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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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janst said...

this will be fun to make. Thank you oonce again for the inspiration

Kathy said...

Love the way you display/show this one!

Mary said...

You girls are awesome!
Love love love that album
and it will be a lot of fun to make
love this blog!!

Lona said...

Your paper bag album is so professional looking. I am anxious to try my hand at making one.

Charlotte said...

Your team sure can come up with some cute items. Thanks for sharing.
c1130cc@bellsouth.net

Hope said...

Looks like a great project to work on today!! Thanks Cricut gals!

Lori said...

I will be making this for sure. Thanks.

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

How fun that you all did it together! I love the colors and I really like the candycane heart!

Maria said...

This will be fun to make:) Thank you so much for all the inspiration.

Kris said...

Oh how fun and cute..What a great project. TFS

Colleen said...

I love the papers used in this project. Paper bag albums are so much fun, thanks for showcasing another great idea.

KimR said...

Amazing album girls! Love the way the tages are tucked into the bags! Great teamwork!

Nate's Mimi said...

That is awesome. I really want to try making one of those! Thanks again.

Susan De Crafter said...

Thanks for showing the paper bag albums. It's one of those projects we tried and put on the shelf. Time to dust off those bags and try again.

Estazia said...

That is great. I haven't made one of these before but I love making little books and albums. Would make a lovely gift too.
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Love the album. thanks so much for the fantastic ideas

fitscrapper@verizon.net

Jamie said...

That is a great idea! I will be using this one with my kids. Thanks so much for all of the incredible ideas gals!

Clare D. said...

Thanks for the give away!

Denise O said...

What a fun project! Thanks ladies!

Debbie said...

This is a fun little project. Kids would love to do this too.
You 3 ladies are amazing.
Debbie from The Colony

Heather said...

Very cute. I always wondered how then bound the paper bag books.

penny said...

When I've seen these done already, they looked very intimidating, but now that I've seen them made up they look super simple to put together, thanks for the video!!

Angelwood said...

I have to try this project. It looks like so much fun! Angela @ abecwood.93@sbcglobal.net

Sparksgal said...

LOVE it! Thanks for the video showing how to make it. I've wondered about the paper bag albums.

Katie said...

Wow, I can't believe that started as 3 paper bags. You ladies can make anything look good!

Laura said...

This makes me want to make a bunch of these for gifts. They are ADORABLE!!! Thanks so much.

missy said...

this is a great one for me and the kids once again you have outdone yourselves thank you so much
Missy aka new2bug
raggedyanna6@aol.com

Tammy Clarke said...

How fun are these...I can't wait to try them.

Michele said...

This is adorable! Thank you so much for this inspiration!

spook said...

greatidea for working grandchildren
it keeps then occupied for ages

aussie lovers said...

Love the album and the paper. I am looking forward to making this! Thank again for the great ideas!!

Emmmm said...

Beautiful! I love the paper and the colors! Thanks for the video instructions also!

Vicky said...

You girls are amazing, such great ideas! I love the album, I never thought of makeing a Christmas bag. Thanks for sharing.

Diana said...

This is an awesome x-mas gift idea!
Thanks

cinmfoster said...

That is just adorable.Thanks for sharing.
Cindy F

JPScraps said...

I've only made a tiny paper bag album...I forgot all about them. Thanks for the reminder. Yours turned out beautifully!

Tammy D said...

What an awesome idea to use with my WeeKids!

gagirl said...

Love these paper bag albums. This one is so cute and it'll be fun to make a few of these to share. You guys rock!

Bridget =) said...

great idea!

Bridget =) said...

great idea!

blueskygirl said...

That is a great idea for kids to make- even as a craft at a birthday party. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

Rachel said...

Love that you used the HK font, now that I look it would be great for Xmas, hadn't thought of it!

Auntdooz said...

Another awesome project. You girls are very talented!

Kelly said...

Cute project. I like the tags on the edges to make it easier to pull out.

Anonymous said...

Love the choices of papers...fantastic project. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Lisa
pnlwallace@msn.com

debbie said...

Thank you all girls for the wonderful tutorial. This is such a cute project and would make a great gift.
thanks for sharing :-)

Reeniemay69 said...

