March 18, 2011

Paper Bag Album
















Hi Everyone,

Lisa from Lisa's Craft Room coming to you today with my design. I had a hard time deciding what to present this month and then all of a sudden, it popped into my head to make a paper bag album, something that I love to make and I haven't made one in so long. I just got the Disney Classics cartridge at All Things Cricut, (their prices are awesome), so I decided to make this album for a friend. If anyone has this cartridge, you'll know what I mean and if you don't have it yet, let me just say that the images on it are so cute and they remind me of my childhood when I use to watch all these Disney Classics. Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, (love Jimminey Cricket), Bambi, you get the idea. I even watched them with my son when he was little. The only thing is, the pieces are all cut separate :( so it's a lot of work to adhere them, well some might think this is therapeutic or relaxing :) I am really not to happy about this, I wish I would have known this cartridge was like this before I linked it to my Gypsy :( Anyway, I am going to embellish it a little more, then my friend can embellish it the way she wants to. So, here is how I made my paper bag album:

First I got 5 paper bags, put them in opposite directions, as you can see by this picture. Then I folded them together, used my Crop a Dile to punch holes on the side. I used different twine and ribbon to tie in each hole. Then I covered each page with different cardstocks and patterned paper, I used some embellishments on some of the pages. Alice in Wonderland is on the cover with a dragonfly brad.































I put the queen of hearts on this page.




I added Tinkerbell to this page





































Thanks for stopping by. See you again soon. Thanks Sheila for having me again ;)

15 comments:

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Lisa this is a BEAUTIFUL mini album so adorable. Love the colors you chose and wow I have never even attempted one of these! Great album. Thanks for sharing with us today.

Cathy said...

wow, that is the first bag project I have seen, that is so neat!

Anonymous said...

Love love your album

Lisa said...

Thank you Sheila, you really need to try one, they are so easy and lots of fun, they can actually be addictive. :)

Java Jen's Creations said...

I love paper bag albums! This inspires me to make another one!! Yours is awesome!!

scrappinlil said...

OH this is too cute. Thanks for the inspiration, I have paper bags that I bought a few years ago to make cards out of, but I will have to try this technique..sounds really easy. Love your take on it...got to get that cart. TFS

Lori Apgar said...

Such a cute album!!! I will need to try one of these!

Audrey Frelx said...

Lisa, this is such a cute and adorable album!!! I've never done a bag album, but yours is certainly inspiring!

GabyCreates.com said...

Lisa, I too have to try one! Love yours! and I know what you mean about the little pieces, just don't try cutting them smaller than 4" or 5" high!--the bigger the easier

Michele said...

Wonderful album! Love those Disney characters and I know how had they are to make in such a small size but well worth it!

Lisa said...

Thank you ladies, I appreciate all of your sweet comments. Yes, Gaby, I cut them at 3" and I think that was still to small, I will take your advice. :)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Super adorable. I love paper bag albums. :)

JustYolie said...

Great project Lisa! Love that you're also using older paper from you stash! I recognize them as I have them too! :)

Tiny Treasures by Tava said...

How cute! The papers coordinate really well! I enjoy making these paper bag albums too! tinytreasuresbyt.blogspot.com

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