Love Paper Sack Mini Album

Hi everyone!!! I have been sooooo busy creating cards, swaps and design team projects and I just haven’t got around to blogging but I’m now back to share one of my projects I created for a swap I was in on Facebook. We had to altered a 300 count matchbox into a Valentine’s Day theme and add handmade goodies inside of it. Well, I’m going to share the mini album I created using five 4″x6″ paper sacks. I did cut the tops down a little so the mini would fit into the matchbox. I used Baker’s twine to bind it together.

I used bits and pieces of leftover cardstock, scrapbook paper, lace, stickers and images to put this adorable mini together.

I also put together a package of die cuts, stickers, ribbon and dew drops so my swap partner, Norma, could add more to the pages if she wanted to.

Also I shared this mini and matchbox on Maya Roads Facebook page for a challenge they had going on…there is a chance to win a prize package. I have my fingers and toes crossed that I win something. 🙂
Come back Tuesday (treat holder) and Wednesday (matchbox)  to see what I created.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is awesome and enjoy creating!!!

Robin’s Nest: Sew Special

Hi everyone! I hope your weekend has been wonderful. I’m here to share a fun little project I created for the Robin’s Nest. But first can I ask you something? Can you keep a secret??? I hope you can cause I’m getting ready to share with you  a mini paper bag album I created for my mom for Mother’s day using the Glitter Sobert Cardstock  collection which is on sale this month over on the Robin’s Nest site 
I want to brag on my mom for a minute. My mom is super talented in her own right.  Never had any type of art training…other than when I took a couple of folk art painting classes she asked me to show her what I learned. I do “ok” at painting. Well with what little I showed my mom she ran with it. She is a incredibly talented painter and crafter I might add.  🙂
Thanks for letting me brag on my mom and now back to my project. 🙂 I only used two little paperbags to create this little mini album and it is quick to make too.
Below is the supplies I used for this project.
Supplies Used:
Lakeside Dew Drops
Two 3.5″ x 2″ x 6.75″ small paperbags 
Baker’s Twine
Mini Cloths Pin
Prima flowers
Bits of trim
Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers
Sizzlets Large Sewing Machine and Bobbins Diecut
SU Sizzix Bigz Scallops Squares Duo
Sizzix Flower, Daisies #2
Sizzix XL Banner, Layered Oval Scallop Diecut
Tim Holtz Alterations College Embossing Folder and Scallops Diecut
Tim Holtz On the Edge Scallops Diecut
Sizzix Flourish Embossing Folder
The Paper Studio Script Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Seal Punch
Stampabilities Sewing Clear Stamp set
Martha Stewart Ocean Chalk ink

First you need to fold one of your bags two inches down from the top.

Insert the 2 inch part of the bag into the other bag and glue down to the inside back of the flat bag. I used Zip Dry Paper Glue since I don’t want my mini to come a part.
Next measure 1/2 inch down on the flat bag. Cut to your 1/2 inch mark on either side of your bag and fold over. Now cut off the folded tabs edge that are in between the long 1/2 inch flap. Discard and adhere the long flap down. Also ink all edges of both bags.
Cut a piece of Kiwi Glitter Sobert Cardstock to 3 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Slide cardstock down inside pocket and other end of card stock slide up under the flap of the bottom of the bag.
Cut a 3 1/2 x 5 inch piece of Blue Raspberry Glitter Sobert Cardstock to fit the paperbag that I cut a 1/2 inches off the tab. Slide cardstock up under bottom of the bag flat and adhere to paperbag.
Cut a 3 1/2 x 8 inch piece of Aqua Marine Glitter Sobert Cardstock. Fold one end an inch from the bottom and then measure 3 1/2 inches from the 1 inch mark and the other 3 1/2 end I used the Tim Holtz On the Edge Scallops die. Slide the one inch folded end up under the flap and glue down. The flaps (bottom of bag) on both side add a strip of glue on each side of the flap to make a pocket to slide mini tags in. Also cut two 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches of kiwi and blue raspberry glitter sobert cardstock and glue to the top of each flap (bottom of bag).
Next I cut tags in various sizes to fit all three pockets inside the mini. Some of them I embossed  with theTim Holtz Alterations College Embossing Folder.
I also added a pocket to the back of the mini which I embossed with The Paper Studio Script Embossing Folder. I cut a tag from Sizzix XL Banner, Layered Oval Scallop die and embossed it with Sizzix Flourish Embossing Folder.
The front of the mini I added another pocket which I embossed with Tim Holtz Alterations College Embossing Folder. I also used the Sizzlets Large Sewing Machine and Bobbins die and along with the Chocolate Brown Classic Glitter Cardstock I cut the vintage sewing machine out and embossed. The bobbins I wound bakers twine around each one and then I embellished with flowers, trim, buttons and stickers.
I cut a scalloped square with the SU Sizzix Bigz Scallops Squares Duo die. Inked the edges of the square, added a stamped vintage sewing machine and then added computer typed sentiment. Last but not least I added a mini cloths pin to keep the album close.  
Now all my mom has to do is add photos and journal. 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by and remember to drop by the Robin’s Nest site and check out the sell that is going on the glitter sobert cardstock and be sure to stop by the Chattering Robin’s blog to see what the other design team members are creating. 
Hope your day is wonderful and remember enjoy creating!!!

This and That Paperbag Album

The inspiration for this little mini paperbag album comes from a vintage doll head charm from art.i.cake by Amy Labbe that I bought at Michaels. Even though it cost a little bit more than what I would normally spend on charms I knew I had to have it.


 I used a 6×6 pad of Echo Park’s This and That Graceful paper collection.

The whole mini came together perfectly. I used lace, buttons, ribbon, velvet ric rac, Prima and Making Memories flowers, Crafty Secrets butterfly image, The Robin’s Nest Dew Drops, buttons, baker’s twine and a Li’l Davis Designs bookplate.

The inside of this mini there is plenty of room to journal and add photos with the two tags that can be pulled out on the inside cover and on the opposite page there is a tag that is folded into thirds which gives you six places (front and back) to add your thoughts or little mementos. 

The doll head stamp that I used for the mini page is by Pink Persimmons and the little butterfly stamp is by Christy Tomlinson and I used part of a paper doily I had in my stash. 🙂 

A close up view…I used some of my own blush makeup for her cheeks since I couldn’t find my chalk pastels. I think it turned out nice. 🙂 Plus the little striped yellow and white scrapbook paper is actually a tag that can be pulled out from behind the doll head.

The handmade pocket is made from a old book which I received in a tag swap. I also used a old ticket stub as a tab for one of the tag inserts. 

The last pages with more tags.

A inside closeup of crafty goodness 🙂

I hope you have enjoyed this little mini as much as I enjoyed creating it. Thanks for stopping by and looking and enjoy creating!!!