Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial
Frilly and Funkie Saturday Showcase
Hello, Friends! Happy Saturday! I’m up on the Frilly and Funkie Blog for this week’s Saturday Showcase post. I’ve created a spook-tacular Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Mixed Media Cards Tutorial for you there.
Did you know that Halloween in Wonderland is Graphic 45’s number one best selling collection? Because of it’s popularity, Graphic 45 is releasing the Deluxe Collector’s Edition for a 2nd time! In fact, as I write this post, Halloween in Wonderland is at the printers. You can pre-order Halloween in Wonderland at The Funkie Junkie Boutique at a tidy little discount right now. How exciting is that?
You’ll find an easy to follow SnapGuide Tutorial for these mixed media backgrounds on these cards over on the Frilly and Funkie Blog today, so I hope you will pop on by and say hello.
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.
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.
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.
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
Petaloo 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.
Shades of purple, green, cream and yellow really make the details in this album pop!
An 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.
The inner pages are loaded with fun hidden pockets, pull out tags, fold outs, folios and more.
Darjeeling 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.
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.
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.
Petaloo flowers were dressed up with ribbon, paper shavings, chipboard tags and a Tim Holtz Plaquette.
These 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 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.
A Halloween sky was created by adding stenciled stars and a little mica spray. This added lots of depth to the image.
Pockets of goodness line the inside of the card. I mean, really, it’s Halloween so you have to have some treats, right?
Ephemera 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.
Photo 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.
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.
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!
Purple 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!
The rosette sits on top of a double layer bow tied with ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon Club September assortment.
Inside the card, I decorated a little ATC Staples tag . H is for Halloween, right?
A 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
Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Deluxe Collector’s Edition