Burlap Family Album
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Burlap Family Album

Create your own hand made albums by using a chipboard album as your base.

Designed by Greta Hammond, courtesy of RPA.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Chipboard Burlap Album
  • Scrapbook Paper - Assorted of Choice
  • Scissors
  • Craft Punches - Scalloped Edge Border and Butterfly
  • Stickers - Our Family and Assorted
  • Stapler
  • Brads
  • Photos
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Tape
  • Glue

Project Instructions


Cut green damask paper to 2½"x6½".

Punch two ¾"x6½" strips of brown cardstock with scalloped edge border punch.

Arrange scalloped edged strips on either side of green damask piece and then adhere to front of album.

Add "Our Family" dimensional sticker

Make orange flower by punching five 2" scalloped circles from orange paper. Stack circles and staple together in the center. Going layer by layer, scrunch up circles into the center and then unfold carefully to form flower. Add brown brad in the center to finish off.

Arrange and adhere flower to cover of album along with green floral leaves.

Add Journal piece along with the circle/heart dimensional sticker in the upper right corner.

Cover inside cover page with brown cardstock.

Cover first page with blue/green leaf paper.

Add ½" strip of brown cardstock slightly above bottom edge of page.

Mat 4"x2¾" photo onto brown cardstock. Adhere to page ¾" from top and centered horizontally. Add "Family" sticker.

Page Layout Idea #1

Cover both pages with green cardstock.

Punch two strip of brown cardstock with scalloped border punch.

Cut two pieces of green plaid paper to 1¾"x6". Adhere scalloped edge brown strips along one side. Adhere one piece to left page, flush to left edge with scalloped edge facing the middle. Adhere second piece to right page, flush to right edge with scalloped edge facing the middle.

Add dimensional tree sticker and journaling tag.

Add 3"x4½" photo along with journaling spot to right page.

Punch six small butterflies. Layer two together with a pop dot. Add brown gems in the center. Scatter butterflies around pages as shown.

Page Layout Idea #2

Cover both pages with orange paper.

Cut a 1¾"x6" piece of orange patterned paper and adhere to left edge of left page.

Cut a ¼" strip of brown cardstock and add to seam of orange patterned paper in above step.

Mat 4¼"x3" photo onto a 5"x3¾" piece of green cardstock. Add to left page.

Add cluster of embellishments include journaling spot, dimensional sticker and leaf to lower left corner of photo.

Cut a piece of brown cardstock to 3¼" square. Round the top edges and adhere flush to bottom edge and ¾" from right edge of right page.

Mat a 3½"x2½" photo onto a piece of 3¾"x2¾" of green cardstock. Adhere to right page, overlapping brown cardstock piece.

Add a 4"x½" strip of orange patterned paper, embellished with small brads on ends to brown cardstock piece as shown.

Finish embellishing page with three leaves and "our history" sticker clustered together.