As much as I love the patterns and themes of new paper collections and embellishments you just can't forget about the importance of great basics! The Kraft and Glassine bags from the Artist Edition line are perfect basics, either for putting stuff in (and adding one of the awesome labels that comes in the package!) or as a base, like I've demonstrated in today's project.
Just as basics are always in style, so are some classic projects that stand the test of time like my mini paper bag album. I used the kraft bags (I love anything kraft!) as the pages for this old school style of mini album.
Artist Edition Kraft Bags / Happy Go Lucky Paper Perky / Happy Go Lucky Paper Sunbeam / Happy Go Lucky Paper Peppy / Happy Go Lucky Paper Easygoing / Happy Go Lucky Paper Playful / Happy Go Lucky Paper Chipper / Happy Go Lucky Paper Gleeful / Happy Go Lucky Paper Upbeat / Happy Go Lucky Paper Carefree / Happy Go Lucky Paper Strips / Happy Go Lucky Sticker Fundamentals / Happy Go Lucky Label Stickers / Happy Go Lucky Small Decorative Tags / Happy Go Lucky Flair / Happy Go Lucky Patterned Photo Frames / Happy Go Lucky Ephemera Pack / Happy Go Lucky Clothespins / Happy Go Lucky Ticket Roll
The construction is quite simple. I laid out three bags and staggered them with the openings in opposite directions:
Then all I did was fold the bags in half and machine sew the binding very close to that folded edge:
Each page is perfectly sized for an Instagram print or wallet sized photo. I added a photo to each full page and embellishment to the pages the were open. Here's a look at the inside pages:
I also tucked a matted Instagram photo in each of the open pockets and added a sticker tab. The beauty of using the kraft bags is that they form these extra little hiding places for photos or journaling.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my project! I am sure you'll find a huge variety of ways to use these bags, with or without the fabulous included labels. The mini I showed you today is the perfect size for a gift... or hoard it for yourself!