Wednesday, April 15, 2009

paper bag scrapbook album tutorial

When I came across my first paper bag album a few years ago, I really wanted to make one, and I couldn't find a tutorial, so I hope this is helpful. You may need to blow up the picture to see the itty bitty words. I thought it would be easier to have a a picture with the directions.

The rest is easy, but time consuming: designing your layouts and embellishing.

This is the cover. (I like to layer my paper bags with several sheets of patterned paper. I also add a strip of paper on the edge of the album to make it look like a book that's bound together).
There are 5 layouts in this book. I add pockets, journaling tags, and photo mats to my books. The purpose of my paper bag albums is that they be used as scrapbooks.
Here are several pictures of this paper bag album to give you ideas of how to embellish and design your layouts:

I hope it is helpful.

See more of my paper bag albums here. I also have another paper bag album tutorial here.