Cards in a bag will keep the kids busy during the school holidays. You might even want to join them so you can make some for personal use.
When making cards with children, birthday cards are your best bet because they are always invited to parties.
A few ideas for the cards would be sports, flowers, candles, cake and stars. Keep it simple so that they can be used for any themed or gender-based party.
I also love using flower hairclips on cards because it’s an instant embellishment that has a use. Isn’t it a fantastic idea?
Here’s a simple bag that you can make using an A4 sheet of Basic White cardstock. Stamp the paper first before following the next steps:
- Position the paper on it’s vertical side, find the center, measure and score 1/2 inch from the center, one on top and one at the bottom. This will form the base of the bag.
- Measure and score 1 inch on the 2 opposite sides on the vertical side of the paper.
- Go back to the center line and trim the center line on opposite sides but only until it meets the vertical score line to form a flap on each side.
- Fold all the score lines, tuck in the flaps and attach with multipurpose glue.
- Measure and cut a strip of card stock for a bag handle. Attach with multipurpose glue or brads.
I added a scalloped edge to my bag so if you wish to do the same, do this step after stamping and before scoring.
Here’s a list of materials used:
- Basic White Card Stock
- Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
- Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad
- Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad
- Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
- Embellished Events
- Lovely Frames
- Cycle Celebration
I hope that you enjoyed this school holiday inspiration and that you’ll give cards in a bag a go.
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Would you like to make this in class? Let me know so we can organise one for you. Bring along your friends too so you can share the experience.