Hey everyone! Sorry its been awhile since I blogged. I think I might finally be getting back into the swing of my "regular" routine. My two youngest daughter's are back to school but my oldest doesn't go back to college for a few more days. It's been nice having her home and I have been spending time with her instead of crafting.
So the other day I was looking around Pinterest and found this interesting looking paper bag album. I clicked on the link and it took me to a YouTube video showing how to split a paper lunch sack and make a mini-album. Its a really cool idea and you can see the video HERE. I decided that I didn't want to make such a big album. I thought the idea of making a small brag book/card for my mom was alittle more do-able for me. So here is what I came up with... I posted this project and a couple other pictures on The Rubber Cafe' Blog the other day.
I decided I wanted to make another of these for a sweet friend of mine who is going thru a rough time. I tweaked this idea just alittle more and came up with this.
For this project, I used some smaller paper bags from Michael's Celebration Line of stuff. These bags are smaller than the regular lunch sacks. The first thing I did was to cut/emboss the open edge with Classic Scallop Edgeabilities and Classic Decorative Insert Four Edgeabilities. Once that was done, then you cut open the bag down each side just to where the bag starts to make a triangle for the bottom.....clear as mud? This is what it should look like.
Here is what the bag looks like flat and opened up.
Now turn the bag over and this is what it will look like.
Glue those flaps down so everything looks alittle more tidy. I didn't do that on my first bag book and it really does look alittle nicer.
Now you can cover the front of the bag with some cardstock. For my front panel, I used the Edgeabilities to match the bag.
I cut a piece of Pink Lemonaide Pop-Tones cardstock to fit slightly smaller and then I cut/embossed using the Classic Scallop Edgeabilities and Classic Decorative Inserts Edgeabilities and then took the tape liner off and adhered into place.
Here is what the pocket looks like.
Now its time to decorate the bag. On the front, I used the smallest rose in the Rose Garden Stamp set (The Rubber Cafe'). I wanted my roses to be sparkly, so after stamping them, I applied some Emboss Gloss (Clearsnap) and sprinkled on some Iridescent Embossing Powder. After I heat set the embossing powder, I cut them out.
Here is a close-up of a rose and the MB2-006 Hearts Two Bezel I used. For the bezel, I put a bunch of little pearls inside and poured my ICE Resin then I added the little seed pearls. Now this had to sit and cure overnight.
Here is the inside.
Here is what I put in the pockets.
This was a very fun project to make. I love working with ICE Resin. I use the 1 oz. Syringe because then you don't have to measure. You just push out how much you need into a little plastic cup and you can put a cap on the syringe until you want to use it again.
Let me know if you want to see more in-depth tutorials on how to use ICE Resin. I would be happy to put something together to show you.
Hope you have a great weekend! Here are a list of supplies with links to products you may want to check out!
- Stamps - Rose Garden (The Rubber Cafe')
- Cardstock - Pink Lemonaide 100# and Whip Cream 100# Pop-Tones (Discount Cardstock)
- Patterned Paper - London Market Collection (Pink Paislee)
- Dies - E8-001 Classic Scallop Edgeabilities®, E8-012 Classic Decorative Insert Four Edgeabilities®, S5-176 A-2 Floral Ribbon Threader, S5-006 Curved Rectangles (Spellbinders™ Paper Arts)
- Ink - Rich Cocoa Memento Ink (Tsukineko)
- Accessories - MB2-006 Hearts Two Bezel, ICE Resin, Emboss Gloss (Clearsnap), Ivory Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Tulle Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)