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Well, here I go again. I don't celebrate Halloween myself. I just never have, even as a child. But I made this album for a swap in the group I am the owner of on Cafemom.I apologize for the picture quality. It is a paper bag album, my first, and I did it a little unconventionally. This is mostly because I had no idea what I was doing. I sandwiched the bag between two sheets of patterned paper and sewed around them. Then I sewed down the middle for the spine. I like the texture the stitching adds, but I think I am going to do a paper bag album the 'right' way to see if I just really made it hard on myself (I have a suspicious feeling that I did)
I used the Paper Doll Dress Up cartrige to do most of the die cuts. The woman I made this for is having her daughters dress up as a bee and batgirl this year. The swirl stamps are from Autumn Leaves.
I inked all around the pages and photo mats with Distress Ink in 'Vintage Photo" Also, I marked what size the photo mats were for. This will save her a lot of guesswork when she goes to put her pictures in.
I used my Making Memories 'Noteworthy Notebook' and some Primas on this page. I also added som pop dots behind the girl and her cape. Since it was all black I wanted to give some definition. I also used a wee bit of white ink for more definition and some black stickles.
I love how the bee costume turned out. The actual costume has a tutu, so I added the tutu from the ballerina die cut to the bee. She is also stickled.
The candy and candy bags are cut from 'Doodlecharms'. I used some stickers on the treat bags.
The words are Studio 112 rub ons. Aren't the little bats cute? The skull is Grungeboard. I thought the page needed a little more texture, so that is what I added.
I love putting googly eyes on die cuts. It really adds such a cute touch. The bat is from PDDU.