Halloween Scrapbook Layout Ideas - Part 1 - Memory Keeping Ideas

Halloween Scrapbook Layout Ideas – Part 1


Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking

Let’s get inspired to scrap some wonderful pages with this extensive list of Halloween scrapbook layout ideas! Halloween is such a great time of year to scrapbook! Just think of all the wonderful costumes, food, decorations and pumpkins you can document! Not to mention the awesome creepy crawlies, ghosts, ghouls and other Halloween monsters! I just love this time of year and I love scrapbooking Halloween. It has its own traditional color scheme (orange, black and purple anyone?) that will make those Halloween scrapbook layouts immediately stand out.

Let’s take a look at some very creative Halloween scrapbook layouts out there on the web! I have diligently searched for all kinds of different moods, techniques and trends. Scroll down and get inspired!

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Awesome And Unique Layouts!

Let’s kick off this article with a threesome of awesome and unique layouts! These layouts are truly inspiring and show incredible creative flair. They show that documenting Halloween does not have to be boring and can be quite eye-catching and special, so scroll down and get inspired by these awesome and unique layouts!

Awesome and unique Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Source: Pinterest.

This first layout has a lot of different elements that combine into a unified whole. There are the two main photos on the spider web background paper. And, of course, there are all the colored circles with black hearts and bats and other Halloween embellishments. The whole page has a whimsical look to it, whilst still being traditional Halloween in its color scheme. Layer your photos on a grid of interlocking circles and fill those circles randomly with all sorts of Halloween type embellishments.

Awesome and unique Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Source: Pinterest.

The second layout is something special as well, but altogether different! Small squares and rectangles were cut from patterned paper and formed into a pumpkin shape standing out nice and orange against a purple and green background. What a wonderful way to use up your little paper scraps. The photo itself beautifully mirrors the purple of the background colors and is definitely the star of the show! Notice that the photo is an action shot of this cute trick-or-treater, capturing both the sweet costume and the action of getting in those Halloween candies!  I love the stitching on this page! It emphasizes the quilt look of this layout.

Colorpop On A Black Background Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking

This third layout has a lot of elements that I absolutely adore! First of all, the picture is just brilliant! It is taken at an unusual angle showing a different aspect of the trick-or-treaters as they go around trying to gather as much Halloween candy as they possibly can. The second thing I really love is the color palette. By turning the photo to black and white you can use the orange the muted orange tint as a color pop across the layout. The third thing I absolutely love about this page is the little banner across with the title “Costumes”. It gives such a fun whimsical look to the page! I love the little rosette saying “Cute”: it’s a layered look that combines the color scheme of this page beautifully.

Colorpop On A Black Background

Halloween pages are by far the best reason to use black as a background. I love a black background: you can combine them with any kind of color scheme you like and they instantly give you a very dramatic look. Let’s take a look at a couple of layouts that use black backgrounds in different ways, combined with a Halloween color pop.

Colorpop On A Black Background Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking

In this layout, the black background is very effective in showcasing the scalloped patterned paper with the color swirls. The photo and title are layered on top of this scalloped paper. The page is balanced out by the little tags on the left-hand side showing the dates. All in all, the black background makes the pale orange, purple and green pop up very nicely. Don’t hold back on the color swirls! I love the little black cat sitting on top of the “Spook” title!

Colorpop On A Black Background Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Source: Pinterest

The background of this layout is more dark grey than black. It is layered on top of purple pattern paper. The folds and creases in the grey paper make the look of this page instantly more whimsical. The photos, title, and all the embellishments are grouped together in the center of the page. Star-shaped bursts of yellow paper pop out behind the cluster, giving this layout a very festive feel. I love the little candy corns and stars that are scattered around the central cluster. 

Colorpop  On  A  Black  Background Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Source: scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com

This happy little guy shows his scary carved pumpkin with deserved pride! It’s such a great photo and it deserves to be on a great layout. Again, the background isn’t completely black, but quite dark featuring light colored printed words and symbols. The page elements are all clustered in the center (this time in a horizontal orientation). The creator of this page used very brightly colored patterned paper to cut out circles and a big square and clustered them together to nicely contrast with the dark background. Notice that the background has a wide purple stripe down the middle adding to the dimension of this page. This purple band also creates unity between the background and the brightly colored cluster of page elements. I love how the journaling is tucked behind the cluster and the little card is balanced by an equally large card on the other side.

