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.
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