Monday, 21 March 2011

Paper Bag Min Album - Part 2.

Monday again and today I have some more to add to my Paper Bag Mini Album Tutorial that I started yesterday.
When you have covered your album pages with paper or card of your choice you can then make a few file cards to slip into the pockets - these are great for adding extra photos or journaling.
As you can see in the picture above I have also made some little tags to fit into the smaller pockets. There are alot of pockets in this style of album so you can really go wild with loads of little extras like storing memento tickets, postcards or invitations.
Now you can make a cover for your album - take a look at the pictures first and then I will explain how I made it
You need to make a spine cover first - just enough to fit round the spine of your album but just stick it to the cover flaps. Before I stuck this down I punched two holes and added two jumbo eyelets to which I also inserted a D-ring. (Beware - this is very difficult to achieve once the spine cover has been stuck down. Believe me I speak from experience!) Then depending on how big you want your cover to be cut two pieces and stick them to the cover flaps overlapping the spine cover.
It is then up to you how you embellish your album - at the moment all I have done to mine is to add a band of elastic to help hold it closed and loads of ribbon and fibers have been tied on to the D-ring
OK - that's it for today - my album now awaits some photos and until I have enough spare time to do this it will sit on my desk and be stroked adoringly as these papers are getting fewer and fewer. Dose anyone else stroke their favourite papers?
If anyone is interested in making an album of their own like this I can offer two crafters the chance to receive eight paper bags - enough to make an album like the one I made above. All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post indicating that you want to make an album and on March 31st I will choose two names at random - if you are a follower and you leave a comment your name will be entered twice.
Right I'm off now - Mondays are always really busy for me but I shall be back soon - bye for now - Jacqueline xx.


  1. Of course I stroke my paper! Doesn't everyone?! I'd love to make one of those beautiful albums but the chances of me having the time to do so are zero! Enjoy putting the photos in.

  2. Oh yes please put my name in the draw I would love to give it a go.

  3. Your work/creations are beautiful....great....glad I "discovered" your web site.
    Chris in Colorado, USA