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


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

  2. Fabulous, simply fabulous!

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

  4. Gorgeous mini album, love your work.

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

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

  7. Love your Halloween mini album. Fantastic!

  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!

  9. Very nice!. I love this collection!



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