Emma Squared Designs

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer Paper Bag Album

A long time ago, I found a video on a now-defunked website called Scrapbook Lounge, how to make a mini-album out of a SINGLE paper bag. Yes, a single paper bag - not like the albums that use multiple paper bags. It is a really easy way to make an album. (video can be viewed HERE)
***Unless you buy special paper bags from a crafting store that are acid free, I do not suggest putting real photos in the book. Print pictures on your home printer and you won't feel guilty when the photos start to fade.***

This is my latest creation: 
This mini album incorporates two great ideas...One shown in the video link above through Scrapbook Lounge, and one shown in THIS video by JenniBellie. In the JenniBellie video, she uses greeting cards but I used an oatmeal box recycled. It turned out GREAT!!! 

And the binding below is a using the technique also from JenniBellie but with wax linen thread (not yarn like JenniBellie uses). I like wax linen thread. I bought it at a local scrapbook store (not a chain but a "mom-and-pop" store). You can also buy wax linen thread at www.clubscrap.com (that's where I first learned about it.)

The clouds and grass are made by mixing modeling paste and paint. I let it dry overnight but it might only need a couple of hours to dry completely. 

I hope you enjoy my latest creation. Message me with any questions. 

Emma #1

PS I will be visiting Emma #2 in August and hopefully making LOTS of crafts to post pictures of. 


  1. I love this idea. I also love that you share here and show us what it means to be creative!!

    Love you!! Hope your visit to see Emma2 is grand!! aKami

    1. Thanks for your nice comment Auntie. I can't wait for my trip in August to see Emma 2 and the others...I miss them all sooo much. And you too!