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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Paper Bag Journal

I apologize up front for this post... A really long one as I wanted to share lots of pictures of my journal. I created this for the Lessology Doggy Bag Challenge, Simon Says Stamp and Show some Wings and the Kraft Journal To Die Cut Challenge.

I was inspired by a class at my LSS. The class was showcasing some beautiful paper bag journals done in a few different themes. I decided to see what I could create using some re-cycled paper bags, lots of beautiful pattern paper from My Minds Eye, Pink Paislee, and Websters Pages.

Here are all the pictures of the journal...





Here is the journal front by itself:

Between each page there are multiple surfaces and layers to embellish, stamp, paper up! 

For each long page there is an opening for a journal card to be slid in. This shows how they fit in the page. 
This is one of the journal tabs.  I used so many pretty papers to cover the kraft tabs. 
Phew.... I always forget why I don't scrapbook and this is a good reminder... So much details and work to create a layout. :)  I love how this turned out and I was able to use some of my papers that I have been hoarding.

The products are so many I won't mention them all in detail if you see something specific that you want to know about, drop me an email and I will get the details to you.  The stamps are a combination of Hero Arts and Lily Bee Design.  The Verses are  from Verses Rubber Stamps.  The papers are Websters Pages, Pink Paislee, My Minds Eye - Lost and Found.
 

Hope your week is off to a good start! Thanks for stopping by!


Suzz

42 comments:

  1. Just stunnging Sue! Who knew a paperbag could be so pretty! Lots of wonderful eye candy!

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  2. My goodness, your so inspire me! I can feel a Hydrangea card in the making already!

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  3. Absolutely stunning, beautifully embellished. Love all the pockets and pull outs. Tracy x

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  4. I'm back Sue as just seen you have entered this fabulous piece In SSSS. I visited before going there LOL. Just wanted to say thanks so much for entering this wonderful creation into the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  5. Absolutely no need to apologise for such a great post with stunning artwork! It's beautiful - such a variety and some of my favourite stamps and colours. Haven't made a paper bag book for ages but you may well have inspired me. Thank you so much for sharing x

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  6. Wow, what a masterpiece you made here! Love this and I could never tell they are from brown paper bags!

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  7. best looking paper bags I've ever seen. what a stunning journal Suzz and what a pleasure to look at!

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  8. Oh my, Suzanne, what a thing of beauty - I know you'll treasure it, and it's so worth all the work!

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  9. Oh my, this is blew me away..... what a STUNNER!!!!

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  10. Wow this is absolutely stunning Suzz. What a fabulous work of art. I love all your detail, just amazing!!!!!

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  11. Who knew that a plain old paper bag could be so elegant and special!! This is really fantastic...it's just lovely!

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  12. Both stunning and elegant! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal!

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  13. What an absolutely beautiful project, I really love it. You have used some of my favourite papers and some gorgeous sentiments and images. Perfect in every way. A beautiful keepsake for the future. Elaine x

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  14. Sue, this is absolutely breathtaking! Such a lot of work but I am so glad you showed us all of it. What fabulous inspiration!
    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  15. Beautifully winged journal... love the papers and the stamps you've used ;). Stunning!

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  16. Suzz...your paper bag journal is fabulous! I love every inch and every page of it! Love all the papers. The Pink Paislee ones are some of my favorites. You did a wonderful job on this! Thanks for sharing with the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

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  17. Oh wow! What a stunning creation! Love all the yummy fabulous details here! :)

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology! :)

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  18. Just Beautiful...I love the papers and all the detail.

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  19. what a stunning little journal ~ such pretty papers, stamps, tags.... everything. So much detail

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  20. Wow, what a gorgeous project Sue! There are so many wonderful details to look it!

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  21. I'm blown away. This is a complete transformation of a paper bag. You've made something ordinary extraordinary. Wow, so beautiful!

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  22. so many details, but WOW!!! Girl, this is so beautiful that you could make a living off creation this beauties!

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  23. I LOVE paper bag minis Suzanne and your is just gorgeous! Beautiful combination of nature scene papers and pretty page designs too. Thanks so much for entering this in our challenge this week at The Kraft Journal!

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  24. Oh my... This is magnificent! I love all the beautiful natural elements... great work!

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  25. This is absolutely beautiful. Who would have thought brown bags could make such a wonderful keepsake. It's a work of art.

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  26. Oh my goodness ... this is STUNNING!! I was quite pleased with my entry till I saw this ... you are an amazingly talented lady ... this is completely perfect in every way ...

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  27. WOW!!! what an amazing project.. I love the papers you used. It really is breathtaking..

    Hugs, Linda

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  28. Wow! This is absolutely beautiful Suzanne. What a great little book. I love it!

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  29. You should never apologize for long posts full of photos - your stuff is so amazing! This is totally to die for. I love every single page.

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  30. How very beautiful and what a work of art! A real keeper!

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  31. Fabulous and stunning. I love the journaling cards and all of the pretty details. Thanks so much for playing with us at LESSology. :)

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  32. Wow! This is simply beautiful! Love it!

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  33. You can definitely see ALL the hard work that you've put into your gorgeous doggy bag journal...it's simply stunning! Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

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  34. Wow! This truly is just stunning! I feel in love the moment I saw all the beautiful Webster's goodies on the front cover. What a gorgeous paper bag album. Probably the prettiest I've ever seen. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at The Kraft Journal and at LESSology!

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  35. So, so pretty. Love this mini work of art you've created! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

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  36. Wow! This is an absolutely gorgeous creation! I love the pretty floral papers, the kraft, the lace. Such wonderful details. Thanks for sharing your creation with us this week at The Kraft Journal! Well done!

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  37. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww! This is just ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! I loveeeeeeee all the details! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  38. Oh my goodness this is AMAZING! You would never know it was a bag!
    Thanks for joining us at LESSology with your gorgeous creation.
    Hugs,
    Linda
    Scrapcat Cards by Linda

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  39. Stunning! Congrats on your SSSS win... this is fantastic!

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  40. Wow, that's so beautiful.
    Thanks for playing with us at LESSology x

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  41. Saw this over at SS , had to come take a closer look. Its FABULOUS Suz. Congrats on making the top 3!!!
    Hugs Lynn

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  42. Wow, this is just an amazing journal! You did a smashing job on it!

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