Hello new Pebbles friends. Heather Leopard here today with my first project as a new Pebbles Design Team gal. I’m super excited to show you a quick gift I made to give to my girls. We love our beach vacations and I thought it would be fun to give my girls a little care package to document all our summer activities.
The creative aspect of this care package includes the gift bag and mini album / journal. These are relatively easy to make if you have a die cut machine or template you can follow. The Fun in the Sun collection is perfect for this project.
To get started, I knew I needed to begin with the beach bags. The bags needed to be able to hold the album and other little goodies so I made it fairly large, measuring at 6″ x 8″. Choosing a design that allowed for a 2 tone pattern gave it added interest. Then it was time for the really fun part – decorating!
Each bag includes buttons where the straps attach to the bag, a fun sentiment and a coordinating embellishment or two. You could also hang a tag off one of the straps but I am letting my girls decide which ones they want. Of course, I designed these with my girls’ style and colors in mind so we’ll see how it goes.
I designed the mini albums to be 4″ x 6″ to easily fit into the 6″ x 8″ beach gift bags. To create these, simply cut a 8″ x 6″ cover and several inside sheets measuring 3.5″ x 5.5″. I used 5 sheets for the inside to make 10 pages. Center the inside sheets so that there is an 1/4″ border.
Then I stitched it together in the center. Once the mini album is together, it’s time to decorate again! I added a tone on tone background to cover the album and then I used the fun sentiments from the 3″ x 4″ cards pattern paper, framed it out and then added a dimensional sticker.
I can’t wait to give these to my girls. We’re taking a road trip soon so I may even print out a few photos from the summer and put a little craft kit together to keep them busy on our way to the beach.
Fun in the Sun Summer Days (732850)
Fun in the Sun Popsicle (732859)
Fun in the Sun 6×6 Paper Pad (732862)
Fun in the Sun Shaped Cards / Popsicles (732832)
Fun in the Sun Puffy Phrase Stickers (732833)
Fun in the Sun Layered Stickers (732836)
Bazzill Cardstock (309026)
American Crafts Cardstock Primaries