Wednesday, August 8, 2018

DIY Paper Bag Mini Album

It is fun to make a little mini albums from a vacation.   We just got back from a family trip to Canada (where I am from) visiting with my parents in BC and I decided it would be a fun little gift to give my parents the mini album of our trip this year.  This time I made the mini book out of 4 small paper bags. 

Various companies provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.




Here is the video on how assemble the mini book.  It is super simple, but a couple of tips make this book have a ton of options.



You just need a few simple supplies to make this mini album, paper bags and Xyron Adhesive, and if you want to add some twine it makes it that much more fun!



The book is all about our most recent trip to see my family in Canada, so this O Canada Kit from Photo Play was perfect.  Check out my unboxing video to see the entire collection.


The book is all about Canada and our time there.  Check out the video on all our adventures and fun and how I put this fun little album together.



On the pages that are not inserts I added fun pictures starting with a family picture.  It was taken at the top of a trestle, the 2nd largest in the world!



I then went from youngest to eldest for the main picture of each kid, so it started with Catherine and a pic of her a Maple Bay beach, one of my favorites!  All the Photo Play papers we wonderful for this mini album.  Such wonderful colors and embellishments make this book a breeze to make!


Next to Brandon and his fun with the birds in Victoria.  Her was so calm with the birds and they loved him!  Check out the video for the full story.


On to Morgan, he loves the beaches and lakes and would hunt for any living little fish, sear star, snail, frog, shrimp, crayfish, worm, snake, crab, clam, or any of living thing he could find and boy did he find a ton!  I used the Xyron Mega Runner to hold all pages of the to the book and to stick down all the pictures to the papers.  It is super easy to use and makes a book like this so fast to make.



In a paper bag book you get a ton of sections that you can inserts into.  Some inserts I added in more pictures, and some I left blank for journaling, and other I just left for embellishments.  It was super easy to use the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker to turn all the little bits of papers into stickers to make these little inserts super fast to make.  Here is a little montage of the insert pages.




On each of the inserts there is a little pull tab so you can pull the page out from the paper bag book.  Some of the inserts are ribbons stapled and some are the little ephemera pieces that are turned into stickers with the help of the Xyron 3" Sticker Maker.


This was a fast and easy book to assemble thanks to such great papers to work with!



Supplies Used
Interested in the supplies I used in this project?  Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase.  Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.

Shareasale
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Tailwind
Tailwind
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Swingline Stapler, Retro
Swingline Stapler, Retro
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Swingline S.F. 4 Premium Staples
Swingline S.F. 4 Premium Staples
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Xyron Mega Runner Refil
Xyron Mega Runner Refil
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Fiskars Scissors
Fiskars Scissors
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Xyron Creative Station Lite
Xyron Creative Station Lite
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Mini Paper Bags
Mini Paper Bags
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Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron Mega Runner
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Xyron 5
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Umbrella Inks
Umbrella Inks
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Jute trim
Jute trim
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Epson Printer
Epson Printer
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Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
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Black Scrapbook Pen
Black Scrapbook Pen
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Xyron 3
Xyron 3" Sticker Maker
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Black Craft Mat
Black Craft Mat
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Ribbon
Ribbon
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Round Stamp Block
Round Stamp Block
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Photo Play Canada Collection
Photo Play Canada Collection
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Photo Play Canada Stamps
Photo Play Canada Stamps
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Photo Play Canada Dies
Photo Play Canada Dies
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Photo Play Canada Ephemera
Photo Play Canada Ephemera
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Monday, July 30, 2018

DIY Glam Flowers to Dress Up Flip Flops plus and Shabby Chic Card - post on 26th

I just love to make flowers, and the easier the better!!  These flowers so super easy to make because most of the work is already done for you with the flower trim from Expo International Inc. and Supertite Glue.

Various companies provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.


These flowers are super simple to make.  Check out the video below.


To assemble the flowers I used Supertite Fabric Tac adhesive.  It created a wonderful stick between the gem and the fabric flower.

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One project I used the flowers on was to re purpose a pair of flip flops for my daughter.  I added a white flower to a old pair of flop flops that my son had grown out of and then added some extra gems along the side as well.  The gems, trims, and flowers are all from Expo International  Inc.


Just look how cute these flip clips are now!


They went from blah to glam with just a few materials!


I also used the same flower that I made but this time in the black material to make a card.  One simple flower can be use to create so many different things!


Check out the video on how to make this card!


To glue all the layers of papers, flowers, mesh, and gems I used the Supertite All Purpose Universal Adhesive.  It works like a charm!

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What will do make with fabric flowers?

Supplies Used
Interested in the supplies I used in this project?  Most are listed below and some are affiliate links, which generates a me little commission (at not extra cost to you at all) when you click on the link and make a purchase.  Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here.



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Shareasale
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Tailwind
Tailwind
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Prima Pearl Swirl
Prima Pearl Swirl
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Fiskars Scissors
Fiskars Scissors
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Diamond Mesh Trim
Diamond Mesh Trim
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Umbrella Inks
Umbrella Inks
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Cardstock 8.5x11 Card Paper
Cardstock 8.5x11 Card Paper
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Neenah A2 scored card paper
Neenah A2 scored card paper
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Fiskars Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
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Expo Flower Trim
Expo Flower Trim
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Black Craft Mat
Black Craft Mat
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Supertite Glue
Supertite Glue
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Supertite All Purpose Univseral Glue
Supertite All Purpose Univseral Glue
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Supertite Fabric Tack Glue
Supertite Fabric Tack Glue
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Diamond Daisy Mesh
Diamond Daisy Mesh
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