Thursday, September 06, 2012

Graphic 45 Halloween Mini Album

Way back in 2008 I made a super coolio Halloween mini album (you can see it HERE). I have been wanting to "remake" it with Graphic 45 papers, and I FINALLY finished the new version!

Part of my plan was to show that the Graphic 45 paper collections can work together, therefore I made a fun and funky Halloween mini album using four Graphic 45 collections: Happy Haunting, Olde Curiosity Shoppe, The Magic of Oz, and Hallowe'en in Wonderland (retired). I used chipboard, acrylic, die cuts, and pre-made shapes to create a one-of-a-kind, 6x6 mini album. The album has 13 pages, the perfect number for a Halloween project! I ended up with a bright and whimsical mini that is perfect for trick-or-treat, pumpkin patch, and Halloween party photos.


The covers are made with extra-thick chipboard, which I covered with paper. I cut the Halloween house from black chipboard, then added the images to the back so they could peek out of the windows. I put one of the Happy Haunting moon stickers behind the house.


I bound the album with rings, which I tied with ribbons and trims.


Here is a looky-lou at all the pages. Fun stuff!


Inside front cover: I used Olde Curiosity Shoppe stickers to create the date. The little tags are strung out on some twine.




This is a clear acrylic page. I die cut some paper to act as a photo mat.


And a matching mat on the back. I edged the acrylic with black Staz-on ink to make it stand out a bit.


This page is a chipboard house (Cosmo Cricket). I covered the house with paper and stamps. Is it cute or what?!


I stamped the date with a Happy Haunting stamp, then embossed with white embossing powder.


The backside of the house has an envelope attached. I die cut the envelope with a Tim Holtz die. It is a nice little pocket for storing small items.


I love this paper from The Magic of Oz collection. I replaced the postage image with a stamped image from the Happy Haunting stamp set.


Do you see that I cut out one of the little ghosties? He is acting as a photo corner.


Another acrylic page.



For this page I made a "spine" out of chipboard, then attached a tag shape to it. The tag is also a pocket, holding smaller tags! I trimmed out the paper to make the pocket match the paper behind it exactly.



This is a tab-shaped page. I stamped and embossed some black cats along the bottom.



I used two of tabbed pages together to look sort of like a file folder. See the amazing G45 keyhole?!


This is another image that I love! So pretty!



I trimmed out one of the clocks.


Another acrylic page. This one is blank, but you can see the page behind it.



I cut the label shape from black chipboard, then edged it with white ink.


I adore that date stamp from the Happy Haunting set! Very cool.



And there you have it! An all Graphic 45 Halloween mini. I hope you had fun looking!

Graphic 45 Paper:
Happy Haunting: Happy Haunting, Trick or Treat, Pumpkin Time, Hallowe'en Greetings, Midnight Magic, Jolly Jack-O-Lantern, Jeeper's Creeper's, Bewitched, Fright Night
Olde Curiosity Shoppe: Mercurial Masterpiece, Optical Oddities, Genuine Article
The Magic of Oz: The Magic of Oz, Journey to Oz, Poppy Fields, Goblin Gazette, There's No Place Like Home, Wicked
Hallowe'en in Wonderland: You're Late, Jabberwocky, Borders

Graphic 45 Staples: Metal Key, Metal Keyhole
Graphic 45 Stamps: Happy Haunting
Graphic 45 Chipboard Tags: Happy Haunting, Olde Curiosity Shoppe, The Magic of Oz,
Graphic 45 Stickers: Happy Haunting, Olde Curiosity Shoppe

Ink: Clearsnap: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink: Dragonfly Black, Warm Violet, Alabaster; Versamark: Watermark
Embossing powder: Hampton Art Stamps (clear), Cosmic Shimmer (black)
Cardstock: American Crafts
Ribbon, twine, trims: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Die cuts: Spellbinders: Labels Seventeen, Grand Labels Four, Standard Circles Large and Small, Classic Ovals Large; Sizzix: Haunted House; Tim Holtz Alterations: Ornamental, Pocket Envelope, Tag and Bookplates
Border punch: Fiskars
Decorative scissors: Fiskars
Tag punch: Stampin' Up
Chipboard: Bulk (Grafix), House (Cosmo Cricket), Tabbed pages (We R Memory Keepers)
Acrylic: unknown
Journaling spots: Jenni Bowlin, Maya Road
Embellishments: mini brads, shipping tag, binding rings
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape runner; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Aleene's Tacky Glue, Glue Dots adhesive dots, Scor-tape

11 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning. You have done it again. LOVE this album!

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  2. Fabulous, simply fabulous!

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  3. Ooooh! That's awesome!!! Love all the little details!!

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  4. Gorgeous mini album, love your work.

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  5. This is a fabulous project! I love how you combined the different collections. Spectacular details. Love it!

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  6. Saw your album this morning over on G45- AMAZING!

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  7. Love your Halloween mini album. Fantastic!

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  8. Beautiful! Your design sense is just impeccable! BTW...I was "handed down" the Jan/Feb 2010 issue of Stamper's Sampler Take 10 mag...and there you were on page 4 with a fabulous card! It was like seeing a friendly face in the mall or something along those lines. Fun!

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  9. Very nice!. I love this collection!

    Kisses!


    Charo

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  10. Stunning... I love the shape of the house... TFS
    New follower!

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