Back again with another Halloween project. Are you excited about Halloween already?
Today Mary Jo is sharing a Halloween Mini with us.
Mary Jo says:
Halloween is a favorite holiday in our home! We celebrate big every year with some fun and familiar traditions. I wanted to capture some of the memories from Halloween last year. A mini album seemed the perfect format to do this since I could include several photos and journaling inside giving me more space than a traditional layout.
As you look through my album though, you may notice one goof. As I was punching the holes for my rings to bind the book, I realized I had punched holes on the wrong side for several pages. Instead of stressing and starting over, I decided to just go with the flow. This album is going in a basket of minis that I keep in our living room, so it will be handled a lot. And I am pretty sure my intended audience will not care one bit about a few extra holes. But just make sure that you line up your pages so they are facing the correct way whenever you go to punch holes for a mini!
What You Will Need:
Leftover cardboard or chipboard for album covers
Rings for Binding
When I was looking at a pack of 100 4×6 plain project life cards by Becky Higgins, I knew that there were a ton more than I probably needed! Then the thickness of the cards made me think of the pages of a mini album. So I decided to use some of the cards to create pages for my Halloween mini.
I also noticed the cards were the exact same size as my photos, and I love the look of using a photo as the entire page. So I glued each photo to one of the Project Life cards. I knew at this point that I was going to follow a pattern of an embellished page with journaling next to a photo page.
I then took a piece of cardboard that I had kept on hand from a scrapbook package I had received in the mail. The cardboard had been used to back some patterned paper so it wouldn’t get bent during shipment. I cut it the down to the same size as my photos for my front and back covers. From then on my process was pretty simple.
I decorated my cover with patterned paper, chipboard and stickers.
Each page follows a similar theme – patterned paper, borders, a journal spot, and some embellishments. I decided to use chalkboard stickers by American Crafts because they worked really well with my white pen.
And here are the rest of the pages from my album.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my little mini album today. And that it gets you in the mood for some Halloween scrap time!
Crafting Ireland Team