Baby Mini Bag Book
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Baby Mini Bag Book

Mini Bag Books are great for storing additional photos and memorabilia. Use a variety of papers from the Pastel Scrap Pack to make each page unique!
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Recollections™ Stretched Canvac, 2"x2" (4) Natural
  • Recollections™ Scrapbook Paper - Cork
  • Recollections™ Scrap Pack - Pastel
  • Recollections™ Adhesive Faux Pearls
  • Gift Bags (3) - Ivory
  • Satin Ribbon, 3/8" - Ivory
  • Double Faced Satin Ribbon, 3/4" - Gold
  • Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/8" - Green
  • Recollections™ Cardstock - Ivory
  • Recollections™ Cling Stamps - Paris, Months and Alphabet
  • Pinking Shears
  • Tim Holtz® Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
  • Versafine™ Pigment Ink - Vintage Sepia
  • Crop-a-dile™
  • Paper Punch - 2 1/2" Circle & 3" Scalloped Circle
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive
 

Project Instructions

Use pinking shears to cut both the top and bottom from three ivory gift bags. Ink all edges with Vintage Photo distress ink.

Fold each bag in half.

Use a Crop-a-dile™ to punch binding holes 1" from the top and bottom of each bag's center fold. To bind, place ivory satin ribbon through binding holes and tie to secure. Embellish the binding ribbon with gold and green ribbons tied around the ivory ribbon.

For the front cover, cut a 5½"x5" high scrap of yellow mini dot paper. Use pinking shears to trim the 5" edge. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. Adhere to the right side of the front cover with the zig zag edge down.

Cut a 2x4¾" strip of Cork scrapbook paper and ink the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. Stamp the Eiffel Tower on the left edge of the cork. Stamp French writing on the top right corner with Versafine™ Vintage Sepia ink.

Cut a strip of chocolate dots paper the width of the dots x4¾" and adhere on the right edge of the cork strip.

Cut a ½"x4¾" strip of green and ivory ribbon stripe paper and use pinking shears to embellish the right edge. Ink with Vintage Photo distress ink.

Stamp four 2"x2" natural stretched canvases with French Script Stamp using Versafine™ Vintage Sepia ink and ink all edges with Vintage Photo distress ink.

Cut the following paper scraps into 1½" squares: pink and ivory ribbon stripe, pink and ivory medium dot reverse, green and ivory ribbon stripe, and green and ivory medium dot reverse. Cut each square in half diagonally and ink the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. Adhere triangles to the center of each mini canvas, matching like colors with opposite prints.

Embellish the top or bottom of each patterned square with a tiny strip of Yellow Mini Dot Reverse Paper that is cut on one edge with Pinking shears and inked with Vintage Photo distress ink.

Embellish each corner with a tiny adhesive faux pearl.

Stamp the word "BABY" on Cork Paper with Versafine™ Vintage Sepia ink using Recollections™ alphabet cling stamps.

Cut around each letter with scissors leaving about 1/8" border of cork. Remove white backing and adhere to the center of each square.

To create each tabbed insert, cut six 4 5/8"x7½" ivory cardstock inserts.

Cut the following printed paper scraps and adhere to the ivory cardstock insert: pink dot reverse (4¼"x6"), green ribbon stripe (4¼"x5/8") and yellow flower (4¼"x1 1/8").

Place a strip of ivory ribbon just below the yellow flower paper.

Punch six 3" scalloped circles from ivory cardstock, cut in half and ink edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. Adhere to each tabbed insert with two halves attached on each side of the insert.

Punch six 2½" circles (one from six different prints), cut in half and stamp all twelve months on each side.

To create the pages, for each left page, cut the following printed paper scraps and adhere to the ivory cardstock insert: yellow flower (4¼"x6"), green ribbon stripe (4¼"x5/8"), and pink dot reverse (4¼"x1 1/8"). Use different prints from the scrap pack to make each page of the book unique.

Place a strip of ivory ribbon just below the yellow flower paper.

Cut three yellow mini dot reverse 2½" squares (use a different print for each page).

Cut a 1¾" piece of green ribbon stripe paper and piece it to create a banner. Ink and adhere to the right edge of the right page.

Open the gusseted side of the bag and stamp a crest on each triangle fold and accent with a strip of chocolate mini dot paper.

Cut strips of French Script (or any print from the scrap pack) and adhere to the left edge of the inside of the bag.

Repeat the previous steps until the book is complete.

Tips

This project can be simplified by not inking the edges.