Monday, October 24, 2011

Crafty Secrets Design Team Gift Bag/Envelope Challenge

This month we were challenged to make an envelope gift bag! It is an awesome way to use up recycled envelopes and make very inexpensive gift bags. I made mine for the guys in my life to hold sports tickets. I chose a baseball theme and used the 2011 Crafty Secret Clear Stamp set called Play Ball. The ink was a super easy choice for me. I used Ranger Distress Inks in Barn Red and Faded Jeans.

To make the bag I followed this tutorial. It was super easy. The hardest part for me was getting my big hands to be coordinated with the folding of the bottom. It took me a bit of patience, but the outcome is so worth it!

I also want to show you a hybrid card I made using the Creating with Vintage Patterns Crafty Secret CD that I am so fond of. For this card I designed the background in Photoshop and printed it out on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of card stock. I then added the stamped title using the 2011 Clear Stamps entitled Grand Greetings. Finally I added one dimensional embellishment. Easy and I can print the JPEG background again if I want to create a similar card.

Be sure to check out all of the other design team members' inspiring projects! I know I will be.

Crafty Secrets Design Team

Vicki Chrisman Team Leader
Pam Hooten
Heidi Blankenship
Linda Duke
Michele Kovack
Amy Teets
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Fauve van Maanen
Julie Campbell
Gini Cagle
Jan Hennings
Tammy Roberts
Victoria Warren Mears (You are here!)
Viola Mahr

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<3 Victoria


Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Victoria, I like the way you stamped the baseball bag in red & blue, perfect for a guy gift!

I also love seeing what you create digitally and your hybryd with the CD - like the fabulous layout I spotted on your last post with you & your dad.

Thanks for playing

Pam said...

LOVE, the baseball theme, so cute!

JoanneO said...

Great guy gift bag! Love the red, white and blue, too.

*Fauve* said...

Pretty,love the boy colors and look!

Vicki C said...

Great projects Victoria!

Linda D said...

Great Project Victoria! Love the baseball theme.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Great baseball theme projects. Too cute..

Michelle H. said...

Beautiful bag love the sports theme!!
Love your card so pretty!!

This Art That Heals said...

Very cute!!