Howdy friends! The best thing about having crafty friends in sharing ideas. When my friends Tracey and Cindy started making cute decorated bags with crafty bits and bobs stuck in here and there I was intrigued and I asked them to tell me what they were up to. They said they were called loaded bags and loaded envelopes and today I will try my hand at making one!
Watch the video to see how and then try it yourself with your supplies! These are great fun to give to crafty palls because they can recycle them on scrapbook layouts, art journals or cards!
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- Peg Stamp Sets: Autumn Elegance, Itty Bitty Pumpkin’ Patch, Dancing Dragonflies, Spookytown, Muscari and Hyacinth Border
- Memento inks
- Sponge Blender
Other Supplies: (These are what I used but this project is great for raiding your stash and using up leftovers! That’s why many of the things I used are retired-they are old:)
- Pattern paper & Buttons: AC Moore
- Banner/Gothic Arch Dies: Spellbinders (retired)
- Creepy Cuttlebug Die & Embossing folder combo
- Glassine flat bags
- Gusseted paper bags
- Zip Dry Glue
- Spiderweb doily (retired-stampin up)
- Double sided tape
- Foam squares
1. Fold up the bottom of a paper lunch bag to make a pocket and tape, staple or glue the edges to secure.
2. To make the gatefold insert take any die you like and center on a piece of cardstock. Mark the inner walls of the die and fold in the paper wings (made sure the blades of the die won’t cut the folds) then die cut the folded paper for a shaped gate fold card.
3. Fill and decorate the bag as desired! Slip into a flat glassene bag or envelope to deliver.
Have fun with this project and make it your own. Happy crafting!