Halloween Mini Journal

Rare Oddity Mini Album

As promised, here is another mini album. For this one I used the beautiful Graphic 45 Rare Oddity papers and embellishments. This is cut using Eileen Hull’s passport journal die. The die cuts both the album covers as well as the signature sheets. I used heavy black chipboard which I pre-covered with the G45 papers (thank you Xyron!). That way the die cut cleanly through all layers for a nice finish.

Inside Front with PopUp

Inside Front with PopUp

I used Karen Burniston’s Twist Panel Pop-up die to add a popup space for photos to the front inside panel. Magnets hold the panel secure when closed. Before I started adding embellishments I painted the inside covers black. Then I painted a layer of crackle medium. After that fully dried and crackled, I wiped Deco Art white antiquing creme and buffed the whole thing. Click to enlarge and you can see the front inside cover crackle.

Signature Pages

Signature Pages

Each signature has two double sheets (cut with the EH die) which makes 8 pages per signature. I added pockets and tuck places throughout, some with magnets.

Rear View and Spine

Rear View and Spine

I punched a hole in the back cover and inserted an elastic band closure. I assembled the signatures and covers with waxed linen cording, pulled through to the spine where I attached charms for a finishing touch. Again this was such fun to make! The dies really take the guesswork out and allow for a beautiful finish.

Thanks for visiting! Once again I’m sharing on the Mini Album Makers Challenge Blog!







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7 Responses to Halloween Mini Journal

  1. Autumn says:

    Hi Heather! Wow is this ever cool! You really used these papers beautifully. I love the pop out, how fun! I’m not sure I understand how to use the die to cut the pages, but I don’t have the die so maybe that’s why I can’t imagine it. I’m thinking of the TJ die and can’t think of how I’d use it to cut pages. Anyway, it’s delightful and I adore your creative mind!!! We are so thankful that you shared with us at Mini Album Makers. Hugs, Autumn

    • Heather Maxwell says:

      Thanks Autumn! The die is a Bigz XL and cuts one side of the cover, the spine, and one double page with each pass. 🙂
      ~ Heather

  2. I am totally in love with those G45 papers Heather, they are just so perfect for Halloween! I love that you made your signatures with so many pages – all the more to decorate! The KB pop-up is such a fantastic addition and the crackled front pages are a great touch. I LOVE this!!

    Thanks so much for joining in our October challenge at Mini Album Makers. Anne xx

  3. You really used those papers perfectly. I love the charms on the spine! Thanks for sharing with us at Mini Album Makers Challenge!

  4. Wonderful work!Very beautiful album!
    Thank you so much for playing along at Mini Album Makers.

  5. butterfly says:

    Fabulous work with all those great papers – I love the accordion insert and the decorations on the binding. Very cool! Thanks for playing along with us at Mini Album Makers.
    Alison x

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