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Monday, May 23, 2016

Mini paper bag album for swap

A group I am in  had a challenge/swap.  The challenge was to use five tiny sack for pages in a mini album.  These little sacks measured about 2.75 inch x 4 inch.  It was required that the bags would be the pages and each bag would hold a tag or folder.  I chose to make my album into a mini drop side boxed album.  I used a pattern that I had purchased from Paper Hoarder Disorder to make this album, but made it a lot smaller than the pattern size.

The swap part is when all books were done we drew names to see who to mail each book to.  I am so excited because I won my niece's book.  I mailed mine to a lady in Canada.

This is the outside of my little album.  I added metal corners on the top and then put flowers for accent.  "Memories" was cut using my Silhouette.  I used a little latch to hold it closed.  Of course a little stickles on the flowers is a must for me!  lol






When you open the box, the sides drop down allowing you to look through the book.  I added blank mats so titles, dates and other journaling may be added.




 The first page is made up of a pocket containing a little folder.
It is help secure with a magnet.  





The next pages are a little fold out that is also held closed with magnets.  A pocket page follows which holds a tiny envelope with note card and a post card embellishment.





 The next set of pages is once again a pocket page with two little tags and a page with a foldout containing a removable folder.





On the next set of pages you will find a little waterfall album on one side and another pocket page on the other.  The waterfall contains three pages.






This second page is just another pocket with a couple little tags again.




The last set of pages are another pocket page and a little fold out held shut by the string and button closure.




Each little bag holds a tag with lined paper on one side for writing and patterned paper on the other for photos.  I used a die to cut the scalloped edges for added design.



The papers I used are from miscellaneous 6x6 paper pads.  The little flowers and flourishes throughout the book are from dies I purchased from Expo a couple years ago.  The flowers are finished off by adding a flat back pearl to the centers and adding stickles to the green areas. 

I hope the recipient of this little album will love it as much as I loved making it for her.  Thank you for stopping by.  May God bless you always.


4 comments:

  1. This album is gorgeous and I'm sure whoever the lucky lady is, she will absolutely love it.
    All the best
    Vivian

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  2. Fantastic is too mild a word but the best I have.

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  3. Beautiful! I love pink and vintage together! Are there cut instructions available for this? Thanks! Monica from Ohio

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    1. Thank you for your wonderful compliment. There is no pattern actually for this project. I just used the paper bags as my guide to how big to cut things. I have never written a pattern or tutorial and not sure if I could. lol I will be happy to answer any questions you may have along the way though. Thank you again.

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