Paper Bag Mini Album

This is my first paper mini album made from paper bags.  I used the instructions from Laura from Following the Paper Trail.  Many different features and new techniques for me this time.  The theme of this mini is flowers and friends.
I covered the mini with green canvas fabric, another take on an example of Laura's.  I took a lot of pictures...:)
The cover outside:

Inside the front cover:
The poppy flower seed packet is from K & Company.  I used several throughout the mini as journaling tags.  Most of the trims and designer papers are from scraps in my stash.
The first page:

I included the tags that go into the bags on each page picture.
The second pages (I used a light green mess fabric to cover the first of these pages):

The fan was made with a button and piece of a paper doily.  The flowers are Prima.
The third set of pages:

I used one of the frames in Sentimental to make these tags.  I love the music staff paperclip.  Staples has them.
The fourth set of pages:

Both of these tags are the same.  I used another cut from Sentimental and placed the frame on one side and the insert on the other.
The last page and back cover: (Bet you never thought it would get here):

This is my favorite fairy in the book.  They were on a rub on sheet at Michaels called Fairies and Flowers.
I liked all the creative spaces this album style creates.  I won't do another with paper bags from the grocer, they are very uneven and I don't like the side view of the bags.  I will try another with better paper bags.
I hoped you liked looking at this.  I want to say thank you to everyone who sent me well wishes.  It's been a rough spring and summer for me, but I'm still here going day by day!
Hugs and blessings


  1. Oh Sue!!! This is simply stunning, my friend...a breath-taking paper confection!!! In my book, you are the Queen of beautiful albums...Laura would be so proud!
    Hope you're feeling better, my dear friend. Take good care :)

  2. Hi Sue, haven't heard from you in a while. your paper bag album is simply gorgeous. Paper bag albums are one of my favorite things and yours really is tops.....

  3. This is beautiful, love your papers and frames and that music paper clip is awesome! Isn't Laura amazing? You did a great job, TFS!


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