Today I would like to share a Christmas Envelope Mini Junk Album in a Paper Bag which I have made up as I went along. |It all started with some envelopes which I had received through the post and saved, these had clear windows which I wanted to use in the album, then when the mini was complete I decided to make a paper bag for my mini to sit in and this is the result, there are lots of photos hope you can stay 'till the end with me. I will be joining in with Mini Album Makers November Challenge.
Front of mini and paper bag pocket, papers used were old ones in my stash so I have no idea where from. Paper bag was cut down to size and sew all around to form pocket to hold mini and a smaller pocket was sewn to the front for tags which I made from paper and coffee stained paper on the back for journaling. I stamped the paper bag with Tim Holtz stamps and added Christmas trims
front of envelope mini tied with gold ribbon
view fro the top which shows tags in the pockets complete with ribbons
inside first page with the window part of the envelope, the tag was made with Tim Holtz stamps embossing folder on alcohol ink background, 2nd page coffee stained paper and designer paper added to form pocket at the side
all papers were sewn to the envelopes first before assembling together, leaving the tops of the envelopes open to form pockets for tags you could also add photos
another window envelope showing tag made from papers and coffee stained paper, another small tag was stamped and stained with distress ink vintage photo
same as above added washi tape TH and another small tag, I found some Christmas buttons and added these too.
back view and another button
Front of Mini
Mini inside the Paper Bag Pocket I love all the tags and ribbons
back of paper bag stamped with Tim Holtz Christmas stamps
2 recycled envelopes were used and papers were sewn to them first and sewn together through the middle to assemble pages, lots of pockets in this mini, all tags were made from designer papers and coffee stained papers for journaling and pages left blank for either journaling or photos, everything used was in my stash. It came together very quickly and developed as I went, this seems to be the way I work a fun project to do.
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