Monday, January 13, 2014

Graffiti Paper Bag Album

Good Monday morning, everyone!

I found a "new to me" technique on creating a paper bag album and wanted to recreate it using my Graffiti kit stamps and stencil. Here is the link to the VIDEO instructions. I was even able to use my pizza box to create the covers and spine.

Trim the ends off of your white paper bag pages.
Pizza box covers and spine piece with marks for notches used in the book binding technique.
Inked the Misty Drip stamp from the Graffiti kit using the Pink Neon Dabber.
Stamp images from the Borders and Backgrounds Graffiti stamp set to decorate the spine cardstock.
Decorate the cover using the Graffiti Fibers, Neon Dabbers, Stamps and Stencil from the Graffiti kit.  Mask off the ART on the stencil using post it notes (thanks Tiare for the tip) and spray using homemade Neon Blue glimmer mist (created using Creative Concoctions Recipe from Retreat 2012). Add black line details using a pen and the stencil.
Paper bag pages bound in the album using the video techniques.
Using the Neon Dabbers, add colors to a piece of white cardstock and then punch.  Add flower embellishments to cover using hot glue. 
Completed Graffiti Paper Bag Album
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful week!



  1. Julie, I LOVE this book! Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

  2. gorgeous book, julie. you know i love me my minibooks!

  3. I love digging out some of these older projects, in fact that's exactly what I am doing for the blog hop =)

    1. Hi Janet, this actually wasn't a Club Scrap Project. I found a video on line with a fun tutorial. But Club Scrap has had some fun Paper Bag albums in the past. I believe one came in the Farmers Market Kit and another was a Retreat project in 2009. :) There may have been a few more that I am forgetting.

  4. Cute book, I love mini books, you re such an inspiration. I took some white envelopes to a crop this weekend. Didn't know what I was going to do with them and ended up doing nothing LOL, maybe now, I will know what to do with therm.

  5. Love this sweet mini album...and pure genius recycling your PB for the covers!

  6. bsolutely a wonderful project, Julie! I love it when older techniques are put into a "new coat"(as we say in Dutch). I guess you understand the meaning.

  7. I know I'm behind the times, but I've never seen a paper bag book. What fun!

  8. How delightful! Thanks for sharing your project, Julie.

  9. Julie, this is so cute and colorful! I just did some cleaning of my scraproom and have my extra pizza boxes piled to get rid of, but maybe I should keep a couple in case I need to make a cover for a mini-album. Thanks for sharing with us!

  10. Really cute project - thanks for the video link and info....may have to get busy around here.

  11. mini paperbag books are great & I love your take on it with the graffiti kit. Thanks for the video!

  12. Julie, I love this! I can't wait to go buy some paper bags and try this. Or maybe I have some in my stash. Time for a treasure hunt!


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