Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Paper Bag Mini Album

I have seen so many variations of a paper bag mini album on youtube and on other blogs. There are just so many ways to do it!

This is my first attempt at a paper bag mini. I found a package of paper bags at Hobby Lobby in bright green and hot pink. Just my colors!

To make the mini you line up the bags and fold them over, making sure bottoms are on the inside and the openings are at the top. Then you adjust the length of each bag so there are four pages that vary in length. Like this...

I punched two holes on the inside pages, punching all the way through the two bags, where the "spine" should be. Then I attached eyelets on the inside and outside of the mini. Stringing ribbon or fibers through with bind the book together.

I layered patterned paper over all my pages. A quick tip: to make the mini look more consistent I put green paper on the pink pages and pink paper on the green pages. I added several cute cuts from Create a Critter Cricut cartridge. You can only see the owl and butterfly. I cut them out in all layers with coordinating cardstock.

The last two pages have pockets on the inside (where the opening for the bag is). There's a lot of photo relastate on those pages. I loaded them with pics. Then I journaled throughout and added other pockets where I put tags and photos in.

My favorite paper bag mini album tutorial is by JewelsPaperJewels. She put a lot of detail into her mini. Gotta love it!

1 comment:

  1. I think this is my favorite project so far!! I just love the pull-outs and those little smiling faces!


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