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Friday, September 23, 2011

Cutters Creek Echo Park Blog Hop!

Welcome to stop #2 on the Cutters Creek Echo Park Blog Hop! You should have come here from the Cutters Creek Design Team Blog, if not you can pop over there to start at the beginning. Today I used one of my favorite Echo Park Paper collections, Apothecary Emporium. I used the 6 x 6 Paper Pad because I like the smaller scale of the patterns for my little book.


I put together a basic paper bag album and used my Pink ATG and Scor Tape to assemble it. I always make sure to use a good quality adhesive so that my creation will last a long time!


I used my Cricut and the Happy Halloween cartridge to cut a variety of spooky shapes to decorate my album.


For these pages, I added Glossy Accents to the tree on the patterned paper to really make it pop! For the Spider, I actually covered him with Glossy Accents and sprinkled Black Flocking Powder over it while it was wet. I made sure I used my Bazzill Splat Mat under it so it wouldn't stick to anything while it dried. Once it dried, I added googly eyes with a dot of Glossy Accents.


To get the bit of orange on the left side page I masked off a section and sprayed a couple of Glimmer Mist colors to get just the right orange-y color since I didn't have just the right color on hand. I also used it all over the small piece of paper on the center flap because I really wanted more orange in my book. It's a great way to alter papers and add a bit of sparkle!


I also used a lot of Black Soot Distress Ink on my book too. I distressed the edges of just about everything I added!


There are large tags throughout the book in the pockets of the pages but I decided to add one more at the end. I cut the tombstone shape from the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge and also the skeleton. I used the Inkssentials White Gel Pen and a Sakura Stardust Pure Glitter Pen to accent my tag as well.


For the back of the album I cut the phrases from the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge from Glossy White Cardstock. I used the same Glimmer Mist combination to spray it orange so I have sparkle and shine!

I had so much fun creating this book, I can't WAIT to make another! Make sure you are following my blog and leave me a comment and you will not only qualify for the Grand Prize for the hop, you will also be entered to win my own personal blog candy... the 6 x 6 Victoria Gardens Paper Pad! When you're done, hop on over to Lori's Blog to check out her amazing project! Here's the hop line up if you get lost along the way:

Cutters Creek Blog (Chris)
Mandie's Blog - You are Here!
Lori's Blog
Deanna's Blog
Mindy's Blog
Laura's Blog
Melissa's Blog
Kim's Blog

30 comments:

Vicki said...

Mandie, your mini album is outstanding. Thanks for all the instructions. Sounds like so much fun, I'll have to try.

Vicki W said...

That's a great album! I haven't tried a paper bag album yet...hmmm...Christmas presents....

Sheri said...

Mandie!!! ^This is incredible!! I love you paper bag album so much!!

Janis said...

First of all, I love mini albums. Second, I love Halloween projects. Third, that makes your project ADORABLE! I love the papers you used and how you have tags and pockets. GREAT album!! New Network Blogs follower (I didn't see the other follow button). Deanna sent me over. Glad to have heard about your hop. Have a fun, creative weekend! :) Janis
http://PauseDreamEnjoy.blogspot.com/

Angela said...

Great album Mandie! I really love it! It turned out super cute!

Jessie said...

I love love this mini album! I can't wait to try making my own! Love all the orange and black and the extra steps you used to add glitter! :D

Cheryl said...

Love this!

PAT said...

Mandy, awesome album!!

mommakatx6 said...

Awesome mini album...really gets me in the mood for Halloween...I am now a follower.

mommakatx6@yahoo.com

KellyG said...

Love that album, all the tags and little details, so cute! I am a follower!

Bonnie said...

I love, love, love your paper bag album. Mandie, your projects are always amazing!

Kelly Massman said...

Your album is darling!!!!
thanks--very sweet giveaway!! I'm a new follower!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Sharon said...

Such an adorable album. Love that halloween line.

Im a follower of your blog.

Sharon
rsmobley85@gmail.com

Kim said...

Great album! I love what you all do with the glossy accents! I think I am going to need another bottle! I am a follower.

Paula Puckett said...

I've never tried a paper bag album. What a great idea! I'm gonna try it this weekend! TFS Oh, I am a new follower!

Joni Parker said...

CAUTION...your mini is AWESOME!!! Became a follower!!... checked out your other posts... Love it!!

Vicki and Don said...

Cute, cute Halloween mini-book! Love it! Thanks for inspiring me! :-)

Laura C said...

Love what you did with the Apothecary line!

Vee said...

One word: FABULOUS!!!!

Sally Cranney said...

What an amazing little album! I love all the little details...darling!!!!

Jen said...

Too stinkin' cute - LOVE your paper bag album. I'm going to need to try one of these too! Thanks for the great idea and your good directions.

Sandi said...

OMG....your mini is to die for ....love it and love how the pix are b/w....genius!

splash2 said...

That book is fabulous. I just loved it.

Maria said...

Gorgeous mini album!!! I love it!

Kris Dietz said...

What a fabulous mini album! I love it! I haven't tried this yet but you are getting the creative juices flowing. TFS.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

PinkLadyCarol said...

Mandie, I LOVE your paperbag album!! The Halloween paper is great -- I wish I had more Halloween pictures to scrap!!!

Rachel C. said...

Mandie! OMG I am so scraplifting this idea for halloween! Love it!!!

Jacki Randolph said...

WOW!!! Fabulous!! Love your album, great papers and beautiful layouts!

Honeybearz Designs said...

Beautiful projects you did an awesome job on them. Thank you so much for sharing.

Cathy said...

Mandie, I am always in awe of your projects. Really enjoying the hop, thanks!