Paper Bag Mini Album Tutorial

Hi everyone, sorry for the delay on this post, but this glorious weather is so nice, my cold cider and bathing have come first! (our hot weather always has a short window!)

I’ve also been enjoying watching Glastonbury 2019 and wishing I was there!

On Friday I shared this lovely Paper Bag Mini Album Tutorial.

Paper Bag Mini Album

I do love to make mini albums and have quite a few different styles now. This Paper Bag version is quick and easy to make.

Paper Bag Mini Album

It has 4 pages, each with a pocket and photo mat. You can easily add more photo mats to the pockets and more pages. I plan on adding another 4 pages and reckon this album can them hold around 100 photos!

I will be filling mine with photos from my holiday to Ibiza in 2012, I will show you once it’s full.

Paper Bag Mini Album

I used the ribbon, charms, bow, papers, alpha stickers & paperclips from the ‘Happy You’ collection.

Shop the full range here.

Paper Bag Mini Album


My paper bags with the handles were purchased from The Works here.


I will share the mats and layers I used but I appreciate that everyone will use different sized paper bags, but at least it gives you an idea.

You will need 4 – 8 paper bags.

2 pieces of 6.1/8 x 8.3/4 card for the front and back.

4 – 8 pieces of 6.1/4 x 5.1/2 card for the picture mats

8 – 16 pieces of 5.3/8 x 5.1/4 pattern paper to cover each side of the picture mats.

8 – 16 pieces of 5.3/4 x 5.5/8 pattern paper to cover each side of the pages.

Embellishments and ribbon to decorate.

Check out my full tutorial below.

The handle is optional, but I think a nice touch.

Paper Bag Mini Album

Thank you for stopping by.

Happy crafting



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