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Hi all — I guess I’m on a paper bag album kick!!! Here’s another. This will be a mini series on Youtube. Are you going to make with mini with me?

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  1. Sharon February 6, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    That is absolutely fantastic Kathy …I am heading out now to get my paperbags to make this with you. Just FAB !!!! 🙂

  2. Mrs B February 6, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    I LOVE this album! I think I have some paperbags in my craftroom, I am off to find them and start my album so I can follow along. thanks for sharing your creativitiy!

  3. Marianne February 6, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Hello Kathy, love this album! Love all your albums! 🙂 What are the messures (hope this is good English) of the paperbags? I’m from Holland and have no “Micheals” here.


  4. JaniceA February 6, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Love the new assembly. I will have to give it a try soon! Kathy will you check out my blog at

  5. Karen February 6, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Kathy, I love this idea, I will be doing this with you..can’t wait for the next video.

  6. Anonymous February 6, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Kathy, love this new take on the paper bag, I’m going to follow along with you. I’m off to get my bags. ~Debra

  7. Latinacreativa February 6, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Hi KAthy. Love it!! I need more baggies…I think they should start selling them in bulk! LOL.

  8. tinkerbug February 6, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Of course we will make one, I have paper I need to use up. Thanks Kathy.

  9. Roxane February 6, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    This is so different from bags I’ve done before. I’m inspired!
    Please tell me why you used score tape instead of your ATG at the binding. I’m not familiar with score tape. Where is score tape sold? I live in a big city so I have big box store options & want to try to get started on this today. THANKS for the ideas, lessons & help!

  10. Mel February 6, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    This is the best EVER. Now the tags can slide in the main bag because those darn “gussets” have been put to another use. You are my paper phenomenon-

  11. Jessie February 6, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    This is fabulous! I’m going to follow along for a present for my sister on the 22nd! She moved to another state so I thought I’d make momentos of this state and me and name the album in case you miss me! I’m sure she’ll love it! Can’t wait til your next episode!

  12. Linette February 6, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    As usual, another FAB project by the PITA queen!!! Thanks for sharing with us. PTP! You’re the best!

  13. Jana February 6, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Love this. I’ve never done one but I will be following along to make my first. Everyone has to start somewhere right? And there’s no place better than with you! Now if it would just stop snowing so that I can get over to Michaels.

  14. Anonymous February 6, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Ingenious as usual Kathy!


  15. shanna February 6, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Well, I am off to Michael’s to get some bags. How do you come up with these ideas? You are so creative.

  16. debannet February 6, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Kathy you rock! Wow you never cease to amaze me, this is a great new take on paper bag mini album. Can’t wait to make one! Thanks and can’t wait for the next episodes.

  17. Deb Pruitt February 6, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Hey Kathy, Yes, Yes, Yes, I’m making this mini with you – love the new take on the paperbag mini. I’ve done something like it but, you have taken it a little bit further than I did.

  18. Glynis February 6, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    This is such a fabulous assembly Kathy!! I will definitely be making this one….off to create :O)

  19. rainie February 6, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    I just discovered you and your fabulous creations, and I’m so glad I got here in time for the first episode of this paper bag mini series. I just love it! As many of the commenters before me, I’m going to run out to Michael’s today to get my bags so I can get started! I’m looking forward to exploring your other projects on YouTube, Ustream, Blogspot, etc.

    One question: I saw your YouTube video showing the “walk down memory lane” of your mini-album-making history. Who are the two women you mentioned as being such an inspiration to you to get back to making minis? I think you said their names are Mona and Arlene. How can I find them on YouTube? Thanks.

  20. Cristal February 6, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Hi Kathy!!! You are AMAZING!!!! I’m going upstairs to dig out some bags and get to work on this mini. May try to use the mariposa paper (one of my favs).

    So glad you are back!!!

  21. sherry February 6, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Another amazing mini!!!!!! I think I have some bags left. I will surely be joining you.


  22. Wende February 6, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Ingenious. Love this new mini. Truly a phenomenal project!

  23. Zelda February 6, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Fabulous, Kathy! I love the maximum use of a paper bag; and to think I thought nothing more could be done with the bag and you show this to us!

