Paper Bag Mini Album - Step 1

by - May 17, 2011

Last night, after a long and tiring day, I decided to go for some retail therapy at Reef Mall. After getting few things from 'Lifestyle', I headed to 'Daiso' - the Japanese store - where almost everything is priced at seven dirhams.

I bought myself a photo album, paper bags, stickers, craft punch, gift tags, double sided adhesive and a small notebook to use as my 'book of ideas'. :)

Though I wanted to get some cardstock, craft paper, bone folder etc, I was disappointed that I couldn't find them. However, I found something I didn't expect to find - paper bags. Yup, you read it correctly. I found paper bags with designs on it. Daiso sold them as craft bags / gift bags.

Now why would I feel like a five year old who got a gold star? Because... I've been thinking of doing so many crafts specially for my kids and came across scrapbooking. Though scrapbooking is yet to catch my fantasy, making paper bag mini albums surely has. I stumbled on Marion's and others' video tutorials on YouTube while searching for scrapbooking videos. I loved the idea so much, but realized finding paper bags in Dubai would be difficult as we don't use it much here as in the States. Little did I know that Daiso had other plans for the five year old in me .;)

Yes, these bags are not plain as shown in the tutorials. But it serves my purpose. And it costs only seven dirhams for a pack of eight. The pack also few stickers too.

By the time I returned home, it was 10pm already and I had a severe headache. I thought I'll hit the sack and start with the album tomorrow. Then I realized, tomorrow never comes. So with a sore back and splitting headache, I sat down with my laptop and started working on my very first mini album. 

All you need to put together a paper bag mini album are few paper bags ofcourse (depending on how many leaves you want), double sided adhesive and scissors.

This is what I've done so far:

You could find the video I followed here.

Next step would be decorating it. I've found the video from Marion quite helpful. Now I need to get some cardstock and embellishments to get it done. It's going to be a long process. But I love the energy it has given me :)

To be continued...

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  1. Very very impressive! Can't wait to see it 2moro :) hey the blog's looking better and better.Keep goin dudette :))))


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