I finished my 'bag book' today. Or I should say my 'sickbag book'. You see, the boss opened my mail on Monday and promptly asked me why someone had sent me a load of sickbags. Ha ha, poor man. He won't come in to the spare room anymore. He swears I have turned it into a rubbish tip. But here is the proof that all things can be made pretty :)
Ok, when I say pretty, this book can definately be improved. I am not saying it is awful but there are some things that I would definately change.
But lets see what I did first before I
moan evaluate later
I used Papermania 6x6 Creative Tones pads which I have had in my stash for years. I chose Amethyst Infusion well, I thought I would join the purple party here and Ivory Black.
I was originally going to use rings but I accidentally stuck all the bags together. I quite like it though. Plus, it suited my original idea of writing some journalling in the flap just underneath the gusset pages. I abandoned that idea in the end but it is logged for future use.
Back and Front
I couldn't upload all the pictures...damn Blogger!! However, these give you the gist I think. Very little embellishment and in the end, no journalling. I have left the ends open because I plan to use the book to store memories of my brother that I can scrap at a later date. To be honest, I had started journalling but it got a bit much and I liked the idea of having pictures to flick through. I have made many books and boxes of my brother for the rest of the family you see, but never for me.
Sians instructions were easy to follow, especially once I had the bags in front of me. I couldn't figure out the gusset thing before that. However, next time. I will use thicker paper as I think that will make the pages a bit more sturdy. I will also not try to cut the papers to the size of the bags when they are stuck down. They are a little wonky! Other than that, I will be harrassing everyone for paper bags....large or small because it was fun to do.