  24. lisamfitz01 February 6, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Definitely will be making one! As if I needed another reason to go to Michael’s…lol!

  25. Ms_Dee February 6, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Gorgeous…I am going to do this mini….I’ll post on my blog when done…This is gorgeous…Love all of the real estate (if you would…)…..TFS…I’ll be back for the cover video…..

  26. reneemazique February 6, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Hi Kathy I love this paper bag album you always come up with great ideas that keep us excited.


  27. Jen February 6, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Another wonderful creation in the works. And terrific tutorial to show how to make the pages. You rock, sistah!!

  28. laurie February 6, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Kathy Love this album. I’m going to make it along with you. Can’t wait for the next episode.

  29. AngelaP February 6, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I’m a newby and can’t believe my luck!!! I have the paper bags and paper in my craft room. I can follow along and make a complete mini.
    Thanks bunches!!!

  30. mkh12.3 February 6, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    You must read my mind I was just looking at my paper bags thinking it was time to drag them out again.

  31. Amanda February 6, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I was just at Michaels today and now Im off again. I love it!!!

  32. Anonymous February 6, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Once again, you amaze us!! What a fun “twist” on the paper bag album! I too will be making this one with you.

  33. Diane Ridpath February 6, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Love it! I wish I had black bags, but I do have natural, maroon, and purple. I can surely find paper that I already have that will work with one of these. I’m making myself use some if this stockpile of paper I have. 🙂 I will for sure be making this with you. I am sooooo glad your back!! Luv ya.

  34. LilGreenBug February 6, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!!! The one thing I always hate about paper bag albums is those gussets!!! This eliminates this and makes the page much more useful!!!! You are a creative genius!!!!!

  35. Anonymous February 6, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Hi Kathy! I love your mini albums, paper bags, but can not find them anywhere. I have searched Michael`s websise but I did not find the paper bags. Could you please tell me a website where sold and shipped them outside USA?, I’m from Spain, Thanks for your help. my e-mail is

  36. - - Sheryl - - February 6, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    amazing how you expanded that bag! Wish I saw this earlier to go to M’s! Looking forward to the videos!

  37. Judy Evors February 6, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Love the new take on the paper bag mini,I’m going to follow along with you. TFS

  38. julie1551 February 6, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    OMG you’ve done it again girl. What a fantastic idea. Love it love it love it. Yes I will be following along as usual. Glad to have you back even if it is just You Tube. Thanks

  39. Anonymous February 6, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Wonderful!!!!! I just love this album. I will be pulling out my paper bags and giving it a go.

  40. Sharon February 7, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Love it Kathy you really have a great mind. My chemo brain would never let me see this. I have got to make the 3 hours round trip drive to Mike’s and get some of these bags for sure.

  41. kats-lil-sis February 7, 2011 at 12:38 am

    I love it! I picked up some bags at Target in the dollar bin. But there is only 6 in the package, which will work. Need some more now!

  42. Gloria Westerman February 7, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Oh Kathy I love this….I don’t really like paper bag albums b/c of all the folds of the bags….so this is totally awesome…..and I will be making this album with you…..and can’t wait for the cover…….thank you for sharing…

  43. bluucaca February 7, 2011 at 1:44 am

    Wow Kathy really love this paper bag mini i realyy will hav eto try this one. Thanks for sharing

  44. ksqueenb February 7, 2011 at 5:04 am

    Kathy you have done it again. I knew there was a reason I bought this paper collection. (other than I love TH). Now all I need is to get the backs but I have watched the videos and made lots of notes. This is one I definitely will be making. Thanks for sharing your talent again. I can’t wait for the Valentine’s chest class!

  45. Anonymous February 7, 2011 at 5:27 am

    Kathy this is one fabulous project!!! I love all your projects and I also love Tims stuff so this is just perfect. How did you know I was in need of a project to chase away the winter blues?? Thanks so much…Pam

  46. Country Twinkle February 7, 2011 at 11:44 am

    This is a great mini album. I love love love how you can use 4×6 photos in this one. I have so many 4×6 photos. I will be doing this one with you. Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us how to make such a cool album!!

