Saturday, September 23, 2023


Hello spooky friends! It’s Conny and Autumn  is here, finally!  I’m excited to be hereto share my  7” X 5 “ album using the Sweet & Spooky collection. This is a very interactive, fun album - filled with pockets and pages for a ton of photos and space for journaling! I know that many of us  take pictures of everything spooky this time of the year, and sometimes is hard to just a few of those awesome spooky photos! I mean, I take pictures of everything- even the decorations at Target or Costco! Hehe! Spooky houses in the neighborhood, food, my daughter, and much
 more. Let me know if you are planning to make spooky cards, layouts, or maybe this album. 

Let’s get started! To make the base of the album you will need (2) 7” X 5” chipboard pieces for the front and back covers and (1) 7” X 2” piece for the spine.  I also used cardstock in white and black to cover the chipboard.  I put the spine and covers together leaving about 1/8” of an inch gap between the covers and the spine. This prevents the album from breaking/ tearing when opening and closing! 

Next, let's make the hinges, You will need a piece of cardstock measuring 6 7/8” X 12” in either white or black.   Score this piece  at 2”, 2 1/2”, 3”, 3 1/4”, 3 3/4”, 4 1/4”, 4 1/2”, 5”, 5 1/2”, 5 3/4” 6 1/4”, 6 3/4”, 7”, 7 1/2”, 8”, 8 1/4”, 8 3/4”, 9 1/4”. Add double-sided tape to every half inch segment on one side and adhere leaving the 1/4” of an inch in between every hinge! Add double-sided tape or liquid and glue to the hinge and adhere to the spine of your album. I added 1/8” of the mirror card-stock between the hinges from the first page to the last! 

I matted the front and back covers of the album with the Trick or Treat paper using the scene with the spooky houses and the back of that for the pockets! 

For the pockets on the front and back you will need a piece of paper 3 1/2” X 6” scored at 1/2” on the long sides and once at the bottom to create the pocket! I used a circle punch to create the openings! 

Okay.. we are looking great! Now, let’s put the pages for the hinges. I started with the first four pages with side pockets. You need four pages measuring  4 3/4” X 7 1/2” scored 1/4" bottom and top on the longest side 1/4”.  For the backing of that paper you will have four pages measuring 4 3/4 X 7”. Adhere those together leaving the sides open creating a pocket with two sides open! 

To add the pages to the first four hinges, slidie the hinges in the opening of the pocket. Add double-sided tape or liquid glue to both sides of the hinges to make sure the pocket is glued on both sides. 

Now for inside the pockets, I added pages and cards! Here are the details...

Single page 4 1/4” X 6 3/4” and 8 1/2” X 6 3/4” for the cards scored at 4 1/4”. Add tabs from the bits and pieces- Halloween, Trunk and Treat, October, and I Heart Candy! 

For the fifth page, I used the heavy-weight acetate to make a pocket, 10” X 6 7/8” scored at 4 3/4”, 9 1/2”. The last page has the same measuring as the fifth! 

For my interactive elements....

Page 1 - on the top of this page, I added a piece that flips up and down.  It measures 4 1/4" x 5', 4 1/2" x 6"scored a 1/2" on the longest side

Page 2 - You need paper measuring 8 1/2" x 6 3/4", scored at 4 1/4"

Page 3 This one is fun!  You need a piece of paper measuring 11" x 6 3/4" scored at 4 1/4" and 8 1/2" on the longest side.  In the middle you will add a flip up page measuring 4 1/4” X 7 1/4” scored at 6 3/4” adhere it to the back of the page.  

Page 4 - You will need two pieces of paper measuring  6 3/4” X 3” and 6 3/4” X 4” scored on the longest side at 1/2"  I added magnets to all these pages to keep them closed.

Then I embellished!  Forr the cover I kept it pretty simple,  bringing the images from the background, the spiders, bats, and ghosts creating little clusters. Sprinkled mini jewels! On the spine I added the just charming charm and some tulle.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I can’t wait to see what you create using Sweet and Spooky Collection! 


Sweet & Spooky Collection
Boo-tique Just Charming Clip
Stardust Heavy Weight Acetate
Sweet & Spooky Coordinating Textured Cardstock


Mirror Paper

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