Another great idea ladies!! This is one I will have to try for sure. Thanks for sharing!

Shirley said...

Very cute idea....a great keepsake
It looks like there is a shine to the white bags. I guess not white lunch bags, but maybe white gift bags.
Thank you for sharing

frugal scrapper said...

That is cute! Great papers!

iluvmybugs said...

Cute and easy-to-do project!!!! Great job!!!


~Terry

KimJ said...

This is just too cute! I love the papers and the non trad colors. Thanx for the video you ladies are awesome!

bast830@comcast.net

Nancycs said...

I love this. I have always used brown bags, love the white. I like the 'files' that pull out.

Anonymous said...

What a great twist on paper bag albums. this one is just beautiful. thank you for the idea.

coolmom on the mb

Georgette said...

Awesome project. Your videos are outstanding and so creative. Thank you.

Georgette

Anonymous said...

beautiful.

bettyshipe@hotmail.com

Jessica said...

Lovly, as usual!! TFS

Candcsmom said...

This would make the perfect little gift. Another winner!!

Kate Smith said...

Love it! I love these papers, and the paper bag idea is so perfect. I will have to try it! Thanks for the video!

Krista Orr said...

so very cute. i will def be making this one. will be perfect for my baby christmas photos i've been NEEDING to scrap.

Mary Ann said...

You girls rock. I love this paper bag album.

Mary Ann O.

Anonymous said...

Boy, talk about easy! Thanks for reminding me of this fun little project!

Emmy
kathybrockman@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

thank you for yet another fun idea. a group of women will enjoy make - take Christmas paper bag book. now off to get paper. Susan

Sandy said...

I've been wanting to make one of these forever! This would be perfect for my sons for Christmas! Thank you!

Shari said...

One of my favorite mini albums to make is the paper bag albums. Loads of fun. I haven't used the crop-a-dile for the binding and love how your's turned out. Thanks again for a fun video.

adisaac said...

How cute! This album is wonderful!

Char J said...

super great for kids. am passing this easy project along to the grandkids--they'll love it--they are always armed with their cameras. tx again ladies.

Katie said...

I haven't made one of these in forever. I may need to try this with my scout group.

Pam said...

Paperbag albums are one of my favorite things to make! Thank you for this!

Anne said...

Love the albume color scheme used - definitely had forgotten about making these. They are fun and everyone loves to receive one.

Anonymous said...

love this idea - my 8 yr old scrapping neice will love to help make one...

Great idea and love the stand display.

wvcathy

The Bug said...

What a fun project - I always wanted to learn to make one of these - Thanks for showing us!!!

Ann G said...

That is so cool. I wish my girl scout was younger and still a scout. What a great project.

Deb said...

This will be such a great gift to make. Thanks for so many ideas.

Rhonda said...

Just starting scrapbooking. So inspired by your creativity. Thanks for sharing....

Shelley said...

What a great project! I love all the papers you used!

scrappin_deb said...

What a cute album! Love the papers! Thanks for another great project! You girls rock!

Anna11102 said...

Wow, what a fun project!

Lori in SC said...

Beautiful album, thanks

Joanne said...

Love the bag book! These are great for gift giving. Joanne

supermom said...

omg, the album is absolutely adorable and the paper, too die for. so cute!

Christina B said...

Awesome as usual. You all are inspiration for me to try more things with my cricut

di said...

This looks like a lot of fun to make. Thinking about making if for my kids soccer coach .. and/or for the foreign exchange students on the team.. what a great memento ..

Nancy said...

+Love this it will be my next project

Teresa said...

What a cute album! I love all you create!

Vickie Lee said...

This is so cute! Looks like fun to make. Thanks so much for the great picture instructions.
w.masters100@comcast.net

Heidi said...

OMG!!! Awesome project! LOVE IT!

Liz H said...

This is such a simple but awesome project. Thanks for sharing it!

Romayne said...

Cute project! list of cartridges just keeps getting longer!!!!!!

aimado said...

I have been considering doing one of these. I know I will now that I have your video for help!

LisaRN499 said...

thanks for the great idea...I love the papers you used, they are gorgeous..I have made an paper bag album before, but it doesn't look as nice as yours!!! going to give it another try!!!

