Sunday, January 11, 2009

flirty valentine's day chunky paper bag scrapbook album

I am participating in several Valentine's Day swaps this year as Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday.
I am participating in Trish's Romancing the Charm Swap, Heather's Valentine's Day Card Swap, Priscila's Vintage Valentine Swap, Heidi's Very Vintage Valentine Swap, and I recently joined Kari's All that I love Swap. She is hosting this swap on her blog A Year of Color. Look here for more details.

But today I wanted to share a paper bag album I made for Valentine's Day.This album was inspired by the corset fabric. Besides the corset fabric, I also used music sheet fabric. I have an old French lesson book that I tore pages out to use in this book.
Some fun embellishments include: fibers, silk flowers, brads, charms, grubby tags,
paper clips, lace, and beads.I used vintage black and white pictures (which are reproductions).
I slipped lots of tags in the pockets of the album.

One of my favorite features about this album was the clasp on the envelope:

This is the final layout:

This is the back cover of the album.
a side view:

One of my favorites!

See more of my paper bag albums here. If you're interested in making your own paper bag album, I have tutorials here and here.