I work in a scrapbook store. I’ve worked there since I was barely out of college. That’s a really long time!! While I’m there, I look for ways to use supplies in different ways. Scrapbooking is AWESOME, I just want to do other stuff sometimes. You understand, I’m sure. A couple weeks ago we got these cute bags:
and I immediately made this little spring brag book:
I was going to make a couple to give to the grandmas for Easter since I took some really cute pictures of the girls in their dresses – and they probably won’t wear their dresses for Easter because it’s 40 DEGREES OUTSIDE, CONNECTICUT.
I posted these photos on the store’s Facebook page and got a handful of questions about how I made it, so I’ll show you here. It’s just 2 bags. They’re lined up with openings on opposite ends.
Fold them together in half down the center, then punch 2 holes away from the edges in the fold line
Tie some string or ribbon through the holes to hold the booklet together
Then embellish as your heart desires!
Using 2 little bags, you have space for a front and back cover and 6 pictures inside. Then if you have extra pictures or notes you can tuck them in the little open sides. I printed these pictures as wallet size at a place that rhymes with Fal-mart and put just a tiny edge of a matte on them. They fit perfectly.
It’s a wonderful little brag book to show off a trip to “Elmo’s House”!
(Pictures are from Sesame Place, Breakfast with Elmo and Friends Summer, 2012)