Saturday, August 22, 2009

Show Me Saturday

Hello All!

Given the economy many of us understand the trend for giving handmade items as gifts. I personally have always been a fan of making gifts for people because of the personal connection. I spend hours and lots of care and attention to make whatever item I choose to give. It's from my heart.

There are many paper crafts that you can make and give, but it can sometimes be overwhelming to know where to start. Today we'll focus on a paper bag album. Lunch bags turned beautiful. I love giving paper back albums because the base of the book is inexpensive, but I can turn it into a irreplaceable keep sake.

Here are the instructions that I use. This site also has other mini album ideas and instructions. Check out the calendar!

Here are some samples of paper bag albums. This one as you can see was title, "A Mother's Love" and was donated to a charity auction.

Front Cover

One of the pages--this one actually lifts up for photo or journal spot

The removable tags--tucked into the pockets

Side view

Show my what your albums look like! I'd love to see what you create!


  1. O urs is soooo pretty! I dont have the patient to beautify something in that manner.

  2. Thank you for the compliment. I appreciate you looking around. I'm hoping that you'll see that you can make something just as beautiful,and more!