A special soon-to-be Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American Crate Paper fans! This weekend, We leave you with a stunning paper bag Open Book mini album–a surprise last minute gift 'to us'from CP Gal, Ashley Cannon Newell.
I've been wanting to make a mini album for a while now. So, I picked a few of our most recent photos and just started one. Without much thought, I grabbed some glassine bags, patterned paper, and a handful of ephemera from the Open Book collection. I love how it turned out. And to think I got it done during nap times in one day is just unbelievable. I really surprised myself with how much I can do during that valuable time.
The gold and stripes trends inspired the cover of this mini album.
Using paper bags and patterned paper, I folded it in half and threaded some ribbon through to hold it all together. It was very easy to assemble and produces a lot of pages to fill it up with photos and all sorts of memories. The best part about using paper bags is that you can insert additional photos or memorabilia in the opening of the bags.
This is the middle of the book. You can see the ribbon 'binding' down the center.
I'm sure you have paper bags sitting around in your craft room. If not, it's a great excuse to go buy some now! Get out your Crate Paper products, some photos and start embellishing away. I'm sure you will love what you create, but the best part about it all is that your memories are preserved in such a special way.