Friday, 22 May 2015

I Think You're Great gift bag and card

I’m typing this at night, trying to ignore the irritated flapping of a moth trapped inside the lampshade. As somebody wiser than me once said, if they like the light so much, why don’t they come out in the day?

But we can’t always see what’s good for us - which is probably why it took me a good two years to learn to like Calypso Coral. And now, here it is, adorning a card alongside Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon. 

I confess that I didn’t make the card you see below.  My involvement was limited to fetching items from the cupboard for Kelly to use. I did decorate the bag, though. I even used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the pattern on the tag!

The bag was an idea I picked up at Stampin’ Up!® training day last weekend. It was Shetland demonstrator Rhoda MacPherson who provided the inspiration; she suggested carrying business information inside a card in a bag similar to this so you can hand it to anybody you happen to strike up a conversation with, as soon as you manage to steer the conversation around to crafting, that is. 

I need to practise this more so, to challenge myself, this evening I made eight cards to go into eight bags, which I hope to hand out over the next few weeks. Wish me luck!

These polka dot bags are retired and sold out now so I was using them up, but there are plain ones in the new catalogue and, even more excitingly, some translucent bags with white polka dots. They’re on the list for 2nd June when the full catalogue goes live!


  1. What a great idea...good luck with handing them out.


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