House Mouse Challenge No. 57 ~ Double Pocket Bag



HAPPY HOUSE MOUSE MONDAY (with Cheese from Wisconsin!)   😀

Our challenge this week is to do a Double-Pocket Bag  ~ and just what is a Double-Pocket Bag you might ask?!     (I did)    Well, it’s a small  (tiny, actually) bag with two pockets!    A tutorial can be found at SCS here.     It’s actually pretty amazing that you can make this bag from a single piece of DP.  

This week’s challenge  is from Janneke.  I’m sad to tell you that Janneke has decided to step down from the House Mouse Design Team ~  She’s one of the original House Mouse(keteers!)      We will ALL miss her on the team, but will definitely be visiting her awesome blog often!   



For my DPB I used Bo Bunny St. Nick SleighIt’s double-sided paper, one side was used for the bag and the other side was used for the larger/background tag.  I decided to add some lace trim, using the Martha Stewart doily lace edge punch.   And, since I do not have a horizontal slot punch, as called for in the supply list for this project, I used four large eyelets to anchor the handles for the bag.  

The main image is from the clear Christmas House Mouse & Friends stamp set.   I masked the image so I could use a dark red ink for the To & From …  in Crimson Red Versifine ink.   The image is stamped in Memento black ink and colored with  … yep, you guessed it, Copics!  

The actual tag shape is cut with the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Scalloped Tag  dies …  they’re one of my favorite sets that I use quite a bit during the holidays for packages.  

Be sure to check out all the amazing Double Pocket Bags by HM Design Team over at the House Mouse Challenge blog.  We’re very excited to be welcoming THREE new Design Team members on board today – hope you have a few minutes to take a peak at their projects:     ChristineCurt  &  Lisa!



Copics Used:   R00, 20, 22, 30, 59, 89; E07, 11, 70, 71, 74; Y21; YR20



  1. This is so well done and so cute!! I love the colors and your Copic colored mouse! 🙂

  2. Your bag turned out darling! The tag is SUPER cute with the lil HM. Great job!!!

    PS.. I have something on my blog for you. 🙂

  3. I love the papers you chose, they’re beautiful. Great job on the “to:/from:” tag … I love it. Your bag is lovely! Good luck on the challenge. Keep on stampin’ on!

  4. Thank you Mary for your kind words ;0)
    I will stalk your blog to …

    Your bag is soooo beautiful, love your coloring, as always so pretty!

    Hug from Janneke 😀

  5. Gorgeous! Love the rich colors!

  6. Oh Mary, this is truly stunning. Loving it all. xo Jackie

  7. The lace on the top of the bag is so cool! What a wonderful idea; so creative of you! The tag on the front makes this even easier to give as a gift! Great job on this and the paper colors are so gorgeous too! Best, Curt

  8. OOOOh, I LOVE your dbl pkt BAG with that fab DP to go with your gorgeous coloring!!! 🙂 Wonderful work GF!!!

  9. Perfect gift bag ! The image is very cute and the papers and fancy edge are gorgeous ! 🙂

    Lols x x x

  10. Love this project!! Your coloring is absolutely fabulous and the mouse is just so adorably perfect!!! Fantastic!!

  11. Hi Mary – hope all is well in your world now and things have settled down for you.
    Awesome creation – and such fabulous papers (one thing I miss here in Germany – access to great papers) Love the tag and that beautifully coloured adorable image.
    hugs Heather xx

  12. Oh La La!!! this is just amazing… you never seem to amaze me with you talent and creativity.. thanks so much for sharing

  13. Mary this is just so darn cute, cute, cute! Thanks for sharing.

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