I love Halloween. So I jumped on a Halloween project early and it was easy with Graphic 45 Rare Oddities papers. So I made an easy album, no written tutorial. All measurements and details are on here in this post. I just decorated large Graphic 45 tags and put them together using Tim Holtz Ruler Binding, which I painted. I have all the pages mirrored imaged from each other and each set of pages are different from the other. Tag albums are really fun to play whether you put tags on a ring or attach them together. Happy Halloween!
Foundry Frames (Tim Holtz)
Tim Holtz Ruler Binding. Paint 2 layers with Seed Preservation. Dry. 1 layer of Elmers glue, kind of thick in spots, use a paint brush to cover the entire piece. Dry for just a few minutes to get tacky, but not fully dry.
Lastly, add 1 really thick layer of black paint, which means put a gob of paint on your paint brush. The reason behind that is you don’t want to keep going back and forth with your paint brush, you are essentially painting over the glue. You don’t want to mix the glue in the paint. Let dry completely on its own, do not use a heat gun.
For thick large cracks use a thick layer of glue and for little cracks use a thin layer of glue. I did a mixture.
PREPPING THE TAGS
Cut the pieces from the dimensions above. The skull in a jar was fussy cut. Stamp “Rare Oddities” on the
2 1/4 x 2 3/4″ piece. I rounded the corners of the largest piece with 1/2″ corner rounder.
NOTE: After attaching each 7 3/4″ mats, punch holes at the bottom lining up with the holes already there.
The corner spider webs are from the Martha Stewart Corner Spider Web punch. I just cut them out after punching them. On the 4 5/8 x 1 1/4″ piece, fold on the score lines and attach to the 3 5/8 x 4 1/4″ mat. This creates a bell band for your tag.
Attach the mats and decorate.
PAGE 4 & 5
Not pictured is a small piece to hide the 1/2″ tab on the accordion which measures 3 7/8 x 1/2″. Attach the chipboard piece with the brad before attaching the 7 3/4″ mat to the tag.
PAGES 5 & 6
Tags are not pictured above, just the mats, but the sizes are listed.
Attach the 1 1/8 x 7″ strip to the 1 3/8 x 7″ strip. Add glue or 1/8″ tape to three sides to make a pocket.
Die: Memory Box Spooky Frame Set
Then put it all together and you got yourself an album.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my tag mini album.