Thursday, September 24, 2015

Bag in a Box and Quick Christmas Cards by Jodie Mason

Welcome back for my final post of the month. Now I know that Christmas is still a few months away, but with handmade gifts it's never too early to get a start.

Bag in a box

This is a design that has been doing the rounds of many paper crafting groups lately, and I just had to give it a shot. With my kids school fete coming up I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try some Christmas designs. As the name suggests these start off as a box, but then have all of the great qualities of a bag. I gathered a selection of Christmas style Memory Maze chipboards and covered them in a coat of white gesso.

Gesso covered chipboard pieces

 This Santa piece was coloured with Copic markers and then glued to the outside of the bag.

This buckle was coloured with a black copic marker and then had crystal stickles added over the top.

Here is the finished 'Bag in a box'.

Front View

Top view
Memory Maze supplies used:
Quick Christmas Cards

The bag in a box above is perfect to hold a few quick 4" cards. Using some of the left over chipboard pieces from above I put together these quick cards.

Memory Maze supplies used:

Christmas Bells


And when you put them all together you have a nice little handmade gift for someone.

Thanks for visiting

Memory Maze Design Team 2015


  1. I totally love this!! You have inspired me to try and give this style a go.. :) it looks like fun..

  2. Love them Jodie great ideas :)