Baby’s First Christmas paper bag album

bfc-album-cover-diane-zechman.jpgMy friend invited me to stamp recently and she said that she needed to make a baby shower gift.  Well, that was just a perfect theme for me too because I am overdue with a gift for a shower that I was unable to attend.  My friend suggested we make a paper bag album and I came up with the “Baby’s First Christmas” theme since it is getting close to the holiday and I had these *cute* Rachelle Anne Miller stamps that I was eager to use.  Rachelle’s images are just adorable and perfect for a baby theme!

I started out by machine stitching the binding on the bags (we used 3 lunch size bags).  I also machine stitched the main image to the layer on the front cover.  All of the other stitches you see are faux stitching with a Micron pen or a gel pen.  This was a fun project to create together because we could share our dies, punches, papers and embellishments!  Of course, we didn’t get it all done in one night but we got everything stamped, punched and laid out.  I did all of the coloring, glueing and finishing touches later.  I decided not to stamp any words on the tags, etc. so that the recipient could personalize it however they want as they add their own photos of this joyful Christmas holiday.

*Just a note- the Rachelle Anne Miller images, along with the Cuttlebug and Nestabilities can be found at All That Scraps.  And right now Christine has the Limited Edition Holiday folders on sale so go check ’em out!

Here are pics of the pages inside:

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recipe: are you ready for this?  :0)

stamps- Rachelle Anne Miller: Gifts Tree, Moose, Mouse, Snowman, Teddy Bear, and Angelface by Stampavie; paper- Real Red, Regal Rose, Creative Memories Green and patterned paper, White; ink- Palette Black; accessories- white lunch sized paper bags, sewing machine, Copic markers, Primas, circle clip, ribbons, buttons, gemstone, brads, glue dots, red-line tape, Shimmerz paint, Liquid Pearls, Stickles; punches- SU! Round Tab punch and Small Oval punch, Martha Stewart Ribbon Threader and Doily Lace punches, Emagination bulb punch, unknown holly punch; Sizzix diecuts- Sizzlet Tags, Picket Fence, Primitive Hearts; Nestabilities- Double Ended Tags, Ribbon Tags Trio, Labels 1 & 2, Squares, Rectangles; Cuttlebug- A2 folders- Baby, Christmas Ornaments, Holly, Snow Dots, Snowflakes, dies- Snowflake #2, Snow Fun Combo, Treetops Combo, Ice Crystal Combo.

6 responses to “Baby’s First Christmas paper bag album

  1. too cute! I wanna be your friend and come stamp with you lol!! This is really adorable Diane and what a thoughtful gift!

  2. Diane – this is a gorgeous project and what a wonderful gift! I love making this type of “art”…..you know me – if it moves I love it!

  3. This is adorable, Diane!! What a fabulous and very thoughtful gift!

  4. How cute is this project? I love this “gift”, it is truly thoughtful!

  5. OMGoodness, Diane! This is such a fabulous gift! I bet the recipient was over the moon! Gorgeous!

  6. Wonderful gift idea. Your work is great, color, pattern everything is just lovely. I will give this a try.

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