November is filled with birthdays in my family and circle of friends…my brother, sister, daughter, husband, and 3 friends all have November birthdays. I’ve been making lots of birthday cards! My husband’s birthday was earlier this week and my daughter requested a card for her to give him. I used the Designer Tin of Cards kit to make this alternative card using the contents in the kit.
This is a well traveled card as it made the trip to Atlanta (so my daughter could sign it) then back home again to be hand delivered with it’s matching gift bag. Here’s a little secret…I love to recycle and dress up gift bags I receive. (I’ve been doing this for years and I especially love to change it up and regift it back to the person that gave it to me and see if they notice. LOL) Everyone received a goodie bag at World Card Making Day with our make and take projects. It was a plain kraft bag and I knew immediately this bag was going to have several lives! (Thank you Brian & Pam!) I love this quick & simple way to dress up a bag.
I took a 2 inch strip of Designer Series Paper and cut it to the width of the bag. I layered it with some coordinating cardstock and just adhered the ends to the bag with Fast Fuse. This leaves the center open to slide in your card. Quick & easy! I believe this bag idea came from Stamping School years ago. I have learned so much from its creator, Linda Heller. I was so excited to meet her in Atlanta and just had to have my picture taken with this amazing woman (hoping some of her talent would rub off on me)! She was one of the many awesome presenters at WCMD.
Check back tomorrow to see more alternative card ideas using the Designer Tin of Cards as well as photos from my recent class. Don’t forget several stamp sets are on sale this month for 25% off! WooHoo! Click HERE to Shop & Save.
Have a wonderful day!
P.S. The bag has already been recycled again! It was given away today to a customer who ordered the Stitched with Cheer Project kits. Three of them fit perfectly in the bag and I made a simple thank you card to slide in the front. (Wish I took a picture before I gave it away.)