Now that Halloween has passed what better way to keep the memories by making a quick and easy little mini album. A keepsake for you or a gift to a friend or family member. I realize that many and in fact most of you are digital with your pictures and yes I agree it’s an easy way to keep your pictures organized, but if you can’t display them and show them off then what’s the point? Pictures are a makeup of your family and friends otherwise known as heirlooms to those who end up with them after you.
Your pictures and the albums you put together are the best way to keep and honor the people in your life for all to see. These Halloween mini’s I made is a way for me to put a few of the pictures I took this Halloween and display them during Halloween as the years go by.
Below I have attached a few pages of three different mini albums I made.
In this first mini I used Graphic 45 “Wizard of Oz” collection….
The first page I fussy cut the images and then using a stencil brush I brush swept Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Scattered Straw, and Spiced Marmalade” over Cardstock color Very Vanilla from Stampin’ Up and then added a ribbon.
On this page I did the same effect on the lion staying more with the yellow of Scattered Straw. On the page with the scarecrow I used Distress Stickles to give the blue a little vintage style glitter that also gave a little shaded shadowing.
On this page I used “Vintage Photo” to dirty it up a little as I did throughout. I also used “Fired Brick” Distress Stickles to pop the hearts a little. With the second page I used a little Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels giving it a little shimmer and then added a button for a little dimension.
The second book I made I used Authentique “Enchanted” and the technique is the same as the first book in which I used Distressed Inks and a stencil brush. I then added WOW Embossing Glitter to the edges stamped a Halloween image using a Stampin’ Up stamp and added a ribbon.
On the second page I used a glue pen to trace out the spider web and then added the embossing glitter …. I also dirtied the edges with Distress Ink “Black Soot.” On the orange page I cut some images and popped them up and added a ribbon
This is the inside of the orange page in which I made a pocket and added some tags.
The third book I used Oct. 31 “Magic” I dirtied the edges cut a frame and popped it.
I hope you can see that my goal here was not to make a huge elaborate ornate book, but it was my goal to make sure that I made something nice that laid flat and displayed some of my pictures holding some great memories.
I hope this inspired you to put together a future heirloom which holds your treasured memories.
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