Boy, it's been a frustrating few weeks with Blogger. Can't upload pictures directly from Picasa to Blogger. Stalls out when inserting pictures into a post. Inserts pictures in rotated form with no way of correcting. It's getting old! I guess that's what you get for using a free application! LOL
Anyway, I realized recently that it's been awhile since I've shared any projects -- the "cardstock" in "Of Cats and Cardstock". It's not that I haven't been making stuff!
Here are a few pictures of a paper bag album I made as a project sample for Memory Bound. It's been a long time since I've made a paper bag album, so it was fun to make one again using some different techniques! Instructions and supplies for this album are available at Memory Bound. :)
I started with three paper bags and I trimmed the bottoms off so there would be a "slot" at each end. Then I scored them so that the edges would be staggered when folded. Once I had the look I was going for, I stitched through the center of the bags with bakers' twine. (That's about the extent of my sewing abilities, folks!)
Once I had the base assembled, I decorated the pages of the album. I kept the color scheme very simple, adding teal and white to the kraft/red bags. The design is simple as well, with die cut hearts, photo mats, and small captions.
Ugh! I'm sorry I can't rotate these pictures. They were correct when I uploaded them! Just turn your head. :) As you can see, I slipped die cut pieces into the slots or pockets in the bags. This provides additional space for photos or sentiments.
Here's the album cover. I found these cool metal keyholes at Memory Bound so decided the album would have a "Keys to My Heart" theme, with each page representing one "key", such as kindness, patience, etc.
This was a fun project for Valentine's Day!