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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Week 8: Crafty Gift Saturday - Paper Bag Album











This is Joy with today's crafty gift! Actually, though, this project was done by all the Christmas with the Cricut girls - Tammy, Melanie and myself! We decided to team up to complete today's project and alleviate some stress along the way!

The video below shows how to make the base of the paper bag album. It's really very easy and quite a fun project to do with kids. People love to look in the openings and find the tags also!



Now, for the nitty gritty details: Melanie made the gorgeous cover (AMAZING, as always) and her process of creating is to select papers and draw a sketch first. The scalloped rectangle on the cover is from Mini Monograms and was cut at 6". "Be" was also from Mini Monograms and was cut at 2 1/4". Golly and Jolly words are from Hello Kitty Font and cut at 1 1/4". Ribbon is from American Crafts and of course, the paper is from Cosmo Cricket, our paper sponsor this week.

Other cuts: The bell from Sweethearts was cut at 2 1/4" using the regular key, shadow and layers. The brown tags were cut at 4 3/4". The large tags were cut at 4 3/4"x5 3/4" and the file folder tabs were cut using a punch.

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sue said...

Love this paper bag book, great video too.

sue@kajs.demon.co.uk

LilGreenBug said...

Great video. Thanks for reminding me how easy and fun these are!!!

Denise DuFrene said...

Can't wait to make this project. Thank you ladies for all your ideas and videos, and as always thanks for sharing.

RAP said...

Paper bag albums are so fun and easy. This one is CUTE!

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome project!! Love the paper and all the techniques used!!

Monica
fireflygnat@hotmail.com

4kids4 said...

Cute project! Lovin' that paper!

~Sharon

kkkogel said...

What a cute project. I can,t wait to make some with my grandkids.
Kathy

Ladybug said...

I have always wanted to make one of these. Your instructions were sooooo simple that even I can now do it. LOL TFS!! ;-)

stamprgrl said...

I just love how you ladies decorated that mini album... adorable

-- dalis

tuesdae said...

I made a paper bag album for a birthday and it was the hit present! I think this would be a great way to make an easy album to give to family!

Donna said...

I have loved everything that yaw have done so far, but this is my absolute favorite. Love it. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Very cute-I have to try a paper bag album.
Kateb
kateb@buckeye-express.com

Anonymous said...

Love how easy you make it look!!!
LeAnn H.

Jill W. said...

Wonderful!!!
You ladies ROCK!!!!
TFS,
~Jill

Anonymous said...

Wow, awesome video!!!!!

Jennifer M.

urbuddybernice said...

I've heard of the paper bag album before but never seen it, It looks so simple. love it.

silly_girl_823 said...

Very cute as always guys! This is a first to see how these were put together...simple enough!

Amy V

Anonymous said...

The paperbag looks like a fun poject to do with my granddaughter. I am have so much fun see all the great projects I can do with my cricut cartridges.

cccsun55@aol.com

Marilyn said...

I love this paperbag book,and so easy,I'm new to all this and am getting better and better because of all your help,thank you,thank you,thank you! oh I hope I didn't forget to say thank you,lol

tmichale said...

Just darling! I can't wait to make these with my two girls! Love the way you paired the Cosmo Cricket papers! Thanks, team!

:0) Terri from Texas

Kerry Stanek said...

Love this idea! Very cute!

Dawnica said...

What a cute idea. Maybe you can show us some finished albums.
dprudholm@hawaii.rr.com

erinbpatterson@comcast.net said...

Wow!!! Stunning!

Chris said...

Love the bright paper. Fun project. Enjoy your weekend.
Chris
cffeit@yahoo.com

Crafty Sue said...

Very cute idea! Love the tabs. It would make a great gift to keep greeting cards in too. Gotta get that paper, cause I just got Winter Wonderland! Yeah!

Dawnica said...

I am so glad to see Christmas ideas out, so we can prepare early. Thanks
dprudholm@hawaii.rr.com

lauracharko said...

Super fun idea! I've got to find some of those white lunch bags!

Lori said...

Love the book, I bought white bags along time ago now that I see how easy this is I have to try it thanks.

AmyW said...

Love it! The paper is gorgeous.
Looks like fun to make. Thanks for the ideas.
AmyW

Dawnica said...

These albums would be fun to use for a Christmas present to parents and put coupons in the inside for chores and etc. Love it..
dprudholm@hawaii.rr.com

Anonymous said...

This is so cute!

Debbied500@yahoo.com

Julie said...

Great Project. Yes, my kids would love to each do one. Good idea for any occassion and a Mom and kids day.
~Julie

Mary Jean said...

What a cute paper bag album! Thanks so much

Lynn said...

Love this idea, have never tried to make one,now may be the time.

Rhadonda said...

