Mini Album Monday | Paper Bag Keepsake | Part 2

Happy Monday! I’m back to share the second part of the Paper Bag Keepsake mini album. Last Monday, I introduced a new blog series I’ll be featuring on (most) Mondays and it is all about mini albums. If you missed Part 1 or want a refresher, please click here.

Today, I have finished all the pages by adding the photos and a few embellishments. I also completed the journaling for the album. I print my photos to about 2″ x 3″ from an Epson Stylus 1400 photo printer using Epson printer paper. I used a word processing software to adjust my printer settings, typed each page and printed it directly on the cardstock sheets. This is a perfect way to add typed journaling to your projects if you do not own a typewriter. You could also hand write your own special memories if you prefer that approach.

You can create a mini album keepsake just like this for all sorts of occasions, events, or just because. I focused on our wedding anniversaries over the past five years because I started to forget what happened. This is a way for McArthur and I to remember how we celebrated and it also gives me an idea of what to do as we celebrate upcoming anniversaries.

From the cover, you can now see that the journaling pages have typed content! YAY

These two pages showcase year one and year two anniversaries and a few cardstock strips of what we did.

These two pages feature our 3rd anniversary.

Although memories of our 4th year anniversary gets a little sketchy, I do recall a few things!

You may not celebrate a lot for anniversaries, but remember to take photos! McArthur surprised me at work and remembered to take this picture of me with his iPhone! Gotta love photos because they definitely allow those memories to return.

Here are the journaling pages. There is plenty of room to type snipets of many memories. If you use a word processing software, you can simply adjust the font to fill the page!

Here is McArthur enjoying the album! After he saw it, he asked, “Did you come up with this idea by yourself?” I looked at him crazy, then responded, “Yes!” He said it was the best idea ever and that everyone needs these! 🙂

Mini Album Mondays just took a more important turn! Make your mini album today!

Kits for this album are available for purchase. Kit contents include:

  • (5) Decorative edge paper bags
  • (5) Decorative edge cardstock journal pages
  • (5) 6×6 Patterned Paper sheets by Webster’s Pages
  • (2) Doilies
  • Button Sampler
  • Twine Sampler
  • Ribbon Sampler
  • (2) Metal Rings

What you will need to complete your project:

  • Background stamps
  • White pigment ink
  • Hole punch
  • Black ink
  • Date stamp
  • Embellishments
  • (5) 2″ x 3″ photos (or more)
  • Word Processing software/Printer or Typewriter or Journaling pen

Price: $9.00

U.S. Domestic Shipping via USPS First Class Mail: $2

International Shipping via USPS Priority Mail: $15

**To buy, please click “contact” on my blog. Provide your shipping address and the e-mail associated with your PayPal account. I will send you a PayPal money request. Payment for the mini album is expected within 24 hours of the PayPal money request. You will receive shipping notification.

Thanks for visiting today!

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  • Jessica Wekenman - Hi, Ashley! I’ve been following your blog for awhile now, but I’m not sure I’ve ever left a comment, even though I totally <3 everything you make! Anyway, I wanted to let you know how inspired I am by your work! Not only are your projects fantastic, but your photography really is superb! I am loving your new Mini Album Monday series, and am taking away a lot of ideas and inspiration from it!ReplyCancel

  • Dana - This is so absolutely fabulous!! I agree with your hubs! Everyone should have one of these… Now if only I could get my husband to make it… lol!!ReplyCancel

  • Lorie-ThePeddler - Terrific album Ashley! Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie Smith - Fabulous idea Ashley. I love when you pick a subject such as an anniversary or a recap of things that occured throught a year and journal once a year over a long period. Wish I had thought to do this when hubby and I were first starting out. Hubbies grandmother keep one yearly for 25 years. Around the first of the year shortly after new years, she would sit down and recap the year and it always included the guests and family that spent Thanksgiving and Christmas with them. It even mentioned what the menu was for the holiday dinners how she decorated the house and every thing important thru out that year. It was facinating to read and I was able to scrapbook it along with old photos thru the years. I made several books and gave them out to each family member. Everyone loved them, and if you keep up the tradition, I am sure your future generations will love them also.

  • Melissa Shea - That album is too sweet! Such a great idea to document as the years go by!ReplyCancel

  • Tesa - Wow, absolutely wonderful!
    Take care!
    Hugs TesaReplyCancel

  • Naomi Chokr - I love this album! look how long your hair was!!!! aww and i love the picture of your first home. I miss you house! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jessica reyes - Hi Ashley! I’m reviewing your tutorial on how to make this, I’m going to attempt to work on one this week. Since I’ve never done any album before, is the bag you use like those paper lunch bags or paper bags that are used for party favors? Like the ones try sell @ michaels? Thanks so much for letting me know! Can’t wait to try it out!ReplyCancel

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