Document That Pumpkin Carving Action

Nothing says “Halloween” as loudly as carved pumpkins! For many families, it is a great tradition to select the perfect pumpkin and carving some scary Halloween shapes into it. This pumpkin carving action therefore, deserves to be documented in your Halloween scrapbook pages! Let’s take a look at how some other scrapbookers have taken this challenge and created completely different looks about the same subject.

Document That Pumpkin Carving Action Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Source: memoriesoncloverlane.com

This first layout is all about the fun of pumpkin carving! The main photo is a funny portrait of the Pumpkin Carver! How cool are those glasses and headband?  The second larger photo shows the result of the pumpkin carving action, together with its little creator. Four smaller photos are spread across the top in a grid-like banner, showing the pumpkin gut scooping action. I love how these how the strip of photos really tells a story. I love that the journaling is in the first person format. This way you can journal the story of the child as they tell it themselves.

Document That Pumpkin Carving Action Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Source: Pinterest

This layout also features a grid to document the pumpkin carving activities. I love the way this grid is combined with a striped pattern paper, the journaling and the large “Carve” title. The close-up of the pumpkin guts in the upper right corner of the photo grid is just awesome! It visually tells the story that the creator of this page documents in her journaling: she finds pumpkin guts really, really gross! The grid works really well with all the differently sized photos, because all the photos have a similar color scheme. I love the little banners on the top saying “Fright Night” and “I heart Halloween” and, of course, the little pumpkin on a stick with its little bow tie is absolutely adorable!

Document That Pumpkin Carving Action Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Source: Pinterest

This layout documents the “pumpkin party of 2005” and features both a vertical photo of all the carving action as well as a horizontal photo on the bottom showing the absolutely fantastic final results. I mean, how cool are these pumpkins? The layout itself is pretty straightforward. The photos together with the journaling tell the whole story. The little “spooky” tag and orange polka dot ribbon is a very cute addition to the page.

Document That Pumpkin Carving Action Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Source: Pinterest

Just look at this kid! He’s absolutely ready to show us his cute pumpkin! This layout is split into two with different awesome pattern paper backgrounds. The page is further divided by paper strips with some great stitching in the middle. I love the featured photo where the little boy tries to mimic the expression on the carved pumpkin’s face. The brightness of the photo and journalling area combined with the darker more gothic-like background paper gives an awesome effect. And who could resist that little orange spider in the middle of her rhinestone web? What a cute embellishment!

Document That Pumpkin Carving Action Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking

Layout designed by Theresa Amlong

This last layout documenting the pumpkin carving action is fairly traditional. Notice how the three photos on top are all the same.  Combining these closely cropped photos you can create your own handmade banner for the page. I love how it is combined with the scalloped edge and the little orange hearts. The rest of the page show off the carving and gut scooping action and, of course, the final results with the proud creator sitting beside it. The little orange photo corners on the middle photo and the white border around it really make it pop!

Document The Halloween Costumes

Most of the fun of Halloween is getting to dress up! In this section, let’s take a look at the ways some of our fellow scrappers have documented some awesome Halloween costumes.

Document The Halloween Costumes Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Source: Pinterest

This cute colorful witch outfit is highlighted with a full length photo (show off those props!) and three round happy faced detail photos. Journaling is added discretely as part of the bottom right cluster. Keeping the background dark makes sure that the colors of the photos really pop.

Document The Halloween Costumes Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Source: Pinterest

The costume of this “spooky pretty candy corn witch” has been documented in this classic almost gothic-like layout. The color scheme is kept very sober: mainly greys and orange. This works very effectively in making the photos shine. By making the middle photo a little smaller and framing it differently, a little playfulness is added to the page. The pops of orange beautifully pick up the orange in the girl’s candy corn witch outfit. I love the little skeleton sitting on the little stand on the bottom right corner of the page! Such a cute detail!

Document The Halloween Costumes Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Layout designed by Kelly Goree

Meet Harry Potter and his frenemies! What great costumes these kids have! Harry Potter himself, of course…, is given pride of place in the middle of the circle grid, but the other two wonderful costumes are documented as well. I love how the rest of the circles are filled up with patterned paper and several star-shaped embellishments. Notice how the gold glittery “H” forms a design triangle with the large star on the left and the small gold glittery star in the right upper corner. The different patterned papers are repeated throughout the layout. I love how the paper circles are stitched around. This layout may look simple with its grid-like structure, but closer inspection shows it has enough interesting details! As a finishing touch, I love the title “Harry Halloween”!

