Thursday, December 17, 2009

Not Christmas But New Year

I think I am finished with my Christmas cards and I decided to do a New Years Paper Bag Book.

I used the Basic Grey Eskimo Paper pad and coordinating brads from Paper Maniac. 

Here is a tutorial I did for this.

Lunch Paper Bag Book
by Amy Hill


* Two coordinated designer paper
dp 1 – 4 ½ wide by 5 inches long
dp 2 – 1 inch wide by 5 inch long

* Solid Blue Cardstock
(2) 5 ¼ inches with by 5 inches long
(1) 3 inches wide by 5 inches long
(1) 5 inch wide by 5 inches long

* Pink Cardstock
(1) 2 inches wide by 4 ½ inches long
(2) 2 inches wide by 3 inches long

* Ribbon
(2) 6 inches long
(2) 1 inches long
* 3 coordinating brads
* Corner rounder
* staples
* rhinestones
4 large
1 medium
10 small
* vellum
* poem of your choice from Quote Garden
*medium size paper lunch bag

1. Take a medium sized paper bag and fold in half. image image

2. Take your ink pad and do the direct to paper technique all of the bag (the inside and out). The direct to paper (dtp) is taking your ink pad and place it on the paper and move your ink pad around. image image

3. Cut design paper (dp1-Basic Gray- light blue) and adhere it on the front of the bag (the cover) Put the dp1 about ¼ from the right side of the bag.

4. Cut design paper (dp2 – Basic Gray pink plaid) and adhere to the left side of the cover. Put the dp2 about ¼ from the right side of the bag.

5. Adhere your ribbons to dp 1 and dp 2 and secure on the back.

6. Cut your pink paper and trim with edges with decorative scissors of your choice. image image

7. Use your versamark to stamp your image and then apply clear embossing papering and cut. image

8. Take your brown maker and make faux stitch marks on it. Take your word stamp and use your versamark and apply clear embossing powder. image

9. Punch 3 holes on the top of the pink cardstock and then place your coordinating brads for the Basic Gray Eskimo Kisses paper.image

10. Here is the finished cover of the book. image

11. Open the bag like a book and adhere the blue paper (Metallic blue paper 3 inches wide y 5 inches long) on the left side of the bag flap and add any embellishments that you like. I used crystal bling that is square shape. I decided to use my chalk and put some color on the blue cardstock. image

12. Cut one of the Metallic blue paper 5 ¼ inches wide by 5 inches and add to the right side of the paper. Print your poem on vellum and tear the edges around the poem. I used the pink memento ink to edge the poem. Then add some bling for all 4 corners. image image

13. Cut your tags 2 inches wide by 3 inches long. I used my corner rounder on the tags. Take the ribbon and fold in half staple the ribbon to the tag. Repeat for the other one. image

14. Add a metallic blue paper 5 inch wide by 5 inches long on the back side of the bag and then decorate as you see fit. I choose not to decorate the back. image

15. The finished product frontimage

16. Optional - you can make a Metallic blue paper 5 inch wide by 5 inches long to stick on the right side of the book or you can put anything in the side.

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Anonymous said...

Wow...what a great project Amy and such a lot of work in the detailed tutorial...really well done!

The Mama Monkey said...

Love the unique design!