Birthdays and Double Pocket Bags

I dont know what happens at your house but as soon as my girls go back to school (alongwith all those million school notes) we seem to be inundated with birthday party invitations! This is the case this weekend. Yesterday afternoon in the 38C heat we got in the hotter car and went off to the shops to get two birthday presents. Now this would have certainly caused a massive headache if I hadnt had one already!

Caitlyn said the girls wanted stuff from Smiggle which I ventured into earlier in the day (child free) and realised that I didnt know what to get these girls for the money I wanted to spend. In hindsight I should have just got them a gift card each and been done with it but no … obviously I wasnt wearing my thinking hat!

We went to Starfish and told Caitie to just pick something for the girls here and due to the way I was feeling it didnt really matter if she went a little over budget. It only took her 15 minutes to choose! So one girlfriend is getting a butterfly necklace and the other some butterfly earrings.

Double Pocket Bags
Double Pocket Bags

I had intended to make some of Keesh’s rectangle gift boxes but the little boxes these pieces of jewellry came in would need some ‘padding’ so I opted for some little bags that Derek showed us at Regional Training last September. You can find the tutorial here .

pocketbagandcardArent these little bags just so cute?? and they are made using just one sheet of 12×12 patterned paper. They will fit in the little 4×4 cards I love to make and you could probably fit 2 in each pocket so 4 in total or 2 cards and 2 envelopes.

They will fit the little gift box the jewellry is in perfectly on one side and the card on the other.

The card has been done in purple tones and I’ve used the Happy Birthday from ‘Cheery Chat’ and the Priceless stamp set. You really cant go wrong with pripetalsnshapespocketbagncardceless for girls of all ages! And who doesnt love purple??

Our other birthday girl likes blue so I went with bright and funky!

The patterned paper is from the Petals and Paisley Designer Series Papers.

The card is done using the Sweet Shapes stamp set and the friend sentiment is from the Level 1 Hostess set For a Friend.

The first party is a sleep over tonight and it will be Caitie’s first sleepover so we will see how that goes! Maybe I should send some chocolates for the mum or maybe a room with padded walls! Then after being picked up tomorrow morning its home and get ready for the pool party at lunch time!  I am really dreading the state Caitlyn will be in come Sunday night and I have warned her it might be the last time she has two parties in one weekend! Thankfully I have a demonstration on Sunday afternoon so I wont be home till dinner time and hopefully hubby will still be calm, cool and collected. Originally I said she could go to just one party but the intelligent hubby said ‘no let her go to both’ so if its bad sunday night we all know who to blame!! I might go home with one of the ladies at the demonstration instead!! lol

Have a great saturday and please try and stay cool and safe if youre anywhere in Australia. We have horrid temperatures forecast for this weekend with high winds and that means high fire danger too. So keep us in mind and say a prayer for all us Aussies.


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I am Leonie and live in Campbelltown in Sydney's South West.
I love to create with stamps, ink & paper! I do hope you like what I create and love your comments.
I also enjoy (and run on) Coffee! I also collect Charlie Bears

Stampin' Up! has been a huge part of my life since 2006 and such a big blessing to me and my family!!

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(5) Comments

  1. When I get some time, I will definitely make one of these!

  2. Hi Leonie, these cards are gorgeous, I love these bags too, they are so easy to make.
    hugs xox

  3. beautiful leonie! i don’t know, who doesn’t like purple!!! 😉

    ~ cheers

  4. You’re so funny! Love the bags they look terrific! Stay cool today!
    Steph X

  5. How gorgeous Leonie. I’m sure the girls loved them. I’m heading to that tutorial now. TFS

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