Thank you so much. I have always wanted to see how to make one of these. Great idea to use with kids for sure.

Anonymous said...

This would be great Christmas presents..I'm thinking they would make great hostess gifts for all the December parties...

Carol

Amber H. said...

I think this album is fabulous and I can't wait to watch the video... I've been having computer problems that doesn't allow me to watch videos for some reason. :(

Suzanne said...

OMG this is such fun. What great page layouts and I love the bag album. These papers are a must have!
Thanks for sharing and I just want to know you girls are wonderful!!

Shona said...

So cute...I love the paperbag albums...so easy and yet can look so awesome.

tinkerfeet said...

I can't wait to try this with my grandson.

Robbie said...

Have heard of these for a long time but never saw how they were made. It looks super easy! Thanks for showing me the way.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try this project. Love the new blog.

Carol.austin@sympatico.ca

Muggy2 said...

These little albums are so much fun to make. Love this one!

Susan said...

What a cool idela. Will have to try it. Susan

Kraftychick said...

Another great idea from a great group of gals!! Thanks for sharing this - I haven't done a paperbag album yet but this looks great for Christmas gifts!

shanta said...

What a wonderful creation!!!

wilonestar said...

Cute, cute, cute. Everyone has talked about this kind of a album, but not seen how to make them. You are right, anyone could make these (now that they have the know-how). Thanks!!!

Peg said...

These are fun to make, thanks for reminding me to get started on them early for this Christmas.

Tracy said...

looks great!! thanks for keeping us motivated

Tracy said...

this is a great project!!

Corliss McBride said...

I love paper bag albumns. Thank for share a wonderful way of reinventing them. Can't wait to make one.

Noreen (greytscrapper) said...

Another great project. Thanks

tbeard said...

Ok - that is super cute.

Can't wait to try something like this.

Tracy said...

Cute, I will have to try this.

Kim said...

Love the album......what a great idea!!! Can't wait to see what's new for next week!!

kimfletcher@shaw.ca

Betty said...

Love the album ~ thanks for the great video, too!

Meshell said...

Very cute idea. Seems simple and inexpensive, two of my favorite things!

teachdanz said...

I love it!! and thanks for the great video!!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

cute album & thanks for the video!

Anonymous said...

This would make a great present for those grandparents who love to show pictures of their grandkids. The sixe is awesome.

Joelle B.
joelle405@yahoo.ca

Dena said...

This is a cool way to remember a party or event. These would be great as way to end the school year.

Anonymous said...

This is such a rockin' gift idea! I am crossing my fingers for pink journey!!

crazystampingcatlady@live.com

Pat said...

Lots of fun to make. Thanks for the idea!

Scrapping Mom said...

Awesome video. Thak you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

That paperbag album is one of the cutest I've ever seen! I absolutely love it. TFS!

Marta
sassyscraps1@yahoo.com

MyAuntKath said...

Loved to see how simple the lujch bag album was to put together. I believe I will make this project! Thanks so much! Kathie

Judy said...

I love the Paper Bag Album project. All three of you are so amazingly creative. Keep em coming! Thanks for taking the time to show all of us.

Mary S said...

I have heard of paper bag albums but not seen them. It would be ideal for my grandchildren to make for their parents for Xmas. Great Idea! Thanks.

Rose said...

Gorgeous paper bag album, love the pocket tags.Gorgeous paper so bright and colorful. Thanks again!
Rosebud222222222@aol.com

Stephanie said...

I love the paper bag book, I've wanted to try it but never have. Thanks for the inspiration.
sbalow98@yahoo.com

GobeaGirl said...

I like your videos and I really like your blog. Thanks for all of your awesome ideas. Love it. Lisa G

Patty said...

Awesome project!!!!!

Jodester said...

Joy,
Great little fun album. So cute and again love those papers.
Thanks for the inspiration
Cricut hugs Jodie from Oz

Carrie's Craft room said...

Such a cute project and I can see so many uses for this. I have a brownie group and I am thinking it would be a nice project to do with them. Thanks for sharing!!!

Southern Cricut said...

I love this project. It is really cute.

Allison said...

Love it! What great ideas!!!

scmiller777 said...

What a wonderful project. I bet my daughter would love doing these. TFS

AndreaA said...

I love paper bag books.
never tried one with the ribbon.
You do a great job on the videos Joy!!

dianne said...

I love that album, beautiful papaer. Going to craft room now and and bring you up on that and scraplift computer. Thank you all very much. Dianne

Sandy said...

Great idea. I am going to do this as a craft project with my Grandchildren!

scrappin-squirrely@hotmail.com

Juliet said...
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Juliet said...

Wow. Awesome. Those look so fun to make. I will want to make them when I have the time.

jenlwright said...

I would love to make one of these, thanks for the great idea!

windchase said...

