Snail Mail : SPOOKY FLIP BOOK

Ghostly greetings everyone!

I hope everyone is having a spook-tacular October! In this post I will be showing the Halloween/spooky themed flip book that I made for my dear pen pal AJ. Although I don’t believe it will get there in time for Halloween, it will still be a nice little surprise for her for our flip book swap!

6Eg8%i3JT5iwccpdI33aaQ.jpg I was very excited to be making a spooky flip book. Most of it was compiled with things from my stationary stash. The flip book was originally from a kit from Michael’s, which the background was blue, so I glued on my own scrap book paper on top to make it more spooky.

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First page, of opening the flip book

This is the inside of the cover of the flip book. The background of the inside was black with white dots, so I left it the same because it fit the spooky theme. I added the spiderweb banner at the top, so that the Happy Halloween stickers would stand out more at the top.

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Smaller flip

I really love how this little flip turned out. The candy stickers are 3D and stand out off the page, which is really fun. I also spelled out BOO in scrabble tile stickers, which is super cute. Inside the plastic bag, I included some fun fall themed confetti of maple leaves in multiple colours.

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This is the other side of the flip book. I glued on the metallic bat paper as the background for this page. The chandelier is a strong foam cut-out, that I attached with the double-sided foam so it is also 3D. The tarot card, was from a set of 21 that I bought at Michael’s which was in their Halloween stationery stuff. I used photo corners to stick it in, so that if she wished, she could remove it and use it for something else. It was a really cool design on the small selection of cards, they were all monsters, so the one I included was Frankenstein. I really like how it all turned out.

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I glued in the striped orange paper, to make another pocket so I could send a lot of cute stationery. I used double-sided tape, and added some stickers for decoration.

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In the pocket there was some Halloween paper, some 1900 styled people cut-outs, some spooky drink/ witch labels, some fall themed journaling cards, and cat stickers. On the other page, I glued on a small envelope which I filled with Halloween confetti for a little surprise.

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This envelope was already part of the flip book. I loved it because it gave me the idea for the Halloween theme, since it reminded me of Beetlejuice! I love that movie so much, it is the perfect movie to watch for Halloween! On the envelope I put on some bat washi-tape, and over top wrote “LETTER” in some cryptic alphabet stickers.

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On the back, I added some more very cute scrapbook paper. I absolutely LOVED the “trick or treat yo self” because as well all know, 2018 has been the year of the “treat yo’ self” saying. AND what a better time to enjoy treats other than Halloween? Above it, I used double-sided tape to fasten on a tea bag that was a vanilla chai cinnamon I believe, so I thought it would also fit the fall/spooky theme of the letter. I added one of the witch potion labels on top, although it sadly ended up slightly crooked but it still looks really cute.

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Envelope

The envelope I bought from a Dollarama, which is a standard shipping envelope that has bubble wrap on the inside for added protection in the shipping. Since the flip book was so elaborate I decided to do some more simple decorations on the envelope. I used stamps that I bought from Michael’s as well. I scrawled her address on the front in some almost calligraphy like script, but I didn’t want to take a photo of that to protect her privacy.

Over all, I think that the flip book turned out really great! I really hope she enjoys it, although I don’t believe it will reach the Philippines before Halloween. Hopefully it arrives safely and in good condition!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, and that my flip book may inspire you to make some spooky mail as well!

stay creative,

-Rachel

1 thought on “Snail Mail : SPOOKY FLIP BOOK

  1. Great idea! This post inspire me to do same 😁 Thankyou for sharing❤

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