Thursday, January 29, 2009

Paper Bag Album...Valentine's Style

I thought I'd share something a bit different today. This is my first paper bag album I made. I made it for my husband a few years back. And since that time of year is approaching...I thought I'd share it here to inspire you.

As with any of my "theme" albums I stuck to a color scheme (red/brown) and style throughout the album. I "distressed" everything by sponging on brown ink (or dragging directly on the ink pad). I stuck with gold embellishments (gold embossing, gold eyelets, gold mini brads). I used hearts throughout as well - in particular I used a heart template and sponged INSIDE the heart with red on the pages and on one of the covers. I also used the same "layout" to each page...a list of things I loved about him as well as a quote about love...all using the same font. Those little consistencies are what (to me) tie an album together.

I had never made a paper bag album before so I "winged" it. I'm not sure this is how it's supposed to be put together...but it's how I made mine (the quick and easy way!). The album is composed of 4 paper bags with the bottoms cut off. For the binding I wrapped some cardstock around the cut off ends and then stapled through the whole thing.

So...let's see the album! I only showed a couple of the pull out pages...I figured you could use your imagination (and dh and I could use the privacy! LOL). If you'd like to see any of the pictures larger...just click on the picture to enlarge.

Outside front cover:

First pull out from inside front cover:

Second "outside" page:

Second "inside" page:

Third "outside" page:

Fourth "outside" page:

All stamps are Close To My Heart. Hope you enjoyed a scrapbook instead of a card for a change!



Seleise said...

This is a beautiful album, Jane! I love the layering you did on the pull-outs as well as the quotes. What a special, special gift!

Jovita said...

WOW Jane this is beautiful, all the pages look wonderful. A perfect Valentine's gift.

catt871 said...

Wow Jane, this is GORGEOUS!!!!!! I bet hubby loved it!!!!!

StampnInkLady said...

Jane this is absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for sharing it! Hugs Lori said...

Jane this is wonderful. I have always thought these would be hard to make. The quotes and pull outs are nicely done.

Deb said...

absolutely stunning, love this, such alot of work which goes to show how much he means to you! Have a great weekend! Hugs Debx

Marcia P said...

Wow this is beautiful Jane. The amount of work in this shows how much your husband means to you.


Hi Jane, Thanks for dropping by and posting. You really wowed me with your beautiful cards. I see that you are in a splitcoast stampers club. Maybe you would like to join the SBS group I am in. Just click back to my site and check it out.Well anywho, Thanks for your time, Gina;)