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Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween 2023 Release - HALLOWEEN NIGHT Decor

Hello Lovelies! Somehow I have managed to incorporate a rainbow into my Halloween decor sign... It's ok, eye-rolling is completely appropriate after a statement like this.

Because simple, black or white die-cut shapes have always appealed to me, the minute I saw the silhouettes of Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween Night Thinlits Dies, I had a crush!

Halloween Night is just one of the many goodies from Tim Holtz Sizzix 2023 Halloween Release. The full release is shown below and available as a bundle, but each die set is also available to purchase individually from Simon Says Stamp.

Let's take a closer look at Halloween Night and some of the other key supplies for today's make:

In addition to the main event, we'll be using some other goodies from this Tim Holtz Sizzix release as well as a few other faves to create the background and sentiment:

Click here to view the full supply list or check out the one linked in the gallery at the bottom of this post when you have finished exploring this project.

Today's GIF!

Meet my trick or treat buddy,

sorry that they were left out of the silhouettes!

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TRICK OR TREAT DECOR - Spray Staining Cardstock and Die-cutting

Decor Size: 4 1/4" x 16 1/2"




Distress Spray Stain Colors - Seedless Preserves, Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn, Lucky Clover, Uncharted Mariner, Black Soot




I choose a few jewel-tone colors from Tim's Distress Spray Stain line to create our rainbow.




  • Line up three 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" pieces of Distress Watercolor Cardstock inside a Splat Box or your favorite cardboard box. No need to line with paper towel, I just do too much! LOL

  • Spray left to right in the following order: Seedless Preserves, Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn, Lucky Clover, Uncharted Mariner

  • While still wet, spray Black Soot Spray Stain along the left side, bottom and right side of the rainbow pieces of cardstock and let dry

  • Once dry, splatter with a little Tarnished Brass Distress Paint



  • Trim 8 1/2" x 11" Black Heavystock to two pieces of 4 1/4" x 11"

  • Score at 5 1/2" along the 11" side

  • Repeat for the 2nd piece

  • Apply a wet glue to the right side of one half of the fold

  • Adhere the left side of the remaining piece to the the glue-covered area about 1/4" from the score line. This leaves room to fold the project into a Z-shape when you apply the layers.

2 black sections glued together:

Trim the sprayed cardstock down to 4" x 5 1/4" and apply wet glue.

Adhere the rainbow the black base that we just created.

Emboss 3 pieces of 4" x 5 1/4" Black Heavystock and apply some Tarnished Brass Distress Paint to the raised embossing and let dry.

Once dry, adhere to the other sider of the black base with wet glue.



  • Below is a quick look at me figuring out how to lay out all of the Halloween Night die-cuts

  • Die-cut each of these silhouettes out of Black Heavystock and out of Orange Peel Cardstock

  • Die-cut a few additional pumpkin buckets as you will layer them both below and above the matching black buckets.

  • Also die-cut the Artsy Leaves "stems" out of Black Heavystock to decorate our little scene

  • Layer and adhere the orange die-cuts to the bottom of the black die-cuts and apply back foam dots to pop-up select ones

  • Stick adhesive googly eyes to a few of the pumpkin candy buckets

Adhere the silhouettes to the appropriate rainbow background.

LETTERS: To create a thicker base, adhere black to the silver Metallic Cardstock and then die-cut the "Trick or Treat" sentiment and "Happy Halloween" out of these silver/black layered cardstock using the Tim Holtz Sizzix ALPHANUMERIC BOLD Thinlits Dies.

Note the images here show the actual dies when I laid them out or figure out the spacing and fit.

Adhere the Happy Halloween greeting to the center panel on the black with wet glue. Optional: I used the hand and pumpkin of the boy with his foot raised to create a little embellishment below the greeting. Parts of that die-cut are traced with Tarnished Bras paint to highlight. It may be a little creepy , so you decide if you want to include it in your make.


This metallic Distress Paint highlights the Tapestry embossing perfectly!

Silver metallic lettering provides a strong contrast and allows the greeting to stand out against the dark background.

Layering the die-cuts at different levels with the foam dots creates dimension and visual interest.

Can you tell that I find the googly eyes cute???

The Artsy Leaves help give a little more spookiness to the scene.

This little witch is adorable!

Paint splatter for the win!

Thank you for joining my PAR-TEA!!!

Thank you for sticking with me throughout this long post! Hopefully you will want to give this a try! Leave me a comment with your thoughts please. It means a lot and I am happy to take any questions.

See you soon!



I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All stamps used today were part of my maker package from Tim Holtz and Sizzix. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with Simon Says Stamp.


Penny Pynnonen
Penny Pynnonen
Oct 21, 2023

This is amazing! I am going to try to reproduce it this was the biggest reason I bought the Halloween Night die set. Thank you for your brilliance. I haven't used mica sprays much so not sure it will look good or not.


LOVED this in the live, so made a version if it. Didn't have the same supplies, used the seasonal Micah stains and sizzix gold luxury . Turned out cool!


This is amazing! Thanks so much to the tutorial! I appreciate you sharing your talent! I plan to make a few of these for family.


Bonnie Thielemann
Bonnie Thielemann
Aug 13, 2023

This is an AMAZING project!!! My favorite make of the release!! You did such a beautiful job and it's so eye-catching with all those luscious colors against the silhouettes!


Love this make! My favorite!! Thanks for sharing the make and the directions! I know what I'm doing today!!

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