Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Girl Vintage Paper Bag Album

I loved working with this paper!!! It's called "Vintage Yummy" by Sassafras Lass. This paper describes my style perfectly! Vintage!!!!! Here is a link to Sassafras Lass website if you wish to see the entire collection.

My local Scrapbook store, where I work, carried this line. As soon as I finished this album I took it to the store and it has been displayed there ever since.
The fabric binding is strips of fabric which has been ripped and tied to book rings to give the album a playful look.

My favorite sheet of paper is filled with small frames with beautiful vintage images. White lace border around the photo mat to match the framed pictures in the background.

This album is supposed to be about the life of your daughter so these first two pages are for baby photos.

I enjoyed using bright colors for this album! Orange is not a color I use on anything but Halloween so it was great to be able to use it here.

Tulle is great for scrapbooking. It can be knotted like on this page or gathered and made into a ruffle border.

I used images of little girls from old sewing patterns to match the albums style.

These girls are from a vintage children's book.

I have used foam dots which are available at any craft store to give the small frames dimension.

An added tag gave more detail to my album.

Another lovely girl from a sewing pattern. The polka dot paper is called "Dotted Swiss" by Bazzill.

Stapling fabric to your pages is a great way to avoid the mess of regular glue.

A vintage gold buckle gives a great touch to finish off the album.

On the back cover I have used Prima's Pearl swirls for an added whimsy!

A close up of the fabric strips.

Thank you for looking at my album!




  2. Your layouts are always so fantastic!

    I love Sassafras products!

    Victoria xxx

  3. Eeeek! I love, love, love this, Lindsey! You got what it takes, girl! I love the rags on the binding and I can tell you used pinking shears on the ends! I think that really adds a special little girl/vintage touch. All the deatail on every page are just perfect! the birdie tag- so sweet! Orange lace! Whodathunk?! ☺ I love this line of paper- very me, too. (Something tells me that I've commited a gramatical error.)

    Oh btw, I have my computer back!
    Also- just started New Moon last night and stayed up too late reading it, too!

    Have a great day! ♥

  4. Lindsey! This is absolutely fabulous! My favorite part is the fabric :) I love how you just ripped it and kept a lovely shabby chic vintage feel to it. Those papers are divine too, and I love how you incorporated the vintage pics and illustrations. You are divine, my dear, simply divine! :)

  5. Beautiful - and the fabric ties are my favorite, too.

  6. wow! i love how you used so many types of materials on your album! i am starting my first paper album today and i hope it comes out good! you are SO talented girl!!!

  7. Your paperbag album is absolutely darling! You are so very talented! :)

  8. This is just beautiful. I love the vintage images. The dotted swiss paper brought back memories of my mama sewing me dotted swiss dresses when I was a little girl. I loved the little blue bird. You are so gifted in putting beautiful things together and turning it into something wonderful.


  9. Hi Lindsey,
    I love the album and the paper you used. I emailed your Mom about finding out if your store has more. Your always do such a great job with your projects. Have fun at your Mom's party today!

  10. Lindsey, that is just TOO cute! I love every page! I myself just made a paper bag scrapbook of my granddaughter, Madison! I really love the built in "pockets" created by using a paper bag! It was so much fun! I'll have to make another one similar to your design, it's just so adorable! Suzie

  11. Hi Lindsey! How did I miss this post???? that album is so sweet love all the colors I especially like the bluebird with the bonnet...she is wonderful....Have a sweet day! hugs, Jennifer

  12. This is so fantastic. Wow.

  13. I am all A-SwOoN over these!!! I've never seen such cutie pie stuff put together this way before. So glad you shared this ... I'll be watching for more and more of your work.

    :) Laurie

  14. this is so cute Lindsey. I just found your blog from your other blog :) We totally have the same style! and the same taste in books :)

  15. Lindsey
    Oh what a magnificent book! I adore every detail! I never knew you guys had a shop! How fun!!!! Lori

  16. This is so beautiful, I just wish I could sit down and be so inspired....:)