I wanted my cover to reflect those fun vintage style suitcases that are hardcased with the corners, the beautiful leather straps, and covered with stickers from the places the suitcase has traveled to. I love those suitcases and always conjure up images of exotic international travel. I made the buckles using a Stampin' Up! Decorative Label Punch.
Here are some photos of the inside (which I neglected to upload before I posted, sorry girls!):
Isn't this paper line just gorgeous? It is the Simple Stories Destination paper line and when I saw it I just thought "OMG, I HAVE TO HAVE THAT!" And it was perfect for this project. One of the things that I did to give this standard paper bag album some more pizzazz, I used a border punch to create a beautiful border between the pockets, and I also used this awesome tutorial to create the folded flaps.