Sunday, October 17, 2010

Journey Gift Bag Album

Tried a bit of a twist this time on a paper bag album--instead of the brown paper bags, this one uses two medium size gift bags with handles in a natural color.  The bags are folded in half and the two bags are glued together forming a pocket in the middle AND still have the ususal paper bag opening on each side. Staying in the vintage theme of things, I started with a great two-sided paper in a vintage travel scene.  I added a stamped compass in the middle and heat embossed it to create a shiny, slightly raised image.  The images on the paper of the key, clock, bicycle, and butterflies are all rub-ons (my favorite way to embellish, btw!)  Other cool embellishments came from various monthly kits from my friends over at Swirlydoos.com--they really find the greatest "extras"! Love the Paris postmark wood die-cut, vintage brads, and the black key! The title letters were inked and coated with "Glossy Accents" to make them "stand out".

 Inside page layout

 Mini-Tag Album for the inside pocket

Inside page w/pocket

I tried to make the "Jouney Album" look like a vintage suitcase and was quite happy with the result!  TFL!


  1. I LOVE this Susie!! It is so cool!! Thanks for sharing it!!

  2. Susie, awesome!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! what a fabulous idea!!!

  3. My word Susie, these are amazing. Love this design. May need to find some time to try it out myself. You are such an inspiration.

  4. This is so cute , what a great idea....tfs