About this class
There is nothing quite like a “Do Not Enter” sign to make us want to go inside! And when it’s a creepy old house, maybe with overgrown bushes, and “CAUTION” “KEEP OUT” signs posted… and it’s Halloween season, sometimes the temptation is just too great (at least in the movies]! This book is designed to be just that… an OLD doorway with a big warning: DO NOT ENTER! We can’t resist peeking inside! There you will find hidden chambers, a ghostly transom, boarded-up windows, and lots of useful tricks and treats for stashing all the Halloween stories inside. We will be putting all the goodies from the HALLOWS22 bundle to work to build the book and adding sequenced stamping throughout. Whether you keep your door SPOOKY and uninviting, or more welcoming to the neighboring spooks, you are going to LOVE learning clever ways to add pages, windows, open-ables, and photos inside!
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About Heidi Swapp
Heidi Swapp is a storyteller, craft and decor designer, creative instructor, author, and speaker who firmly believes life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful. Her favorite job is that of wife and mother to five children, ranging in age from young adults to elementary school. She started connecting with audiences worldwide in 2000 through scrapbooking magazines and events, later sharing her passion for memory keeping through blogging, social media, and her signature line of creative products. Her large online audience rallied around the Swapp family when their oldest son, Cory, took his life in 2015 at age 16. Throughout this unbearable ordeal, Heidi has continued to share and connect, becoming an advocate for suicide prevention through community events and the Light the Fight podcast. Heidi’s work can be found on heidiswapp.com, @heidiswapp on Instagram, and facebook.com/heidiswapp.
Learn to make this mini-book with a unique cover design as well as lots of interesting page concepts and fun interactive inside pages.
It will take you about an hour and a half to watch the videos, then plan on spending between one and two hours crafting your books. Once you're done, have fun embellishing and adding photos and memories.
Go at your own pace! All lessons will be available at once, so you can work through the class content on a schedule that works for you.
Lesson 1: UnWelcome
Create a spooky front door for the album using a piece of patterned paper and stamps!
Lesson 2: Admission
With your stamps and inks handy, stamp up two tickets to use as embellishments in the book!
Lesson 3: Hidden In Plain Sight
Get ahead of the game by prepping the hidden compartments in the book!
Lesson 4: The Exterior
Construct the bones of the book!
Lesson 5: Ghostbusters
Add a clear, spooky window for the opening page of the book!
Lesson 6: Scary Stories
Create some of the inside pages for the book, including a pocket page and fold-out page!
Lesson 7: Secret Stories
Tuck a little mini book right into a secret compartment to hold additional photos & stories!
Lesson 8: No Peeking
Use the window chipboard piece to create interactive, openable flaps for hidden photos & stories!
Lesson 9: Shivers
Add the last few pages and details to the book, including an oversized tag page & a clear tag!