Friday, November 6, 2009

Paper Bag Album - Fall Beachy-ish

I took a class last night at my local scrapbook store. The woman teaching the class is a doll. She offered up all sorts of goodies from her stash for us to use. Extremely generous of her. Anyway, we were to choose the papers ourselves. I wanted a Fall colored album and found papers that made me happy.

It took a lot of effort on my part to get the structure of the album together. I tend to talk quite a bit when placed in a room with other women. Go figure. I work with mostly men all day. It was HEAVEN I tell ya. The estrogen was flowing last night. I made two new friends. Who like to play with paper and glue too. I see playdates in my future.

Anyway, here is what I came up with:

Album Cover
I didn't punch holes for the binder rings like the teacher wanted us to do. Instead I scored a piece of the cardstock and wrapped it around the front and back cover to make a spine.

Album cover with flap open

Inside pages 1 and 2.
The orange piece is a little page made from the bottom of the lunch bag.

Page 1 - Tag page sticking out
I used the inside of the bag for an additional page. Punched a half circle to make the page easier to see and get out.

Page 2 - Tag page sticking out
I did the same thing here for the tag page.

Another shot of page 2 open

Page 3 and 4
The pocket that the yellow tag/page is in is actually a bag that has been cut shorter.

Page 3 - Tag/page sticking out

Back cover

Ingredients: 4 lunch sized paper bags, 3 each 12x12 double sided patterned paper, 2 each 8.5x11 solid cardstock, embellishments, adhesive, paper cutter, assorted punches, ink (for distressing)
I can't tell you the name of the patterned paper. I usually don't keep track of these things. I don' t currently have a desire to be on any design teams, so I don't have a need to know. I also can't tell you which TV station is on which channel. Or who sings that song you are listening to. If I like something, I like it. I just don't know who makes, sings or acts in it. It's one of my charms.

Thanks for looking. If you have any questions, leave me a comment. I'll do my best to answer them.
A special thanks for putting up with my really bad photography. I have a class lined up. (I hope.)


Rosemary said...

Love this! I know we discussed on the phone but the pictures truly do it justice! This is nothing like the paper bag albums I've done; this is marvelous.

You couldn't have been yakking too much considering the good work you did!

Yes, your inability to know the song, movie, or creator of something is one of your most charming assets (LOL). Love ya!

lauren said...

oh wow. ♥WOW!!!♥ this is glorrrrrrrrrrious, miss jana! i love everything about it...which is saying something...since i am generally *not* a big fan of the color orange! (a position i shall now have to seriously re-think, given how much i love THIS masterpiece!) ♥