As promised, here is a quick tutorial on how I made my Day Album paper bag mini album for the December blog hop with Just a Few Friends. It's a long post, please go to the end of it as it's the 3rd project.
large, it measured 16 1/4" x 9 3/4". I was designing it to be sort of a "day album". I used a simple ribbon closure, but you could do any closure you wanted..velcro, magnets, belly band, etc. You can also use any size bag you want.
I then measured and cut two pieces of card stock to adhere to the flaps of the bag that we created, making the flip out pages.
I covered the flaps with paper, and adhered them onto the card stock pages, one flipping up and one flipping down. I then had created two pages with two pockets.
...open it has the blue mat on the page. It was just another way to add more space to the book. I also adhered the mats so that tags could be slipped behind them for journaling.
I used the same technique with some patterned paper on the back of this book (the red striped paper). It opens to reveal the back page of this book (the green dotted paper). Again, I added the page with a 1/2" tab to the back of the album before I added the green paper.
And here it is, opened up.
I hope that this tutorial helped, and you all have fun trying this out. You can do this with any size album, and you can get creative and add as many interesting options as you want!
Have a great day, and remember to ROAR WITH PRIDE!
Stay Crafty, My Friends!