Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Happy Haunting Altered Box and Mini

Are you ready for a big project?! On their blog today, Graphic 45 is sharing the altered box and mini album that I created for Summer CHA. I was assigned to use the new Happy Haunting Collection for my project. I had fun creating a whimsical box and matching mini album.

This is the box front. I used the 5x8 Kraftboard Altered Art Box and decorated it with a spooky chipboard house.

I added a little bookplate to the spine to mimic an old book.

Here is a view of the back and the other side, where I used a NEW Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Key Hole.

I die cut a fence and a ghost to decorate the front of the box, and I fussy cut some of the images from the papers.

The cute little witch is sitting on the fence. I used one of the smaller Metal Tags for a door, and created a knob from a Metal Brad.

This is a look at the inside flap of the box.

And the box opened completely.

I used a Kraft Envelope Mini Album to create a little mini that fits inside the box.

I decorated the flap with paper, then created a closure with a Metal Button and one of the NEW Antique Metal Door Pulls.

The Happy Haunting stickers are fun to use to create a title.

I covered each page of the mini with papers and other embellishments. Each envelope can hold journaling, photos, or other treasures.

This is the front cover with the flap opened. I added the year to the edge. I used 2013 since I know I won't get around to adding photos to this mini in 2012!

Page 1: I love the blues and purples in this collection.

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The lovely ribbons I used are all from May Arts. You can purchase May Arts ribbons at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my fun and whimsical Halloween project!

Graphic 45 Papers: Happy Haunting
Happy Haunting
Trick or Treat
Pumpkin Time
Hallowe'en Greetings
Midnight Magic
Main in the Moon
Jolly Jack-O-Lantern
Jeeper's Creeper's

Graphic 45 Staples:
Stickers: Happy Haunting Cardstock Stickers, ABC Stickers
Chipboard: Happy Haunting Tags 1, Tags 2
Metal: Tag, Brad, Drawer Pull, Button, Keyhole
Kraft Envelope Album
5x8 Kraftboard Altered Art Box

May Arts ribbon and twine
Sizzix ghost die cut
Taylored Expressions fence die cut
Spellbinders Standard Circles Small die cut
Cosmo Cricket chipboard house
Ranger Distress Picket Fence pen
Adhesive: Glossy Accents, Glue Dots, foam squares, tape runner, Beacon Fabri-tac, while glue
Other: vellum, bookplate, eyelet


  1. Beautiful projects. Thank you
    for sharing them.

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  3. AMAZING work as always, Gloria! LOVE the Moon peeking through the house window and great use of the new metal door pulls! ❤

  4. This a great project Gloria! So cute to display at Halloween.

  5. Beautiful work, Gloria! I love the blue starry paper you chose for the box...gives it a real dreamy quality. And that chubby cheeked moon gets me every time!

  6. Wow, Gloria!!! Makes me want to get my cinch out and make a mini album! I haven't done that in quite a while!