Sunday, May 21, 2017

Friendship Album With Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, all  my ribbon loving friends!  Today I'm sharing a Paper Bag Album that I created for Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I used three brown paper lunch bags that I covered in patterned papers, reinforced with cream card stock to bind, and then machine stitched to secure.  Then, I got busy decorating it with several of my favorite products from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  On the cover, you will see Solid Ric Rac, as well as a snippet of Burlap Center Stitch GreenTurquoise Plaid Ribbon, and Sunflower Swiss Dots Grosgrain.
On the second page (below), you will see a snippet of Turquoise Plaid Ribbon.  Each page has a large open space for photos, journalling, etc.  Paper Bag Albums are a great way to display photos and create memories.  This album was created using papers and chipboard, etc. from an older sewing-themed line called Material Girl (2010) by Cosmo Cricket.  Mini albums are also a great way to use up leftover patterned papers and embellishments.
Page Three doesn't have any trim.  However, it has a pocket that holds a photo/journal tag that is trimmed with Turquoise Plaid RibbonSunflower Swiss Dots Grosgrain, and Celery Green Plaid Ribbon.  I just love seeing those gorgeous ribbons peeking out the other side.
I also took a close-up photo of Page Three (below) so that you can get a better view of all the fabulous ribbons and trims peeking through from the tag tucked in the pocket next to this page, as well as some Ivory Burlap String, some Mulberry Paper Leaves and trims from the next page.
Page Four has a length of Ivory Grosgrain Ribbon that I ran down the middle of the page and looped at the top singed with a length of Solid Red Baker's Twine and topped with a Two-Toned Green Sweetheart Blossom.
Page Five has small tag that is tied with 3/8" Plaid Moss Green Ribbon and has some Ivory Burlap String tucked underneath it.  I'm only sharing the close-up photo of this page because there's no other trim on this page.  The rest of the page is open space for another photo or journalling.
Page Six (below) is covered with patterned papers and decorated with some Mulberry Paper LeavesIvory Burlap String, paper flowers, (and I used the darker red ones found in the Red and White Mixed Sweetheart Blossoms).
I took a closer photo so you could see all of the pretty Red and White Mixed Sweetheart BlossomsMulberry Paper LeavesIvory Burlap String and Mulberry Flowers I used on this page.  Really Reasonable Ribbon has SO many great ribbons, trims and goodies that you will always be able to find the perfect colors for ANY project you're working on,  I encourage you to check it out for yourself at  Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Page Seven has no trims, but again has a pocket that contains a tag tied with 3/8" Plaid Moss Green Ribbon.  Mini albums are SO much fun because of all the layers of pages, ribbons and trims that are packed into one small creation, and once filled with photos and journalling; they will be treasured for many years to come.
Like I've mentioned, making paper bag albums is easy and fun, and Really Reasonable Ribbon can help you find all the perfect ribbons, trims, twines, flowers and embellishments for EVERY project.  Be sure to check out the Really Reasonable Ribbon Shop, and come play along in the current challenge on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.

Have a crafty week!


  1. WOW! I love this!! Such pretty details!! Beautiful ribbons!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  2. What a fun and beautiful project. I have never made a paper bag album; going to put that on my "to do" list. I am wowed by how many pretty ribbons and embellies you use. Really lovely, Karen.

  3. What a sweet album Karen. Love the different patters and ribbons you used. So sweet!

  4. What a gorgeous project Karen - some one will be blessed to receive it!

  5. What a fun album. I love the papers and all of those ribbons. Sweet. Great look and so creative. Love it.

  6. comme toujours c'est charmant et adorable Karen, biz

  7. Wow--what a creative project, Karen--love it!


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