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Thursday, 17 February 2011

Forever Friends Envelope Bag


I made this gift bag to contain the tin I made Paul for Valentine's Day as well as some Face Masks for men so I can pamper him when we go away for a hotel break soon. It is made from a large envelope which has been re-folded to give it a base like a shop bought gift bag.

I have decorated it using a Forever Friends clear sticker on some Nestabilities mats. The papers are from the Love Letters pad from Trimcraft. I have added some faux stitching around the edges with some little kisses - you've got to have kisses for Valentines day :)

The little puffy hearts are from Paperchase and the punched border and hearts are courtesy of Martha Stewart. The sentiment is digi from Doodle Pantry and I tied the bag with an organza ribbon which has been threaded through punched holes courtesy of my Cropadile.

Paul is a keen amateur photographer and has just been invited to take part in a photo shoot with a real life model and everything. There is only a small number of people invited so it is a real achievement for him. I am so very proud of him as when he takes up a hobby he spends a lot of time learning and researching and he has taken some lovely photos. He has a very good eye for depth of field and has taken some amazing portraits. Only trouble is the shoot is on his Mom's birthday and he's yet to break the news to her........

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-

57 comments:

paulssandy said...

How cute is this! And it matches all those challenges, wow. I will have to check some of them out (wink) Thanks for the list. and thank you for joining us this week at Digital Tuesday Challenge.

Anne Temple said...

What a cute idea and a great Valentine's present for your hubby. Thanks for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon.

Crafty_Fairie said...

Great idea thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge this week.

Kerry x

Delphine said...

This is so cute, Mandy! Lovely image and wonderful choice of colours! Thanks for joining us again at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Mandy said...

Hi Mandy,

Love your packaging idea with the envelope, very cute indeed!

Hope all goes well with hubby's photo shoot, I bet he is thrilled about it. I am sure his mum will understand what a great opportunity this is for him.

Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create for our latest challenge.

take care,
Mandy (who is also married to a Paul!!)

CraftyGirl said...

This is darling! The image is sweet and I like the way you stitched around it! Congrats you your husband on his achievement! Thanks for taking on our Love challenge at Frosted Designs!
Barb :)

Good Kardma by Jules said...

What a cute bag! Creative idea and I like all the hearts. Thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude!

Wendi said...

Very creative love that heart border and the faux stitches finish it off nicely
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

LouDotMac said...

What a gorgeous creation - genius. And super cute - who doesn't love Forever Friends!!

Thanks for joining us over at Lexi's Creations this fortnight in our 'Bears' challenge - good luck.

Lou Mac. xo

Marianne said...

Such a handy envelope bag!
Great idea! Love the hearts, the border and the sweet forever friends image!
Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirl challenge!
Marianne

Regan said...

What a darling gift bag! I'm sure you husband loved it! Fabulous choice of punches! Thanks for playing along @ SSD! :)

Cassie said...

So cute. I really like the colors you used. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Frosted Designs.

Ann Whitfield said...

This is really lovely Mandy, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Claudia´s kleine Bastelwelt said...

Wow, a wonderful bag, great colors and nice image.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Stamp Friends.
Nice greetings Claudia

Julie said...

So cute and a perfect Valentines bag. Thanks for joining us at SSD
Hugs,
Julie

rosalien said...

Super, this image is so cute. Love the Valentine bag. Thanks for joining Creative Cowgirls.

Hugs, Rosalien

ruth said...

What a cute bag! I love all the heart detail...especially the border at the bottom.

Thanks for taking the challenge this week at Frosted Designs!

Dana said...

So cute Mandy!! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
Hugs~
Dana

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Mandy, this is so cute and love the punched details.

Donna x

Dawn said...

Love your project! Thanks for sharing it with us at Digi's with Attitude! Good luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

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Sara said...

Awww, this is absolutley adorable! Thanks for playing along with SSD and DDSB!

leslierahye said...

