BONUS PROJECT – Candy Cane Lane Paperbag Mini Album (12 Days Of Christmas Series)

12 Days of Christmas BONUS Project

I couldn’t make this series without creating a mini album! So here we are with a bonus project and I hope it doesn’t disappoint.

The tutorial I filmed for the album is just over an hour long, so it goes into every detail you’ll need to re-create it. These are perfect for recording your Christmas or giving away as a gift.

If you are looking for the perfect weekend project, then here you are!

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Petite cafe gift bags (6) – Trim to 6″

Chipboard Covers (2) – 6.5″ x 3.5″
Chipboard Spine (1) – 6.5″ x 1.5″

Binding (Stack the deck by Laura Dennison)
6″ x 1.25″
6″ x 1.75″
6″ x 2.25
Score at 0.5″ on each long side

Cover Wrap
12″ x 9″
Inside Wrap
8.75″ x 6.25″

Cover Mats
6 6/16″ x 3 7/16″ (2)
6 6/16″ x 1 5/8 (1)

Page Mats
5.75″ x 3 1/8″ (12)
5.75″ x 2 1/8″ (6)

Card Inserts
3 1/8″ x 5.75 (6)

Large – 5″ x 2″
Small – 4″ x 2″

Front Title Piece
1.75″ x 2.75″
1.5″ x 2.5″

Thank you for visiting today’s bonus project and for joining me on this series – I had loads of fun creating all the projects. If you have enjoyed this series, please subscribe to my blog on the right and/or my YouTube channel so you don’t miss any future projects. I have a few more Christmas ones and a gift idea on the way. You can also find me on Facebook 🙂

Helen Xx

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  1. I have thoroughly enjoyed viewing your videos. I have made two of the paperbag mini albums>. I wanted to share pics with you but am not sure how to do it. One are expecting a new grandchild and it turned out so darling. Let me know if you would like to see the pictures. I can send by email. Again, thanks so much for your fantastic videos.

  2. hi, I was looking at the newest catalog. the café bag is no longer available. is there a specific place where I could find these bags so I can make this project. I truly love love love it. I have some of the candy cane lane paper, but not bags. thank you for all the pretty stuff you do.

    • I know, I was so disappointed when the bags were discontinued! You can find a variation of brown paper bags on Ebay & Amazon – they probably won’t have the magnetic strip closing though. You can also make your own with the gift bag punch board. Stay tuned as I have another paperbag album coming up and it’s a good size too!

  3. Helen,
    I love this mini album and can’t wait to make it. Thank you for sharing. I have been in search of a guillotine trimmer and was wondering what is the brand of the one you have? I have a small fiskars, & I love it, so that is why I have been in search of a larger one.

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