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Spellbook Mini Album

Hey everyone, it’s Elsie here! And today I’ve made a Halloween mini album using the spooktacular Spellcast collection! This collection was released last year, but if you haven’t got it in your stash or can’t find it in stores, the full collection is available here in the awesome AC Digitals Store!


elsie_oct19_spellbook_minialbum_11The album is a 4″x6″ size which I constructed using some chipboard and covered with patterned paper. And to create the spine of the album I used a simple accordian fold to attach all of my pages to.

I especially love the co-ordinating thickers from this collection. The font is so magical-looking and makes such a statement that I didn’t need to decorate the cover with anything more than some patterned paper and the thickers!

elsie_oct19_spellbook_minialbum_5Originally I intended for this mini album to be filled with some Halloween recipes, hence why I called this album my ‘Spellbook’! But because there are so many places you can add journaling and photos within the album, it would also make a really cool October Daily/Halloween memories album! This kind of mini album style is versatile enough for whatever you want it to be!

elsie_oct19_spellbook_minialbum_6This album is very interactive. Each page is around a 4″x6″ size, which doesn’t leave a lot of space for photos/journalling. So within each page there is a way in which I maximise space by using tip-ins, flip pages, envelopes, pockets etc…

In the photo above I have created a flip page on the left hand side, and used a paper-clip to adhere a couple of scraps which I can add journalling/photos to later.

elsie_oct19_spellbook_minialbum_3The pages above are some of my favourites in this album. I love the combination of the marble and navy crystal pattern patterned paper, so I used a 4″x12″ strip of the paper and created folds 3″ from the edges to create a page which opened from the centre.

This kind of fold, along with the marble pattern, reminded me of a door, so I cut a lock from some black cardstock and adhered it to one of the folds. To hold the “doors” in place I used a small piece of velcro.

elsie_oct19_spellbook_minialbum_8A lot of the pages also double up as pockets, which I simply created by taping three sides of the pages together. So simple! And it is the perfect place to add any photos or miscellaneous bits of ephemera that might not match with the style of the album!

elsie_oct19_spellbook_minialbum_7And of course I couldn’t resist adding a shaker pocket somewhere in this album! I created this using a bit of plastic packaging and filling with some sequins from the Auburn Lane collection. I also cut a spooky graveyard border using my Silhouette Cameo.

elsie_oct19_spellbook_minialbum_2Using washi tape is such an easy and pretty way you can create some fold out pages, like I did in the photos above. I used some 3×4 journalling cards and attached them together with some of the washi in the Spellcast sticker book.

elsie_oct19_spellbook_minialbum_9An envelope is also a super useful thing to add to any mini album. My WRMK envelope punch board gets so much use and creates the most perfect envelopes. I filled mine with some journalling cards and used another velcro dot to hold the flap closed.

elsie_oct19_spellbook_minialbum_4As you can see in the photo above, I used some copy paper to create my own DIY notepad. I used a patterned paper cover and then used a zig-zag stitch to bind all of the pages together. This was so simple to do and is so useful because it creates so much more space to add photos and journalling.

elsie_oct19_spellbook_minialbum_1I created another pocket in the page above, but this time I cut a window in the middle of the page and adhered some acetate to seal the pocket. So when the tag slides out, the ‘boo!’ sentiment is revealed!

elsie_oct19_spellbook_minialbum_10 (1)For my last page, I had a few left over scraps of fussy-cut elements that I hadn’t managed to use in the rest of the album, so I glued them all together and then adhered them on three sides to create a pocket, which I slid a couple of tags into!

elsie_oct19_spellbook_minialbum_12And finally I created a charm using a key which I cut with my Cameo, a chipboard crystal and a small tassel from my stash to decorate the spine of my album!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’re inspired to create your own Spellbook this Halloween!
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One Response to "Spellbook Mini Album"

  • Nicole
    October 19, 2018 - 1:00 pm

    I love all the detail you packed into this simple design. I feel so inspired to make my own 4 x 6. I absolutely love making mini scrapbook albums. Love this. Thanks for sharing.