Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bag cards

Welcome once again - thank you for visiting, and thank you so much for all your warm wishes regarding my health.  Thankfully I am very much on the mend after a few hiccups, and loads of vitamin C and Olive Leaf extract!

The other day I was challenged to make cards for a couple of young girls - not once but twice, as two of the customers I make cards for send cards to these girls.  Thus I chose a different shape so they would look totally different. 



The knitting bag pattern I used is a freebie from 
Creative Mind Of Sylvie's blog - thank you Sylvie for your generosity.


I reduced the original pattern as these needed to be posted, and varied them by using different papers to cover them, although I used the labels 20 die and the same sentiment stamp on both.  The papers were from a packet I bought some years ago from a chain store.

To further add individuality to the cards I used different elements to decorate the inside.



The butterfly was stamped on orange card and embossed using blue embossing powder, and a blue rhinestone added to the body.


The embellishment on this one was made by stamping a wee stamp (from the retired Layers Of Color set, Architectural Blocks) onto pre-punched squares, and then tea bag folded them into a kite shape. A technique that Michelle has used a lot recently inspired me to try this.

I finished the card with a magnet on the inside of the tag and the outside of the bag, and a coloured rhinestone on the outside of the tag.  The inside was finished with a white liner to be written on.

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26 comments:

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Looks very cool! I am glad to hear that you are feeling better!
Hugs
Gunn

Sylvie said...

Wow Maxine, Your bags look fantastic! I bet those little girls love them. I am delighted that you found my template useful for this.
Big Hugs - Sylvie xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

What a beautiful bag card. Love all the detail. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at LCI Challenge blog.
Diane xx

Gaynor said...

These are beautiful, I love the colours, really lovely, thanks for joining our Anything goes challenge at Anything Goes, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

Sassy Cheryl said...

These are FABULOUS and I love that you showed the inside too. They're going to LOVE them.
So glad you joined the Sassy DTeam in the anything goes challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. Good luck in the drawing.

Jacki Randolph said...

Fab design for a birthday card!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create!

~Michelle~ said...

oh wow, Maxine...your purses are amazing!! and your tea bag folding looks great to me!! You had the perfect stamp for it too!
They are so fun to do...different ink...totally different look!
Thanks for sharing your link with me! BIG HUGS from my side of the world to yours! :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is such a fun design, and I bet the girls love these and keep them tucked away for a long time! Glad you are on the mend!!! Blessings!

Carolyn King said...

perfect cards for girls---so fun! Glad you are feeling better too!

Dawn said...

what a great idea Maxine, These are both super sweet.

Becky said...

I love these!! What a great idea.

Cheryl said...

oh this is just so beautiful,love the colours on this,bless you for playing at anything goes,this week hugs Cherylxxxxx

Bridget Larsen said...

Awesome bags, I am sure they loved it. Glad you are back to your old self now

marsha said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better my friend! Your bag cards are just awesome! I'm going to have a go at this - how creative and fun!
Hugs,
Marsha

Crafty and Green said...

Just Great! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!! Please Come back and Join us again soon!!

Many Blessings,
Tina

Cathy Lee said...

These are so sweet, Maxine. I love the purse cards, they are so much fun to create. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge this week.
Hugz,
Cathy Lee

Pat said...

How absolutely adorable "handbags"...Thanks so much for joining us for this week's fun challenge at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

Alicia said...

What a great idea! So different and original. I bet the girls love them.
Alicia xx

Kary said...

What wonderful cards for the girls!! I love the shape of the bag, and how you decorated them. It's such a fabulous idea. Take care, Maxine! {hugs}

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards, love your shape and pretty colours, thanks for joining us at craft your passion, hugs, Sarah x

Ann English said...

terrific project! Love all the details!
So glad you joined us at Sassy Cheryl's this week!

Lisa M said...

Wonderful purses you've created here. The teabag fold and the embossing and the details on the fronts and the magnet...brilliant!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips and don't forget our new Caught Our Eye winner post!
Hugs to you,
Lisa xx

Jennie said...

Lovely design on these and such a fab shape!!

Flutterby Trina said...

beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at TTT with our spotty dotty theme! hope to see you again soon! Good Luck xx

Amy said...

What cute little cards, and a lovely twist by having them as 'bags'...plus I love the butterfly!

Shannah said...

These are adorable! And I'm so glad to hear you are on the mend! Sending you my warmest wishes for continued good health! Hugs, Shannah xox