Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Paper Bag Album

I made this cute little album out of lunch bags. I really like the way it turned out. I need to find a couple more pictures to go on the inserts, and I plan to journal on at least one of them too. I used a variety of products on it.

This is the front cover.

Pages 1 & 2

Pages 3 & 4 - the team picture and his individual shot. He ended up being the only boy on the team, and all the girls are taller than him! The upper grades didn't have that many kids playing, so the teams are small.

Pages 5 & 6 - I know this picture is the same as the previous page, but this was one of the trading cards, and I wanted to include it. I wanted to be able to see the front and the back, so I cut the stats from the back of one to include it.

Pages 7 & 8 - just some action shots.

Pages 9 & 10 - these pictures were taken on awards night. Unfortunately, the kids walked across the stage so quickly, I could not get a good shot. So here he is with his coach. And then the trophy he got.

The back cover.

A couple of the inserts. These slide into the places where the bag is open (the 'tops' of the bags). I plan to journal on at least one of the backs.

And this is the other insert. I really need to look for one more picture for this page!

CJ's been sitting here looking the actual book while I am posting, and he seems to like it a lot. He keeps saying, "Cool!" This is why I do this! It makes me so proud when my family looks at what I make and they actually like and appreciate it!!!


Lisa said...

This sports album looks great! What a creative way to use paper bags! Your work is just beautiful!

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Becca L. said...

Way cute album! That is perfect for sports!

Barb said...

As always, another very clever idea from you. The paper bags are the perfect backdrop for a sports album.

Debi said...

Wow...that is incredible, Jennifer! I can see why CJ loves it! Has absolutely the "perfect" feel to it!
I've always thought those paper bag albums were really cute, but I've never seen one in person and can't quite figure out how you make one. One of these days, I'm going have to experiment a little.
As always, Jennifer...great work! I'm constantly amazed by how much you manage to get done! You put me to shame, girl!

Angie said...

Very Creative. Good job! Thanks by the way for the visit and the comment.

Meli Mitchell said...

Wow, this book is absolutly...well,I have no words *good* enough to say! You are so creative. I envy your talent! I am always looking for new ways to use sports in my scrapbooking (my husband is obsessed) so thank you for the inspiration!