Thursday, 13 September 2012

Paperbag Album Tutorial

Hello!  I have a paperbag album tutorial to share with you today. 

If you look out on the internet, you will find MANY different styles of creating these paperbag albums, this is just one way that you can create it. 

You will need three or more paper bags for this project and I would suggest using the best tape or glue that you have.  It will need to stand the test of time with being handled.




 Start by trimming the top, rough edge, of  each paper bag to make a 12” long bag.  Fold all 3 bags in half.  Lay one folded bag on top of the other and using strong glue adhere the bottom folded portion of one bag to the top folded portion of another, creating a page in the center with the two bags. 
 
 Attach the 3rd bag the same way.  There will now be four pages with a 6”x3” pocket on each page on the left hand side, and 3 top inserting pockets created from the tops of the bags. 
 

 Glue all pleats on sides of bags and place a small amount of tape along the very edge (top and bottom of book) on each pocket to hold down sides of pockets.

 Cut cardstock and design paper, mine is Lili of the Valley's Classic Christmas Paper Pad, and color images with distress ink refills or your favorite coloring medium to decorate all pages and pockets of the cookbook.   Make tags with the new Christmas Recipes stamps and add ribbon.



  


Here I have used Christmas Snooze along with a large doily and the Double Loop MS Punch.
Here I used Plum Pudding and the letters are from my Cricut.


Cut 6x6 pieces of card and attach recipe cards to the front for a large tag insert. I found some free blank Christmas ones on the internet.   Add circles to the top for pull tabs. Tuck into the large pockets.

 I also tucked more blank recipe cards into the pocket behind the tags for even more recipes.  This page uses Icing the Cake.

After all the pages have been decorated and the Spellbinders poinsettia die cut has been glued to the front, cut a small strip of design paper 2”x6” to cover the edge of the book and hide the seam.  Do not put glue in the center where the folds are, just on the portion that will overlap the front and back cover.  It will need to move when the book is opened and closed.
 

 Add all sorts of recipe cards, tags, and journal pieces to all the pockets in the book for the finishing touches.


 I hope you like the project.  Lili of the Valley has some of the most adorable stamps to make these recipes books with or even a super cute baby book!  Oh, just think how cute that would be!!! The possibilities are endless.  Have fun!

Hugs, Dena


56 comments:

  1. This is fabulous Dena.. Love the traditional colours and layout of this.. This would be a perfect gift for someone.. Thats for the inspiration.

    Have a good day
    Hugs kelly

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  2. WOW I LOVE this!!
    My crafting buddies are about to arrive...guess what we will be talking about after we admired this!!! Thanks so much!!!!

    Hugs, Irene

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  3. WOW!! This is AMAZING! I LOVE the design and all the detailing is just wonderful.
    Thanks to Dena for such clear and easy to understand instructions

    Hugs Sue

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  4. Thank you so much for the lovely detailed tutorial. I have a great niece who will be having her first Christmas, and this done as a baby book would be a lovely keepsake. Thanks again

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  5. so lovely... so Christmas feel...

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  6. WOW! This is beautiful! Amazing job.

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  7. You made this lok soooo easy!!! I have never made one, but I WILL NOW!

    Thank you,
    Rina

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  8. A great tutorial thanks so much for sharing

    Jackie x

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  9. What a brilliant Tutorial, and it looks so easy to follow! Judy x

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  10. What a great idea.Love the rich colours and another inspiring tutorial.Many Thanks.Debbie x

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  11. Thanks for the tutorial! This is such a great idea and the kraft goes so well with the Christmas papers!

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  12. This is gorgeous Dena. A brilliant idea and a fabulous tutorial too!
    Lorraine x

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  13. What a great project! Love how it turned out. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  14. Great idea and good tutorial. thank you. holly

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  15. AWESOME! I love it. Thanks for the tutorial on it. Hugs, Robin

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  16. Very Cute Idea. What a great keepsake or gift.

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  17. Oooh, love this, what a fabulous idea. May well have to have a go at this.

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  18. What a fabulous creation. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Hugs
    Judex

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  19. very beautifully done! this type of album is on my to do list. i love them! love the colours you have used -- would also make a perfect christmas album (for photos) :) TFS

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  20. wow what a great tutorial thanks for sharing.

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  21. What a fantastic project and really concise instructions, thank you, this is so impressive. xxx

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  22. Hi Dena,

    this is an amazing creation. What an idea! SUper!
    GerJanne

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  23. Fab tutorial! Thanks for sharing :) What a great idea!

    Tags xx

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  24. absolutely fabulous idea and what a great tutorial xx

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  25. Oh what a lovely book! Thanks for the tutorial, I'm definitaly going to make one some day

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  26. OMGosh this is just so pretty thanks for sharing it love the christmas colours and that it hold recipes Yummy!!!

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  27. What a gorgeous little album! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial. hugs, Kimberly

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  28. Amazing and brilliant idea! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  29. What a fab idea! Thanks for sharing, Carole Z X

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  30. what a fab idea, looks stunning.
    Gail x

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  31. This is so, so cute. Will have to give it a try! Hugs! xx

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  32. What a brilliant project, would be a lovely gift for anyone spending their first christmas away from home :)

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  33. A fab project, Dena, perfectly explained! Thank you for sharing, Miria xx

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  34. great work! love it! greeting from austria ingrid

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  35. Gorgeous inspirational work as always, Dena. Thank you.

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  36. Oh dear, if you keep showing such fantastic cards and projects I won't have time to go to work! Simply gorgeous.
    Natx

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  37. What a cool idea! I've used paper bags for albums before, but I've never thought of using them for recipes!

    Sue C

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  38. What a great idea. love the embellishment. Hugs! Mojca

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  39. Beautiful album! Looks like fun to put together too! I would love to give it a try...
    DeniseB

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  40. What a wonderful creation,this looks amazing.Love it :)Jacqueline.S

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  41. Wow what a fab creation and a brilliant tutorial will be bookmarking this for future reference :)

    Hugs Mandy xxx

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  42. Gorgeous album, and a really great tutorial - thank you so much!
    Alison x

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  43. Dena this is fabulous, love everything about this and often wondered how they were made now I know.
    Kim xXx

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  44. Cute cute, I make these but never thought a making a recipe book especially a treasure of Christmas recipes. thanks for sharing.

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  45. Love this! Think I'll try to make one!

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  46. This recipe book is really cute. It's hard to believe it's made from paper bags.

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  47. This is amazing.What a fab idea. Love everything about it. I wish it was being sent to me.

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  48. Wow! How cute! That would take me days to make! Very nice idea!

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  49. Excellent project! I'd probably need about a hundred paper bags if I decided to do that as I love to bake!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  50. Doing a paper bag albumn has been on my to do list for a long time and this has reinspired me to do one. Thanks for the great tutorial and fabulous pictures.

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  51. wow!!! what a amazing workshop and it looks soooo wonderful!!! beautiful.

    hugs renate

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  52. I love this album it is so beautiful, I am going to try one today thank you for sharing :)

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