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Scrappy Thurs - Apr Project, Paperbag Scrapbook Tutorial

My Scrappy Thursday Club meeting got snowed out a couple of weeks ago.  About half braved the weather and made it!  Yeah!  For the rest - I put together a tutorial.  The paperbag scrapbook has been around for several years.  It was the first project I did for scrapbookers at least 3 years ago.  That year - I made them for everyone!  Well it's time for a comeback.  So here goes...

Paperbag Scrapbook


  • 2 or more paperbags
  • 1/8" hole punch
  • Round Tab Punch
  • My Way Punch
  • Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Old Olive PolyTwill (from Occasions Mini)
  • Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper (from Occasions Mini)
  • Old Olive, Bashful Blue Cardstock
  • Die Cut Blooms (from Occasions Mini)
  • Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware (from Occasions Mini)
  • Tart & Tangy Stamp Set (from Occasions Mini)
  • Wonderful Favorites Stamp Set
  • Fundamental Phrases Stamp Set
  • Basic Black & Only Orange Ink
  • Stapler



Here's all of the pieces you will have in your pack.  The DSP is all from 1/2 sheet of "Summer Picnic".  Separate them by their sizes and assembling the paperbag scrapbook will go easier.


Fold your bags in half and stamp as desired


Add your largest piece of Whisper White to the left side of a bag.  Notice that the white is on the "inside of the butt" of the bag.  Just fold that flap back on itself, then adhere the white piece to it.  Fold back to it's orginal position - like shown in next photo.  The intent was to provide "hidden" space for journaling.


Stack bags on top of each other - alternating the ends that open.


Punch a hole along the spine - one from each end (going thru both bags).  Feed ribbon through to the front.


Tie ribbon into a bow on the spine of your paperbag scrapbook album


Stamp title


Attach "Family" to underneath Old Olive - creating a "Levi" tag.  You know - like your jeans.


Finish assembling your cover to look like this


Inside left page


Inside right page


Right center page.  Tip - notice the placement of the Die Cut flower, so the flower bend when you flip open the secret journaling flap


Last two pages


View from back of paperbag scrapbook album with "tuck-in" pages pulled out.  These "tuck-in" pages go into the openings of the two bags.  More room for pictures and journaling.


Front view with pages pulled out.  Ain't it cute?  Just add pictures of your "Wonderful Family"!