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!