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Friday, March 23, 2012

Paper Bag Album

Have ya' wondered where I've been :) ? I've never, ever made a paper bag album yet, and I've wanted to make one for a really long time. I looked online for some instructions and, WOW! Paper bag albums have come a long way baby!!! I found some awesome videos on Youtube by The Paper Trail for mini albums. I loved one of them so much, I set about to make one of my own :). That's where I've been... making paper bag albums! I had so much fun! I used the Everyday Enchantment DSP from the Sale-a-bration brochure. What PRETTY paper! This post has 19 photos so be prepared to be here for a few minutes :)...
The top of the book

The entire front cover (made with duck cloth that I painted with gloss acrylic paint)

Close up of the rose (Very Vanilla, inked with Peach Parfait)

Close up of the butterflies- added Dazzling Details

First two pages- the left side has a pocket

Pages 3 and 4- I used the Two Tags die and the Scalloped Envelope die

The other side of the center flap on pages 3 and 4

Pages 5 and 6- I used the Top Note and Beautiful Wings embosslit

Pages 7 and 8- used the Scribble Swirls Sizzlit and the new Hearts embosslit

Pages 8 and 9- not done yet

The last page and the back cover

Each page is two bags and makes two pockets side by side

I alternated punches to make the tabs on the pull outs that fit inside the pockets

Here you can see the two pull outs in the two pockets

Side view of the double pockets

The duck cloth cover from the side

The duck cloth back cover- the cover is all one piece and adhered to mat board covers

The pockets from the side

The side view pockets and flaps. There is a flap between each page.
I used coordinating card stock and inks to the Everyday Enchantment DSP- Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, and Peach Parfait. I used lots of stuff, including several punches and several dies, so if you have a particular question about any of them, please fire me an email :). Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!



Amanda Mertz said...

Barb this is absolutely GORGEOUS (yes I had to yell that!). I love this! You've inspired me for one of my Creative Crew projects for this month....we're supposed to make some kind of mini album and I love how you did the layout for this one! I love all the little details....punches, die cute, sparkles etc! Great job!

Kathi said...

This is just beautiful! I love the colors and how you embellished all the pages! I recently made my first paper bag album, they are so fun!

Atty said...

Great project Barb. Love the book, think it would make a wonderful recipe book.. :)

Kym said...

Barb, this is beautiful!!!! I love the flower and butterflies on the front-so sparkly. :) The pages inside are gorgeous too. Great job!!

Allison said...

Oh wow! This is amazing! Gorgeous colors, details, layouts, everything!

Lynn said...

WOW! I just love this! Beautifully put together & such nice details! I've never made a paper bag you've inspired me to want to make one.

Taylor B said...

WOW - I love this, especially the COVER!!!! All of it is very pretty! Way to go :)

Tiny Treasures by Tava said...

Beautiful album! The colors work great together! I gladly joined your site. I also enjoy creating paper bag albums.
Let's keep the sharing going!