Lovin' This Love Paper Bag Album

My last trip to the local craft store was specifically timed for the day after Valentine's Day. I don't normally go there by myself - for obvious reasons - but this time I wanted to check out the after-holiday specials. I walked away with some beautiful papers, stickers and embellishments to turn into this one-of-a-kind paper bag album.

It's a work in progress, but I've already attached the patterned papers to each page. When you fold the bag in half like this, the bottom of it makes a flap that's perfect for decorating.

One new idea I had for this album was a few file folder tab pages spread throughout. This gives front and back spaces for more pictures and journaling, plus room for two more patterns of paper.

To make the file folders, I cut a piece of cardboard slightly smaller than the paper bag page.

With a pencil, I drew two lines to make the shape of the tab.

You can freehand it if you want, or you can copy it from one of the folders in your filing cabinet.

Then each side is covered with a different patterned paper. 

Once they're punched, they fit right into the album on the binder rings. There are so many possibilities with these added pages. Stay tuned to see the finished product!


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