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Thursday, July 25, 2013

ice cream themed paper bag album

I mentioned yesterday that I am putting together an ice cream kit for my etsy shop.  Because I was gathering goodies, I pulled out all ice cream themed embellishments and papers I had in my stash.  Some of this stuff I've been hoarding for years, so I decided enough is enough- I'm making something.
I decided to make a mini paper bag album.  In my first paper bag album tutorial, I mentioned there were several ways to bind a paper bag.  That time I used paper.  This time I used book rings.  Easy.
First, I cut my coordinating paper to size (4" by 4" for this one. Each lunch bag is 8" by 4" in size). I folded the paper bags in half and then adhered my paper.

Then I punched holes in two of the corners where I would be binding my album.
Finally, I added my embellishments- flashcards, labels, rhinestones, stickers, buttons, etc.

This is the front cover:
The first layout:
The second layout:
The third layout:
The fourth layout:
The fifth and final layout:
and the back cover:
A few summers ago, my husband said we would go get ice cream with our daughters every Friday to start the weekend together.  It was a nice, little tradition. I think we should start that up when they go to school as a last hurrah for summer.  The days are going to get busy with school, and we need to squeeze in every, little bit of summer we can.  I'll be using the little album for those pictures.

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