Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My very 1st paper bag album!

I made my first paper bag album and I must say I think it turned out very well for a first timer! It has a lot of different inserts (pull outs) and I had a pretty hard time being able to show all of the book with just pics but I think I did it. One of the inserts is actually a little booklet in itself! I tried to caption with the pics what you're seeing.. hopefully I did a good job of that. If you have any questions about it let me know.. Id be happy to answer them.

It's halloween themed and fits into a few different challenges.

To make this album I used:
black, purple, lime green, neon orange & pumpkin orange card stock (covering bags and die cuts)
8 paper lunch bags (main album body)
terrifically tacky tape (for adhering bags)
atg gun (for adhering bags)
zig glue (to adhere die cuts to pages)
Sure cuts a lot (to make the witch on the broom)
cricut cartridges: wild card, happily ever after, and lifes a beach (all other die cuts)
orange zig marker (coloring in the pumpkin's face)
black ink pad (to distress most of the pages)
black & orange ribbon (for tags and inserts)
chipboard (cover)
orange, green, white & purple tempera paint (to paint the chipboard cover)
2 different pumpkin stamps, 1 mummy stamp, 1 scaredy cat stamp
google eyes
and probably more I'm forgetting.

How it fits into the above challenges:
it is what ever (what'eva")
it is anything goes (anything goes)
I used 2 pumpkin stamps that are over a year old (old stamps)
on 2 different inserts in the book there is a witch flying on her broom (transportation)
halloween themed (holiday fun)
there is a brad holding the spiderweb on the 2nd page on so that it can spin (brads or eyelets)
Anyway Im really happy with this book.. Pretty amazed I did such a decent job on my first try!

Thanks for stoppin' by and have a great day!


  1. This is a super cute album! Fabulous job! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Pretties challenge!

  2. What a great album! Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x

  3. Fun album! Thanks for playing at Craft Creations this week!

  4. Wow!! What a fabulous album! I love it, thanks for sharing. Halloween is my favorite!!

    Thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties!

  5. Those colors are great for Halloween! I love the "Happy Halloween" scrawl too :) (side note: ADORABLE baby!!!)

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  6. Thanks everyone for your comments .. and Sarah, thank you for the compliment on my baby :) Have a great day everyone!

  7. Great album Jamie, I love the colours you have used.

    I've dropped by to let you know you have won my blog hop candy from the Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge Blog Hop. If you could please e-mail with your address I post off your candy. My e-mail My blog is here if you wish to remind yourself. If you don't want the candy could you please let me know. :-) xx

  8. Oh awesome thanks so much man it's a good thing you contacted me cuz I didnt even realize! LOL. Thanks so much I'll be emailing you now.

  9. What a cool idea and how fun! Thanks for joining the SSS Holiday Hop and good luck!

  10. great job...your lil book looks'll soon be time for all our broomsticks again!! lol So glad you joined our challenge this week at Crafty Creations! bx

  11. fabulous album :-) this must have taken ages to make but well worth it :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Hop :-)
    Lols x x


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