Tuesday, June 17, 2008


It's time for another project that recycles a SHOPPING BAG.
This one is a folder made of two envelopes in which my son and daughter will keep their correspondence while at Camp.

1. The 2 envelopes can be traced with a template if you can't have access to a die-cutting machine at your local store ( I made mine at Archiver's )

Make sure you score a hole in each envelope for the ribbon and add any embellishments on the cover BEFORE gluing the envelopes:

The dimension are: 4 1/2 x 6 1/3 inches.I cut blank pieces of cardstock ( 4 x 5 1/2 )to act as postcards.

2.Glue the lip of each envelope so as to make a folder:

The idea behind the "blank postcards" is that my son can illustrate them as he wishes or/and if he writes home regularly I'll make him a mini book using his words and pictures.( Hope he gets the message here!)

3.I added a "potty" man and wrote my son's name and address on the back of it.I traced it using the MAYA ROAD one as a template and used the piece of heavy cardstock that is usually at the bottom of the shopping bag.

Hope you find this project as fun as I did,I'm planning on making another one for a GRADUATION and I'm thinking it would work great for an invitation as well.
Let me know what you think, I look forward to your feedback!


Anonymous said...

How exciting to find your blog! I always love the things you post on Simple Scrapbooks!

This project is so creative... I'm not so good with ideas for mini albums, etc. so I'll have to borrow some of your ideas!

Amanda x

Belinda Venables said...

What a fabulous idea! You're the ideas queen! ;)


BUSIR said...

C'est" super" !Excellente idee .!+ les petits bonshommes avec leur adresse .J'adore !Y.S

Anonymous said...

I left praise at SS but having seen how you make them WOW Alexandra these are incredible girl! Love them!

Anonymous said...

je me souviens que pendant la guerre (j'etais enfant )je faisais un porte monnaie avec l'emballage du sucre en morceaux !Je ne sais plus comment?Ce souvenir m'est revenu en faisant ton" folder" !!Y.S

Séverine said...

Ton projet est étonnant!
Je ne suis pas sûre d'avoir tout compris du premier coup mais je trouve ça trop génial!

mlledidi said...

Oh, très sympa ca ;) Ca m'inspire pour un truc :)