Just a couple more Halloween projects to show before the big day arrives. I am really looking forward to it this year because Garrett will actually going out to trick or treat this year. I'm sure we won't make it too far but it's going to be fun. We've already tried on his costume, and he loves wearing it. Speaking of his costume, my Mom makes my kids costumes every year. We picked out the cutest pattern, he is going to be a zebra, and so I thought I would make her a little mini brag book to say thank you and help her to show off her newest grandson and her excellent sewing skills too.
Let me tell you that this was the easiest mini album that I have ever put together. Lori has constructed it so that the spine is flat like a book and the pockets fold and fit inside each other. I had this mini album cut out and assembled in less than 5 minutes. Then I cut out the title and the cute little witch's hat for the front cover. I used the Outline feature in my Silhouette program to cut the shadow behind the title Boo. The base of the book was cut in all black but I wanted to have some color on the flap so I recut the flap and cut the end of it off and just positioned it a little bit past the edge so some of the black base was showing. The patterned paper I used is Doodlebug's Haunted Manor. I love the bright colors of this line and the cute characters. Totally my style!!
The pockets just need a little adhesive. I used Scor Tape for ease and sturdiness and then used three colors of twine from The Twinery to bind the two pages together. The holes for the binding are already cut for you. All you have to do is feed them through from the center and tie a bow on the outside. What you end up with is 4 pockets, 8 sides including fronts and backs. Lots of places for pictures.
Here is a closeup of one of the pages. I used some fun and bright Doodlebug Haunted Manor paper. I also cut out some cute little bats from Lori's shop.
Here you can see how inside the pockets are journaling cards or more spaces for pictures. All of the pieces you need to cut the album are included, even the journaling cards. Here you can also see the way the twine is binding the pocket pages together.
Here is the last pocket of the mini album. I think Garrett's Grandma is going to love this little book. This project was super cute and super easy. Just how I like it.
The mini book is featured on Lori Whitlock's blog and so you'll want to stop by there to see fun Halloween projects.