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Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Halloween Mini

OK, I still have to add pictures to it, and I have to decorate the inside pages, but I have some stuff done.  This little album has taken more time to do than I thought it would, but it is sooooooo cool!

I drew inspiration from Kathy at Paper Phenomenon and from Laura from The Paper Trail.  I also did some of my own little tricks in it as well.  The pages are such that the black tags used (by Recollections) will hold 4x6 photos.  There are two that are a bit smaller, but the rest will hold the full size pictures.  I used paper bags as the base of the book, made gussets to allow for some embellishments, used chipboard to create covers, and used a variety of papers.  The papers used are from Daisy D's, Authentique, Basic Grey and Memory Box.  I wanted the papers to be orange and black.   Some are new, some are from my stash.

 This is the front cover.  I used Prima flowers, some Teresa Collins ribbons, a dollar store Halloween Spider, and some Recollections bling.  The "31" is Tim Holtz, with a banner from his Sizzix line, and the quote came from the bottom of an Authentique paper I used.
First pages...This is our friend, Gertie, our Front Porch Greeter on Halloween Night.  Next, a family portrait.  I made these so that I could put journaling tags behind the pictures.
 Most of the pages have a side pocket that holds a 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" tag.
 Some of the bottoms of the paper bags I put together to create a pull out tag.
 These have pockets at the bottom of the page to hold tags.
 These tags go to the sides.
 Full pages....
 ...That flip up to reveal pockets and more full pages.
 These pages are cool, I made them with packaging so that the tags under can peak through them.
 These pages flip open...
 ...to the side.

In all, I made this album with 34 pages!  There will be even more room for pictures, as you can take the tags out and put pictures on both sides.

Have a most crafty day!


Audrey Frelx said...

It's beautiful!!! Love the Halloween pics!!!

Would love to see the finished book complete with pics!!!

genagirl said...

Such a great album! I love the mix of patterns - it looks really cool!!

Justine said...

I HEART this album!! I am such a sucker for halloween mini-albums and this is definitely one of my faves!!TFS