Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Oh, how I wish I had taken pictures of this paper bag album before I filled it all up!! I really was flat and neat looking!

Back in January I took a class on paper bag albums that you can go back and look at if you want. That lesson inspired me to make this jumbo paper bag album out of large grocery bags. Inside I used various sizes of bags as well, like liquor and lunch sizes.

I also used lots of chipboard tags that I covered with papers and large sheets of chipboard that I put tabs on the edges (that you can see sticking out) . These large sheets are tucked into the open ended edges of the bags - hope that makes sense. Again...wish I took pics before I did the work!

As you can see, this book is WAY too full! I did not anticipate this problem when I made it.

I found great die-cuts at - including the country titles I used and this one for the "muster drill".

This is where I used the liquor bags and cut/folded them to make pockets. In each pocket are either 1 or 2 tags and even my post cards

These pockets are made from lunch bags and stand up instead of the previous ones that stick out. These have much larger tags. I think you can see them sticking out a little. The section does flip in the center.

I also found this neat life preserver border on

Here are some of the titles I got at that web site.

Last page - Yes, that's me with a drink...well, 2 drinks.
The End!

Thanks for looking!!


Laura said...

Wow, what a great scrapbook! And I have just one question for you - what are you doing with so many liquor bags? LOL!

Amber Zimmerman said...

Love how your paperbag album turned out! All those pics and bits and pieces look scrumptious! =)

Jenn said...

very cool album. I did one with lunch bags but I love the dea of this.

Lisa the Lovely said...

that's great. Looks like you put so much work into it. Sorry I made you cry when you read my blog today :)

littleorphannancy said...

GREAT album!! What a cool way to scrap your trip!
Gonna have to get you to show me how to make one sometime!

Stephanie said...

I love this! It's great with all your vacation photos. I think it's kind of cool that it's stuffed so full, but then again, I can never make a flat album!

Jamie the Smarty Pants said...

Love this book , LOTS of work wow!!! Great job!!

Anonymous said...

this is awesome Peggy, you did a sensational job with those paperbags!!!!