Simple Stories – Frankie And Friends Paper Bag Album Tutorial

Simple Stories – Frankie And Friends Paper Bag Album Tutorial


The Frankie and Friends collection is retired 🙁 I meant to say that the die cuts are chip-board stickers Base pages are just over 6 inches by 5 3/4 inches 6 x l 4 and 3/4 inches and so I cut it at 4 inches so that I could Glue that extra quarter inch behind

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  1. Since I got 'brain freeze' while recording my first tutorial and I lost track of where I was at in my notes 🙂 I wanted to include dimensions for some of the pages. The base pages are 5 3/4" x about 6".

    I started with brown paper bags sized 12 3/8 in x 6 1/8 in x 4 in)
    Page 1 (not the cover), the little rectangle that opens up – I cut at 7 1/2 x 3", folding it in half to make it 2 3/4 x 3" when it is folded. There is a pocket on this page and the tall part of the pocket is just over 6", and the smaller side of the pocket is 3 inches cut on an angle
    Page 2 – Just a plain page to be used to add a larger photograph
    Page 3 – The background of orange paper is 3 3/4 x 5 1/2". The black paper is 4 3/4 x 3 1/2"
    Page 4 – The black sheet was cut at 5 3/4 x 7" and folds at 3 1/4". It was glued to the base paper of stripes. I used the leftover piece cut from the pocket used on page 1 to make the pocket on this page
    Page 5 – The white base is 4 3/4 x 5". The front orange piece is 4 1/2 x 4 3/4" starting at the point at the top which I made using one of my tags. The purple piece was cut at 4 1/2 x 9 1/2" and folds at 4 3/4". I used acrylic paint and bubble wrap to add some color to this section. I used hinges and brads from my stash
    Page 6 – The orange piece on the bottom is 3 1/2 x 5 1/2". The black piece on the front was 4 3/4" – folded 1/4" (to be attached to the back of the base page) x 3 3/4". I glued a piece of patterned paper to the inside of the black piece to create another pocket
    Page 7 – The side pocket is 2 1/4 x 6"
    Page 8 – The front piece in green I cut a black sheet at 7 1/2 x 5 3/4" and folded at 3 3/4". I cut a purple sheet at 7 3/4" (gluing 1/4" of the end to the back of the black sheet) x 5 3/4" then glued patterned paper on some of the folds. The purple sheet glued to the base of the page is 11" (folded at 6" to create a side that opens up which is 5" and creates another small pocket on the side which is 2") x 5 3/4" – I hope that makes sense 🙂
    Page 9 – I glued ribbon behind the base page to be wrapped around the front. The drop-down green paper is 11 1/2" with 1/2" being glued down to the back at the top of the base page. It folds at 5 3/4 to drop down. The little doors that opens and says 'Do Not Enter' 10 1/2 folded at 2 3/4" and folded again at 8" to make the little doors.
    Page 9 – I made a little slit at 2" down from the top and about 4" wide to make a little pocket insert when it is attached to the brown paper bag

    Thanks for watching!!!

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