save money on albums by using paper bags!
-Take 3-4 paper lunch bags and fold them in half so they make a 6x6 (approx.) surface. Crease the fold.
-To keep the album together while you're working, stitch (by hand or on the sewing machine) down the center fold. Use a brown thread so it doesn't stand out, but your binding will cover the stitching later.
-Embellish! You can use the open edges of the bag to hide journaling and tags.
-Wait until your finished with the album to do a finishing binding with ribbon, brads, etc.
-Impress your friends with a beautiful book made ENTIRELY from scratch!
Please note that the paper bags are not acid-free so use photo-safe materials to cover the brown bag surface to ensure that your album lasts forever.