Thursday, January 29, 2009

Easy Paperbag Gift Album


About a year ago, my mom was admiring my 12x12 Scrapbook albums, saying how much she would love to have them at her house (she lives 6 hours away). So I decided to make it happen, well sort of!

I took photos of all my favourite LO's, I then digitally cropped them as much as possible and printed them at 4x6. I trimmed of the white ends off to make squares. I took 6 paper bags and quickly sewed up a paper bag album. I then took sticker alphas and put a cover together with some embellies. I attached all my mini LO pics with a glue runner. I then decorated some pages further by adding some stickers and a little bit of trim (I have a boy and his pages don't require a lot of cutesey embellies) .... and VOILA!

I gave it to her and she was thrilled to get to take home a part of the albums with her. The whole project took only a couple hours to make and it will have a lifetime of loving!

8 comments:

In My Head Studios said...

That is genius!!

Jemjoop said...

What a sweet album. I'll bet your Mom loved it.
Jen

Hollymark said...

That's so pretty!

Angelika@ Purple Sage Designz said...

Super idea, I use brown paperbags for a lot of stuff, but haven't seen an album made out of them yet.

The Naked Mushroom said...

This is an amazing idea!! It also a great way to be eco friendly and recycle!!! You need to market these for earth day!!!

brilliant!

Janelle said...

great job! I teach classes making paper-bag album, I love them too...great for kids crafts as well! (:

Anna said...

That is very clever...and much cheaper than making a whole entire scrapbook.

Chelsea Ling said...

aw, it's so cute!

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