Carta Bella Halloween Market Shaker Photo Wallet

Carta Bella Halloween Market Shaker Photo Wallet by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Carta Bella Halloween Market Shaker Photo Wallet for the RRR Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a Carta Bella Halloween Market Shaker Photo Wallet as my inspiration piece for the RRR Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Karen’s lovely blog.   All the projects in today’s hop feature the Spooktacular September Ribbon Club Assortment.

This is one of my favorite Ribbon Clubs of the year.  I had a frightfully fun time working these ribbons into a Halloween themed photo wallet.

The wallet base is a 7″ x 5″ top fold card with a 1/2″ spine.  Here are some fun tips for using the Ribbon Club assortment in your photo wallet design.

  • First, create a layered border on the left.  Attach 5/8″ Black Satin Ribbon with a Grosgrain Edge with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.  I like to do this before I adhere my card front to the base.  That way I can wrap the ribbon around to the back .  This creates a nice neat edge on the top and bottom. You also don’t have to worry about the raw ribbon ends fraying.
  • Next, adhere the 3/8″ Halloween Words Confetti Dot Ribbon in the center of the Black Satin.
  • Tie a double loop bow with 5/8″ Black Taffeta Ribbon. Adhere on the left hand side of the shaker frame.
  • Now tie a double loop bow with the 3/8″ Tangerine Swiss Dot Grosgrain Ribbon.  Adhere this on top of the black taffeta bow.

A Peek Inside

Create a 5 page flip folio on the top half of the card.  Each page is 4 3/4″ square.  A magnetic buckle closure holds everything in place.

Add flips and flaps inside the folio to create journaling spots or room for photo booth sized pics.

The final page is a pocket filled with cute Halloween tags.

You can add journaling or small photos on the back of the tags.

The pocket on the bottom half of the photo wallet holds a 4″ x 6″ mini folio. Dress up the front with images and stickers from the paper collection.  Add texture and design with a border cut from 3/8″ Geometric Print Grosgrain Ribbon from the Club Assortment.  Leave the inside blank for photos.

This is such a fun way to document this year’s Halloween costumes!  And the nicest part is that you can set the photo wallet out as part of your Halloween decor.

On With the Hop

Now hop on over to see what paper pretties Cherry has in store for you this month.  Don’t forget to finish the hop on the RRR Blog. Answer Bonnie’s question of the month and you might be the lucky winner of your very own Halloween Ribbon Club Assortment!

But you don’t have to win the hop to get these lovely ribbons!  If you subscribe to the Ribbon Club, you’ll receive your very own Ribbon Club Assortment every month of the year!  It’s like getting a birthday present every single month.  You can find out how to subscribe HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some ribbon tips and tricks that you you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Enjoy the hop!




18 thoughts on “Carta Bella Halloween Market Shaker Photo Wallet

  1. Connie Johnson

    Oh my goodness!!! Your wallet mini album is the cat’s meow! Wonderful way to showcase both the RRR new release as well as the Carta Bella paper! Sooooooo many possibilities…no bones about it 😉

  2. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what an awesome, fun shaker wallet! I’m so in the mood for Halloween stuff. I just love this spooky paper collection! And OMG that RRR collection is so perfect with this paper. The way you have put this project together is just fantastic. One of the best Halloween projects ever! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!
    PS- LOVE the little bat charm!

  3. Martie Rollin

    Thanks so much for the photo close up on the ribbon and flower cluster…really well designed! LOVE those charm dangles!! The SPOOKY banner is a real magnet for my creative eyes…those little bows are the perfect embellishment for this feature. In addition to this boo-iffic card, I have enjoyed reading all the wonderful compliments, especially that of MaryH…you have a fantastically wonderful skill for embellishing the English language! Spooky boo fun for all!

  4. Helen Budz

    Great project for Halloween, Kathy. The RRR’s for this month are a perfect celebration. I especially like the five page flip folio. It’s a treat in itself–with all the tricks you provide in your tutorial! Thanks for sharing this in the blog hop. Hugs-stay well.


    Kathy – this is one of my favorite cards – I love Halloween decorations (the “GOOD” kind) because of the bright, colorful colors – I have a huge collection of “Fairies” by Mark Roberts of Halloween and Christmas, and love displaying them – thanks for sharing your amazing talent!!

  6. Susan Steele

    Luv this spooky cute card! It has all kinds of cuteness going on …and on the inside too …especially with that side waterfall! These ribbons are awesome and you placed them perfectly! And a shaker to boot! Thanks for sharing your spooky cuteness with us! Hugs, Suzy Q

  7. soozyb2013

    You always pack so much into these little projects that are just amazing when finished. You really make great use of all the spaces. Love this shaker Kathy! Happy Sunday.

  8. MaryH

    All I can say is be prepared to be both dazzled and enthralled today and perhaps a little spooked! No matter everyone’s sense of humor, even scaredy cats alike will love being trick or treated to this “spook-tacular” new make of Kathys

    Watching Kathy’s visions turn into reality is not only exciting and inspirational, but it is a joy! Weekly you always provide a rich diversity of inspiration “witch” get our creative juices going. She will “Bewitcha in a minute” with this creation! Kathy you are indeed the ”Hallow-queen” because you have used every trick in the spellbook to please us today. (Sorry just couldn’t resist.)

    Ribbon and Bows Oh My! The ribbon package is so perfect, as are your selections for this make!

  9. Sara Barker

    Hi Kathy! All I had to read was Halloween and shaker when I opened my e-mail to know that I must drop by instantly! As always, you wow me with your uncanny ability to add so much detail to your makes! I love the shaker; how fun! The papers are showcased perfectly in the waterfall style flip folio! Always so inspired by your wonderful ability to work with designer papers. Big hugs!

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