Itsy Bisty Spider Paperbag Album

I was recently commissioned to make a paper bag album based on a children’s book called The Itsy Bitsy Spider. I was thrilled when i looked through the book! It is adorable and completely illustrated with paper piecing! I knew I wanted mine to resemble it as closely as possible! the mom who requested this book told me it is her little girls’ very favorite and they wanted to capture that memory and combine it with photos of her. I hope she likes it!

Look at this little red spider! Isn’t he a riot! I used the Ornament punch for his body and the small oval for his feet.

I used a large variety of supplies for this book. I started it while visiting my parents in Memphis, so I pulled from what my mom had. Then, when i got home I finished up with a large variety of SU punches and cardstock.

Each page reflects the illustrations in the book.

This one has goggles on the spider!

This is him falling down the drain again with his umbrella proving completely useless!

A trampoline on the left page…

The right page is a tent… It lifts up to show lots of space for photos.

This is my favorite page! Look at him in the underwear! Ha!

Look at that cute little owl punch at use!

When you make something like this for someone as an order, you never know if it is what they pictured. I adore the book and hope she will too!

Have a great Tuesday!

13 thoughts on “Itsy Bisty Spider Paperbag Album”

  1. Erica, this is such an awesome scrapbook! SO many fun details! You really outdid yourself! Love it! 🙂

  2. OH…MY…WOW! You did an amazing job on this scrapbook. Tons of detail and creativity is what this project screams. What size paper bag did you use? From the last picture is it possible it is the big size from a grocery store? Again, awesome job!

  3. I am completely in awe! If someone doesn't like this they are crazy! I can't imagine the hours that went into this! What a STUNNING job!

  4. This is absolutely adorable and you can tell all the work you put into it. Amazing job!!! 🙂

  5. Girl…. Wow'ers!! That is so sweet of a book, I am sure she is going to love it. I hope you made one just for yourself. I see books all the time that would make great scrapbooks but just never under took the big job. Yours is Beautiful!


  6. Awesome-ness…… I usually don't comment on blogs that I "stalk", but I had to on this one!!!



  7. You are so creative…this was a lot of work…a lot of fun…and a fabulous end result! I am sure it was hard to part with it! Nice work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. so cute! I love all the details! great idea! I'm thinking the new farm set would be great for Old McDonald.

  9. YOu are such an artist! love the book! since it is an order can I ask what you charge for such a book? thanks!

  10. I just came across your blog and am going ALL the way through it 🙂 I had to comment on this scrapbook – oh my goodness! It's ADORABLE!!!!


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