Monday, November 10, 2008

Paper Bag Book

Let’s talk paper bags…

These are so much fun to do and perfect for fall albums.

So here’s what you need-

Alternate them as you lay them out in the opposite directions like this-

Once they are laid out, you will need to make sure you have some ribbon handy. Take your stack of bags and fold the entire stack in half together, like this-

Give the seem a good hard crease. (A bone file or the side of a zig writer work good to enforce it.) Tie the ribbon around at the crease to hold your album together. There you go! The hardest part is done!

From here we decorate our albums to taste. That is one of the reasons I love doing these types of albums- the possibilities are endless. For this album, I wanted to add pull-outs. I measured the dimensions of the space in my bag and cut some basic cardstock. Then I cut some smaller circles out of the digital paper I printed. Add a little glue and fold the circle over the edge like this to reinforce (and decorate) the paper that will be slid in and out.

At a side view of your album you can see that two of these will fit into each open end of a bag. Decorate them, add pics or journalling, whatever your heart desires. Be creative! For this album I used Funky Fall collab kit by Amanda Heimann and Kelley Mickus.

And don’t forget to do something fun and fab to the cover of your album. Here I used the digital papers I printed off to layer. I stamped fall on with acrylic paint and inked around the edges with a coordinating color.

I hope you have fun with this! I would love to see your project so drop me a link if you'd like! :)

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