyone gets something sweet to bite into with a goodie bag embellished with the Let’s Party Double Sided Paper tag cut-outs and patterned washi tape. Once all your ghouls, zombies and fiends creep home, keep the haunts alive with an album filled with monster-sized memories and photos using the glitter accented paper pads and ephemera. Finish it off with a spooky saying using the Glitter Foam Thickers or Gold Foil Thickers phrase such as “Hey pumpkin,” “eek!” Or “Trick or treat.”

6. Simple Vintage Halloween Collection by Simple Stories

Keeping it simple isn’t just witchful thinking with the Simple Vintage Halloween Collection by Simple Stories! The vintage inspired patterned papers and frightfully delightful embellishments make it easy to create ghoulishy beautiful pages and cards. The 12” x 12” Collector’s Essential Kit gives you a cauldron full of designs to choose from, complete with die cuts and stickers, while the single sheets allow you to pick and choose which spooky pattern screams out to you! Witch-ever way you go, the wicked witches, cobwebs, smirking jack o’lanterns and black cats are sure to cast a spell on you!

7. Advantus Idea-ology - Tim Holtz Halloween

Let the Advantus Idea-ology Collection by Tim Holtz be what you reach for when you want to amp up the creepy! This collection is full of the macabre pieces perfect for Halloween party decor such as tabletop decorations, place setting cards, goodie bag embellishments and so much more. Serve up the scares with containers filled with skulls, bones and pumpkins and vintage tins or create a cemetery scene with Zombie Hands raising from the grave behind ornate metal gates. Inspire a feeling of spine tingling anticipation with invitations using the Worn Wallpaper sheets, Ancestor Paper Dolls or the 8” x 8” Halloween Paper Stash embellished with the Quote Chips, Remnant Rubs or the Snarky Small Talk stickers. After the party ends, flesh out your Halloween pages or mixed media projects with bone chilling ephemera, collage paper and metal accents, mummy wrap and choppy, haunting alphabet Cutout Script Foam Stamps.

8. Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors

Whether it’s eye of newt, fire and brimstone or a good pair of scissors, the right tool is essential for spellbinding projects! These 9.5 inch titanium shears may not cut through bone, however they will cut through grunge board, craft wire, ribbon, fabric, chipboard, craft metals and more for a variety of Halloween crafts! The scissors feature a non-stick coating designed to minimize adhesive build-up and Kush-grip handles for comfort and control, plus, in this witchy shade of enchanting black, they're costumed for the season.

9. Stampers Anonymous Halloween

Keep the screams coming with the Stampers Anonymous Halloween products! Craft at your own risk with the frighteningly funny Zombie stamp set, mischievous doodled stamp designs or vintage inspired ghostly skulls, skeletons and cobwebs so realistic you’ll be feeling the tickle of spider legs! Create horrifically fun decor with the Tombstone Overlays— think place setting cards, gift tags, or horror themed mixed media projects. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll be howling in delight with the creative possibilities!

10. Stencil Blending Brushes

It’s not witchcraft! It’s just wickedly smart! These large, wood-handled stencil blending brushes allow you to create bewitching designs easily without the mess! Add a faded or stenciled background to your Halloween invitations, give your jack o’ lanterns an ombre hue, add an ominous distressed edge to projects and so much more! The stencil brushes can be used with a variety of medias including inks, oxides, paints, chalks, dyes and liquid adhesives. You’ll be the ghostess-with-the-mostess with this easy-to-use, easy to clean and fun tool! Plus - since they come in a 3-pack, you'll be able to keep one for each of your most-used colors, perhaps orange, purple, and black? These cute guys will quickly become your card making minions. 

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