Last year was a pretty simple Halloween around here. We did the usual pumpkin carving and trick or treating and that was pretty much that. Still, there were some unique moments, and there will never be another Halloween when my kids are eight, six and two. They had begun to really get into the excitement of it all, so I decided to make something special for them to remember the holiday.
This is one of those projects that's been sitting around in a folder (photos, paper, even the little details collected together) for a while. Making 'the present' book got me going again, and gave me the push I needed to just finish it already.
My solution was a handmade mini-folio, with black cardstock and photo corners like traditional scrapbooks, with a few patterns and extras.
I covered and scored a cereal box to wrap around and fold over, then secured the closure with a piece of waxed linen cord.
Each of the six main spreads includes a Halloween-themed transparency that opens to reveal the full photo below; something I bought on clearance a while ago.
... and with the transparency turned ...
Flipping through the pages today has my kids pretty fired up, and counting down: just fourteen days to go.
materials: cereal box, wire binding by local printer, patterned papers: Lizi Boyd, basic grey, my mind's eye, cardstock: Bassill Basics, mini file folders: Tim Holtz for Design Originals, numeral foam stamps: making memories, circle stamp: Target $1 section (past season), ink: spiced marmaladeby Tim Holtz for Ranger, ruled date card: 7 gypsies, transparency: I think it's Narratives (past season), twill stickers: Paper House Productions, label lingo stickers: EK Success, craft photo corners: local gift store, waxed linen cord: local bead shop.