Saturday, October 22, 2011

Nicolette's Fall & Halloween Blog Hop | Day 2 MORE Mummies!!

Welcome to Day 2 of Nicolette's Fall & Halloween Blog Hop! I am so excited to be a part of this fun blog hop with these amazing ladies. As I am the second stop on the hop, you should have come from Nicollete's Blog Beyond Scrappin. If you just happened upon my blog, you may start at the beginning at Nicolette's blog here
Fall & Halloween Blog Hop
Remember yesterday when I said, "This year I can't seem to get enough of mummies." It's true...I think every rectangle in my house is going to be turned into a mummy! Today's project is another that I'm finishing up for my daughter's class. This year they are not having a party at school but rather are collecting items for a Halloween goodie bag. I always like to make something non-edible for these. This year, since drawing is probably my daughter's favorite thing to do I made little drawing notepads.
For this project you will need:
all supplies available through
small black rectangle of card stock
Google eyes and glue
2 pieces of Bazzill Book Board 2½×4"
4 pieces of 8½×½" white Bazzill card stock
Old Paper Distress Ink by Ranger
distressing tool
Bind-it-All and wire

Cut Bazzill card stock into ½" strips and distress.

 Ink distressed strips by lightly running Old Paper Distress Ink over the top of one side of strip.
Glue a piece of black card stock to one piece of Bazzill Board. Glue on Google Eyes.

 Add strips building up around eyes first to get that area to look like the eyes are behind the "gauze."
 Add strips until the whole surface is covered. Trim the edges and rub Old Paper Distress Ink over edges.
 With the Bind-it-All, cut holes in the cover and in the back board. Cut holes in the filler paper--I used 35 pieces of white paper as filler for these little notepads.
 Add the wire top to the notebook. To add this correctly, stack your notebook as it should appear correctly. Then flip the back cover over to the front cover and add wire so that the side with the in-between wires is along the back cover. Crimp the wire closed with the Bind-it-all and flip the back cover back to the back!

As a reminder you can catch my LIVE bi-monthly show leslierahye's crafty gig on the 2nd and 4th Friday's of the month! Hope to see you in my crowd!

Now for the next stop on the hop, stop by Michelle's blog Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs and see what fun ideas she has to share!


  1. Love this idea. The strips of paper really look like old bandages. Thank you for the tutorial and inspiration.

  2. Oh what fun.


  3. These mummy's are growing on me. I think I will try this with white duct tape on a wine bottle for my halloween cocktails. Thanks for sharing!
    lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

  4. Oh so super cute, Love it!!!
    Eva :0)
    I have a giveaway on my blog

  5. Love the mummy. Thanks for sharing a great idea.


  6. another fabby project - love it ! thanks for sharing this technique over the 2 days

  7. This is a brilliant note book x
    So much work gone into it.

    hugs sally x

    (ps.. I have candy up for grabs)

  8. Oh, so cute------I really thought it was cloth and great tutorial----
    Hugs, Anita

  9. I LOVE IT!!!! OH MY GOSH and it is all paper TFS!!!

  10. I love this idea Leslierahye! My daughter likes to draw too and she likes mummies - she would love this! Since she is 14, I will show it to her and see if she wants to make some. Thanks for the idea!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  11. Such a good idea I put it on for my week of Halloween creations :) Great mini album LR. X Fab

  12. Wow your mummy is so cute!

  13. Yet another great idea!!! I am loving all of your mummies!!! Makes me remember a card that I had made a while ago. TFS your great ideas.
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

  14. What a cute project.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  15. awww, this is so adorable! I love your project!

    Already a follower of your blog
    Bonnie C
    ascrapabove @ aol dot com

  16. OMG, this is so adorable! I did a mummy card (on my blog for the 13 days of Halloween hop - please come see it), but I love how you took it one step further and really distressed it! Wow, I'm gonna use your technique next time b/c it's way fab! Love it! TFS the instructions too. You used a different method than me, but I like the way yours turned out better!

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  17. This is a fabulous project! I am a new follower from crafty bloggers network :-) Elaine-xxx-

  18. Love this! I appreciate the instructions.


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