Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Haunting's mini book By Guest Designer: Sesil Cratin

Happy Hauntings
By: Sesil Cratin

Halloween is my favorite time of the year.  I loved playing with the Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Collection for this mini album. I altered the 8x8 Easel Album to create a standard album.  I love all the interactive pages I created for this mini.  It is so much fun working with this collection.  This is what I created.

When I altered the album I knew that the album would have a hard time staying closed.  So I cut the bottom of the easel and added ribbon to help keep the album closed.

To create the album I did paint the entire album black to make the paper collection pop.

For the cover I fussy cut 3 of the same picture and different parts to layer them together to create my own 3D embellishment.  This is a great way to get more for your buck by creating your own paper embellishments.

For the first two pages I wanted to leave room for pictures and journaling. On the right hand page the long strip opens up and allows me to have more room to journal.  I used glossy accents throughout the album to give some of the pictures that dimensional look.

These are some pages that I created as flaps.  Giving more room for pictures and journaling.  I simply cut the page in half and added it to the previous page with washi tape. I did cut off the holes for the binding on the cut pages so they would give the illusion that the pages were made like that for the album.   I loved making the flaps and perfect for the little details.

I love making my own pockets and tags.  Here I used the  hills as a pocket for the tags.  It was an easy way to give more depth to the page.
On theses pages I wanted to keep one of the pages more simple. So I just added the pennants on the corner of the page.  On the other side I created a  band to hold the tag on the page.  This is another great alternative for pockets.  It allows you to add more memorabilia or journaling.

Here I have more pocket pages and flap  pages.  I just love using ribbon and border stickers.  Such a fun and easy way to jazz up the pages.

A detail shot of the right page with the flaps.

Then my final pages.  
I had so much fun creating this mini.  Please feel free to ask me any questions on how I created this mini.  More sure to shop at The Hen's Den for all your scrapbooking needs.  They are the best!!  Thank you for letting me share my creations with you.


  1. Sesil's book is so charming and "haunting"! Love her creativity here and on the Teresa Collins DT!

  2. Wow Sesil, this is so amazing! I love how you altered the easel to create a mini book! Way to Rock this project!! You are AWESOME!!

  3. GORGEOUS Sesil! So many lovely details to ooo and aaaahhhh over! :)

  4. Beautiful book! Love all the flaps, pockets, and tags!

  5. Oh wow! Perfect for Halloween!

  6. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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