Friday, June 22, 2012

Paper Bag Card

Today I would like to share with you all a card that I made for a dear friend and work collegue.  The inspiration for the card came from the current issue of Magnolia Ink No 3 and a fabulous tutorial by Camilla.  I had to alter the measurements as the only paper bag I could find was slightly larger 30cm x 16cm.  After folding the bag in half I attached my layers of cream cardstock and patterned paper to the front back and inside before adding the finishing touches. For the pattern paper I chose Websters  "Spring Market Collection" which I had in my own stash and have been waiting to use.

     Front of Card

 I used  "Flower Pot Tilda" and "Barbed Wire Fence" and coloured them with copics and all the edges have been distressed and inked.

  Inside of Card

When you fold the bag in half and stick all the layers on I love how there is a small pocket created on the inside perfect for the addition of little tags or messages.  As the card was to be signed by other work collegues to create an area to sign I inserted two pieces of cream cardstock to which I added the heart tag Doohickey "So Wrapped" with pearls and ribbon to create a pull out tab.

Overall I am very happy how the card turned out.  I have also found a little challenge to enter into:

Paper - Cream Cardstock, Websters Spring Market Collection
Magnolia Doohickey - So Wrapped
Stamps - Magnolia Flower Pot Tilda, Barbed Wire Fence, Sentiment - Stampin up
Flowers - Kaiser and own stash
Pearls - Kaiser
Lace and Ribbon from own stash

Thanks for dropping in, have a wonderful day and happy crafting.



  1. Fabulous creation Karen, perfect for our Garden Blooms challenge. Great use of all those dies too! Tracy xx

  2. Hi Karen, this is gorgeous. I did see something similar some where but can't remember. You did a fab job. Thanks for commenting on my card too. Hey, have joined as a new follower/member.. luv Annie (Newcastle..)

  3. beautiful card love how you decorated the inside as well thanks so much for joining us at simply magnolia this week
    hugs sara x x