Thursday, October 22, 2015

Halloween Scrapbook Album

What a surprise for you today! I bet you didn't know I could scrapbook! LOL! I volunteered to make a mini Halloween album for my Twinery post today. After I was a few pages in I started to wonder what I got myself into. This was time consuming - each page a mini work of art - but now that it's finished I'm glad I took the time.

I have lots of pictures so grab a cuppa and let me take you on a trip. All my photos were taken by the parents of my daughter's best friend. They were kind enough to take her to one of their favorite places this time of year. I knew I had to document this so they could remember all the fun they had!

I love this pumpkin shaped album from Top Dog Dies.  It comes with a "finishers" die set that includes variations on the Jack O Lantern Face and other accessories. I used the Leaves Die set for my pumpkin - the solid honeydew Twinery Twine makes lovely tendrils for the pumpkin leaves.

This was a simple album to make. I started with scraps of cardboard - you know those pieces you can't part with - like from the back of a stack pads. Using a glue stick I adhered pattern paper to the front and back of the cardboard. Next I die cut the pumpkin album shape, and then punched holes for the jump rings. I inked up all the edges of all the pages to cover the cardboard edges and soften it up.
All the dies on my project are from Top Dog Dies. I like starting an album with the details of the trip - this is a good place for a ticket stub or a journaling card - who what where when why. I attached a little tag wrapped with Mandarin Twine. The button was easy to thread on the twine - just move it along until you like where it's placed. I think it looks like shiny candy! I also threaded the tag with several strands of Lilac Twine to make it extra foofy.

I added a little banner to this page with Charcoal Twine. Instead of leaving the ends loose I decided to attach one end to a spider with googly eyes!   The scallop border is from Borders #2 die set, and the spider?  From spiders of course!  It comes with several of the little guys with a spider web.

I added a few photos I grabbed from the farm web site to add to the album. This helps set the scene when they look back at this album.

For this page I added a few bitty spiders hanging from Charcoal Twinery Twine.  The spiders are from the Witch die set and the web from the Spiders set I mentioned. 

I punched a few holes along the outside edge of the album and threaded some colorful twine through the holes - Marigold, Mandarin and Charcoal. 
Because the holes are through the entire page you can see the pretty twine on the front and back of the page. 

This is the spinning honeypot ride! Looks like fun right?   I added some die cut Ghosts.
For the moon over my haunted house I glued Marigold twine in a circular shape. The center of the circle was misshaped - not a perfect circle so I topped it with a die cut bat.

I don't see any mistakes do you? LOL! I was originally going to put a little button in the center, but I think the bat looks great!
I punched two holes in this page so I could make a little border of Mandarin Twine to tuck my photo in.

This simple twine tied bow button makes another great embellishment for tucking into a corner to mount your photo.
Because the holes were cut through the entire page I can decorate both sides of the page. Instead of mounting photos on this side I used the twine to string a row of skulls. I left the page blank so my daughter could add a little journaling and write down her favorite memories of the day.

I threaded one piece of twine from the front side of the page and tied a bow, and I threaded a second piece of twine through the back to tie in a bow. I made sure to run the second piece (from the front) through all the eye holes so the skulls would lay flat.
I added another cute button twine bow to the end of the sentiment tag on this page. I tucked a few die cut leaves underneath.
I wrapped Mandarin twine around my fingers to form a circle and then adhered them to the page to make this loopy embellishment. A few die cut pumpkins and a star stick pin make this magical!  The pumpkins look great in white or orange! 

Another blank page for journaling.  The cute kitty is from the Top Dog Die Pocket Page Halloween die set.

End of the road for this book... getting mooned by a scarecrow!  How silly!

I hope you enjoyed this fun book and that you got some ideas for how to add Twinery Twine to your layouts to make them extra special!

Supplies Used:
Twinery Twine:  Solid Honeydew, Charcoal, Lilac, Marigold, Cappuccino, Mandarin
Dies: Top Dog Dies Circle, Windmill, Grass, Pocket Page Banner, Ghosts Pumpkin Album, Pumpkin Album Finishers, Pumpkin, Borders #2, Dotted Borders, Leaves, Pocket Page Fall, Pocket Page Halloween, Spiders, Madison Doily, Rainbow
Stamps: Paper Smooches Headlines, Captured Moments, Uplifters
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey Persimmon, Basics 
Star Pin Maya Road, Wood Veneer Stars Studio Calico


Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh Jeanne this is amazing! I can see that is was a lot of work but in the end so worth it! Your daughter looks just like you ,beautiful! Both girls are so pretty . I love all the little details and the way you used the twine some tied on the side. Just Wow! said...

OMG, Jeanne, this is fantastic!!! Lots of work, yikes!!! Love it!

Olga Direktorenko said...

Jeanne this album is adorable! Love all the pumpkins and the pictures are great too!

pam said...

OMW this is amazing Jeanne, as you say a lot of work! but so worth all your time, made some memory books myself a few years ago, so I know how long they take..
Perfect keepsake.
Pam x

Tracey McNeely said...

Wow there is obviously a lot of work put in to this album Jeanne, you must have spent hours on this. Love love love!!

richardbreaks said...

Hey, I see lots of papers from your kit! This is just wonderful. Great job.

Lisa Elton said...

So many fun details packed into an adorable little memory book!! Super cute Jeanne!!

cm said...

Well, that's it! You have officially rendered me SPEECHLESS (a rare feat, indeed *grin*) with this album! I adore mini albums (need to find time/products to create more) and this work of art you've created...oh my! LOVE, LOVE and LOVE! No words to express how this dazzles and delights...and if it's okay with you, I'm going to come back really soon, and linger over every photo you've many marvelous details. WOW!

Sharron said...

Wow, what an adorable memory book! Love the creative way you used all those die cuts and wonderful pictures! Bet the girls were thrilled when they saw it. I can see you put a lot of time and also love in your design.