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!!


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

    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 could already be on here (though I don't think there will be a tutorial!!)

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

  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

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

  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!!

    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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