Thursday, March 27, 2008

Double Pocket Bag

I'm working on a challenge of sorts for my stamp club and wanted to have a few door prizes for the winners. This is the first - a double pocket bag. It's empty right now, but I'm sure I'll find something to put in it as well.

This is the first time I had tried one. I followed the tutorial from SCS, and it came together really quickly. I made just a few minor changes to mine though. After scoring the first side at 1" and 11", I folded the DSP so I would have an inch border at the top with the other side of the paper instead of folding it inside. I figured since we have double-sided paper, I might as well use it to the fullest extent! I also punched the holes for my ribbon before adhering the two sides of the bag to each other. I thought it would be easier to punch that way.

I chose to just add a chipboard tag to mine instead of adding other stamped images to the front. Since I don't know the recipient yet, I thought this would allow them to use it for a variety of occasions. The chipboard was a plain rectangle from the On Board Accents set. I covered it with Whisper White ink and then added a small strip of Bashful Blue cardstock and a piece of the Pumpkin Pie polka-dot pattern from Summer Picnic. The u, from Jumbo Outline Alpha, was stamped in Pumpkin Pie, and then the 4, from Short Order Numbers, was added in Bashful Blue. I punched a hole at the top with my Crop-a-dile and added a white eyelet. I threaded the ribbon through the eyelet before attaching it to the bag (the ribbon is threaded through each hole and then adhered to itself with sticky strip).

I really love how this turned out, and I'm sure I'll be making more (if you've visited my blog much, you know how much I like making bags and boxes of all kinds!). This would make such a cute presentation of a gift card - put a card in one pocket and a gift card or some other small treat in the other. I also think I'll have to order more of the Summer Picnic DSP before the end of May - I love that stuff!

Recipe:
Stamps: Jumbo Outline Alpha, Short Order Numbers
Cardtock: Bashful Blue
DSP: Summer Picnic
Ink: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue
Accessories: On Board Accents Chipboard, White Eyelet, Pumpkin Pie Striped Ribbon
Tools: Crop-a-dile, Slot Punch

3 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

this bag is adorable, love the handles and the paper you used.

Ann said...

Such a fun little bag! I love the striped ribbon and the chipboard tag!

Anonymous said...

What an adorable bag! I'm always up for a challenge - any room left in your stamp club?