So it's taken me longer than I thought to get this Halloween mini done. I've been so busy with work and sleep, I don't have much time to do anything else...but I thought I would share some of the pages I have done so far. I started with a chipboard album that I purchased from Target for 99 cents. I actually had a couple of these so I used a page from another set to make a total of 6 pages or 10 with a cover and back. Next I painted just the edges with black craft paint. Next I cut 12 pieces of paper the same size...something just over 5 inches and I glued them to each page. I then punched two holes to bind the book on each page. Next I bounded the book with different ribbon. Here's the cover:
This was a piece of scrapbook paper and the letters that say "Boo" were stickers from Target for 99cents.
The pumpkin on this page was actually a chipboard Halloween cut-outs set that I bought from A.C.Moore for only $2. There were 10 all together. Now these cut-outs were plain so I painted them with craft paint then embossed them with clear ultra thick embossing enamel (UTEE). I used this technique thoughout my album. If you would like to learn how to do this check out Marion Smith's A piece of craft dot com channel on youtube for a video demo(she shares this tip and lots others on there...she's great!) The flourishes were stickers bought from Target for only 99 cents!
This one just has a pocket...the card pulls out so I can journal on it or put a picture on it or both!
The moon was from that Halloween chipboard pack that I painted whit and yellow and embossed with clear UTEE. This page has room to put a picture on the pocket and then the tag pulls out which can be used as a photo mat and journal card...
This one again can be used as a photo mat or journal card or both and the letters are chipboard in which I again painted using purple craft paint and embossed with clear UTEE.
So thats all that I have done now...I'll hopefully have the finshed product done soon and then I can fill it with pictures and whatnot :)
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Okay, so I found a picture of the cover of the mini album I made my cousin's baby...LOL....I wish I had all the pictures...I was so proud of my self. The book was made from grunge board, which I painted with some craft paint from Michael's. The book was bound with the Zutter bind-it-all, the name was just from a cutout alphabet thing I've had for years, the flowers were made thanks to Marion Smith and her youtube vid on how to make Tim Holtz's grunge flowers (I printed out the images of the flowers and used it as a template b/c I do not have a sizzix machine) and finally the "Brand new baby" saying was a sticker that I also purchased at Michael's.