Friday, September 2, 2016

Interactive Halloween Book

So Halloween is approaching and I loved all the various papers I've seen on line from Graphic 45, Tim Holtz, etc.  I want to use them all!  But I don't scrapbook so the next best thing for me is a Mini Album.  I had been gathering sheets for about 2 months now.  Locating them at local craft stores and my favorite Mom and Pop stamp store in Door County.  As well as eBay, Amazon, and  And Here's what I came up with.

The front just has small decorations of a banner, homemade flowers from grocery bags, a tea stained doily.  A bottle cap attached to the side of the book with a clip from old shower curtain rings has various yarns and charms added to it for texture.  Inside left orange page has a seed packet pocket with a tag inside that you can turn over and attach a photo. The next page (the striped one) has a 3 flip waterfall and photos can be add to that as well.  What can't be seen is a triangle double pocket with 2 more tags to put photos on.  The next orange page has a coffin on an angle which opens up to hide another photo or 2.  Last but not least the far right page has 2 photo mats.  My granddaughter just loves this book!  In fact since she wouldn't leave it alone (and I needed it for a display for ladies night)  We had a sleepover and she made her own.

And she did a great job!  Instead of photos though she opted to use stickers on the blank mats.
Since I was getting together with the ladies I made all their book bases and a bunch of embellishments and templates.  So I decided to add the project sheets to this post.

1 sheet heavy 110# black card stock  8.5 X 11   scored at:    3.5,   4,   9,   9.5
1 sheet heavy 110# black card stock 8.5 x 6   scored at:     3 and 3.5 with 6"side at top of scoreboard
Attach the 9.5 side of previous paper to the 3" side of second paper
Total size of glued book is 8.5"  x 15  5/8"
3 pieces Orange card stock cut 3.5" x 4"  score at 3.5"
Seed Packet pocket
1 piece lime green card stock  6 x 5  scored at 1.75 and 4.25 with  6"side at top.
Turn so 5" side is top and score at 1" and 4.5"
Remove all 4 corner pieces and round the flaps.  Fold and glue
Other inside pieces
Template for tomb stones, witch hat, triangle pocket and small photo mats.

Well have fun and I'll answer any questions if you have any.


1 comment: