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Paper Bag Memory Book

Day 3 of May Arts / Creative Imaginations Blog Week!

Paper Bag Memory Book

Welcome to May Arts/Creative Imaginations Blog Week!   The weather is warming up, the kids are on summer break and the sandy shores and warm waters are calling.  Whether your summer vacation is at the lake or the beach, saving those precious summer memories is fun when you combine some creativity with the amazing assortment of fun beach themed papers and embellishments from Creative Imaginations and May Arts Ribbon.


Here are your supplies:

PR03 – 5/8” Textured Lines (that’s the gorgeous blue green bow!)

PR01 – 5/8” Textured Lines (tied on the spline)

DA25 – 3/16” String Loop

 SP10 – Burlap Cord

SM10 – Burlap String

  • Chipboard –4.25” x 7.25” (2 pieces for the cover)
  • 2 large eyelets for cover
  • Scor-Tape or other double sided tape
  • Embellishments – sewing machine, glitter, glitter pen,  anchor charm, magic mesh, ,small brads, clear dots, vellum word stickers, Crop-a-dile, Bind-it -all



1.       Cut Cardstock 4.25” x 7. 25”.   Cover the chipboard on both sides using Scor-Tape to adhere. 

2.       Adhere Scor-Tape to Kraft bags and cover both sides with chosen paper.



3.       Cut leftover paper into 4” x 4.25” pieces to use as photo mats or journaling pages.

4.       After all paper bags are covered, punch the covers and pages with the Bind –it-all.  Punching first allows you to embellish without worrying about damaging your machine or your embellishments.

5.       Embellish cover and pages as desired.

6.       Bind book. Attach eyelets in cover with Crop-a –Dile or other eyelet tool.



This project is easy enough your little ones can help choose and apply the stickers.  Great summer memories thanks to Creative Imaginations and May Arts Ribbon!


Blog Post By: Charlene Driggs


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  1. indy

    This is just amazing!

  2. indy

    What a great book! Fabulous job!

  3. rosa.kreattiva

    davvero un album fantastico

  4. Pam

    great paper bag album, never seen one done this way…WOW, GJ

  5. DeniseB

    Love paper bag albums! So fun to put together!

  6. Becky Dunham

    This is too cute! I love paper bag albums but have never tried one like this. Definitely going to give it a try. i need to make 2 baby minis and this looks perfect! thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  7. Kristie Maynard

    What a wonderful album! I love the idea of the bags, more room for pictures, journalling or memoribilia. Fabulous!

  8. fairyrocks

    Gorgeous work, so much fun!!!

  9. Leonie Castro

    love the mini love the theme. lov the use of ribbons

  10. jengd

    Cute idea and beautifully done!

  11. Samantha

    This is great Charlene!

  12. jen shears

    Talk about creativity!! This is so fun & a great combo of the products!!!

  13. manders aka amanda

    So cute I love it…

  14. Carol B

    Seriously cute project!

    Carol B

  15. Susie

    Awesome, love this book and the paper bag idea. Makes me want to go and play now!! 🙂

  16. Kelly Sas

    I have always wanted to make one of these… now I have to! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!!!

  17. renee griff

    how cute is that book!

  18. Natasha G.P.

    How cute–and a great way to preserve memories and goodies.

  19. B. Poteraj

    I just love that idea. Hmmmmm, I think I’ll make one today.

  20. Sharon Gullikson

    How much fun is that? It makes me really want to go on a trip to the beach…

  21. Laura fisher

    Love it!!!

  22. Anita A

    What a cool idea!

  23. f lynn rush

    what a fun little book to hold the big memories. thank you for sharing.

  24. Sue D

    This book looks like it would be a lot of fun to make!

  25. Katherine

    Oh, I love those stickers–the clouds and waves! Old Orchard Beach pix will love them, too!

  26. Janet L.

    Cute way to save precious memories.

  27. Melinda Wilson

    Wow! I love this paper bag album and I love how it is designed! Thanks so much for sharing!

  28. Natalie Elphinstone

    How simply fabulous! And such fun too!


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