G'day everyone, I have a quick share for you all today. I am in the process of creating a paper bag recipe album with my DT kit from Mad About Scrappin. This month I have the Homemade with Love papers from Carta Bella.
This is the first time I have ever worked with Carta Bella and I love how thick and textured the papers are!! This collection is a little grunge-y and very vintage! I just love all the kitchen inspired designs and elements they have cooked up for this. Just perfect for recipe books!
I have used some lunch paper bags from my stash. These were some that I received from the US, and they looked a little like this...
I have used 6 paper bags measuring 5" x 9.75" x 3.15" or 12.7cm x 24.8cm x 8cm. To prep my bags I first opened them up and folded on of the side gussets outward so that I could cut a slit into them....so they looked like this....
I then adhered down all the flaps.
After this was done to all 6 of them I then folded all these flaps over and burnished them well with my bone folder.
I folded the top or gusset part of the bag in half and adhered it down. This will be where I bind the mini. It will be flip from the top. I also then trimmed the edges of my bag so that they now 6 inches.
Once I finished this step I then inked up all the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain and then set them aside whilst I cut all my papers to size.
I have no pics to accompany these steps, but I mat all my bags from
and folded up the flap to create a pocket to house a recipe card.
This is the flip or back side of the bags
Here are some of the recipe cards I cut out from the collection
and this is the reverse of the cards. I have mat with some freebies I found on Pinterest.
These are some that will be going inside the paper bags.
This is a work in progress so please be sure to join me here again next Monday when I share the finished mini album with you all. Thanks for stopping by and till next week ...
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