Wednesday, July 2, 2014

French Country Vertical Paper Bag Mini Album

It is hard to believe that this is a paper bag album.  The method that Kathy Orta uses to assemble this beauty is brilliant and turns an ordinary creation into a special gift.

I used the Graphic 45 French Country collection of papers that I found at my local Scrapbook Central store.  This paper is so beautiful it begs to be used for a special project.  

It is almost impossible to see but the body of the rooster and the flowers are dimensional.  After cutting out the images and dry fitting them to the page, I shaped the paper with my fingers and gentle pressure to just the rights spots.  Pop-dots help to hold the centre portions up.  Wet glue is used all along the outside edge to hold it all down in place.

First page
Page open
I linked the tutorial to Kathy's name above.  The bag is attached with a binding pocket to her normal hidden hinge system.  You can see that there are lots of pockets for photos and tags.

Back of page 1 and front of page 2
The page binding forms a belly band and I slipped in tags.  The paper bag also allows for multiple items including more tags for photos and journaling.

Pages 2 - 3

Pages 3 - 4
Page 4 - 5

Page 5 - 6

Inside back cover
I having a great time making my way through a number of Kathy Orta's tutorials.  They are easy to follow and I am learning new techniques that will help me design my own tutorials some day.

Challenges for this beauty:

On to my next project! Have a wonderful day!



Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Amazing, stunning, gorgeous, beautiful all of these and more Nancy. I love the album, but there does not appear to be a paper bag in sight. So I'm off now to see if I can find the tutorial on You tube.

Sue xx

Nana said...

This is absolutely stunning. I love it. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

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Dr Sonia S V said...

Nancy what a beautiful project you have created and Thank you for sharing the link to an awesome site
Dr Sonia

Unknown said...

Im not really sure what to call it but this project is real cool and different I LOVE IT

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning. Such a wonderful design. I love the papers you have used and fabulous detailing.
Thank you for the link to Kathy's blog, I will definitely having a look later.
Sue xx

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Nancy I am blown away by your awesome journal, I think what you have created is something very wonderful also beautiful stupendous work.
lorraine x

Pam said...

This is just gorgeous!

Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

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Tina Chianna said...

Such an amazing project with so much gone into it!! Thanks for sharing with us at the sisters of craft challenge and good luck. Tina DT x

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for sharing your delightful crafting for my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for July - hope to see you again soon. x

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Great project, thanks so much for joining us over at the Sister's of Craft....Good Luck!
Hugs Donna DT xx