Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Emily's Paper Bag Book

Today Micayla sent me an e-mail thanking me for the card and paper bag book that I made for her cute little one, Emily! I had waited until I heard that all was fine before I made the book as I am superstitious and didn't want to tempt fate! So once I heard that she had given birth and the beautiful Emily was born, I set to and made the card and book! I like paper bag books as you can had little mementos or extra photos in the little pockets between the pages!

All my paper bag books are made from scratch! I have bought a roll of Kraft paper (brown paper to you and me) and measured and cut the size I wanted. Then I turn a little flap up on the top and bottom and secure it in place by dipping my finger into to some PVA glue and rubbing it along. I then prick holes and hand sew all the edges! That's why my books take forever, lol

The following photos are in order, so I am not going to write a description as they are self explanatory, but if you wish to know how I have done something please ask!






Looking at the pages now, I think the black is too black!




OOPs, I always include a CD on the back page for extra photos to be added, but took the photos and then remembered that I hadn't put the CD in and then typically me, forgot to take a photo, lol


STASH USED

Card

White pearlascent card
Paper Adventures - Blue Jean Teddy Paper
White and Pink ribbon
Large flower (folded in half) - Thanks Tracey
Pink Button
Glossy Accents
Brilliance Dew Drop - Orchid
Congratulations Peel off
3d Pads

Paper Bag Book

Papermania Cardstock
Patterned Paper - Paper Adventures - Blue Jean Teddy Paper
The name is done with Heidi Swapp Rub Ons
Lots of ribbons
Prima flowers
Liquid Pearls - Petal Pink and Sliver Pearl
Stickles - Crystal
Inks - Dew Drop - Versa Magic, Cloud White, Brilliance Graphite Black and Orchid
Cat's Eye - Old Rose
I have used quite a lot of stamps in this book -
Kelly Panacci - Swirls
Inkadinkado - Clear stamps - Sketchy Flourishes
Inkadinkado - Wooden stamp - Made just for you
Prima - Journal Frames
Prima - The Goods - Heart Stamp Two
Corner Stamp One
Journal Stamp Six
Paper Artsy - Baby
Teddy Bear and Flower punch


3 comments:

LazyKay said...

That's one real treasure Helena and made from scratch as you say, truly unique. I don't think the black's too black myself btw.

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Tracey said...

Well you must have the patience of a saint to make one of these from scratch - something I have never attempted !!!! Absolutely beautiful work and a real treasure, I am sure Micayla will cherish this lovely and truly thoughtful gift and the card is lovely too Helena TFS, BTW glad you got it finished - how are the others going ? XXX

Micayla said...

Just wanted to say thank you again. It was soooo thoughtful of you and I will treasure it, as I am sure Emily will. Just need to get those photo's printed now!