Sunday, September 11, 2011

Vertical Vintage Scrapbook/Journaling Album

I saw on youtube a lady making a vertical paper bag album. So I decided that i would try my hand at one. Hers was smaller bags, Mine were what i had on hand. Think mine are like 10x5 in size. I used the My Minds Eye Life Stories paper i had left over from a project. This is definately different then my 5x5 paper bag albums and i found it to be so fun and a change of pace! I might have to make a few more of these and am anxious to find different size bags to make them in different sizes!
 I machine stitched all the way through.  Layering the papers on the front with OUR LIFE as a title.  Room to put familys name or couples name. A cut out heart out of cardboard with some netting and a stick pin with a butterfly, a square brad holds in the graphic 45 paper flowers.
 The first 2 pages are a pocket page with a tag, for journaling front and back. A frame that you can slip a picture right into with another graphic 45 flower on the top of a large tag tucked into a pocket behind the page. 2 fold out pages on page 3 a place to journal in 3 areas and two places for pictures with sewn in corner tabs for easy placement of pictures.

 pages 45, another tag in a pocket, pull out the tag anda you can fold open up to a place for 2 large picture and a large journaling place. A pull out tag behind, topped with another graphic 45 flower.

 page 5 also has a fold down page for a placement for a picture and journaling, as there is also a place at the top for another picture.
 Page 6 and 7 have 2 areas for pictures with cute little tabs to hold them in, with a tag that says love, and more graphic 45 flowers. A large tag and journaling frame on the 7th page, also more room on back of tag for more journaling or adding pictures.There is also a large pull out tag  between pages.
 this page also opens up to another space for pictures, you can place the picture behind the scalloped edging at the top and bottom of the photo placement mat. Friends is the sentiment on the page.
 Close up of the aged cardboard cut out with the butterfly stick pin. I aged the netting with some tim holtz ink but it doesnt look to aged in the picture! Im deciding if i m putting this up for sale on etsy, so keep checking my shop!


Renee said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this! The shape is amazing, I am off to make one! The inside is lovely, great work. ;o)

sandy said...

This is an awesome album I love it- have never seen anything like this. I would love to make one. Do you have a tutorial for this? Thank you for sharing this. Sandy

Marilyn Nixon said...

Lovely album and beautiful papers.

Renee G said...

thank you marilyn Nixon!