I recently participated in two Halloween swaps from Vintage Dragonfly's Flickr craft group.
One of these swaps was a Halloween altered paper bag swap...that's right a paper lunch bag.
Who knew paper lunch bags like this
could be turned into something so wonderfully creative?
By folding the paper bag in half you will create a front page, left & right center pages and a back page with an opening pocket (the top opening of the lunch bag).
Leave a 3/4" margin on the right side of all pages so they can be hole punched allowing additional pages from other swappers to be added.
- Be sure and leave a 3/4" margin on the right side of all pages free of decoration.
- Consider using Washi or similar tape or even gluing decorative paper over the the side flaps of all pages - this keeps it sturdy and helps to keep the pocket from tearing.
- Create an additional tag, bookmark, picture, etc. to insert in the pocket.
- Use binder rings, ribbon, lace, etc. strung through the margin holes to join pages together.
- Be sure and sign your work!
- Swappers mailed their pages along with a return shipping fee to Vintage Dragonfly. She bound our books with each person's personal pages as the front cover and and then mailed them back to each swapper.
So what started like this
turned into this
My front page
My inside pages with my tag sticking out of the pocket page
Left page: My back page
Right Page: JoAnne Balaz front page
JoAnne Balaz - center pages with tag
Left page: JoAnne Balaz - back page
Right page: Erica Hofstetter - front page
Erica Hofstetter - center pages with tag
Left page: Erica Hofstetter - back page
Right page: Kimberly Law - front page
Kimberly Law- center pages with tag
Kimberly Law - back page
Thank you JoAnne at Vintage Dragonfly for hosting another fun & creative swap!
Thank you also to JoAnne, Erica & Kimberly for your creative talents on your swap pages!
I love my book!