Fall 2012 A Time For Thanks~

With Thanksgiving just around the corner I thought it was the perfect time to make a mini album dedicated to doing just that~ Giving Thanks.

I started with a pack of Celebrate small paper bags that I purchased at Michaels.

I like these bags because they’re just a tad bit nicer and heavier than the bags you find at the grocery store or Target.

Plus, they come in various sizes and colors.

To begin I used Scor-tape to adhere the portion of bottom of the bag to the bag itself.

Then I fold the entire bottom flap over and scored the edge.

You will need to work in pairs and can make your album as big or little as you want.

Once I had the number of pages I wanted taped, scored and ready I then lined them up so that I had my first and last pages and the pairs together.

This makes assembly so much easier.

I used Scor-tape to adhere the two flap portions together.

Then I taped the main bag portions together.

Make sure you use plenty of tape.

Attaching the bags gives you a large page with pockets and then a small page.

I love this since not only will you have tags to insert in the pockets, but you can also fill them with little mementoes.

Now the fun begins and you can decorate your pages with whatever paper you like.

I cut two pieces of chipboard just slightly larger than my bag to use as a cover.

For the spine area simply trim a piece of cardstock and attach the edges to both the front and back cover allowing room for the album to open and close.

Now my mini album is ready to be embellished and even better filled with pictures and memories.

Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions!

My completed album~






Fall Mini Tags-2-Web

Fall Mini Tag-1-Web

I am excited to tell you that this was published in the May Issue of Cricut Mini Albums Magazine. Yippee!!

I used~
Bella Blvd Finally Fall Leaf Pile, Apple Holler, Borders, At The Patch and Autumn Splendor Paper, Miniatures, Icons, Alpha Bits, Just Write Journaling Stickers
Noel Mignon Kit Contents: Jillibean Soup Country Pumpkin Chowder, Pea Pod Parts, Ground Cinnamon, Cream Style Corn Paper, Soup Labels, Lilybee Designs Letter Stickers, Thickers Macaw
Celebrate Paper Bags, Papertrey Ink Twine, Seam Binding Ribbon, Kraft Cardstock, Chipboard and Scor-tape
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More for the tags cut at 5.5″ high

8 thoughts on “Fall 2012 A Time For Thanks~

  1. Thank you for taking us step by step on how to make this album. I have been a little nervous about venturing into the world of mini albums and with your instructions and pictures I feel a little more confident about giving it a try.

  2. Thanks for the tutorial Sara. You did a great job explaining this and I loved the way your Mini turned out. I may have to try this. Where in M’s do you find those bags? Party section?

  3. Sara –

    What a wonderful project! I loved seeing how you embellished at it over on the Cricut Fanatics blog and how you constructed it here! Totally perfect – I am going to have to try one myself! Thank you.

  4. Sara, this is a fantastic mini/paper bag album! Thanks for the tutorial. I love mini albums and plan on ‘scraplifting’ this one!

  5. I keep coming back & looking at this project! I’ve never been particularly crazy about the paper bag albums, but I’m really liking this one & I think it’s something I might wanna try making…maybe as a “quick” gift for my cousin to use for her DGS. When you look at your finished album now, can you tell that it started out as a paper bag??? I’m wondering if I like your’s more because it looks so much more “finished” than the others I’ve seen online??? And, knowing me, that’s very likely the difference for me : P !! Thanks for the inspiration!

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