Thursday, July 2, 2009

Miss Moxie Paper Bag Album Tutorial

My friend Barb sent me a cute paper bag album and I was inspired to make one using TAC's Miss Moxie paper. I tought this bag at a recent Technique Class and told the ladies that I would post a tutorial on my blog. This is a great project to use your scraps on. Have fun!!


'Miss Moxie' 12x12 cardstock - V-841 p.30'
Miss Moxie' Hardware - B-119 p.30
'This Girl' stamp set T-2894
'Spring Dream' stamp set T-2688 p.80
Violette Palette ink TT-200 p.121
Regular sized brown paper lunch bag (10.5" x 5.25")
2.5" Mega circle punch (pink) D-74 p.124
2" Super Jumbo Punch (blue) D-73 p.124
paper trimmer
Crop-a-Dile K-100 p.124
orange felt flower - from 'In Bloom Buttons and Blossoms' G-706 p. 30 of Serendipity Magalogue sponge for inking
Misc. silver brads, green and orange ribbon for tops of tags
Two, 22" lengths of white and orange ribbon to tie album shut


Cut your Miss Moxie paper as follows-

floral paper - one 2.5" x 4.5"
striped paper- one 2.75" x 4.5"
yellow with sunburts paper- one 3.5" x 4.5"
green paper- one 1.5" 4.5" and punch a circle with 2.5" circle punch and cut circle in half
purple paper- one 1.75" x 4.5"

Cut one inch off open end of paper bag. Lay bag on flat surface as shown in picture below. Fold in left side at 3.5" (the width of the base of the bag) and then fold in the right side at 2".

Use Violette Palette ink and flourish stamp from 'Spring Dream' to stamp edges of paper bag. Then use sponge to sponge edges of bag and all cardstock pieces.

Cut a slit in the yellow starburst and striped paper so that you can insert a tag later. I lay my paper on my paper trimmer to cut the slit.

Use the 2" circle punch to cut a half circle from the purple paper. Lay the purple paper on the outside front flap (refer to first picture of finished project) and trace the half circle onto the paper bag. Use the 2" circle punch to cut out area that was traced. You may have to use scissors to cut it out all the way. Adhere the half circle of green paper and adhere to the cut out area.

Adhere floral cardstock to the front cover of the paper bag. Fold the top-right and bottom-right corners back and place a green eyelet in each corner.

With album closed, punch a hole in both edges and then run ribbon through. Finish embellishing album as desired!

Don't forget to enter for a chance to win some blog candy from me!


Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

That is gorgeous! Thanks for the detailed tutorial!

Jennifer Carter said...

That is so cool!! I LOVE it!!

Barb said...

Great tutorial, Sarah! And I love the bright colors of Miss Moxie with the kraft bag :)

Laurie Unger said...

Great Tutorial! I really like the bright colors, I guess I have to get some MM paper - it's one of the few I don't have.

Bridgett said...

This is a fabulous project! Love the tut!

Anonymous said...

So pretty! Great tutorial!


Diana S said...

I loved the project! It was fun and you made it so easy! Thanks and thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy too!