Tag : paper bag book

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This month for Second on the 2nd I’d like to share a handmade book that actually came up in conversation just last week. As I went searching through my blog for the post I was so surprised at how many years had passed. Over the years I’ve made at least 20 of these paper bag books. Every single one was different. The ones I had the most fun with were when I knew the recipient and could tailor it for them in particular. Now that being said, I didn’t actually know my friends uncle but she had told me so many stories and memories of him that I think I did a pretty good job of channeling that into the book. Plus I’ve known a couple authentic cowboys in my lifetime.
Take a look….
3/14/2011
I got a call this morning asking if I’d want to make a custom paper bag book that would be at a memorial service. My friend Sandy explained that her uncle had been a real Montana cowboy if there ever was one. A simple man who spent his whole life being a cowboy…working cattle and horses…riding the rodeo…
I was touched that her mom had requested one of these books for her brother’s service. I got to work immediately since time is of the essence. She told me I could share the photos of the book.
There are lots of tags as well as some vintage postcards from Montana tucked into the pockets. Plenty of space for friends and family to write little notes, tell stories or simply sign their name.

 

It’s not too early, is it?
The last paper bag book (previous post) I made had more of a vintage feel.
For this one, I went with the typical red and green Christmas theme colors.
It’s filled with tags awaiting photos and memories.
I found some fun embellishments in my stash of goodies for the binding as well.
Beads, bells and trinkets give it fun texture and movement.
I feel like I’m starting to get my mojo back. It must have been lost in the yard…all the raking must have brought her back to me.

I’m in the home stretch from getting all my Holiday fundraiser items ready.

This was my latest project.

Here’s a couple of my favorite pages on the inside…

My daughters teacher is getting married. She is such a sweet and fun gal, so I wanted to do something special for her.
Of course, because I am the way I am I wait until the final moments to complete it. That works out okay I guess because since she’s already opened it I can share it with you!

I got a call this morning asking if I’d want to make a custom paper bag book that would be at a memorial service. My friend Sandy explained that her uncle had been a real Montana cowboy if there ever was one. A simple man who spent his whole life being a cowboy…working cattle and horses…riding the rodeo…
I was touched that her mom had requested one of these books for her brother’s service. I got to work immediately since time is of the essence. She told me I could share the photos of the book.

There are lots of tags as well as some vintage postcards from Montana tucked into the pockets. Plenty of space for friends and family to write little notes, tell stories or simply sign their name.

A good friend of mine has a table at a craft fair purchased and asked me if I wanted to send anything along with her. She suggested paper bag books since she loves the ones I made for her kids so much.

This is the only one I’ve gotten done so far… Hopefully I can get a couple more done before the deadline.

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