Saturday, June 18, 2011

School Days Paperbag Album

Good morning! Today I would love to share with you a paperbag mini album I made using the Back 2 School stamp collection.

Materials -
Back 2 School Stamps
3 x Lunch Bags {approx. 6" x  12"}
Whiff of Joy Dies - Clouds & Sweet Tag
Patterned paper
Embellishments - Ribbon, Lace, Brads, buttons, etc
Border Punch

Step1 - Taking the 3 lunch bags lay them on top of each other with the middle one facing in the opposite direction so that you have 2 openings on one end and one opening on the other end. These openings can be used for inserting photos, journalling, grade results, etc. 

Once they are lined up, machine stitch them down the middle and fold them in half

Step2 - Prepare the front page of your album as desired. 

Step3 - Apply a line of double sided tape or other adhesive in the centre of the front bag, all the way out to the edge. Adhere your ribbon. I bring it almost the full width of the bag to make sure it is secure.  Repeat on the back.

Step4 - Adhere both front and back pages and set aside while you work on the internal pages. 

Step6 - Prepare all of the internal pages ensuring your papers are cut to size first. Once they are all completed stick them down to the lunch bags. 

Use your stamps and dies to add detail to your pages

And that completes your album. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. Don't forget to link up here or add your album to the Whiff of Joy Facebook group if you are inspired to make one. 

School accessoriesYou make the grade - plus 1 sentimentI love school

Nr. 1 Teacher - plus sentimentSweet Tags with heartsClouds - Border Die

Pearl Brads - Yellow BasicsHalfpearls - SnowwhiteHalfpearls - Lotus Blossom

Have a wonderful day


  1. Oh my word Sandie picking my jaw up off the floor this is sensational! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Ali x

  2. This Paperbag Album is so adorable Sandie. Love all the Details, you've used. Great idea, thanks so much for sharing with us.

    Hugs Dunja x

  3. Quelle belle façon d'utiliser les sachets papier!! Bravo! Bises. Nadine

  4. WOOOOOW, what a fantastic bokk and project Sandie!! Absolutely stunning. Love it.
    Katharina xx

  5. Wouwwww!!!!! Was eine supertolle Idee!!!!!!! Vielen Dank für das tolle Tutorial!!!!

  6. Gorgeous!
    Simply gorgeous!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. O my this is absolutely Stunning
    Wonderful and Adorable!!!!
    Love your tuto Sandie:)

    Hugs Sonja

  8. oh yes i'm sure inspired to make one !!

  9. Eine wunderbare Idee und nicht so
    schwierig ! Werde ich auch probieren.
    Liebe Grüße

  10. Espectacular...
    Sencillamente me encanta

  11. Love this paperbag album! An amazing work of art! And it looks smashing!!
    Hugs, Camilla


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