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.
I have a boo-tiful project to share with you today. Graphic 45’s Halloween in Wonderland was such fun to use in this Trick or Treat Tag Album, and a perfect color match for these fabby ribbons.
The album base was formed by joining two Staples Kraft Square tag albums together with washi tape. Then I built a little box for the front and stuffed it full of ribbony ATC Alphabet Banner Tags.
Oh, and I tucked a little chocolate in there, too….cuz it’s a Trick or Treat tag album. No tricks here, just treats and cute little tags topped with painted silver Halloween charms.
Apple Green Plaid Ribbon was wrapped around the middle of the covers, then tied through the grommet holes. It looks fantastic with all the purples in this collection.
Wanna take a peek inside? I thought so!
Trick or Treat Tag Album: Take a Peek Inside!
Each page in the album measures about 4.25″ square. A belly band on each page holds a decorated ATC Alphabet Banner Tag. The tags portray all the guests at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Flip sides have a small photo mount for journaling or cutie patootie Halloween costume pics.
This might be my favorite Ribbon Club assortment so far this year. It just feels like a party is about to happen!
Now hop on over to Deborah’slovely blog and see what she’s cooked up for you!
Hello, Friends! I’m tickled pink to be back as Guest Designer for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. Sometimes, my pack rat tendencies are a good thing…as you will see in today’s project. I think this Halloween in Wonderland Altered Altoids Tin is stinkin’ cute!
Honestly, every time I look at this little critter, I start grinning like the Cheshire Cat! It’s a wonderful kit that will be coming to the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts shop soon, so keep your eyes peeled!
The kit comes with 4 ATC sized frames that fit neatly inside the tin. I used one of the Scalloped Altoids inserts on the front of my tin. Tiny Alice Props (also coming soon) have been altered with Distress Paint and used to embellish the front of the tin.
I used Prima Rust Paste to create a really rusty tin. Because I wanted it to look even older, I tapped it a few time with my hammer to create extra dings and dents.
Petaloo flowers and custom dyed seam binding ribbon look great with the chippies and G45 Halloween in Wonderland papers.
But wait! There’s more fun on the inside of the tin!
After painting the chipboard inserts with black paint, I added a little detail with my white Sharpie pen.
Better add Altoid tins to the list of things that get stuffed into the Closet of Shame!