Backpack Mini Album

Hi friends! Happy Monday! It’s Memorial Day – please take a moment to remember what this day is really about… not just the start of summer, cooking out and chilling in the pool. Please take a moment to honor the men and women who died serving in the US Military. Now, on a happier note, I have a fun project to share with you today – a backpack mini album!

We moved last year and when unpacking my studio, I ‘unearthed’ a Technique Junkies mini album CD that I bought quite a while ago. I’ve had a lot of fun over the years creating projects from the tutorials on the CD, and this little backpack was one I particularly enjoyed. This is the second one I’ve made. The backpack base and flap, front pocket and inside pages were all cut from heavy kraft cardstock. I embellished the flap and created the front pocket from coordinating patterned paper. The front flap and little pocket both have small velcro circle closures. The little pocket on the front holds two journaling cards. The straps are made from brown twill ribbon. It’s not part of the tutorial but I created two scored pieces of kraft cardstock to cover the twill ribbon knots on the inside of the album to give it a more finished look.

There are eight pages on the inside embellished with more coordinating papers.

And one more peek… I’m so smitten! Love how this turned out and I can’t wait to gift it!

Sharing in the following challenges:
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #132 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #440/441 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, The Paper Studio Tattered and Worn 12×12 paper pad
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder, Stampin’ Up 1″ circle punch, Stampin’ Up Scalloped Tag Topper punch
Accessories:  Technique Junkies Mini Album Mania CD, ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, brushed copper brads and black eyelets from stash, Crop-A-Dile, brown Totally Twill ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, Velcro circles

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

4 thoughts on “Backpack Mini Album”

  1. Hi Leslie, Wow!!!!! What a very special project, love all the embellishments that you have added to make it into the backpack, perfect for sharing summer adventures. Thank you for sharing your project with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw… Megan DT LPoCF

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