Hi, everyone! Today I'm sharing a treat bag that I made from a recycled cat calendar page. I so enjoy making these! They are great to give to crafty friends and can hold crafty treats like stamps, dies, stickers, or flat embellishments. I save all of my old calendars and enjoy finding new ways to recycle the beautiful pages. This treat bag measures 9" tall x 5.75" wide. If you would like to see some previous projects I made from recycled calendar pages, click here, here, and here.
When recycling thinner calendar pages like this one, I back them with patterned paper (see photo below) to add strength. I learned this the hard way! After adhering the patterned paper, I scored and folded the calendar page and assembled it into a flat-style bag. Next I used pinking shears to create a decorative top. To decorate the bag itself, I used several dies: lace border (Cheery Lynn Sienna Double Edge Border), flower (InLoveArts Flower Leaf Combo), and butterfly (unknown, received from friend). I added a self-made sentiment (Microsoft Word) and finished by adhering three gems on the butterfly's body.
Here's a photo of the inside of the gift bag (the hands belong to Brian):
My colour combo was inspired by Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge #171 Spin the Butterfly Wheel with S for Spanner Card. I didn't make a spanner card, but I was inspired to use three of the suggested colours (Sky Blue, Salmon, and Sand), and of course, a butterfly!
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Dies R Us 198 Summer (Cheery Lynn dies can be found here)
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The Outlawz Saturday Paper a la Mode Every Summer has a Story - The story here is about an indoor cat who dreams to be outdoors with the flowers and butterflies. This cat reminds me of our girl Snowie (RIP), an indoor cat who was formerly an outdoor cat, who would dash outside any chance she got.
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Thank you for looking at my treat bag! Wishing you a wonderful day!