30.4.12

Bag Shaped Card and Template

Bag Shaped Card
Bag Shaped Card
Shaped cards are so fascinating.The cards I make are usually gifted to special ladies in our lives and all ladies do love bags! So made this purse shaped/bag shaped card using the cardboard cover of this book in yet another recycling craft.
Recycling Craft

How to make a Bag shaped card [Without a template!]

Card templates are so popular and I love them too but nowadays I am too lazy to work with templates since it takes so much more time to print / trace etc.You can also skip the print trace routine by using whatever is available at home like I did----
I made this bag shaped card by using a plate on a folded A 4 card! Just outline part of the plate circumference, add a handle shape and cut out!
But for my blogger pals who love templates here is the bag shaped card template.
Bag Shaped Card template
I inserted a fancy fold on the inside of the card which helps the folds of the bag swing apart and can even hold a little gift. You can see the clasp made with glitter foam and punched flowers in this photo.Dont know what made me use yellow to mar the beauty of an otherwise beautiful card!Here is the link to the fancy fold insert tutorial
Bag Shaped Card
Here is the closeup of the punchcraft daisy flower and the link to Punchcraft Flower Tutorial
Punchcraft Flower 
On the back of the card I used a stencil to make a floral design and added some punched butterflies. My little daughter was quite critical that I colored the leaves black[In her dictionary leaves should be green always]!
Bag Shaped Card
I played with photo-editing and added a sparkle to the rhinestone flower on the clasp of the bag!

Bag Shaped Card
Hope you enjoyed this simple creation.Need to hear your opinions as this was somewhat "not my style" and received lots of criticism from my 5 year old assistant --especially for the black leaves !

78 comments:

  1. WOW!!! Fantastic card!I just love it.Can't believe it's recycled project.This time I am not agree with your cute assistance.Sorry dear;)

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  2. Very creative! I love how it actually opens up!! :)

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  3. Great bag you've done! Is magnificent inside and outside.Congratulations!:)

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  4. Fantastic purse cards Sonia..Thanks for the template..Loz

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  5. Fantastic shaped card Sonia .lovely and beautiful.

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  6. Very cute!
    I loved the design!

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  7. OMG...is what comes to my mind when I see your creations....and same was in this case too.But I guess I should have reserved that because You say you are lazy and You made a template for us ...Omg How cool is that!Love the bag and the recycling bit too.Love the stencil and your colouring is awesome.I scrolled back to see if it wasreally colored.You are a genius Doc to add that sparkle to an alreadlysparkling creation.Kindly accept my humble bow.

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    1. Snehal I colored the stencil image using Reynolds Artoons sketch pens [they are my daughters!]-- they are amazing that even me who usually does messy coloring could do a passable job!

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  8. Wow... very innovative n its soo cute...

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  9. oh wow !!lovely bag !thanks for the template !!loving the clasp you added !!

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    1. Thank You Romina I was thrilled myself with the clasp!

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  10. Five year old's love lots of pink and sparkle...Bless her! I think it's fabulous, and you are an inspiration to make so many projects from recycled products x

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    1. You are right Sasha my little girl likes everything pink and purple!

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  11. this is very nice, love the idea of recycling, you are sooo creative!!!
    Paula

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    1. Thank You Paula I was excited myself to use up the gorgeous paper

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  12. its fantabolour card doc. you rocks ..........its confirm you are magician of paper crafting.
    megha
    http://meghanuj01.blogspot.in/

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  13. Oh wow this is simply amazing!!! i love this bag and that stenciling you have done on the back is so beautiful!!! love all that fancy fold!!and thank you for your generosity in sharing the template with us!!

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  14. very creative shape n love the inner part with folds !!

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  15. Love the card shaped bag!! Well I just love using the natural colours but this time my mom criticizes me for using the same colours again and again!! But I just love the combo of black an red!! Will surely try it out!!

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  16. it is so amazing to see how you recycle stuff when i first saw the bag i could have never imagined it is made using old notebook cover!!!
    n i jumped with joy to see your stenciled image coz i have the same one n i used it yesterday to make a card .. lols

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    1. Ha Ha Thank You Ayesha--dropped by and saw your card-- its a beauty ! And yes it is so fun to use up stuff we have lying around !

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  17. wow awesome as usual...

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  18. Especially like the way it opens. I like the reuse of composition book for the pattern. I would have made the flowers a different color than black & made the leaves green.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  19. What a lovely bag shaped card of recycled cardboard and great idea to make a pattern of your own.

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  20. Your right we do love our bags!!! This one included! Your so creative I love how your bag turned out :)
    ~Kim

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  21. oh my gosh the inside is really cool, mustve been hard to make all those funky folds! great project, your girl will love it (even if the flowers are black!)

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  22. This is so beautiful! You always make the most amazing, gorgeous creations. :)

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  23. I love it and I pinned it. You are so creative

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  24. Beautiful handbag and I love your fancy folded insert, it's really terrific! Great recycling!!!

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  25. This is so gorgeous, Sonia!! I love how you recycled the notebook to make such a beautiful purse!! Just absolutely stunning, as always!! I love it :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  26. This amazing! I love the recycled notebook! I hope you link this project up to Fantabulous Cricut - Save the Earth Crawl this week! :) I love the colors & the flowers!!
    Melissa
    FCCB DT
    scrappymacdesigns.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank You Melissa but since I dont own a cricut it wouldnt be eligible!

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  27. WOW! how beautiful and you always amaze me with all your fabulous creations and I love how you always recycle!!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  28. i love how the bag opens up with a pocket inside!

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  29. woooooooooow..amazing recycling Sonia...Thank u for ths clever idea...love the black ,white, nd red combo nd the flowers ...

