Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Gothic Scrapbook

 Since I have scapbooked for years,  Baby M has asked me to construct her wedding book.  After all, who better then the woman who captured each of her first 18 years in acid free card stock glory?  I don't go in for these new digital scrapbooks - I like things I can touch.  

Firstly, she and I each shopped online and acquired some fun scrap papers.  We found, unbeknownst to one another, spooky autumn papers by Ali Daniels on amazon and each ordered a book.

I also found a beautiful book of Skull, Rose and Lace papers

Turns out two of the spooky autumn works great as we are doing a 12x12 album and the paper is only 8 1/2 by 8 1/2.

Next we planned the book.  I used to just launch in and start scrapping but about 8 books in, I realized that planning really makes a much better book with fewer mistakes and improved design.  We sorted pictures, decided on page themes, discussed where journaling was necessary, and gathered the ephemera we wanted to include.  Baby M pressed flowers from her bouquet so those are going in as well as the invitation and the save the date.

We are doing this all in a 12x12 creative memories book with black pages.  Now I must remaster the laser cutter at the library so I can customize the headers.  After all, If I try to order wedding laser cuts online, I will get a lot of white bells and doves rather than black spider webs and ravens. Better make my own.

Finally, I could not resist ordering two fun little paper punches online from a craft store in the UK.

These were affordable and the shipping reasonable.  I got a bat and a cat because nothing screams I married the love of my life like tiny paper bats.


  1. This sounds like a Wedding Book that would bring a tear to the eyes of Morticia and Gomez Addams. Have fun creating it! (I know you will!)

    1. Always looking to channel my inner Morticia!