Spooktastic Fun!

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Connecticut-Based Elements Studio
Will Haunt Your Dreams

Ideas on premium paper to scare the living day-lights out of you.

What better way to spend a crisp, fall day than making crafts at work? Trick or treaters visiting this Connecticut based design studio will have to earn their treats this year.  Elements brewed up some frightful creations this past Friday. All photos courtesy of Steve Walter, stevewalterphoto.com.

Principal Amy Graver says, “It was nice to unplug and shut down, use our hands, and collaborate to figure out how to create each piece together. We were swapping ideas and materials, as well as bad Halloween jokes all day. It was a blast!”


Using a variety of Neenah Paper stocks and colors, the coven at Elements whipped up a frenzy of spooky delights.

A Shake-Scare Classic
Witches on a Heath, Macbeth Act 4, Scene I.
A cavern.  In the middle, a boiling cauldron.
Thunder. Enter the three Witches
Thrice the brinded cat hath mew’d.
Thrice and once the hedge-pig whined.
Harpier cries ‘Tis time, ’tis time.
Round about the cauldron go;
In the poison’d entrails throw.
Toad, that under cold stone
Days and nights has thirty-one
Swelter’d venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,
Witches’ mummy, maw and gulf
Of the ravin’d salt-sea shark,
Root of hemlock digg’d i’ the dark,
Gall of goat, and slips of yew
Silver’d in the moon’s eclipse,
Nose of Turk and Tartar’s lips,
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver’d by a drab,
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron,
For the ingredients of our cauldron.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.
By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.
Open, locks,
Whoever knocks!




Paper lanterns were created by diecutting Neenah ENVIRONMENT® cover in Wrought Iron backed with vellum to create a frosted glow.



No party is complete if a complete witch doesn’t show up. This shabby chic hag was constructed of ASTROBRIGHTS® smooth cover in Eclipse black. Her pal, old skeleton head, below, got the same treatment.



“Using Neenah’s wonderful assortment of paper finishes and stocks, we made fun, decorative items for the office and our homes,” Graver says.

Care to Share Grateful, Cheerful Cards, Décor and Ideas on Paper?
Send images and captions to us. We aim to post several holiday-inspired round-up throughout the holiday season. Send images and words via email to: matt@porterwrite.com or emilyjpotts@gmail.com. We will  gratefully publish the best of the best with credits and links to your websites.
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  1. 11

    Wow, very creative and looks like a lot of fun. I didn’t realize how versatile is the paper. Definitely want to do something like this in the near future. Thanks for the great ideas!

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    Lynn Speroff said:

    This looks so cool! Great ideas!

  3. 11

    Super creative halloween decorations. Looks like fun!

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    Bud Damberg said:

    That’s really very cool.. Very creative…