Saturday, October 21, 2017

Halloween mini album - DT project for Paige Evans + Silhouette

Hey there scrappy friends,
I'm back today with a Halloween themed mini album for the Paige Evans + Silhouette DT.
Since we don't do Halloween, but we do buy pumpkins to carve, I thought I could document our first pumpkin patch experience in this mini! I didn't even know there were pumpkin patches here in Germany! We just happened upon one on Facebook no less, so we thought we'd check it out. It was a beautiful sunny Sunday, what else to do anyway?
I wanted to create a pumpkin shaped mini, using pumpkins in all shapes and kinds. Paige has quite a few cut files to choose from, I've picked Pumpkin (ID #222477 -my favourite!), Cat O Lantern (ID #216708) and Pumpkin Trio (ID #222474) for my pages.
I used the awesome new Spellbound collection from Fancy Pants Designs for the whole album. I planned out the pages in the Studio program more or less, then cut them from various patterned papers. For my cover I used the above mentioned Pumpkin cut file (ID #222477), for the title I cropped the Hocus Pocus cut file (ID #220851). I wanted to hang that funny little corpse on the front too - this is the Skeleton cut file (ID #219447).   
I created a pocket on the first page, where I hid the journaling and a couple of tags. For the next page I used one of the pumpkins in the Pumpkin Trio cut file (ID #222474). I added a photo and a couple of ephemera pieces.

Here I combined the pumpkin with another cut file: the Bat Background (ID #221100) and backed it with different patterned papers. I glued together two of the Halloween banner pieces from the Spellbound collection so I have an image on both sides, then punched a hole in it and added it as a decorative element to my mini.
The next page is using the Cat O Lantern cut file (ID #216708), I just used the outline of it, without the cat.

On the back however, I left the cat in there and didn't add a photo so one can see the design. I added some hand stitching to define the cat better. There is an acetate sheet with a cobweb design in the Spellbound collection - I created a shaker element from this. I filled it with a mix of sequins and patterned paper confetti.
The next one is again just a filler page without photo. I adhered the Spider web cut file (ID #216765) to this page plus a couple of pieces from the ephemera pack.

On the back side I added a photo and a couple of tags, labels and die cuts. For the next page I used another pumpkin from the Pumpkin Trio cut file, and I combined this with the Candy Corn Background cut file (ID #222459) - If you don't know how to do this, I have a video on my YouTube channel (Floral Heart) where I do the exact same technique. I backed the candy corns with different patterned papers - I did not want to add yellow to this album, so these are non traditional candy corns now hehe! The owl is from the ephemera pack.
On the other side there's another photo and all three pumpkins from the Pumpkin Trio cut file. Next up another filler page, here I cut the Trick or Treat Yoself cut file (ID #222489) from black card stock and backed it with patterned papers. You can't really tell in the picture but it's teeny tiny and so cute, it fits in my hand! I'm so glad my Cameo could cut it this nice even in such a small size. It isn't always the case!

Picture again on the back, together with some tags, labels and die cuts. On my last page I used the negative pieces I had left over from the Bat Background cut file I used on a previous page, plus a couple of die cut bats and stars from the ephemera pack.
I took apart the mini to show you all the pages, maybe the details are easier to see this way:

That's it! I hope I could inspire you to create a simple mini album like this!
Till next time,