Sunday, October 3


Greetings, dear readers!

As promised, I have finished the Waterfall PaperBag Album. Just wait til you see the adorably original elements I've added! Behold:

The outside cover:

See the little rubber bat and the adorable little characters poking their heads out? More about them in a minute (DO note the upside down bat...isn't he the sweetest?)

The inside of the front pages ...I just LOVE the glittering little tree! Crafty Secrets little owl image adds just the right nostalgia!

The Haunted House page...vintage German Dresden moon, and character brads strategically placed make this a place of a "Sweet Haunting." The vintage looking image is (once again) from Crafty Secrets Halloween Heartwarming Vintage.

The little "owl lair" inside the first paperbag insert:

Back of tag...I love the wacky looking cat in the free space!

This is one of my faves! It's a vintage treat back and the little spook at the top? A Cupcake topper! It's clear (sturdy) transparency so you can see the image from both sides. The little ghost came with several friends who will be making an appearance later in the bag!

The next page spread is the center of the book...I used these pages to stuff in some of my vintage ephemera ... playing cards, old photos, vintage labels, and an adorable Dolly Dingle image!

A Halloween bingo card becomes a pocket that holds vintage millinery, a mini fortune telling game, and another vintage image. I added the little ghosts "batty friend" and hung him upside down, as per his typical batty behavior. :-) The little owl button was part of a kit from Purple Pumpkin!

The final back page is the largest place to house a wonderful "something" of great trinkety value...behold, the Jack O'Lanterns Pumpkin Field Guide from Toymaker:

It's wonderful! The "ad" touts, "Completely Impractical and Portable"! HA! Get your own here! Lots of wonderfully fun paper for the downloading!

And finally, the back page...The witch "guards" another vintage treat bag, and an ACEO: Grumpy little witch looks like she's seen better days?! Perhaps her broom had a blow out?!

Creepy spider brads crawl all over the embossed spiderweb paper...

The End!

If you love how this bag turned out, why not make one for yourself? It's SO MUCH FUN!

More decorating and crafting coming your way! Hugs!

Paula Clare


mimi said...

Hello Paula,
My name is Mimi and I am the first "L" in Elizabeth's Halloween tag banner. I am so delighted to have participated in this swap and I can hardly wait to receive it in the mail. I just wanted to visit all of the participants to say hello as I have not had the opportuntiy to meet many of you. Your blog is wonderful and I just adore that Halloween bag book. Your attention to detail amazing. I will be back soon for another visit and for more inspiration.
So nice to meet you

A Vintage Chic said...

Absolutely fabulous, Miss Paula! I love each and every page...each and every detail...sheer vintage Halloween perfection!

Can't wait to see more of these...Christmas, perhaps?! Hope you're having a wonderful night, my friend!


Cat said...

love it so much! this might be my fave of all of your creations ever....
happy autumn and sorry for the lack of blogging. my hands are full with babe!

Creative Breathing said...

Paula! You know how much I love your poke out all over the place altered art books! I am going to try and make one of these for sure. WOW! This is soooo fantastic and fun! You inspire me with each project Paula! E

barncat said...

I must admit I really wasn't getting the whole waterfall book thing, but all put together and finished I do, it's wonderful! So cute, I bet you had a blast making this!

NanE said...

Love it, it turned out great Paula!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

You go girl, one happy crafter you are. I love your adorable works!
Thank you for entering my giveaway, I threw the Paula Clare notes in the big bowl, fingers crossed for YOU.
Do have a happy Monday! xxx

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

COMPLETELY wonderful!!! Kudos to you!

Creative Breathing said...

I'm back again with my paper bag sewn and ready to go. Clueless me! I couldn't figure out why you called this a waterfall album. NOW I see the BOO cascading down the pages! I just need to go to the first post now and hopefully understand the directions on the first attempt! Can't wait to play! E

Paula Clare said...

Oh E! YOu crack me up! You will "get it" on the first attempt...because *I* did! If it were difficult AT ALL I couldn't have figured it out...I'm "pattern challenged"! Can't wait to see what you come up with ... I have another paperbag album to play "show n tell" with! From a new friend on Etsy! It's AMAZING!

Suz said...

Wow, wow, wow!
I could look at that for hours!
Dazzling piece of work.

P.S.You must love to cut. I really find it very soothing;-)