Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Stella Rose Papaer Bag Book

Today I am featuring a paper bag book. All you need to make it is 3 paper bags, a pad of the My Minds Eye Stella Rose Hattie Paper Pak and 2 jump rings. Well as we scroll down you will see the products that I used but really you can use anything.
You start your book by taking 3 lunch size bags and fold them in half. Take each bag and reverse each so that the bottom of the bags aren't all on one side. Punch your holes about 1/2" down from the top and up from the bottom. I then inked all of my edges of my bag along with all of my paper pieces that I distressed with the Tim Holtz Distress Tool with Chestnut Roan ink.
My rosette is done with a pair of tweezers and a circle that I tore into a circle. My circle for the largest one was about 3" and tear into a spiral. Start from the outside edge and twist it around your tweezers until you get to the inside center of the circle and glue the to the center. Once the rosette is dry ink the edges with your Chestnut Roan ink.

Here is a little closer look at the the cover of the book. My leaves are teardrop shapes that I randomly drew on my paper, crinkled them up, shaped and inked them and glued them onto the page. The stamped piece is using a Stampers Anonymous Papillion stamp. I also added a few staples to my page to add some more character.

The first and second pages, on the second page I used the EK Success Abstract Edger Punch, on the second page I added a fabulous flower to the bottom edge of the page.
Here is a closer look at the flower. It is two different size circles, distressed with the Tim Holtz Distress Tool, crinkled up, inked and some Glimmer Glaze Fine Glitter Paint placed on it. Once everything was dried I layered the two circles together with a Glue Dot, added a button and placed on my page.

Here is one of three tags that fit into the paper bag. I just added a circle tab and button to make it easier to pull out.

Pages 3 and 4.

Here is a closer look at the stamp sentiment I used, it is from Unity Flirty Flowers Stamp Set, remember you can use any stamp that you would like.

Pages 5 and 6. My punch is the EK Success Swiss Cheese Edger.

Showing you the page insert from page 5 and how I layered all of my distressed pieces.

Pages 7 and 8 I fussy cut around all of the small circles to form a scallop look but when I glued them to my page I only placed my adhesive on three sides that way I will be able to slide my photo under the border when I get ready to place them down.
Again here is another page insert and I added a Tim Holtz paper clip to the tab.

Now a closer look at the three page inserts. I sure hope you have enjoyed my paper bag book and try making one for yourself. They would make perfect gifts for birthdays, Christmas, etc. Just enjoy and have fun.


  1. I have been dyinggggg to make one of these!!!!!!!!! It came out gorgeous!


  2. Beautiful!!!I made a paper bag album,,I love it make them.

  3. wow pam! this is fantastic! Send it my way!! :) Shelley