January 20, 2011

Thursday's Tutorial from Angi !!

Today Angi Barrs has a great tutorial for you that uses handy dandy paper bags. It's fun and easy and you can design it any way you like. Just have fun with it!

Materials You will need:
  • 3 Paper bags
  • Hole Puncher
  • Ribbon, eyelets, book rings, or fibers
  • Your favorite pattern paper
  • A bunch of your favorite embellishments
First lay your paper bags on top of each other. Make sure that the middle bag is going the opposite way of the first and the last bag. Adhere your bags together. You can adhere them using stitching, brads, staples or eyelets. I love to stitch/sew them together for better durability.

I also love the ready made built-in pockets that are formed when you put your paper bag album together. These pockets are great for storing mementos, cute tags, journal blocks, or any other keepsake.

Here's the paper bag album after it's put together and ready to decorate. Now it's time to make your pages.

With your paper trimmer cut enough patterned paper to cover each page. I cut each paper piece at 5" x 5.5".

Adhere each of your papers to the front cover and each page of your album. Also make sure to cut and adhere some photo mats or pockets to store journal tags. You can also ink the sides to make the mats stand out.

This is how one of my pages looks with journaling tags. I made the pocket with patterned paper.

Now it's time to embellish. I used various embellies from Me & My Big Ideas.

I add my ribbon last after I make sure all of my patterned paper and embellishments are sturdy and secure. Add different color and textured ribbon to make it more colorful.

Decorate your pages any way you want. It's best to use coordinating papers that match well together. I used paper from a ColorBok kit so that all the papers would go well together. Here are 2 of my pages in a side by side view.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today. Now it's your turn to create something fun using paper bags.

How cute is this !!

Tomorrow we have our Executive Reveal with Jan, our DT coordinator. Her eyes are still in shock with the bright colors she worked with !

Don't forget to link up your submission for our current color challenge !


Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

What a fun tutorial! Thank you Angi!

Tracy said...

Love it Angi! Paper bags are really so versatile and this is such a fun way to use them. Your papers and embellishments are so bright and cheery. Fantastic tutorial!

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Wow, Angi !!

Kristina said...

Super cute Angi, I love it!!

flowerdisco said...

so very cute--love it :)

C Stephens said...

Great Tutorial Angi!!! I need to try and make one of these.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I adore this and the ribbon accents are perfect!!

Kimberly Anne said...

Angi, this is so cute. I love the ribbon binding! How fun!