Oh, I love a pretty shopping bag. I’m not fussed about designer labels or brand names, but I love a bag that looks aesthetically pleasing, no matter what’s inside.
I also remember a time when I was younger, when it was ‘cool’ to have funky designer bags just hanging around your room or house. You know, to kind of ‘show off’ the places you shopped at. Not being a mad fan of shopping for clothing and that sort of thing, my bags were always boutiquey types. Paper bags with gorgeous handles, or the kind that had a label dangling from the straps. Chunky brown paper bags were always the ones that drew me.
For my international friends, here in the UK, we mostly get given plastic carrier bags in shops. Whether it’s food shopping or clothing. Pretty much always a carrier bag. Although, because I live in Wales, we have to pay 5p for each carrier bag we use, so the whole recycling ethos has got to us here. Just.
Anyway, when I was coming up with my original thoughts, I wanted to make a box to hold cards, but as ever, as I’m playing around with prototypes, what I originally planned melded itself into the bag you see here now. It will still hold cards, and still looks gorgeous, but I kind of think that the gift is that bag as much as anything!
So, I have done a video, it’s a Monday after all (video day – whoop whoop!) and I would love you to Clickety Click here and have a look!
Measurements though –
Cardstock – 11.75 x 8.25
Score along the length at 4 3/4, 5 3/4, 10 1/2, 11 1/2
Score on the short side at 1 and 7 1/2
Cardstock – 29.7 x 21
Score along the long side at 12.1, 14.2, 26.2, 28.3
Score along the short side at 2.5, 19
And the products I’ve used and showcased –
Cardstock – Old Olive and Night of Navy
Ink – Old Olive and Night of Navy
Designer Series Paper – Etcetera
Stamps – Shop Around Jumbo Wheel
Ribbon – Trim and Denim Jean Ribbon
Other products used – Stampin’ Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Snail, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Tombow Multipurpose Glue
So, I’d love to hear what you think, and what you’d put inside!
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