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Saturday, 6 August 2016

Jem's August Blog Hop - When is a bag not a bag?

When it's a card . . . . . . 

I've made quite a few of these handbag cards since Amanda Bates at the Craft Spa put the instructions on her blog. It's so easy to make but so effective. You can find the instructions here.

This was an extra special one I made for my eldest daughters 21st birthday. She loves her handbags so I knew straight away that I'd be making one of these cards for her. I used the bag card to give her a gift of a necklace she wanted & it was the ideal size inside.

I've had a bit of a Thinlets & Framelits frenzy with this bag but if you can't throw everything at a card for such a special birthday when can you?

I've use a few of the thinlets from the Sunshine Wishes set and also the Large Numbers Framelits.

I also love the Labeler Alphabet stamp set & it was ideal for personalising the bag card.

My daughter absolutely loved her card & I really enjoyed making it.

Thanks for taking the time to join us on our Blog Hop today and I hope you are enjoying all the inspiration. Next of your journey is the lovely Julie who I know will have a fab project for you.

Happy Crafting.


  1. Absolutely fabulous Sharon. I have seen these bags before, but not seen them embellished on the inside as you've done, to make this extra-special card. I am sure this will be treasured forever - it's fantastic, great project!

  2. a fantastic idea... love the papers & the embellishments :) xXx
    My Blog Angie's Craft Hideaway

  3. Brilliant Bag/card You have given mean idea now, I think I will be in my craft room for the rest of the day xx

  4. Fantastic card/bag love it x

  5. Lovely card! I love the personalisation to make it an extra special keepsake xx

  6. What a great use of the project Sharon... truly a keepsake... Fabulous!

  7. Ooo lovely bag, I need to have a go at this!

  8. Oooo I need to try this one. Gorgeous! Lxx

  9. Awesome card! I'm sure she loved it :-) xx

  10. Special project for a special occasion ! And thank you for organising us yet again X

  11. I've seen a lot recently with black and melon mambo, but it works so well here with a paler pink too - love this! Thanks for sharing.

    Sarah L