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Paper Bag Book - Rose Cottage Simply Scrappin' Kit

Remember my super stampin' friend, Sharon?? Well.. yep, she did it again.. she gave me a gift a few months ago that I turned into this Paper Bag Book class!   I revamped the design slightly and used the same Rose Cottage Simply Scrappin' kit she did.. LOVE these colors!!  Everyone who made this in class this week really enjoyed it, not only how easily it goes together but decorating it with the Simply Scrappin' Kit is tooooo fun!


Each paper bag has a "pocket page" that slips inside:

Pocket pages

and there are also cardstock pages in between each bag.


Top view







The pages in between the bags are all decorated with the Simply Scrappin' kit:

Sample insdie

Open book

Here are some dimensions for you:

Paper Bag Book cutting dimensions

By Patty Bennett ~

Paper Bags used:  6-1/8” x 4” x 12-3/8”  “Giant Size AJM” bags from Smart & Final (50 pk)

          Cut the bottoms off of 4 bags as follows:

                   1 bag cut at 4-1/2”

                   1 bag cut at 5-1/2”

                   1 bag cut at 6-1/2”

                   1 bag cut at 7-1/2”

Cutting Directions: Using your Simply Scrappin’ Kit, follow these cutting directions to make a decorated Paper Bag Book:

1.        take 3 of the solid color cardstock sheets from your pack

2.       cut each sheet in ½ (so they are 6”x12”)

·        cut one color at 5” (yield: 5”x6”)

·        cut a 2nd color at 6” (yield: 6”x6”)

·        cut a 3rd color at 7” (yield: 7”x6”)

a.       this creates 3 “pages” for in between the paper bags

3.       using 3 of your remaining 6x12 sheets, trim them down to 5-3/4”x12”

·        cut one color at 4” (use the remaining 7”x5-3/4” piece)

·        cut a 2nd color at 5”

·        cut a 3rd color at 6”

a.       this creates 4 pieces for inside each paper bag (you may have to trim them again slightly if they stick out of the bag too far)

Assembly – top to bottom:
          4-1/2” bag

          5x6 cardstock page

          5-1/2” bag

          6x6 cardstock page

          6-1/2” bag

          7x6 cardstock page

          7-1/2” bag

   Staple them together, and cover staples with a cardstock or patterned paper strip using STICKY STRIP.

Decorate your paper bag books with the patterned paper in the SS kit and the self adhesive die cuts.  Use the “tabs” in the die cuts for your paper bag book inserts or use the Round Tag Punch for tabs.

1 Simply Scrappin’ kit yields supplies for 4 Paper Bag books of this size.

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Thanks for the instructions on this very cool project! I love that SS kit!


LOVE this Patty! Thanks for sharing!


Thanks for the instructions. Can't wait to make my own.


Patty - these are great. I have done the paper bag albums in the past but never thought to add pages in between. I love that idea. Thanks for sharing it with all the instructions. You are so sweet.


These are fantastic, love the concept and your papers are wonderful, thanks for the instructions.


What a GREAT IDEA !!!! Thanks for sharing...

Beatriz Hernandez

This is beautiful!!!!! Great job, I love it.
You're an inspiration to me every day.

Thank you.

Tandra Boyer

Oooooh Patty!!
This is WONDERMOUS!!! *sighs*
And THANKYOU for the instructions too!!!

Corinne (aka Roxy)

Great instructions....thanks for sharing such a great project with all of us !! You're so sweet !


I really like this project, thanks for posting it! I have a Rose Cottage kit sitting and waiting to be used!

Robbie Rubala


Thanks for sharing the idea and the directions. It is a great project!


maryjo marshall

I just LOVE this idea! Thank you for the instructions, you are super!! Didn't really like that scrap kit but you have changed my mind - like you always do!Have a great day!


Patty this is great. Thanks for the instructions. I just made one. I had to change the measurements some because my bags were smaller. But it wasn't hard to do. Thanks so much for sharing this. Love your blog and all your ideas.


Patty this is great. Thanks for the instructions. I just made one. I had to change the measurements some because my bags were smaller. But it wasn't hard to do. Thanks so much for sharing this. Love your blog and all your ideas.

Christy Stapf

These are beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us. Directions and all.


Thanks so much for sharing the directions to this! You got a "Shout Out" for Scrapbook Saturday over at Card of the

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Hi Patty,

Congratulations on 14 years. What an accomplishment......that is awesome. I love your blog and am glad I have subscribed.....I look for it everyday...I am liking a lot of the new Decor Elements but I am especially fond of the create for in my stamping room.


nancy williams

Love the books what a great idea,cant wait to try. Keep uu the good work.

nancy williams

Thanks for shareing all you ideas with us love these little books.Hope to see your work another 14 years. Great Job

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