Scrapbooking: It’s in the bag

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I recently was given the task of developing a project for our Kids of all Ages! October class. Those of you who know me also know I do not usually tackle kid’s classes – not that I don’t enjoy them, it’s just that my kids are grown and I thought I was beyond that stage of entertaining children. I had to take a step back and remind myself that our Kids of all Ages! class is for adults as well, it’s just a little on the easy-peasy side with supplies kept to the bare minimum of a glue stick and scissors.

So I spent a couple days surfing the Net and thumbing through several magazines for ideas before walking into my craft room and spotting the left-over lunch bags. Lunch bag books can be lots of fun to create. The bags can be folded and assembled in a variety of ways to create pages and pockets for adding photos and other memorabilia. I recently found information for a paper bag flap book and I like the style because it allows plenty of room for standard 4-by-6 -inch photos – no trimming or cropping required!

After folding and assembling the paper bags to create pages of the mini book I cut and glued Halloween papers, cardstock stickers and chipboard stickers from Designs by Reminisce to give this paper bag book a Halloween theme. A black ribbon was attached as a closure for the book – turned out cute, eh? And it was so easy-peasy!

These quick-and-easy paper bag books can be created for any number of themes and occassions just by changing up the papers, stickers and any other adornments you might want to add. They can be as simple or as over-the-top as you like and can be folded in a variety of ways to change the configuration of the books. This little project is sure to please kids of all ages and at any skill level.