Tuesday, April 21, 2009

vintage inspired, black and white paper bag scrapbook album

After making the paper bag album tutorial, I've been itching to make more paper bag albums. Feverishly, I worked on this one.

I haven't worked on one in so long, so it was fun working on one again. I made one similar to this one less than a year ago.
I paper quilted on many of the layouts including the pocket on the cover because I like the soft, warm feel it adds to the album.

This album has 5 layouts.
This is the first:

This is the second:

This is the second with the picture removed (so you can see the quilting):

This is the third:

This is the third with the pictures and vintage letters removed:

This is the fourth:

This is the fourth with the picture removed:

This is the fifth:

This is the fifth with the picture removed:

This is the back cover:

See more of my paper bag albums here. If you're interested in making your own paper bag album, I have tutorials here and here.


  1. elegant and beautiful - and i love the photos, too:)

  2. so pretty!

  3. Beautiful works as always! I can't imagine paper quilting, sounds hard and time consuming.

  4. Your work is gorgeous! You have such an eye for what looks good and this is beautiful!

  5. You should keep making them as they are Fantastic!
    You are very clever for sure

  6. OOOH this is beautiful!!!! I should get all my supplie sand ship it off to you lol! The sewing part scares me! ahah

    SOO elegant! wonderful job!

  7. love your style, this is beautiful!

  8. Wow! That must have been alot of work! Thanks for your comment on my button broach! Not many people have asked for a tutorial, so I'm not going to post one, but here's your very own, just for you :

    1 - Get your buttons ready. Play around with them and make sure you're happy with the result.
    2 - Grab some clear-drying craft glue or a hot glue gun.
    3 - start by laying on a flat surface the undermost layer of "petals" aka buttons.
    4 - taking one button at a time of the second layer of "petals", place a dob of glue on the flatter side and place in between two lower buttons.
    5 - Continue step 4 until your first and second layer of buttons is totally glued together, making up the back and middle layers (depending on how many layers your broach has).
    6 - place glue on underside of middle button and place on top of "petals". Let dry compleatly!
    7 - Cut round piece of felt small enough to cover back of broach.
    8 - Stitch broach backing onto felt with corresponding thread.
    9 - Glue felt backing to the back of your broach, covering up the "hole" the buttons create.
    10 - Let dry and you're done!!

    If you have any questions or I didn't explain something properly, let me know. You should be able to understand by having another look at the broach! Don't forget to show us your finished result!!
    I'll actually be blogging some new button broaches soon, so maybe have a look back to get some more ideas!!

    Love Amanda aka KraftyPanda

  9. I have seen the "paper bag album" on a couple of craft shows ...They are so neat. You are giving me such great ideas. Thanks for sharing this tutorial.

  10. Oh my gosh, this is so cute! I love it. I love that tag book that I got in your giveaway and I'm trying to figure out what to do with it! I hope this sells for you!

  11. this is so great! I love the black and white and now I am going to try and find that tutorial~~

  12. That is absolutely gorgeous! I love the look of it. Black and white is such a classy combination. :)

  13. SO GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU! It has been ages since we have visited each other!!!!! I LOVE THIS ALBUM! How adorable. You did a great job on it. Hope all is well in your world. I have been working some, traveld to Claifornia for a design class with Diana Frey, & helping "honey" with his Dad which has alzheimer's. Life is good. Enjoy your weddings. Laughed about "can't wear the same dress"...

  14. Beautiful!!!! Love the colors and vintage images {there's a suprise, huh?} LOL

  15. You are amazing with the papers!
    So trendy with a vintage feel still. you're so talented!

    Those charms look familiar too:)

  16. I know I just made a comment but What!!??? this is a paper bag??? Wow...you are REALLy good!