Thursday, September 24, 2015

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities 6x6 page mini album

Hi everyone :-)
Final I have finished the mini album to go with the configuration box i made a while ago.
Using the wonderful and fun Rare Oddities collection from Graphic 45.
There will be a tutorial on how to make the pages and they are all 6x6 with flaps and pop up.

Video where I also show how I store my dies while I am creating :-)

The album together with the configuration box.

Front cover

The doors opends.
There is a pocker under the drawers to add photo mats or rare oddities :-)

Added a door knoker from G45 with charms on the side. Fastened with a magnet.
Have used craft tex on the spine so I am sure it will last in use.

On the backside I made a shaker box with sequins inside. The curtains can be drawn together and the skeleton can move from side to side dragging the owl.

For the closure I used chain and it closes with a padlock.

 There are 3 pages in this album and here is the inside cover and the 1. front page.
Cat die from Tim Holtz,Spider web from Poppystamps, lamp post from Magnolia,fence from Lalaland and house from die versions. Made the moon with a circle punch. All the tiny spiders dies are from Memory box and all the bats dies are from Lalaland.

Large tag in the top pocket. Made it as the same shape as the album just a bit smaller.
Fence punch from Martha Stewart and large spider die from Diamond dies.

Tags and photo mats taken out.
Headstone die from Tim Holtz.

Inside the flap is a pop up fireplace with a pocket behind to hold a photo frame.
Fireplace die from poppystamps and spider web die from Diamond dies.

Colored the skeletons hat red with a Zig marker.

Close up picture of the fireplace with a pot over the fire to boil the soup with skeleton bones :-)
Pot die from Spellbinders.

 !. page backside and 2. page front
Branch die from TH on the left and on the right 
Moon tree die from Memory box, Grass die from Magnolia,headstone die from Spellbinders,Cat and cross die from TH 

Without most of the frames and tags.

The 2 large tags on the top.

 Made the shape of the coffin my self and  the spider die from Memory box.

Stamp from the coordinate paper line and bird on a brance die from Memory box.feather and inkwell die from TH.

Bacside with more stamping.

Flap on the 1. backside page with a pop up pocket.
Tree, branch and cross die from TH. Cat die from Spellbinders.

Without the frames

Flap on the 2. front page. There are pockets behind the fence and behind the pop up and also on the base page.
House, fence and moon die from TH.Grass punch from Martha Stewart.

Without the tags and frames.

2. page backside and 3. page front.
Brick die from Joy craft, tree die from Sheena Douglas,fence die from TH and acetate cut ghost die from Quick kutz.

Without the tags. Poison letter die from TH, ghost die from Impression Obsession.

With the large photo mats.

 Flap on the 2. backside page. This is the pages I filmed and will show how to make the base page wit flaps and pop up. Will also show a bit how to decorate this inside flap.

Without the photo mats and tags. Tree die from Cheery Lynn. Skeleton hand die from Memory box and cross die from TH.Sorry but not sure where the small spider web die is from.

The coffin closes up with a skeleton hand with a magnet inside.

Inside there are 2 more coffin tags.

Inside the flap on the 3. front page.
Made a pop up from the frame size and there are a lot of rare oddities on the top shelf :-)
On the page base there is a pocket with photo mats and tags

 The inside of the frame is attach with magnets on the top and dome fun oddities shows up. There can be placed a 6 x 4 photo inside.

There are also 2 pull out photo mats inside for more pictures.

Tags taken out and the skeleton head in the vase pulls up.

 Spooooky right? :-)

 3. page backside and back cover 

Fence die from Memory box, house die from Sizzix, graveyard border die from Spellbinders spider web border die from Memory box and sign die from TH.

 Inside the flap.
headstone die from Spellbinders.and spider die from TH.

Without the frames and tags.

Top of the shelf on the backside cover. Used some different tiny bottles and used different mixed media to make them vintage and spooky :-)
Spider web die from Memory box.

All backside flaps folded out.

