Wednesday, September 22


Greetings, dear reader!

Instead of making the usual tag book this Halloween, I've decided to change things up a bit and create a "new" paperbag album...behold the "Waterfall":

The waterfall is the 4 different colored pieces of paper...each one longer than the previous one. It's a wonderful look and is so easy to's a simple how-to:

1. Take your paper bag and measure the length. This example uses bags 10" long. divide the length by five. This will give us the width of the first page which will be 2" for my example.

length 10" / 5 = 2"

- Lay the bags out as per the diagram alternating the ends.
- Score a fold on the first bag at 2".
- Score a fold along the 2nd bag at two times the page width ie. 4".

Lay the 2nd bag on top of the first bag keeping the folds aligned.

Sew along crease to form spine (or use eyelets, brads, or other means of holding your bag together. I used eyelets)

Once you have sewn your spine your waterfall paper bag album should look something like this. Embellish, embellish, embellish! More tutorials for other paper bag albums can be found at Scrapbook Crazy!

I'll be posting pictures and "how tos" as I progress! More fun to come!

Paula Clare


Rebecca Ramsey said...

So creative! I love it!

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Paula,

What a wonderful creation! I love your choice of papers.


barncat said...

How neat! Thanks for the how-to, can't wait to see what you put on those pages!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

That's just plain neat. That's all there is to it!

Debbie/MO said...

This is just too coooool!! I'm off to Wal-Marts to buy some bags. Thanks.

Scrap for Joy said...

Thanks for the tutorial Paula...this looks like fun. I've done some plain paper bag books but this one is much more interesting. You're a peach to share!

A Vintage Chic said...

Fabulous, Paula! Love this album--you DO make it look easy-peasy! Love your choice of image & papers--perfect!


Home and Heart said...

Thank you Miss Paula!!! I have been wanting to know HOW!!!! Yeah!