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Friday, September 9, 2011

More of my Halloween DIY Smash Book

I have been decorating it, and I started using it!  The original post is here.

 I had the word "Scary" leftover from a project from last year, so I added it to the spine of the book.  I punched a hole, set an eyelet, and hung some charms.
 I added an envelope to the inside front to hold some more tags that I made out of my scraps of papers.
 So, here's what I am going to do with it.  I am collecting ideas for Halloween.  Decorating, cooking, whatever.  This will be an ongoing project.  I don't expect to fill it up this year.  This could eventually turn into my Halloween Reference!
 These pictures I just found on the net...
  This pumpkin vase idea came from a catalog, the little pumpkins from DCWV.  I put a label on the envelope...
 Inside I printed out pictures, and wrote information on the backs of them.
 Love the bat houses...
OMG!!!  The cookies ROCK!
 I just wanted to show you what I did with the paper bags.  I glued the bottoms so that I could put tags in them, then I added labels to cover the "bottom" of the bag.
 I found these huge cardstock tags at my LSS, for only 10 cents apiece!  I inked with black and brown distressing inks to age them, and put one in each paper bag.
 I punched the envelope flaps, then added paper behind the punching to show it off a bit.
 I threw in some binder clips and stuck some stickers in for decoration.

 More pages.
So, that is the book.  The rings are huge, and I only have 31 pages, 4 bags, and 4 envelopes.  There is plenty of room to add things and even more pages as I need to.

What do you think?

Stay Scary, My Friends!


Amanda said...

This is really cute. I love it. Great idea. I have so many 'holiday' magazine clippings stashed in envelopes. This would be a perfect place to store them! Well...in one I have, not in yours :)

Audrey Frelx said...


Just a Few Designs said...

what do i think?!?!? OMG awesome, I want to make one now, its a great idea of making it a reference book! I always find pictures or articles in magazine that i want to keep, so I'll clip them and then never know where i put them!! Thanks for such a great idea!! Where did you get the rings?? I need me sum of 'em!
thanks for visiting my blog girly. love ya...have a great weekend.

T to the Essa said...

I love it. Love, love, love it. I'm going to make one. Right now.

Thank you for your inspirational blog! Love it!

Justine said...

LOVe love love!! I need to make a smash book for halloween! what a fabulous idea! Although I might make it to track my kids halloween costumes throughout the years. Easy to add to, love it! tfs.