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Halloween in Wonderland Candy Corn Folio

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Candy Corn Folio with Video Tour

Hello, G45’ers!  Quick!  What’s your favorite Halloween candy?  Mine is candy corn…and I think the Mad Hatter from Halloween in Wonderland loves it, too.  How do I know?  Well, just take a look at the expression on his face on the cover of this Halloween in Wonderland Candy Corn Folio.

Halloween in Wonderland Candy Corn Folio Halloween in Wonderland by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 1

This image just tickles me!  Doesn’t it look like the Mad Hatter is running for that box of candy corn on the cover?  Hehehe!

Do you see what the Mad Hatter is holding in his hand?  How cool is that?  He even has candy corn striped socks, for heaven’s sake!

Halloween In Wonderland Candy Corn Folio: Hatching the Plan

I had it in mind to create a Halloween folio with a shaker cover.  But then I was grocery shopping and found the candy corn display.  Instantly, I started thinking of a way to make a folio with a candy corn container on the cover.

I tried all sorts of things, but finally found the plastic packaging from some Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Hinge Clips fit the bill perfectly.  First, i  thoroughly washed and dried the packaging. Then I filled the inner cavity with candy corn, and covered it with the plastic cover.  Then I slid designer paper into the back of the packaging grooves.  Next, I added a fussy cut image from Graphic 45’s Halloween in Wonderland DCE.  The final step was clipping it to the front of my folio with a beribboned binder clip.   To secure it even more, I added removable glue dots to the package backing.  How fun is that?

Halloween in Wonderland Candy Corn Folio: The Details

This is a 7.75″ x 5.75″ folio with a heavy black cardstock base.

It has a 3.4″ spine and a ribbon tie closure.  Designing the base was quick and easy.  It took a better part of a day to build the dimensional cover and the interactive features found within.

Flips, Fold, Pockets and Tags!

You know I  love to add interactive elements to my creations.  The first one I added here was the fold out page/hidden tag pocket on the right.

First, I created the 5.75″ x 5.5″ fold out page.  It actually measures 6.25″ wide, but the 1/2″ flap is glued behind another page, so you don’t see it.  I added a fun shaped edge to the left hand side.  Then, I left one side of the photo mount unattached so I could slip this decorated square Staples Tag behind it.  As a bonus, the rounded edge of the tag makes a great page turner!

Adding a belly band to a photo mount allows you to slide the photo behind it along with any other cute elements.  More is more, right?

The flip side reveals another photo mount/belly band duo with more whimsical images from the collection.

A Double Waterfall Feature

The centerpiece of this Halloween in Wonderland Candy Corn Folio is the double waterfall feature.   Double the fun!  Each page has room for a journaling spot and a 3″ x 3″ photo.

These label elements from the collection make great pockets!  I matted stickers on black cardstock and tucked them in.  Of course, you still have room for photos.  And you can add a line of journaling on each label.

These images are glued so that photos can slip behind.  I matted the large sticker on black cardstock to make it pop off the background paper.  It’s another great journaling spot.

ATC Tags!

The box style pocket on the left holds several ATC tags.  These were quick and easy to make.  I started with a handful of black Graphic 45 Staples ATC Alpha Banners.  The printed background on these means you don’t have to spend time adding patterned paper.  Then, I just fussy cut these images from the cut apart page and glued them down.  Add a wisp of ribbon and BAM!  Almost instant tag.

My thought for these is that they’d be a great spot for photo booth style pictures.  Or, they’d be wonderful place cards at your Halloween Tea.  You could even use them for invitations!

Halloween In Wonderland Candy Corn Folio Video Tour on YouTube

To help you get a feel for the flow of this album, and to show you how all the interactive mechanisms work, I’ve prepared a short (under 10 minute) video tour for you.

I hope this little folio has inspired you to break out your paper pretties and get your craft on. If this is the case, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




Halloween in Wonderland Mini Album with Petaloo Flowers

Hello, Friends!  Halloween is a photographer’s dream come true!  Cute kids in costume, vibrant mums and pumpkins displayed on front steps, neighborhood parties and Halloween mayhem in the workplace make for great photo ops!  Why not collect all those great memories in a pretty G45 Halloween in Wonderland Mini Album adorned with pretty, pretty Petaloo flowers?

halloween-in-wonderland-mini-album-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-1Halloween In Wonderland Mini Album

halloween-in-wonderland-mini-album-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-3Petaloo flowers anchor the corner of this “from scratch” mini album.  I love the way they add texture to the design, but I also love the way they pull the colors out of these cute designer papers.

halloween-in-wonderland-mini-album-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clementproduct-by-graphic-45-photo-6Shades of purple, green, cream and yellow really make the details in this album pop!

halloween-in-wonderland-mini-album-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clementproduct-by-graphic-45-photo-3An upcycled cereal box wrapped in Graphic 45 DIY papers makes a great mini album base.  G45 Staples door plates, metal tags, chipboard and flowers make the album come alive.

halloween-in-wonderland-mini-album-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clementproduct-by-graphic-45-photo-5The inner pages are loaded with fun hidden pockets, pull out tags, fold outs, folios and more.

halloween-in-wonderland-mini-album-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clementproduct-by-graphic-45-photo-9Darjeeling flowers top each G45 Staples Alphabet tag that is used to spell out “spooky” Halloween words.

