These were such a staple of the crafting world for awhile… :) Even though their heyday has passed, I’ve been known to pull them out now and again as a fun gift or project. This post features two fairly identical albums that I created for my son’s daycare teachers at the end of his first full school year with them as a baby. I included a card that described how they could add pictures of their own kids to the pages and inserts.
Lots of lovely texture, that’s my favorite part of paper bag albums! This is an older album (these pictures are from 2012!), but I still love the style I used and the lumpy bumpiness I used to decorate the front cover.
The interior pages featured simple layers of cardstock, patterned paper, and journaling cards, and featured some simple stamping and embellishment.
Had to make sure to use some real buttons with the super cute button patterned paper.
Paper tearing, photo corners, staples, all these “older” trends are still some of my favorites, when the moment is right. ;)
You can also see a few of the inserts sticking out the open paper bag ends. Here’s a better look:
Again, I kept it all simple, and added matching cards for each teacher. I’m feeling inspired enough that maybe I’ll try to tackle one for my DD’s daycare teacher this May!