Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Projects

I [heart] Halloween so much. This year I have been far too busy to really get into the holiday spirit as much as I would have liked. But I have managed to complete a couple of Halloween-themed craft projects for the store...sort of...they are mostly for me, but I wanted to share them with our customers so they could see the versatility of my favourite Halloween line...this year!

Featuring...Nightfall by American Crafts!

A 12x12 layout you say!?!? I know...I never do these. But I really wanted to play with the new Chalkboard paper, and it doesn't really work for my usual 8.5 x 11 layouts. I fussy cut a bunch of clouds and ghosts, and "popped" some of them up for a little extra dimension...extra to those fabulous paper "flowers"!

The banner is made out of my *new Celebrate Boy printable (available in the TM Online Store), and some extra bits of pattern paper. I love how the twine strung along the top ties it all together...and the bling in the flower is the perfect sparkly addition!

For the layout supply list, check out the TM Blog.
Next up, is a little mini I made for some old Halloween photos and memories. The backbone of the album is four envelopes I folded and stitched together (with my sewing machine). This is my go-to mini album binding technique!
 Have a look inside...

It's really really basic, but I wanted to keep it simple and quick, with lots of space to write and add small photos later. I used a lot of the "leftovers" from the layout, with some random bits and bobs thrown in for good measure.

Mini Album: Full Supply List
American Crafts Nightfall Paper: Fall Fun, Fall Foliage, Midnight Moon, Night Crawler
Chalkboard Paper: Night Sky
Letters: American Crafts Thickers, My Mind's Eye (brown circles), My Little Shoebox (turquoise)
Authentique Splendid Diction stickers, Studio Calico star rub-ons

That is all peeps. For those of you making your way over from the TM Blog...Welcome! and Hello!! I hope you enjoyed the're welcome back anytime!


  1. Awesome layout!! I love the papers and shimmer!! And your mini album is too dang cute!! I love the idea of using envelopes!! I could see this as a great way to recycle old envelopes from bills!! LOL

  2. This is such a sweet album! And thanks for the links to the products-I know how much work that is to do-it's appreciated!


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