I have been sitting on this for a couple of weeks (not literally, but you get the idea) – there were a lot of requests for instructions for the Paper Bag Album that was the Marco’s Book Club project for March. And thanks to Chris Mach, here they are – complete with pictures.
Paper Bag Album
Stack 3 paper lunch bags on top of each other, alternating ends.
*Begin with bottom bag opening at the right side.
Keeping bags evenly stacked, fold in half to make a “book”.
Distress edges of all patterned papers (5 ¾” x 6”) and Desert Storm 5 ½” x 5 ½” squares with brown ink.
Adhere patterned papers about a ¼” from center folds as shown in photos.
Tags: fold ribbon in half, cover with half dark brown circle, and staple to center edge of Desert Storm square (fig. 3, 4, 6)
Left to Right: Figures 1, 2 & 3
Left to Right: Figures 4, 5 & 6
Color chipboard letter with gelatos; spray with Goosebumps and sprinkle with glitter. Set aside to dry (fig. 1). Stamp background on smaller label and distress with desired ink; layer onto brown label. *After finishing inside pages, complete cover with patterned paper, white Edgeability border and 2 1/2” x 6” patterned paper strip. Add pearls if desired; adhere layered labels and letter with strong adhesive. Punch three holes 1, 3, and 5 inches from left edge of cover; add rings and ribbon (fig. 1).
Emboss white strips (2”x5 ¾”) using stripe folder, distress with brown ink, wrap ribbon around end and tie. Layer corner punches as shown (fig. 2).
Distress Desert Storm strips (1 ½” x 5 ¾ “) with brown ink and adhere about ½” from top; add dark brown flowers and Candi Dots (fig. 3).
Tag: Stamp brown circles using new pencil eraser and ink on right side of 5 ½” x 5 ½ “ Desert Storm square; adhere dark brown strip as shown (fig. 3).
Emboss white strips (2” x 5 ¾”) using border folder; distress with brown ink and stamp center of flower with new pencil eraser and brown ink. Adhere to bottom of page (fig. 4).
Tag: Stamps butterflies (Hero Arts) in brown ink on left side.
Punch scallop border on both Desert Storm strips (1 ½” x 6”) and distress with brown ink. Adhere to outside edges as shown (fig. 5)
Cut 4 one inch squares from Desert Storm strip; round on pair of opposite corners of each square to create petal shape. Emboss with Swiss Dot folder and distress with brown ink. Adhere “petals” in left corner to form flower and add Candi Dot center (fig. 6)
Tag: Stamp with Newsprint Flower (Hero Arts) in brown ink.