Sunday, August 7, 2011

Paper Bag Mini Albums #2 and FCCB #71

I'm spending most of my crafting time on the mini albums I'm making for my girlfriends (see post below).  I've gotten into a groove making the albums, and now the real challenge is to make a cover for each album that's unique.  So far, I've managed to come up with unique album covers.

Since the latest FCCB challenge is to make a fun project for a friend, I'm entering the album covers I've finished this week.  Here they are:

I used the Bargello technique from SplitCoast Stampers to make this cover (here's the post: Bargello)

This tutorial at Operation Write Home inspired me for this cover: Starburst

I cut this balloon using SCAL and an image from Lettering Delight's Balloon Craze.  Love it.

I made a mini banner and used baker's twine to string it on the cover.  "Memories" was written with my Cri-Kit pens and I cut out the embellishments from DCWV's Citrus paper pack.

This was a simple sailboat, waves and sun I cut out using SCAL. 

Since we scrapbook at the beach, I wanted to use flip flops on one of the covers.  I put some Stickles on them to "bling" them up a bit.

That's all I've got for now, but I'm not done yet!  My girlfriends don't know I've got a blog, so they won't see this ahead of time.  I can't wait to give them their albums in October!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Amazing, your album covers are really special. I can't choose a favorite except to say that they are going to be wonderful gifts.Thanks for sahying at FCCB.

  2. They are all so great! I love the hot air balloon one, as I love hot air balloons. I like how you used the different patterned papers.
    Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB!

  3. Lovely album covers! Each is so pretty and unique! I am sure your friends will love these!Thanks for sharing with us at FCCB!