Thursday, October 23, 2014

Recollections spooky castle Halloween mini album

Hi everyone :-)
Here is the Halloween mini album I made for the configuration box.
Used different Halloween papers from recollections to make this photo album.
Got this papers and accessories from my sweet friend Velma. I am so happy and grateful for all this goodies you sent me and this made it possible for me to make this fun album :-)

Video where I also tell a spooky adventure story for the album :-)

 Here is how it started,
Made the configuration box out of chipboard and used Tim Holtz black crackle paint all over.
All the pages are double sides and made out of black Bazzill cardstock.
Fastened each page with hinges to each other cut at 1 3/8 and scored at 1/2 inch on each side. The album measure 4 1/2 x 4 hay on the front and 9 x 11 hay on the largest parts.

Made this album so it can be displayed on a Halloween table.
This is a 2 sided album and there are pockets on the side and top on each page to hold more photo mats.
Stamps I used for this album are from Tim Holtz

This album open from both sides and here is the 1. page behind the door.
Spider web die from Memory box. Gate die from Spellbinders. Flag and tag die from Magnolia, Ghost die from Impression Obsession and tree, scare crow and owl die from Tim Holtz
The tree die with birds in the background is from Quic Kutz.

 Orange page with tombstone, skeleton head skull set and frame die from Tim Holtz,  skeleton bones from memory box.
If I don`t write the name on a die on the pages it is because I wrote it on a previous page.

Here is a close up picture of Velmas beautiful flowers that I used stickles on.

House, Spider and bat die from Tim Holtz

Tag die from Accucut craft,tag die on the right from Sizzix, cat die from Tim Holtz and witch and shoes die from spellbinders.

Embossing folders and cross,feather ink holder,fence and chandelier die from Tim Holtz.
Pumpkins from Sizzix and Elisabeth crafts design dies . Cat die from Spellbinders

Close up picture of the pumpkins. 

Purple page. Here I fussy cut out the skeleton from a TH embossing folder.
Moon, lantern, cross. branch and tomb on the edge dies also from TH. Spider web from Memory box. Cat and birds die from Sizzix. The small birds on the branch are fussy cut out from the stickers that goes with the paper lines.

Last page on this side that is attach to the configuration box.
Hanging Lantern and bell jar with pedestal dies from TH.Sword dies from Spellbinders.
The tumb is cut out from the paper line.

Pages folded out.
Skelleton die from Cottage cuts on the front and inside the tomb.

Close up picture of the configuration box back side.

From the other side last page.
Jar dies and mirror sheet from Tim Holtz, Spider web from Diamond Dies.

Hat, glasses and mustache die from Elisabeth Crafts Design.

Close up picture of the skeleton heads dressed up with Hat, glasses and mustache :-)

Pages folded out. Lot of fun colors in this paper lines and they fit so well together :-)

Witch Cauldron die from Die Namics. House from Sizzix and tombstone from Spellbinders.

 The witches and ghosts are living in this house lol.

Have some thread inside the house to create spider web effect. 
Fence die from Spellbinders.

Witch die from Cottage cuts and tag dies from Spellbinders. Chandelier die from Memory box.

Here you can see the front door.
 Bones to close the door from a Cottage cuts skeleton die.

Here the house is folded out.
Tree die from Cheery Lynn.

All pages folded out.

From the other side.

 The other side again with the front door showing.

Thank you again dear Velma for all this wonderful papers and accessories!
I had so so fun making this Halloween Album :-)

Here is the link to Velma`s beautiful flowers tutorial,

Here is the link to Belinda Akers gorgeous tower album ,

and here is the link to Lindas beautiful and fun Halloween album

Thanks for stopping by and have fun creating :-)
Hugs, Anne

Regarding questions there is a video where frequently asked questions are answered and here is the link,
For other questions they will be answered here on my blog where I will post new questions that has not been answered before.
Here is the link,


  1. Wow! Fabulous! Fantastic! A beautiful book filled with so much detail that I keep going back to look, thanks for sharing

  2. A wonderful creation plenty of details... nearly alive!

  3. This is amazing! So many great ideas, I'm going to be up all night tonight! Thank you for sharing this beautiful project!

  4. You are absolutely amazing!!!
    I wish you would come stay with me in Texas and teach me your tricks.
    I will take you to all the great craft stores around me!!!

  5. AGAIN!! another jewel that I missed! I found a picture of this on the net and followed it back -- of course it was made by Anna! what a great album.

  6. This is an absolute beautiful Halloween Mini Album! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Wow I wonder what a card like this would sell for if I were to make one to sell? I can never dream of such things to make like you do!

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  9. oh wow I love this halloween project...I saw the last post in your website is 2016 is everything ok? dont you craft any more? hope you are ok?


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