Hi crafty friends! Amber Mitchell here on the Simple Stories blog today to share with you this fun, easel style mini album I created using the Spooky Nights collection.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays; I love the spooky atmosphere, the costumes, the scary movies, and of course, the candy! And even though October is still a few months away, this collection has me planning and mapping out all of my festive activities.
This mini album is full of pages created from cut-aparts, tags and the like that are held together on an easel base which acts as the cutest display piece!
To create the base of this album, I took two pieces of chipboard that measured 3.5 by 5.5 inches. I wrapped these using the “Creep It Real” patterned paper from the 12 x 12 Collection Kit. I love the pop of that orange polka dot pattern!
What’s great about this album is that it can stand up on its own without the added base piece. However, if like me, you opt to add one in for extra support, it can be made from paper or a different material such as vellum or acetate.
I decided to use acetate for this particular album; I cut a piece that measured 3.25 x 4 inches and scored on the 4-inch side at 1 and 3 inches. I adhered these tabs to the inside ends of my wrapped chipboard pieces so that acetate was in the center of them. Then, to cover up the seam, I lined the inside of my chipboard pieces using the “Candy Inspector” patterned paper.
I used my We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile to punch 3 corresponding holes into the tops of both chipboard pieces. For a cleaner look, I added orange eyelets to these holes and then added binder rings to hold the base in place. This is what creates that fun easel look!
As mentioned previously, I created the pages for this album using cut-aparts and tags. One of my favorite things about Simple Stories collections is that there are plenty of fun elements to choose from, in all different shapes and sizes! I used a mix of 3 x 4 elements, journal elements, and tags from the 12 x 12 Collection Kit for my pages.
For some added texture, I machine stitched with white thread along the edges of all of these pieces. To the backs of some of them, I added photo mats that I created using white cardstock.
To embellish this project, I used a handful of all of the bits from this spook-tacular collection! For some larger statement pieces, I used the Foam and Chipboard Stickers, and for the smaller, finer details I used the Enamel Dots, Decorative Brads and Puffy Stickers. And of course, layered amongst all of these pieces were a bunch of fun die cuts from the Bits and Pieces pack.
For that last bit of fun, I created a dangle using some charms and beads from my stash. A few added paper tassels and this album is ready for all types of spooky and fun memories!
Thanks so much for stopping by my post today! I’ll see you next time with another fun project!