Friday, November 23, 2007

Paper Bag Brag Books

You Will Need:
  • 3 paper bags (per book)
  • Hole Punch
  • Scrapbooking paper
  • Ribbon bits
  • Adhesive (glue stick, glue dots, tape runner, etc.)
  • Embellishments (buttons, brads, rub-ons, stamps)
  • Ink Pads (optional

Making the Books:

  • Fold your paper bags in half
  • Punch 4-5 holes along the crease of one folded bag, then use that one to mark and punch holes on the remaining 2 bags.
  • Using a stamp pad or other inking device, ink the edges of your bags, front and back.
  • Now get creative! Treat each side of your folded bags like a mini scrapbook page and paper, stamp and embellish to your heart's delight!
  • Make large tags out of your left over odds and ends to stick into the 3 open bag ends in your book. Don't forget to put lots of ribbon on the ends to make it easier to pull them back out!
  • To Finish, use your ribbon bits to tie your "pages" together into a cute little brag book that is ready for pictures, quotes, or whatever your heart desires!

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