Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Spooky Halloween Mini Album Card!

I so enjoyed finished my little witch's accessories mini album card for my friend Liz, that I thought I'd make another for my friend, Sandy.  One of Stampin' Up's stamp sets for Halloween that I've always thought were very, very cute was the Spooky Bingo Bits, which retired after the 2011-12 annual catalog.  I made a Halloween inchies card using this stamp set several years ago, but used four different bits.  I really wanted to use it again, and thought an inchies cover would make a cute mini album card.  This time, I thought I would be focused on the little witch and spooky things related to her, so I chose the witch, her black cat, her haunted house, and her friend, Mr. Bat.  I wanted to double mat my inchies to set them off more and to add more color interest.  I used the Spellbinders Inverted Scallop Squares for the mat, which remind me a lot of the postage stamp effect, but more pointy, and maybe more apropos for Halloween???

After I made the decision to do red-orange and black mats for the inchies, I went ahead and put them together because I thought it would make it easier to decide on paper patterns that I thought would coordinate and blend well together.  I went back to my stash of old papers, feeling I should really use some of this stuff that I have had around for three or four years now.  There are so many patterns in the DCWV Halloween/Fall stacks, and I have two: the 2011 and 2012 versions!  I found five patterns that I thought went well together and also worked with my inchies.

Next, I had to decide on embellishments to accents each of the four pages.  It is surprising that even with oodles of Hall0ween embellishments, papers, punches, etc., it's still a challenge to make choices.  I'm pretty happy with my little card-book, and I think my friend, Sandy, will enjoy it as well, letting her know that she is well thought of!

Inchie Front Cover

Middle - Page 2/ Page 3

Back Cover

Recipe:  Papers:  SU Black/ Whisper White cs; Bazzill Navel cs;  DCWV Halloween & Fall (2011/ 2012); Core'dinations - Black Tie Glitter; Making Memories Halloween Journaling Book (houses pinked pocket).  White paper sack: 9" x 4-3/4" (Michaels).  SU stamps:  Spooky Bingo Bits.  Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black.  Copic: 100/Black.  Dies:  Spellbinders - Inversted Scallop Squares #3/#4; Labels 11 (tag); Sizzix - Wingo Dingo Alphabet.  Die-cuts:  K&Company (Spooky); Martha Stewart--Haunted (raven); Creatology foam cat.   Punches:  WRMK Deco Corner Chomper.  Other:  SU - Baker's Twine; Celebrate - 3/8" solid-sheet ribbon; Recollections - charcoal rhinestones.

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