This is a great project! Thank you for the inspiration.

Angela M. said...

What a great idea and so easy! Your finished paper bag album looks wonderful. Thanks for another great project!

Anonymous said...

Love this album!!! I might actually make one - have not done one yet. Great project - thanks for sharing with us.
mainelytwigs@yahoo.com

NitaBugg said...

This looks like a wonderful project to try. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Nnitabugg@gmail.com

cindyh said...

Great job, ladies!

angelamay2 said...

the grandparents are going to love this

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am so glad youdid this. I have always wondered about paper bag albums! Now I know how cute they can be and so much fun!
Carrie K
carriedan1@msn.com

Nikki the *scrappinNavyWife* said...

holy cow this is soooo adorable!!!!! i LOVE it!!! you ladies are AMAZING!

nikki

Susan said...

love that idea for kids projects.

tigerlily06@sbcglobal.net

Robin said...

How fun. I really love the pattern paper.

ralphieadie said...

The album is amazing and very creative. Thanks for all of your ideas.

{ Kelli<3 } said...

this is amazing!!

Crazycricutcutter Karen said...

What a wonderful gift that would make, so many different things you could put in it..Great job

Scrapstampnmama said...

Beautiful, I will have to try one of these!

Patti said...

Have always wanted to try one of these and now with the help over your video I just might!

Anonymous said...

Such a neat idea. Very pretty paper also. TFS
Shanna
stanner58@yahoo.com

Diane M said...

Fun project.
Love the papers you used.

Diane

Anonymous said...

How cute is that. What a wonderful gift it would make

HK Acree

Vicki said...

What an awesome project, can't wait to try this one. Thanks for the inspiration.

Vicki

TERIBERI said...

FABULOUS!!! I love to make paper bag albums and the tags are AWESOME!!! Hugs, T

michelled said...

I have been wanting to learn how to make one of these paper bag albums, thanks for the inspiration!

Marie R said...

I have always wanted to learn how to make the "lunchbag scrapbook," so THANK YOU for the video! I love the creative use of colors for each page, with my favorites being the pull-out tags. Truly, LOVE IT!

Marie R (Frisco TX)

Kim W said...

You've done it again. How will I ever get everything made before Christmas.

gkwright@eastlink.ca

Deb said...

I can't wait to try this one! I have been wanting to try a paper bag album forever

Ryansmaama said...

The Paper Bag Album is too cute. I am going to have and give this a try.-Ryansmaama

Amy said...

Thanks you so much for the directions. This is yet another great project!

CLW said...

Doesn't even look like a paper bag...what a great combination of papers! Need to try this myself...thanx!

The Bearded Lady said...

I am SUPER STOKED about this album!! My little love bugs (4 yrs and 2 yrs) will have a fun time working on these!!

Anonymous said...

I made one of those once. The turn out great, just as you say :)
Love the papers you used. gj

Tanya said...

Can't wait to make one of these! Thanks for the inspiration!!

chignon said...

Love the paper bag book, I made one (couple years ago) using the brown lunch bags but the white is classier. I will have to revisit this project again -thanks!

Ann said...

I hope I can find the white lunch bags. They do make a nice album. Thanks for the ideas.

Sue S. said...

Great album! Love the papers used, too! Can't wait to try this project. Thanks!

sueot33@yahoo.com

simplyme24 said...

this is so pretty. you girls are very creative, you do make a great team on making this crafty gift.

Cyndi said...

A.MAZ.ING. Your creativity never ends! This is definitely one of my faves here on CWTC. Rock on, girls!


cdickinson@bak.rr.com

tinkerbug said...

How cute, I have seen these but never made one. Thanks for showing this.

Evinadas said...

I am going to have to try one of these albums. TFS

Little Moos and Mommy Too......... said...

I really wish I had even 1/4 of your creativity, it is so sad.. oh well keep up the great inspiration..

Cindy said...

Your projects are very inspiring!! Such great ideas.

T. said...

OMG! What a clever project! Not your average brown bag for sure!

mamatwoboys said...

This is a VERY fancy album. Inspirational for sure!

grandmahotstuff5 said...

thanks for the directions for this xcool paperbag album ive seen them before but now ive got the directions and im sure ill use it

LadyTrucker said...

what a beautiful album!

Monique Griffith said...

My goodness - that's just adorable!!

Cher said...

LOVE the video!! Would LOVE to make this!! Thanks for teaching me sooo much and for the opportunity to win cool prizes!! What a great blog!!
Cher
Cher1973@yahoo.com

Jenn said...

Love the way it looks so much more complicated than it is!

Amy said...

This is sooo cute. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Blue6366 said...

What a neat idea.....this truly is a "crafty" gift idea.

Jessica(JMS) said...

