Hi everyone, I’m back. It’s been busy in my world. I’m a few days late on this project but, I really hope you try it. I now have 63 followers so, I hope at least 15 of you try this challenge.
Me and my friend Emma at puddlesidemusing.wordpress.com have been chatting about challenging ourselves to create something and show it on our blogs. We’ve decide to challenge you, yes our readers, to do the same. The craft we have decided to go with this time is a paper bag album. There’s no theme or style. The idea is simple, create a mini album using a paper bag as the base. We’ve set a deadline for Sept.16. Since I’m late you can be as late as Sept. 18.
To sum up the basics of this challenge
- CRAFT: paper Bag Album
- STYLE: none
DEADLINE: Sept.16 ish!
It’s as simple as that. I’d love to see what you come up with. Let me see what you have made and also go to Emma’s blog and link it to her’s too.
If you get stuck for inspiration for your album, go to “youtube”. I found this idea from DawnInspirations under “one paper bag brag wallet tutorial”. Trust me you will find something to make.
Here is what I made! Pull out your paper cutter, your favorite cutters, tape, paper and those paper bags! These are the paper bags I used. You could use the ones we call lunch bags.I used four pieces of scrap book papers and one solid brown piece that was card stock.I also used these magnets but, you don’t have too. I’m not sure these are strong enough.This is showing you to cut the brown piece 5 7/8 X 5 1/2 and score at 1″ & 1 1/8″ then put tape and tuck it in the sides of the bag. You must cut a slant out for it to fit.Now! Cut the cover piece straight or you will see the paper bag. Yes even with a cutter I can mess up a straight line. This is the top flap and the bottom that flips up over the paper bag.This is my front with the paper over the brown cover, polka dots on the bottom piece.This is the middle. I forgot to say you must score the paper bag at 6″ and fold it up. Where it say’s “Live laugh love is the open part of the bag, length wise, on the right side is the bottom of the bag. The open part of the bag I made tags to put pictures on. You can put a picture under the laugh.Here it is open up the other way. You can put a picture under live. To the right or live is the bottom of the bag, you could glue it down or make another spot for pictures.Here it is so you can see where the tags go. It’s more confessing than I thought.This was fun to make. Getting the right cuts is “most” important, trust me. As you can see here the paper bag is the middle of this album. You make the top cover and the bottom cover and tuck it into the side of the bag to give it a flap up and a flap down. I used paper that went together but, you could really mix it up and make it a master piece. Making tags that hold journaling pages or just pictures go into the open part of the bags makes this album so cute.
I can’t wait to see what you make. Be like me and bring out that paper and make it fun. I must say it will take you some time but, don’t give up. Go to youtube it’s amazing for help.
Remember to also go to my friend Emma’s blog, she is amazing!
The challenge is on. I have 63 followers. Some of you don’t craft so I understand you won’t be doing this. Some of you craft but, not with paper so I get that too. But, some of you…I started this blog from finding your crafting bug…ok if you follow someone who paper crafts then please ask them to come visit me or Emma and have them do this for you.
I love a challenge don’t you?