Saturday, December 24, 2011

Paper Bag Mini Album

WARNING!! : SUPER PHOTO HEAVY! Be prepared. Lol.
I made my very first paper bag mini album for my sister-in-law Amy of our babies, who are cousins :) I absolutely LOVE the way this came out! All the paper is from Best Creations Safari Boy 6"x6" collection

I started with 3 standard size lunch bags and I stacked them so every other page would have the opening of the bag for a pocket and folded them in half. I punched 3 holes and binded them with ribbons from my stash. I welded the letters for "cousins" from the Simply Sweet cartridge using design studio and inked the edges with brown and black then used stickles around the entire title and popped it up on foam dots. The lion sticker is from the Safari Boy kit and the flower is recollection from M's.

I used enamel accents in white for the little white dots.

I used diamond glaze for the water droplets on the flower.

All stickers are from Safari Boy collection

The second page has a pocket formed by the opening of the bag.

I took a 6"x 6" page from the collection, trimmed it to fit in the pocket and stamped it with a Hero Arts quote stamp and rounded the corners.

I put a picture of Amy, her baby sister, Angela, Kenzie, and her son Gyasi

I cut out one of the journal spots from the collection and popped it up and used an "angel" circle sticker also from the Safari Boy collection

I popped up "cuddly" on some pop dots as well from the collection

I just used a very pretty flower with a leaf from the sticker page of the collection to keep this page very pretty and clean

I added a monkey and 3 little flower stickers to this sweet page.

The monkey is a chipboard piece from the 12" x 12" collection of Safari Boy

This page also has a pocket

I did the same thing to all 3 pull out pages

and added a picture of the babies at the pumpkin patch on the back

I used the little letter stickers from the collection and spelled out "ouch!"

and a little crocodile picture popped up on pop dots to emphasize the chomping the kids are doing to the tray of Kenzie's stroller :)

again I cut out a journal spot and added a little circle sticker

And the last page has a pocket that holds the last pull out page

I left this one blank so Amy can write anything that she wants

I created a little pocket for the back of this page and added two little journal spots

I left these blank too for anything Amy wants to add to the book, I cut out half circles of the same pattern paper and adhered them to the tops for the little pull tabs.

And of course the back is stamped with "handmade with love"

I Hope You Like It!



Saundra said...

This is a fantastic mini! Loved viewing all the pics! Thanks for sharing with Scrappy Moms Stamps!

Karen Wilson said...

Beautiful and what a wonderful gift!