Thursday, July 5, 2007

Paper Bag Album

Paper bag albums are a lot of fun to make. You can add as many pages as you would like for yours and decorate them however you like for any subject. For this tutorial, I'm just using two so you can have an idea of what to do.

1. You will need two (or however many you like) paper lunch bags. I usually find mine where the zip lock bags are. (Fig. 1)

2. Figure 2 shows you how to line them up...bottom to top. Then, just put one on top of the other one like in Figure 3.

3. Fold the whole thing in half (Fig. 4).

4. To bind it, you have a lot of options. Some of them are to sew them together, punch holes and tie with ribbon, staple it, bind it with a paper fasteners (like you would find on file folders), or even binder rings. Just use your imagination!

Figure 5 shows a finished one I did for my daughter several months ago.

Have fun playing!!

Loads of Love

Yesterday, I was playing around with my Prismacolors and thought the truck would be fun to color with them. I used them with odorless mineral spirits to blend them. Other supplies: Loads of Love and Loads of Love Accessories, Print background, Jet Black Staz-On, Ballet Blue Classic Ink, Going Gray Classic Ink, Very Vanilla cardstock, Ballet Blue cardstock, Pumpkin Pie cardstock, Perfect Layers and craft knife (for mat), Stampin' Dimensionals, aqua painter, blending stump, Mona Lisa odorless mineral spirits, and Prismacolors. Oh, and yes, I know it's a little early for pumpkins but they looked cute! : )