Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mini Album with Jen

Good morning Quick Quotes friends!  Jen here today to host the blog for you.

Hi mini album fans! I have a mini album to share with you today. I created the album using 3 paper bags, paper, ribbons and some embellishments. It’s a lot easier than it looks!

I started by folding 3 paper bags in half and alternating the direction of the bag openings:

Paperbag Album-1

Here is another view:

Paperbag Album-1a

I then covered the front and back of the album with paper from the Beautiful Life Collection . I created the binding with a strip of cardstock that I wrapped around the front and back. I then used my Crop-a-dile to punch holes through the binding of all three bags.  To secure the pages, I threaded Ribbon through the holes. The front cover of the album was created using a vellum quote from the Family Quote Bundle.

Paperbag Album
I then started decorating the inside pages:

Paperbag Album-2

I used punches to created decorative borders to some of the papers:

Paperbag Album-3

I created a pocket on one of the pages to hold a tag:
Paperbag Album-4

I added several vellum sentiments from an Itty Bitty Vellum Box

Paperbag Album-5

I used brads to attach several of the vellum quotes and I inked all of my papers with Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalking Ink:
Paperbag Album-6

The openings of the 3 bags became pockets that hold inserts. The inserts can be used for more photos or journaling:

Paperbag Album-7

Quick Quotes Items Used:
Beautiful Life Collection
Itty Bitty Vellum Box
Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Family Quote Bundle
Other Items Used:

Bling – Queen & Company
Acrylic Flowers – Queen & Company
Border Punch – Stampin Up
Tab Punch – Stampin Up

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Barb Craft said...

This is a fabulous mini album!! Thank you for showing us how you made it!

barb :)

Liz said...

I like the colors of paperline
Not a fan of the paper bag albums
They just don't hold up as well
I guess I'm a page protector type gal
The pages are very clean and simple which is nice!