Sunday, November 7, 2010
art every day month #7: scrappy bags
For once (and probably the only time) this month I'm posting before noon! This is because my 4 year old blasted me out of bed at 5:45. That was bad enough, but not as bad as when I realized it was in fact 4:45. And wouldn't you know it, she went back to bed and slept until 8:30, leaving me holding the early morning bag. Which gave me the idea of making bags. So I did not grouse for long. Made a cup of coffee, got out the new paper cutter and my tape gun, and fashioned a bunch of gift bags and tags from the remnants of my rolls of handmade paper. They were a steal - I found them in the gift wrap section of World Market for $2.99 each. The paper is just thick enough to give the bag a fun pillowy shape, but not too thick to fold and seal. Perfect for paper crafts. (This is also the paper I used for the happy little feet stepstool.)
As usual, I made more than I can use for myself, so if you'd like to drop a comment here, I'll draw two names on Wednesday for a mini handmade bag stuffed with tags! The minis measure about 3.5" by 5". The tags are 2.25" square folded, just slightly smaller than the groovy doodle cards, and are blank inside. I won't seal the bag, so you can reuse it as a gift bag yourself. You could also use it for a journal pocket, a bulletin board pocket, or a library book pocket.
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