Document The Halloween Costumes Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking

Layout designed by suslvgeo (Scrapbook.com)

This cute little witch with her beautiful see-through hat has pride of place in this colorful layout. The photo is kept in black and white which means the color pop comes solely from the papers and embellishments. The color palette is classic Halloween: purple, green, orange and black. Notice how extra focus is put on the photo by the circle stitching, lined with Halloween colored rhinestones. Making your photo black and white is a great idea if the subject in your photo isn’t that colorful anyway (in this case: black witch costume) and if the background can be colorful and distracting.

Document The Halloween Costumes Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Source: Pinterest

This spooky layout is a very classic Halloween page. It shows the scary costumes of the kids in all their Halloween splendor. The background is built up out of torn strips of Halloween paper. The papers are torn on an angle which gives this page a more interesting look. The finishing touches are the black silhouetted cut-out embellishments, mirroring the black of the Halloween title. All the page elements are framed by an orange, black or grey frame. This pulls the entire layout together.

Document The Halloween Costumes Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Source: store.scrapgirls.com

This is such a cute photo and these twins look absolutely adorable in their Halloween costumes. The photo rightly takes up the whole page and it naturally progresses into the title and journaling. This gives the whole page a very beautiful and unified look. I love the Halloween title with its cluster of candies and flowers and, of course, the black raven with its little top hat, embellished with a small orange flower. What a wonderful Halloween layout and what a great way to document the Halloween costumes of your children!

Document The Halloween Costumes Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Layout designed by Paije Rodriguez

Yet another approach is this Buzz Lightyear Halloween page. The cute kid has an awesome Buzz Lightyear Halloween costume and he’s showing it off for the camera in all different poses. The creator of this page has chosen to feature several of those poses photos on this page! The color scheme is picked from the photos themselves, framing the photos in different colored frames and adding the little coloured squares in between the photos. Since this is clearly a digital page, it may not be possible for traditional paper scrapbookers to match the colors in your photos that exactly, but you can probably get really close. This layout is a great example of how to incorporate multiple photos without actually featuring one photo as the main photo.

Document The Halloween Costumes Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Source: Pinterest

This is a traditional looking Halloween layout. The cute little girl in her adorable pumpkin outfit has pride of place, even though the photo itself is not that big. This might be because the quality of the photo isn’t great (which may be the case with older color photos). Whatever the reason, it certainly leaves a lot of space to add some awesome Halloween embellishments! I love the title “The Cutest Little Pumpkin”! It certainly fits this photo! The photo itself is flanked by two Halloween style cards and the finishing touch is the cute little banner of triangle flags. The whole page is pulled together with the stamped frame. Notice that because of the asymmetrical layout, the frame runs off the page. This helps to make the page look a little less boring.

Document The Halloween Costumes Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Source: jenniferperkins.com

This little baby is ready for Halloween with its cute orange witches hat and adorable striped leggings! How can you resist such a cute Halloween costume? The page is very simple: it mainly consists of Halloween paper background and a framed photo. The photo is embellished with very minimally with a black cat and a little flag. This page shows us that traditional and simple can still be very effective in documenting your child’s Halloween costume.

Document The Halloween Costumes Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Layout designed by Barkster (Scrapbook.com)

The featured photo on this page is the adorable girl being mysterious. I love how both photos are cut out from the background, drawing the focus solely to the child and her costume. The page is built up using traditional Halloween colors. The little spooks flying give a lovely creepy Halloween atmosphere to the page. Notice little eyeballs that are added to several places on the page, as well as the tiny spiders! Those cute little details can add a lot of character to your Halloween layout.

Document The Halloween Costumes Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Layout designed by Marielle (wermemorykeepers.com)

Indiana Jones is ready for Halloween! What a cute costume this little guy has! The color palette of this photo this page is kept very muted, but still sports the traditional green, orange and grey. These muted colors fit beautifully with the subdued colors of the Halloween costume itself. The featured photo is the larger one and both photos are clustered together on top of various Halloween paper shapes. All of the page elements are pulled together by the added circle of the bottom paper layer. I love the two little spiders: they bring a whimsical feel to the page The paint splatters on the background also give the page a little bit more playfulness.

