Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Love Bug Album

A sweet lady (Pam from Our Sheltering Tree) recently performed a Random Act of Kindness on behalf of my daughter.  I wanted to let her know how much I appreciated her thoughtful gift that made our day a little bit brighter, so I decided to make her a Love Bug Paper Bag Album to put pictures of her 3 (soon to be 4) sweet grand kids in.  I included lady bugs (or "love bugs) throughout the entire album. 
If you've never made one of these - you're missing out on a LOT of fun!  Here's a quick tutorial to get you started from the Scrapbook Crazy website.  (there are other fun albums to make on the sidebar - as well as a few other ways to use your paper bags!)

First two pages:
Each double page also has a matching insert to be pulled out of the paper bag's "pockets."  For this page it pulls out on the left (not sure if you can see that polka-a-dot tab sticking out or not).
Here's the insert
The next two pages
Now the fun things about this page is that ladybug on the right --- she opens up her wings for you to journal under
And here's the insert that matches these pages

Wanted to leave you with a link -- here's a great tutorial on making a "mini" album using 4 legal size inter-office envelopes. Found this last week through the Whipperberry Friday Flair links.   I want to make one sometime soon -- maybe as a gift.......love that it has pockets!
This post linked to: Take a Look Tuesday 
                              Whipperberry Friday Flair
[To see the second 1/2 of the album - click here ]


Rhondi said...

This is so cute! She will love it!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

You are so nice! You did a great job!

Sophia said...

That's adorable! You make wonderful mini albums!

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Linda said...

Beautiful. Very nice, indeed. Best wishes, Linda


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