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Monday, June 26, 2017

Are We There Yet Carta Bella Mini Album

Are we there yet?  I mean who hasn't heard that question from your kids when traveling?  It's the perfect title for a vacation collection and Carta Bella's got it with their "Are We There Yet?" collection.  Apryl here with the FotoBella Design Team sharing my latest design project featuring this great collection found at

Anyone made a paper bag album lately?  Now that school's out, I've got these paper lunch bags taking up space in the pantry so I'm putting them to good use along with my scrapbook supplies.  Paper bags albums make great quick little albums and are perfect to give to your kids to document vacation adventures.

Supplies Needed:  

  • 12-6"x6" pieces of paper Cities to See, State Map, Beach Route, Region Strips (front cover), Parks Pass and Get on the Road
  • Are We There Yet Chipboard stickers
  • Are We There Yet 12"x12" Sticker sheet from collection pack
  • Are We There Yet Layered Stickers
  • three paper lunch bags 6 1/8"x4"x12 3/8" (Up Target brand)
  • We R Memory Keepers Anywhere Stapler
  • Baker's twine-navy/white

To assemble this album.  stack the three lunch bags, fold them in the middle and bind using staples down the middle crease. If you have a sewing machine, stitching the bags together down the crease is a great option as well!

Cut the 12 6"x6" pages out of the patterned paper and glue to the paper bag pages.  You'll see that the openings at the end of the paper bags make great pockets.  The pockets can be used to stash memorabilia, or pocket pages would be fun also. To make pocket pages, cut them slightly smaller that 6"x6" so that they slide in and out easily.  

As you can see, I matched up some of the papers to create a fluid two page spread look, others I mixed and matched.  The embellishments are the journal cards, chipboard stickers and layered stickers found in the Are We There Yet? Carta Bella collection.  

Our big summer vacation coming up will be to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons, so I was excited these destinations were included in this collection!

I had so much fun making this album, before I finished the first one, I decided to make two.  I actually made them at the same time, and it was super quick.  My plan is to give each of my kids one to fill with pictures and documentation while we are on the road in the RV.  

Get this collection to document your summer vacation and you won't regret it.  
Have a happy summer!

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