Masquerade Halloween Photo Wallet Tutorial

Authentique Masquerade Halloween Photo Wallet Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Authentique Masquerade Halloween Photo Wallet Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Or maybe I should say “boo” because today I’m sharing an Authentique Paper Masquerade Halloween Photo Wallet Tutorial.  You’ve seen this design HERE and HERE, but because I had so many requests for a tutorial, I’ve made it again.  This photo wallet is a fairly quick and easy make.  It’s also incredibly versatile. Just change out your papers to match the theme and you’re on your way!


The video tutorial provides you with all the measurements and information you need, so I’ll just whet your appetite with some photos and a tip or two.  Then you can pop on over to my YouTube Channel to watch the video tutorial.

Tips, Tricks and Details

Create a spooky spiderweb layer with an Amazing Paper Grace Doily Round.  First, die cut the background from Authentique Spectrum Orange Blossom Cardstock.  Then cut the doily overlay from Black Jack Spectrum Cardstock.  This layer makes a great visual backdrop for the shaker frame.

Rows of messy stitching help to frame the card front.  First, layer Black Jack, Orange Blossom and Masquerade papers together.  Remember to only put a dab of adhesive in the center of each layer.  Otherwise your sewing machine will bog down in the adhesive as you stitch.

Paint a white resin frame with Black Chalk Ink.  Let it dry a second or two, then gently wipe the paint back to  create an aged, worn finish.  Then brush lightly with Little Birdie Metallic Wax (linked below) for a perfectly petrified finish.  Do you spot the wee spiders perching on the flowers?    Those are from Reneabouquets, as are the spooktacular spider webs in the corners of the frame.

I’ll show you how I finished the Happy Halloween Beautiful Board Sentiment in the video.  Adding the little silver bat charm  is a fun addition.  For the bow, top candy corn ribbon with a bit of black micro gingham and an old Prima flower from my stash.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a stylishly belted photo cascade built inside the folio.

Flaps and pockets…

…tip in pages…

and sneaky secret side pockets with mini folios await you within, if you dare!

And there is lots more room for photos in the trifold folio and wallet photo that are tucked inside the bottom pocket!

Let’s Get Our Halloween Craft On!

If this bewitching photo wallet has your fingers itching to create, then you are in luck!  Simply follow along in this video tutorial.  You’ll find a linked supply list below the post.

I hope you have as much fun making this project as I had designing it!

Thanks for stoppign by!




8 thoughts on “Masquerade Halloween Photo Wallet Tutorial

  1. Susan Steele

    As always …luv your projects! This Halloween Photo Wallet is great! Luv all your layers on the front of this creation! You make papers just come alive!!! Can’t wait to try this one! And that Amazing Paper Grace Doily Round is definitely going on my wishlist! Thanks for sharing another great tutorial! Hugs, Suzy Q

  2. soozyb2013

    Late reply with this one, but wow, each page is full of spooky stuff. Great project Kathy, you always amaze me! Just so much love and care into each page.

  3. Anne Wiese

    This is such a fun project! You are amazing how you can pull it all together and have it look so fantastic. Where do I find the frame? Thanks for sharing!

  4. Orla Carey

    Hi Kathy – this is amazing. I never ceased to be amazed by your ability to pull all different papers and embellishments together so they perfectly complement each other and not end up looking like a hot mess. And, of course, love the Oscar Wilde quote…have a lovely day x

  5. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what an insanely beautiful photo wallet! I love the front and all of your amazing embellishments. That Amaazing Paper Grace doily is so perfect for a spider web and the shaker box is fantastic! Of course the inside is awesome with all of those wonderful images and that spooky paper! Going now to see the video. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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