Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Halloween Mini Book

I made a chunky
and I mean very chunky
Halloween Mini Book! I had cardstock from Canvas Corp that I received while at Scrapfest. In every class that you take you go away with alot of free product. I guess it's their way of thanking you for taking their class.

The diecut on the cover is one of the Fancy Tags from Spellbinders. I used alphabet stickers from Jillibean and EK Success. I used my We R Memory Keepers Cinch to bind the book.
I never make anything for Halloween. This was fun to make even if I had to do alot of improvising. I have no products or supplies that are Halloween related. I picked up a few items that I scattered throughout the book like the ghost ribbon shown above. I used four-inch chipboard coasters for the pages. I diecut the cardstock using my scallop square Framelits from Sizzix. I added alot of pockets throughout the book for photo mats.
For this page I got a little creative. The Happy Halloween tag is from a bag of spider rings I bought. I cut the ring off the spider and used my hot glue gun to adhere him to the tag to cover up the price. I used my circle Nestabilities for the back of the tag. I then used paper tape to cover up the date on the tag.
For this page I used a Tim Holtz Edge Die called Ornate for the top of the pocket. I also made my own paper bags. I have three in the book. I have some Kraft bags from Canvas Corp but I wanted them to be made out of the cardstock. I took one of the bags apart and used it as a template (shown below). You can kind of see the spider web peeking through on the right page. It's a sticker from Scrapbook 101. I also hot glued a spider to it.

Here I added one of the ghosts from the ribbon to the center of a Hero Arts flower. On the right I've added an accordion fold out book.
There are six spots for photos or journaling in the fold out.
Here I've added some bat ribbon and used it as a place for a photo mat. On the right I used a Making Memories chipboard shape as a pocket. I've added flowers with beads for the centers.
For the last two pages I left one blank and added the third bag with a tag. For the final page I thought I'd make a mummy which also serves a place to tuck a tag in. My husband laughed at my mummy. He said it looked like a board with eyes. Oh well, I tried! LOL :)

There are about 20 spots for photos or journaling in this little book. For someone who's really not much of  a Halloween person I think it turned out pretty cute. Now I just have to figure out what to do with it!

I did add a video of this mini book to my YouTube channel if you'd like to check it out. Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to go to the linky parties below to be inspired by all the beautiful projects and wonderful recipes that are added to each party.

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Jill said...

Great card selection - and such a fabulous book you made with it all!

Thanks for linking to the Creating Success Worldwide blog hop!! Hope you'll come back again next week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Veena said...

Wow! I love your design, really fit to my Halloween pictures LoL you're so artistic!

Arlene said...

What a beautiful book - love the colors, of course. Lots of time and love!

Vicky said...

Wow! Wee! Patty! this is just the most adoorable mini-album! So creative and full of fun :)

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