Mini Smash Book Fun...

Sunday, September 30, 2012

I spent a few hours tonight creating 2 fun Halloween Themed Mini Smash Books...

This first book will be a prize for the ACEO Challenge Blog, and is not for sale.

Mini Smash Book - 3.5 x 5 inches

2 Cardboard Covers, Spooky / Scary Band on the front, Few ribbons on 2 large book rings, 14 double-sided patterned cardstock pages (3 of which are tabbed), 1 plain cardstock double page with a binder clip, 3 small envelopes with black brads, and 7 watercolor pages. There is also room to add more.

This 2nd book is for sale in my Etsy Shop here.

Mini Smash Book - 3.5 x 5 inches

2 Cardboard Covers, Trick / Treat Band on the front, Few ribbons on 2 larger book rings, 17 double-sided patterned cardstock pages (3 of which are tabbed, 3 of which are pockets, with 3 tags), 9 plain cardstock (1 of which is a double page with a binder clip), 7 small envelopes with black brads, and 7 watercolor pages. There is also room to add more.

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4 New Abstracts...

Thursday, September 27, 2012

I was trying to make some fun Halloween colored ACEO's yesterday, but when naming them today I kept thinking they looked more like fire. The colors are not exact, I took 3 sets of pictures and couldn't get them right.

The Unknown

Distant Fire

A Burning Fire


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Halloween Paper Bag ACEO Album...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Finally, it's finished! I started this 11 days ago... you can see more about it here. Paper is Reflections Signature "Boo Who", and the die cuts are by K & C Company... they are so cute. Plus I used some Recollections sparkly black brads. I bound it with ribbon using the pamphlet stitch.

Artwork below by: Anke Wehner (left) and WatercolorsorElse (right)

Artwork below by: WatercolorsorElse (left) and MagicLoveCrow (right)

Artwork below by: MagicLoveCrow (left) and MagicLoveCrow (right)

Artwork below by: LDphotography (left) and JBguess (right)

Artwork below by: BackroomTreasures (left) and harvestorm (right)

Artwork below by: carterdealejos (left) and artistdiananolan (right)

Artwork below by: readingsully2 (left)

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My Halloween Paper Bag Album so far...

Friday, September 14, 2012

After creating my first paper bag album last week I wanted to try making a Halloween themed album for my ACEO's... I love Halloween, it's my second favorite holiday behind Christmas!

I have a few friends who wanted to make some kind of mini album too and so I issued a challenge on my blog - find it here!

I cut and glued all of the papers in last night... don't ask me what time I went to bed lol You don't want to know! And the back cover is the same black & purple as the front cover, I just forgot to take a picture of it!

I used the pamphlet stitch with orange and green ribbons, and if your going to use ribbons I suggest making big enough holes lol It was mighty hard to work with. I did small tags on the front as I thought that paper would make the perfect pocket!

This last page I messed up on... I was being so careful trying to get the 2 pages matching up... and this one I cut the 2 inches off in the middle by mistake lol Didn't want to waste paper and so I made a pocket out of it, the pocket lines up with the left page... the right page under the pocket doesn't but it will be mostly covered when I make something to go in the pocket!

The paper was a scrapbook paper pad I got at Michaels, $30 and I had a 50% off coupon. Then I bought some brads today, some Halloween embellishments and a stamp that was on sale! Can't wait to finish the book!

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Mini Album Challenge...

Friday, September 7, 2012

I recently created my first paper bag album and want to create a few more. Others have said they'd like to create some kind of album too. I have seen albums made out of paper bags, envelopes, manilla file folders... It can be any size, any type, any theme, using papers, paints, etct! They can be ACEO albums, Art Journals, Mini Photo Albums, anything you want

Just add your link below this post so others can see easily... there are no prizes for this challenge, just have fun.

Some helpful links you may want to check out...

WIP for the album above here and here.

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WIP... Paper Bag Album

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

I spent a few more hours playing with it tonight.

I added buttons to the front cover, a left over ribbon scrap at the spine, and I did the pamphlet stitch on the book which was so easy, I did it twice through to keep it nice and secure and then tied it inside instead of outside. The inside has 9 tabbed pages which I can fit a few more in there... just need the energy to make them.

I am having a lot of fun with this... It is going to be an ACEO album for fall themed ACEO's - lol I have 2 so far so it will work well for the future. I am doing 1 card per page so that it doesn't get too thick, will still fit around 25 ish.

And I am already planning another, which I think might be a fun Halloween ACEO album. And then if I do Halloween I for sure have to do Christmas lmao... my 2 favorite holidays and I have quite a few aceo's to fit the theme I think!

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