Congrats to Paul! The "bag" is adorable! Great job!
Thank you for sharing!!!

Barbara said...

What an original and adorable Valentine project. Thanks for joining us for our "HEARTS" challenge at the Creative Cowgirls. We hope you will return in two weeks for our next challenge. XX

Congrats to Paul!

Ren-Yi said...

What a cute bag for the hubster! Love your little puffy & shiny hearts. Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Play Challenge!

nicoleqmullen said...

Such a clever and cute project! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is such a cute bag! I love your image and I love that heart punch you have used! The little red ribbon box at the top of the bag really makes the piece as well. Thanks for playing along with us at The Crafty Pad ‘Hearts’ challenge this week. Hope to see you again on Sunday for a new challenge, & wishing you good luck in the random draw for the Creative Craft World goodies up for grabs :) The Navy Wife

Vicky said...

Cute bag! :)x

KarenB said...

So cute, and such a great idea :)

ona_i_ja said...

wow, your bag is adorable!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week and good luck!

Hugs
Agnieszka

Jolara said...

Beautifull ! Thanks for joining the pixies this week ! Joyce xo

aqualeiga said...

A sweet little bag for some goodies.....do hope your OH was pleased with it!

Ali x

Paddington fan said...

Aw, this is so cute - what a fab idea!!Thank you for your very kind comment on my Valentines box, in answer to your question about Mod Podge it does make it quite a bit stronger - like varnish. The other thing I like about it is that you an get glossy, matt or glittery finishes too. I only used 1 coat but it made quite a difference! Love Jacky x

Julie said...

Great bag and definitely cute!! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges, Juliexx

ladyjanet_56 said...

I love this project it's so lovely thanks for joining in at OSCC, Janet

kaylou said...

gorgeous card, thanks for joining our cute and cuddly challenge@CES.
Hugs Kaylou xx

craftybunny said...

Such a lovely project with some great details.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion and Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Nina said...

Wow, a great giftbag with a wonderful motiv ♥

Thanks for joining Creative Stamp Friends :)
Nina.

Deirdre said...

Aaaah, so sweet.

Thank you for joining us on Paperplay this week.♥

craftykitten said...

What a super idea, I hope he liked it. Thanks for joining in our Someone Special challenge at Ooh La La this time. Good luck.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This is super clever Mandy and you have done an amazing job of using all your supplies so well!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at WHOOPSI DAISY and STAMPIT CRAZY challenges. Hugs:)

iReneM said...

A great gift bag, Mandy and just the job to put that lovely sweetie tin in.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

x

corinne said...

what a nice card !!!! thank you for joining us on craftyourpassion'challenge blog.
Good luck !

Ann said...

Mandy this is a delightful gift bag!! And kudos to your DH for the upcoming photoshoot!!! Thanks for playing along at the Nook this week!

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love the design. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

wendipooh13 said...

ohhh how cute!! Adorable project. thanks soo much for playing along with the Dollies!!!!

Janet said...

What a lovely gift bag. Some men do get spoilt! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.

Janet xx

Lisa Jane said...

what a brilliant idea - so cute
Thanks for joining us at Sarah hurley this week
Lisa ;)

WeirdCat said...

That's a cute envelope, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

Cat said...

What an adorable gift bag! How creative you are! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week!

Jen said...

Lovely idea for a gift bag. Nice border too. Thank you for joining in with Crafty Ann's challenge this week.
Jen x

Jennie said...

Great gift bag, Thank you for joining in at The Artistic Stamper challenge :)

Sarah Hurley said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges!

Sarah x

Kleeblatt said...

Wonderful card.
Thanks for playing by the Creative Cowgirls.

Hugs Monika

Vanja said...

This is wonderful! The image is so cute!
Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)
Hugs
Vanja

Lisa said...

How cool! Lovely idea, hope he liked it. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man.

Scrapamum said...

Such a great idea!!!
Thanks for playing along with the Design Dollies!
Andrea