Friday, October 16


Greetings, dear reader!

Here is the Halloween Junque book I created...hope it inspires you to create a halloween tag book of your own! Kit from Red Lead...of course! I added lots of my favorite embellies and voila! a festive book to display and ogle!

Before assembling, I inked all of the elements, tags and pages...alternating orange and black inks.

The vintage moon image is one of my faves...and of course, can I make ANYTHING without pom pom fringe? I think not!

Detail of fabric ribbon (included in kit) and some wonderful fibers and beads; perfect for the season

The fabric tag has an owl image stamped on it, then ribbon sewn to the top of the tag. It was then inked.

I found a beautiful piece of vintage black lace for the background of this page...I wove orange bias tape through it then attached it to the page. I just love how it turned out! I then added the stamped little "spook".

This calendar page came from a halloween kid's book...

I added a haunted house card...note the little kids, bats and spider webs in the windows!

And an owl in the belfry!

Chipboard crow covered with black cardstock on both sides, then a bias tape ribbon adds a bit of whimsy...

A creepy yet sweet version of a jack o lantern!

Vintage postcard image...

Scanned pumpkin pie spice can and vintage scaredy cats...

Halloween crepe paper rosette, vintage cat image on black library pocket.

Back cover ... one of my favorite vintage images...

And the vintage jack o lantern tag is my most fave image of all! I just love his derby.

Hope this book inspires you! More soon!

Paula Clare


Angela said...

Love the vintage images and the pumpkin pie spice label!!! Very cute...I love how you put random things together and make them tell a "story"..I ain't real good at that. Loved it!


parasols and maryjanes said...

Visiting your blog from Creative Breathing. This Hallo. book is extra special, very well done with terrific images. You've done a great and immaginative job.
Come visit me!

Linda said...

I just love this...the little details are perfect! I've bestowed the "Over The Top" blog award to you for cheerful and exuberant blog. Come visit and get the details...

Creative Breathing said...

Paula Clare, May I be your student? Oh my gosh what I have learned in this post! EEEK! Sticky out things everywhere, and ribbons, and who would have known that THAT is what those little binder thingies are for. I am over the top inspired! I have several people who just have to come and see.... you soon! E

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How beautiful!
You are very talented Paula!!! I love all the ephemera!
I'm so happy Elizabeth told me to drop by!!!


Scrap for Joy said...

Elizabeth told me if I came to see your tag book I would love it and she was right! All of your images and labels and trims work perfectly together. Great job! (I personally, love the pumpkin pie spice label!) Too, too cute!! Stop over if you have the time!

Paula Clare said...

Welcome friends! And thanks for stopping by!

Elizabeth from Creative Breathing is one of my most "rabid" (lol)fans! I just know her paper creations will be as fab and adorable as her felt ones! Can't wait to work alongside you all!

Hugs and paper kisses!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

This is over-the-top incredible. I'm speechless. I love every single wonderful touch. You must have had the time of your life making it.
Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Creative Breathing said...

Paula, I am back again! I went to my local scrapbook store and made my little tag book. They let me use their machine. It is on my Christmas list this year! I hope you don't mind my copying heavily from your tag book for ideas! I never in a million years would think of all the fold outs and hidden tags, and, Wow I am so excited to work on this! I can see I am ready to think outside the tag! Thank you for your inspiration! You are amazing! Elizabeth