I am at Day 9 of my 25 Days of Christmas Challenge. This is a page of a 5 page mini album that I made for Krafthead at http://krafthead1.blogspot.com/. We did a swap between the two of us and I had a ball making this album. I don't want to spoil the whole album for her yet and post the whole thing so I will only show one page for now. I used decorative paper/gift bags to make this album. Okay, here it is...
I have not seen anyone using a bag in this fashion but I really like this method and it opens up the playing field on the types of bags you can use. Now, this is just one side of this bag, the reverse side is also decorated but again I don't want to spoil it for her.
Instead of using the bag on its side and altering the direction of the bag pattern I pulled out the gusset, folded it on itself and then glued it down for a strong spine. I love how this came out because it gave me a huge pocket to mat a large family photo or 4-5 3x5 or 4x6 photos or tons of smaller ones. With this method there is tons of space to create on.
I hand placed all the pearls and created a 5 page fold out for lots of photos on this page. At the very top of the page you will see a green polka-dotted tag that spans the width of the bag.
Once she received the album I will post a video of the album and how I made it.
What I used..
~Recollections card stock
~Studio G ink
~Flatback white pearls
~Making Memories Holiday paper
Until next time...