Hello everyone! Annie here with a design team project for Papercakes. This week on the blog, it's throwback week and we're using some older holiday collections in everyday papercrafting.
I chose to revisit Serena's Halloween collections; Jeepers Creepers, October Nights, and Spooky Pastel. I also added a mix of the Black Hearts paper collection because all three can coordinate so well together.
I used these lines to create a Disney junk journal that I can use to remind myself of all the things that I love about Disney and Disney World. I plan to use it like a vision board with a little memory keeping mixed in so that I can look through it and get inspired. I don't know about you, but Disney gives me all the feels!
I used a junk journal that fits a standard size Traveler's Notebook. The pages consist of various cardstock pages, envelopes, journaling cards, tea dyed paper, doilies, and vellum.
For the cover:
I layered some heart print cardstock (punched with a lace border punch) and two black and white journaling cards from the October Nights collection. I edged these with black soot distress ink.
I heat embossed a Disney Castle stamp by Kelly Purkey with white embossing powder and applied black & white striped ribbon on the side. I added a Mickey and heart shaped punch and used thickers to spell out my title, "Dreams are Forever."
Next I chose to decorate some of the pages for the inside as an homage to the Haunted Mansion ride at the theme parks. I have collected various postcards and pictures throughout the years. I copied several of these on my computer and sized them so they fit in the journal - AND I cut up a few of the originals.
Here's what the inside layout looks like:
For the first page, you'll see a lot of layering with the Jeepers Creepers, Spooky Pastel and Black Hearts collections.
In the corner of the first page, I created a little tuck spot and a corner that flips open to allow me to journal on the inside.
See the ghost from the Spooky Pastel collection? I gave him a Mickey hat that (when closed) can be seen from the side of the book like a tab.
For the pocket - I glued two pages from the collection together except for the top to create a pocket. I layered more from the Jeepers Creepers and Spooky Pastel collection.
Inside the pocket, I added the picture I cut from a post card of the stretching room portraits. There is a picture on the front and back and as it is lifted up, it gives the same effect that it does on the ride - that the portrait is stretching!
Here is a close up of the pennant I made from a paper clip, some cardstock, a Mickey punch, and a ghost from Jeepers Creepers paper.
The rear of the pocket showcases Jeepers Creepers spiderweb paper, a picture of Madame Leota (who is a clairvoyant from the ride) and some cut outs from the Spooky Pastel collection. I used a tiny bow that I received as part of Serena's original kit. You can also see the backside of the stretching portrait card.
And for the final page, I used a black doily to create a right sided tuck spot. I put a cluster of cut outs from the Spooky Pastel collection and a Mickey punch.
I also backed a tag with a Haunted Mansion picture on black cardstock, that I intend to journal on the back. Next, I placed a Ouija game piece card that I added glossy accents and iridescent glitter to in order to create an ethereal effect. At the bottom of the page, I created pocket with Jeepers Creepers paper and edged it with black soot. I added a picture of the black widow bride from the ride and a gem stone heart (because on the ride, her heart is glowing) and hand wrote "Hurry back" on black cardstock - it's the last thing you hear on the attraction. I used some lace washi that I smudged with black soot to make it appear dirty.
So..... that's all folks! I hope that you enjoyed my project and allowed this to give you some inspiration to use Serena's holiday collections in your everyday papercrafting. Please feel free to add comments below to let me know what you think or if you have any questions. I hope you all have a lovely day and hurry back!