  47. CathieForman February 7, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Kathy, another great project. I am going to make this along with you. I’m heading to your state in May to visit Mickey, Minnie and all the princesses and I think this mini album would be great to do in a Disney theme.
    thanks for sharing.
    Cathie Forman

  48. Ellen February 7, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Love this project and I’m definitely following along! You come up with the neatest things!

  49. Anonymous February 8, 2011 at 4:49 am

    I have been wanting to try my hand at making a mini album, and this one seems very easy to do. I am certainly following along! I love your ideas!

  50. Anonymous February 8, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Hi Kathy! Love the mini album.

  51. Cathy February 8, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I am following along. I’m not as fast as you. Love, love your projects.

  52. CrossMyHeartStudio February 8, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Hi Kathy, yes I am doing this wonderful project. It’s a little challenging for me because this is not something I normally do but I am enjoying this project and spending the day with you!!!

  53. Nancy February 9, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Kathy, I just love your ideas and my friend and I have gotten all the materials and we are going to tackle this thing with gusto tomorrow! We are looking forward to having a fun paper craft day. . .

  54. Michelle February 9, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    I was totally wondering what to do with the Steampunk papers I bought…now I know!! Thanks!

  55. gail February 10, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I just discovered your blog and am so excited to get started on this mini. What a wonderful idea to be able to make it along with you (although I’m starting off a few days behind). I’m off to get some paper bags and see if I can catch up. Thanks so much for sharing each step of this project!

  56. Brit in MN February 11, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Oh dang! I was told to come to your blog to learn how to make flowers, nobody warned me that I’d want to make everything else too! I’m slowly following along making one, it’s way too cute and I love it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  57. dawn in colorado February 13, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    oh my gosh…do I clean the house for company or do I make them gifts????
    off to my craft room…love the paper bag ablum “new” spin.
    Thanks again for sharing your great ideas!!!

  58. dawn in colorado February 13, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    also…how do I join to be a PITA??? and can I???

  59. gaterlady February 17, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I want to do this soooo bad but cannot find bags!!! Awsome videos- do easy to understand. I have GOT to find bags. Anybody have a clue where? My Michaels looked at me like I was crazy when I asked for them & Michael’s website does not list them, at least not that I could find.

  60. Roxane February 17, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    At my Michael’s they are hanging on a display rack in the isle with the tissue paper & gift bags. There are many different color choices & two sizes. This project uses the bigger size & there are 12 bags in the package.
    I hope this helps. I stood in the isle watching the video on my phone trying to figure it out. I got a few funny looks. LOL!

  61. Mercedes Pineiro February 18, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Oh my God Kathy this is so stinking beautiful mini, I have to make my because I love it and is perfect for a guy photos too. I love all your minis and video and the classes everything you do is great. Yes I will love to see more series of minis like this one. I don’t know where you get all this ideas. Me encanta tu talento que sigas hacia delante.

  62. gaterlady February 18, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I had to go to a different town but I FOUND THE BAGS!! Now I can do this project. I have been wanting to do a mini for some time but was never sure how to go about it but now with these GREAT videosI can. it will be my very first mini album & I am so glad I found Kathy ‘s videos. Kathy you sound just like my Daughter-in-law, her voice and the way you say words really took me for a minute. Thank you so much.

  63. Judy G. February 22, 2011 at 3:40 am

    I LOVE this book, and I’ve ordered the kit. Thanks for this great opportunity to learn how to make a really nice, eclectic paper bag album. I’ve always wanted to try this!

  64. Adeline E. Brill February 26, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Perfect for my mini wedding albums – I must go shopping!!!

  65. Lynn February 26, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Wow, just love this mini album. My granddaughter is getting married in August, so I can’t wait to make one of these for her.

  66. Anonymous April 2, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Hi there, my name is Berit and I am from Sweden and came by your site on Wednesday and I have done the 2 first videos. I have not the same paper bags adn TH paper as you but its working ine anyway. I just love your site and I am so very grateful that you have all these videos available for every one. I will keep on visiting. Thanks once agian, I am off to my scrap room now to continue with the album.

  67. Unknown September 24, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    I love this I am a forever follower! making a couple for my wedding!

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