Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A "Hocus Pocus" Mini

Halloween, hay rides and autumn festivals are quickly approaching! 
 Fashion this easy-to-make mini album using just a few sheets of cardstock
 and pieces from the “Hocus Pocus” Collection from
ECHO PARK PAPER
  You’ll have pockets for keepsakes and plenty of room for photos of your favorite goblins!

 The album pages are staggered with the cover page measuring 6X6
 and the following pages increasing in size by ½” in height 
(page 2= 6.5”H; page 3= 7”H; page 4= 7.5”H). 
 The 12X12 cardstock was cut to the desired height and left 12”, 
scored in the middle and folded in half.


 For the pocket page, a sheet of 12X12 kraft cardstock was cut to 10X12. 
 The paper was placed on a score board and scored lengthwise at 6 inches.  
The paper was turned vertically and scored at 4 inches; this score line was 
folded upward to create the pocket.

 The cover decorations include pieces hand cut from the “Journaling Cards” paper, 
stickers and pom pom trim. 

On the second page, I didn’t want to use a square journal card, so I trimmed out 
the cute potion bottle and added it to the page with foam adhesive.  
I also added a glittery spider from my stash.



To adhere the patterned papers to the base pages, I used the
Xyron 9" Creative Station.  This allows you to have a nice, even coat of 
adhesive and makes putting together the pages very quick!

 Both sides of the pocket pages were decorated with trimmed down journal cards.  
Large tags or photo mats that measure 5.5”X6.25” were tucked into the pockets.

 
Here room was left for journaling on the journal card.

 I had a small portion of the banner sticker left over from the cover page, 
so I used it here as a corner accent along with a bat sticker duo! 

Next is my favorite page!  I used the “Bats Stencil” and a chalk ink to add a little
 extra interest to the green patterned paper.   There were a couple of smudges where I over-inked the corner of a bat, so I conveniently covered them up with enamel dots.


 A band of ribbon is a nice way to add texture and pattern to a busy background.
I ran the ribbon through the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker and then attached to the pages. 
 I glued on a couple of buttons from my stash and a sticker to the center of the ribbon.

 I created tabs using the fancy label die from the “October 31st Die/Stamp Set”. 
 I sandwiched two die-cut pieces together (for each one) and glued them in between
 the folded kraft pages.  Add itty bitty stickers or label them with spooky words if you’d like!
Finally, two holes were punched along the edge (the open side of the base paper) and the pages were held together with 1.5” rings.  My album is all set for some fabulous
 Halloween photos and memories!

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2 comments:

  1. SO fun and what a showcase you made here of this collection - such good ideas too about how to make a mini album!! I think I will be referring back to this so I can make a Halloween mini album!! Thank you for always inspiring me and delighting me!!! Have a wonderful day!!

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