Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Waterfall Album Tutorial

Good morning ladies!
Today over at Scrapbook Nerds I am sharing a how-to on creating a super cute and super easy waterfall album made from paper bags!! Yep! They aren't just for lunches anymore!! As soon as I saw the kit from carta bella in my pizza box I knew I was making a mini album with it! I admit I don't do mini albums...I love them when other people make them but I struggle with the smaller scale. However it couldn't have been any easier!! The papers and embellies in the All Bundled Up line made this go together in a snap! But first...let's make the album!
Paper bag album by Kim acrapbooknerd.com
You will need...
2 paper bags
Bone folder
sewing machine ( I used a machine but you could also do this by hand)
Assorted papers and embellies to decorate as you wish
The example below uses only 2 paper bags and will create an album with 4 different length pages.
1. Take your paper bag and measure the length.
(I used bags 11" long.)
Divide the length by 5.
This will give you the width of the first page which will be 2.25" for my example.
length 11" / 5 = 2.25"
Lay the 2nd bag on top of the first bag keeping the folds aligned
 Carefully sew along the crease to form the spine of the album.
Once you have sewn your spine your waterfall paper bag album should look something like this album in the photo. Embellish pages as you wish.
Don't be afraid to use your punches to clean up the edges of the bag and create "peek a boo" interest.
I made page 3 into a pocket by gluing the top and bottom edges only of the "bottom" of the paper bag
The "insides" of the bags make great pages but if you need more space for photos or journalling you could add another "waterfall" page inside the pocket. The gusset of the bag allows for lots of room!
Paper bag album by Kim acrapbooknerd.com
Give this a try and be sure to link your projects back here!
Thanks for letting me share!! WAAAHHHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome project Kim!! Love your album! Thanks for sharing!!