4 Tips for Scrapbooking with Burlap Mini Albums

Christine Meier, Canvas Corp and 7gypsies

Christine Meier, Canvas Corp and 7gypsies

Have you ever scrapbooked using a fabric mini album as a base? Burlap is the perfect start to any vintage-inspired mixed media scrapbook, and it’s easy to use the paper crafting supplies and skills you already have to create scrapbook albums that will make everyone say “wow!”

Get Inspired to Scrapbook with Burlap

This is Christine Meier from Canvas Corp and 7gypsies, and I’m here to share some tips on scrapbooking with burlap mini albums. I might be a bit early with this holiday mini album created by Lisa Moore, but it is one of my favorite examples of working with burlap.

"Santa's Journey Burlap Book" mini scrapbook album by Lisa Moore for Canvas Corp & 7Gypsies, as seen on the Creating Keepsakes editors blog

Santa’s Journey Burlap Book by Lisa Moore for Canvas Corp and 7gypsies.

This festive mixed media album features a Canvas Corp burlap mini album as a base and 7gypsies embellishments and papers from the brand new Santa’s Journey collection.

"Santa's Journey Burlap Book" mini scrapbook album by Lisa Moore for Canvas Corp & 7Gypsies, as seen on the Creating Keepsakes editors blog

In addition to showcasing photos, Lisa’s book displays holiday ephemera, vintage holiday cards, wrapping paper, and more.

"Santa's Journey Burlap Book" mini scrapbook album by Lisa Moore for Canvas Corp & 7Gypsies, as seen on the Creating Keepsakes editors blog

Are you feeling inspired? Great! Here are a few tips to help you get started.

4 Tips for Scrapbooking with Burlap

1. Burlap loves paper! To adhere paper to your burlap book, choose a clear-drying liquid glue that dries clear such as Mixed Media Glue or Fabritac.

2. Burlap and fabric can be altered with many of your favorite paper crafting techniques, such as stamping, applying rub-ons, swiping with ink, misting, and more.

3. Brad prongs pass easily though the fabric and are a great way to hold embellishments in place. Cover up the prongs on the reverse side with paper or other items.

4. You can glue or stitch ribbons and other fabric items right to the burlap.

"Santa's Journey Burlap Book" mini scrapbook album by Lisa Moore for Canvas Corp & 7Gypsies, as seen on the Creating Keepsakes editors blog

You can also apply many of these great techniques to canvas and other fabrics.

Win a Collection of Mixed Media Goodies

We are excited to send one lucky person a box of goodies from Canvas Corp and 7gypsies including one of these great burlap books. To enter, leave a comment here letting us know if you are ready to give burlap a try in an upcoming project. Comments must be received by Monday, October 1, at 9:00 am (MT).

Scrapbooking giveaway from Canvas Corp and 7gypsies


Congratulations to our winner!

Linda Trimble says: Burlap is such a fantastic medium. Buy a bunch of yards, you will difinitely use it on something!

Linda, watch for an email in your inbox with instructions on how to redeem your prize.


We hope that you are inspired to mix a little media and give burlap a try!

Christine MeierCanvas Corp and 7gypsies

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119 Responses to 4 Tips for Scrapbooking with Burlap Mini Albums

  1. Barbie says:

    Wow That looks like so much fun, I can’t wait to try burlap.

  2. Barb Wiggins says:

    Oh that looks like a fun process. I love vintage and nothing could be more vintage than burlap. I have got to try that technique!! Thanks for sharing. I might never have known it existed…

  3. Lisa Mauch says:

    Wow this looks like a fun thing to start working with…always love to try out new products and this looks to be the next big thing. Thanks for sharing it so we can all try it out.

  4. Donna Davis says:

    Great tips, this encourages me to try making this project and the giveaway would certainly get me going. Thanks Canvas Corp for sharing this on your Facebook page.

  5. Stephanie Harris says:

    I love working with burlap! I use it on my LO’s all the time, adds a nice neutral dimension. Would love to try out the mini! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  6. Kate says:

    Yes! I’m ready and excited to start scrapbooking with burlap! Thanks so much for this chance to win an amazing prize!

  7. tammy g says:

    I would love to win as I’ve not worked with burlap before. So love the look of the little book.

  8. Lydia Madara says:

    Oh my goodness!! I would love to do this Santa scrapbook. I have not yet worked with burlap but this inspires me to do so!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win supplies!!

  9. Michelle M says:

    I love the look of the burlap book and adding 7 gypsies = perfection. Would love to play with that kit! xx M

  10. sharon gullikson says:

    I am SO ready to give it a try. I love the earthy look of burlap!

  11. This looks like soo much fun! The kit looks great, i have lots of trouble finding burlap around here!

  12. the burlap books look so cool – I’d love to give it a try

  13. Carla Hundley says:

    I received some burlap bags and now I can create
    something with them! Thanks for the ideas.
    Carla from Utah

  14. Svetlana V says:

    I love this album! I have a lot of burlaps but I can’t imagine I can do an album!
    Svetlana xx

  15. kathy/NorthCarolina says:

    Oh my goodness! I love that burlap book. I purchased several pieces of burlap earlier this year, and have been pondering how to use them in my creations. So far, I’ve only made flowers with it…and while they are very, very cool, it’s great to see this idea. Gonna get my burlap out and play with it this afternoon!

  16. Kirsten says:

    It would be out of my comfort zone, but that’s a good thing, right?

  17. Melinda Wilson says:

    Awesome tips!

  18. Jeanne Kelly says:

    This is SO cool – I have some burlap at home…just need to get the paper!!!!

  19. LinhC says:

    I would love to work with burlap. It is the perfect material for Fall decor!

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