Sunday, September 25, 2011

Paper crafting for Halloween

I created this halloween tag book for a swap that I am involved in.
I used many different papers, trims vintage ephemera, and images from digital prints
I pulled words and their meanings out of an old dictionary (1944) That little rub-on spider looks so real, that I kept trying to kill it or brush it away when I would come across it again. 
I copied some quotes from old vintage postcards and halloween greetings.
I also used some Alice in Wonderland halloween images from Graphics 45
The tiny little ghosts were cut from my trusty quickutz dies.  Does anyone else still use their's still?  I do use mine still for certain projects and have always appreciated having a quickutz.  Love my cricut expression too, cause I cut all the chipboard tags with it.  It is so great to have all these wonderful tools to use in our paper crafting.
There were 20 pages, (10 tags front and back.  I put them all together with a clamp ring and tied ribbons to it.  Wish I would of made two so that I could of kept one.    
And this is the back cover.


  1. This is great! I love all the images and the addition of quotes you put in there! And that spider is perfect!

  2. What a sweet little Halloween book! You will have to make yourself one...:)

  3. Oh I LOVE this little album!! Beautiful work, awesome collection papers and embellies, and I LOVE that back cover too! (0; So CUTE! It looks like it was definitely a lot of fun to put together! ~tina

  4. Really diggin this tag book...adorable!!

  5. Very beautiful work you do. I am doing some projects giveaways for family and friends Birthdays. Mini book I have on my page. Is completed. So starting second Mini book this week with some tags to slide in for a friends Mom who is 90. She can read perfect and can read perfect. What an age when you have all your wits about you. I love all your work. Iam see you love your art as well. I am a follower to you blogs Mother of 8.


  6. I like the dag book. Great idea to make.

    For gifts.

  7. I mean tag book. Sorry about that above post.

    Thought I better correct it.

  8. I have decided to follow your ideas with tags my next project for my friend by mailing. Only I am going to do my tags in the Seasons and then do some flowers as well. It is much easier to mail as my Mini book is to mail. Is going to be pricey for weight?

    The mail office just wont let up charging big dollars. Have you ever tried Courier . Do you know if it be cheaper to mail? I like your tags . Really nice.Good job!