Thursday, August 11, 2011

My first ever Paper Bag Mini...

Caution...Picture Heavy Post!!!

This is my very first Paper Bag Mini Album...And for some reason I chose to make it a gate fold!! I made this for a swap I am in on 2Peas. My swap partner had me make this for her son and he's into all that rock n roll, cross bone kinda thing. I must admit, this is far from my norm but I am really happy with the way it turned out. It has loads of tags and it was really fun to make.

For this album I used "Boys Will Be Boys" by the Paper Studio. Most of the tag pulls are from my stash, the clips and the game spinners are Tim Holtz. The image is from MelonHeadz. The material I used to cover the album is from Wal-Mart and all the hardware used is from my husbands stash...(Ssshh...don't tell him)!!

I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:

Catch the Bug Challenge-Anything Goes x
Raise the Bar-Anything Goes x
Stamp Something-Digi Day x
Stamping with the Dragon-Red, White & Green x
Speedy the Cat's Challenge-#67 Anything but a standard 4 ¼ x 5 ½ card x
Crafty Ho's-Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint-Inspired by a tutorial ( x
One Stitch at a Time-Use a Digi x
Stamp With Fun-Tag
Happileigh Scrappin'-Special Folds x
Incy Wincy Designs-#106 Something Old/Something New x
7 Kids College Fund-Anything but a Card x
Pixie Dust Studio-Boys will be Boys x
AI Factory-Anything Goes x
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges-#115 Gifts x
Crafty Calendar Challenges-Hot Colours x
Ellephantastic Challenges-Layers x
Gingersnap Creations-GC112 Leather, Iron & Brass x
Craft Us Crazy-#14 Anything Goes x
Inspire Me Fridays-#19 Show Us What You Made x


  1. Terrific! Thanks for joining the fun at Stamping with the Dragon.

  2. Wow--what a great paper bag scrap book!!! Just love it. I bet it took you quite some time to make though. It looks like it has a lot of details to it. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

    PS Thank you to your husband for serving our great land!

  3. WOW..That IS quite a creation. I've never seen anything like that. How fun to be that creative.
    Thanks for playing in Speedy the Cat's Challenge.

  4. This is just amazing. I love the personal touch with the name on the outside. It's filled with oodles of luscious goodies. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends challenge. It is a pleasure to visit and view your work. Hope you can play again with us next week.

    Bear Hugs,

  5. Wow, Courtney, this is amazing! I know that young man is going to be very happy with it. Thanks for playing with us at CI Paint. Hope you will join us again. Hugs, Sarah

  6. wow, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. it's perfect, love everything.

    thanks for playing with us at OSAAT this week, hope you will join us next time too.

    my little scrappingcorner
    DT One Stitch At A Time

  7. This is an amazing piece of work x

    hugs sally x

  8. Wow this is totally amazing, what a fabulous project, love it. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx

  9. There are tons of layers that's for sure in this fabulous work of art. Thank you for joining the 'layers' challenge at Ellephantastic.

  10. Love your paper bag album, so many layers! Thanks for playing along with us at Ellephantastic. Jill

  11. Wow what a fantastic project, I love the cover with the bright pink and black together. Thanks for entering our challenge over at OSAAT this week and good luck. Julie DT

  12. Wow, fabulous book and I bet it took ages to do the bellies for it.

    Many thanks for joining in with our Special Folds challenge over at Happileigh Scrappin' Challenges

    Mandy (DT member for Happileigh Scrappin')

  13. This is stunning and if this is a first attempt then cant wait to see your next one!! Just perfect and i bet the boy who receives this will be over the moon!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
    Lynne x

  14. very cool and love all they hidey pockets!

  15. Fabulous layers!!
    Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic this month.
    Good luck
    Helen x

  16. Very cool project! Thanks for joining us at 7KCF Challenge!

  17. This is a wonderful mini! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

  18. Congrats on your win Courtney....this project rocked it!!!


  19. What a fantastic album! Thanks for playing the Gingersnaps challenge :)

  20. Fantastic! So fun to look at with all the embellishments and tags. Never would have guessed this was a first mini album like a pro!!

  21. Gorgeous project thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic

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