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.
Mini Cloths Pin
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!!!