A Mini Halloween!

Happy Friday!  Shellye here with a little Halloween mini to share with you today.  I have to tell you that I absolutely cannot wait until September 1st:  yes, I will have my Halloween decorations out and about.  And since I decorate early for Christmas, I get a good 2 and a half months out of my Fall decorations 🙂  I’m in love with all of the replicated vintage wares such as black cats, owls and jack ‘o lanterns…black cats are at the top of my list though!

You probably know this, but Vintage Street Market has a new assortment of beautiful Halloween-themed papers by Graphic 45, Echo Park and Making Memories.  These papers were the base for the pages of the album that I created:

I cut one of the little card motifs from the Happy Haunting paper and attached it to the front with foam dots.  I then outlined it with Aqua Twirly Twine.  For the embellishments I used the Sky Blue Paper Flowers (glittered in aqua), vintage buttons and a bit of yummy Black Crepe Paper Fringe.  Onto the rings (holding the pages together) I tied on a few different ribbons, Trick or Treat Seam Binding and Aqua Tinsel (which I adore).  And don’t throw out those cute cupcake picks…save them for your paper projects as I did with the handsome bat peeking from beyond the fringe 🙂

Below is a look at the inner pages of the album…I will point out all of the lovely things that you can purchase directly from Vintage Street Market!

I hand-cut the little trick or treaters from one of the vintage Treat Bags offered by VSM and attached it to the paper with a glue pen. I also embellished with Vintage Tickets, a bit of aqua crepe that I cut into fringe, an old playing card and bingo piece all found at Vintage Street Market.

Again, I cut one of the cards from the Happy Haunting paper and used it as a journal spot.  A bit of glittery orange Ric Rac peeks out from under the aqua trim.

I love little alpha stickers…they come in so handy!  Here I’ve used them on both pages, along with another cut-out from the vintage treat sack.  And there’s another cupcake pick (handily applied with a glue dot).

After completing the pages to my albums (most especially those with chipboard bases), I like to trim the edges with twine, in this case Black Twirly Twine.  I have found that the best way to attach the twine to the often thin chipboard edge is to use a Ballpoint-Tip Glue Pen.  With all of that, we have a sweet mini that we can display our 2012 Halloween photos in…I just can’t wait 🙂

Please let me know if you have any questions about this project!
Have a happy weekend


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5 Responses to A Mini Halloween!

  1. Amy baldwin says:

    I love this! I adore how you did with the playing card with the stitching and black cat on top! Super cute project!

  2. Resa says:

    This is so very cute. I love doing minis and this one is great.

  3. Diane Payne says:

    Shellye, this is amazing!

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