Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tuesday (Thursday) Tutorial: Halloween Mini Accordian Album

Sorry the tutorial is late this week. I've had two sick little ones and a Halloween party and well, I'm just tired. (And I have to apologize for the quality of the pics it was late and no natural light left, so please ignore the darkness and shadows.)

And I know Halloween is over and I'm sure you are tired of hearing of Halloween, but I wanted to show you this cute tutorial I found and show you how I turned it into a cute Halloween Mini Accordion Album-BeanBugCrafts style :-)  So now that Halloween is over and you have those adorable pictures of your little ones you will have somewhere to display them and show them off!

I'm not going to re-write the tutorial they did all that work here. So be sure you go there to get the actual directions.

Supplies Needed: 1-12x12 Sheet of paper; paper for matting photos; embellishments that you will want to use: ribbon, paper, stickers, etc; ribbon for tying your album together and of course your cute pics. I used photos approximately the same size as a wallet (slightly smaller),  but you can crop down a 4x6 photo to the desired size.

I used two-sided Halloween pattern paper so I could have my son's pictures on one side and my daughters on the other side. (Heidi Grace Designs "Jeepers Creepers"-which apparently is no longer available because I could not find it online anywhere. I know that I did purchase it at Jo-Anns this year, so you can check there.) The black cardstock is Bazzil cardstock and the Halloween Dimensional stickers are by K&Company "Happy Halloween" & "Spooky Halloween".

Attach the title "Halloween 2011"to a piece of black cardstock then attach to the front cover. I started out using adhesive, but decided I wanted to use 3-D foam adhesive to add dimension. I printed the title  in PhotoShop Elements using the font Cracked (Sorry I can't remember the font size).

Tear your matting cardstock to the desired size. I made my mats slightly bigger than the photos. I just eyeballed it, no exact measurements here.I then attached ribbon to each of the pages using sticky tape, you can use regular adhesive too.

Now attach your photos. I also printed their name and age  n PhotoShop Elements using the font Cracked (and again, I can't remember the font size).

You can add as many embellishments as you want. I decided to leave mine simple this year *gasp* but I need to move on to other projects and I'm just happy to have these pictures "scrapbooked"  I couldn't do it, I had to add embellishments! I couldn't just leave it with just ribbon, I just couldn't!!! :-)

And now the rest of the pages:

I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween. Let me know what you think, I would love to hear from you!

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  2. that turned out so stinking cute! great work!
    thanks for letting us know so we could come visit!



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