Hi! This is my very first blog, I would like to share with you my first mini-album created with McDonald’s paper bags 10 years ago.
This album includes a series of photos of my two kids, they were fighting for a cake at McCafe just too cute!
10 McDonald’s paper bags had been used for this mini-album, I cut eight of the ten bags into three parts for the pages, and left the two for the cover and the back.
In this album, I’d used Graphic 45 stickers (can’t believe I’ve been using Graphic 45 for 10 years already), rub-ons (I think it’s 7-gypsies? Not sure), ribbons (maybe American Crafts), and punch-out brace shapes (for some reasons, this punch is no more in my stash).
I put photos on the right pages and decorated the left pages. I don’t like to write much but only a few words in this mini-album, I think you would do better if you are going to try one.
For the cover and back, I used thin chipboard to support the paper bag cut-out, it shows only the wordings and logo, then decorated. I love the title, how cool is that – “What’s the secret?”!
The back shows “A great story has two sides”, with the rub-on “Limited Edition”, the white is just good to be shown on top of the McDonald’s paper bag.
To bind the album together, I borrowed the Cinch and finished the binding in the Sheung Wan scrapbook shop (if you don’t know my story yet, you can check it out here). This was the first time I use Cinch, the binding is not perfect, but so lovely that I found a few cutie beads in my stash which fit the wire perfectly, just a nice match.
This is a simple mini album, you can try using other kinds of paper bags or materials, I’m happy to see what you have done.