Wednesday, October 5

Sheila's Halloween Paper Bag Book

Here is my version of the Long Distance Halloween Paper Bag album that Maura and I made that was inspired by this video. I used the Apothecary Emporium collection of papers by Echo Park. I purchased just the 6"x6" paper pad, the sheet of cards and the sticker sheet to complete the book. I had a bunch of stickers left over too.
 For my cover I decided to use heavy chipboard with hinges die cut from grunge board.
Maura here - I love the effect Sheila got with the hinges - they are just so cool, and what a great idea for holding the book together!
 The label inside the front cover pocket has a journaling spot on the back.
The simplicity of the colors and designs gives Sheila's book her clean, graphic style.  I love it!
 I really like the transparencies that I added inside each spread. They were just collected from bits and pieces left over from other mini book kits and such.
The polka dot transparencies are a very cool element in this book.  I like how you can peek through and see what's coming.  I wouldn't have thought polka dots for Halloween, but look how well they work here.
 Inside each small pocket are numbered tags. You can add either photos or journaling...or both!
The pennant number tags used on the tags give continuity to the design.  I also like how Sheila used the staples in a creative way.
 I used black paper bags that I got at Michael's.
Just perfect for our books - thanks for telling me about those Sheila!
 I kept it fairly clean and simple by using black photo mats on the paper bags.

 Inside each paper bag are alternating photo mats of black and orange cardstock. The leftover stickers can be used to embellish these once photos or more journaling is added.
 And that back cover label also has a journaling spot on the back of it.
Ok, how smart are you?! You were really thinking ahead on the left page - I noticed how you stapled the words on the left and kept them free to fit right over the photo, once that is put in to place. Since neither of us had photos yet for our books, you've made it easy to add yours later!

I really liked the construction of this paper bag book and am already planning on making more.The bags really give you a lot of extra room to insert photos and memorabilia. It was fun!

I agree!  This was a great project you came up with Sheila!  I can see so many uses for this style book. Again, I love the simplicity of design, and color coordination of your book, and those hinges - awesome!!

1 comment:

  1. What a great use of paper bags... I have seen other paper bag albums, but I like the way this one is constructed with the little "flap" pages in between - just loving this book,Sheila. The paper you picked is just clean and simple [by no means is the book simple, however!] I am inspired to create one! You girls are so very talented!!!


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