Take care,

Lisa Sturgill

Stefanie said...

I love this it's wonderful, i love all the colours. Great job.

Stefanie
chrisandstef@sympatico.ca

CarrieWA said...

You all rocked this one out of the park! Can't wait to make one!!!

Angie Little said...

I cant wait to try this out. It will look so good on many different layouts.

Love all the ideas u ladies come up with! Thanks!

Angie

mayfair0325@yahoo.com

Preoccupied said...

You girls are awesome! Love the album! I went shopping for the paper yesterday and didn't find it so I'll be ordering some. I did find some similar at Hobby Lobby so I'm hoping to create some cards today using your projects for inspiration. Thanks so much!
Tina

Kimberly Clarke said...

This is great! I never would have thought to use the bag for crafting like that! Thank you for the never ending posibilities!

chris.kim33@yahoo.com

Susie said...

I started a paper bag album a few weeks ago, thanks for inspiring me to get it out and finish it. Love the details and the video is great as always.

Mrs B said...

I have been wanting to see how the basics are done with this paperbag album! Thank you!
cindyb

Jacqui said...

This really shows those papers off beautifully, I love the colors.
I've never made a paper bag album before but I think it is something I could easily do with my children.
Thanks for the idea.

Cindy said...

What a great idea! This would be a great project to do with the kids! Thanks!

Mimi said...

I've really enjoyed all the projects the team has posted...thanks!

AmandaB said...

What a cute album... I just love the paper you used too.. Thanks for sharing..

Julie said...

This will be a fun project with the kids. Thank You

Scossie Jane said...

Amazing little book, looks like great fun to make, will definitely have a go - thanks for your continued inspiration xx

Vera Matson said...

I've made these before, and they really are fun. I haven't made a Christmas one yet, so maybe I'll make one for a gift this year!

Anonymous said...

Awesome love love the album this is also another must do. Love the paper and the colors. You ladies rock!!!!

Becky W.
Hugo MN
polarcubsck@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

I have never made a paper bag album before I think I may have to try that :0)
Amanda
amanda.barger@us.army.mil

Carol said...

Oh my goodness ... this book looks soooo easy ... and so cute too. I totally love the papers ... This lil project is really setting the Christmas mood for me and music page has even got me humming a lil tune ... Fa LaLa La La LaLaLa Laaa! You girls are so luck there isn't audio with this comment! Ü Ü Ü
Thanx for sharing another fun project!
Hugz,
♥Carol♥

Helen said...

I have heard of these, but wasn't sure of how to put together. Thanks so much for the video--I am such a visual learner!!! I can't wait to make these for Christmas gifts.

Donna said...

Never saw one of these before. Very nifty. Thanks for sharing.
Donna

Loraine said...

What a great idea!! I can see this project as a great grandma and grandpa gift my 6 year old and I can make together!!

Sunnieday said...

WOW. great job. Thanks for sharing.


misunset1041@att.net

Kathy said...

This will be fun to make for our girls night out. Thank you for the inspiration.

Shirley said...

Love the paper bag album.The colors and papers used are great.
It would make a great xmas gift.

sfread171@hotmail.com

Barb Moyer said...

I love these albums - this one is great!
Barb Moyer

malindaq said...

what a fun idea! I love it!

SueAnn said...

All of you just keep getting better and better every week! LOVE THAT PAPER.
Thanks

sentimental Xpressions said...

Very cute album. That would make a nice gift.
Lori

jlzmom said...

That looks like something I would love to make!
jjtileston@sbcglobal.net

CraftJunkieToo said...

What an awesome project Joy. I absolutely love it and will be doing something like this for my kindergarten sunday school class. Thanks for the inspiration.
Hugs,
Tracy

zep4 said...

I love this idea ! Just have to find somewhere in the UK to buy those bags . Thanks for all your fabby ideas and hard work !

Katherine said...

So cute! I have seen these before and never knew how they were made - and it's so simple. Thanks girls for the ideas, inspiration and for taking the time to share with us (especially for the videos)

mekei said...

I rush to my computer every morning to see what you guys are sending out! You make my day - every day!

luvnhevani said...

How skink'in cute!! I love it.

