Monday, July 26, 2010

Las Vegas Faux Paper Bag Album

OK HERE IT IS - 95% finished. I cut the DSP going the wrong direction (DAH!!!) so I loosely taped the front cover layout together for this posting. I will be getting more paper and can easily finish the cover. The Las Vegas stickers are still on the clear acetate until the paper is recut. Instructions for this album can be found on my favorite artist: Laura Denison. Her blog site at The style of this album is called "Faux Paper Bag Album". I did tweak how to assemble this album by adding extensions for the Bind-it-all wires and adjusted the cover length a bit to accommodate the extension and the poker chip tabs. Instructions on how to make the poker chips are in this posting. This album cover finished size is 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". 1" Black O-wires used. I just received my photos taken from my trip so I will be spending time to figure out how to place them in the album. I needed an album that would expand and accommodate all the memorabilia collected from the trip and this one was perfect!

Here's a closer view of the cover: That shiny Las Vegas sticker is one of my gifts from my blog frined: Gene I met there.

Opening pages 1(inside cover), 2:

Pages 3, 4:

Pages 5, 6:

Pages 7, 8:

Pages 9, 10:

Pages 11, 12:

Pages 13, 14 (back inside cover):

I was so excited to be able to find a co-ordinating punch which matched the DSP!!!! How lucky!!!

And here are the Poker Chip tabs for more photos or journaling....two sets of these inserts were made for the bags.

Top view of the album:

Side view of the album - Black CS was wrapped around each faux paper bag:

This is the retired Jackpot DSP used for this album along with Real Red, Black, So Saffron, and Very Vanilla CS

To make the Poker chips:
(1) Trace 1-3/4" circle on CS
(4) 1/4" strips to position as shown
(1) 1-1/8" or 1" circle punch

Position 1/4" strips on traced 1-3/4" circle:

Punch chip inside the penciled circle lines, next punch a 1-1/8" circle, use a white gel pen to make the dash lines. Adhere on top of the chip.
Finished chips look like this:
SU Supplies
  • Stamps: none
  • CS: Real Red, Black, So Saffron, Jackpot DSP (retired), Whisper White
  • Ink: none
  • Accys: 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 1-1/8" Circle Punch (non SU), White Gel pen, Card boarder punch (non SU), 1/2" Corner Rounder (retired), 1" Black O-wires ( non SU), Tombow Adhesive, Sticky Tape.
Thank you for stopping by today......................


Maureen said...

What a masterpiece - totally fabulous !! Thanks for letting us see this gorgeous album. I feel like hopping on the plane for Vegas right now !!

loni.sue said...

WOW!!!! u are soooooo talented, missy.

- - Sheryl - - said...

love the chips - thanks for the tut

Renkata said...

wow gorgeous project :) of to the casino :)))))
Great idea

Karen L said...

The poker chips! So fast and easy! Thanks for the idea, I will definitely be using it.

Susie McCormick said...

WOW! ! Love your book. I bought this tutorial from Laura and love how you did it with the vegas theme! LOve Love Love the poker chips!!!!!

Latenightstamper said...

love how you made the poker chips!!! thanks for sharing. I live near las vegas... in Boulder City
Sherrill Graff

KT said...

So darn clever! I love the chips --- so realistic! TFS

Gwen Mangelson said...

AWESOME! I just love this!

cropsticks said...

Love your version of the faux paper bag mini Vegas style. What a wonderful way to memorialize your trip.

Anonymous said...

amazing this idea. Great.

Liam said...

Wonderful project Love it it reminds me of Las Vegas when I travelled there. That was a truly amazing site.


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eunice said...

Fabulous album! So many special details on each page...I love it! I think it's great how your album just exudes with the excitement of Las Vegas!