Hello it’s Louise here with 3 LOs to share using the lush new Halloween range from My Mind’s Eye. I’m not usually one for themed papers, although I do often find myself drawn to Halloween papers. I bought the collection pack, which includes some beautiful glittered papers and die cuts, and the coordinating stamp set.
Cake on a Stick Pops
After trying some spooky Halloween cake pops made by Helen, Drew became obsessed with ‘cake on a stick’. For weeks after when asked what he would like for any meal, his answer would be ‘cake on a stick’.
I used a dotted Swiss as my base card, inking the edges with black. Black card and strips of patterned papers were arranged to echo the spider web design on Drew’s costume. I layered some of the die cuts to create a photo mat, overlapping a couple of the smaller shapes onto one of the photos.
The web stamp was perfect to add a touch of detail to the black card, and journalling was added with a Ranger Ink essentials pen… the best white pen I’ve ever found!
I used DIY Thickers for the title, covering 2 of the letters with tangerine fine glitter, and leaving the other with it’s paper cover on and adding eyes to turn it into a ghost.
With the template cut up and numbered, I cut my patchwork pieces from the patterned papers. I also used a couple of papers from last years Pink Paislee Phantom range, as the colours went well with the photo I planned to use.
Once all the pieces were stuck into place, I added machine stitched detail.
A circle punch was used to create two embellishments. And these were machine stitched into place.
The book was made really easily from 1 sheet of 12×12 card stock. I cut it into 3 pieces measuring 4″x12″. Each piece was folded in half, and joined to another piece of card by 3 strips of double sided tape.
Once the pieces of card are joined together they create pockets that can be used to add more photos, journalling or memorabilia.
I added lots of journalling that told the story as it happened, and recorded the details that could be forgotten as time goes on.