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Sherri said...

Another GREAT project, I will be doing this one up for sure, thanks ladies for all inspirtion!!love it.
SherriC.

Wendy said...

I have wanted to make one of these. Thanks for showing everyone how to do it. You guys are awesome.

ca4260 said...

Thank you for showing us an "oldie but goodie" because I have only been paper crafting for a few months and it's all new to me and I love it.
I am loving your Christmas with Cricut also and can't wait to see what you girls have come up with everyday.

You are an inspiration.

Cindy
ca4260@hotmail.com

Sam said...

What a fun idea, I'd like to do this with my daughter and granddaughter.

amylynn said...

What a fun little album! Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Squirt said...

I love this I'm going to have a play later to see if I can alter it a little to sell for school fairI have some plain bag's but with a clear cellophane front which would I think work well for this project.......Not for every pocket but for one or two I think that they would look good Maybe if I lined the inside......Hmmmm this is why I love papercrafting you take one idea and put a twist on it to make it your own.

cdaily28 said...

Love the paper bag album! Thanks for a wonderful week of great projects and inspiration you girls are awesome!!!


Corina

jeansapporito said...

I love this album. I can"t wait to make one. Thanks. jeansaporito@yahoo.com

Doodlebugs said...

Gotta make one, Just need about 6 extra free days in a week to play and create. Thanks for sharing that is great.

laneyhollo said...

Super project, love the colors and the cover phrase is so cute, Golly be Jolly, that would be awesome on a card too. TFS

Dreama said...

I love the white bags...have never seen this album made with them. I've also never wanted to make one until now. Thanks for another great project.

Monique said...

It's beautifull. I love paperbag books :)).

Monique

charian69 said...

Wow! This is a great idea. I think I will make one for my fiancee. 3O Reasons why I love him.

charian69@videotron.ca

BirdScrap said...

Oh, I've wanted to try paper bag albums for awhile. They look good in white and they'd make a wonderful Christmas gift for the grandparents. Thanks!

R. Bungart said...

Wow, great project!
thanks for the inspiration

Carrie said...

This is one of my favorites! I love how your team thinks of ways to use a font, like Hello Kitty, for something Christmas-y. So clever.

Wendy said...

Yet another clever, crafty project! Thank you, ladies!

Lena said...

What a fun album to make! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love the bag books. Thanks for showing us. You girls work so hard on the blog, we definately appreciate it. Shari
dennisv476@aol.com
I still can't figure out where to sign up to win the free gypsy. HELP

Judy said...

What a fun project with tons of possibilities! tfs
judy.menard@yahoo.com

Sandy said...

Yaiks! They are so cute. Wonderful creation. Love the album!

zonieflygirl said...

This paper bag album is so cute. I've seen them before, but never wanted to make one. But, I really like yours. Maybe it is the white bags you used. I think I'm going to try this. Thanks for showing this album to us.

Dayna said...

Too cute! Can't wait to try making this! Thanks for the cute idea!

Grandma Nancy said...

Thanks for this blog!! I look forward EVERY DAY to seeing the great things you come up with.

Anonymous said...

Such a great idea and what fun the kids would have with this one! Love it and thank you. Cindy at cricutlover20@yahoo.com

Amy said...

What a fun Christmas album!! I really like pockets on my mini albums and the ones on this one are nice and big. I have never used white paper bags before....I may have to pick up some and give this album a try. Thanks for the inspiration!!

khd said...

This is a cute little album, thanks for sharing with us! I love coming every day/week to see what you gals are doing! :)

Keisha H

ChelleM said...

This is cute! Thanks for the idea!

Cheryl said...

I have never seen this one before!
What a great idea. I will definately share this one with my scrapping friends!
Cheryl

Emily S said...

Oooh very nice!! I love the paper you chose for this!!

beadz said...

Very cute! The video really helped me understand the album, I just wasn't getting the how's until I saw it. thanks for all of your hard work!

Ivy said...

This is ingenious! Thanks for the idea! =)

Teresa said...

I had wondered how they make the paper bag albums. Thank you so much for sharing.

jody said...

What cute paper! Thanks again for another awesome project.

tbdthomp said...

Cute project.

