Monday, April 13, 2020

Paper Bag Pocket of Encouragement



Hello Friends! I'm up on the Sweet n Sassy blog today sharing this Paper Bag Pocket of Encouragement. It's stuffed full of Bible verses, hymns, and inspirational sayings to cheer and encourage.

Here's how I created my pocket
(Maybe you'll see a pink and white polka-dot / denim version later this year!!) 

  1. Start with a lunch sack
  2. Fold the top down and glue in place
  3. Punch or die cut a partial circle in the center of the bottom flap
  4. Use decorative scissors along the top of the bottom flap
  5. Fold bottom flap up
  6. Cut designer paper to decorate your panels

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I hope you're inspired to make your own little paper bag pocket of encouragement!! 
If you use Sweet n Sassy stamps, be sure to share on our VIP Facebook page!

This post linked to:
Inspirational Challenge - Spring
Dies R Us - Anything Goes (Spellbinders/Sizzix dies)
Time Out Challenge - Inspirational Quote (garden and library)
Little Red Wagon Challenge - Mix Em' Up  
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
Mix It Up Challenge - Anything Goes + fancy fold
Simon Says Monday Challenge - E is for (encouragement)

10 comments:

JanR said...

Gorgeous! I have never seen one of these before....it's absolutely delightful! All the stamping looks fantastic too. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon again.

Conniecrafter said...

I so love this idea, such great encouragement cards inside, love all the little bees on them and the cute flowers!

Henriƫtte said...

Great idea Esther, it looks gorgeous.
Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

Glittered Paws said...

Oh I am totally loving your pocket cards - I keep procrastinating!!! But this one so far is my favorite. This card would be a gift in itself. I am always looking for unique little gifties to send to my chemo buddies. So instead of baking cookies today maybe I should make a pocket card.

Joyce said...

Wow, what a fabulous gift, and how appropriate for these troubling times. I love all the positivity in your beautiful bag. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

gracescraps@gmail.com said...

This is so beautiful and encouragement is needed so very much right now. I just know it will bring a lot of joy to the recipient. ~ Blessings, Tracey

Marina said...

Love how bright and cute it is. Thanks for joining in at Inkspirational Challenges.

Catie Cuddles said...

Beautiful project.
Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Gerrina said...

What a great idea! (And so much work...) Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

Irena Stefanova said...

Crafting is a great way to 'lose yourself' for a while during these distressing times, the project you've made is beautiful. That're such a pretty images, coloured beautifully. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at Mix It Up.
Irena DT