Fantastic album!!! What fun this would be to mkae thank you for the idea!!

Carol said...

Very cute idea. Thanks

kim said...

That is so cute. Can not wait to try it.

Kim

Anonymous said...

What a fun looking project.
dee
deelepage@hotmail.com

Amarissa said...

This is sooooooooooo cute! You always take so much time into crafting and it always turns out gorgeous! It's ten o' clock at night and I want to bust out this alblum right now! Lol! Great color combo!


sweettreats@bak.rr.com

Donna said...

That is really cool, I am going to have to try and make one

momof2redheads said...

Very cute

Marie said...

Ok...is it Be or By. You three keep saying By, but then the album title says Be. Thanks for the album directions...I can't wait to try it.

Regan said...

Super cute! Thank you for sharing! I love paperbag albums....
Regan
Imscrafty@verizon.net

Christi said...

Adorable! You guys make everything look so easy!

ScoutMom said...

What a great project. I'm definitely going to have to try this one soon. Thanks for your inspiration.

Glenda said...

I love that you did a video to make these paper bag albums. My girlfriends all make them but I havent tried until now. I love that you show everything you are doing...cant wait to see what you creative ladies come up with next.

Rach1fun said...

What a great album! Have seen it before, but not exactly like this, and I love the white bags!!

Linda said...

I have been wanting to make one of these....thanks for the awesome tutorial!!

Kris in AK said...

Soooooo cool! Thanks so much for another great idea/project!
Kris in AK
funamom at yahoo dot come

pcrusberg said...

Too cute! I've been loving the paper you've been using all week. Thanks for everything.
pcrusberg@aol.com

Tina said...

Cute little book! TFS.

Anonymous said...

How do you ladies come up with such great ideas? I'm so new to all this and enjoying the videos. They are so helpful. Mary R.

Melissa said...

What a cute little album! I'm starting to like mini-albums more and more!

kim.mom said...

Beautiful as always!

kim.mom said...

Beautiful as always!

The Hobo Crafter said...

Once again you've outdone yourselves! Thanks for another great project.

MC said...

Thanks for showing how to make the paper bag album. I always hear about it but didn't know how it was made. Cute idea!

Cricut Crazy Lisa said...

LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! IS IT CHRISTMAS YET???????????

LISA

Sheshas Momma said...

Wow, what a great project,way cute!

Caroline said...

Love paperbag crafts. Thanks

Anonymous said...

This is awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda
rnall@ticnet.com

~Me~ said...

How beautiful...and paper bags..who woulda thunk it? I like using the white bags...and thanks for the vdeo as always...I am going to make these with me Girl scout troop!~SuzySunshine

Missy said...

Love this project! We be trying this one for sure.Thanks for the great idea.

Tanya said...

perfect craft for mt daughter and I! You guys make crafting so easy... I never would have thought these were this easy to make

Cathie in UT said...

I think you are right and my grkids will really enjoy creating their own book!
Thanks for the great video and examples too.

kromig said...

Thanks for the paper bag tutorial. I have been wondering what these were, and am running to my craft room now to try one!

Cassandra said...

Great Idea Once Again! Love the Paper Bag Pockets! Could stuff with all kinds of Goodies! Great Job Ladies! Thank you!
Cassandra

Donna VanWert said...

I haven't made one in so long - thanks for the idea!

dsmith8260 said...

Such a great gift idea! Love, love, love the papers. Thanks for all the inspiration. You all are a blessing!

JoAnn Porter said...

I love this blog and would love to win a contest, for me it would be a first. You have a great blog and I look forward to reading it daily.

msdsms said...

Great idea!!

Anonymous said...

what a cool project....gonna give this one a try....thanks for the give away
josie
josiej@myway.com

Magoo said...

wow, this is way over my head, but so beautiful! I might try this next year LOL!

Heidi jhtimms@pacbell.net said...

I have never seen a paper bag album! Very cute and love the paper

Rachel said...

what a fantastic idea making a album out of a paper bag, also the slots for the files to go inside. wonderful

Stephanie said...

This is so clever, This would also make wonderful Baby shower albums. What a way to keep memories.
Stephanie

Kim Q said...

Never done one of these before, think this would be a fantastic group gift idea !!

Beth said...

I have not really been a fan of paper bag albums in the past, but I would DEFINITELY do THIS one!! Now I just need that paper! Thanks!!

Bytesprite said...

I love what you did with these bags and will be on a search for white lunch bags for the next week. :)

bboo said...

These are the greatest. I like to use non traditional colors in my Christmas card. These give me many ideas. Thanx Beckybootoo

Chris and Kaycee said...

I am SO super excited to make this. My family will be at a ball game, so tomorrow evening, this is what I'll be doing! I am SO loving this! Thanks and keep up the great work.

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