By Michelle Gower
A thoughtful gift doesn’t have to be expensive. Put together this cute mini album using the Champagne Christmas download and fill with photos from Christmas past for a special someone.
1. Take five paper bags. Trim from the open edge to the required length of your mini album.
2. Keeping the bags folded cut mats to fit both sides of the bags. Blend ink around the edges of the mats and adhere to both sides of the bags. Glue along the sides of the folded base section as it lies against the mat, stick to create a shallow pocket.
3. Mat the shallow pocket front. Punch a semi-circle finger hole in both sides of three bags and one side of the last two bags.
4. Arrange the bags with a flat section as the front cover with no finger hole and the same for the back cover with the other three in between. Punch two holes for book rings through the bottom edge of the bags approximately 3/4” from each edge. Bind with book rings and decorate the rings with co-ordinating ribbons.
5. Cut tags to fit shallow pockets and large pocket. Blend ink around the edge of the tags
6. Cut ‘with love’ label from download sheet and mount on another patterned piece of paper using 3d foam pads. Adhere the label to the front of your album. Fill with photos and/or journaling and give with love.
You Will Need
Papermania Kraft Gift Bags (5pk) – Bare Basics – Large
Papermania Large Ribbon Bows (12pcs) – Botanicals
Artiste Dye Ink Pad (2pk) – Brown and Black
Anita’s Tacky Glue (60ml)
Champagne Christmas FREE Download from docrafts.com
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