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.
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.
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.
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!