I have used a lot of medias like distress ink, gold Pan Pastel, gold Inka Gold, paints, crackle accent and glossy accent to get the effect i wanted. This was so fun and I love to use different products although my room look like a disaster when I am finish lol

And here is the link to the configuration box post with a link to the tutorial on how to make it.

Here is thelink to the  6x6 page tutorial with flaps and pop ups,

Supply list:
Rare Oddities 6x6, 8x8 and 12x12 papers,Black Bazill cardstock, Score board, glue, Tape and dies

Regarding questions there is a video where frequently asked questions are answered and here is the link, 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,

Hope it is inspiring and I also want to thank you for your always sweet comments.
It is much appreciated!

Have fun creating :-)
Hugs, Anne


  1. Thanks for detailing all the dies you used. I'm definitely going to check Memory Box for that skeleton hand...really creepy stuff!! Beautifully spooky book!!

  2. Your work is very wonderful, always looking forward to new creations )))

  3. I don't even know what to say... amazing! I love Halloween, so this just charms me to no end. Wonderful!

  4. Beautiful work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Anne, your creativity astounds me. Thank you so much for taking the time to create the wonderful tutorials. I have made 4 mini albums using your tutorials and am now in the process of making the olde curiosity shoppe album that you posted a couple of years ago. I came across the paper in someone's old stash that they no longer were using and decided to make your album. I only wish that you could travel to the United States and give classes! You are the best!

  6. Anne, your Halloween configuration box and mini album are unbelievably beautiful and detailed! QUESTION: Can you tell me how you used the gold Pan Pastel (which one of the gold Pan Pastels did you use?), the Inka Gold on the tags in the Halloween Mini Album? You may be answering this in the upcoming video, but I'm not sure. Thank you so much.

    1. I would like to know the same and what brand did you buy too! :-) you are an artist!

  7. This is just amazing, love it. Happy crafting, Angela x

  8. Anne, as usual, you have created a really unique album! I love all your creations. They are so beautiful. Thanks for lists of dies. They add a lot !

  9. LOVE this album Anne, how many tutorials are you doing for this,also how did you put the album together, binding etc. I truly don't know how you think these things up, it's wonderful, hugs Georgina x

  10. Anne, this álbum is the most beautiful thing I have seen in scapbooking. I really love it! Thank you for sharing.

    Maria Tavares

  11. Anne, your creations are absolutely stunning. The detail is unbelievable. You have given me hours of pleasure watching your videos and reading your blog. Your inspiration is endless. Thanks you so much for your kindness in sharing all that you do. Hugs Carol. xx

  12. This is so fantastic! I can't believe how amazing this is. This must have taken a very long time to make.

  13. I am speechless, at 66 yrs. old I want to grow up to be like you! Thank you, got the 'creative juices flowing again'. Plain and simply there is nothing short of many little works of art in these pictures and tutorials. Love it!

  14. Anne this is absolutely amazing! I used to edit an Australian Scrapbooking magazine and have seen a gazillion paper craft projects but tis is the most intricate, incredible project ever! You are one VERY talented lady.

  15. Beautiful! Love your creativity!

  16. Dear Anne, I cannot count the amount of times I have read a post/watched a video/tutorial of yours and been absolutely astounded by your creativity and attention you pay to absolutely each and every single detail on your projects. Your talent is undeniable but your humility and willingness to share your ideas and knowledge with the everyday crafter for absolutely nothing is humbling. You spend a lot of your precious time showing us mere mortals how we can re-create your incredible work and I for one just want to let you know how much I appreciate your time and effort.
    Thank you.

    1. Absolutely and totally agree with this lady - humility in part of your signature as well as your undeniable creativity and details. Love your work!

  17. Where ca i buy the svg file for this?


  18. Dear Anne. I just found this book and am amazed by it! Combining pop-up pages is genius. I greatly appreciated showing how your store project dies because mine are in a pile under cardstock as I work. Graphic 45 needs to send your creations on tour. I am looking forward to seeing more on bloglovin. Thank you for generously sharing your work. So very clever and well executed.


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