Friday, August 23, 2019

All Treats, No Tricks!


Hi everyone! You can't really have Halloween without a treat bag and this one holds one of my favorite things- a mini album!  And this one is loaded with lots of spaces for your holiday photos and mementos!


The new Simple Stories Happy Haunting paper collection is so cute it's scary! The patterns are a playful mix of stripes, plaids, chevrons and polka dots with some pretty flowers thrown in and the images are charming and quirky. I adored it all so much I made a seriously multi-paged album to show it all off!


I wanted to highlight the journaling cards of the collection so I began by cutting page bases from heavy black card stock a quarter inch larger than the cards, That way I could layer the 2x2, 3x4, 4x4 and 4x6 journal cards right on top. I also cut the same sizes from the patterned papers to use as backgrounds as well.


There are also interactive pages, pockets and flaps too so I would have even more spaces to decorate with all of the adorable embellishments of the collection. There are bats, stars, spiders, ghosts and more in chipboard, stickers and bits & pieces. 



All in all there are 20 plus pages ready for all of those Halloween memories! Once all of the pages were colorfully and copiously embellished, I punched a hole in one corner of each and secured them all together with a metal ring that is also decorated with ribbons in the colors of the collection!


Not wanting to stop using this super fun collection, I decided to give it it's own treat bag as a holder! Using the same heavy black card stock as a base, I made the bag 5.5" square and 2.5" wide. The front is spookily decorated with haunted houses, tombstones, bats and even a cute little spider! I topped off the bag with ribbon wrapped wire handle so it could take the weight of this extra large mini.


I have a walk-through video of this adorable mini album at my YouTube channel so you can see all of its wonderful details, pockets and flaps! Be sure to check it out to get some of your own Halloween crafting inspiration! You can also see the video below!





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