Sunday, September 29, 2013

Vertical Paper Bag Mini Album--The First of Several Installments

I recently watched a video series by mysistersscrapper on youtube. Following her very good directions, I put together this album for a sweet young lady who is getting married soon. My binding is different from hers, and I made the space between pages 1/2" rather than her 3/8". I had so much fun doing this, that I will definitely do another. I started with a Hobby Lobby page kit that had twelve papers and some embellishments and stickers. But I needed to add several other things. Check out the videos, stock up on paper, adhesives of various types, and lots of decorative items and kraft cardstock, and then give this a try. You won't be disappointed.
The front cover is a combination of gemstone letters  and a sticker from the Hobby Lobby pack, a die cut from the Old West Cricut cartridge, and some dimensional stickers (the rope).

For the spine I created a bangle with a Tim Holtz clasp chain to which I added several different-length strands made from wooden beads and plastic ones from Blue Moon. I also added two wooden hearts engraved with initials. I tied ribbons and jute to the strands.
To hold the book closed, I added another clasp be simply adding two more eyelets--one on the back cover, and one on the front.
The inside front cover. The flower is handmade from fine twine and has a button center and a pink scallop circle behind it. Hope you like it so far.

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