Halloween Mini Album – Mary Jo Rhoda

Hi everybody,

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

Patterned Paper


Stamp Ink

Journal Spots


Hole Punch

Rings for Binding


Step 1

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.



Step 2

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.


Step 3

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!

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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4 thoughts on “Halloween Mini Album – Mary Jo Rhoda

  1. Adorable mini, love that since the book is 4×6, the photos really stand out!

  2. Love love love love this!! Great colors and loving the photos!!!!

  3. What a great mini!! Love how you used the project life cards and the way you set up the album! Super fun photos, too! 🙂 Evie

  4. I love this mini! What a great way to use the Project Life cards. I really like the pattern of papers then photos – it looks wonderful!

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