Saturday, 19 March 2016

When is a Bag not a Bag...?

So ...moving on from Easter Treats.... 

To one of the projects I made for my Quarterly All Day Event last Saturday.... This event is really special to me... not only do I get to share crafty time with a great group of ladies... whose oohs and aahs are SO appreciated as they spy projects I have been making over the last 3 months around the room.... always makes me laugh!!
But I also get to make projects other than cards for a change! And you know what they say... a change is as good as a rest!  Certainly helps me to re-charge my mojo!!
One of the papers we used was the fabulous It's My Party stack...such a wonderful array of colourways and patterns for all occasions...but also such great value for money... 

So when is a bag not a bag... when it is a mini-book of course!! This is a project we first made years ago... we did a small one from a 6" square of paper in class - and then Debbie came back to the next class with a full re-sized one from a 12x12 piece of paper ... with lots of photos decorating it... still love these Debbie! Thanks yet again.... 
Just a few photos to be added to complete the look! Or leave as it is and fill full of treats... or even a gift card
And have to say the free Sale A Bration Party Pants stamp set was particularly amazing in making this is a simple stamping project.... 

And I have to draw your attention to the paper clip bows.... dressed up with a colouring of pink Sharpie pen and a scrap of Melon Mambo underneath (I just used the bow as a template to draw round, cut out that rough shape with scissors and then trimmed as necessary!)

Edited to Add... as I have been getting lots of lovely comments today from around the globe.... watch this space for a tutorial... now coming soon!! In the meantime here is a link to a previous posting of a mini book bag...which gives you the idea of the bag as a mini book with photos in it! Though note that ... the linked version is a different shape!!


8 comments:

  1. Love this Amanda, do we get a tutorial or is there one that I have missed? k x

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    1. LOL and thanks Karen... I have put it on the Tutorials To Do List!!!

      Though I will have a quick search on the blog first...it could already be on here (though I don't think there will be a tutorial!!)

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  2. Thank you so much for going to do a tutorial, will check out the link you also gave,.wonderful creation, thanks so much!

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  3. I can hardly wait for the tutorial. I want to make this so much. I love yours. Love the papers you used. Great job! Edwina Brown

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    1. Thank you so much Edwina... Tutorial should be up tomorrow!

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  4. This is super cool Amanda and was wishing I had your tutorial today - Sunday afternoons are great crafty times - but I will be keeping an eye on your blog for the tute to come :) Thanks for the inspiration!!

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    1. Thanks Krs! Never had so much pressure from so many people to get a tutorial published!! You will have something great to create next Sunday afternoon hey!

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