Thursday, 24 September 2015

Bag in a Box and Quick Christmas Cards for Memory Maze

 Welcome back for my final post of the month for Memory Maze. Now I know that Christmas is still a few months away, but with handmade gifts it's never too early to get a start.
Bag in a box
This is a design that has been doing the rounds of many paper crafting groups lately, and I just had to give it a shot. With my kids school fete coming up I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try some Christmas designs. As the name suggests these start off as a box, but then have all of the great qualities of a bag. If you search 'bag in a box' on you tube there are plenty with instructions there. I gathered a selection of Christmas style Memory Maze chipboards and covered them in a coat of white gesso.

Gesso covered chipboard pieces

 This Santa piece was coloured with Copic markers and then glued to the outside of the bag. I used E00, RV02, R27 and 100.

This buckle was coloured with a black (100) copic marker and then had crystal stickles added over the top.

Here is the finished 'Bag in a box'.

Front View

Top view
Memory Maze supplies used:

Buckle Oval Medium
Quick Christmas Cards

The bag in a box above is perfect to hold a few quick 4" cards. Using some of the left over chipboard pieces from above I put together these quick cards.

The bauble was coloured with copic marker RV02 and had Neon Flamingo stickles added to the top. Tis the season was coloured with marker G05 with Crystal stickles added.
The bells were painted in gold acrylic paint, with copic markers R27 and G07 used for the ribbons. Some chunky gold glitter was also added.
This Santa was coloured in the same way as before only I added some flocking powder to his outfit.
Memory Maze supplies used:

Christmas Bells
Tis the Season

And when you put them all together you have a nice little handmade gift for someone.

I hope that this has inspired you to try and create some of your own gifts in the future.
Until next time,
Happy Crafting.

1 comment:

  1. This is an awesome idea Jodie!!! I'm sure they will do well at the upcoming school fete.. :)