AndiPandi said...

this is totally cute - can't wait to have some time to make one

Angie said...

How fun! TFS!

Di&Co said...

Excellent directions, Ive never heard of this before!

Brens Designs said...

Wow! I love this. How fun!!!

ButterflyDiva said...

This is so cute & it looks really fun to make.
Thanks!
Cheri from The Colony

Scrappin Grammy said...

I just love bag albums. This is an especially attractive one. I hadn't thought to buy these bags at Michaels for a bag project.
I get the best excited responses when I show my mini-brown bag albums of the family. Not too much for someone to look at when you show off your kids. They just ooh- & ahhhh over the whole idea of inter-acting with the tags. Scrappin Grammy

kathy828dul said...

Very cute!!!! Thanks for all the great ideas!!!!

jennberg79 said...

What a fun album - TFS!

Sarah said...

Beautiful project and how cool that you all worked together to complete it!

Linda said...

My granddaughter loves to help make projects and this will be a fun one to work on with her. We try to make things for her classmates when we can. Halloween and Christmas are always fun for us. We can't wait to work on this project!

Deb said...

I've made books with the brown paper bags and they always look much more "rustic". Messy could be another description! I like the clean look of these white paper bags.

The6ofusinca said...

wow! this looks so fun and pretty!!!!

Love love love this blog!

Laurieinaz said...

I've always wondered how those bags were made. TFS

Wife2TJ said...

This great! I have never tried to make one before, but this is making me want to try it :-) and I love the papers/colors you chose. TFS!

Peaches23 said...

Super cool. I can't wait to try this project.

Stacey said...

This is just to cute. What a great gift this would be.
Stacey
sunezgirl@clearwire.net

Jenrex4 said...

This is a great gift. I can't wait to scraplift. I will have to get at least 2 packages of the Cosmo paper.

DB said...

What a great team effort! You've inspired me to try making paper bag albums.

Anonymous said...

I love paper bags books--they are so fun to make. Love how this one was decorated. Thanks for another GREAT job!!

davisgj1@comcast.net

Deanna said...

Wow this is great. I love the papers used. So fun

momto5boys said...

I really like this! Believe it or not, I always thought of a paper bag album as being brown! Never thought to use the white bags! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carrolyn said...

Wow, what a great project. I think my daughters will enjoy making this one.

Sheri said...

Very Cute!

Alemap said...

Absolutely adorable. I wish I could come up with half as many Great Ideas as you do....

Anonymous said...

I love this Christmas with the Cricut site.
Angie Person

Anonymous said...

This is so adorable girls! Love it!
Alishia

The Mrs. said...

WOW! I have always been intimidated by these but that actually looked pretty easy!
Thank you!
Monique

lovinyahwh@yahoo.com

Scrapamum said...

Okay, that just might be the cutest album ever. The paper is adorable, great colors. Did I mention how much I love this album? ; )

Lady Dawn said...

Thank again for another wonderful week of projects and ideas

scrappinw/lupus said...

WOW!!! What else is there to say? You all are amazing! The colors are beautiful, the pages are beautiful - can't wait to give this a try!!!

ScrappinT said...

I am glad that you had a video on this, because I had wanted to do that kind of album with my son. I love the paper!!

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

This is gorgeous. Great teamwork!

Shasta said...

O love these kinds of albums, they are so fun!

Shelly said...

What a very cute idea! You girls are so creative!

Anonymous said...

Love love love the paper bag album! I have to get a hold of some of that fabulous paper. You girls did a wonderful job! rhaun on the Cricut MB

lhasamom said...

Cute and Simple.... These would be great for a kids crafting birthday party! Everyone could make a gift to go home with! Awesome idea!

Anonymous said...

Cute project. Great teacher or Grandparent's gift.

Karen
kespcs@6x.rr.com

Leslie B said...

Incredible! I love this idea and can't wait to try and make one! Thanks!

jan farnworth said...

super cute i wonder where you got the big lunch bags i don;t tthink mine are quite inches.

felkatz said...

Tooo Cute! I am going to do this with my Special needs kids!
Thanks for the awesome ideas and inspirations!

Michelle said...

I've always liked the paper bag albums. I'll definitely be making this project. Thanks again!

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