Friday, October 14, 2011

That's a doggy bag?...mini album

This past week
LESSology
challenged us to use a brown paper bag.
And since I'm obsess with these totally awesome brown paper baggies I had to play along.
Some may think I'm over exaggerating my doggy paper bag love but thus is true. They are super cheep (like $3.00 for 50 bags) and you can dress um up as much or as simple as you like for gift giving. I always keep two packs in my stash...one brown and one white.

Ok enough rambling...on to the project
Here is my "Doogy Bag" mini album
(All Pattern Paper: Basic Gray), (Ribbon, Letters, & Brad: American Crafts), (Crackle Paint: Ranger)(Pearls: Hero Arts)

How it looks open

Here's the before and you can see how it's folded

After...All decked out
The best thing about using a bag is it has a built in pocket. Besides whats a bag used for if not to put things in it??? And the other best thing about using the doggy bag is that it fits a 6 inch photo perfectly.
This is another "flashback" scrap project for me. This album is about all the Christmas crafts my kiddos made in 2009. Most of which involved candy!

13 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow Lalo what a terrific idea... this is the first time I've seen something like this done with those doggy bags..... Love how you made it so creative and cute pics of the kiddies back then...

yyam said...

Oh my! What an incredible project! I love how you interpreted the challenge! This is adorable! Love the sweet photos! An awesome keepsake!

Thanks for joining us at LESSology! :)

sweet said...

Cool mini albumn! I love the way you decorated it and cute kiddies!!!

Lynnda Hosni said...

oh my what a clever and genius idea... I spot winner already!!! this is beautiful!!!.... hugs...xoxo

Heather Jacob said...

absolutely stunning .. hugz x

RiNNE said...

Love it!!!!!! Paperbags are such a great way to make altered projects. I've made a mini album with multiple bags (you're right about the pockets). But haven't seen one on a singular bag.

Your bag is definitely gonna win (crosses fingers!!). I absolutely love it. Those pics are great & your kids are adorable!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Gorgeous! I love the crackle paint and all of the pretty details of your altered bag. Fabulous creation. Thanks so much for playing with us at LESSology. :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wonderful project made out of brown bags, thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!

sandi said...

Wow! This is just awesome! Love everything about this!

~amy~ said...

awwww....what a sweet keepsake! love the folds on the doggy bag to make the album and still maintain a pocket! Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

Audrey Pettit said...

So, so sweet!! Such a great use for a brown bag. I love how you folded your mini. I've seen brown bag albums before, but not folded like this. Adorable!
Thanks for playing along with us at LESSology.

Karen B. said...

Oh goodness, a completes and clever transformation of a brown paper sack! I love your details!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love loveeeeeeeeeee how you turned a bag into an album!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this!!! Adorable photos too! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology! :):):):):):):):):):):)