SHOW ME SUNDAY BY: Angie

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I am going to show you how I made my Easter Mini Album. I went with a paperbag album because you can add as many "pages/bags" as needed. The openings in the bags gives you lots of pockets to add photos and other fun stuff. Here is my take on the "Paperbag Album".


Just a few of the things you mightneed:
Paper lunch bags(I used 5),chipboard,ruler,paper trimmer,sanding block.

On the open edge of the paperbags tear about an inch strip off to give it a ruff edge. Then from the chipboard, cut 2 pieces just slightly bigger than your paperbags.
These will be the front & back of your album.

Front cover: This might seem hard but look at my photo you will see what I mean...Take one of those chipboard pieces eyeball the size of the bottom of the paperbag...cut like my photo...this will let your album open on that cut...


Now cover all 3 pieces of chipboard front & back with paper..I use Modge Podge.I like to finish the edges with the sanding block and ink the edges also.

Now that you have all the chipboard covered it's time to work on the inside. Stack the paper bags on top of each other. Glue the bottom of the bags to each other one at a time till you have all your bags glued.



Take the stack of paperbags and glue it to the chipboard back cover. Then glue that smaller chipboard piece of your front cover on top of your stack of paper bags. Now glue the second front chipboard piece to the first paperbag. Make sure you leave a tiny space between the 2 chipboard pieces so your album cover will open.


I finished up the album by cutting cardstock for the inside of the bags. On the outside of the paperbags I added a strip of paper right in the middle with a few diecuts I made. If you want to see more of this album you can go to my blog I plan of showing more of the pages and page inserts.

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11 Responses to “SHOW ME SUNDAY BY: Angie”

kissinia said...

Brilliant idea!

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

Love it! Your first photo with a bit of Tim Holtz ink in it got me hooked! Such a cute idea.

Colleen said...

Very cute

Linda said...

Wow what a great idea and a great tutorial too!!!!

melshappyscrappyplace said...

This is a super cute project-love it!

Ann said...

Great job, Angie!

Angela said...

Angie! this is sensational!!! fabulous! love it!!

Lori Apgar said...

What a cute mini!! Thanks for the tutorial. I have not made one of these yet!!!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [21 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

ruth said...

Amazing album!!! Way to get creative!

Fern said...

Angie, this is Fabulous!!!! I love it!! Hugs!!