Everyday Hero's Mini Album-Heartfelt Creations

May 6, 2015

Happy Wednesday! Its an awesome day as I have a new project to share with you using the Everyday Hero's collection from Heartfelt Creations.  This is a paper bag album that i put together using some card panels; paper bags and chipboard.


It has been ages since i put an album together from scratch so this was so much fun to put together.  I created a video showing you  the layout of the album; a storage idea using the new Heartfelt Creations Packaging and the video also shows you how i created the flowers on the album. before the video, here are some detail shots of the project.

to begin, i covered front and back of the album with paper from the collection, and did the same with the paper bags, i then chose card panels cut tags and decided to put my album together with binding strips of black cardstock.  These strips were cut to size to work with the paper bags; scored using my scor pal and just attached page by page to a new strip.

This makes the album unique; personal and as individual as I am (wink)


the album is a bit chunky with all the added page panels


top view 




I said in the video that the paper bag measurements are 4.5 x5.5? 
That is wrong, they actually measure 4.5x6.5 is why i did a 5x7 chipboard cover.

Everyday Hero's Mini Album
HCDP1-253 Everyday Heroes Paper Collection
HCD1761-Everyday Hero Die
HCPC 3651 Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-758 Botanical Wings Die
HCD1 752 Cut Mat Create 2A Die
HCD1 745-Luggage and Tag Die
368770- Scor-Pal Measuring Board
1259723 Art Institute (Dries Clear)
HCST1-401- Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit

Other Materials: Distress ink in Vintage Photo; Tahiti Chalk Ink;   Craft Medley Rootbeer beads. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist; May Arts Ribbon and Gold Thread; foam adhesive;  Raven cardstock; Hug Snug Seam Binding; Mini Stapler. Hobby Lobby Snack Bags; Natural Chipboard. Color Box Gold Metallic. Fabscraps Filigree Border, brads.

Instructions: Cut two pieces of Natural Chipboard measuring 5x7. cover front and back with papers from collection.  Cover 3 paper bags Measuring 4.5 x 5.5-front and back. Create additional pages from your choice of card panels in the collection.  Cut out tags from die sheet along with the journalling cards. Also cut 4-5 additional tags using the two tag dies in the Luggage and Tag die set.  Using the Cut Mat Create 2B cut out 8 mats using the largest die. Cut out 3 4x4 card mats and 3-3x3 card mats; Create binding using black cardstock 2"x4.5 and scoring at 1", adhering to each card panel and attaching additional panels to second binding cardstock strip and adhere to paper bag as shown in video. Cut out 4 Everyday Heros die. two on black cardstock and two on vanilla cardstock. Ink using vintage photo distress ink and dab a bit of tahiti on the vanilla, mist the black dies with gold glimmer mist. On vanilla card stock stamp out two sets of botanical rose flowers and 4 sets of leaves with black ink. Colour with vintage photo and tahiti ink ( also in video)Use various embellishments ( fabscraps Filigree Border. brads) to decorate cover. Assemble all pagers together by cutting more binding strips.  When album is all assembled, do a final measurement of width of album and cut a binding strip to width and length and score at 1/4" on each edge and attach to outside of album as shown. attach filigree border to seam as shown and ink with gold metallic ink.