By: Sesil Cratin
Halloween is my favorite time of the year. I loved playing with the Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Collection for this mini album. I altered the 8x8 Easel Album to create a standard album. I love all the interactive pages I created for this mini. It is so much fun working with this collection. This is what I created.
When I altered the album I knew that the album would have a hard time staying closed. So I cut the bottom of the easel and added ribbon to help keep the album closed.
To create the album I did paint the entire album black to make the paper collection pop.
For the cover I fussy cut 3 of the same picture and different parts to layer them together to create my own 3D embellishment. This is a great way to get more for your buck by creating your own paper embellishments.
For the first two pages I wanted to leave room for pictures and journaling. On the right hand page the long strip opens up and allows me to have more room to journal. I used glossy accents throughout the album to give some of the pictures that dimensional look.
These are some pages that I created as flaps. Giving more room for pictures and journaling. I simply cut the page in half and added it to the previous page with washi tape. I did cut off the holes for the binding on the cut pages so they would give the illusion that the pages were made like that for the album. I loved making the flaps and perfect for the little details.
I love making my own pockets and tags. Here I used the hills as a pocket for the tags. It was an easy way to give more depth to the page.
On theses pages I wanted to keep one of the pages more simple. So I just added the pennants on the corner of the page. On the other side I created a band to hold the tag on the page. This is another great alternative for pockets. It allows you to add more memorabilia or journaling.
Here I have more pocket pages and flap pages. I just love using ribbon and border stickers. Such a fun and easy way to jazz up the pages.
A detail shot of the right page with the flaps.
Then my final pages.
I had so much fun creating this mini. Please feel free to ask me any questions on how I created this mini. More sure to shop at The Hen's Den for all your scrapbooking needs. They are the best!! Thank you for letting me share my creations with you.