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Halloween Mini Album By Liling Payne
October Design Team Project 2020
Hello everyone, here’s my second project for “The Mad Scrapper”. On browsing online at the lovely Paper and cardstock in The Mad Scrapper and trying to think of a theme for this month’s project, I saw the “Carta Bella Halloween Market Collection kit” which includes a sticker sheet and journaling cut out cards. There are also co-ordinating embellishments that you can buy too. I don’t normally do Halloween, but it is becoming increasingly popular in the UK with my grandchildren enjoying dressing up and in the past when my boys were younger they would dress up for school parties so I do have a stack of photos that would be perfect for a Halloween themed Mini album.
Again I took inspiration from Pinterest and You Tube to help me plan this album out.
This is a box style album so it opens out like an “explosion box” and folds up on itself to form the album. I fussy cut the “scary banner” from one of the sheets then embellished the word Scary with Ranger glossy accents (available from The Mad Scrapper) to make it pop.
I also used the embellishments “boo” and the “skeleton” and matted them against a co-ordinating card which I then glued onto the cover.
The locking mechanism is from my own stash but easily available online.
On opening the album cover, it opens out with 2 waterfall sections which will hold 6”x4” photos both in portrait and landscape style. For the purpose of this project and to showcase the gorgeous papers from Carta Bella, I used the 6”x4” cut-out sheet to embellish the top waterfall flap, but if you could just use your own photos. To make use of the space on the right hand flap of the cover, I made a pocket to fit the smaller embellishments that co-ordinate the main papers which you could use as journaling cards.
On opening the middle waterfall flap section which is attached to the top and bottom sides of the box album, I wanted a surprise element so made a Pop and Twist Card which is easier than it looks. I was able to mat the inside pop up part with the cut-out cards that came in the collection kit.
I also decided to use another of the cut-out cards to create a pocket on the back of the album box which can be used to store any extra photos.
This was an easy album to make and only took a few hours to make the black base and cut out all the flaps and pockets. Once my patterned paper arrived, it only took another few hours to decorate and embellish the album.
If you want to try this, the instructions are on a separate word document (please email firstname.lastname@example.org) so check out Themadscrapper.co.uk as they have a wonderful selection of scrapbooking papers and anything you might need to start paper crafting.
Happy Crafting and have fun!