Monday, March 21, 2011

Sneak Peek

This is a little sneak peek at a project that I am working on. I am making it as a gift for a gathering I am going to this weekend. So early next week I will show you more of the inside pages and the tags, but for now this is what you get, ;o)
I wanted to make a Paper Bag Album, but I have used my old style to death and wanted to try something different. So this is what I did.....
The front of the Album is actually covered chip board, I used an old pair of Katelyn's denim jeans that no longer fit her.
I stitched up the edges, leaving the threads to just sheer off , trying to get a distressed look. Then I took the waist band and sewed on the opposite ends of the album (front to back) so that it has a snap enclosure.
I took a chipboard sticker and stitched it on the denim before I adhered it to the chipboard for the front and back cover.
On the right side I added an o-ring so that I could put some of my ribbons on it, since it is so different from my usual binding where I hole punch all the way up the side an add ribbons.
Then I wanted to give it some bling, so after I adhered the denim to the chipboard cover I added some rhinestones and then a couple of the map flowers that I make for my shop (Detailed4U Collections) .

Here is a sneek at the inside pages, I will show you more later, after the reveal to the recipient . I used paper bags for the inside pages, this way I can still do my pull out tags that I like to do.

I still have some embellishing to do and some more tags. But other then that I think I have gotten a good start, considering I just found out about the gathering yesterday afternoon. I printed out the pictures last night and then after I got home from my 9 to 5 and got dinner over with , I hoarded up in my craft room.

This is the back cover, I stitched another chipboard sticker on the back. SO, there you have it. It is my first attempt at a different type Paper Bag Album, but all in all I like the effect. I like the fabric cover instead of just using scrapbook paper, I think it gave a bit more zing. I think as I do more they will look better, but for my first attempt I am satisfied.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww! This is AMAZING Jacque! I love love love love the denim! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Junie said...

WOW this is just delightful !!! What a fantastic idea you had using demin and so effective I LOVE IT !!!!

Jocelyn said...

Jacque this is just beautiful!!! LOVE the denim!!!!

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Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

WOW jacque!!! holy moly! this is absolutely gorgeous! boy, you are definitely QUEEN OF CRAFTING!

hugs :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my word this looks so so gorgeous girl!! LOVE those flowers!! HUGS

Brandy@YDK said...

i absolutely and totally love it. multiply that by a million. it's so pretty.

Lea said...

Wow, this looks fantastic already! Can't wait to see it completed!

Anonymous said...

I'm reading backwards! LOL! But I love this still!!

natalee said...

Satisfied?? i was blown away.... you are sooooo talented.... i was thinking about you yesterday.. i went for a pedicure on my lunch and i brought the flip flops you sent me (from Brandis swap)to walk around work in.. everyone told me.. they were adorable... I love them!!!!!!!!!!