Document The Halloween Costumes Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Source: Pinterest

Now, this oogly boogly little cutie has a lovely Halloween pumpkin onesie. She may even have a little orange make up put on her little nose! The featured photo is surrounded by a colorful frame, while three photos of the four other photos are arranged in a grid on the left side of the page.The cuteness of the used Halloween embellishments completely fits in with the photos. Notice the finishing touches, like the swirls and the added sequins in traditional Halloween colors scattered on the layout. My absolute favorites are the goofy looking skull, spider and bat. I’m just a sucker for those googly eyes!

Document The Halloween Costumes Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Source: scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com

Roar little monster! This colorful and cute Halloween costume is look wonderful in this brightly colored layout. The featured photo is surrounded by clusters of cute little monster embellishments and the other two photos are put on a yellow banner to group them together. I love the colourful circles of Halloween patterned papers. The circle theme pulls the page together and the little googly eyed monster embellishments add the perfect finishing touch.

Don’t Be Afraid Of White Space

Having seen all the wonderfully colorful and busy layouts with all the cute embellishments and all the spooky Halloween scrapbook papers, you may think that there’s no room for white space on Halloween scrapbook layout! This could not be further from the truth! If your style is a little bit more minimalist or if you prefer to have at least one of your Halloween layouts to be a little less cluttered with embellishments or busy background Halloween pattern paper scroll down to get inspired by taking a look at how some other scrapbookers have incorporated whitespace into their layouts. Give your eyes a little bit of rest! You’ll see that a Halloween layout with lots of white space doesn’t have to be boring!

Don’t Be Afraid Of White Space Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Source: Pinterest

This layout has a very minimalistic look. The color scheme is chosen from the colors in the cute photo. The photo, placed on the left side of the page, is put on a background of repeating squares of pattern paper. The title is very unobtrusive. The rounded paper squares are digitally stitched to the brown and dark brown paper. This darker background nicely frames the whole layout. Grouping the page elements together in this simple way leaves a lot of white space for your eyes to restfully take in the beautiful layout.

Don’t Be Afraid Of White Space Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
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This layout has a lot of white space, but also has some fun elements. The three photos are put a grid-style photo strip on the lower half of the page. To balance it out the title is put on the strip of paper in the upper half of the layout. The finishing touch is the little spider hanging from its spiderweb. As the spider dangles towards the photos, the layout is brought nicely together. And it is giving us its biggest Halloween grin! This page is very minimalistic and very simple and it shows that even with very few elements on the page you can still have a playful and fun Halloween scrapbook layout.

Don’t Be Afraid Of White Space Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
Source: Pinterest

Technically this is not a Halloween layout, but given the orange color it very well could be! It really doesn’t get much more simple than this. The main picture is balanced out by the title and the whole page is pulled together by the massive brackets on each end. I love this look! The little button embellishments are cute finishing touches. You can imagine this layout as a Halloween page simply by replacing a photo with a typical Halloween photo, like your kid (or you!) in a costume. I love how the brackets direct your eyes towards the main focus of the page. This layout is minimalistic perfection.

Don’t Be Afraid Of White Space Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
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This layout is yet another really different example of how you can use white space. The photos are framed in colorful Halloween style frames. The color scheme uses the bright variety of the traditional Halloween colors. The framed photos and the embellishments are predominantly gritted on the right-hand side of the page. The little owl on top of the big Halloween title balances the page out. Notice the cute little spiders hanging down from the little spiderwebs! And also notice the oodles of white space left over on this page!

Finally You Have An Excuse To Use That Skull Pattern Paper

Halloween is such a wonderful excuse to use all the fun themed embellishments and papers! Grab this opportunity with both hands, after all: it is probably the only time you can use spooky and creepy skull patterned paper without having to explain yourself! Go for it!

Finally You Have An Excuse To Use That Skull Pattern Paper Halloween Layout Ideas Scrapbooking
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That is an awesome skeleton embellishment! The page itself is quite simple, but it features so many fun elements! The happy candy corn eating skeleton for instance and this little guy is balanced nicely with the candy corn “eye”. Notice the cute skeleton trick or treat paper! It’s such a fun way to decorate your Halloween pages! I love the way the title is done: “Candy Time”. The perfect finishing touch is the little “Trick Or Treat” banner. So cute!

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