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Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Christine`s Paper bag Mini Album

I have made this Album for a dear crafting friend, she is not to well at the moment so I made this to cheer her up   I Also sent her some lunch bags in case she wants to make one herself ,she has enough to make two mini albums

This is the front cover, I cut the little frame on the my cricut using an SVG file from Penny Duncan, I cut four of the frames then stuck them together to give a chipboard effect, the flower was also done on the cricut, this one I designed myself by having a little play with some shapes, i inked the edges and scrunched the flowers up before joining all the layers together with a pearl brad

For the next page I cut out her her sons name RYAN on the cricut glittered it up a bit with glamour dust, I also added some buttons to the side edge, for the smaller page I added some contrasting paper cut a tag on the bug and slipped this in the pocket

The next  pages I have left quite simple, I have cut a scroll corner edge again using one of Penny's files, this  can be used to slip in a photo of Ryan or some journalling mats,

these two pages are just covered in backing paper, I have left them plain so Christine can add her own photos , mats and embellishments

This is Sophie`s pages again her name has been cut and glittered and I have added some girly flowers to the corners, I have made a tag for the smaller page, it just slips into a paper band

Again on the other side I have added a corner to catch the photo edges ,and a large flower on the small page

Each of the edges of the Album have pockets , I have made some pull out mats ready for Photos or journaling to be added to by Christine, I have put some of the papers I have used onto the edges,

Here is the revers side of the mat shown above, again edged with pattern papers

For this one I added a blue ribbon and a matching blue flower.

Here is the back with a punched border

This time I made a mat in blue card and added two of the scroll corners photos can just be slipped inside, a few blue flowers to finish

I have added some lined papers to the back to journal on, rubbed an ink pad around the edges coloured a white flower with the same ink pad and added a cream one to the centre held together with a brad

ripped the edges of patter papers then layered up some flowers, only the one edge of the flower is stuck down so Christine can pop a photo edge underneath

This is the back to the one above done the same way but with different flowers

I have tied lots of different threads to the book rings, I have also added some beads to twine and also added a little made with love heart.
hope you like it Christine and have fun finishing it all off, would love to see what you do so show on your blog please
Hope you feel better soon
Big hugs


  1. Awe this is gorgeous Wendy thank you, you've really cheered me up no end (getting emotional now). You're so good to me and i really appreciate it. Unfortunatetly postie not delivered it yet. I'll be hounding te postie until he brings it to me....:-)

    Love you lots
    Christine xx

  2. What a wonderful gift Wendy! No I haven't chopped off the hair yet, but almost ready !

  3. Love this Wendy, i have that pad of papers, they are pretty yummy! i made a bag from an envelope, but this is such a brill idea, love it!
    take care

  4. Hola Wendy,
    This is just breath taking. First time that I get to see this type of crafting. Its worth every minute put into creating this mini album. Love it! TFS, Mima

  5. Fabulous Wendy what a great gift.
    Pat xx

  6. I have always wanted to do one of these, I have that list going- what beautiful job you did- let along make it for a friend!

  7. Nice blog...Beautiful cards! These florals are gorgeous and nice job illustrating them! Keep on posting.

  8. Hola Wendy,
    I want to thank you for your awesome blog and your lovely crafts. I have a gift for you on my blog site, please drop by and pick it up. Thanks again and keep up with this great blog. TFS, Mima

  9. What a lovely idea to cheer up a friend, much better than chocolates, this will last a life time and give much more pleasure. :-) xx

  10. Oh wow this is amazing there is so much to it all the papers go really well together and I love the beads on the front it is a very lucky friend getting this :D


    Amy xx

  11. gorgeous Book Wendy ! i have that yummy paper too !
    love that big bloom on the cover !
    maddy x


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