Friday, March 23, 2012

Garden Paper Bag Mini Album

The theme for this paper bag album is "Garden". The size of this mini album is 6"x5" . It took me two weeks to get this much done and there's room for more embellishment which I am going to add in bit by bit as inspiration flows. I just want to show you (whoever is still following my blog, ha ha) the ideas and design I came out with. For the garden gate, I hand-drawn and cut out the details, then have it embossed with wood-grain pattern and painted with crackled paint. The topiary, watering can and garden bench die cuts were colored and pieced together.  If you're an avid paper crafter like me you will understand the many, many, MANY long but happy hours designing and creating and putting together  every little detail into each page of the album. 

The gate opens to a wooden signboard. It has a pocket to put the  birdcage tag .

This  birdcage tag is for journalizing.

And all the small frames are for pictures.

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I love all the warm colors of autumn. I just have to have autumn theme  for the garden album.

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These tags go into the watering can postage pocket.

The album ends with a rustic looking gate and opens two ways.

The side of the gate.

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The rocking chair and couch are from Magnolia stamps. All the frames have pockets for pictures.  For now I  save the tiny bits of  pretty pattern papers to use for framing.