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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Lunch Bag Scrapbook

My cousin was feeling a little under the weather recently, so I decided to make her a little scrapbook out of brown paper lunch bags. Actually, I used purple paper lunch bags because I already had them around the house and I thought they would look cuter. I love how it turned out and she loved it too!

All you need are some pictures, lunch bags, scrapbook paper, and embellishments.

I covered the bags with the scrapbook paper and stapled it like a book.

I used more paper to cover where I had stapled. You could also use ribbon. I just glued mine on.

I added some embellishments and it turned out adorable!

I slipped a couple of pictures into the "sleeves" that used to be the paper bag openings.

I also slipped a picture of Edward Cullen with it, because he makes everything better.


  1. Looks amazing! Lucky to have purple lunchbags - I only ever have the brown ones. Love how you have slip-out pages too.

    I'd love if you linked up to Scrappy Saturdays!

  2. That is SO cute! I have never seen purple lunch bags... those are fantastic! What a sweet gift for your friend.

  3. This is really cute.

    Hi, I am your latest follower from FF, I am a tadbit late on the follow. I will hang around and read for a while. Hope you can follow me as well on my blog at www.safehomehappymom.com

  4. This is super cute! I have always wanted to try one of these but never have, I need to!

  5. This is very cute... I think I'll try to make one for my daughter although it might be a tad over my skill level. Off to find supplies! Thanks :)

  6. That's very cute! I've made a couple of paperbag albums and they were fun to create!

  7. I've done one of these before, but now I'm inspired to make another! I love how you varied your "tabs" for the pull-out pages, and how you did the "binding." So great!

  8. Oh, that turned out so, so cute! Definitely one of the cutest paperbag books I've seen! Nice job.

  9. That is so cute!! I just love scrap booking but I am so not good at it. I would love to do that kind of thing but it never comes out the right way when I do.

  10. I remember making these a few years back. People were buying them off Ebay for tons of money! I found your blog at Marketing Mondays. You can find me here: http://www.couponclippinmommy.com/

  11. Hey just stopping by to say Hi from Friday Follow!

    Happy Follow Friday!


  12. I love making paperbag scrapbooks too, they are always so much fun to give and make. Yours turned out really cute and I bet it was just the thing to brighten up your cousin's day.

  13. This is such a cute, cute idea. I have a friend who is getting married and I'm going to give her something like this at her wedding shower. She will love it. Very inspirational! And yours is so well done. Thanks!

  14. i've made these before and just love them - i made one a recipe type book for a MIL and another a journal for my nieces's jr. high years -- need to make some for my own girls now.

  15. I love this. It turned out so cute! And the picture of Edward makes everything even better!!!

    I would love for you to join up to my Spring has Sprung party and share this Friday! There is a giveaway too. :)

  16. So cute! My aunt has made these before with brown bags...but using a colored bag is such a great idea!

  17. Great job! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

  18. Super cute! Thanks for sharing your creativity in the DIY Project Parade! :)


  19. Super Cute! My son's girlfriend would love these!
    I'm visiting from Tip Junkie!

  20. Wow, that looks great. Where are the lunch bags again?? I can hardly tell you used them! It turned out so well. Great job!

  21. Cute idea. I would like to share it on my blog.

    I am your latest follower.


  22. WELL...if it has Edward's seal of approval... ;}

    m ^..^

  23. Now that is so cute! I think I'm going to try this project with my daughter's girl scout troop.

    You're right.....Edward Cullen does make everything better!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

  24. such a nice blog.. I've been a follower and enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas....


  25. What a great idea!
    Following you over from Shabby Chic Cottage!
    I am a follower!
    Please stop by!

  26. Great idea! I love the peek-a-boo pages that slide out! Very fun idea!

    If Edward can't make her feel better, than nothing will! : )

  27. You Rock! this is fabulous! That is so adorable! Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday and sharing this week! I hope you will come back to visit me soon. If you haven't already, be sure to enter the giveaway.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Tales from Bloggeritaville

  28. That is such a neat idea. I love it.
    Can't wait until tomorrow... It should be fun... Thanks for doing the blog swap with me.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please come by next week for another great party.

  29. What a great idea! It's clever and cute!

    Kat :)

  30. I have to be honest...I SERIOUSLY cant believe this! paper lunch bags?! MmmAzing!
    But my fav part was definitely Edward. I'm pretty sure he could make absolutely anything better.

  31. This is really cute--would be a great project with kids too! Thanks for linking up. Sorry--just realized I called your blog Redheads Have more fun instead of craft when I showed off your stuff.

  32. How sweet of you to make such a great scrapbook for your cousin!

    Susan and Bentley

  33. That is so cute! Sure to cheer her up!

  34. I LOVE this idea... I have some green lunchbags leftover from some wedding favors that I helped with- they'd be perfect for this!
    thanks for linking!

  35. I have always wanted to make one of these. What a great option for Mother's Day gifts!Thanks for the inspiration!

  36. This is so cute. I didn't realize they had colored lunchbags...where have I been?? Thanks for linking up to the Spring has Sprung Party at Fun to Craft.

  37. This is amazing! Such a cute idea. Thanks for linking up this week!

  38. An ole paper bag never looked better and what a sweet gift! Great transformation. When I worked with Head Start we made books, but they were very primitive. Thanks sooo much for joining my first party and giveaway!

  39. Very very cute. You did such a great job!

    Thanks for linking up to my party. I really appreciate it!



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