Halloween in Wonderland YouTube Video tour

This little video tour will show you all the wonderful details in the album.  You’ll find lots of great tips that you can use in making your own albums.  I hope you enjoy!

Thanks so much for joining me here today!  Hope you found some inspiration and ideas for your own paper playtime. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.



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Steampunk Alice Halloween Card with Halloween in Wonderland

Steampunk Alice Halloween Card for Frilly and Funky Vintage Halloween Challenge

Hello, Friends!  What happens when you combine Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland with a little steampunk vibe?  You  get a super fun  Steampunk Alice Card  which is just the ticket for the new challenge over at the Frilly and Funkie Blog.  Zoe is our hostess this round, and the theme is Vintage Halloween.  Here are Zoe’s guidelines for the challenge:

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to get your witches hats on and create a project of your choice in a vintage style with a Halloween theme.

Steampunk Alice!


How fun is this?  The size of this card is huge because I fussy cut the focal image from the 12×12 Deluxe Collector’s Edition.  Standing 8.25″ tall, it has a cutaway front and is loaded with steampunk goodness.

steampunk-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-frilly-and-funkie-product-by-graphic-45-photo-2Petaloo flowers were dressed up with ribbon, paper shavings, chipboard tags and a Tim Holtz Plaquette.

steampunk-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-frilly-and-funkie-product-by-graphic-45-photo-3These wonderful Steampunk Gadgets are from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Aren’t they awesome?  I tapped them with Shaded Lilac and Shabby Shutters Distress Paint then added that fun spider web and skull charm, also from the shop.

steampunk-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-frilly-and-funkie-product-by-graphic-45-photo-4Steampunk Alice is standing in the pumpkin patch along with the Cheshire Cat.  I used my spatter brush and some diluted white acrylic paint to add a little more texture to the composition.

steampunk-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-frilly-and-funkie-product-by-graphic-45-photo-5A Halloween sky was created by adding stenciled stars and a little mica spray. This added lots of depth to the image.

steampunk-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-frilly-and-funkie-product-by-graphic-45-photo-6Pockets of goodness line the inside of the card.  I mean, really, it’s Halloween so you have to have some treats, right?

steampunk-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-frilly-and-funkie-product-by-graphic-45-photo-7Ephemera cards, chocolate, and a tea bag are tucked into a pocket made from a journaling tag. Small photos can be added to the back of each card.

steampunk-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-frilly-and-funkie-product-by-graphic-45-photo-8Photo mounts fill the right hand pocket.  Each one contains opens to reveal room for 2 large photos inside, and one on the back.  Even though this is a card, it could easily serve as Halloween decor and a place to save photos from Halloween parties.

Come Play with Us!

Now it’s YOUR turn!  Create your own vintage Halloween treat and link it up over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog before midnight, November 1st.

The team will choose their top four picks with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!



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Halloween Time Card with Pretty Petaloo Purple Posies

Halloween Time Card with Pretty Purple Petaloo Posies

Hello, Friends!  I have been having soooo much fun playing with my  Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland paper. Halloween is fun when it is whimsical and pretty like this Halloween Time card. Doesn’t it lookl BOO-tiful with Petaloo Purple Darjeeling Rosettes?  Check it out!

halloween-time-card-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-graphic-45-photo-2Purple and green look spook-tacular together!  To dress my rosette up for Halloween, I painted it with a little Stardust Stickles.  And Alice should be right on time with that huge pocket watch in tow!


halloween-time-card-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-graphic-45-photo-1The rosette sits on top of a double layer bow tied with ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club September assortment.

halloween-time-card-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-graphic-45-photo-3Inside the card, I decorated a little ATC Staples tag .  H is for Halloween, right?

halloween-time-card-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-for-really-reasonable-ribbon-product-by-graphic-45-photo-4A second tag was decorated with images from the paper collection.  Gotta love the flamingo croquet mallet!

Thanks for stopping by!



