“Mini” Bags

Hi everyone…. it’s been a while, but I am still here,  still alive and kicking after a week of being poorly :-)

A couple of weeks ago I moved a tall bookcase into the shed to give me more storage space, as I was rapidly running out of it!… so whilst I was moving stuff around, I came across a drawer full of the $1 chipboard mini albums from Micheals in all different shapes and sizes.

After 2 weeks of pondering what I could make with them I came up with the idea of turning them into gift bags…

This is my 2nd DT project for the month of June for Wild Orchid Crafts ……

Oh how I love the colour of these strawberry wild roses… they are on special offer at the moment

The paper collection I used is Nantucket by Pink Paislee..

Wild Orchid Crafts Products Used :-

  • HP-00020 PEARL HEAD PINS IN A WHEEL (40 PINS)
  • LA-00030 GUIPURE WHITE LACE
  • PM-00114  50 MEDIUM 2-TONE STRAWBERRY RED MULBERRY PAPER WILD ROSES 30mm
  • WD-00001 100 WHITE PEARL SPRAY
  • WD-00027 2 METRE FLAT BACK WHITE PEARL STRING – 4mm
  • EM-00002 100 LARGE SILVER HOLOGRAM BUTTERFLY EMBELLISHMENTS
  • SP-000032 100 SELF ADHESIVE RHINESTONES – PINK
  • BUD-107 50 BABY PINK MULBERRY PAPER SEMI-OPEN ROSES – 8mm
  • LL-00004 100 PINK SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS

other supplies used for the handbag bag:-

  • Pink Paislee Nantucket Paper Line
  • Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • Docrafts Artiste Blanc Acrylic Paint
  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Doily Lace Punch by Martha Stewart
  • Hot Glue Gun, Scortape, Red Line Tape & Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Tattered Angels Pearl Glimmer Mist

I then decided to make another one, this one was in the shape of an apple, so I thought I would make a teacher’s end of school thank you type gift bag…

Wild Orchid Crafts Products used :-

  • PM-00032 50 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM STEM FLOWERS
  • PM-00134 50 MIXED PASTEL COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER CHERRY BLOSSOM STEM FLOWERS
  • LL-00024 50 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY ROSE LEAVES

other supplies used :-

  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Cardstock (for the handle and the inside frame of the bag)
  • Hot glue Gun & Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
  • American Crafts Patterned Paper
  • Scenic Route Chipboard Alphas
  • Folkart Apple Barrel Brown Acrylic Paint
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher & Staples

I cut the cardstock into 3 x 1cm strips and pleated it to give the handle depth.. then glued more of the gorgeous cherry blossom flowers to the handle…

Finally the third bag that I made this afternoon, there is a full tutorial video for this one over on Youtube :-) just click here

Wild Orchid Crafts products Used :-

  • LA-00030 GUIPURE WHITE LACE
  • LL-00033 100 DARK BROWN SKELETON LEAVES FOR CRAFTS
  • SP-00029 100 SELF ADHESIVE RHINESTONES – TAUPE
  • WD-00026 2 METRE FLAT BACK IVORY PEARL STRING – 4mm
  • BUD-064 50 YELLOW MULBERRY PAPER CLOSED ROSE BUDS – 6mm
  • FM-00292 50 MIXED 2-TONE MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 25mm
  • PM-00024 25 MIXED COLOUR MULBERRY PAPER SMALL CURLY WILD ROSES
  • WD-00001 100 WHITE PEARL SPRAY
  • FM-00013 50 CREAM MULBERRY PAPER OPEN ROSES – 15mm

other products used :-

  • Melissa Frances 5th Avenue 6 x 6 Patterned Paper Pack
  • Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
  • Docrafts Artiste Storm Cloud Acrylic Paint
  • Stampin Up Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Hot Glue, Red Line Tape, Scortape and Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
  • Lindys Stamp Gang Van Dyke Sepia Moonshaddow Mist
  • Spectrum Noir Brown Alcohol Ink Pen

Hope you all had a great weekend and thanks for popping round :-)

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7 thoughts on ““Mini” Bags

  1. How cute these are. Getting all kinds of idea’s on what i could do with my own projects. Thanks for sharing.

  2. They are all fabulous, but that last one with the fringe and bling goes perfect with the vintage dresses! Glad you are feeling better, Sarah! I was out with a bad throat for almost a month!

  3. OH I Love these Sara!!! What a cool idea.I can just see some little girl swinging that around too…or giving that apple one to a teacher with something in it as a teacher gift. You are so talanted.

  4. some great projects! and a clever idea for using those chipboard pieces. Good to hear that you are feeling better!

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