Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Technique Tuesday

Next Sunday (Sept. 13th) is Grandparents Day. Mini albums are a great gift for the occasion. We are going to make a paper bag album. It is also a great way to use up allot of your scraps, and extra ribbon that you have.

Once you have the bag assembled you now get to decorate as you like! I usually pre cut all my pages then decide what order I want to put them in. If some pages have large embellishments, try using that as a journaling page.

What is great about these little bag albums, is that pockets are created one the pages that have open ends. I like to staple ribbons to embellishments to create little tags. If you have extra photos that won't fit on your book, you can slide the photos into the pockets.

This is a really nice project to be able to start and finish in an afternoon. Even think of doing them assembly line style for multiple family members!
Have a super rest of the week.


Shirley said...

Great tutorial Valerie!

robin said...

what an adorable bag/album! :)

Colleen said...

I love the bag and you did great on the tutorial.