Products used in this post:

Petaloo Darjeeling Garden Rosette x 6 purple
SKU: 1491-104

Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Deluxe Collector’s Edition

G45 Staples ATC Alphabet Banner tag, black

G45 Staples Square Black Tag

Pocket watch and pumpkin charms from my stash

Really Reasonable Ribbon September Ribbon Club Assortment

Spanish moss


G45 Halloween in Wonderland Tea with Alice Table Decor

 Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Tea with Alice Table Decor

Hello, G45’ers!  I have been having soooo much fun with my Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland goodies!  This month, we were asked to create a dimensional project using 2 Staples boxes to go along with the September #TheDarkSidewithG45  Challenge.  (You can check out the details on that HERE.  There are some fabby prizes up for grabs!) I scrounged around in the Closet of Shame until an idea began to form in my brain: Halloween in Wonderland Tea with Alice Table Decor.

halloween-in-wonderland-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-4Here are the basic details.  I built the base from an 8×8 Matchbox Book.  I had to fill in the window with chipboard, and construct two side pieces to close off the box.  Once the box was covered with paper from the collection, I began to build up a dimensional scene using fussy cut images, an altered bottle, two altered 3×5 Staples Matchboxes and a host of Petaloo flowers.


Tips and Tricks for Halloween in Wonderland Tea With Alice Table Decor

halloween-in-wonderland-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-4Let’s talk about the rusty tea table in this little tableau.  Now that was fun to build!  I had a 4″ diameter bottle cap and a couple of salvaged empty thread spools lurking in the Closet of Shame.  These were painted with a light coat of gesso to create a little tooth, then altered them using Prima Rust Paste.

halloween-in-wonderland-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-5What does the Mad Hatter use for a tablecloth?  How about a chipboard spider web painted with Black Soot Distress Ink and Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint? Dinner plates are chipboard buttons from the HIW collection.  I found tiny cutlery in my embellie cart.  Napkins?  Rolled Purple Glitz Ribbon tied with Black Burlap String.  Centerpiece?  Mini pumpkins painted with Clear Rock Candy Crackle Distress Paint!  The cute teacup charms were tapped with Eggplant Alcohol ink.  And do you spy the Steampunk Doily carpet?  How fun is that?

Stand Up and Be Counted

halloween-in-wonderland-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-2To make these fussy cut images stand up, scrap pieces of cardstock were cut to measure about 1″ wide.  They were scored in the center, then one side was glued to the back of the image and the other glued to the box base.  I used the edge of a pencil to gently curve the shape of the images before adding the little hinges.

Drink Me: Altered Bottle

halloween-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-8The Closet of Shame housed this tall skinny Olive Oil Bottle.  It was just the perfect shape and size to serve as Alice’s infamous Drink Me Potion Bottle.  Once again, Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint was put into action to give the bottle a creepy, spiderwebby, magic potion look.  Then I added some borders, Pretty Petaloo Flowers, Ribbon, Clock Hands and the wonderful focal image.  This is why I have a Closet of Shame, people!  What if I had not saved this bottle?  Perish the thought!

The Mad Hatter’s Tea and Cookies

halloween-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-6You can’t have a Halloween in Wonderland Tea with Alice unless you have some tea and cookies, right?  These 3×5 matchboxes were covered with designer paper and fussy cut images from the collection.  I added tea bags to one box and cookies to the other.  The boxes are not glued down so that the tea and cookies can easily be removed.  They flank the altered bottle on either side.

Halloween in Wonderland Tea Pots

halloween-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-7A friend gave me these cute porcelain napkin rings and of course, I put them in the Closet of Shame.  They were dressed up for this tea party with the help of Ranger Alcohol Inks.  (Eggplant and Pesto) Chipboard Spiderwebs, spiders and mini pumpkins fill the center.



Another Drink Me Potion Bottle

halloween-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-10Just like the story goes, there is a second bottle of “Drink Me” potion.  This time, it’s green glitter in a small glass vial.  It looks harmless enough doesn’t it?

Pumpkins and Posies

halloween-tea-with-alice-halloween-in-wonderland-by-kathy-clement-product-by-graphic-45-photo-9This festive cluster of pumpkins and posies adds a pop of color to the composition.  The pumpkin was, you guessed it, painted with Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint.  After the paint dried, I drizzled Pesto Alcohol Ink onto the surface.

Halloween in Wonderland Tea with Alice Video Tour

Sometimes, it’s easier to get the flow of a piece when you see a video. This one is very short (under 3 minutes) but you might catch some details that are missed in the photos.  I hope you enjoy!

So, what do you have lurking in your Closet of Shame?  Why not dig it out and make something fabulous to share it with us at #TheDarkSidewithG45 Challenge?  I can’t wait to see what you make!

Thanks for stopping by!




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