Friday, October 17, 2014

Halloween Mini Star Book

I made this fun project for a birthday gift.  My first Star Book. The star book style is a combination of a gift I received from Gene (a larger one posted here on my blog August 29, 2014) and Gina (a 3 x 3 one which provided the inspiration - her blog here).  This is the box which holds the Star Book.  The box measures 3-3/4" x 3-3/4" x 1-1/4" .  The Paper used is from K & Company Spooktacular Designer Paper although any type of Halloween paper will work, too. The image on the front was one of their daily FREE SVG cut files from Miss Kate Cuttables. See that cute ghost?  You will see it again inside but larger. The entire house is popped with foam squares.  There is a separate roof that is cut separately, then  adhered to the house. The moon in the back is cut using my Silhouette, too - I love how I can customize the circle size to fit the image.
Side view of the box:
Here's what is inside: a surprise..............
Open the box to reveal:
Front of Book with a popped up ghost that was enlarged using my Silhouette, the orange circle was cut using a 1-3/4" punch. Googlie eyes are used for some fun. White Organdy ribbon is used to secure the book closed. Cover is made from Chipboard 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" covered using the same paper as the box.
Overview of book: spines are white, then orange, with black card stock mats. Paper from Recollections.  To make the pages: these are the measurements used:
(6) Designer paper: 3" x 4", fold in half ot get 3" x 2", apply sticky tape to the 3" side
(6) Black card stock: 3" x 5", fold in half to get 3" x 2-1/2", apply sticky tape to the 3" side, these pages will be "floating".
(6) Orange card stock: 3" x  6", fold in half to get 3" x 3", apply sticky tape to all sides of 3 pages because the pages will be glued together
(6) White card stock : 2" x 3", score on the 2": 1/2", 1" 1-1/2", apply sticky tape to 3 of the 4 sections. Stick the center ones together, adhere the outer 1/2" sections to the orange card stock.
>when using the punched strips, they were made 1/2" shorter so they would be away from the page: 1-1/2" or 1-3/4" would work depending on the punch used, adhere using a glue dot.
>basic star book instructions apply to the compile the rest of this book. More pages can also be added as desired for your book
Star book opened:
All he paper used for the book and inside is from K & Company Spooktacular Designer Paper.  Some ghost greet you when book is opened: there are two pages in the book with these ghosts. Note all pages are 3" x 3".
A strip of running punched mice at the bottom of this page: there are two pages in the book using these papers and punched strip of mice. All the punches used in this book are from EK Success Martha Stewart.
The center of the book has both a punch dripping blood and bat fence: photos can be slipped behind the fence.
This page has punched strip of a grave yard at the bottom
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this cute little book.


Lynn said...

That is a fabulous project! I love that there is a box to hold the star card. Your choice of papers and embellishments are really great. Thank you so much for sharing your hard work.

eunice said...

What a super neat card! You did an amazing job of putting this star card together...can't wait to try one soon too. BTW, wholy moly you sure have a lot of super neat Halloween border punches... the perfect addition for each of the fun pages in this star book/card!