Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Anything But A Card

This week at Sweet Stamps we get to make "Anything But A Card", how fun! Be sure to check out the blog to see all the great projects that the Design Team and others that have entered, have made!  Anyone can enter, 
but if you use a Sweet Stamps rubber stamp you get two entries into the challenge for a chance  to win a $20 shopping spree. 
Check the Sweet Stamps blog for details.

I decided to make a paper bag brag book out of lunch bags. I have lots of pictures to share!

1. I cut a large paper bag section for the cover. 2. I stitched the cover and pages together. You can use adhesive, but I wanted the book to be a little more tidy, so that the flaps would stay shut.
3. I used brown ink and sponged all over the album to give it an aged look. 
4. I used my wood burning tool on the edges to give it a burn look.

This brag book was made using my daughters pictures of her with her 3 horses. It was the perfect opportunity to use my horse stamps. 
I used die cuts to cut the flowers out of fabric.

The inside front cover has a pocket.

I used the wood burning tool on the wooden star and the suede 
that I stamped on.

I stamped and heat embossed the "Howdy" stamp on a piece of fabric.

I created my own frames using a fancy frame stamp and 
little stackers rectangle die cut.

I used the wood burning tool on suede to create this flower embellishment.

The back page also has a pocket.

Back Cover

Sweet Stamps Products:

Fancy Flower #2 Giant 449

Medium Star 858

3 Dots

Howdy Stamp

Fancy Frame Small 837

Shades™ Dye Ink Pad FRENCH ROAST
008 Rectangle Multi Frame Dies (for the fabric tag that has Howdy on it)
111 Rectangle Frame & Elements Dies (for the fabric flowers)


jonim52 said...

What a gorgeous album!

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

Jacqueline, you did the best job on this! Holy cow how long did this take you? I just adore all the love and time that it looks like you put into this! Terrific!!!

Bonnie Brown said...

That is a gorgeous album, Jackie!! I love all the distressing, the use of the many stamps,and the pictures!! Beautiful keepsake!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is truly amazing sweetie! Love that leather look and that great stamp set you used to make adorable project.
Great pictures and adorable as can be.

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Jacqui, gorgeous project I love the horse them and all the little touches!!1

Sandy Fredrick said...

WOW! I really love what you did for your project. Love the distressed look you gave the pages and the use of fabric for the flowers.

~ Kendra ~ said...

What an awesome brag book!! Love it!

Jacki Randolph said...

WOW, this is so awesome!! All the details on each page along with the beautiful designs are truly stunning!! Love it!