Friday, April 17, 2015

From Chipboard to Plan B - Paperbags

I really love how the mini album for Quintin turned out
using an old CD mailer here. Of course
once I get on the bandwagon about a particular product,
I tend to get carried away.
And I wanted to make one for Amelia's birthday.
Therefore I surfed the world wide net to find more and sadly,
there are no more being produced - which makes sense.
Who really uses CDs anymore.
 I took matters in my own hands and decided to make my own
as I had some really thin chipboard that would bend 
easily enough. After I connected the pocket page to the book I 
decided to sew the binding together.
And my sewing machine decided that it was not going to cooperate.
I could've lived with the messy stitching but it tore a chunk
out of the bottom - that couldn't be fixed - when I tried to rescue my
needle, bobbin and other parts caught in the mess.
 Thus Plan B evolved.
A paperbag mini album.
From the humble brown bag.
 And ta-da.
Using Little Yellow Bicycle mixed with Basic Grey,
some killer photos of an adorable kidlet,
with some awesome stamping and can we say adorable?
 Love the little pockets for extra photos on tags and
the back can also be used for journaling.

 Kept the pages simple.
However, I love that little girl and this Dear Lizzy
stamp collection is one of my favs.
 Snuck in a Paper Issues Swag Bag card for a mat.
 And used up those word wood veneers.
A total win-win.
Lil Miss Amelia turns 4 today.
Of course I'm late.
And that's good because had I been early, it might've snowed
again and I really don't want to be responsible for that.
Its spring already.


  1. very, very cool!!! love the paper bag idea!

  2. love doing those pretty easy breezy simple gift for someone..


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