Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Gift Car/Tag Pouches - A Nice Way To Use Old Book Pages

Hello, Crafty Makers
Yesterday, I shared a gift card/tag pouch that I created using old book pages.  I mentioned that I deviated a little from the tutorial by using text weight stationery paper as backing.  After I completed that project, I thought I would try using some kraft packing paper as backing for my pages and it worked pretty well.  I have tons of this packing paper and I want to use it creatively.  I used to make flowers with it and I plan to revisit that technique in the coming weeks.
I am hoping that creating these small packets will help me improve my ability to create focal clusters.  I want to work on adding five or more elements to a cluster.  For this one, however, I felt that a small grouping would work better.
These pouches are great stash reducers.  In this case, I used scrap lace and papers.  Even the white die cut is a scrap piece.  I need to work on my stitching, though!
The most time-consuming part of this process is creating your focal group.  Probably the best strategy is to create a bunch at one time and then when you want to give a gift card or money, you can create an appropriate pouch.  I think I might do a wedding themed pouch.  How fun would that be?



  1. Such a beautiful project - great job as always!!!

  2. Chana: this monochromatic version of the book page pouch is fabulous! So shabby chic vintage! Great technique idea for mixed media!

  3. Gorgeous projects and fantastic idea on using the pages, hugs. Lori m


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