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  30. This is so cute I love it. great job on the tutorial. I always love coming to visit you I never know what I will see, but I know it will always be amazing. TFS
    DIANA L.

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  31. What a lovely handbag :) you can even put something inside :) Great work Dr Sonia !!

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  32. This is wonderful Sonia and so cleverly recycled. Ah, when your assistant gets older, she will no doubt grow to love the 'little black bag!' Right now, along with a zillion other blessed 5 year olds - I reckon she is genetically programmed to want it in 'Barbie' pink!

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    1. How right you are ! I loved that "genetically programmed" bit!!

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  33. Your ideas are great,indeed!Thanks for sharring!
    Terrific bags!

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  34. Awesome card sonia :-) love the way it opens.. V well recycled.. :-) Thanks for that template.. :-)

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  35. Very innovative!!! thanks for sharing,loved it....

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  36. Very innovative!!!loved it,thanks for sharing...btw how is u r hand,is it completely healed....

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    1. Thank You Bindu-- my hand is functioning absolutely well but it looks like a witches hand all wrinkly and scaly in areas!

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    2. WOW!!!! this is simply Awesome Sonia:)

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  37. this is just amazinggggggggggg

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  38. Your purse is just so awesome and what a keepsake too! Loved the pocket inside too!

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  39. Another amazing creation.Thankyou for the tutorials. Congratulations on your bird house win and DT spot. Very well deserved. Hugs Mrs A.

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  40. always brilliant designs Sonia!! love your pretty purse!
    hugs

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  41. Such a unique card and the inside was a real surprise. Wow! Funny about your daughter. I guess we all have our own dictionary. LOL Love the 'diamond' sparkle you achieved on the clasp. :-)
    Hope you got my emails yesterday about the sponges and cloud tutorial.

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  42. beautiful card dear..yet again amazing recycling..i like the folds inside the card too..

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  43. This is a smart idea for mother's day..well done dear Sonia :)

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  44. I love how you refurbished the composition book. Fabulous pattern for a purse...great thinking!
    :O)
    Jessica S
    p.s. awesome suggestion about leaving the challenge open longer...I am fine with that and changed the wording on my blog! n Thanks Blend!!!

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  45. Sonia as always your recycled project is fabulous. Love how you made the folds inside and the colors are wonderful. The flower on the front is fabulous.
    Cindy Lou

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  46. Sonia, my friend, what an awesome project!!! And how wonderful you found a way to alter a composition book cover!!! Very unique and clever!

    I wanted to stop by, say hello, and to thank you for visiting with me.

    I've pre-browsed your blog and I love your blog and your projects I've seen so far!

    Now that I'm following you, I won't make myself a stranger; and I do hope you'll drop in on me again too!

    Hugs to you!

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  47. This is so cute! I love that you made it with a recycled notebook cover! It works perfectly! :)
    Amy
    redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

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  48. This is really beautiful and gorgeous project Dr. Sonia... Thanks so much for sharing your artworks with us

    rainbowcraftykari.blogspot.in

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  49. very cute Sonia. I saw some recently in a store and was planning to try my hand on that as this will serve even a nice bag to give return gifts on special occasions.

    I tried my hands on greeting card recently (after 21 years!) but with simple available things I got from the local store. will be posting it soon.Inspired by you :)

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    1. That is awesome Mira-- I love to see cards --post soon!

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  50. Well.. I had to scroll just about a 100 times to come to the comments box.. thats shows you exactly how much you are loved and adored - Sonia :))
    I love this concept.. what a brilliant recycled project and thanks for the template

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    1. Jaya so kind of you to say so!

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  51. Well, as a former teacher, I have seen hundreds of composition books, but I would never have thought of using the covers for a charming bag like this. So clever :)

    Jani
    papercompulsions.blogspot.com

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  52. Wow! Love that you recycled that composition book and I really love how you have that inside pocket! You are so creative! :)

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  53. Oh My that is FABulous Sonia, you never cease to amaze me!! Ive never seen and inside like that quite cool to fill with some goodies! thanks for that clever idea.

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  54. Fantastic project and tutorial Sonia. I saw this on MIM...Faye

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  55. Very clever, love the black leaves... saw you on MIM

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  56. Cute Cute Cute! Super fantastic. To be honest, I don't like purses (Yes! inspite of being a girl, I don't like purses) but this ones super cute. I wonder how you think so creative.

    And Soniaji, Thank You for being my first follower; It gave me an adrenaline boost to just see that... Thanks Thanks Thanks... Many Thanks.... I am just not wordy enough now!
    Keep posting ya!!! (inspires non-artist like me)
    XOXOXO

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  57. Sonia, I noticed you entry in Make it Monday and had to come take a closer peek. Your projects are always so much fun and I love stopping by. I love the idea of using the cover for the outside of your purse, I have a few of these and this is a great ides on how to use them.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

    PS. Hope you will add it our new Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent, it is absolutely perfect for our challenge.
    http://doodleartifacts.blogspot.com/

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  58. Love it lots Sonia .Beautiful, clever design and lovely fold inside to hold gift. Thanks for sharing another of you fabulous creations on Make it Monday .

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  59. Hi Sonia

    Gorgeous bag card!! You are always so resourceful and inspiring.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

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  60. How cool is that? I really like what you did. You can never go wrong with a purse :) I saw your purse on MIM and I entered a purse as well. I'm #140.

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  61. What a gorgeous and clever project, Dr. Sonia. I saw it first on Make It Monday and had to come over to get a better look.
    Blessings,
    Teresa

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  62. Saw this on MIM. What a great shaped card!

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  63. Thank you so much for sharing most appreciated.

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  64. What a wonderful idea!! Thank you for including the template. I just love the fancy folding on the inside!

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