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!
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!
Originally 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!
This 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.
The 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.
A 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!
And 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.
Using 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.
An 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.
As 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.
I 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!
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!